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As if you couldn’t tell, I’ve been getting bored with my breakfasts pretty quickly lately. Not that they aren’t absolutely delicious, because they are, I just want to switch it up more.
So, my latest endeavor has been into the world of Pizzerts a la Katie. My first attempt Sunday night did not turn out that great, but I ate it regardless. Why waste?! (We’ll just ignore the fact that I also forgot that the pan was hot and I burned myself pretty bad. SO fortunate that I don’t have a blister right now. Heat + metal + skin = ouch!)
Yes, I even added Christmas sprinkles. Topped with So Delicious vanilla coconut milk yogurt (new at my Kroger!) and mini vegan chocolate chips. Luckily, the next morning I had a better idea of what I was working with and, with my alterations, made the most bomb-diggity Pizzert evah:
Double Chocolate Chip. I added cocoa powder, flaxseed meal, and mini vegan chocolate chips and topped it all off with protein frosting (2 T vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, water). Like with most of Katie’s recipes, the possibilities are literally endless. Expect to see more of these in the near future. They are HUGE. Literally the size of my outspread hand. I was satiated for quite a few hours before delving into my on-campus snacks.
– 1/2 c whole-wheat flour
– 1 tsp baking powder
– sweetener (I used 4 tsp Truvia)
– 1/2 c water or non-dairy milk
– 2 T applesauce (or coconut oil, pumpkin, canola oil, banana, etc)
– 1/8 tsp salt
– spices and extracts, as desired
Mix everything together and pour into a greased pan. Cook in an UNpreheated oven at 430deg for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for at least a minute or two before transferring to a plate (or else it will fall apart), or just eat out of your pan! Serves 1 or 2 depending on if this is a meal or a snack or if you just feel like sharing or have a big appetite.
I have another Katie-inspired recipe in mind for sometime later this week. I just know that you’ll all be on your toes waiting to see what it is.
Monday marked the beginning of the last 2 weeks of classes (plus finals week = 3). Last night I finished up the last of my readings (that I know of) and so now, other than my exams/tests and a few quizzes, I’m done and get to take it pretty easy for the next month until summer classes begin. That’s not to say that I’m just going to be sitting around the house. I am in training after all. And I would love to be able to see my friends more while I can and now that they are finishing up at their respective universities as well.
It actually snowed all day today. In the middle of April. With only a few week left until May/most people’s summer vacations begin. How is this fair?! Michigan, thou art a heartless b*@$%. I had to dig my winter boots and winter coat out of storage this morning with a very pouty face.
I’m still making very good headway on my 40 in 400 list. Nothing has been completed yet, but, then again, quite a few of my goals involve multiple days. Today marks the actual 400th day from my 21st birthday and things are looking good so far to get things completed on time. As if I can tell over a year out, right? But I truly do have every confidence in myself to complete each and every one of those in plenty of time (as in, not waiting until the week before to check off half the list). There will, for sure, be some crossing out involved before April is over. 100% Guaranteed.
This weekend, due to bad weather conditions, I traded in my run for my first shot at Jillian Michaels’ Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism DVD that I got in the mail last week. I bought this DVD because I really like the other Jillian DVD I have and Carrie highly recommended this one. I loved it. There are 7 circuits I think and all are pretty intense, but short so that you aren’t stuck doing the same thing for very long, which makes it easier in my opinion. You really don’t feel like you’re moving for almost an hour and you do so many moves it’s insane. Can’t wait to try this again on the next bad-weather day.
Since Michigan is basically a woman going through menopause, it has been deciding to switch between beautiful sun, rain, and snow for the past week and it seems to be continuing into this week as well. I check the forecast religiously and decided to swap my run tomorrow with my yoga today and went out for a chilly 4 miles.
Mile 1: 8:51
Mile 2: 8:40
Mile 3: 8:23
Mile 4: 8:19
Look at those awesome splits! I don’t think I’ve had many runs where I truly get faster each mile before. I think it helped that I was thinking about all of those people that competed in the Boston Marathon earlier today (which I followed on my Twitter feed in between classes). Can you believe the winner broke the world record?! Too bad it doesn’t count. Something about needing to begin and end in the same place and a few other silly rules.
Did you watch/follow the Boston Marathon today?
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