Fabulous day so far! Hit up the gym and had one kickin workout…I rocked the elliptical and then tried out the treadclimber. If havent ever used the treadclimber before one word of advice, pay attention to what you are doing. I got in the zone and started listening to some music and then I just about bit it.
Lets just say I stepped in the middle of the treadmill. Bad move. Still had an awesome time though despite the massive ego blow!
Do any of you have any fun embarrassing gym stories you’d be willing to share? (I’ll admit, I’ve taken a tumble or two off the treadmill and one almost toppled off my spin bike….)
Today I went out the Unique L.A craft show in downtown L.A where my friend was selling some her amazing crafts. Will be cool! She does amazing work so I'm pretty excited to see what she's been making!
I packed some road snacks..Go Raw bars..LOVE these!
Also some club soda with blueberry stevia in it. This stuff rocks my socks off. Not too sweet and just tons of blueberry goodness. You can put it in almost anything. I like it in water, gives a nice light fruity taste without that sugary taste. My mom actually found this at a health food store near her. Good find!
When we arrived there were tons of amazing artisans there selling everything from jewelry to clothes to tea. You name it, they had it!
Wonderful smelling aromatherapy goods.
Delicious teas! I sampled a chocolate, caramel hazelnut tea. Yummmy!
I stumbled upon a wonderful bath and body company. Its called Klean and wow is this stuff amazing. I think I spent about 30 minutes here testing and smelling everything. I ended stocking up on things for myself and some gifts as well!
The Whipped Body Polish is amazing! Not greasy like some body scrubs are. But it left my skin so incredibly soft. Highly recommend these products as they are fabulous. They also come in the most amazing scents ever. I like more vanilla scents usually and I bought the Where Angels Go scent, which is a vanilla angle food cake, some whipped Body polish in Perfect Pumpkin and Brown Sugar and some whipped shea butter in cocoa. Amazing!!!
They also had plenty of delicious foods! This was one dangerous stand as all the cookies look out of this world.
But finally I came across a favorite of mine…
I was ssooo excited when I saw this!! I LOVE this chocolate. I walked away with Coffee and vanilla bean chocolate, Bing cherry, almond and black peppercorn chocolate, orange spice and my favorite a pure 85% cocoa bar.
On my way out I picked up a cute BeerDeer ornament my friend was selling. Cute!
What a day! I came back five hours later shopped out and ready to cook! I whipped up some turkey chili for Austin. Ground Turkey, cumin, chipotle peppers, masa harina, dark beer, chocolate, cumin and tons of kidney beans and veggies.
And some pumpkin pudding for me. (With just a half serving of fiber one! ahha. Im still sticking to my goals…;) )
But this was a container of Chobani, 1/2 c. of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, a splash of coconut milk, vanilla stevia and some Fiber one on top. I gotta have the crunch in my pudding!
And I got around to making some Cranberry Bliss Raw Balls! These might not be completely raw…but for some reason that is just what I keep on calling them. I used the nut to date ratio from Katie’s fudge baby recipes. It works out great!
Cranberry Bliss Raw Balls:
30 grams of cashews
80 grams of medjool dates
2 Tbs oatbran
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 Tbs white chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. craisons
4 Tbsp coconut flakes (just enough to roll the balls in)
Blend the cashews, oatbran, cinnamon, ginger, salt and chocolate chips together in food processor. When this is ground down fine enough. Add in the dates, maple syrup, vanilla extract. Blend again. Put into bowl and mix in your craisons. Roll into balls and roll in coconut flakes. Top with some cinnamon.
And finally Contest time!! The winner of the Kind Diet Book by Alicia Silverstone is……
Naomi of one Fit Foodie!!! Congrats girl!!!!
Anyways I hope everyone is having a fantastic Sunday evening and have a great start to the week!!
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