I am linking up with Jen for another WIAW! Here we go!
No, this is not a post about BLEND Retreat, but don’t worry I will be back tomorrow with one final recap!
After a long weekend in Utah for Blend Retreat, I had to hit the reset button and get back to packing my lunches for work, how boring! I wish I could have my breakfasts sponsored by Chobani, The Laughing Cow, and Muesli Fusion every morning! I guess I will just have to deal!
So yesterday morning I planned on making a blood orange Chobani smoothie (recipe from Blend) but I got caught up with the dogs, etc, etc, and by the time I knew it I had to leave for work.
So I settle with something else that was actually very satisfying!
Artisana Foods Macadamia Butter with a banana
Kind- Dark Chocoalte Sea Salt Bar
Salad with cucumber, tomato, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, 1/2 avocado with homemade vinaigrette.
With strawberries 🙂
And some more swag that I got from Blend Retreat! Blue Diamond rocks my face off!
The raspberry flavor almonds are just okay if you ask me…I love the coconut flavor!!
I also tried a new Stevia drink flavor, Cherry cola….I have to say I was disappointed. The cherry flavor was overwhelming and just not that great. I pitched it after two sips, boo!!
I had some of these bad boys in my locker at work…they are so freaking addicting!
Another new to me protein bar, I had one on Monday and loved it so I brought one to work on yesterday. Only 100 calories and 8 grams of protein = Delicious.
Grilled chicken breast with herb and garlic laughing cow cheese wedge, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and avocado. More veggies on the side.
A couple spoonfuls of Nikki’s Coconut Butter #straighfromthejar- use it people! You know you eat it that way too.
Nikki sent me two jars in the mail yesterday for getting my cookie recipe on their website! Go check it out.
And then Off to bed I went….
One more Blend retreat Recap coming your way!!
What is your favorite kind of nut butter?
LOL, Sorry Carly I know you hate “nut butter” I had to say it 🙂
I started my day off yesterday with a TRUE BLUE Breakfast.
True Blue #1
Blueberry Oats with Walnuts
2 tbsp Almond flour
2 tbsp oats
2 tbsp Flaxseed Meal
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1 Stevia packet
1 tsp baking powder (could prob leave out next time)
Almond Milk (1/4 cup or more approx)
Directions: Mix and Microwave for about 3 minutes
Top with Walnuts! Enjoy!
After Breakfast I went to Crossfit. I am really loving crossfit so much! It challenges me to do things I wouldn’t try on my own. I will try to break down the lingo as much as I can for those of you who do not follow crossfit.
Before I started I had no idea what AMRAP meant!
We worked on finding our 3 Rep Max Strict Press
Shoulder are my weakest body part and the coach always tells me to “Get out of your head!” But it is true.
AMRAP (As many rounds as possible) in 9 Minutes:
9 Shoulder to Overhead (OH) or Push Press (PP) – (115 for guys/75 for girls) I started with 75lbs and went down to 65lbs on the second round!
Me in the middle of doing my push press
15 KTE (knees to Elbows) or HKR (hanging knee raises) – I did hanging knee raises
21 Double Unders (Jump rope)
Me: Mid Jump 🙂
Followed by 1 minute Max Rep Burpees! (AH!)
I did 3 rounds + 2 PP and 13 Burpees at the end.
After crossfit I drank my protein shake and then while I was waiting patiently to get my oil changed I snacked on:
True Blue #2
Kind Bar (Blueberry Vanilla + Cashew)
Being a blueberry lover so much I was surprised that this was not my favorite KIND bar. I think my favorite is still the Dark Chocolate + Sea salt!
TRUE BLUE #3
I got to spend the rest of my afternoon with some awesome friends for lunch. We went to one of our favorite places, Bellevue Bistro!
It’s such a cute little place that has awesome breakfast and lunch!
I got an iced tea- I love their ice!
Stephanie and I split two meals, we were starving!
grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, golden raisins, sunflower seeds, apples,
and house vinaigrette
and the Tuscan Sandwich
turkey, swiss, avocado spread, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, on
with a side of roasted sweet potatoes
I am obsessed with avocado right now!
After we ate at talked forever we went across the street to Avenue Brew. It was such a cute little coffee shop but you can also eat there and they have a beer garden type of thing outside during warmer weather! I cant wait to go back!
Stephanie and I also split a small coffee drink, some type of mocha flavor, I forgot the name of it though.
Splitting is the way to go!! That way you get to try more food too!
My husband never wants to split meals, that’s what girlfriends are for I guess 🙂
Have a good Friday!
What is your favorite coffee drink?
Anyone else obsessed with avocado?