Capping Off the Weekend Right

Good morning! Somehow it’s Monday, yet again. The weeks just pass by so quickly anymore!

After such a great weekend, last night I capped it off the best way I know how – with wine grilling out:

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Well, Shane grilled out. While Shane perfectly grille dup two burgers from some beef I picked up at the farmer’s market this weekend, I made the food that can be made inside Winking smile

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Like boiled sweet corn and potato salad.

Last week Shane and I went to his grandma’s house for a little gathering, and had cold cuts and the best homemade potato salad I’ve ever eaten. I need to get the recipe from her, but last night I gave it my best shot. It was really freakin’ tasty – but not quite up to par with hers. Perhaps I was just missing the grandma’s touch Smile

Today

This morning I have a client to train here in a few minutes, so when I woke up around 6, I decided to get my workout in beforehand:

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and went for a 4 mile run. It’s been a while since I’ve done any kind of speed work or interval running, so this morning I turned my usual 4 mile route into an interval run. Using this playlist, I simply sprinted during the chorus or hook, rather, of the songs and then eased back during the versus (or whatever they’re called. Y’know what I mean, right?Smile)

Post-run greenacolada:

Greenacolada

-1 c. almond/coconut milk

-1 scoop vanilla pp

-1 tsp. chia seeds

-stevia to taste

-1/2 tbsp. coconut oil

-stevia to taste

-handful spinach

-1 c. frozen pineapple

-handful ice

-shredded coconut to garnish

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I find adding a little coconut oil to my smoothies – no matter the flavor – helps tremendously to keep my fuller longer.

I actually meant to make this and drink it on the way to my client’s house, but it’s already gone! It’s just so tasty Smile

Instead, I’m sipping on some iced green tea I made over the weekend:

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I don’t even know who I am anymore. I’ve never been a tea drinker – I just could never get into it. However, lately I’ve been all about it! I’ve been drinking a mug of sleepy time tea before bed, and iced green tea during the day. I made a huge pitcher on Saturday:

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All I did was boil 6 (Green Tea with Kombucha by Yogi) tea bags in my electric kettle in 2 cups of water and let it steep for about 9-10 minutes. Meanwhile, I filled a pitcher with 2 c. cold water. After the 10 minutes were up, I poured the brewed tea into the cold water in the pitcher. Then I added some of the local honey I picked up at the farmer’s market this past weekend:

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It’s infused with ginger, and I’m pretty sure I could just eat it straight from the jar Winking smile I got a few other flavors I’m excited to try later, too.

Time to train! I’ll see you guys back here later today with a new circuit workout with pictures! It’s a good one for the booo-tay Smile

Are you a tea drinker? Iced or hot tea?

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Comments

  1. I like hot tea, but iced tea, not so much. That’s kind of weird, isn’t it?

  2. I like to make green iced tea at home too, but never order it out except for Starbuck’s Passion tea. :)

  3. I love my tea, both hot and cold. I probably drink more hot since I drink it at work lots to keep warm in our cold office! I like to brew my own cold tea at home and sweeten it too but its more time consuming than hot tea.

  4. I am a HUGE tea drinker. Love iced tea- can drink it all year round. However, I’m not sure when or how it happened, but I’ve completely switched to coffee in the mornings. Weird… because I definitely like tea better…

  5. I hate hot tea, but love iced tea. I feel like hot tea tastes kind of bitter, but iced tea is so refreshing in the summer!

    • I agree – hot tea does taste a bit more bitter to me, too. Maybe we’re steeping it too long? Who knows :-P

  6. That smoothie looks awesome! I love smoothies but sometimes they don’t fill me up as much as a meal would! I’m going to have to try your coconut oil trick to keep me full!

  7. Gosh so jealous of all the wonderful eats! Classic outdoor grilling food makes a great weekend ender.

  8. I love local honey (is there any other kind!?) I am a huge tea drinker because I don’t need the caffeine of coffee all day, much as I love it. I love mixing a green tea bag with another fruity flavor to make my own blend.

  9. i <3 grilling season! i really do, it's like my favorite time of the year well besides the fall when its grilling AND football season..um am i a dude or what? i've been obsessed with making iced tea lately! brewing passion tea with starbucks tea bags have been a wallet saver haha

  10. OMG, ginger honey?! Love that! Will have to look for diff types of honey at the farmer’s market when I go in a couple weeks.
    I have never been a tea drinker either but lately I have been into certain hot or iced teas – I tend to go for those that are a chai or dessert-like flavor. Yesterday I went to a tea shop and tried chocolate and banana iced loose leaf tea. Amazing! It just needed a dash of honey for sweetening.
    Your dinner looks great – and the wine too as always.

  11. Iced green tea (no sweetener) is my go-to drink (besides water). I’ve always got a pitcher of home brewed tea in my fridge. I add it to my shakes and smoothies too!

  12. I’ve been trying to be a tea drinking, but i’m sooo not good at it..idk why! Green tea i can stand a little but so i’m working on it…

  13. I love corn season! WE have the best local out on eastern long island

  14. I love having iced tea around, but I never think to make it ahead of time!

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