daily eats + KeVita giveaway

This post is sponsored by KeVita and includes an awesome giveaway opportunity!

Enjoying KeVita with my lunch

I mentioned in a previous post that even though we don’t get as much sleep as we would like, I try to get creative and maximize the sleep time I do have. I try to add little energy blasts into my day that keep me going, even though sometimes I’d prefer to HGTV and chill. I find that by taking the time to make meals at home and add physical activities throughout the day, it naturally energizes me to power through busy weekdays. It revitalizes my routine with things I enjoy.

Each day, I have a *real* breakfast. Even if it’s something I made the night before (like a breakfast cookie!), I try to have something substantial so I’m not starving and pouring chocolate chips down my throat later.

Sometimes I’ll eat breakfast while the girls eat theirs,

The girls eating their breakfast

(Livi had finished her pancakes and P was in the process of throwing her remaining food to Bella)

or I’ll wait until we’re home from preschool drop-off. 

This morning was scrambled eggs (1 egg + 3 egg whites), gluten-free toast and coffee (while P played drums on the pots and pans).

Scrambled eggs with gluten-free toast and coffee

After breakfast, we took the dogs for a neighborhood walk. It’s been so much easier to walk them consistently now that the weather has cooled down and the fresh air always helps to fully wake me up. I use our morning walks as a chance to plan out work priorities for the day, brainstorm content ideas, and take turns making funny sounds with P. 

Morning walk with the girls and dogs

After P’s nap and my morning work + clean up the house blitz, it’s lunchtime! P enjoyed some fresh fruit, garbanzo beans, sweet potato, and a pouch, while I enjoy a delicious meal with components from our co-op. I picked up some of their amazing massaged kale salad with a vegan strawberry crumble, plus a bottle of KeVita’s sparkling probiotic drink. 

A healthy lunch with KeVita sparkling probiotic drink and kale salad

I’ve been a huge fan of the KeVita sparkling probiotic drinks for years. They taste fruity and delicious, are slightly sweet and still very low in calories. They’re perfect when I want a sweet and bubbly drink, and are packed with probiotics. Each bottle contains 4 strands of live probiotics and 4 billion CFUs that support digestion and immune health. 

After lunch, we headed to P’s first swimming class! She LOVED IT. She’s always been a fan of the water, and she splashed and giggled the entire time. It was the cutest thing ever. After swim, we picked Livi up from preschool and headed home for snacks.

Here’s the pumpkin protein yogurt I enjoyed: (1 cup goat Greek yogurt, 1 scoop goat whey, 1/3 cup pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and grain-free granola)

Pumpkin protein yogurt

and headed to teach a sweaty spin class. On my way out the door, I chugged half of a KeVita ginger Master Brew Kombucha. I love all of their flavors, but the ginger is my favorite. It has a nice kick of spice. 

Sorry Bell, no kombucha for you.

No keVita for bella

Sometimes I’ll drink coffee in the afternoon, but find that it leaves me a little jittery. Kombucha gives me energy from the caffeine in the tea, without it being *too much.*

Some Fun Facts About the KeVita Master Brew Kombucha

-the green and black tea culture yield a high amount of beneficial organic acids. These feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut to improve absorption of the probiotics.

-includes live probiotics and are fortified with B vitamins

-they’re certified organic, non-GMO, gluten free and vegan.

Spin class was AWESOME. I find that teaching during the prime time spots gives me so much energy for the rest of the night. I come home riding the exercise endorphins while the Pilot and I make dinner, pack lunches for the next day, clean up around the house, put the girls to bed, and catch up on work at night. After class, I made one of those quick dinners that came together really well: salmon with Mediterranean salsa and roasted potatoes.

This was inspired by a recipe I saw on Pinterest, and loved changing up the usual salmon rotation.

Salmon with tapenade

To top the salmon, I mixed olive tapenade, chopped cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, fresh dill and pepper. 

I pan-seared the salmon (seasoned with salt and pepper) and baked it in the oven while I prepped the potatoes. For the potatoes, I boiled them in water, drained them, and the pan-fried in butter with fresh rosemary, lots of fresh minced garlic and sea salt.

We had the salmon with the “salsa” on top, spinach on the side (to top with dressing of choice) and the roasted potatoes.

Salmon with mediterranean salsa

We ended the evening catching up on work and watching Stranger Things. I’m still trying to get into it.

And now: it’s giveaway time, courtesy of my friends at KeVita!

Enjoying KeVita on-the-go

Before we get this party started, I wanted to give you a heads up that if you make your own #InnerSelfie photo using their app, they will donate $1 to the Gastric Cancer Foundation. It’s a fun way to spread the word and support this cause. <3

"I am sparkling inside" Inner selfie

KeVita Giveaway

And now, the giveaway!
One lucky reader friend will win 3 MONTHS OF KEVITA. Whaaaaaaat. I guess I’m not allowed to enter? haha.

Simple enter via the widget below!

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Ready, set, go.

Cheers,

Gina 

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Comments

  1. I can never say no to a good kombucha. I haven’t tried this brand yet & would love to!

  2. I would love for my son who is 13 yr old son who has ulcerative colitis to try kombucha to get his gut healthy. I hope i win:)

  3. Love kombucha. Looking forward to trying this one.

  4. Since you teach spin, maybe you can help me with my latest spin dilemma !! I seem to have hit a plateau with how well I’m doing in my class . Should I try to crank up resistance or go faster ? Is there something I should be doing on off days that will make me better during class??

    • Fitnessista says:

      what do you usually do the rest of the week for fitness?

      • I run a few miles at a time and lift weights using the Kayla Itsines app! I used to run long distances but had back surgery so it is no longer an option.

        • Fitnessista says:

          what are you using to gauge your progress in spin? are you burning less calories via a heart rate monitor, or are you going by your wattage on a display?

          • Thanks for answering all this! I use both- my polar HR monitor and the display in the class. I am burning way fewer calories and my final display doesn’t go past like 270! I notice many girls breaking 300! I’m definitely putting in full effort. Fueling/hydrating before, working hard in class and I am drenched in sweat after !!

          • Fitnessista says:

            it’s probably because you’re more fit! it’s harder to get your heart rate up when you’re more conditioned. i wouldn’t sweat it 😉 (pun? hahah) go by perceived exertion. if you’re working hard and hydrating, you’re doing everything you can

  5. Our Kroger here in Houston started carrying the new Master Brew. It is fantastic! Kombucha lover before it was cool….;)

  6. Oh gosh, I HAVE to fuel myself right too or I’m crabby and tired! I normally do eggs, avocado, toast with sriruacha sauce for breakfast with whatever fruit I cut up for the little one that she decided not to eat. Haha.

  7. I hear so many good things about KeVita, I just need to try it!!!

  8. love seeing you do another WIAW-style post! I always like seeing your daily eats and find them inspiring and helpful!

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