Oh yeah, and some food stuff too! But first, on to the more important of the two!
Today, I had the pleasure of meeting HEAB for my first ever blogger meet-up! I won’t lie, I was a bit nervous going in, especially meeting someone who I look up to as much as I do with Heather. She has been such an inspiration to me since before I even started blogging.
We decided to meet at Burger Up, an upscale burger place that serves gourmet burgers and salads. As soon as I walked through the door and spotted her, my nervousness disappeared. The whole time during lunch, I could not have felt more comfortable. It was just like catching up with an old friend! I also had the opportunity to meet her precious little girl, Summer, and get my baby fix! She is absolutely beautiful and looks just like her Daddy!
We both decided to get the Roasted Beet Salad (seems I have a new infatuation with beets now) and topped them with our burgers of choice…marathon for me and lamb for her.
I’ve heard a lot of great reviews about the Marathon Burger, but wow, absolute deliciousness!! Crunchy on the outside and soft and smooth on the inside with the most incredible flavor! It was definitely the best black bean burger I have ever tasted.
I couldn’t believe how fast time went by…an hour felt more like 20 minutes with all our chatting! Heather is by far the most real and down-to-Earth person I’ve met. She is a beautiful person both inside and out and I can’t wait until we have another chance to get together! 🙂
**Edited to add picture**
Before my lunch date, I got the day started the way every Sunday should be…with pancakes! You see a lot of protein pancakes in blog world, this is my version sans the protein powder!
All Natural Protein Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce: (serves 1)
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons rolled oats
- 1/4 cup whipped cottage cheese (blended until creamy)
- 1 egg white
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all ingredients, shape into 2 medium-sized pancakes and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side.
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/8 teaspoon arrowroot powder (thickener)
- 4 drops Vanilla Cream liquid Stevia
Allow blackberries to cook in a small pot with the water until they are mushy. Add arrowroot (or other thickener of choice) and stevia and stir. Continue to cook until it reaches your desired thickness.
My pancakes were topped with blackberry sauce and plain Greek yogurt sweetened with a couple of Stevia drops.
And of course, what would a stack of pancakes be without adding a little “snow”?
One more thing and then I’m off to bed early tonight! I have to be up at 5am for work in the morning (boo!).
A fantastical post-workout snack!
Crunchtastic Nanners on a Stick
Guess I was still feeling the Kashi Go Lean from yesterday. This couldn’t be simpler and the mix of all the textures is crazy good!
- 1 medium banana cut in half
- 1/4 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal
- 1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
1. Coat each nanner half in PB
2. Roll in crushed cereal
3. Thread nanners on wooden skewers
4. Dip in a bowl dark chocolate chips (NOT optional!)
And with that, I bid you all adieu! Nighty night!
Have you ever had a blogger meet up before? How did it go?
What is your favorite post workout snack?
Anything involving peanut butter and green monsters!