Monday with a spin and a flash.

Monday morning came quickly after a fun weekend of work (I’m obsessed with my jobs.), birthday parties, late nights, adult beverages, sweaty yoga practice, and flash-mob rehearsals. If you’re local and interested in joining me and a bunch of other yogis in an exciting, high energy flash mob scheduled for the end of October, join us for rehearsals at Yoga Passage! More information is on the Facebook page, we meet on Sunday nights at 6.

My week started with a 6 am RPM spin class and a cookie.

Breakfast cookie:

  • 1/3 c. rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. vega protein powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • splash of almond milk.

Mash together, spread onto a plate, refrigerate uncovered overnight and top with cocoa bliss and raspberry chia jam

Then it was right to work for the morning, school in the afternoon, then back to Yoga Passage for a quick Ashtanga practice. I stumbled upon this article which might come in handy for those of you not to familiar with all the yoga lingo. I learnt some new stuff as well.

The nice thing about morning shifts is that I get home at a reasonable hour and am able to eat dinner off of a plate as opposed to from a Tupperware container.

Omelete with goats cheese and salsa verde — excellent combination and a simple salad of romaine, tomato, and garlic stuffed olives (obsessed) with roasted garlic dressing.

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End of Summer lull; Return of a breakfast favorite, and care free treats

I desperately need for school to begin. I am bored to tears. Un-motivated. Going through the motions. The more time I have to do things, the less I do. I thrive off of schedules and deadlines. Though I know that this is just an excuse I like to use for the fact that I’m being very unproductive and lazy these days. Just ignore me while I vent.

This morning, I set my alarm so as to pretend I had some form of structure in my life and ate a Breakfast cookie, the first after a long time!

1/2 a banana, 1/3 c. rolled oats, 1 tbsp. Sunwarrior protein powder, 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, 1 tbsp. shredded coconut, 1 tbsp. peanut butter, splash of almond milk. Mash, spread onto a plate, leave in the fridge overnight. This morning I topped it with a little smear of cocoa bliss (chocolate-coconut butter) and some home-made raspberry chia seed jam. Side of fruit and tea.

After my extremely productive and social morning –sarcasm. I sat in my basement and watched several episodes of Modern Family, folded a basket of laundry, danced around to the 60’s French pop station on Songza and gave myself an at-home coconut oil hair treatment. Real life.

LUNCH

sautéed kale and crimini mushrooms, roasted sweet potato and a fried egg. I almost added feta, but I had big, dairy plans for later in the day.

Finally I washed the half cup of coconut oil out of my hair, pulled on some people clothes and was off to meet another human in the form of my best friend Ashley. We walked and talked and tried on stupid hats. The youzghe <shortened version of ‘usual’

We went our separate ways and I found my self in a sweaty heap on my yoga mat. 75 minutes at Yoga Passage left me a happy, noodly, HUNGRY girl. My friend Nat and I had dinner at Boxwood Cafe. It has been on my “To Eat” list for the longest time but today offered the perfect recipe of hunger, special occasion, and utter disregard for financial status.

Nat’s heading back to Vancouver for school on Thursday, I’ll miss her LOTS but I’m planning on showing up on her door step in BC later this year…

I had the amazing quinoa stuffed eggplant with roasted tomatoes and miso for dinner.

Plus a glass of rosé.

Afterwards we meandered down to Village Ice cream ,where I got bourbon butter pecan and salted caramel. Half scoop of each = 1 scoop in a still warm waffle cone.

So. much. yes. Also, get this: Food when enjoyed thoroughly and without agonizing over as to whether it will give you a stomach ache… does not give you a stomach ache! Noted.

Milk and Cookies

Good morning, good mooooorning!

I’m about to go to my first Bikram class in months but not before breakfast!

Breakfast cookie:
rolled oats – mashed banana – cocoa powder – dried cranberries – splash of almond milk – peanut butter – vanilla
*mash together before you go to bed, spread onto a plate and put in the fridge overnight*

Coconut butter drizzle on top! It solidifies into a solid icing of sorts, you know the stuff on top of store-bought sugar cookies? MMM!

No cookie is complete without an ice cold glass of (almond) milk.

 Have a nice day!

Give in to your Cravings

Yesterday, I woke up and meandered to the gym, on the train ride there, I dozed off and decided that it was not going to be very productive day at the gym.

I started walking on the treadmill, all of a sudden I was walking fast! then I was walking fast at a high incline, before I knew it I was doing bursts of sprints and 45 minutes later I was a glorious, sweaty disaster. Love it when that happens.

But today my hips were SUPER tight. I needed yoga stat!

Breakfast was a cookie. You may recall I recently licked my peanut butter jar clean and I haven’t gotten a chance to get another one! I’m not really digging almond butter right now, but it’s all I have and I need a good amount of fat in my breakfast in order for it to stick to my ribs throughout the morning. So I hid the almond butter inside of a breakfast cookie with a side of greek yogurt and flaxseed.

Breakfast Cookie:

  • 1/3 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 tbsp. shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • chopped almonds
  • splash of almond milk

Here’s the method

I went to a yoga class at noon lead by one of my favorite teachers, he’s so funny and I love his classes. That man loves his 10 count push-ups (slowly lower for 10 counts, slowly push back up for 10 counts) glorious. 50 minutes and I was dripping with sweat. It wasn’t even a hot class!

That class was shorter than I’m used to and it really sparked a craving for more yoga, so as soon as I hit publish, I’m heading to a 75-minute hot class. My cravings demand to be satisfied!