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Protein pancake recipe

Jul 31, 2012

As promised, here's the recipe for the yummy protein pancakes I posted on Instagram earlier. They're low in cal/sugar and high in protein. Perfect before my morning workouts.

I got the recipe from my coworker/friend Jennifer's blog. She's a consultant by day and a fitness coach by night. Here's the recipe:

1/2 cup Oatmeal
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup Eggs
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Makes six 4-5" pancakes.

I tweaked a couple of things, based on what I had/didn't have lying around the kitchen.
- I nixed the ground flaxseed. Only because I didn't have any on hand.
- I added a big ol' scoop of vanilla whey protein powder. It added just the right amount of sweetness to my pancakes. And of course, more protein.
- I stirred in blueberries at the end because 1, I'm not a banana fan and 2, I had a butt-ton of blueberries. They added a refreshing and delicious pop!

And there you have it. I put everything (except the blueberries--stirred those in last) in my blender and away we went. Super easy. I made a triple batch (hey, I have a hungry boyfriend, and I'm not so dainty when it comes to my protein needs either) so we'd have a bunch to munch on over the next week. And the verdict is: They're light enough that I don't feel weighed down and I can still jog a mile to bar method without feeling barfy, but they're so chock full of protein that after an hour of bar method, I still have energy to jog back home. And they taste pretty damn good too. Hooray!

This was my first "oopsiedaisy" batch
Much better!

Ooh yea. Efficiency in the kitchen. Pshaw.
P.S. Follow Jennifer on Twitter for more healthy recipes and some killer workouts!

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Fashion looks ~ She sells sea shells by the seashore

Jul 30, 2012

Dress ~ Forever 21
Hat ~ Forever 21
Rings ~ Boutique in Maui

Another beautiful day in St. Maarten. We went over to Grand Case, on the French side of the island, and ate at one of the local Lolos (aka amazeballs bbq shacks that locals frequent). This dress paired with a sun hat was perfect for staying cool in the crazy humidity. 

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Fashion looks ~ Beach glam

Jul 24, 2012

Bikini Cover-up ~ Some random boutique in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten
Bikini ~ Dolce & Gabbana
Sandals ~ Forever 21
Tote bag ~ Victoria's Secret
Sunglasses ~ Raybans
Cocktail Ring ~ Vintage, from my friend's Great Aunt
Earrings ~ Urban Outfitters
Bracelet ~ Forever 21

Outfit worn for a relaxing beach day in the Caribbean. I found this little bikini cover-up at a shop on Front St, and fell in love. Flowy and light, perfect for the humidity. In these photos I'm wearing a hot pink bikini underneath it, but I could see myself wearing this cover-up with short denim shorts and a bandeau for a sunny day at the park in SF.

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My month, Instagrammed

Jul 21, 2012

1. Playing legos with my co-worker's son = Can I be a kid again too please?
2. Seared tuna and succotash at Cafe Claude
3. Saw this dress at my friend's promo party at the W. It LIGHTS UP. So fab. Danielle Pettee is the designer
4. Off to St. Maarten! Here's the lovely view from our hotel room

1. Exploring the French side of St. Maarten
2. Playing with seashells
3. Taking in Grand Case
4. Amazing sunset
1. More sunset pics. I couldn't help myself
2. Last night in the Caribbean
3. My boss returned from a trip to the Middle East and brought back the most amazing baklava I've ever had
4. She also brought back goodies from Ahava spa. Infused w/ Dead sea salt minerals and they smell DELISH
1. New mani. Loving the zebra accent nail
2. Our CEO's bday = amazing choc cake from Tartine
3. WTF stamp makes me smile every time
4. A co-worker gave me this after she heard about my Grand Canyon camping adventures. So funny.

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A taste of The Caribbean

Jul 19, 2012

My boyfriend and I recently got back from a week long vacation in the Caribbean. It was gorgeous. We stayed on the Dutch side of St. Maarten and lounged by the crystal clear turquoise water, went on some hikes, explored and shopped. We also snorkeled and saw sea turtles, barracuda (almost peed my pants), string ray, and eagle ray, jellyfish and tons of other Caribbean fish. So freakin cool. 

Hiking with my recent Longchamp purchase in tow. Typical.

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