Back In The Swing Of Things

I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to getting “back in the swing of things” after a vacation! 🙂

Let’s look at my day…

WORKOUT- 6am

I woke up bright and early to get a good workout in. But before rushing to the gym I ate a few quick bites of plain yogurt to kick-start my metabolism and give me a bit of extra energy. I attended a Spinning Class at Equinox that definitely kept me motivated! I have found that classes work best for me at this time of the day… for sure!

BREAKFAST- 7:30am

When I got home I decided to whip up an old favorite… a Sweet Breakfast Scramble. I love these! Check out the ingredients…

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I know… I know… they look like they would taste awful together, but I assure you that they don’t. Here is the recipe I used:

SWEET BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE

Ingredients for scramble:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (I use Spice Islands gluten-free pure vanilla)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil

Ingredients for topping: (Optional!) 

  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:

Melt the coconut oil in a small skillet on medium heat. Blend the eggs, banana, vanilla, and cinnamon in a blender (I used my Nutribullet… it rocks!). Pour the batter in the skillet with the coconut oil and stir continuously until the eggs are no longer runny. Transfer to a serving bowl and add your favorite toppings.

Here are a few pics from my cooking experience…

Blending!

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Scrambling!

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Eating!

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YUM!!! This is definitely my favorite way to eat eggs!

SNACK- 9:30am

I also have some GREAT news to share with you… I am an official owner of a juicer now! Check out this beauty…

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I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had a chance to blog about it but juicing has become quite the norm lately. I like to squeeze in a big glass of fresh juice as often as I can. If you have never juiced your own fruit and veggies before the process is very easy (and actually a lot of fun), but the clean-up can be a bit of a pain at times! If only I had a dishwasher!

Anyways… today I used 2 cucumbers, 4 celery stalks, 4 carrots, and 1 apple. It was super refreshing!

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And certainly worth the mess! 😉

LUNCH- 12:00pm

I had to do a bit of grocery shopping in between clients today so I decided to grab lunch while I was at Whole Foods. I’m a huge fan of their salad and hot bar. Today I went with a mix of garbanzo beans sautéed in garlic, some roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed zucchini and squash, steamed kale, a few cherry tomatoes, and some brown rice.

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I also grabbed some 100% Raw Coconut Water. This is my favorite and I fully believe the only coconut water that tastes better is straight from the coconut…

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I also like to believe I am a good judge after all the fresh coconut juice I indulged in while in Thailand. Remember?

Past Blog: Trying To Be Healthy In Thailand

For dessert I had this amazing brownie! Holy Cow! My client, Mark, brought this to our session today for me to try…

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Now let me get this straight… I don’t normally allow brownies at my training sessions but this isn’t any ordinary brownie.  Take a look at the ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole walnuts
  • 2 ½ cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw cacao
  • 1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt

Check out the full recipe here— > mynewroots.org  

CAUTION: These brownies are seriously tasty! Just because they are full of healthy ingredients doesn’t mean you should eat the whole pan (or even half the pan) in one sitting! Trust me… it will be tempting! At the end of the day it is still “calories in, calories out”… bummer! 😉

DINNER- 7:00pm

I was busy with clients all afternoon and by the time I got home I was a bit spent! I made things easy by heating up some Amy’s Low Sodium Lentil Soup and adding a big scoop of nutritional yeast to it…

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For more info on nutritional yeast, check out one of my past blogs: Rediscovering My Love For Nutritional Yeast

Afterwards, I also snacked on an apple with almond butter…

Apple almond butter

That’s all for now guys! Enjoy your weekend!!! 🙂

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