Eggs Disguised as Waffles

Since going gluten free, dairy free, and mostly grain free about a year ago my breakfast routine has become well, pretty routine. My first meal of the day usually consists of eggs, berries, and black coffee. Now I'm a fan of routine, a big fan, but today I decided to mix it up and try a paleo waffle recipe.

You ready for the ingredient list? Got a pen handy? One banana, two whole eggs, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. That's it! SUPER simple. Just blend all of the ingredients together until they are well combined and have doubled in volume and pour into a hot waffle iron. 

This was my first attempt and I was pretty pleased with the results. The finished waffles were a little bit more delicate and tricky to remove from the waffle iron but oh so tasty. These are best served straight out of the waffle iron, topped with fresh berries and drizzled with maple syrup or agave syrup - whatever floats your boat. Next time I'm going to experiment with adding vanilla for additional flavor. 

Give these a try and let me know what YOU think about having eggs disguised as waffles for breakfast!

Update - Made these again today, because well, waffles and tweaked the recipe just a bit and they were even better! 1 banana, 2 eggs, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp vanilla, and a small pinch of salt. You won't be sorry ;) 

Juice Cleanse // Day Two

End of Day Two, I'll keep it short and sweet. 

Today was much easier to get through. I definitely had a little bit more energy or maybe I'm coping with having less energy better. I ran three miles at the gym, completed some errands, cleaned up the apartment, and went about my business per the usual. 

The dreaded "green" juice.

The dreaded "green" juice.

I also learned two very valuable bits of information today //

  1. Straws make everything better.
  2. Stay close to a restroom during a cleanse ;) 

Thanks it for today. Feeling pretty strong heading into Day Three, but you never know; tomorrow's a brand new day. 

Juice Cleanse // Day One

I few weeks ago I had a hair-brained idea to do a juice cleanse. I'm crazy, I know, you don't have to remind me of that. The deciding factor was an online promotion for a popular NYC based 3-day cleanse and as I am currently residing in Manhattan, delivery was FREE! I mean free delivery in Manhattan is the best thing ever, am I right? I also was curious to see what all the fuss is about. 

All stocked up and ready to cleanse.

All stocked up and ready to cleanse.

Sunday night all of my nourishment for the next three days was delivered in a tidy box. As I unpacked the 18 bottles the reality of the days ahead sunk in. There would be no delicious egg whites, sweet potatoes and peanut butter until Thursday. Instead I would be drinking six bottles of juice each day filled with greens, fruits, ginger, and a little bit of agave nectar. 

Well today marks the end of Day One. It's been interesting to say the least. I had an extremely difficult time getting through the two green juices, holding my nose just to choke the second one down. The remaining bottles were palatable, but even still I found it impossible to finish every one. Six 16 ounce bottles is a lot of juice! 

My energy level seemed ok this morning, so I opted to go ahead with my planned strength training workout. I went to the gym early, thinking that I would have residual energy from the previous evening's dinner. Boy, was I wrong. From the first set of bent-over rows I knew that I was going to limp through the entire workout. Ugh. After the gym I took a nap and then watched hours of bad reality television. Real high energy day :( 

It's 10pm now and I'm pretty sure the jar of peanut butter in the kitchen is whispering my name. Yup, that about sums up Day One.

One day down, two to go. 

"Biggest Loser" Finale Thoughts

I'll admit it, I watched the "Biggest Loser" finale last night. In fact, over 7 million viewers tuned in last night to watch the "Biggest Loser" season finale and they were not disappointed. Social media feeds were buzzing as one by one the finalists were introduced. Both Bobby Saleem and David Brown wowed the audience with their impressive results but no one could predict the shock and awe that came over the trainers' faces as finalist Rachel Frederickson was introduced.

Photo courtesy of NBC.

Photo courtesy of NBC.

The cameras cut to Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, with fellow contestant Tanya in the upper right hand corner of the frame, looking a bit shocked. I was shocked too. She looked emaciated. Rachel came to play the game and play the game she did. Weighing in at a mere 105 pounds, Frederickson was awarded the title of "The Biggest Loser".

Doesn't seem quite right though, rewarding this type of extreme weight loss. What message does this send to those struggling with their weight, young women in particular? In my opinion, there is too much emphasis on being thin/weighing less - where is the power, where is the strength in being a woman? Where is the balance in life and fitness? I thought we were winning the battle against the glorification of the "Bikini Bridge" and the "Inner Thigh Gap". It just saddens me. 

Just my two cents. 

-K





Finally!

Well hello there, thanks for stopping by and taking a look around!

I'm so excited to finally be getting this site off the ground. JustBreathe is my personal site dedicated to fitness and fulfilled living. 

In the future I'll be posting my favorite killer workouts, personal ramblings, healthy recipes and other things I love. Oh, and there may be some wine thrown in for good measure.

After all, life is about balance. My mantra - Live. Train. Breathe. 

-K

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