So, I haven’t posted here in months…sorry about that. I do plan on keeping up with this, especially the recipes section. I’ve been working hard on a new routine and working towards training for my first half marathon. I’ve been developing a new nutrition plan for myself, as well as a new routine which mixes hypertrophy training with half marathon training. I also moved.
Needless to say, I have been EXHAUSTED. Now that I’m back in the swing of things, I’ll be posting here more often! Having just turned 28 this month, I look forward to what MY new year has in store for me.
Don’t kill me…but since I’ve moved, I’ve had a lot less time to prepare breakfast in the morning before work. I’ve had to switch my normal breakfast of eggs and chicken sausage to a whey supplement shake and a piece of my Coconut Flour Banana Bread. No complaints though! This shake is delicious! This shake is also amazing post-workout, or just anytime you need to get a little extra protein in and want something sweet!
1/4 cup frozen berries of your choice (I like the blackberry, blueberry, raspberry mix I get at Costco!)
1 tbsp Chocolate PB2
1 serving (or more depending on your protein needs) of protein powder of your choice. (I am currently using Vitacost’s Whey Protein Complex in Chocolate. It’s more natural than other brands and doesn’t use artificial sweeteners or colors! The taste is awesome, too!)
1 tsp arrowroot powder
Place all ingredients in personal sized mini blender and blend until desire thickness. I like mine really thick and creamy. It takes about 2 minutes to get it to that thickness!
Okay, first off, let me rant about how RUDE some people can be in the grocery store. It’s unreal…ugh!
Anyway, my best girlfriend, Jessica, and I love making (and eating!) snacks. Tonight, we decided to make a batch of crispy cinnamon apple chips.
These apple chips are so easy to make (even without a dehydrator!), and they make your entire kitchen smell incredible!
Whew! That’s a mouthful to say (and also to eat!). Tonight, I went to my good friend, Tara’s, pole fitness bachelorette party, and it was such an awesome workout. I was totally in the need for these little guys after! (Side thought: Any ladies who haven’t tried a pole fitness class, it is definitely an experience! I was super nervous and ended up having a blast! It was an exhilarating and empowering experience). Anyways, back to these muffins! I was pretty hungry after and I also needed a snack for work, so I quickly whipped up a batch of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins. (more…)
Last night, I had an insatiable craving for bison (I know…weird, right?!?). So what’s a girl to do but make delicious, lettuce wrapped bison burgers?! This meal is sure to please any hungry carnivore!
If you haven’t tried bison or buffalo meat, you are missing out! Bison (grass-fed) is a great alternative to beef when you are looking for a lean, flavorful burger. Grass-fed bison is loaded with high quality omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. Grass-fed bison is also lower in fat and higher in protein than traditionally grain fed bison and ground beef! This lean, nutrient dense meat has an incredibly rich flavor that you will love! (more…)