Nutty for coconuts

12 May

Here we are at yet another Monday. This Monday is particularly special for me because it marks my last full school-day Monday of my year. YAHOOO!!! I am so anxious to get to this week over with and then it will be smooth sailing. Finals will be next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday…but I’ve got it all under control. 😀 I actually don’t mind finals week because they are super short school days and I’m out before noon.

Speaking of noon, that is the time today that I had my 3rd acupuncture appointment. It is going really well! I have gotten past the initial nervousness and uneasy feelings from the needles and now I just go in, my doc puts the needles in, and I get to take a nap! I have been researching all the benefits of acupuncture and it really is amazing! I love the whole natural holistic approach that it has. And I’ve got to admit..I feel better. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be the cure for my constant sickness and allergy problems!!

Here’s a look at my artistic breakfast from this morning:


The overnight mixture was my regular mix of 1/2 cup oats, 3 tbsp of almond milk, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 mashed banana, lots of cinnamon. Then I topped it with an assortment of blueberries, banana slices, shredded coconut, and Mighty Maple. SOOOO GOOD!

Since I had that appointment at noon, I got to come home for lunch and whip up something real quick:

Sandwich time!


AND my first JamFrakas bar, thanks to Meg! This was so cute and delicious. I would definitely buy these again…or anything Larabar for that matter. 😉


After school I had planned on doing Jillian’s 30 Day Shred but I was darn tired…so I listened to my body and I took a nap!

When I woke up, I figured it was time for some snackage:

an orangie:


A blueberry muffin that my mom made:


A glass of FRS:


And for dinner tonight, I wanted to roast one of my favorite veggies ever…

…Brussel Sprouts!


With some chicken that my mom grilled:


I really wanted to make sure I saved room for a very special dessert that I bought today…



You have no idea how excited I was when I found this stuff. Being the ice cream fanatic that I am, I knew I had to try this stuff.

It is vegan and organic…and contains a good dose of healthy coconut fat.



Pure. Bliss. Enough said.

I’ve always said, there is no better way to end the day than with ice cream. 🙂

Now, since I didn’t get any exercise in this afternoon, I’m going to go for a walk with my doggie and my mom. Have a great night everybody!

Question: What is your favorite healthy dessert?


18 Responses to “Nutty for coconuts”

  1. jenngirl May 12, 2009 at 12:44 am #

    Yay for your last Monday!! And I love that you saved room for that delicious looking (and healthy!) dessert..Mmmm 🙂

    Hope you had a nice walk! This is the best time of year for early evening strolls.

    My favorite healthy dessert has got to be chocolate vitatops or even just some fruit 🙂

  2. runsarah May 12, 2009 at 1:35 am #

    Glad your acu appointment went well. My favourite dessert…hmm…fresh fruit I think combined with fro yo!

  3. gina (fitnessista) May 12, 2009 at 2:06 am #

    mmm i love coconut ice cream! i’ve never tried the store bought kind though
    my favorite healthy dessert is dark chocolate 😀
    have a great night!

  4. Bec May 12, 2009 at 2:31 am #

    glad to hear the acupuncture is going well!

  5. dailydulcie May 12, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    hahah I totally agree with your quote.

    “There’s no better way to end the day than with ice cream.”

    We are total ice cream gals. Gotta love it 🙂

  6. Megan May 12, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    i looooooooooooove coconut bliss! and by love i mean WORSHIP!

    i really need to try brussel sprouts. everyone seems to love them! they just look so weird haha, i wouldnt know what to do with them! yours look yummy though.

  7. emilydh211 May 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    woo hoo!! Dont you just love when you can say its the very last Monday of school?! I hope you are ready for the SUMMA! haha.

    Love ya girl!

  8. K from ksgoodeats May 12, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    That’s great that you’re noticing differences now that you’ve been getting acupuncture!

    I’m currently drooling over those blueberry muffins – YUM! My favorite healthy dessert is hands down grilled fruit, particularly pineapple 🙂

  9. rediscoveringlauren May 12, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    hi girlie,
    congrats on the last monday of school 🙂 how exciting!!

    im so glad the acupuncture is going well for you! i cant wait to hear more!

    that breakfast cookie looks SO good! is the texture soft or hardish?? im always curious whenever i see those cookies as to wether they are still all goey or if they really harden in the fridge.

    omg that ice cream looks SO good! ice cream is definetely my fav dessert 🙂 vanilla flavs!

    have a nice night hun,

  10. Nutritious is Delicious May 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    Love your blog! AMEN to ice cream! 😀

    I think you have inspired me to make a breakfast cookie tommorrow! Forgot about those~ lol


  11. kristisummer May 13, 2009 at 2:24 am #

    don’t have many healthy desserts I love. But I do love fruit and yogurt parfaits. with fresh berries, greek yogurt, and Zoe’s granola, thanks to you.

  12. Meg May 13, 2009 at 3:49 am #

    Hooray for summer almost being hereee for you! Partayyy! Haha! I was always so curious about accupuncture…I don’t know if I could get over the needles – eek! But if you insist that it makes you feel better, I wanna give it a try one day, definitely.

    So glad you enjoyed your Jamfrakas! I think they’re SO CUTE haha! And tasty as well. I love coconut too – that ice cream looks amazing. I like the Soy Delicious ice creams 🙂

    Love always,

  13. Baylee♥ May 13, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    AYYYYYYYY for last monday of schooool! So exciting!!!

    Coconut ice creammmm!!! nom nom nom.

    Have a great day & i hope finals go well!!

  14. Gena May 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    This looks great, Kristi!!

  15. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) May 13, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    Glad your appointment went well!

    That ice cream looks delicious!

    One of my favorite healthy desserts is Greek yogurt with jam and fruit.

  16. Amy May 14, 2009 at 1:25 am #

    I like how you “decorate” your breakfast :). My favorite healthy dessert? Frozen tangy yogurt with lots of fruit toppings, like berries and kiwi. mmmm mmm mmm

  17. jesslikesithot May 14, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    Glad to hear that you’re loving acupuncture, my dad’s actually a doctor and he works acupuncture on his patients a lot!

    All the food looks delicious, of course….I still need to make some roasted brussel sprouts though! I remember how good they were, when when I had them a longgg time ago!

    And congrats on almost being done!! Your summer is so close!

  18. necesseaties May 17, 2009 at 4:09 am #

    That bowl of oats is comparable to the Mona Lisa, PURE BEAUTY! I heard coconuts are good for the thyroid? Wooo! Have you tried the Chocolate Hazelnut flavor? Absolutely to die for. Forget Nutella (sacrilege?!)!


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