Smoothies 

I’ve been off of my smoothie game lately! This morning I thought I’d share my breakfast with you guys.
Rise & Shine Smoothie                                                 My ingredients are usually raw, or natural (nothing packeged, or processed) but I decided to go against my normal smoothie guidelines and add a meal replacement in it as well. The breakfast essentials packed a lot of protein. Now that I think about, so did the soy milk (laughs). Oh well, the chocolate flavoring went well with the banana. On a healthy note, it also packed:

  • 21 vitamins & minerals 
  • 13g of protein
  • 2x the calcium
  • 2x the vitamin D

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie
My usual smoothie would consist of 

  • 1 banana (potassium)
  • 1/4 c of blueberries (antioxidants)
  • 3 spoonfuls of Greek Yogurt
  • 1 c soy milk
  • 1 tbsp honey


I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for the past month to keep track of my calories. What I love about this app is that I was able to tailor my plan based off of my input my goals. When inputting my meals, I can scan the barcode of my ingredients and it’ll auto fill the nutritional information. It’ll also inform me it’s nutritional values, when an ingredient is high or low in a vitamin or mineral, and when I’ve reached my macros goal(s), which makes me feel accomplished. Even if I’m preparing a dish, I can create a recipe putting it in as a whole— I cook family sized dishes, and it’ll recalculate the meal as 1 serving.


The MyFitnessPal also offers a sister app, MapMyRun that uses your location to measure distance and time of my workout. Now this one I haven’t used yet. I haven’t ran in sometime, but enjoyed running on a track. Where I live most tracks are connected to the schools and the public is prohibited from using it during school hours. Well yesterday was the last day of school so I have the entire summer to utilize it! I’m excited and nervous at the same time. But I will start running again next week.

Until Next Time,

T.

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Steak Dinner! 

It’s 80% diet, 20% exercise . 

Now if I can just get up and move I would see results..

Now when I cook, I make it count.

  
Since giving birth, I have to find time to do the things I enjoy. I’ve realized how much I took advantage of the little things in life. So I try to have fun when I’m doing normal day to day activities like cooking:

So, I decided one night I’d make dinner (I was very hungry and never have time to do this daily), and this is what I chose to make:

Pan-seered Salmon with potatoes & onions and steamed Brussels 

4 pieces of frozen salmon

Salt & Pepper 

Goya

Smoked Paprika

2 Garlic cloves 

1/3 c chopped mushrooms 

Vegetable oil (ran out of olive)

Butter

Pan-Seered Salmon 

I used frozen salmon so of course I let it thaw over night in the fridge, then I seasoned it with light salt & pepper on one side, & Goya on the other (I’m weird like that). And let marinate for 30 minutes.

Red Potatoes w mushroom, garlic, & onion

I chopped and rinsed 3 medium red potatoes and cooked them in a pan with 3 tsp of vegetable oil (I usually use olive but ran out). I first added the garlic (which burned a little— I forgot it cooks quick should’ve put that in last?) but anywho I cooked it until it was kind of browned and wasn’t translucent. 

As for the Brussels, I bought the bag of steamable vegetables (pop them in the microwave for 5 minutes faced down, added butter and pepper

Voila! Dinner is served.