My growing shot glass collection from places I’ve traveled! Also pictured, two champagne glasses. Minnesota (2)
Springfield, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois (2)
Disney World, Florida
Phoenix, Arizona
LA, California
Michigan (2)
Charleston, SC
Boston, Massachusetts

My growing shot glass collection from places I’ve traveled! Also pictured, two champagne glasses. Minnesota (2)
Springfield, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois (2)
Disney World, Florida
Phoenix, Arizona
LA, California
Michigan (2)
Charleston, SC
Boston, Massachusetts

High-Protein Quinoa Almond Berry Salad
Below is the original recipe. This time I only used strawberries and blueberries, and cut the measurements down for a single serving. 
3/4 cup dry quinoa
2.5-3 cups sliced strawberries
1 cups cherries, pittend and sliced
1.5-2 cups blueberries
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1tbsp fresh lime juice
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Instuctions:
cook quinoa according to box directions
chop fruit and place in large bowl
mix dressing ingredients separately
fluff cooked quinoa and mix with chopped fruit (with fork)
add and mix dressing
Happy eating! It was VERY tasty, and I feel super awesome after eating it. 

High-Protein Quinoa Almond Berry Salad

Below is the original recipe. This time I only used strawberries and blueberries, and cut the measurements down for a single serving. 

  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 2.5-3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cups cherries, pittend and sliced
  • 1.5-2 cups blueberries
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1tbsp fresh lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Instuctions:

  • cook quinoa according to box directions
  • chop fruit and place in large bowl
  • mix dressing ingredients separately
  • fluff cooked quinoa and mix with chopped fruit (with fork)
  • add and mix dressing

Happy eating! It was VERY tasty, and I feel super awesome after eating it. 

This morning I made my first smoothie! I’ve been working out a lot since December, but what I’ve been putting in to my body hasn’t always been consistent. That ends now! This smoothie is full of things that will help my muscles after workouts and prepare me for an amazing day.
This smoothie includes:
1 cup almond milk
1.5 scoops whey protein
1 tbsp natural peanut butter 
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 medium sized banana
1/2 cup ice
It’s so yummy! I’m thinking about adding some yogurt to it as well.
I’d love to know if you have any smoothie recipes to share!

This morning I made my first smoothie! I’ve been working out a lot since December, but what I’ve been putting in to my body hasn’t always been consistent. That ends now! This smoothie is full of things that will help my muscles after workouts and prepare me for an amazing day.

This smoothie includes:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1.5 scoops whey protein
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 medium sized banana
  • 1/2 cup ice

It’s so yummy! I’m thinking about adding some yogurt to it as well.

I’d love to know if you have any smoothie recipes to share!

Granola recipe

I know this blog has been just photos posted from my Instagram, but that is only a part of what is going on in my life! I’m not guaranteeing that I will be posting things consistently, but I might as well make this a place to house cool things that happen. 

Today I made the first trip to the grocery store to buy foods I can use to prepare meals for the week. I also bought ingredients for smoothies, as well as ingredients for a granola recipe I am absolutely in love with. And its pretty good for me!

Granola:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups nuts - I used sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 6 tbsp liquid sweetener - I used pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp ground spices - I used ground cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp flaxseeds - I used chia seeds instead

Optional:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • However much dark chocolate you want
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Lightly grease one baking sheet.
  • Mix all ingredients except heat sensitive things like chocolate.
  • Spread mixture evenly on pan. Place on middle rack.
  • Check every 10 minutes until browned to your liking. It won’t get crisp at this stage.
  • Let granola cool on baking sheet. It will crisp as it cools.
  • Store in airtight container.