Before I jump in, I have been thinking a lot about this trip. I think the past two weeks have been anxiety provoking because of my crazy schedule. That being said, I haven’t done the preparing part that is needed to make my schedule work. I never seem to have enough food on hand which is frustrating and leads to more stress. This is not acceptable. So my trip home – I am going to try my hardest to unplug. I am going to work hard to really be in the moment. I think I need it, I think my stomach needs it. Despite the nagging voice that says I am letting this community down, my readers down, companies down – I will try. I think I really need to figure out how to make my schedule more comfortable so that I feel fueled and ready to tackle each day. That means making more real meals and not just throwing stuff in the oven or in a bowl. Thriving not just surviving.
I still consider myself a newbie blogger. So when I saw Lindsay’s post at In Sweetness and In Health, I was intrigued. I am far from a norm in the healthy blogging sphere but it works for me. Adding my own little sarcasm to this post. I love being a blogger for the fact that I can learn to adopt new ideas, tips and ways while still being true to Alex. Let’s see how this goes…
Never have I ever…baked something for myself that was gluten free. I know, crazy. In college I didn’t have a kitchen so I never baked. This is one I want to experiment with now that I have some great healthy swaps such as applesauce, coconut flour, pumpkin…
Never have I ever…found a nut butter I liked. In the world of blogging I should cast myself out now. I will never have an empty jar due to this to do the forever staple overnight oats (which I have never had as well!). I just can’t do nut butter – the taste, aftertaste, the texture, uck. Sorry team.
Never have I ever…eaten a ‘bar’ of some sort for a snack or meal. I just get no satisfaction out of them so even Larabars I have never tried.
Never have I ever…had Chobani yogurt. Yep, you heard me. This will change soon though
Never have I ever…made my own smoothie or protein recovery shake. Again, this is my first time ever having a blender so I hope this one will change. I do have the hurdle of saying that frozen fruit is dang expensive!
Never have I ever…gone a day without eating processed food or sugar. I like candy, I eat some processed food. These are things that for convenience and balance I will never give up. I know I could but I have no desire to. I eat very healthy so these parts of my diets just need to stay where they are.
Never have I ever… attended a blogging conference or summit. This is on my bucket list for sure because I WANT to attend one so bad.
Never have I ever… done a fitness plan of any sort or fitness dvd. I know there are tons floating out there, whether it be structured like Live Fit or Bootcamp, but I never seem to be able to commit to anything. I have a crazy schedule and my motivation comes from doing something next to someone else. I would love to be able to commit to a strength training program but every time I say I will, I don’t. eek have to work on that one.
Never have I ever…taken a picture of a whole meal. I actually rarely take pictures of me eating. I am hoping that having my own kitchen and experimenting more will have me snapping some lovely food moments.
Never have I ever… made a protein cookie, muffin, pancake, frosting etc. Oh and chia seeds, never tried them.
Never have I ever… used coconut butter or coconut oil. My go-tos are non stick spray and Brummel and Brown butter. Probably not the healthiest but I hate the taste of olive oil in cooking so I stick with the butter.
Never have I ever…eaten a hunk of chocolate. Even the fancy dark chocolate kind. Just not a chocolate fan my friends. Give me gummy bears and jelly beans.
Never have I ever… had banana soft serve. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I ate a banana. I hate them. Fact number 232423 you probably didn’t need to know.
BUT I get to check one of those off… chia seeds. Drink Chia sent me four of their drinks to try that are infused with whole organic chia seeds for superior nutrition. They have only 4 grams of sugar and 40 calories but are rich in Omega-3, high in antioxidants, B complex vitamins and all natural ingredients. These drinks have no refined sugars, no cholesterol, no fish oil, no sodium, no caffeine, no gluten and nothing artificial. They are meant to help endurance and recovery so let’s just say I was pumped to try these.
After letting them chill for a bit, I dug in. WOW I loved it. I am all about texture and the chia seeds at the bottom made the drink. The flavors were delectable and it was hard to pick a favorite. The flavors were ‘B Meyer’ Lemon, Honeysuckle Pear, Strawberry Citrus and Mango Tangerine… don’t they just sound yummy.
I HIGHLY recommend these drinks and I can’t wait to get my hands on more! Thanks Drink Chia!
Question: What is your health food never have I ever? Any of these surprise you?
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