Vlog in September + Weekend Snapshots

 (Thanks Katie for hosting!)

Marvelous is…

Vlog in September is here!

If you haven’t heard about it, check out this post and watch the video at the bottom.

If you have heard about it, I hope you are taking the challenge and making a video about whatever you want!

In my video below, I show you where I workout and what equipment I use. Check it out!

And now to weekend snapshots!

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I will need to make that cookie dough dip one more time before I post the recipe! I know what I gotta do though!

Have a great Labor Day!

Questions:

  • Totally shared fries with my sis at Jim n Nicks…and totally shared an Earth Fare freshly baked cookie with her too…so what was your indulgence over the weekend?
  • What is your usual at Starbucks?
  • Have you gotten a Stitch Fix? (I’m wearing my SF sweater in that pic of me!)

A Different Type of Chocolate Chip Cookie

I experimented a little yesterday afternoon in the kitchen. Everyone wanted some chocolate chip cookies, so I thought, “How about some semi-healthy chocolate chip cookies?”

So I saw a recipe and tweaked it a little and got 12 cookies out of it that were soft and delicate but still thick, not flat and hardly there.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (Would have used stevia if I would have had some)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup corn starch (I didn’t have arrowroot starchSad smile)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 6 tbsp strawberry applesauce (can also use plain)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, flaxseed, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Add the coconut oil and apple sauce. Then add the vanilla and stir. If the dough is not thick enough add more brown rice flour. If it needs more liquid, add 1/4 cup more of coconut oil. Then stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop TBSP sized balls of dough onto  the cooking sheet. 1 1/2 inches apart. bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes!!! (Important!!)

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Breakfast

This morning I wanted one thing…a green smoothie. Weird? You bet. But this one was realllllllly good! I actually can’t believe it was this good because I put celery in it! Celery!!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk + a little water
  • 2 big handfuls of raw spinach
  • 1 small granny smith apple
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 4 frozen strawberries

AND BLEND!

Lunch

I completed a 30 minute workout consisting of Zwow#26 and a new arm routine I came up with that is definitely going to make me sore tomorrow.

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Then I came to my kitchen to begin making lunch. I sliced up half a cucumber, sliced some carrots, sauteed some broccoli, heated up half a baked sweet potato, and sliced a boiled egg.

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Now, I have to get ready to run a few miles tonight. Fun!

Have a good day Smile