Pancakes and Cupcakes

Morning friends! Howโ€™s your Sunday going? Hope youโ€™re having a refreshing and relaxing day ๐Ÿ™‚
I started mine off with some Perfect Protein Pancakesโ€ฆ


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

Lavender Blueberry Protein Pancakes ๐Ÿ˜€


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

Itโ€™s fun to switch things up every now and again ๐Ÿ˜‰

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


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

market (2)

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! Canโ€™t wait to share them with the fam today)


and salteรฑas 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 Iโ€™m running out of clothes ๐Ÿ˜‰

-Post Family post

-Cupcake party with the fam

-Gym (active recovery day)

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

Have a great day! <3



Something to do:

Schweaty Cardio Workout + Last weekโ€™s Ab Burner ๐Ÿ˜€

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 ๐Ÿ˜›
    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  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 ๐Ÿ˜€

  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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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

    mmm pancakes: what Sundays are made for. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your mountain climbing ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    What a perfect excuse for more cupcakes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

      right?? they are SO good…. the pilot even said best cupcakes he’s ever had. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Mmm…blueberry pancakes are my favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

    I love protein pancakes. Couldn’t find an acceptable vegan version yet ๐Ÿ™ Might start experimenting on this next week.
    And those cupcakes look just lovely. Can I get one too ๐Ÿ˜‰ ?

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ˜›

    • 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 salteรฑas! They look deliciouso. I am all about comfort foods like that. Please consider? ๐Ÿ™‚

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

      that’s a genius idea.. i’m on it ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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