Banana Pumpkin Ice Cream

Banana Pumpkin Ice Cream

The time has come to consume an excess amount of pumpkin -- and by pumpkin, I mean pumpkin-flavored treats that often don't even have that much pumpkin in them. *cough.pumpkin spice lattes.cough* Since fall is just around the corner, I figured it was about time I share another pumpkin recipe. I whipped up today's recipe last night (procrastinator? me?) and was quite pleased with the result. I've shared three banana ice cream recipes on here in the past, so I'm excited to add to that … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things

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So it rained yesterday here in San Diego… I feel like every time it rains, it’s also still sunny. It’s quite confusing. But yay rainbows! After my horrible commute home after work, which was doubled thanks to flooding and traffic lights out, I came home to quite the interesting sight. Guess who didn’t shut their windows? This girl. Everything within three feet of our windows was/is slightly soaked. Thankfully, nothing important was ruined. Since it never seems to rain here for … [Read more...]

Two-Ingredient Protein Waffle

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Breakfast food is the best food -- morning or night. That is just a fact. Ish. I'm pretty much always down for breakfast foods, be it pancakes, eggs, breakfast burrito, or today's recipe. Unfortunately, when I make brinner a lot of the time, it's typically pancakes topped with sugary syrup -- aka not the most nutritious. When I saw this idea, I was excited and had to try it out. This waffle recipe has a similar texture to the traditional breakfast dish, but there's no sugar or empty carbs. If … [Read more...]

Skinnygirl Nutrition Bars Review & Giveaway

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Skinnygirl. Skinnygirl Snack Swap Campaign Interesting fact: About a quarter of the average American’s daily caloric intake comes from snacking. If you’re like me, you need several snacks throughout the day to tide you over between meals. If you’re trying to be healthy, though, finding a bunch of nutritious snacks (that you won’t get bored with) can be a bit difficult. It’s so easy to grab some chips or a sugary granola bar … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things + Pre-Race Day Bike Workout

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Before I get into today’s post, I’d like to announce the winners of the Quest protein bar giveaway! Congrats to Courtney F. and Elle! I've already sent the emails to the winners, but thanks to everyone that entered. :) Second order of business: I wanted to share a little workout I did on Saturday – aka the day before the 5K. The day before a race, you shouldn’t do too much, but you should do something. I decided to go on the bike for a little pre-race day workout that wasn’t too difficult but … [Read more...]

Aloha Run 5K Recap

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We spent our Sunday morning running the Aloha Run 5K, and it went by in a flash! That’s probably because we’re such fast runners though. (And by we, I mean Matt. He friggin won 3rd in his age group of 25-29. #rockstar) It was the 2nd annual Aloha Run, and it seemed very well put together for how low key it felt (1328 runners). We had a lot of fun running at Mission Bay all dressed up in our coconut bras and grass skirts. When we first got there, not many people were dressed up. I was confused … [Read more...]

Deconstructed Granola Yogurt

Deconstructed Granola Yogurt

Greek yogurt is one of my favorite protein-packed snacks. However, eating it everyday gets quite boring, which is what led me to discovering today's recipe. I only buy 0%, fat-free Greek yogurt because all the flavored varieties seem to be packed with sugar. Plus, having plain yogurt makes it more versatile, allowing me to cook sweet and savory dishes with it. The major downside to only purchasing plain, fat-free is that...it tastes slightly sour and disgusting plain. You get used to it … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Things

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So apparently I have a 5k in four days… It’s a bit ridiculous how few miles I have run within the past couples months. I ran 3.5 miles on Saturday, and that was significant compared to all my other runs that have been on the treadmill. Because of hot yoga, I didn’t run as much as I was planning to last week, so I suppose I should squeeze in a few good runs this week to remind myself I actually can run 3.1 miles in a not horrible time…but we’ll see about that. This Aloha Run will be … [Read more...]

So This One Time I Did Hot Yoga…

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Bikram yoga is a type of hot yoga where you perform stretching, balancing, and breathing exercises during a 90-minute class in a room that is set to about 104 degrees with humidity at 40%. It’s similar to normal yoga, but you feel like you’re going to die the whole time. A few weeks ago, a coworker of mine mentioned that she wanted to start doing hot yoga again (she had done it in college). Since I have fitness class curiosity, I was all about trying it out. So last week, another … [Read more...]

Quest Products Review + Protein Bar Giveaway! {Closed}

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You guys… I think I’m becoming a protein bar junkie. Quest Nutrition sent me quite the variety pack of products recently, and I’m excited to finally share my experience with them all! First, I will start with… Quest Protein Bars I ate a protein bar for a mid-morning snack at work most days, and it was strangely exciting to try every new flavor. It was like a little dessert to get my day rolling. But seriously, people, Quest has SO MANY FLAVORS. It’s ridiculous. My top five … [Read more...]