Seize the pancake

Hi friends ๐Ÿ™‚ How are you? Hope youโ€™ve had a great morning so far <3

Madreโ€™s bday dinner was a blasty ๐Ÿ˜€

I wore the red new Loft dress with my eyeball bracelet

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(and had to go back inside to get my wedding ring)

We were serenaded by mariachis (the best Iโ€™ve ever heard at a restaurant.. and they played Piel Canela, my fave)

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Mexican food was feasted upon

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(Trev had an entire cauldron of seafood, meet and cheese)

and there were family, friends and cake.

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And then we all went over to madreโ€™s house, where I fell asleep on the floor with my Snoogle. I call that a good night <3

Itโ€™s funny because lately all Iโ€™ve wanted is salty and savory food, but pancakes sounded sooooooo good this morning.

So pancakes it was ๐Ÿ™‚


I made a gluten-free mix with:

-1/4 C brown rice flour

-1/2 T brown rice protein (Iโ€™m out of Sun Warrior.. wahhh)

-cinnamon, pinch of sea salt, 1 t vanilla

-1 egg white

-almond milk to thin it out

-1 T coconut

and cooked them in organic butter, topped with mini chocolate chips + a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Weโ€™re off to walk Bell, hit up the mall to see if Aldo will exchange my broken sandal and visiting my great-grandmother.

Have a wonderful day and Iโ€™ll see ya this afternoon with this weekโ€™s Summer Shape Up grocery list and meal ideas ๐Ÿ™‚



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  1. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on June 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    WOOO thank you for that recipe!! I am so ready to make this for lunch ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ellie@fitforthesoul on June 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    You look beautiful in the dress! haha I can tell you’re glowing even more cuz youz is pregnant! ๐Ÿ˜€

    One Q! have you tried Boku protein powder? If so, how does sun warrior and boku compare in your opinion? And I’ve never heard of Piel canela but I love the meaning of the title and I’ll look it up–love latin style music.

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      i haven’t tried it but i’ll be on the lookout
      check out the edie gorme version- so beautiful!

  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg on June 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    You look cute in red! (and with your new purse, right?)

    The pancakes look delicious! I love how the mini choc chips are starting to melt in the picture. Yum.

  4. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles on June 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Chocolate chips on pancakes – perfection! That red dress is adorable – you and pilot are just glowing!

  5. Hayley @ Hayley Daily on June 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    LOVE your red dress! It looks nice with the new sandals too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And of course all of the food looks delicious. Glad to see you had a good time.

  6. Holly @ pink runner on June 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Yummmm Mexican food ๐Ÿ™‚ love it!

  7. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    oo yum mexican and pancakes, i would be in heaven!

  8. Sheena on June 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Your safari-riffic nails look awesome! How is the press on manicure holding up?

    You look so nice in that red dress…and why does your hair always looks so perfect? ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. The Teenage Taste on June 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Speaking of pancakes…I made your Perfect Protein Pancakes for breakfast today. Love! They were absolutely amazing! I plan on eating them again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on June 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Love the picture of you and Pilot and you look stunning in your red dress! You are one hot MAMA! Congrats again…omg, I am just so thrilled for you!

    I am so glad you were able to celebrate your mom’s bday with her!

    And thanks for wishing me a Happy Bday today on my FB Wall ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. KATE on June 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    This recipe looks delish I had pancakes this morning too delish!

  12. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on June 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    love that dress!

  13. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on June 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I LOVE your nails! Are those the peel off Sally Hansen brand?

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm


  14. mary @ what's cookin with mary on June 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Just read the article about sprouts. Def think I need to buy a sprouter and never buy them from the store again.

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      it’s so easy (and inexpensive) to sprout from home, too

  15. Monika @ Powered by Paprika on June 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    cute dress!

    i love mariachi bands, they make mexican restaurants a bazillion times more fun!

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      they totally do ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. kalli on June 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    do you know what the eyeballs on your bracelet stand for? i am greek and we wear those bracelets and other eyeball jewelry all the time. it is to ward off evil spirits ๐Ÿ™‚ just wanted to share that with you…….enjoy your day!

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      yep i knew that- i have a lot of the seeing eye jewelry and love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. suzi on June 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Your Madre’s cake looks neat with the squiggly icing all over it! Glad you had a good night – here’s hoping Aldo gives ya a new shoe!

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      i hope so too!

  18. melissa on June 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    You are exactly right, Gina.

    Somedays you just have to seize the pancake.

  19. Jill on June 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I bought a handbag from Aldo accessories and the strap broke, and they exchanged it no prob. They were really nice about it, actually. It was past the return date but I had my receipt and wasn’t mad or rude to them at all either so that probably helped ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just bought a Jack LaLanne juicer today and I am so pumped! I’m about to watch the instructional DVDs, lol. I need another post all about juicing! What are good fruits to use that cover up vegetable taste?

  20. Dori on June 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    The pancakes look amazing!

  21. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on June 12, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Mini chocolate chips are so much fun! Great looking pancake recipe. Pancakes are the bomb ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. kaila @ healthy helper! on June 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Love that dress! Red is totally your color!
    Your mom is so young! Glad her b-day was fun for everyone!

  23. Gretchen on June 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    That red dress looks gorgeous on you!! Looks like you had such a fun time at your mom’s b-day dinner too! Enjoy the rest of your weekend…:)

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Moni'sMeals on June 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Great dress! Vavoom!

    I also had pancakes today, just the best on a Sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have fun with your great grandmother!

  25. Jordan P @ food, sweat, and beers on June 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Even though the pancakes look faboosh, that dress is definitely the star of this show/post!!

    Can’t wait for my own date night for Mexican shortly, yours has me salivating already!

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm


  26. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on June 12, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Mmm those pancakes look amazing. I grew up having homemade pancakes pretty much daily (I was a lucky kid ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), and now that I’m living away on my own, I can’t seem to bring myself to whip up a batch just for myself. I love that you added chocolate chips though- best part!

  27. Tessa @ Amazing Asset on June 12, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Cute dress! And thank you for this recipe, it’s a must-try for me ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. Mac on June 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Holy pot of food! They definitely don’t believe in proper food portions.. but hey that makes for GREAT leftovers!

  29. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on June 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Those pancakes look great! Sunwarrior has become my new fav vegan protein (I just had a poor experience with another popular brand today…)!

  30. Mercedes @ Cultivating Consciousness on June 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Yum, I’m always open to a new GF pancake recipe!! CUTE dress!

  31. Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers on June 13, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Those pancakes do look especially good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  32. Lauren on June 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

    You are glowing!!

    I have an eyeball bracelet too, says it wards off the evil eye! Hm, I’ll believe it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Marissa on June 13, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Your mom just turned 50?! I’m only 16, and my mom is 49 and my dad is turning 51 on Friday! Wow!

    I had pancakes this morning, too… you’re so conservative with the syrup, haha… I dump half the bottle on mine! Loveee soggy pancakes.

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

      she’s a young thing for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Jenn on June 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Hi, thank you for sharing this pancake recipe! They look so delicious!
    Is the 1 T coconut mean shredded coconut or coconut oil?

    • Fitnessista on June 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      shredded ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. chickster on June 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    aww, i love evil eye / eyeball jewelry!

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