TGIF. Who is with me? Actually I can’t believe its Friday and almost the end of August! It has also been much too long since I have done a “Things I’m Loving Lately” post so let’s get to it.
–Food: Figs. Fresh please. In everything. But seriously, they are so good right now and they are not in season for long so I try to eat as many as I can before they leave me. I am winning.
Last night I made a Zucchini Fig Shake for dinner. I got the idea from here but tweaked a few things. My version is below.
Zucchini Fig Shake:
- 2 fresh figs
- 1/2 large frozen banana
- 1/2 medium zucchini
- 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- honey or other sweetener to taste
- a dash of cinnamon
- Milk of choice, just enough to get things moving, I used coconut.
Blend til smooth and if your like me eat from a bowl. I even topped mine with some Love Grown Foods Chocolate Power O’s…. best cereal ever.
–Restaurant: Gracias Madre.
I tried this new to me vegan Mexican restaurant a few weeks ago with a friend. I had heard so many good things about Gracias Madre and it did not disappoint. Not only is the food delicious but the decor and atmosphere is so fun! I will definitely be going back soon.
It has been so nice to spend some time back in the saddle after a month away. That and just enjoying the last weeks of summer outside have dictated my workouts lately. Long bike rides and afternoon hikes have been my favorite way to unwind.
Made even better when I can get my sistasista to come with me.
–Song: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United.
This is one I actually often come back to and can listen to over and over and over again. It’s always much-needed inspiration to trust God, to take a step out onto the water unknowing of what may happen.
It is especially perfect for my early mornings, thinking about intuitions and goal setting.
– Place: Getting to go back to Pepperdine a few times a week.
I will be an assistant coach this year for Cross Country and Track! Every time I come back I have to stop and just admire how awesome and beautiful this school is. Although I am just getting started I am very excited to be coaching!Also this picture made me laugh way too much. I was trying to capture the girls running and the how amazing the view was this day and then the lawn mower got in the way. Oh well!
But seriously, can you believe it is almost September. Aka the ninth month of 2014?! Where has this year gone????????
What is food, restaurant, workout, song or place you are especially loving lately?