I hope everyone is keeping cool this summer. It is hot as all get up (is that a real phrase or am i making that up?) in Brooklyn right now. I’ve been making smoothies just about every morning because it is waaaay too hot to even think about turning on the oven lately. I also don’t want to think about how much our electricity bill is gonna be………
The other day I grabbed a pre made smoothie from a company that I really like. The flavor was Cake Batter and I was soooo excited. I love cake batter: I have the best memories of my mom baking cakes and letting me and my sister lick the spoon and clean the bowl.
I whipped this up last night for dinner and it was amazing. It checked all the boxes for me about what I want when I make dinner:
It’s made of clean, whole food ingredients
Chris had two helpings and there was still enough leftover for lunch/dinner
I love love love adding extras to my coffee. It’s the second thing I drink in the morning (first thing is either room temperature water and lemon or wheatgrass juice) so why not start my day off right? Enter in: the Mocha Chaga Cold Brew. So delicious and the caffeine and chaga get you ready to take on the day. This is perfect to drink before a run or workout.
I’ve been OBSESSED with beets lately. I feel like they are way underrated as far as “super foods” go. If you are a runner or workout, beets should be your new BFF. I’m currently ramping up for my next ultramarathon in December (a 50 miler in Florida) so I’ve been eating or drinking beets just about everyday
Figuring out what to eat before a long run takes some trial and error. I’ve definitely had a few really bad runs due to some poor fueling choices. Flashback to a few weeks ago where I was so nauseas I had to stop my run because I felt so sick. Ugh, there’s no worse feeling then having a sour stomach ruin your run. It’s better that I found out that smoothies don’t work for me before a run during training and not the morning of a race.
Lately I've been aaallll about oat milk. I like to switch around what milks I use and now that more and more coffee shops have Oat Milk, I've been using it in my cold brew.
I've finally perfected my gluten free protein waffle. It's super simple to make and you can make these in bulk to freeze to pull out and reheat during the week.