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Apple Pie Smoothie

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This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.

Life is a marathon not a sprint.

With every marathon, you gotta fuel the right way. Running my life is the same way as running a race. Food is fuel. Without it, you tank.

Who needs a DNS or DNF in life?

I fuel myself and family with real, whole food. With two kiddos, who barely slow down to eat a meal, we need all the fuel we can get. One of my favorite ways to get in fast fuel is with a smoothie. You can get all the essentials to keep you running. Adding Greek yogurt is a great way to up the protein content while keeping you satisfied for hours.

This Apple Pie Smoothie is thick and hearty thanks to the oats but also creamy from the peanut butter and Greek yogurt. You can drink it with a straw or pull out a spoon for the last few bites. Whichever way you choose, it’ll definitely fuel your marathon.

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Apple Pie Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped (you can peel if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or nut/seed butter of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mix almond milk, oats and Greek yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Add mixture to food processor or blender with remaining ingredients.
  4. Blend till combined.

 

Did you know that Stonyfield is the official yogurt sponsor of the 2014 Boston Marathon? This year they are sending 10 runners who just missed the cut off time due to the large number of entries this year. Starting at 5 am on Marathon Monday, Stonyfield Ambassadors, will be along the race course – from the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton to the Family Meeting Area in Boston. These Stonyfield ambassadors will also distribute fun signs to spectators to help cheer everyone along the course.

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You can get involved at home too! Join in the conversation on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #StonyfieldSuperFan. You could win great prizes like a year supply of Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, or a year-long membership to your local gym.

For more information on Team Stonyfield, visit www.stonyfield.com/bostonmarathon

High Five Friday

This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Well hellooooooo Friday!

How was your week? Mine was better than last week. I’m not feeling 100% myself but I’ve been able to at least work out. No lungs were coughed up in the process so that’s always a win in my book.

Let’s get right into High Five Friday, k?

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  1. It’s no secret that we (and the whole country it seems) is getting slammed with snow this year. This is the most I’ve seen since living in New Hampshire for the past 8 years. Rather than hibernating and complaining, I’m forcing myself to go outside and embrace it. Yes it sucks but it sucks even more to be inside every single day.
  2. #SweatySelfie after my first workout in 12 days! It felt so good to get on my bike trainer and do some weights.
  3. I love the beach no matter what season. Of course, it makes a great back drop for some #snowga too!
  4. My treadmill has seen more use this year because of all the snow and slowly rebuilding my mileage base post injury. I’ve come to enjoy catching up on trashy TV on my iPad while on it. I almost started watching this season of The Bachelor but my brain cells screamed out in protest. Even they have a limit!
  5. Another absolutely stunning sunrise.

We’ve been really into watching the Olympics this year. Since they are coming to a close this weekend, I thought I’d slap high five to the games.

High Five to the Olympics

  1. Major high 5′s to finally allowing the women to compete in ski jumping in the Olympics. I’m kind of shocked that it’s taken this long for it to happen. It’s 2014 for goodness sake!
  2. The Secret to Olympic Gold? Yoga of Course! Check out the awesome lady athletes who swear by yoga helping them achieve their Olympic dreams. And find some mega cool Instagram athletes to follow!
  3. As an animal lover, I love this -> U.S. Olympians Helping Stray Dogs in Sochi.
  4. Can we just talk about Curling for a minute? I don’t get it at all and find a hard time calling it a “sport.” But this narration of a woman’s curling event makes it 100% more interesting.
  5. My husband is a HUGE hockey fan. He lives, eats and breathes the Detroit Red Wings. Ever since we found out we were going to have kids, he’s talked about both our son and daughter playing. He’d love if they were future Olympians! I’d love for them to do it but hockey is expensive. Really expensive. Equipment, ice time…it adds up fast!

Olympian Julie Chu is teaming up with The USA Hockey Foundation’s Try Hockey for Free Days to help fund free equipment so that kids across the country can experience the excitement of playing hockey for the very first time.

 

Through the program, kids can go to their local rinks, get free ice time and borrow equipment to learn the rules of the game. It’s a great way to see if hockey is a good match for the kid before the parents shell out mega bucks on everything.

Citi’s Every Step of the Way program donated $500,000 to programs such as this to help find the future Olympians of the world. That definitely deserves a high five!

What has been your favorite Olympic moment?
What Olympic sport do you think you could medal in? I’d totally dominate curling. :)