A Healthy Mint Chip Protein Milk Shake

A Healthy Mint Chip Protein Milk Shake

When we were in Disneyland The Love Nugget had his first milk shake from Ghirardelli Chocolate and Soda Fountain.  I know, first milkshake?  We just don’t really eat stuff like that and tend to make smoothies at home so he hadn’t had one. Of course he enjoyed it.  So much that I didn’t even get to snap a picture because it was gone before we knew it!

Upon returning home I wanted to show him that we can have a healthier version of an ice cream treat that’s just as enjoyable.  Luckily I had just received a large package of a delicious protein treat that’s much healthier than your average frozen yogurt.

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Friday Musings + Protein Ice Cream!

Friday Musings + Protein Ice Cream!

Hey friends!
Man I’ve had a busy week!  Between returning from Blend and getting ready for The Love Nugget’s birthday party on Saturday my week has been crazy!  All good though and looking forward to celebrating our little guy tomorrow!  Not really little anymore though.

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WIAW – Taco Burger Bites

WIAW – Taco Burger Bites

Happy Humpday!

Hope you all had a great start to your week.  We’ve had a busy and rainy week so far.  Which is great since we are in dire need of rain.  Though I’m sure the small amount we got over the past few days is nowhere near what we really need.  We’ll take it though!

Today we have another busy day between teaching at The Studio (hopefully my class fills back up after everyone was gone over Spring Break!), running errands, then an acupuncture appointment for me in the afternoon.  I just started going a few weeks ago and am really enjoying it so far.  My main goal is obviously fertility but it just so happens that to treat the fertility region you also treat the lower back, digestive system, and liver all of which I could use some cleansing and opening up with.  Like I said I just started a few weeks ago so haven’t noticed any major differences but I will say those 40 minutes that I lay there in peace (no phone, no computer, no Love Nugget), are quite relaxing.  I’ve been practicing my meditation while there and feel like I’m making some good progress.

Anyway, back on track here….  Today is Wednesday which means it’s time for another WIAW post!  This one’s from yesterdays eats and includes a yummy recipe for you all.  Enjoy then go check out some more WIAW posts over on Jen’s page.

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What I Ate Wednesday + Giveaway #3!

What I Ate Wednesday + Giveaway #3!

Happy Wednesday folks!

We’ve been enjoying another week of gorgeous weather here (sorry East Coaster’s) so have been spending as much time as possible outdoors.  Daily walks, park play, picnic lunches and evening walks.  Definitely been getting in a good amount of Vitamin D!

Anyway, most of you are probably here to check out what we ate yesterday since it’s Wednesday and all.  AND because I don’t want to disappoint, here’s another round of What I Ate Wednesday!  Don’t worry, that giveaway will be somewhere in here I promise 🙂

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Spiced Carrot Protein Muffins

Spiced Carrot Protein Muffins

The Love Nugget and The Hubby have been lacking in the vegetable department lately.  I try but they can be pretty picky when it comes to veggies.

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Peppermint Patty Protein Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

Peppermint Patty Protein Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

Yes it’s December, pouring down rain and we’ve been decked in our wet weather gear the past few days.

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Aloha Espresso Protein Fudge!

Aloha Espresso Protein Fudge!

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As many of you know I’ve been working at healing my hypothyroidism for a few months now.  I try not to clog your feed with thyroid posts but every so often I like to check in and let you know some things I’m doing in case you or someone you know has the same issues.  If you missed my previous thyroid posts you can read them here, or here.

Diet has been one area that is easy to focus on as a means of  healing.  I like food and I already eat very clean so it’s not hard to make a few tweaks here and there in order to assist thyroid healing.  I shared some foods before that were good for thyroid health one of those being brazil nuts.  Mostly for their Selenium quantities.  Selenium is essential for healthy thyroid function and healthy metabolism.  Luckily there are some Selenium rich foods that we can incorporate into our diet to increase the level in our bodies therefor benefiting our thyroid.  Unfortunately, the food that is highest in selenium is not my favorite.

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Paleo Fuel for Runners

Paleo Fuel for Runners

As most of you know I’ve been training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon which happens to be next weekend. Woo hoo!
Most of you also know that I eat as close to paleo as possible. No grains, legumes, diary, soy, sugar or processed foods. in the past when I trained for half marathons I still ate very clean but I also ate some processed foods, some grains and some dairy. So my fueling procedure was a little bit different back then than it is now.

I’ve touched on paleo for athletes before but wanted to go into a lithe more depth about some great paleo foods specifically for running. Which have been helping me to get through my long runs as well as recover after 🙂

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Pumpkin Patch Fun and another Pumpkin Recipe!

Pumpkin Patch Fun and another Pumpkin Recipe!

Good morning friends!

First off, thank you for the support on yesterday’s post.  I feel much more confident about my choices and am definitely going to stand my ground!

I’m beyond excited for today.  The Hubby and I are taking off on a little getaway to Tahoe for a few days of hiking, relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.

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Vanilla Fig Protein Smoothie with About Time

Vanilla Fig Protein Smoothie with About Time

Figs, figs, figs, figs!  Can’t get enough lately!  From Fig Jam to Fig muffins and most recently Fig Smoothies!

When the figs my mom brought me started to over ripen I cut up a bunch and tossed them into the freezer for future use.  They’ve turned out to be a delicious addition to smoothies that we’ve all been enjoying.  In particular, this Vanilla Fig Protein Smoothie using About Time Protein Powder.

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It’s light, refreshing and packed with protein perfect for after a workout, an afternoon snack or an addition to a meal.

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About Time uses protein isolate which is the purest from of whey protein.  It contains 90% more protein and very little fat or lactose. This makes it an extremely clean, natural source of protein for anyone looking to add it in.

Vanilla Fig Protein Smoothie

Vanilla Fig Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup chopped frozen figs
  • 1 scoop About Time Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup coconut water

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and mix away!
  2. Enjoy 🙂
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Now, you should head over to About Time to order your own protein using my code HHH for 25% off so you can make the smoothie too!

In case you missed it, I’m giving away race entry for two for the Nike Women’s Half in San Francisco and to $50 gift cards to Whole Foods!   Check out yesterdays post for details on how to enter 🙂

Disclaimer – About Time provided me with samples for this post.  As always all opinions are my own.  



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