1. Julie's Baked Banana Pecan Oatmeal
I cannot tell you how fantastic this stuff is! It's great right out of the oven BUT it's a fast, healthy breakfast to-go also. Basically it's oats, fruit, milk, and nuts. What's not to love?
I've been reheating it in the am and topping it with a little syrup and fresh blackberries. It's a dream!
I'm going to play around and add apples next time and more cinnamon. It's also making an appearance on our Easter Brunch menu. Thanks Julie! Check out the recipe on her awesome blog.
2. Cute Cat Videos
Speaking of Easter, our kitten Minnie is apparently not a huge fan of my collection of Easter stuffed animals. What do you think?
3. Green Smoothies
The weather is
In our mix: spinach, frozen peaches, OJ, Olympian Labs pea protein, and chia seeds.
It's a good feeling in a cup!
Kyle and I visited our favorite restaurant, Roy's, last night. We have been there for several date nights and it's the location of our first date back in 2008!
My entree was the Shiso Salmon with spinach and caramelized onion polenta. And yes, I could not resist their amazing chocolate souflee. Best. Dessert. Ever.
5. FHBC12 Scholarship
I'm also thrilled that I was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2012 Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference in Denver in June! I have never been to a big bloggers conference and I'm so excited to learn more about blogging as well as mingle with some brilliant RD's and fitness professionals! Thank you to Refuel with Chocolate Milk for the scholarship!
And just for fun let's throw in a Friday Fit Tip:
If you're a beginner, train to failure—the point at which you absolutely can't do another repetition—then refuel. In a new study, beginners who trained to failure then drank a supplement immediately afterward gained over 5 pounds of muscle in just 8 weeks. Eight ounces of v1 percent chocolate milk will provide all the nutrients you need to achieve the same result. So work to failure and then refuel for success!
This weekend I'm busy with work and then I return to school on Monday....womp womp! I'm actually excited as I am taking a class on Nutrition Concepts & Controversies. I'll be sure to share what I learn.
What food did you enjoy the most this week?
Love and a hot, hot March,
Carissa & Kyle