Hello, hello! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start, my friends!
This morning’s breakfast was two Van’s waffles with sunflower butter and sliced banana on top. Most mornings, I want to make a two-ingredient pancake, but then I always opt for the quicker and easier toaster oven option. This breakfast requires practically no effort, but maybe I’ll switch it up tomorrow anyway.
And, as always, I drank a glass of decaf iced coffee with almond milk with breakfast.
I spent the rest of the morning working, blogging, and digging myself out of an inbox black hole. I eventually broke for lunch around noon and reheated my Lime Leaf leftovers from last night’s dinner, which were delicious. I love the noodles even more the next day.
After lunch, I packed for Milwaukee, which took me a matter of minutes. I’m only there for about 24 hours and mostly doing fitness stuff, so I kept my packing light. I’m only bringing my gym bag, which I’m using as an overnight bag.
And my purse.
Here’s what I packed: workout clothes, PJs, make-up bag, laptop, and the clothes I plan to wear on the plane. That’s it. How’s that for packing light?
After I was all packed up, I created a gluten-free granola recipe for Health, which, of course, I sampled right away. Mmm! It’s a good one!
I also snacked on some dates and Nikki’s vanilla cake batter coconut butter before heading to CrossFit.
Health News & Views
I love a muffin with all sorts of texture, including the crunch of nuts and seeds and the chew of raisins and dried fruit. Taking a bite of a muffin and surprising my taste buds each time makes for a very enjoyable eating experience.
This recipe for Banana Quinoa Mini Muffins combines all of my favorite textures into one muffin with a special ingredient that takes it one step further: quinoa. Quinoa is packed with protein and fiber as well as a number of vitamins and minerals (a one-cup serving of quinoa has 8 g of protein and 5 g of fiber), so these muffins are the best of both worlds: delicious and nutritious!
Question of the Day
Super important Question of the Day:
Would you rather eat a muffin or a cupcake (in the flavor of your choice)?
I’d say 90% of the time, I’d pick a cupcake. I love frosting in a major way. But, on occasion, I really love a good muffin, like a pumpkin chocolate chip or French toast muffin.