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Green Monster Protein Pancakes

Let’s make breakfast today.

An atypical breakfast. Something unaesthetic and something I would probably never make for you if it was the first time we were eating together.

Green monster pancakes

Which is why having a blog is so great. We can skip past that whole “mannerly” phase and get right to the good stuff.

Atypical breakfasts.

And sporting sweatpants while making them.

Love.

I wanted to see if I could take my beloved green monster smoothies from liquid to solid form.

Brilliant.

Turns out, I could, and with ease!

So, that’s what we’re going to make today, friends.

Green Monster Protein Pancakes.

Despite their green color, these won’t make you Bulk Up or Hulk Out. smile

Instead, they pack a mean punch of protein, healthy fat, and slow digesting carbs to keep your motor running from now until lunch.

(Though I highly recommend adding a dollop of peanut butter for extra staying power and deliciousness.)

Although… I recommend that with just about everything… so maybe ignore me?

Who am I kidding.

That’s sound advice.

Peanut butter.


Do.It.


I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to make a “real” breakfast each morning. I’m in grab-and-go mode every single work day. I love this recipe because I can make everything over the weekend, and enjoy already made pancakes throughout the week.

Genius!

So let’s get to it. This recipe makes about five pancakes.

Here’s what you need:

- 1 scoop of protein powder
-1 egg or flax egg
-1 cup of almond milk
-1/2 cup old fashioned oats
-Spinach, one large handful
-1 banana
-Greens powder or any of the weird stuff you might include in your usual smoothies
-1 TBSP coconut oil
-2-3 packets of Stevia (if you want extra sweetness)
-1 tsp, baking powder

Here’s what you do:

1. Toss everything in a blender or food processor and give it a good blitz to create your batter.
2.  Make.pancakes.

The end.

Yes, that’s really it.

Because of the flax and chocolate protein and greens powder I used, the pancakes came out super dark. So, they look dark but aren’t burned.

Green monster pancakes

Here are the nutrition facts:

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I love these stats!

So let’s bypass formalities and get right to atypical breakfasts.

With smeary natural peanut butter, of course. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Check in tomorrow for work it out Wednesday!

Grandma’s Summery Salad

Let me introduce you to this week’s lunch.

Grandmas salad

If you can open a can, you are going to be awesome at making this recipe.

Yay, you!!

This recipe is a spinoff from something my grandma occasionally makes.

My grandma, God love her.

That woman is a mean cook. She makes everything from scratch and rarely opens a can to save her life. I pretty much want to die anytime I eat any of her food.

It’s a combination of food being ridiculously delicious…as well the fact that pretty much everything she makes starts with butter, bacon grease, or sugar.

My heart races as I type that. Hello sky high cholesterol! So yeah… I’m.dyingggg.

My tastes have definitely changed since those days (putting it nicely smile), yet I do still try enjoy her cooking- in moderation.

This recipe is great to share because it’s actually something I love and eat. Plus it doesn’t make me feel like junk afterward. Oh- and it actually involves cans.

Win!

I took a few liberties (but don’t tell grandma!) and personalized this for my own tastes. Mainly because I’m having this as my entire lunch all week. If you were serving it as a side with chips, you might not need it as hearty.

Who am I kidding- let’s do it up big anyway!

Okay, here’s what you need:

-2 cans, rinsed black beans

-1 can, rinsed chickpeas (or you can add another can of black beans if you’re not sold on the chickpeas… that was my addition, not grandmas wink )

-1 can, sweet corn

-4 tomatoes, chopped

-2 avocados, diced

-1 red onion, diced

-Juice of 1 lime

-cilantro

-salt, pepper, & cumin

Here’s what you do (Careful! These instructions are really hard to follow.)

Place everything but the spices, and cilantro in a bowl and give them a good mix. Season with spices to your preferred taste. Top with cilantro, and serve!

Grandmas salad

Oh, and if you’re not going to eat this immediately, I would skip adding the avocado until right before you serve to prevent them from browning.

Grandmas salad

I made mine for the whole week and am adding the avocado to each day the morning I plan to have it for lunch.

The nutrition facts look good too. Rinsing the beans helps with the sodium, though it’s not actually reflected in the facts.

This recipe makes six servings at about 1 3/4 cups per serving.

Facts

This dish packs a punch of protein, fiber, and healthy fat that will keep you balanced and energized for the afternoon ahead.

So three cheers for grandma and her satisfying summer salad. smile

Refrigerator Rights

If we were real life friends, at some point in our relationship I would probably give you refrigerator privileges.

Refrigerator privileges allow you the ability to be hanging out at my house and totally raid my fridge for whatever you want while you’re there.

Which is sort of a big deal, because frankly, most of the time sometimes my refrigerator is in disarray.

Today, I’m (sort of) giving you refrigerator rights.

Because I like you.

Let’s take a look in my fridge and discuss, shall we?

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I love Earth Balance spreads.  There are several varieties, and I like them all. This is what’s in my fridge right now.

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I’m a huge nutritional yeast fan. It’s full of B-12 and has a great flavor. It’s an excellent substitute for cheese in lots of vegan friendly recipes.

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We always have jalapeños in the fridge. Will eats them on everything. We also always have this same brand of kalamata olives, but I forgot to take a picture of them! They’re such a good treat.

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I like to buy the organic, cage free eggs, but this is all the store had the day I got them. The rest of the stuff in this drawer is Will’s- provolone, sour cream, some sort of fire alarm pepper cheese… You get the idea.

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Lots of green here! Spinach, parsley, celery, cucumber, and lemon. Not a lot of color in here besides green, right?! I usually have a couple tomatoes, but not today.

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We always have a ton of grapefruit in the house, namely because it’s one of the few fruits Will will eat “as is.”

And water.

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Check out that bad boy!

That’s this week’s veggie lasagna. As you can see, Will has cheese on part of his, but the rest is cheese-free.

Oh, and can we please laugh at the antacid behind it? Haha

I always, always have unsweetened almond milk in the fridge.

And Will always, always has Pepsi. smile

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Onto the freezer!

The freezer is mostly Will’s domain, as you can probably see.

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My parents bought him an Omaha Steak package last Christmas that was chock full of all sorts of different meats.

Will loved it so very much, he recently bought about another one… And has totally taken over the freezer.

As you can see, the frozen pizza and mint chocolate cookies and cream deliciousness are also Will’s.

Let’s move onto the tiny crevices that belong to me in here. smile

These are such a great dinner item for when I eat on my own. I warm this stir fry in the microwave and add a little soy sauce and tofu and have dinner ready in five minutes.

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I love these for smoothies.

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I almost always have edamame in the freezer. It’s great for stir fry, and I also eat it plain all the time.

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We eat a ton of broccoli around here. A ton.

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So there you have it. A small glance into what lies behind the door of my fridge. Next time you’re here, help yourself.

More to come. 

Combat Cravings: How to Deal with Your Inner Miss Piggy

Sometimes, evenings are my kryptonite.

It’s like the second I get home, an insatiable snacker comes out within me.

Think Cookie Monster meets Miss Piggy

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It can be intense, guys.

I’m very mindful of evening snacking, and all the empty calories you can eat or drink while watching TV.

In fact, did you know a recent study showed participants ate 42% of their total daily calories during and after dinner.

Yikes!

Yeah, I know.

I get it.

Yet, it often does not stop me from grabbing a handful of crackers or eating a tablespoon of peanut butter while I’m making dinner.

HELP ME

The truth is, though, evening and mindless snacking can be such a goal killer! Even if we are somewhat mindful of the dangers, it’s still important to truly realize just how much those calories add up.

Plus, if you’re like me and has a husband who loves junk food, it’s all the more difficult.

The truth is, most of the time when I get ambushed by the Miss Piggy Monster (haha) it’s not even real hunger.

It’s what me and P call being “fake hungry.”

And boy oh boy it is killer.

Today I want to share some of my “go to” craving killers in hopes it will crush cravings and keep you satiated. 

I love hot tea.

I love to drink tea with lemon at night to help fight off fake hunger. Celestial Tea also has a nice vanilla sleepy time flavor that is delicious.

Tea

Warm drinks can help create a sense of fullness, plus it just seems to calm my nerves after a long day!

Back in the day, I used the evenings to treat myself to a casein protein shake.

I stopped taking casein a few months ago (no reason really), but I always looked forward to it. I would mix with almond milk and freeze for about 30 minutes to get it super cold and frothy. It was such a treat!

Another favorite is to mix up half a scoop of protein powder, 1 teaspoon of natural peanut butter, and about ¼ cup of almond milk to make your own protein pudding.

This is definitely a treat and helps curb crazy cravings.

Metabolic Effect touts the benefits of mixing 1 TBSP of cocoa powder with Stevia and warm almond milk or water.

I’ve tried this before, and it is great! Since I like having warm things to drink at night, and since I believe they help with my own satiety, the warm cocoa and sweetness of the stevia not only keeps me feeling fuller but helps with those cravings!

Another go to craving buster is to allow myself to give in- in moderation.

Many nights I will allow myself one serving of dark chocolate chips, which equates to 80 calories. I figure it into my calorie allotment for the day, so it’s a guilt free indulgence.

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In the fall, I also like to bake apples.

I simply slice up an apple, coat with a little lemon juice and cinnamon, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. This tastes delicious and is less than 100 calories.

Let’s also remember the delicious one minute dessert!

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Then there’s frozen grapes, veggies, and air popped popcorn.

Plus a ton more. wink I just wanted to get the creative juices flowing so next time when you’re tempted to find yourself in the bottom of a bag of chips, you grab a better option instead.

The ones mentioned above are definitely my favorite and among the most used!

So give some of these a go and see how they help combat your own fake hunger.

Do you have any tricks that keep you from overdoing it?

why you should always listen to your mother

Well, lovelies, we were supposed to make a snack today.

We were going to make banana chips.

Because (duh) they’re totally delicious.

My mom sent me a recipe a few weeks ago that was super easy and promised delicious results. To be safe, I even did some more searching for alternate recipes to make sure they were consistent.

They were.

They’re all liars!

Well, at least I think so.

I was pretty excited to make my own banana chips. Mainly because if I were to buy them in the store, I could easily eat the entire carton in a single sitting.

(Like you haven’t thought about it either!)

I liked the idea that I could make my own. That way I could exercise some serious portion control in order to avoid eating four bananas at once and having tummy troubles later.

(It’s happened)

Seemed brilliant!

Seemed brilliant.

(Um, obviously using the word brilliant loosely. Very loosely.)

I decided to make them over the weekend. My mom, who’s been cooking her entire life, cautioned me that hers turned out slimy and yucky.

Which obviously meant I was going to give them a go.

Much like a rebellious and carefree teenager, I convinced myself I could still do it, and do it well.

So off I went.

Hey, look I even took pictures!

The goods

Prep

Baking

Everything seemed just fine. I even flipped them over midway and they seemed to be getting firmer and drier.

Seemed to be.

Anyway… after THREE hours of slow cooking in the oven, I took them out per the directions and…

Yeah, still soft.

Bananas

Don’t get me wrong, they were delicious, but they were definitely not crunchy banana chips like I had hoped.

Don’t worry, they were eaten.

With peanut butter.

HELP ME

I disgust myself.

Anyway, since the crunchy banana chips were a bust, I had to deviate from today’s post.

Bummer.

There’s definitely a life lesson in this pre-planned banana chip story where I didn’t listen to advice and did my own thing only for it to turn out sucky (prodigal son anyone?), but I don’t want to get all heavy over bananas, right?

Instead, I’ll simply advise you invest in a food dehydrator anytime you wish to make your own banana chips.

Because that, my friends, is the best advice you’ll hear from me today. smile

More fun to come.

Initial Thoughts on Nature Box

Let’s talk Nature Box today.

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Have you heard of it?

Like Ipsy, Birchbox, and the like, Nature Box provides boxes of goodies each month for a certain set rate.

There are several different level options. Depending on the monthly subscription you choose, you can get anywhere from 5 to 20 snacks.

I have no plans to subscribe to Nature Box but was still curious about the whole premise.

Lucky for me, I have a friend who subscribed!

She had a few things in her first box she wasn’t crazy about, so she shared them with me.

Oh, and as an aside, the good news is that if you don’t like something in your box, you simply tell them . Not only will they make sure not to send it again, but they’ll also send you a replacement.

My friend gave me a bag of the sweet potato fries and salted caramel pretzel pops.

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I was kind excited about trying them, after all Nature Box touts providing delicious and healthy snacks.

They were tasty!

However, I have to admit I was pretty disappointed when I took a closer look at the treats.

The front of the bag proudly says, “Nutritionist Approved."

Which I suppose doesn’t mean much. I mean, you can find anyone to support anything these days.

However, after just a short 10 seconds of flipping the bag over, I sort of questioned the whole “healthy snack” stuff.

They seemed sort of like junk food disguised as health food.

I mean, take a look at the backs.

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Soy (and it’s 99.0% probable it’s full of GMOs since it is not labeled otherwise). sugar, corn syrup (to name a few)...I don’t really see how these are different than Cheez-Its or other foods in the snack aisle.

It seems like there could be way better ways to market and create goodies for this type of avenue, especially for health foodies who have an expectation of “nutritionist approved” food that is not only tasty, but beneficial for their bodies.

To be fair, I did some more looking and was relieved to find I might have been a little hasty in my assessment that Nature Box is entirely “unhealthy.”

Way to generalize, Brittny!

Not only that, but there’s tons of vegan friendly options, which is nice. They also allow you to specify if you want soy-free, vegan, non-GMO options, so that’s good too.

They also tout that everything in their boxes includes no high fructose corn syrup (though we know there’s lots of other names for sugar to beware of!!), no hydrogenated oils, no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors, and no trans fats. 

However, tons of items were full of straight pure cane white sugar. Why not use stevia? Seems like such an easy switch, in my opinion.

There were also lots of snack options that did seem up to snuff as being delicious treats with a better ingredient list. For example, their granny smith apples, south pacific plantains, umami roasted nuts, and peppery pistachios are a handful of ones I perused.

I realize we have to live our lives and snack. I realize most of us enjoy indulgences, but my point today is my expectations were a little different when it comes to paying a company for healthy snacks that may in fact be dressed up junk food in some instances.

Thankfully, based on my limited knowledge, it definitely seems like they are doing good in several areas (check out how they’re working to fight hunger) and offering multiple healthy options.

Given the option between eating a bag of greasy full-fat Ruffles or Nature Box’s peppery pistachios, I think you know what I’m going to choose (most) every time. Haha

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So, I’m curious if any of you are Nature Box subscribers and what you thought? They seem to be very client focused, which is always a good thing.  If you are a subscriber, what’s your experience been like?

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Super Bowl Recipe Round-Up

I realize virtually every blogger it posting about this, but can we please talk Super Bowl food?

I need to.

Thanks.

See, it’s sort of an institution in our house.

It’s like the final hurrah of the best season of the year.

After Sunday?

No football for months.

Sure, we have basketball and it’s great and all… but it’s not football.

Naturally, the last game of the season has to be properly celebrated.

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly seven years since Will and I were in Miami cheering the Colts to victory!

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That was a special trip. Sadly our Colts came short this year, but we always look forward to the game.

This year one of the guys in our life group is hosting a party, which is great because it takes the pressure off having to come up with an entire menu of goodies.

However, at the same time, it also means there will be a house full of indulgent treats with very few healthy or vegan friendly options.

I’m all for indulging in super bowl food, but in moderation. I also like to load up on mostly healthy stuff and pick one or two treats to enjoy.

With that in mind, here’s a round up of a few yummy and healthier options I’m thinking about bringing for the shindig.

Hopefully this inspires you to create something delicious and healthy too!

This cilantro lime shrimp looks so yummy!

Love, love, love finger foods for football games These crab and avocado phyllo bites fit the bill.

This edamame and black bean salad looks delicious and I’m pretty sure if I don’t make it this weekend, I’m making it very soon. 

Can we please trash it up a little and scoop it up with some baked Tostitos?

Cute bite-sized peanut butter filled dessert? Yes please. No one will even know they’re vegan friendly.

I pretty much want to live inside of these apple nachos.

Will loves these jalepeno poppers. They’re definitely in the running.

These crockpot brown sugar and roasted garlic pulled pork sandwiches would make ridiculous sliders. Not something I would eat, but I know it would be a big hit.

During halftime, you’ll find me in cashew brownie bite coma.

I’ve died and gone to hummus.

Let’s eat a whole entire pizza (bite).

Now the trouble is narrowing down from this list.

What are you making for the Super Bowl?

The One With The Nice Dinner & Look Ahead

Hi friends!

I hope you had a great weekend full of fun. Ours was great, and (as usual) it was hard to see it end.

Let’s jump right in!

I absolutely killed my workout Friday morning.

Killed. It.

Ever since I took that Les Mills class, I made a few tweaks to my current program. It’s funny, a few years ago I incorporated a lot of circuit training complete with cardio bursts, compound movements, and weights, however over the last couple years I got away from it and focused a little more on more traditional bodybuilding splits.

I felt like Friday’s workout took me back to those earlier years, and it was such an amazing change of pace. I totally crushed it, incorporating squats into my shoulder presses and even triceps pullovers. I was so sweaty and my heart rate was up the entire time. Such.a.good.workout. My arms felt like spaghetti most of Friday, and my quads are still a little sore today!

Thankfully the work day went fairly fast, and I was able to get home right on time.

We had plans to go out to a nice dinner with friends, so I wanted to be sure to have a little time to get ready before we left.

My 6 am foundation held up fairly well, thankfully, so I just powdered my face and added some darker eye makeup and lipstick.

Here’s a fun fact:

from January to August Will and I probably only take about 10 pictures together.

Will hates taking pictures, but he’s more open to them during football season, hence the chronicle of us at football games but hardly any others the rest of the year!

I did manage to snap this picture of us right before we left for dinner. Not ideal, but I at least captured the moment!

The mr. & mrs. Getting ready to go

We ate at Mahogany, a nice steakhouse here in OKC.

Although I’m eating some fish and eggs these days, I’m still primarily following a plant-based diet.

I’ve eaten there once since transitioning to a vegan diet. Last time I never bothered to ask about other options and just ordered one of their salads. It wasn’t all that substantial and left me hungry. This time, I called ahead to make sure I’d have an option. Way to plan ahead.

My dinner wasn’t healthy by any stretch, but it was yummy. Corn right off the cob, sautéed spinach with garlic, and delicious asparagus. Had we not been out with another couple, I would have snapped a picture. I also ate some of Will’s side, as well as some bread.

I was stuffed after dinner, but that didn’t stop either couple from ordering dessert. I typically don’t like to do that, but since we treated ourselves to such a nice restaurant, I went ahead and agreed to split a piece of chocolate cake with Will.

We were both so full, we didn’t even finish it.

Which means we were about to explode.

No one leaves chocolate cake on a plate.

I hate stuffing myself like that! I was miserable.

So full!

After dinner, we parted ways with our friends, I took off the layers of makeup, ate some Tums, and went to bed!

Surprisingly, I was up and raring to go at 6:30 Saturday morning. I sneaked out to let Will sleep, and hit the gym early.

My legs were sore from Friday, so instead of hitting them like I normally do, I worked my back and biceps.

After the gym, I came home and pounced on the bed to wake up Will and Lucy.

They loved it.

Not really.

The first order of business Saturday was getting a giant piece of glass atop our dining room table.

Here’s another fun fact. Will loves covering everything in glass.

Our coffee table, our TV stand, our desk… you get the point. I totally get it’s protective, but I’m not as much of a fan as he is. Nonetheless, some things are not worth arguing about, and this is one of those things!

We measured out where to put the felt pads, got them on, and put the glass on the table without any issues.

Glass

Afterward, Will got around and went to Billy Sims BBQ to order meat for our Super Bowl party, while I made a grocery list and got around for the day.

One of the ladies in our life group was having a one year anniversary party for her nutrition shop, so I made a little detour to go celebrate with her!

She had a good crowd when I went, so that made me happy. She made me a delicious protein shake, so that was a nice treat!

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Just the right thing to enjoy before going to the grocery store.

After shopping, Will helped me unload and then we were back in the car again!

We got my car washed and then headed to Sam’s to pick up a few things.

Sam’s kills us. Anytime we go, about 5 extra things make their way into our cart. Thankfully, we stayed on target.

Will came home with a Sam’s pizza, while I got Panera.

We ended the night watching UFC! I was happy to see Henderson win the fight. He seems to be a great Christian guy, and excellent at what he does!

Sunday went fast, and aside from church and working out it was lazy!

Can I please tell you guys how excited I am!? Will agreed to work out with me three times this week. His stipulation was that I keep the workout down to 25 minutes.

I think we both know that will be easy.  If you’ve taken a look at some of my circuits in the health & fitness category, you know you can get a full body blitz in no time.

In addition to chatting with Will, we caught up on shows, I prepped meals for the week, blogged and caught up on laundry.

The evening ended watching the Pro Bowl with Will and the pups.

Sunday snuggles

And here we are again, another Monday.

So let’s talk posts this week. Here’s a look at what we’ll be talking about this week:

-Super Bowl snack roundup

-Wrapping up the New Year New Challenge series

-Thursday Things

-Friday Favorites

That’s it for now!

Hope you had an excellent weekend.

Check in tomorrow! 

Mastering the One Minute Dessert

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Let’s talk dessert today.

And how we’re going to make one in one minute.

Seriously, time me.

I accidentally stumbled upon today’s concoction when making this salsa for my Christmas party last month.

I went shopping for the ingredients on the cusp of an ice storm, which meant the shelves were bare and people were wrestling over the last box of everything.

Lucky for me, I was resourceful and went straight for the frozen berries. They thawed nicely and the recipe was perfect.

Buuut- when I made the recipe, I just tossed them into my food processor frozen. Turns out, when you do it that way, they turn a lovely hot pink and taste smooth and incredibly satisfying.

Had I not had to make that darn salsa, I would have left it alone and ate it right then and there and called it good!

I didn’t have to wait long, though, before I gave this “sorbet” another try.

I’ve made this same recipe with bananas for a long time.

Why I never thought to think outside the box and try another fruit? Probably because I’m old and boring. I have no idea.

Here’s all you need:

-1 cup, frozen raspberries
-2-3 tablespoons of vanilla almond milk
-Stevia (If you want. I did not add any but I realize the berries are sort of tart)

And here’s what you do!

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Put everything in your food processor and give it a good blitz until smooth.

Seriously, that’s it.

Done in less than a minute.

It’s okay, I felt silly for never trying it before, too. Don’t beat yourself up.

One minute deliciousness.

Now if only I could master everything else in that amount of time…

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Am I Becoming a Flexitarian?

Remember last year when I posted about how someone unknowingly gave Will a used copy of the All-Pro Diet that freakishly happened to be signed by Tony Gonzalez and addressed to Will? (crazy, right?!)

Bought this used book on amazon and not only was it autographed, but it was inscribed to WILL!! Too crazy.

Even though it was for Will, I ended up giving it a read.

Just for some history, Tony Gonzalez is an All-Pro and future hall-of-famer Tight End for the Atlanta Falcons, and very serious about living a balanced and healthy life.

In recent years, he made a huge transformation to his diet and saw ridiculous results in his overall health and recovery time while playing football.

He started out entirely vegan, but saw a major impact in his overall strength, so after talking to his nutritionist decided it might be a good idea to incorporate a little animal protein into his diet.

He primarily follows a pescetarian diet, also occasionally incorporating grass finished beef and organic chicken.

The book was an easy read, and I could relate to a lot of what he said. He relies heavily and often defers to his nutritionist, Mitzi Dulan, who contributed to the book and offered a lot of great insights and recipes.

I wanted to give the book a read because I knew he ate a primarily pescetarian/vegetarian diet and wanted to see how it affected him as an athlete in an extremely elite league.

I also wanted to give the book a read, because, (confession time!) I had been thinking about incorporating some fish into my diet, too.

So here’s the story.

A few months ago I started feeling sort of crappy.

Tired, sluggish, blah.

I also started having crazy and frequent heart palpitations which sort of totally freaked me out.

Turns out it was tied to low iron and B-12.

I wasn’t too surprised, as it can be hard to adequately supplement these items on a plant based diet when I’m not being intentional about it (and I haven’t been like I need to).

Anyway, I got on some potent vitamins and went on down the road, but the whole event sort of got me thinking about my diet.

And I thought, and thought, and thought. I didn’t do anything different, but continued to mull it over in my head.

I found Tony’s book (yes, “Tony.” Because we’re totally on a first name basis now haha) refreshing, and that it sort of helped me loosen the rope on my rigidity.

I also related heaps to this fitness professional and blogger who had a similar circumstance last year, too.

I was already heading down that path after the heart palpitations, but it was good to know others had been there, too.

I still don’t have any answers, other than the fact that I still believe a primarily plant based diet is the best.

However, I’m also not sold on bright yellow vitamin urine either! Haha

Truth be known, I have a carton of organic, cage-free eggs in my fridge right now and have been eating one or two eggs each week.

Eggs!

I also bought some tilapia a few weeks ago and have had it with dinner a few times since Christmas.

If you’re wondering whether I’m going to swing to the opposite side of the pendulum, the answer is no.

Panera forgot to remove the chicken from my salad the other day, and after removing what I thought was all of it, I caught a bite and nearly lost it. After not eating chicken for about two years (and doing lots of reading, which darn near ruined me), I definitely have no intention of ordering a huge steak or grilling a good old hotdog on game day.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve continued to follow a primarily vegetarian diet, however adding the fish and eggs in a few times was a nice treat. Sort of 80% vegan, 20% eggs and fish. Maybe less?

I’m terrible at math, remember?

I feel fine, but have noticed a small change in my digestive system, but that was really the only difference after making the switch.

So what does the future hold?

I don’t know.

Like I said, I definitely feel like a plant based diet is the best one to be on in the long run, and so I will always err on that side. However, I plan to use these next 3-6 months to incorporate a few servings of fish and eggs into my diet each week to see how I respond.

I will definitely keep you guys posted along the way to see how I feel.

So there you have it.

It’s out there!

More to come. <3

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