April is here! I thought about taking a month hiatus from the ol’ blog because of the craziness that will ensue this month, however I just can’t leave! My posts won’t be as consistent this month but I will try my best. Posting recipes keeps me grounded as weird as that may seem. It motivates me to prepare fresh foods which ultimately makes me feel great inside 🙂
This month our business Smarty Pants Yoga Inc. launches, I graduate from yoga school, I am being honored in NYC, and we go to Florida for my sister’s wedding. The day we return we move and my students are competing in a city-wide competition. I am SO excited for all of the madness, and am trying to take each day as it comes.
My month in pictures:
To get me through I need to make sure I maintain a healthy diet. I am not eating any processed food or sugar and am making meals instead of snacking on nuts or dried fruit (a deliciously bad habit). To kick off the month of healthy everything I present protein pancakes (my new obsession). They are packed with healthy ingredients and super easy to make. Plus they are gluten free! Yay for pancakes!
- 1/4 c egg whites
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2.5 tbsp vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 mashed banana
packed with protein
Toppings: So many options!
- Sugar Free Syrup
1. Mash banana in bowl.
Leave no lumps
2. Place all ingredients in shaker cup. Place banana last.
best cup ever.
3. Shake ingredients until evenly distributed.
4. Grease (coconut oil, PAM) non stick pan on medium heat. Pour mixture into pan. When it begins to bubble flip.
5. Cook thoroughly and serve!
I am now officially in yoga teacher training (WOO!). I am in class 4 days a week which means I am running around town like a crazy lady. I could not be happier to be this nutty women. This is one step closer to taking back my happiness and I am super jazzed about my choice.
I must say though that as I begin my journey into yoga school I am trying to be incredibly mindful of the little things that make my day better. The sun has been out during my drive to work this week. This is small but wonderful.
how could you not be in love?
A consequence of my super busy schedule is I am eating all of my meals on the go. I prepped for this shift in schedule by purchasing a ton of yogurt and fruits this past weekend. Also, I have been in the mood for clean delicious salads. I have been jones-ing for beets.
on the go. lunch, snack and dinner.
Beets and I were not friends for a very long time. In the past few weeks I have started to really dig them.
Below are two recipes that I created this week and have found to be quite delicious! Enjoy!
Beet and Spinach Salad
low calorie, balanced.
4 unsulfered apricots chopped
3 walnuts – crushed
1 c spinach
1 c mixed greens
2 beets (cooked and peeled) cubed
3/4c shredded carrots
1 laughing cow blue cheese cut into small pieces
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp strawberry jam
Prep all salad ingredients and place in container. Mix together dressing ingredients and place in small air tight container.
Beet Fruit Salad
small green apple chopped
2 beets (drained and peeled) chopped
4 unsulfered apricots chopped
1 small pear chopped
1/8 c granola
This is all helping me stay grounded and focused while managing all of the tasks I have taken on. HAPPY FRIDAY! Let the BEET control you!
I need a break after this VERY long week.