Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My very 1st WIAW

Can you believe it's already Wednesday???? Which means we are half way through the week :). I always love Wednesdays, thanks to Jenn over @ PeasandCrayons. A day where you can show your eats from whichever day you'd like, usually Monday or Tuesday. I'm always so inspired by recipes that other bloggers share. This months theme is Food & Fitness which is awesome, because who doesn't love a workout from time to time? :) 

I'm aware that you may have already seen similar pictures, but understand that once I'm on a kick with a certain food... I'm not one to change it up. Just bare with the pictures & enjoy :)


Breakfast: Blueberry Smoothie made with 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen almond milk, 2 tbsp. peanut butter, some cinnamon & Barbara's Original Puffin Cereal grumbled on top.

Post Workout: GNU Cinnamon Raisin Bar. I received these in my latest VitaCost shipment, and couldn't wait to open them. These bars are so chewy and moist, and with 12g Fiber. Try em out if you haven't already

Lunch: Usual salad with Turkey, Tomato, and Mustard (ran out of cucumber :[ ), + a clementine on the side.

Snack: 1 frozen banana, some grapes, 1 tbsp. whip cream, and some more crushed puffin cereal on top. This bowl screams deliciousness!!!

Dinner: Left over Gnocchi with Shrimp, Broccoli & Pesto.

Dessert: 1 clementine, some grapes & more whip cream. (I may or may not have a little addiction to whip cream during the summer.. @least I buy the healthy kind :] )


Now onto the fitness part. Some of you may know, I have a passion for running. Lately I've been trying to incorporate more Circuit Workouts into my everyday routine as well. After a 5 mile run, I whipped up a quick circuit that looked like this:

50 Squats - 4x
20 Push ups - 5x
2 Min Planks - 2x
25 Sec. Jump Rope - 5x
25 Jumping Jacks - 5x
50 Crunches - 4x
10 Standing Calf Raises - 5x

You can change it up however you want. If a 2 minute plank hold is too hard, do a 1 minute plank hold 4x. The whole circuit took me about 25 minutes or so to complete. Give if a try, and if you do.. please let me know how you liked it :)


**Okay, here is the Blueberry Vanilla Bread recipe I promised to share**
(adapted from this recipe @ yummly.com -- Serves 4)


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar substitute (I used splenda, no calories)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (I'm sure regular, or skim would be fine)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened natural applesauce
  • 1- 1 1/2 cup blueberries
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine all dry ingredients & mix well. Add in egg whites
  • Mix all wet ingredients together, and slowly add to the dry mixture
  • Pour into loaf pan and bake for about 40 minutes
I wish I had a picture to show you guys how it turned out, but I had totally forgot to take a picture...blogger fail I know :(.




  • Do you partake in "WIAW"?
  • What's your favorite type of restaurant? Mexican, Italian, Indian, Lebanese, American....

34 comments:

  1. That bread sounds amazing! I love blueberry and vanilla together! Such a great combination!

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  2. So delicous, I love your eats. We have similar tastes for sure.

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    1. I've noticed that too girl. If you ever got any recipes your loving, throw em my way :)

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  3. Favorite restaurant? Easy. Mexican or Sushi. One of those two, and I'm a happy camper.

    The bread recipe looks great--I want to try it when I get home next week!

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    1. If you do.. let me know how you like it!!

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  4. That bread sounds delicious! And now I'm really craving homemade gnocchi!

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    1. haha. I've never made homemade gnocchi. I heard it's not too difficult!

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  5. I like the collage format! I partake every now and again :)

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    1. Thanks girl! Next WIAW, I better see a post from you :)

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  6. What a great post! I love the workout and the recipe!

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  7. I did the other circuit you posted on Monday and loved it! The last set of walking lunges was killer!
    I am definitely going to give this new one a try on Friday!

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    1. Ah, I am so glad you tried it out and enjoyed it! That makes me so happy :)

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  8. Yummy eats! And that looks like a killer circuit, especially after a run. I'm trying to include more lately too, I'll have to try it. Thanks!

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    1. It was the perfect circuit after the run. Let me know how you like it! :)

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    1. Girl me too! They are friggen delicious!!

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  10. Whoa that blueberry banana bread sounds good. I need to look into that!

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  11. I do participate in WIAW sometimes!! Today I couldn't though. And that bread sounds really good! I do wish I could have seen how beautiful it turned out ;)

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    1. I know, after I finished baking it and cut it all up I realized I hadn't took a picture. Darnit, lol.

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  12. Yum - everything looks great! I love blueberries - I need to try that smoothie and bread recipe!

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    1. Please do! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did

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  13. That blueberry smoothie looks amaaaazing!! I love WIAWs :)

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    1. Me too. I love seeing other peoples recipes. Such great inspirations :)

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  14. That bread looks like a great recipe!! I love reading WIAW but have never participated!! :)

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  15. I so need to start WIAW!! Maybe next week!!

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    1. You better girl. If I remember (doubtful), i'll remind you too! lol

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  16. I love WIAW! :) Your eats look good. That workout looks killer girl!!

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    1. It's a good one. If you ever get a chance to try it out, let me know how ya liked it :)

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  17. I do!! I don't always document my food on my blog on a day to day basis so it is fun to have one day per week where I can share it with people.

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    1. It really is! I love reading other peoples too. It's such an easy way to incorporate new dinner recipes throughout the week.

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