National Margarita Day + Meals and fitness

Hi friends! Happy Sunday, and Happy National Margarita Day. I’m never really into those national food holidays… unless they include chocolate or cocktails. ;)

The Pilot and I enjoyed this sweet and spicy concoction last night:

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Frozen strawberries with a jalapeño-infused honey simple syrup, fresh lime, triple sec, and tequila.

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Quite the fiesta in your face. ;)

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!

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Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita
Serves 1
A sweet and spicy twist on the classic 'rita.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. For the jalapeño-infused simple syrup: (you will have enough for at least two margaritas, but feel free to double it!)
  2. 1/4 cup honey
  3. 1/4 cup water
  4. 1 jalapeño, sliced
For the margarita
  1. .75 oz (1/2 shot) tequila
  2. .75 oz triple sec
  3. 1.5 oz jalapeño simple syrup (recipe below)
  4. Juice of one lime
  5. 1 cup frozen strawberries
Instructions
  1. To make the simple syrup, combine the honey and water in a small pot on high heat. Whisk well as the liquid heats up. Once it starts to bubble, remove from heat, and add the jalapeño. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Next, blend the margarita ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately and garnish with a slice of lime.
Notes
  1. Tip: make extra simple syrup to store and have on hand!
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I took some time yesterday to put together our meal plan and start to prep for the week.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Prep:

Grill chicken for salads

Make tempeh bacon (I’ve been seriously hankering for some)

Make grain-free chocolate chip muffins

Try making homemade fruit snacks for Liv :)

 

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Dinner: 

Chicken enchiladas with cauliflower Mexican rice and black beans

Slow cooker healthy hearty chili

Broccoli, chicken and rice casserole

The “crunch” chopped salad

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Nothing too crazy happening on the fitness front. Since I’ve been traveling, I’ve missed a couple of weeks of flamenco- getting back into it this week!

Sunday: Core40

Monday: Teach BODYPUMP and teach spin

Tuesday: Flamenco (I consider it active recovery since I’m still a beginner and still learning technique. Things like this are far away haha.)

Wednesday: Teach spin + Barre

Thursday: OFF

Friday: Teach BODYPUMP

Saturday: Teach Zumba

Are you planning and prepping for the week? What’s your fitness schedule looking like? Hope you have a happy and relaxing Sunday!
xoxo

Gina 

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