how fast

I just got home from work at 11:45pm.  I edited photos and it’s now 12:15am.  How fast can I post.  I have to be back at work at 9am…eek!

Breakfast was amazing today.  I didn’t feel like oats or a smoothie.  I had pancakes on the brain.  My last pancake day was just okay, so I had to make up for it.  I have been meaning to try HEAB’s coconut pancake recipe, since I bought coconut flour about a month ago.  What took me this long???

I made the.most.amazing. pancake topping EVER.  I promise you!

(1 of 16)

See?  I told you!!!

(2 of 16)

Strawberry Banana Pancake Topping

  • 3 strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4c plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2T maple syrup
  • splash almond milk
  1. Blend!

This made about 3/4c of topping.  Obviously a little too much!  Oh well, I guzzled it down.  Seriously, SO fresh + delicious.

Now for the pancakes.

(3 of 16)


(4 of 16)

Coconut Flax Pancakes

  • 2T coconut flour
  • 2T flax
  • 1egg + 2 egg whites
  • 3-4T almond milk [or other milk]
  • 1/2t baking powder
  • 1/2t cinnamon
  1. Whip the eggs together in blender until fluffy.
  2. Add in all of the other ingredients and blend for ~30sec.
  3. Pour into a greased pan heated to med-low.
  4. Cook + flip + cook + serve!

Totally delicious!  If you want them sweeter add 1/2T sugar/maple syrup/sucanat.  The cinnamon was an awesome addition.  You could also blend in a little frozen fruit for flavor + sweetness [cherries, bananas, strawbs, blueberries, etc].

(5 of 16)

Topped with DELICIOUS smoothie topping + more strawberries, bananas, and a little glob of Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter because why not?

(6 of 16)

I can’t even describe these.  The pancakes had a FAbulous texture.  They were soft and fluffy but also hearty.  They had a nice light flavor and the toppings were spot on!  I also sprinkled with coconut flakes.

Definitely will be eating these again soon!!

(7 of 16)

Time for a swim!!  I mixed half of this can with the same amount of water in a bottle for maximum hydration.  This was VERY coconutty + limey.  Much more so than coconut “water.”  This was “juice” and I’m not really sure what the technical difference is?  It was perfect mixed with plain water and has a noticeable difference keeping me better hydrated.

(8 of 16)

You don’t even know HOW excited I am to finally have fresh strawberries.  OH, how I have missed you.  It’s been at least 6+ months.  There have been non-organic around for about a month but I’ve been holding out.  The organic strawbs are finallllly getting good.  I could tell just by smelling these, that they would be perfect, and they were. 

Definitely craving fruit lately…makes sense with the seasonal changes I guess!

(9 of 16)

Oh!! My swim – it rocked today!

  • 50m – kickboard
  • 50m – buoy
  • 50m – breast stroke
  • 50m – back stroke
  • 1700m – freestyle – about 35min
  • 150m – breast stroke cool down

I was in a major groove today.  I wanted to go a few more laps but they were literally pulling the lanes as I was swimming for open swim.  Booo.  I’m trying to work on my bi-lateral breathing, so for the first 750m I switched off every other 50m doing bi-lateral and regular [strong side breath every stroke].  Super challenging!  My lungs are getting better though!

Amazing fruity salad.

(10 of 16)


  • 2-3c arugula
  • 3 strawberries
  • 1 champagne mago
  • 1 kiwi – skin on
  • ~3T chopped walnuts


  • hemp oil
  • walnut oil
  • balsamic
  • apple cider vinegar

The dressing went SO well with the salad.  Love arugula with fruit too!

(11 of 16)

The rest of lunch was JUST as delicious.

Farmers market asparagus freshies!!  This was about 1/3 of the bundle.  Have you ever tried Soba Noodles?  If not, you MUST!  They are seriously my favorite type of noodle.  They have a nice soft/thick texture and have great flavor [made from mostly buckwheat flour].  I topped the pasta with 2T tomato paste and 1T nutritional yeast after the photo. 

(12 of 16)

The asparagus was sautéed in olive oil, garlic powder, s+p for about 10min.  Still nice + crisp!

(13 of 16)

Gosh I love soba noodles.

(14 of 16)

I packed a quick dinner + was off to work.

Chocolate almond milk + Chocolate Amazing Grass = REALLY delicious + energizing – I just shook them up together in a water bottle.

Yogurt and a half maple cin almond butter + jelly samich.  I also bought and ate a few things at work.  This was definitely not enough!

(15 of 16)

I use my produce bags for a lunch bag :)

(16 of 16)

Hmmm…anything else??  I think that’s about it!  Off to work tomorrow and then a few days off.  I have a few guest posts to write this week and my protein post of course.  Hope you all had a great weekend!

Time –> 12:44am - not too shabby!!  

shower + bed

<3 Ashley