Just a quick recipe this morning! It’s been a really muggy few days in Vancouver. It has been warm, but not hot, cloudy, but not sunny. I hate this type of weather, if it’s going to be warm it should at least be sunny. But it looks like this really is going to be the coldest June on record.
That being said, I have officially begun my one month countdown until Europe! I leave near the end of July, and hopefully I will find warmer weather in the Mediterranean.
I woke up this morning craving pancakes, but knew I probably shouldn’t make a batch because A. I’m home alone still, Adam gets home this afternoon, and I would probably eat an entire plate of pancakes, and B. I’m continuing my ‘clean-eating’ in preparation for my trip! I’ve been going to the gym for four days on, one day off for the last few weeks as opposed to about 3-4 times a week, to stay on track. I’ve been incorporating interval training to my treadmill workouts. I was getting a little bored of my usual warm up cardio, 30 min treadmill walk/run before doing weights. So, I warm up for about 5 minutes walking at 3.5 – 4 speed, and then rev up to about 7 speed, and 3-4 incline, and do intervals. 20 seconds as hard/fast as you can, and then 10 seconds off / resting (the Fitnessista just posted her Tabata Thursday’s post so you can read about it here!) It’s super sweaty, and feels great.
So, instead of making some Bob’s red mill pancakes this morning, I decided to make some breakfast quinoa. Since finding out I have a wheat allergy, I have avoided my beloved oatmeal. I had to give up peanut butter and oatmeal, what gives?? Two of my favourites. With quinoa you get the same warm, comforting food feeling as oatmeal and pancakes, only much healthier and loaded with protein (quinoa, almonds, almond milk)
I had lots of Quinoa leftover from Wednesday’s Marinated Quinoa Salad. With already made quinoa it’s a really quick breakfast to prepare.
Hopefully we will see some sun this weekend. Not sure what Adam and I are going to get up to tonight after he gets back, tomorrow we’re planning on going to our townhouse showroom to pick out our options and upgrades. We drove by last week and they have already framed our building, and are starting on the roof! Very exciting. And tomorrow night we’re planning on visiting a friends restaurant for the first time in North Van. Let’s hope if the sun doesn’t make an appearance, it stays warm and muggy with no rain!
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- Shredded coconut