Have you had a good Saturday?
I hope so. Mine has been awesome!
Good news: I feel like my motivation is back with a bang on the working out front. I’m back to looking forward to my workouts and thoroughly enjoying them! I love that feeling.
This morning I went for a quick 3 mile run to warm up my legs (Colorado decided to be sunny and gorgeous today) and then I returned home to complete a 45 minute session of total body weights and abs.
On a not so happy note, I noticed during my workout that I am an absolute baby when it comes to push ups. I do the girly kind every time.
After my super sweaty and awesome workout, I made something that I have been thinking about and craving all. week. long.
I made these pancakes.
Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes (courtesy of EatingWell)
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
I ended up using nearly all whole wheat flour, and I replaced the buttermilk with skim milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice. I liked the extra lemony flavor!
Alongside a big, foamy almond milk latte, this breakfast was the jam.
I actually got both my espresso machine and my running leggings for Christmas last year much to my delight.
The leggings are Nike, and I believe my parents got them at Dick’s. They’re a little crazy, but I definitely won’t ever get hit by a car!
The secret to my ridiculously foamy lattes is this bad boy:
My parents got it for me last Christmas along with my Nespresso machine.
This machine is definitely a little pricey for a college student, so I feel totally spoiled to have gotten it as a gift. My parents obviously know how dedicated I am to coffee. And really, I save money in the long run since I used to spend $3.50 on Starbucks lattes all too often!
Before I had this great machine, I used a little Mr. Coffee cappuccino maker that I loved too!
Do you have an espresso machine?
Do you do girly style push-ups or are you a beastly manly man?
Favorite kind of pancakes??