Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pumpkin Chia Waffles!

Sundays around here more often then not result in waffles first thing in the morning.
I have loved making these waffles, but I was out of bananas this morning and decided to sub 1/2 C. pumpkin for the banana and added 2 Tbs. of Chia seeds to the mix.
Voila!
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PUMPKIN CHIA WAFFLES!
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Ingredients:
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 C. Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Silk unsweetened Almond milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4-5 drops of NuNauturals liquid stevia, or sweetener of choice (to taste)
  • 1/2 tbs of cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 Tbs. Chia Seeds
Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a blender and pour into a greased waffle iron (I just sprayed it with olive oil.
I topped them with some PB2 and Raw honey. They were to die for.
Perfect start to our Sunday!
Our weekend started pretty great too. Friday night we headed to the park for a little hoover ball!
We met up with a group of GPP peeps. Brent and the twins even came to play!
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I wrapped up RX+ week yesterday with a 2 hour event that consisted of four workouts! TOUGH stuff!
The first workout was a half- mile burpees. Yes, you read that right. BURPEES ---> Everyone's favorite movement. No?
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Source: gppfit.com
We started at 7 am on a field at a elementary school. A wet field..
We were soaked and covered in grass by the end.
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photo credit: Janetha!
You can’t really tell but I promise we were covered freshly cut grass.. I have a rash on my thighs to prove it..
This may sound a little crazy but I think this was actually my favorite workout. It was actually a lot of fun to burp in wet grass with these crazy cats.
The second workout was a core workout that involved side planks, halos and swipers--->for demos on the movements and the whole workout go here.
My shoulders were fried by then and I had a rough time holding those side planks! But I got through it!
Third was JUMP- Jump is a group circuit we go through 8 plates spread across the room for high knee sprints, squats, lateral hops, rolling pushups and more burpees!
and the fourth and final workout on the agenda was Caterpillar
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We all started in the gym with a 25 pd plate and had to move them 200m one way until they were at one end, then move them all back. We did this by making a long line and tossing the plates to each other and bringing them back. I unfortunately didn’t get to participate in most of this workout because I left to teach body pump. But at least I got to catch a picture of them all doing it!
When I got home we put the babes down for a nap and both Brent and I crashed for 3 hours!! Brent had been hunting all morning so he was just as tired. The babies played with their Aunts and went down fast because they were just as worn out as us!
When I woke up I was pretty sore…I went for a quick 3 mile run to shake it out. I’m glad I did because when I got up this morning I’m not sore at all!
After a shower. (FINALLY!) I headed up to my Aunts house with the twinners to meet my 3rd cousin that was here visiting from Germany! I have a crazy long family line and we are actually pretty good at keeping in touch. Even though it was my first time meeting him, some of my other cousins have actually been to Germany a few times to stay with them.
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The one on the left is my cousin and the other is his friend. It was fun to talk with them and hear their stories and experiences being here in the U.S.
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They were here for school but are leaving Monday morning back to Germany.
Today we are planning on heading out for a little family walk.
They are just as mandatory as waffles.
Have a great SUNDAY!
Question of the day:
What is mandatory for you on Sunday?

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