WIAW: Cardio Carbs

January 13, 2016

Happy What I Ate Wednesday, friends!

I hope your second week of the new year is going well. Between jam-packed days at work, blogging, social endeavors, and taking care of myself, I have been one busy lady.

One thing I have noticed in my personal, work, and blogging life are people being more charged than ever by their new years goals and resolutions. Perhaps I am more attuned to it this year than in years past due to my own set of goals, but it seems like people are in full new-year-new-me force. I just love it!

Today I am sharing with you my eats from this Sunday. I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off doing apartment chores, exercising, meal prepping, and recipe photographing, so it was a good day to document.

Let’s go!

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The morning started off with a blueberry-chocolate smoothie bowl and a hugh jass cup of coffee. I still owe you guys a recipe for this smoothie, so its high on my to-do list. I have been making it at least two or three times a week lately and simply can’t get enough!

I spent the majority of the morning cleaning the kitchen, doing dishes, and making some homemade hummus (trying to perfect my recipe before I share it on here). A little before 11, I snacked on a couple leftover apple slices dipped in almond butter before I headed out for an 11:30 Flywheel class.

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I rocked my new avocado shoes to class so I had to snap a picture. Looking down and seeing these little guys makes me smile so big. I love them!

Flywheel was led by my favorite instructor, and was challenging and sweaty as ever. The endorphin rush I get after leaving a Flywheel class is unlike any other and it’s seriously the greatest. I always leave in the best mood and way less stressed than when I came in.

I also leave about to eat my arm off.

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As soon as I got home, I whipped up a super satisfying and colorful lunch. I scrambled two eggs with kale and nutritional yeast and paired it with leftover purple sweet potato rounds with almond butter and a side of berries. This was the perfect combo of carbs, protein, and healthy fat to refuel after an intense cardio workout.

After lunch, I took a shower and worked on making/photographing a few things for the blog. Spending time in the kitchen and taking pictures has become a part of my Sunday routine and I love it. My roommate was watching Making a Murderer on Neflix while I was being blogger-Bailee, so I listened along and picked up on a few things I missed the first time. I’ve been loving this creepy show lately and highly suggest it for anyone who likes crime shows, documentaries, or the Serial podcast.

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At around 3:00pm it was snack time again. I had a die hard craving for a crunchy apple with almond butter, so I chopped one up, sprinkled it with cinnamon, and drizzled it all almond butter. Second time eating this snack in one day – I will never get sick of it!

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Flywheel had my metabolism going strong, so I was hungry for another carby snack about an hour later. I poured myself a small bowl of puffed kamut and Purely Elizabeth granola and drowned it in unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

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Later in the evening, I whipped up a dinner that was really simple, but I was super excited about. I picked up my favorite japanese sweet potatoes at Whole Foods this weekend, so I roasted one and paired it with roasted brussels sprouts and baked tofu. I drizzled the potato with tahini (like always) and it hit the spot.

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After dinner, I got a wave of exhaustion from going 70 miles per hour all day, so I decided to relax and unwind with a hot bath. I absolutely love taking a bath with a candle and a good book – it’s the most soothing ritual and never fails to leave me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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And because no night is complete without a snack, I enjoyed some peanut butter caramel for dessert. Well, technically it was a date smeared with organic unsalted peanut butter… But could’ve fooled me!

Your turn:

What is your favorite way to unwind?

Do you crave carbs after an intense cardio workout?

XO, Bailee

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6 Comments

  • Reply mapillepich January 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Those avocado shoes!! WHERE did you find them???

  • Reply mapillepich January 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Those avocado shoes!! WHERE did you find them???

  • Reply Maddie Ross January 15, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Okay first off i cannot wait to try out that smoothie bowl! It looks just like the acai bowl I had at alchemy, and I have a feeling that your recipe will be just as good. 😉 My sunday ritual also involves tons of food creating/photographing/shopping. I wouldn’t want to spend the last day of my weekend any other way!

  • Reply Maddie Ross January 15, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Okay first off i cannot wait to try out that smoothie bowl! It looks just like the acai bowl I had at alchemy, and I have a feeling that your recipe will be just as good. 😉 My sunday ritual also involves tons of food creating/photographing/shopping. I wouldn’t want to spend the last day of my weekend any other way!

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