MIMM #30: #Cravings

Marvelous is organizing and doing fun DIY projects.Since we finally got our furniture all settled into the new place, it feels more like home.
Now it’s all about putting up fun pictures and decoration. Oh, hello! Maybe just take a cat nap?Marvelous is bagels and Subway. I use to hate Subway until I got pregnant! #Cravings.Still with the cereal cravings. #AllDayEveryDay!And enjoying marvelous drinks, like this one.This week? I am going to rest some more, I am so beat! Hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead and thank you Katie, as always for hosting MIMM!

Question: Are you into DIY decorating or do you just get pieces that match and are all set?

WIAW #124: Long Day!

Good morning y’all!

I am stopping by for a What I Ate Wednesday post today. I have a full day today (10am-9pm) with a couple of hours in between time. All meals were pre-prepped and packed!

I started my day off with some protein pancakes before heading to my doctor’s appointment. It’s been a while since I had em’ and they did not disappoint.  Of course coffee too.I had a thinkThin lean protein and fiber bar as a snack, just before the doctor’s. For lunch, I made a whole wheat wrap with turkey, Swiss, tomatoes and garlic infused olive oil. Mmmm :) Afternoon pick-me-up!For a second snack (at work), I packed a fruit salad, Greek yogurt and string cheese. To satisfy my sweet tooth (had two) <3 Dinner (at work) was some homemade Vermont pasta with homemade pasta sauce from this weekend.Thanks Jenn for hosting this food party!Question: Ever had one of those crazy long days where you’re home to just wake up, go and come back to sleep?

How do you tackle them?

My Two Favorite Smoothie Recipes!

I’ve been craving more smoothies as of late. Not only because of the weather but because I am starting to get that “full” feeling in my stomach but I feel hungry too. Having a protein smoothie allows me to still get a nutritiously snack/meal and fills me up just right.

Today, I am sharing with you two of my favorite protein smoothies. The first is perfect for a mid-day snack and the second one is more of a meal replacement/ post heavy workout snack. Enjoy :)

Tropical Raspberry-nilla:

  • 1 Packet of Crystal Light Peach Mango Green Tea (you can omit, use real juice OR sub for real fruit)
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Raspberries
  • 1/3 of a Frozen Banana, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 to 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Optimum Nutrition Whey)
  • 6 oz. of Water
  • Handful of Ice -> Blend all and enjoy!

Berry Healthy Green[ish] Machine:

  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/3 of a Frozen Banana, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Optimum Nutrition Whey)
  • 1 Packet of “Greens” OR Handful of Spinach
  • 1 tsp of Ground Flax Seeds
  • 6 oz. of Water
  • Handful of Ice -> Blend and enjoy!

Question: Whats your favorite smoothie combination?

Ever tried a “greens” supplement? If yes, what’s your favorite brand?

MIMM #24: Good Vibes & Eats!

Good M[IMM]onday morning!This week was absolutely marvelous; Between getting good workouts… Hearing Samantha’s heartbeat, some good eats…And treats! Of course, marvelous snacks both sweet… and salty! Marvelous is kettlebells. Did you miss my Kettlebell Total Body torch workout from this weekend? Click here! Thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous in My MondayI hope everyone had a wonderful weekend :)

Question: What’s something marvelous from your week?

Have you tried any of the Ben & Jerry’s core ice creams?

MIMM #20: Yoga[ish] Weekend

Happy Monday y’all!

This weekend I was super busy at the yoga studio between working, teaching and taking a yoga workshop, I am happy to be off today. I may run some errands or I may be a coach potato. Who knows.Marvelous was soy lattes that helped me wake up early. I love me some Starbucks.Marvelous was having food and snacks prepped and ready.I got hungry at work and they sell these Budi Bars. It’s a vegan GF superfood bar with lots of goodness. They don’t look too appealing but this flavor was delicious.Before the yoga deep stretching workshop I went to, I was able to go home and make a yummy smoothie using raspberries, Cellucor whipped vanilla and a bit of cranberry juice.I’ve been in need of more protein according to my doctor, due to all my spinning. I can say it’s been 5 days straight of getting in 100+g of protein in per day and it’s been since November since I’ve done that.

Speaking of spinning, Marvelous is this new workout jacket! It fits just right at the moment, so I know post baby it will fit even better. Long sleeves help me not push too hard for baby’s sake.Marvelous is this Bai5 grapefruit bubbles drink. I prefer the non-bubble flavors but this one was pretty good! Not marvelous was this strange granola. I had it cold but I didn’t realize there was black pepper and clove in the ingredients. It left a weird after taste I wasn’t too thrilled about.And that’s a wrap! Thank you Katie for hosting MIMM and I hope everyone has an awesome week.Question: Have you tried…

Budibars?

Bai5?

Granola Unleased?!

WIAW #121: St.Paddy’s [Sick] Day

It’s been a while since my last What I Ate Wednesday.

Fear not, for I am here with an updated post on my daily eats. Now that my appetite is 95% back to normal as of 15 Weeks, you will see healthier options. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Brunch: I woke up late yesterday, I wasn’t feeling too great. I made my usual steel cut oats w/ peanut butter and side of orange juice (x’s 2). This time I added blueberries instead of raspberries. #PartyAnimal.Mid-Morning Snack #1: I was trying to figure out if maybe I had a little caffeine withdrawal, so I got a soy latte w/ one pump of toffee nut. It didn’t really help, but it was still delicious.Mid-Morning Snack #2: I went to do a little grocery shopping to pick up more orange juice and fruit. I got a little hungry and munched on this Lemon Vanilla Luna bar. At the store, I spotted some goodies to bring to Patrick for St. Paddy’s Days. Mmmm. Lunch, Part #1: I normally don’t do lunch these days, I’ll have a couple rounds of snacks. First up was a Kind bar and a serving of Skoop‘s A-Game mixed with orange juice. Lunch, Part #2: Then a bowl of fresh strawberries and a vanilla Yoplait Greek whips.I had to go into work for a few hours before my awesome co-worker came in to relieve me. When I came home, Patrick had brought me some “get well” goodies. He sure knows how to make a pregnant sick lady feel better <3The box was a package from his sister that had a few items for Sam that she knitted herself. They were absolutely adorable!

Dinner: I was just going to have some toast and eggs but Patrick really wanted stuffed crust from Pizza Hut. I had two small slices with a garlic and herb Laughing Cow cheese wedge on the side.After dinner, I called it a night and went to bed. This morning, I feel a bit better, but I am going to the doc’s later today to see if it’s anything. 

As always, thanks Jenn for hosting WIAW and I hope everyone has a great rest of your week/ weekend!

Question: Did you go out for St.Patrick’s Day? Domino’s or Pizza Hut? I prefer Domino’s if I had to choose, but Uno’s is my favorite “fast food” pizza joint.

MIMM #18: Marvelous Eats & Treats

Happy, happy Monday.We are almost halfway done with March, can you believe it?

It also means I am almost halfway there til we meet baby Samantha! To “celebrate,” I did a marvelous post this past Saturday recapping my health and fitness from pre-pregnancy up until now and bought her these cute items last week.Marvelous is steel cut oats <3And lots o’ fruit! I am seriously loving these steel cut oats from Quaker, along with these other items for breakfasts.Kathleen’s Quick Oats saved me during my long-ass Saturday. I was up at 6:00am. I don’t remember the last time I woke up that early for work. Maybe January?On my late work day this week, I came home to a little Quest surprise from Patrick. He gets me ;)On one of the sunny day’s last week, I took a little walk through my neighborhood. The sound of the water, the sun and the birds chirping, means Spring is coming soon.I replenished after with some Skoop aka my new favorite “supplement” addition to my diet.And that was my week <3 It was busy but really nice with the sunny weather. Hope everyone has a wonderful week, Happy St. Patrick’s Day and of course, thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous in My Monday :-)

Question: What’s your current go-to breakfast? Have you tried Kathleen’s Quick Oats?