Daily Archives: November 11, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief & Coconut Banana Paleo Pancakes

Sunday

Today wasn’t as jam packed. Upon waking up, I spent the first hour lounging on the couch watching the last 2 episode of Parks & Recreation. I used to wake up and go running right away, mainly because I wanted to get my run in as soon as possible so my ex and I could have the entire Saturday and Sunday together. It’s nice to be able to veg for a bit, allowing my body to wake up before hitting the pavement.

I ended up going for a 4 mile run, 20 minutes of weights and also P90X Plymometrics. I felt gooooood after that pathetic crazy workout.

I enjoyed a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana protein shake and half a bowl of Raspberry Mango Overnight Oats before cleaning the bathrooms and bagging our clothes that we were donating to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

After labeling 4 bags of clothing, I jumped in the car with my parents and Kipper and headed out to the neighboring town to head to the Fire Department to drop the bags off. My Dad was a little disappointed when only one firefighter came out. He’s trying VERY hard to find me a man. He even yelled my phone number out the window as we drove away.

Men!

After getting back, I hit GNC to browse the shelves, before I visited Natural Market near my house to stock up on nuts and tea.

So many nuts! I ended up going for my favorite and luckily least expensive bin, which were the Deluxe Mixed Nuts.

 

Caution: These are highly addicting! I’m hoping my bag doesn’t disappear before Wednesday otherwise I might need an intervention. The TV segment will read, True Story: I’m Addicted to Nuts. If that doesn’t grab your attention, I’m not sure what will!

 

How DELICIOUS sounding are these teas?! Yes, they’re tea and not hot chocolate! At $.37 a packet, I couldn’t resist buying all the indulgent flavors. I also bought a detox tea, but that tasted like pure ass and after half the mug, I gave up.

For dinner, I experimented with my 2-ingredient pancake and came up with an even better pancake. The 3-ingredient pancake that will be dubbed the Coconut Banana Pancake.

 

Coconut Banana Pancake

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1/2 a mashed banana
  • 1 TBSP coconut flour

Directions:

  1. Heat a burner on the stove, and spray a pan with your desired spray or butter
  2. With the banana still in the peel, squish it. The peel will burst open and put your desire amount of banana into a bowl. I find that half the banana works perfectly.
  3. Mix 1 egg and 1 egg white into the banana mixture, and blend together.
  4. Add 1 TBSP of coconut flour to the mixture and continue mixing to the desired consistency and pour the batter into the pan.
  5. When the bottom of the pancake has browned to your liking, usually 2-3 minutes, flip over for another minute.
  6. Top with your favorite toppings and dig in!

You’re welcome! 🙂

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Trader Joe’s, Sex Toys and Long-Lost Friends

Saturday

Saturday was a busy little day. It felt like I didn’t have a minute of free time where I could just sit down and relax.

After my workout, I tagged along with my momma while she got her haircut before we swung over for a shopping spree at Trader Joe’s. I believe it’s the first TJ’s in New Hampshire, and it recently opened, so we were excited to check it out.

I loved the set-up of the produce, although the center aisles were very compact and I had to wait in line to select my Fuji apples. It didn’t help that we went on a Saturday afternoon, as we felt like the entire city of Nashua was shopping with us.

I even came across Brussels Sprouts on a stick! I couldn’t not take a picture with this little big guy. It was so cute and something I had never seen before. I guess I always thought that Brussels Sprouts just came in a bag. 😉

After seeing Roasted Seaweed on many blogger’s pages, I was excited when I came across snack size bags for $.99! I grabbed one and ripped into once we were driving home to test them out.

My first bite resulted in tiny seaweed flakes on my shirt, and the post-bite left a slimy feeling in my mouth. I powered through about half of the pouch before I couldn’t do it anymore. The seaweed was a little too salty and “weird” for me. Overall I’m happy that I gave them a shot, but I would much rather snack on baked sweet potatoes with PB2.

After my sweet potato and peanut butter fix, I ventured over to the gym for a quick cardio workout that included a 1 mile run, 15 minutes on the vertical elliptical and weights.

When I got into my car after my workout, I looked out the side mirror and had a beautiful and breathless view. I couldn’t have parked any more perfect. I felt like I was in a photoshopped moment.

After showering, I enjoyed a powerbowl for dinner, which included Chobani Vanilla yogurt, chia seeds, fresh strawberries, flax-seed, finely diced walnuts and raw oatmeal.

My powerbowl hit the spot and left me feeling nice and full before I headed up North to my friend Chris’ Sex Toy party put on my Athena’s. I’ve been to one of these parties years ago, and just like the first time, I went more so for the company. Chris and I used to work together last year, and I hadn’t seen her since the end of January when I left that job, so I was really excited to spend time with her and catch up.

I ended up being the last one to leave, and stayed a good hour and a half after her friends left. We talked about our ex’s and got into the juicy details of how we both lost who we thought were the “loves of our lives,” we discussed work and also just life and our past coworkers. It was so good to see Chris and we’re both making sure we get together more often!

I arrived home around 9:30 and at that point, I was DEAD tired. I felt so guilty because I had about 4 friends who were texting me but I was so exhausted that by 10:20 I passed out, leaving 4 conversations hanging.

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