Posts tagged ‘snacks’

Muffins

Guess what I made for breakfast? Muffins. Shocker, I know. Sadly enough, I didn’t have the ingredients for a lot of the recipes, and others I only saw this morning. Which just means that I now have a huge list of things to bake for breakfast =D. Not a bad thing. Plus, I slept in a little, so I woke up and whipped up a batch of my banana muffins because I knew we all liked them. I did stir in some chocolate chips, and crumbled up some of my flourless chocolate cookie crumble into the batter. They came out so, so good! =D

Yesterday, I went into my sister’s room and guess who was on my bed (we have a bunk bed…I sleep on top because her room has air conditioning and mine does not)? My crazy cat! Here he is:

Yeah, he’s got it hard.

Anyway, yesterday was pretty quiet. We now only have two more Lost episodes until we finish the season!!! Whoo! =D I’m actually pretty upset by the fact that in one episode, Jin and Sun are reunited and in the next, they drown. Grrrr. I might have cried….just a little bit though.  =P

I got in a good cardio workout, can’t remember the video that I used exactly except for the fact that its definitely on my workout page. hahaha. The most important part of the workout however, was what I refueled with after it. I didn’t have any kale, but I made a banana/honey/coffee smoothie that was pretty stinkin’ fabulous. Simple, but yummy is how I roll. =D I actually forgot to take a pic…..I froze the milk while I was working out and my smoothie was sooo thick n’ creamy that I ate some of it with a spoon!!!

Well, I had better go….time to study for finals!

 

 

March 9, 2011 at 6:48 am 20 comments

The Return of the Green Monster

Once again, thanks for all of your support on yesterday’s post. I haven’t felt tired this morning, and mom and I talked about possible reasons last night. We’re thinking that it could be emotional stress from the effort that went into gaining weight last week, and when I didn’t gain any, I just “shut off”. Anyway, I’m (hopefully) back on track and woke up feelin’ great this morning!

I actually had a super yummy breakfast, it was so awesome that my sister wanted some, too! =D I made some corn grits, but instead of stirring in plain milk, I used our Aerolatte to whip the milk into a nice creamy, frothy cup of goodness and then stirred it into our grits. Then I microwaved each bowl for a little while so that the grits and the frothy milk would combine, put some butter in each bowl and voila! a simple, but fun brekkie! =P

I also tried a new cardio workout today.  Its bootcamp-style which I love, and only 30 minutes. Its not super hard, so its great if you’re not used to the bootcamp style of workout. Anyway I enjoyed it, so here’s the link:

Cardio Bootcamp:

http://www.exercisetv.tv/workout-videos/cardio/bootcamp-calorie-burn-1434

Post workout, I was feeling sweaty and thought that a smoothie sounded absolutely wonderful. Aaand we happened to have some fresh kale in our fridge, so I whipped up my favorite banana/coffee green monster. Here’s a pic of it in all its ugly glory:

I'm not pretty, but I taste goooooood!

Definitely not the most picturesque of smoothies, but probably one of my all-time favs! I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies recently (like the one I posted about yesterday) because its so stinkin’ hot here, but I’ve missed my green monsters!

Now, I have a couple of questions for ya’ll:

What’s your favorite warm-weather snack?

Smoothies or yogurt parfaits

Is there any topic that you would like me to post about on my blog?

I looved when Alex asked me why we’re in Brasil and I got to do a post about that. Soo I was wondering if anyone else out there had a specific post that they would like to see on here. =D

Got to go now….school is calling.

Hope you have a great day!

March 1, 2011 at 7:56 am 10 comments

Revisiting Some Old Friends

Hey everyone!!!!!

First off, I tried a new granola bar right now! Its watermelon and lemon flavored and tastes like summer!!!!

Its light so I paired it with a cup of yummy fruit salad yogurt for my morning snack! So good!! =D

This morning I also visited my old school friends. I found out when their break was and walked over. It was so great to see everyone and I can’t wait to visit again!!!!! I think that being around other people keeps me from worrying about everything else so much. One of the downsides to homeschooling is that I don’t get out as much, which normally, is just fine by me. =P I did miss seeing people my age though, so I’ll definitely be visiting my school again soon!!!!

Thank you all so much for your supportive comments on yesterday’s post! I love you guys! =D It helps so much to know that ya’ll are supporting my as well as my awesome family!!!! =D I do have a protein powder related question or two:

Is there a way to make it dissolve better? When I mixed mine up in the smoothie, it was super-grainy. The flavor was great, though, so I was wondering if the graininess was due to something that I did wrong or  if that’s just a side-effect of protein powders.

Also, what are some good protein powder recipes for one? I am really trying to supplement my diet, so that I get all of the minerals and vitamins that I need, and I was wondering what other ways there are to use my protein besides just smoothies. Its strawberry flavored, by the way.

In keeping with the treat yourself generously theme of the week, I’d say that today, my treat was spending time with friends that I haven’t seen in at least 6 months. =D What about you?

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

 

“Did the programs of the New Deal or World War 2 end the Great Depression?  Support your answer.”

February 9, 2011 at 7:40 am 9 comments

Running Around

First of all, Happy Groundhog Day! =D

Yesterday we did a LOT of running around. You see, when you go to downtown Recife, you have to go to at least 10 different stores to find what you’re looking for! =D So we ended up spending the entire afternoon out! It was fun, but we were STARVING when we got home! So we got a quick bite to eat out, and then dad took us to the acai place again! I even brought my camera, but forgot to take pictures. =( Sorry!!!!!

To make up for it, here’s a pic of my cat:

What? You didn't get me any acai?

So today, I don’t even have a lot of school to do, which is super nice! =D All I really have left to do is work on my webpage design project, read Act IV of Julius Caesar and do an Algebra II lesson. Technically I’m supposed to have Algebra every day of the week, but I’ve got it worked out to where I take mondays off, do an Algebra lesson on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, study and do any extra work on Friday and then take the test! What can I say, I’m the queen of procrastination! =D

Oddly enough, our fridge started back up and the little red alarm light went off last night, but we’re still having someone come look at it, because who knows how long it’ll keep working.

In a little while, mom and I are heading to the grocery store because I am out of snacks and if I don’t have something to eat later on the world as we know it will end! Just kidding, but we really do need some stuff. I tag along because I can be helpful if I set my mind to it! =D We can walk to the store, and take a cab back if we have a lot of groceries. Of course, being in Brazil, our grocery store doesn’t always have everything we’re looking for. Like ground beef. or vanilla extract. or powdered sugar. We’ve had to make our own powdered sugar in the food processor because we made cinnamon rolls and needed glaze for them. =D It was like a science experiment!!!! And tasty, too!

How has your week been going so far?

What’s your favorite way to wind down after a super long day?

No cooking + giant fruit salad + family time= relaxation!!!! =D

Is there anything that you HAVE to have every day or you’ll miss it?

Chocolate. And snacks every two hours! Otherwise I turn into a grump! =D

Hope you have a great Wednesday!!!!


February 2, 2011 at 7:06 am 16 comments

A Taste of Home

First of all, thanks for all of the book suggestions!!!!!!!!! I’m going to start looking into them today! =D

Well, taco night was a success!!!! We had a great time visiting with the family! =D

I have a quick question for those of you who are reading this:

What are some of your faaaavorite snacks?

I usually eat granola bars, yogurt (greek or yoplait….it just depends =P), fruit, cottage cheese, and fruit w/ pb. I guess I just want a little something different. Oh and does anyone have a good homemade granola bar recipe for when I’m in Brazil? I mean, we have these really awesome granola bars that have chocolate on the bottom and fruit-y granola on the top, but I don’t think that they’re the best-ever workout fuel.

So, speaking of workouts, here’s the one that I’m about to do:

KBC (Kickbox, Booty and Core =P):

http://www.exercisetv.tv/workout-videos/cardio/kbc-kickbox-booty-and-core-3433#

And then I’ll probably just do the 10 minute jump rope. I’ve been trying to work up the nerve to do this workout that Lindsay posted not too long ago. Tell me if you manage to complete this! =D

Well, tonight, we’re going to visit some people from church. The cool thing is: They’re Brazilians!!!! So we’re going to have a brazilian-style meal! =D They’re relatively new at our church, so we’ve only met them recently, but they’re super nice!

Well, that’s about all I’ve got for now….

Have a great Thursday! =D

December 30, 2010 at 7:33 am 4 comments

Why Were 4-hour Tests Invented Anyway?

Guess where I am riiiight about now???? If you said sitting in a room with a bunch of other people, taking my SAT, you were right! I prewrote this post, so that the good ol’ blog wouldn’t be unupdated (not a word, I know =D) this morning.

Well, I got up at 6 this morning, left at 7, so I could be at the school where I’m taking the test at 7:45. I figure that I’m just about as ready as I’ll ever be….I mean you can’t really study for the SAT a whole lot, except to review some stuff. I’m just taking it now to see where I am, you know, because South American schools don’t exactly offer English and U.S. History classes. Now, ask me any Portuguese or Brazilian history questions, and I’m good to go. Anyway, its a whole lot easier to take the SAT in the States than it is in Brazil.

Now on to my new favorite snack!!!!!!!!! Cocoa roasted almonds in a cup of plain greek yogurt!!!! Yuuuummy!!!!! I promise, this is an amazing combo, especially for those of you who don’t like the flavor of plain yogurt. The cocoa sweetens it up just enough, and the combined protein of the yogurt, fiber and healthy fats of the almonds keep me full for a good long time!! =D

Well, for right now, that’s really all I’ve got!!!! I’ll update ya’ll after the test!!!! =D

December 4, 2010 at 9:10 am 3 comments


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