Oh my gosh, today is my 2 year bloggiversary!!!!!!
I just realized it! Thank you so much for all of your support! RFFMBT would be nothing without my readers. I love you guys so much! xoxo
I’m super super excited because today I’m going on a blogger summit for DOLE!
Myself and 10 other bloggers will be joining the DOLE team for a few days dedicated to healthy eating, cooking, and nutrition! I cannot wait to meet the other bloggers, we’ve already been having a twitter party chatting up a storm!
I’ll be updating you guys on my trip via Instagram and recap all of the delish recipes for you here on my blog!
I hope that everyone had a healthy happy St. Patricks Day on Monday!
As I told you on Monday, I ate healthy green meals and snacks allll day!
The best thing about eating greens is that they’re filled with so many nutrients, vitamins & minerals, that they give you TONS of every throughout the day. I actually felt really energized and amazing all day long. Here’s a look of what I ate (huge green salad for dinner not pictured):
For breakfast I started off with a green smoothie made with a handful of spinach, 1 frozen banana, 1 pear, and 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk!
A couple hours later I had a little snack with a half of a small avocado mashed up with a little lemon juice, and a pinch of salt & pepper on top of a brown rice cake! Best. Snack. Ever.
Then I had some delicious Mint-Matcha Chia Pudding that I discovered from Kathy Patalsky’s blog The Lunchbox Bunch!
Next up I ate an entire bowl of Kale Joy Sweet Mustard Kale Chips. Whoever decided one bag of kale chips was 2 servings is SOOO wrong. I eat the whole bag, every time!
Yesterday I worked on a freelance project all day and then went out for a paddle with my friend Blake! It was absolutely gorgeous out at the water was perfectly calm and flat and there was absolutely no wind. The perfect paddling conditions!
After Paddling, I went to Full Psycle to get my spin on. Since Full Psycle just opened their second location at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, the instructors are bouncing around between studios, so this is their first week with completely new schedules. I’m such a creature of habit and was a little intimidated to try a new teacher last night but I did! The class was really challenging and I worked super hard!
Speaking of Full Psycle opening their second studio, I went to the Grand Opening at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach last weekend! The new studio is soooo nice! The air conditioning is amazing, the sound system is incredible, and there is tons of free parking! If you live near HB you have to go check it out! Oh, and your first class is free with the promo code “FIRSTCLASSFREE” and they also have free rental clips for your first class! No reason not to try it!
Now onto the nom noms! I saw Kathy’s Mint-Matcha Chia Pudding recipe on Sunday night and happened to have all of the ingredients on hand, so I whipped up a batch with a few little adjustments, put it in the fridge overnight, and enjoyed it on St. Patrick’s Day!
Mint-Matcha Chia Pudding
Adapted from Kathy Patalsky of The Lunch Box Bunch
1/3 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp matcha green tea
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 Tbsp agave
small drop of peppermint extract
Combine almond milk, matcha, agave, and peppermint in a blender, blend until matcha disolved. Transfer the mixture to a jar and mix in the whole chia seeds. Cover and store in a frigge for about 8 hours or overnight for best/thickest results.
Jojo @ RunFastEatLotsMarch 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm (9 years ago)
Ooh I love chia puddings! Matcha and mint looks like a great combo. It’s so green!
CatherineMarch 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm (9 years ago)
Hahah it’s super green!!!
Mary LawrenceMarch 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm (9 years ago)
Happy Anniversary. You inspire me everyday to work towards my dreams.
RachelMarch 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm (9 years ago)
do you follow the rabbit food pyramid still? i’m looking to eat healthier and make a lifestyle change to drop some pounds. will it work for this? if so, how much should i exercise?
you’re so beautiful 🙂 love your blog
KoriMarch 20, 2014 at 6:14 am (9 years ago)
Why do you choose to use Almond milk rather than skim milk?
AshleyMarch 20, 2014 at 6:16 am (9 years ago)
I have all these ingredients!! Woohoo!! I bought matcha powder to make my own matcha lattes, but I haven’t succeeded yet. I think I’ll try this instead!
LaurenMarch 21, 2014 at 10:08 am (9 years ago)
Congratulations! I just stumbled upon your site and your articles are very inspiring!
CAROLEApril 24, 2014 at 10:05 am (9 years ago)
I love your blog! I have a question about your polar RC3. I had a nike fuelband for about a year and it just recently broke. Do you wear your polar RC3 all the time to track your activity during the day and calories burned like the nike fuelband? Or do you only use it during exercise? Also, another question. I really want to get a vitamix. My little $20 Oster blender just isn’t cutting it anymore. Which vitamix do you have?
CatherineApril 25, 2014 at 11:50 am (9 years ago)
Hi Carole! I only wear my Polar when I workout, but I have a friend that wears hers all day! Also, my Vitamix is the 5200! You can’t go wrong with any of the models 🙂 Mine is one of the less expensive ones and it’s amazing. I use it daily!
Hydie JohnsonApril 30, 2014 at 6:54 am (9 years ago)
I just want to say thank you, for your vegan inspiring website-keep up the good work!
LaurenMay 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm (9 years ago)
I’ve enjoyed your site so far. Just a question about spin class- I use polar T4 and I averaged 500cal for a 60min spin class and feel like I work pretty hard, what’s the difference? I’m confused…