Gooooood morning bloggy boos! How are you?
I am sleepy weepy. Thank GOODNESS third quarter is over, I can now offich say I am a fourth quarter senior! It is allll smooth sailing from here:)
Thank you for all of your college stories and tips on going to college and roomies! You guys are so insightful, and it’s making me even more excited to go off to school in the fall!! (and meet my roommate on Friday)
Yesterday was spent in an awesome workout at the gym where I ran into a couple of friends and Lisa (haha as per the Friday uge). We talked for about an hour and a half on the bikes. Time flies when you’re having fun:)
….like this guy:
Free ticket to the gun show? Oh hey new spinning teacher.
Anywhos, since yesterday was Indulgence Friday, I indulged in a little of sitting on my batooty. Aka, I came home, ate, watched Biggest Loser and House (any fans out there? Holllaaa at me!), then went to sleep.
This morning will be spent on a gorgeous canal run, crossing my fingers that it does not rain/snow/hail/cats and dogs! Gotta love Upstate New York. <— Do you sense my sarcasm?
So as you read this, I will be hitting the pavement with my new baby (who is still yet to be named). Any suggestions?? The first new baby has been affectionately named Darren. Ob. sessed.
But since you all are most likely tumbly grumbling for a new recipe, here are TWO. One is super simple, and the other requires some fun ingredients.
Last week, Lisa and I got together for a food date before our kick-toosh spin class (we have agreed that if we were guys, we would completely have a crush on our spin teacher. weird? don’t answer that).
First we made jooooose…
Yes, that is a whole Vita-Mix full of juice. And yes, it is completely poss to drink all of that (except we didn’t…they should make juice-drinking competitions for health champs like us).
Served in wine glasses, as uge.
Do you see the wabbit?
It’s like looking for animals in the clouds, except juice tastes way better than air. Just saying:)
‘Twas a kitchen sink juice with carrots, cilantro, lemons, celery, kale stalks, dandelion greens, ginger, red pepper, and lawd knows what else. It was delish and hit the spotsky
Then we made Sun Warrior Protein Socca with sprouted LENTIL flour. Socca without garbanzo beans?! Say whaaaa?
You heard me right, and chickadees it was so good. Topped with Sunflower Seed Butter (my obsession) and leftover Acai Pomegranate Chia Seed Jam.
Oh and coconut, coconut butter, and cacao nibs because it was completely necessary.
Sun Warrior Protein Socca
Makes 2 small servings, or one large portion.
- 1/2 cup sprouted lentil flour, or other bean flour (a la vitamix)
- 2 scoops vanilla Sun Warrior
- 20 drops vanilla stevia
- 1 cup water (not sure on this measurement–best to go by texture and add gradually)
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl or Vita-Mix.
- Heat a frying pan and add a tablespoon or so of extra-virgin coconut oil. Add batter in small amounts at a time.
- Cook like pancakes until cooked through.
- Top with your toppin’s and enjoy!
I think we downed this whole batch in two minutes flat and then ate some ‘roons later.
‘Roons say whaaaa? Get at me kiddos because this is the simplest, healthiest thing in the world. You’re going to wonder why you didn’t think of this biznazz.
I present to you,
ALMOND Carrot Balls!
Or if you want to sound fancy you can call them ‘roons. Whatever floats you boat:)
- 3 cups of carrot pulp (or squeezed, blended/shredded/processed carrots)
- 2 cups ground raw almonds
- stevia or other sweetener to taste (if desired)
- Make your carrot pulp, and grind your almonds.
- Combine the two in a large bowl and pack down. Add sweetener to taste(such as stevia, yacon, lucama, agave, maple syrup, or blackstrap molasses).
- Shape into balls or macaroons (with a melon baller). Eat straight up, or dehydrate for a few hours and enjoy as macaroons.
First, you take some carrot pulp (from your juicer), or simply put carrots in the blender and then squeeze out the moisture with a cheesecloth.
Then you grind up a ton of almonds, and combine the two! Shape them into balls and eat them that way (absolutely delicious) or dehydrate for a few hours and eat them as macaroons.
Our next project is to dip them in dark chocolate and melted coconut butter!:)
That’s all for today loves! Enjoy your Sattyday:)
How did you celebrate Indulgence Friday?
Sitting on my bootay and tons of Quinoa-Hummus-Raisin-Balsamic bowls:)
Favorite super-simple recipe. GO!
These balls. <— Minds out of the gutter people.
Tell me about your favorite protein powder!
Currently mine is Vega Vanilla Sport Protein, but I am convincing the ‘rents to get me some Sun Warrior:)