Yesterday, I wanted so badly to get up before work and head out the door for a run, but the roads were covered in snow. I was so sad when I looked out the window and instead had to defer my running to the treadmill. Treadmills just are not the same!
I still managed to get in a good 5 miles (which is just right according to my intermediate half marathon training schedule), so not all was lost!
I arrived back home just in time to pack myself a quick breakfast to take on the go.
There’s some mushy looking grapefruit, plain Greek yogurt, some almond granola and a dash of cinnamon 🙂
And a spoon full of this good stuff, can’t get enough!
Crunchy peanut butter was 65% off at the grocery store!!! How can anyone say no to that deal?
Peanut butter is pure happiness in a jar.
On another note, I saw this cool activity posted on Costa Rica’s Peace Retreat’s Instagram account. I am putting this on my bucket list. I am planning on doing that this summer!
What’s one thing you REALLY want to do this summer?
So I got to sleep in an hour later today, lucky me!
protein pumpkin peanut butter goodness!
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 scoop protein powder (I always use harmonized vegan vanilla protein powder)
5 cubes of ice
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup water
2 drops of liquid stevia sweetener
and then I always add in some quick oats in the end, I love the consistency it makes!
Combine into a blender and voila, enjoy my friends 🙂
Unfortunately I was on the go go go and could not stop to take a picture, but I’m sure you’re familiar with what this type of smoothie might have looked like! Autumn orange!
Treadmill HIIT workout for today, since the weather is less than desirable outside!
We all know that treadmill workouts can be daunting to say the least. I found myself dreading the task before heading to the gym this morning, so i order to make it a little more interesting, I devised a solid workout with a lot of speed work to keep my motivation up!
It kept my mind and body entertained and made it go by a lot faster 🙂
So I’m in the middle of my day at work right now, having a little bit of a break.
In the high school we are working on a kindness campaign to spread as much joy and happiness in the community and amongst the schools as possible. A part of this campaign is baking up a storm in the school’s kitchen with the junior high students and dispersing them amongst the classrooms with positive messages.
One particular baked good that we made turned out being one of my new favourites. And it’s SO simple to boot. It’s a 4-ingredient cookie (my kinda cookie!) So I thought I’d share the recipe. You likely have these ingredients in your cupboard already so don’t be afraid to go home and give these cookies a whirl, they’re good for sharing (and to consume on your own hehehe) Plus you shouldn’t feel guilty having a couple of these because they are uber clean and healthy. Perfect combination I’d say!
1 ripe banana
1 cup quick oats
4 tablespoons of peanut butter (I prefer all natural)
1 tablespoon egg whites
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well blended together, use the mixture to form round cookie balls and place on a baking sheet
Bake for 16-18 minutes
Let cool for 10 minutes or so
Eat them up! Or hide them away so they don’t magically disappear from family, friends, roommates..
Keep in mind you can also add anything else to the mix! Nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, it’s all up to you and your taste buds!
My morning routine thus far has consisted of a walk with tanner.
He was happy by the end of it, I’m sure you can tell 😊
Then came my favourite meal.. Breakfast time!! I’ve come to realize the reality of my obsession with breakfast… I know a lot of people have it as their favourite meal but I honestly think I could live off breakfast everyday every meal! It may have to do with the high carb contents of my breakfasts, but healthy complex carbs ofcourse! That’s what powers me through my days.
The combination of peanut butter and pumpkin might sound a little strange but I thought I would give it a try this morning, and I’m so glad I did!
I put 1/3 cup pumpkin purée, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, a little
Almond milk, stevia into a blender and blend until smooth.
Then in a bowl I combined 1/3 cup of quick oats with 1/3 cup of wheat puffs.
I poured the blend over the oats and puffs and topped with some nuts and voila!
Carbs carbs carbs I need carbs in the morning.
They make me happy and taste delicious 😍
This will give me the energy I need for my workout later on ( I’ll keep you updated on that!)
On a side note, I also tried making pumpkin spice and cinnamon roasted chickpeas yesterday! I recommend it, it’s very simple!
Just pop these suckers on a baking sheet in an oven at 375 for 30 minutes after sprinkling them with cinnamon and pumpkin spice 🙂
Have you noticed I’ve been pumpkin cray cray lately?
Can you blame me though?