Hello loves.

It has been so lovely not having to study and read 24/7. I almost don’t know what to do with all my spare time. It’s funny how when you’re go go go all you want to do is relax.  And when you’re able to relax, it’s like, well now what do I do with myself.  But it has been nice to actually be able to get some cooking and baking done.

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I made my very first banana bread!

(Recipe coming soon)

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But that will be at a later date. Now it is time for the party.

The party we call What I Ate Wednesday.

As I mentioned before, I have a general class this month, which I am actually auditing so it doesn’t even count, but that means I am back to 7am classes. Yay. (note sarcasm).

I really don’t mind getting up that early, but it totally messes with my schedule.

But I learned last time I had an early class of what works for me.

Smoothies for the ride in! I can’t have a full breakfast that early, it just doesn’t work for me, but a smoothie tides me over until I can have a proper breakfast.

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Monday Matt and I made a Trader Joe’s run and I made sure to stock up on some frozen berries! And a few other things of course.

I seriously can walk into that store for one thing and come out with 20. It always happens.

(For example all those pizza making ingredients. Not on the list. O’well. Worse things could happen.)

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This morning’s smoothie was a lovely one. I missed smoothies.

In the mix:

1 cup vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

huge handful of spinach

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

2 tbsp oats

a generous scoop of PB Crave Coco Bananas peanut butter

(If you haven’t entered my giveaway for PB Crave you probably should now)

Oh my was this thing delish.

But adding peanut butter to anything really does the trick.

My smoothies always looks gross, but I promise you they are super tasty.

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I guess I was missing my normal breakfast’s because for lunch I had breakfast.

Again.

Egg white sandwich with lots and lots of blueberry jam.

Oh, you didn’t know I was obsessed with jam?

Now you do.

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I also had this on the side.

Raspberry Chobani with more raspberries? Yes please.

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And dinner.

Oh loves, I have been doing so well with challenging myself.

I actually made the decision to go out. And no, I didn’t choose my safe sushi.

I chose Mexican food.

After my first challenge with my nutritionist, I remembered how much I loved Mexican food. And yes, I can make 100’s of Mexican recipes at home, but honestly, as good as a cook as I like to think I am, nothing beats going out.

So that’s what I did.

Like normal people right? Right.

And I did not regret it at all.

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We had decided to try a new to us Mexican restaurant, Blanco Tacos & Tequila. I actually got a coupon for 25% off for Memorial Day.  The company owns multiple restaurants in our area and I had been to another one (True Food Kitchen) before, which was amazing, so I had high hopes for this one. It did not disappoint.  One thing the company prides itself on is using natural, fresh ingredients.

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On the way to the restaurant Matt and I had both gotten a text from a mutual friend. With good news. Her boyfriend had proposed and they just got engaged!  We are both so excited for them, they are both amazing people.

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There was a short wait when we arrived, so we ordered a few drinks and then sent this to our friend.

Cheers to Darla and Max!!

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For as busy as the restaurant was, I was super surprised at the quickness of service.  I really think we got our food 10-15 minutes after we ordered.

Didn’t even really have the chance to enjoy these bad boys.

For dinner, I chose the chicken burrito.

Served with a side of rice and vegetarian black beans.

I don’t know what sauce they cooked the chicken in, but this thing was ah-mazing. I had to make sure I paced myself because I was shoveling this in my mouth.  The beans were also really good.

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Matt ordered the carnitas tacos.

Served with a side of rice and he opted for the pinto beans. (We both agreed my black beans were better)

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But everything was so good. So glad I made the decision to be a bad American and get Mexican on Memorial Day!

tee-hee.

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Well loves I hope you all have a wonderful week. Until next time.

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Seriously. Go enter my PB Crave giveaway already. I mean free peanut butter? Who can pass that opportunity up.

Not this girl.