WIAW #117: This Is The Start!

It’s been since November that I posted a What I Ate Wednesday post.My eating has just been all over the place and since my cellphone camera got a “self-made filter” in the lens, I don’t take pictures too often.

I really enjoy blogging, taking the foodie pictures and creating recipes, like protein pancakes.

For 2015, I will make that a goal, along with other things such as sleep. Now that I wake up at 4:00am on most days, I need to get into the habit of falling asleep at least by 10:00pm.At the same time, I can’t put too much pressure on myself, because then I’ll just stay up! I got Bronchitis over my Christmas vacation and the Cool Lime Refresher (w/ extra lime) from Starbucks really does the trick for my throat. An inhaler helps too. Since it’s a virus, the doctor said I just have to wait it out. *Insert eye rolling movement here*

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Now let’s recap some of the top posts for 2014 shall we?

Top Posts & Pages 2014

Top 2014 Recipe:

My Favorite Post:

My Favorite Recipe:

There you have it!A quick recap of 2014. I didn’t do as much blogging as I wanted too between school, moving and surgery. But 2015 will be epic, I can feel it! Thanks Jenn for hosting and look forward to posting more eats!

Question: If you’re a blogger, what was your favorite recipe you posted? Or as a reader, what was yours?

MIMM #9: Happy Holidays <3

For those who celebrate, I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas!I had a great time in NY with the family, even with this little grinch!And the bunny, of course. Ms. Poops-A-Lot begs your pardon.I got a lot of good stuff, including copious amounts of Starbucks; 0ver $40!My favorite perfume and an iPod shuffle (for the gym) from the manfriend. And Questies from my littlest brother; think double this!I had some good city food like garlic knots and pizza. And even made some delicious protein donut treats!All and all, it was a fun and I enjoyed Christmas. It was definitely one of my favorites filled with love and joy. Thanks Katie for hosting MIMM! Hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead and Happy New Year!

Les Mis on Broadway

A much needed “vacation” was in order for the manfriend and I. As I mentioned to you before, Les Misérables on Broadway was on his bucket list and I knew I wanted to do that for him for Christmas. We both have had rough weeks since Thanksgiving and the show couldn’t have come at a better time to enjoy the city.And for me to feel like a tourist in my own ‘hood.’It was nice to spend some time again with the family again. I even brought my mom some protein truffles to sell.The peppermint ones are a BIG hit at her work. Thanks mom! Oh and be sure to purchase your own for the holidays by clicking here!).

The manfriend was so kind yesterday and picked me up some goodies; Dark chocolate and sea salt caramel Ghirardelli chocolate and Van’s whole grain organic blueberry waffles. #Noms.I enjoy random goodies like this banana nut RawFusion protein powder sample I got from Northshore Nutrition Corner. This protein is raw, vegan, organic, GMO-free and plant-based is quite tasty.You can’t even tell it’s made of pea, rice and artichoke protien. It’s easy on the stomach and full of nutrients. A new staple in my [smoothie] diet for sure.I am excited for a full day off tomorrow where I can just veg and catch up on things. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Question: Do you have a favorite raw, vegan or plant-based protein powder [or food]? I also like Sunwarrior’s Warrior Blend, so good.

WIAW #116: All About That Protein!

I’m all about that protein…I ordered some Protizyme packets on Ebay and got a sweet deal on 15 packets. I got a few extra for free along with preworkouts.  It’s been a while since I made a protein cake. Boy was it delicious! I wanted to change it up from the other protein that I’ve been using. But I have to say, Muscletech’s is the way to go for me.I also tried the Quest protein chips. I have the say, the taste was good but the texture was just odd, it tasted like eating paper. Hopefully they can come up with a better texture. I also found this new bar by MET-Rx Prime. It has a “Quest bar” like taste and stats. It’s gluten-free, has 20g protein and 12g fiber. At Wal-Mart they were only $1.98, much cheaper than Quest.They also had a chocolate brownie one. I may have to try that one soon. I’ve also been back into smoothies since I got a blender again. Oh and for something not protein related, I tried these Van’s waffles with the manfriend. They were delicious and he approved. Win, win when he likes stuff I like and we can both enjoy it. Oh, and we can’t forget the java!Thank’s Jenn for hosting this food party. Head on over to Peas and Crayons for more details! I hope to get back into more WIAW posts, since I’ve been trying a lot of different products lately.

Hope y’all have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday (if you celebrate)!

Muscle & Coffee Talk

Let’s talk coffee.

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If you’re wondering what to get me for Christmas, New England Coffee is the way to go. Especially this flavor or even some gingerbread.

I also accept anything in Starbucks form.Oh and don’t forget Quest bars! These are my current favorites.I’ve been using Six Star Pro Nutrition whey protein lately and I am in love with the results. I am very picky with my proteins and found that this one is really good, for me anyways.

I use about 2 scoops a day either in my oatmeal or for making a “protein pudding.” Just use 1 scoop of protein mixed with some water, place in fridge for 15mins and eat!It’s under $20 at Wal-Mart and I’ve also been using it for protein truffles and they have been quite delicious.

Note that I do make them vegan and dairy free too!I am lactose intolerant, in case y’all didn’t know but this protein doesn’t bother my stomach and all. I am noticing a good amount of “gains” using it.
Working on that muscle seperation while focusing on quads, bi’s back and shoulder boulders.And remembering to enjoy all things in moderation.It’s another busy week for yours truly between work and truffles. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about y’all.

If you want daily shenanigans, please follow my Instagram @NutritioulsySweet.

Have a great week everyone!

Love & Truffles

This week there has been a lot of truffle making. And coffee drinking…There is a new protein truffle special for the holidays. If you are ordering in person it’s 8 truffles for $5.00 and if ordering online it’s 12 truffles for $10.00 including shopping! That’s right 12 truffles, $10.00 and free shipping. Be sure to get yours here!And for holiday flavors I am introducing almond mocha and peppermint bark! Be sure to check out my protein truffles and order yours today. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

MIMM #5: Gymrat!

Happy Monday y’all!

It’s time for my 5th MIMM post and thanks Katie for hosting! It’s not surprise that most times I am a gymrat.I am learning to be more effective when it comes to my workouts. I use to aim for 5-6 workout days but now 4-5 is just right for me. Marvelous is seeing progress; whether big or small. Work keeps me busy and daily life. There isn’t a day where I don’t grab some coffee to keep me going.Marvelous is an early Christmas present from your mom. And having the manfriend put it together for you.Marvelous is gluten-free protein bars from Luna. Chocolate anything just makes me happy.Especially in the form of chocolate  protein truffle orders! This week is going to be a busy one. I do apologize for the lack of posts.

I am working on being better with pictures, I promise. It’s not the time to write it’s the pictures! My phone camera doesn’t work well so I either wait til I get home or borrow my brother’s.

One day, I promise :)