Hello!!!! Happy Wednesday!

Today got off to an amazing start! I was just telling my husband that I needed something new to mix up my workouts a bit. Then last night I got a text that a friend of mine was teaching a spin class in the morning. Just what I needed!

So, I made up this smoothie quickly before I headed out this morning. Absolute favorite new smoothie right here!! If you are into protein smoothies, you must try this!!!!


Ingredients:  1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 chopped up apple, 1 T. ground flax, 1 tsp cinnamon, sprinkle of nutmeg and ground cloves, 5 ice cubes…..blend it up until nice and smooth!

The ground flax will add a bit of a “texture” to the smoothie so if you’re not sure about that, you can leave it out. Or toss a little almond butter or dry oatmeal in there – just something to give it that “nutty” flavor of the pie crust.

The spin class was awesome and I was a sweaty mess with limp noodle legs afterwards. I can’t wait to go back next week!!!

I was starving and had an early lunch.  I made a Kale and Goat Cheese “omelette”.  I say that in quotes because I have don’t have the patience or the pan to make a proper omelette! So I sauteed some kale in a little grass-fed butter and threw in 2 eggs plus 1 egg white and topped it all off with a little bit of goat cheese and pressed it all together to sort of resemble an omelette. I had some organic red grapes with it.



My snack this afternoon was a spin on these Granola Energy Bites. I make a batch of these almost every single week for the kids lunches and snacks. For this batch, I reduced the amount of oatmeal and subbed in some protein powder instead (these are more for me, not necessarily the kids).



Darren offered to make dinner tonight since the we have after-school activity craziness on Wednesday nights. I am planning to start doing more crockpot meals on Wednesday nights, but wasn’t going to turn down his offer to cook. Especially after he made a special trip to the health food store to buy some local, free-range, grass-fed meats!  I love that we have found this great source for meat!!  They are located in Ravenna, MI and offer meats that are “raised on fresh air and sunshine and without grains, antibiotics, and growth stimulants…allowed to live low stress lives.”  The amazing thing is that these range in cost from $4.79 to $5. 29, which is cheaper than the factory farmed meats from our regular grocery store!



He always goes all out with his meals.  Tonight it was Swedish Meatballs, which I had with mashed cauliflower and some green beans. I always think food tastes so much better when someone else cooks it for me!! This was heavenly!!!!



That’s all for today. Have a great night!!!!!

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