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)
- 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
- 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 :(.
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