You know you’re a health nut when…

22 Apr

…your week is made by scoring a free Kombucha at the health food store.


Yep, that’s right. FREE KOMBUCHA. Apparently, the last time I went to this store to buy one, it was expired. They wrote my name down so they could give me a free one the next time I came in! Awesome customer service! And I don’t even care that I drank an expired Kombucha, because 1.) it still tasted delicious and 2.) I GOT A FREE KOMBUCHA.  I’m not ashamed to admit how excited this made me. I’m sure we all can agree that Kombucha comes with a hefty price tag (although very worth it), so yes, I was pretty pumped. 😀

Yesterday I had a really great workout, including workout #2 of tri-sets, and a 30 minute incline walk/run on the treadmill. This morning I planned out a circuit but my body is feeling exhausted. I’m not sure why? Yesterday’s workout was the first workout I did this week due to business so it’s definitely not due to over-exercising. I’m going to listen to my body though and take a rest day!

On the food front, I made an awesome loaf of banana pumpkin bread:


I used this recipe, except I used spelt flour instead of whole wheat and subbed 1 cup of flour for protein powder. It is spectacular! I’m thinking next time I will add shredded zucchini to combine all 3 of my favorite baked breads into one: banana, pumpkin, and zucchini. mmmmm!


VOO (vegan overnight oats) 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tsp spirulina, cinnamon, Sun Warrior protein, frozen blueberries, and strawberries on top


Oatmeal in the sunflower seed butter jar with strawberry jam


the last of my new bread with hummus, almond cheddar, and beans. asparagus and grapes


dough bowl: 3/4 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup oats, stevia, peanut butter on top

The base of a great dinner:


whole wheat penne and silken tofu transformed to make THIS:


alfredo lovin’.

The sauce:

1/2 block silken tofu

a lot of nutritional yeast

black pepper, sea salt, basil, oregano.

Blend it all up and pour on top of pasta and broccoli. Devour.

In the News:

Looks like movie theaters are taking steps to incorporate healthier food items into their menus. AMC chain theaters are now offering a SmartMovie Snackers Pack consisting of a trail mix bar, fruit chips, light popcorn, and bottle water. I love that healthy options are becoming more and more available and less scarce. We are headed in the right direction! 🙂


Tonight I’m seeing Water for Elephants with Rob Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. I love both of them so I’ve got high hopes for this movie!




26 Responses to “You know you’re a health nut when…”

  1. Katie April 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Sweet on the free kombucha!!!!! Glad they took care of you ; )

    LOVE the loaf of goodness! Looks so good!

    Have fun tonight! Heard that movie is great! I still have to read the book!

    Happy Weekend! xoxo ❤

    • Sweet Cheeks April 23, 2011 at 1:30 am #

      Oh I want to read the book, too. First movie, then book. 😉

  2. Jenny April 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Woohoo congrats on scoring some free kombucha, I still haven’t tried it. Have fun tonight! Everyone keeps raving about that movie 😀

  3. oatsandspice April 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    That would totally make my week to – awesome score! Have you tried the strawberry serenity flavor yet? It is my favvvv 🙂

    • Sweet Cheeks April 23, 2011 at 1:29 am #

      No I haven’t. My store only carries a few flavors but I’ll have to look out for that one elsewhere. sounds delish!

  4. Alexandra April 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Ahh I’m going to see it tomorrow, I LOVED the books, so let’s hope the movie is just as good!! 🙂 Free stuff always makes my day heehee, especially when it’s good for you! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  5. applesnoats April 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    yaaay i can’t wait to see it i’ve been countng down the days until it came out!!! your food looks so yummy and I love your spoon:)

  6. lifttorun April 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Lucky you. I love Kombucha. What’s your favorite flavor?

    • Sweet Cheeks April 23, 2011 at 1:29 am #

      lately I’ve been loving the original. I also really like the trilogy flavor.

  7. paoang April 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    Ohhh free kombucha?! You lucky girl! XD
    And all your eats look delicious…that tofu alfredo sauce and the dough bowl look so good!

    And I wanna see that Water for Elephants movie, so let me know how you like it!
    Talk to you soon!

  8. movesnmunchies April 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    YAY for free stuff! 😀 :D! never tried kombucha!… that tofu sauce looks awesome!!!! as does that BREAD!! YUM

  9. Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 22, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    Free Kombucha? Count me in!!! Your dough bowl looks so good! And be sure to let us know what you think of the movie – I’m excited to see it myself one of these days.

  10. julie April 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    ooooh have fun at water for elephants! definitely let us know how it is 🙂

  11. GingerandRice April 23, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    I’m planning on seeing that movie, I just have to read the book first.
    My favorite flavor is the mango kombucha, it makes me feel so ENERGIZED!

  12. moveovercelery April 23, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    Love your eats! That’s so awesome that you got a free Kombucha! They’re so expensive so it’s lucky that you got your hands on a free one. Definitely awesome customer service! 🙂

    SO jealous that you get to see that movie. I wanna read the book first. 🙂

  13. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 23, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    Can’t wait to see Water for Elephants! So many things I love about this post: Pumpkin Nanner bread….YES! That new bread you have….I buy that stuff ALL the time! Isn’t it delicious!? And my favorite nut butter ever! LOVE IT!

  14. Jess April 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    I LOVE freeeeee healthy things. Makes my week, too! NO shame 😀

  15. Meg April 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Free Kombucha? Yes please! How sweet of them to keep your name! I would’ve drank the expired one too, oops 😉 haha! Still alive and kickin’ right?!

    Mmmm that alfredo sauce looks amazing and I have some silken ‘fu I need to use 😀

    Love you sista!

  16. katshealthcorner April 24, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    YUMMMMMMYYYY!!!! Banana Pumpkin Bread is AMAZING!! 😀 I can’t wait for you to try it with Zucchini! I love zucchini bread too! When you try it, tell me what you think! 🙂

  17. lindsay April 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    AAHHH! Free kombucha!! They are even better for you when they expire! DOUBLE SCORE!

    • Sweet Cheeks April 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

      no way!! I didn’t know that. It tasted just as delicious as it always does so I was game either way, haha.

  18. janetha April 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    That alfredo sub looks/sounds awesome!

  19. elise April 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    fabulous meals all around!!! glad you liked the bread 🙂

  20. eva626 April 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    free healthy food makes me so happy!!!…the pasta dish looks so good!!!

  21. beatriceqq May 15, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    love your site


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