and we're back! Sonny and i celebrated wedding anni #6 in South Beach this past weekend. you know i'll be making a nice little blog post about it when i get my life together but check out my Instagram feed for a few highlights in the meantime.
we got in late monday night after picking up Chiso from his grandparents house and i went to bed feeling like i shoulda got a sub for my 5:30am class the next morning. after not picking up any dumbbells in 5 days straight and eating everything under the blazing Miami sun, um i needed to be there :shock: . i felt crappy on the way and not even my cup of coffee did much to help but i left the gym feeling the exact opposite. it always happens that way! then i crashed when i got home. really hard.
one great thought or action breeds another, so start your day with POSITIVITY! an uplifting song, a scripture, prayer, or a motivational quote or all three. they have an incredible, noticeable impact on the rest of your day. then pair it with something healthy and nutritious to go in your body and you are well on your way!
AAAAAAAGGGHH!!!!! the Blog Elevated Conference (BE) starts TOMORROW!!!!!! super-duper stoked is an understatement. i'm shy, i'm reserved, yeah, yeah, yeah, but i am gonna try my absolute best to JUMP outta my comfort zone this weekend and be the social butterfly i know i can be. i'm anxious just thinking about it but enough is enough.
i owe you like three recipes!!! let's talk about these apple pie pancakes real quick though. not to be confused with the apple pie oatmeal in my ebook (shameful plug).
hot apple-cinnamon pie oat bran pancakes
- 1/2 cup raw oat bran
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 3 - 4 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 heaping tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup chopped red delicious apple
- 1 tbsp coconut crystals
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
mix everything in your blender EXCEPT the apples, coconut crystals, and lemon juice. add as much almond milk as you'd like; i dont like super thick batter so i add about 4-5 tbsp myself to stretch it and make as many cakes as possible. cook up the batter in your medium heated, no-stick cooking spray coated pan for 3-4 minutes each side. heat a small saucepan over a medium flame and add your apples, lemon juice, and coconut crystals all at once. stir until crystals have melted a bit but make sure it doesn't burn! it cooks fast. top your cakes with the hot apple mixture. drizzle them with some zero calorie Walden Farms pancake syrup. ready, set,
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Q: what's one thing in your morning routine that you must do every single day?