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Brownies for Breakfast?

That’s right! I finally got around to making Katie’s Brownie Batter Pancakes!!! But let’s back up…

The morning started off with a run. My running buddy canceled on me, but thankfully I didn’t know this until after I was up and ready to run (other wise I totally would have kept sleeping…) The run was pretty good, I ran a solid 3 miles. But as I was waking up this morning, I read Damn The Freshman 15′s review of Slice of Life gummy vitamins and I thought, oh I should take my calcium supplement before I forget! But I forgot that taking calcium on an empty stomach is a bad idea!! So I felt sort of sick during my run… but I pushed through it, and had a good run overall! When I got home, I wasn’t feeling like breakfast, but after I showered and got ready for work, my appetite returned, and I decided it would be the perfect time to try Katie’s pancakes!!

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Here are my little pancakes cooking up! I didn’t have applesauce, so I used mashed banana, and I used Jay Robb protein powder, because that’s all I had. I also added some baking soda to make them a little thicker and fluffier. They came out SO good.

I had these with a huge fuji apple… not pictured is the peanut butter that found its way on to my apple and pancakes… oh my goodness this was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had!!

The pancakes also gave me a chance to try out some of the NuNatural‘s stevia products! I added some of the Vanilla Stevia to the batter. I think I counted ~8 drops. It was the perfect amount of sweetness!

I also tried some of the Stevia packets in my morning coffee yesterday, and I think I added a little too much, because it was a tad bit sweet for me… but that’s my fault, not the stevia’s fault!I normally put in 1 packet of truvia and about 3tbs of Almond Breeze in my coffee. It’s so delicious! I used to drink my coffee black, but I like it much better this way 🙂

How do you like your coffee? Do you have a favorite pancake recipe?

Tonight I’m going out for sushi with some friends from work. Definitely looking forward to a good avocado roll and maybe even a cucumber roll! What’s your favorite kind of sushi? I feel like people either love it or hate it!

Happy Thursday everyone!

-LLV

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You’re Lookin’ at a Winner!

It’s true, I’m a winner!!

Look what came in the mail today!!!

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So not only did I win some awesome NuNaturals products as part of FabandDeliciousFood’s giveaway but it ALSO came with a huge stack of recipes. Not just some generic recipe book, but pages and pages of recipes some food bloggers all over the country!!! What’s really cool is, I recognize a lot of them. Averie has a bunch, and I saw some recipes from Katie and Heather too! There are seriously so many recipes, and all of them have a little story about the blogger and their website! I’m definitely going to be trying out some of these recipes, and I’ll be sure to give a shout out to the blogger/creator! I’m pretty excited. I also can’t wait to try the products! I normally buy Truvia stevia, so we’ll see how NuNaturals measures up.

Does anyone have some suggestions for using stevia in recipes? I normally put a packet in my coffee in the morning, and sometimes I add it to a protein shake, but that’s about the extent of my stevia use!

I’ve been trying to get in a workout routine, and this morning, I ran BEFORE work! That’s right, I got my butt out of bed at 6:45 to meet my friend and go on a run! (If I hadn’t been meeting him, I never would have gotten out of bed.) Even though I didn’t run farther than normal (just 3 miles or so) I felt so accomplished, getting it done early in the day! Not to mention the cooler temperatures made it much nicer to run! We’re doing it again on Thursday. I’m hoping to make this a habit… Running in the morning gives me less opportunity to make excuses!

Do you prefer to work out in the morning, afternoon, or evening?

Hope you’re all having a great week!

-LLV

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