Pancakes and Cupcakes

Morning friends! How’s your Sunday going? Hope you’re having a refreshing and relaxing day 🙂
I started mine off with some Perfect Protein Pancakes


They look pretty standard, but were a little different from the usual:

Lavender Blueberry Protein Pancakes 😀


Added 1/2 t dried lavender to the mix and frozen organic blueberries to one side during cooking.

It’s fun to switch things up every now and again 😉

After my breakfast feast, I went to my favorite Sunday morning spot:


and per usual, it was super busy and full of amazing vendors.

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I looked around for a second, but only picked up a couple of things because my hands were full:

gluten-free cupcakes (these ones are PINK on the inside! Can’t wait to share them with the fam today)


and salteñas for the Pilot and my little bro.


Plan for the day:

-Laundry!! We got a new washer, so I can tackle laundry mountain. Not very stoked, but I’m running out of clothes 😉

-Post Family post

-Cupcake party with the fam

-Gym (active recovery day)

-Meal plan + groceries [let me know if there’s anything you want to see this week!]

Have a great day! <3



Something to do:

Schweaty Cardio Workout + Last week’s Ab Burner 😀

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  1. Natalie S. on August 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Yummm! Lavender pancakes sound delish. Have fun with your girly cupcakes today!

  2. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on August 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Those cupcakes look sooo GOOD! Have fun with them. hehe 🙂

    No idea what a saltena is, but that looks delish, too!

  3. Allison @ Food for Healing on August 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    PINK cupcakes, woohoo 😛
    i love having clean clothes, even though i hate putting them away. which reminds me, i should probably put a load of laundry in today

  4. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on August 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Corn festival!? YESSS haha sounds like my cup of tea 😉

  5. Kristi on August 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    These sounds delicious. My parents have a lavender farm about a half mile from their house so they bring me some buds. I am going to try this recipe.

    Also glad to see someone else had to buy a new washer. Mine broke yesterday and I had to get a new one. What an experience looking at all the models. Bought a front loader. Hope I like it. I also have mounds of laundry and it is going to get worse because they will not deliver until Friday. Good luck with yours. Love your site.

  6. Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission on August 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    The corn festival is in 2 weeks here! Yay. .. probably not even close to the same festival though lol.
    The cupcakes look amazing 😀

  7. BethT on August 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I still can’t believe you’re on Team Pink. So exciting!

  8. Sylvia on August 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I live in Tucson! Where is this farmer’s market??? The only one I’ve been to was on E. Tanque Verde and Catalina HWY. It was teeeny tiny.

    • Negar Mohtashemi on August 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      The good markets are Friday @ Jesse Owens Park, Saturday @ Oro Valley Marketplace, and Sunday at St. Phillips Plaza. If you aren’t GF, check out Planet of the Crepes….it’s one of the few things I’ll miss about Tucson.

      • Sylvia on August 15, 2011 at 12:35 am

        Thanks so much and I totally will 😀

  9. Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks on August 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    mmm pancakes: what Sundays are made for. 😉 I’m planning on giving that cardio workout a wirl sometime soon!

  10. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on August 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Love the looks of those pancakes!!

    Also, I’m jealous that your farmers market is open on Sundays.

  11. Kris | on August 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    You are too cute!! Love that you are enjoying some serious tasty food today 🙂

    Enjoy your mountain climbing 😉 Dang laundry!


  12. pushups with polish on August 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    aww love the farmers market, sounds like a good day to me xxo

  13. Hillary on August 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I made pancakes today too! Something about pancakes just screams Sunday, right?

    • Fitnessista on August 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      definitely 🙂

  14. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on August 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    What a perfect excuse for more cupcakes! 😉

    • Fitnessista on August 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      right?? they are SO good…. the pilot even said best cupcakes he’s ever had. 🙂

  15. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats on August 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Mmm…blueberry pancakes are my favorite! 🙂

  16. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on August 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Ohhhhh wow!!!! those cupcakes look AMAZING!!!

    And so do your pancakes. Lavender in them…I bet they are amazing tasting.

    What a cute sign that is that the Farmer’s Market words are written on. I love the rustic vibe. Cute!

    And your new washer…congrats!! Nothing like a new appliance to make me happy. Good luck with all that laundry now! 🙂

  17. Emily on August 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Those cupcakes look amazing and the farmers market looks like lots of fun! I’m still waiting for an opportunity to go to one where I live!!

  18. The Teenage Taste on August 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Wow…as if those protein pancakes weren’t delicious enough! I need to try adding blueberries next time!
    Have a great day, Gina! Good luck tackling the laundry pile! 😉

  19. Jin @ Health Ninja on August 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I love protein pancakes. Couldn’t find an acceptable vegan version yet 🙁 Might start experimenting on this next week.
    And those cupcakes look just lovely. Can I get one too 😉 ?

    • Fitnessista on August 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      of course!

  20. Paulie on August 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I need to hang out with you for a weekend, The foot you two eat looks amazing, and btw what bakery to you go to?

    • Fitnessista on August 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      they were from the farmer’s market- gourmet girls 🙂

  21. Sarah on August 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Mmmm… those pancakes look like a perfect breakfast to me.

  22. Mardi on August 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I love it! I made your pancakes and dairy-free cheese eggs for brunch today also. I was so excited all night to wake up and eat!

  23. Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter on August 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I think that all the blogs I’ve read for the past 2 weeks show their amazing breakfast that included PANCAKES. I’m starting to get a hint (as in “Brittany, get up off your butt and make some flippin pancakes”)… lol 😛

    • Katie G. on August 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      ha, i was just thinking the same thing…i need to make some pancakes

  24. mary on August 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I remember reading not to use lavender scented products with babies so I wondered if anyone worried about eating it during pregnancy and googled it. There’s not much but the wikipedia article on lavendar cites some study that recommends against it. I doubt the tiny bit you occasionally use is anything to worry about but thought I’d mention it. It’s probably bad in high doses, like drinking lavender oil.

  25. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on August 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Sunday mornings just scream for pancakes! I had blueberry pancakes this morning as well!

  26. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    What a delicious twist on protein pancakes! I’ve actually never tried using lavender flavouring before… but I love the smell of it. 😀

  27. Heather on August 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I should definitely try putting lavender in my pancakes! The Doughnut Plant in NYC actually made lavender doughnuts where they put the lavender right into the glaze. It was amazing! 🙂

  28. Karin on August 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Love saltenas! One of my best friends is from Bolivia and makes them to sell here in CA. My wheaten terrier loves them, too 🙂

  29. Jennifer on August 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Everytime I see these protein pancakes on a blog I remember I need them in my life!

  30. Laura @ Backstage Balance on August 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I think that you should develop a g-free, possibly veg. recipe for salteñas! They look deliciouso. I am all about comfort foods like that. Please consider? 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      that’s a genius idea.. i’m on it 🙂

  31. Sonia (the Mexigarian) on August 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    how do you use lavender? Is it the flower or the leaves and stem? I have a lovely lavender plant on my balcony and would love to utilize it for cooking and baking.

    • Fitnessista on August 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      it’s the flower, dried 🙂

  32. Pam on August 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Your pancakes look so good! Enjoy your cupcake party, too cute they’ve got pink middles. What a great way to celebrate 🙂

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