Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday Brunch and a Smoothie...
This weekend was beautiful outside...I stayed in all weekend. Ironically, I was studying for my Personal Training final while sitting on my rear for hours. I have never felt more need to workout than after sitting all day studying this information. It felt good to get so much studying done though. I am almost done!

Another thing I got caught up on this weekend was sleep. Even though Tony and I both had so much work to do, we decided we would sleep in if we could. There was no rushing around, just taking every moment step by step. We also took the time to have an incredible brunch on Sunday morning with the boys...

I made gluten free biscuits (I'm working on some variations), eggs and bacon. We feasted!



I enjoyed an incredible bath during the afternoon and finally painted my nails (and studied more while they dried)! Look at me, I'm multi-tasking! I felt so girly and so smart...

Now this next thing is going to shock most of you...I made my first smoothie for me!

I've made them for Tony and the boys before, but I never made a smoothie for me as a treat/meal. I don't like to drink my calories and I never really found a protein powder I liked. I have found one I like now (thanks to Lindsay) and I wanted something cool and refreshing after a hot bath.

Vanilla blackberry smoothie with a little extra frozen blackberries on top. This is only the beginning for me friends! I loved it!

The protein powder I used is Life's Basics. I ordered the chocolate and the vanilla from Amazon. I will be honest, this powder has hemp in it so there is a slight grainy texture to it, but you can't tell with the berries mixed in. I love how thick this powder makes the liquids it's mixed in with due to the chia. I mixed the chocolate with almond milk and a little peanut flour the other tasted like a peanut butter chocolate pudding. YUM!

With 22 grams of protein, no artificial sweeteners, no soy, no gluten and no dairy, is was definitely a great choice for me. I also love that it has the essential fatty acids 3-6-9 in it. I'm pretty crazy about my protein sources these days and I'm loving having some quick easy and tasty options in the pantry.

Today is going to be busy. I've worked out and showered, now I have to get to the gym to meet with a client. I have more studying in store during the middle of the day and another client meeting tonight. Let's make this a great week. I think we could all use one!

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