Helllloo! It’s been a while hasn’t it? I didn’t mean to abandon the bloggie but like I said in the last post, things have been HECTIC. I just needed a break, and I’m sure you all can understand!
My work schedule is back to normal now after the caotic full time business I was doing last week. I’ve gotta say though…I’m pretty pumped for my paycheck tomorrow. It’s going to be saawwweet! Cha-ching.
I just gobbled down this awesome new breakfast:
It contained a new-to-me product:
SUN WARRIOR!!! Shout out to the lovely Fitnessista because this stuff rocks my face off. 😉
For the breakfast, I cooked up 1/2 cup oats with 1 cup water, cinammon, and vanilla. Meanwhile, in the microwave I cooked 1/2 cup egg whites then chopped them up really good using two knifes. Once the oats were done cooking, I mixed in 1/2 scoop vanillla Sun Warrior protein and folded in the egg whites. Topped with Naturally Moore peanut butter and I was in business!
Try this combo!! It has so much volume and it sooo tastey!
Other eats as of late have been along the lines of this:
The ugliest yet most delicious breakfast ever:
hahahha, I am sorry you all had to see that. In case anyone is still reading after that pic, that would be a spirulina overnight oats bowl topped with an almond butter mountain.
New protein shake:
Nature’s plus chocolate protein powder. This stuff has been sitting in my kitchen for forever and I’m so glad I finally decided to use it! It is very chocolatey and combines three proteins: soy, pea, and rice. It also has a bunch of added nutrients and superfoods and greens. But I couldn’t taste any of it, woo hoo! You can get this stuff on Amazon or Vitacost.
snobby joes!!! On romaine hearts, no less:
I used this recipe:
1 cup uncooked lentils
4 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
1 green pepper, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon salt
8 oz can tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard (wet mustard)
Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft. Drain and set aside.
About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more.
Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.
Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can’t wait. I like to serve these open faced, with a scoop of snobby joe on each slice of the bun.
Lunch plate with more snobby joes…and a BLT!
I uses turkey bacon and it was delish!
A classic Sweet Cheeks dinner:
cheetahs, brussels, tilapia. perfect meal in my eyes. 🙂
Banana soft serve with 1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior protein, plus chocolate chips:
new favorite dessert right there!
I’ve also been eating lots of my brownie protein bars, which are now on my recipe page under “desserts.” check it out! They are so chewy and fudgey!
And I’ve got a great workout to share with you guys! I got this idea from Shape Magazine. It basically combines some treadmill action with jump rope, but I did jumping jacks since I don’t own a jump rope. Here is what went down:
Mix It Up Treadmill Workout
- minutes 1-5: warm up walk, intensity 3-4 (out of 10)
- 5-7: jumping jacks
- 7-9: brisk walk, intensity 6-7
- 9-10: moderate walk, intensity 5
- 10-13: jumping jacks
- 13-14: moderate walk, intensity 5
- 14-16: brisk walk, intensity 6-7
- 16-17: moderate walk, intensity 5
- 17-19: jumping jacks
- 19-25: repeat minutes 13-19
- 25-30: cool down walk
And you can sub in running for the walking if you want to make it even harder. I loved this workout and it went by so fast because you were constantly switching it up. Let me know if you try it!
It’s time for me to get ready for the day. Hope you all have a great one!