Looking for a brave soul (who likes free stuff!)

Loved hearing some of the other food rules you like to follow! Some extra ones:

  • Try to get all food groups in at meals
  • If you can’t picture it in a natural state, then don’t eat it!
  • Be mindful of what you’re eating but don’t obsess about it. Enjoy it!
  • When offered a dessert, rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. If it gets a low rating, then it’s not worth it.
  • Eat breakfast
  • Balance out your carbs, proteins and fats.
  • Nothing is ever off limits.

And most importantly (drumroll please…) food rules are meant to be broken!! ;)

For example, who said you can’t have candy for breakfast? First thing in the morning sounds like a perfect time for a treat to me!


Candy oats.

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate whey powder
  • 1/2 a banana
  • coconut
  • M&Ms
  • peanut butter


My gosh this was good!! I don’t care how many weirdo ingredients are in M&Ms, sometimes a little candy coating does the body good! Oh, and big news! Mini Eggs are now available year round! I know one boy, whose name starts with a C-h-r-i-s, who will be very excited about that ;)

I had a small snack before heading out for a chilly run today. I say small, because I’ve heard several people note that Larabars seem to be getting shorter…


This apple pie flavour was pretty dinky – and yet still 170 calories! I had a cashew cookie the other day that I swear was half the length of the wrapper.

Makes chopping them up into bite size pieces much more difficult.


Yeah, I like to play with my food :)

I was also excited to try out a new product before my run.


The fine folks at Sequel Naturals sent me a canister of Vega Sport in acai-berry flavour. It’s basically a natural sport drink, meant to be consumed before or during activity. Like most other Vega products, it’s chock full of wonderful and healthy ingredients.

The organic sprouted whole grain brown rice syrup and organic palm nectar are a combo of high and low GI carbs that are supposed to give you both immediate and prolonged energy. It’s also chock full of anti-oxidants, natural caffeine (green tea) and even a natural muscle relaxer! (kombucha).

I’m a big fan of the Vega Smoothie Infusion, so I had high hopes for this stuff. Well, I did until I mixed one scoop with one cup water as the packaging instructed.


Ummm…it looks like sewage.


And honestly, it kinda tastes like it too. I’m sure this stuff is wonderful for some people, but I refuse to choke down food or drinks that my tastebuds don’t enjoy – no matter how healthy! I took a few big gulps, then dumped it down the sink. I then proceeded to burp it up throughout my run :(

My run however, was still stellar! It was around the freezing mark (30-ish F?) again today. I just wore some spandex capris, long-sleeve running turtleneck, running hat and gloves, and I was quite comfortable in the cold! I think I should pick up some ear muffs though, as they were getting chilly toward the end.

No big goals for this run today, just wanted to get the ground under my feet :) Ran 5.25 miles in 50 minutes. I love my easy mid-length jogs, but I think it’s time I start bringing some more short n’ speedy runs back into my routine too!

Lunch featured some more of my coveted honeycrisp.


I mixed up one can tuna, 1 tbsp plain yogurt, 1/2 tbsp mayo, pepper, 1 tsp lemon juice, chopped apple and onions. Loaded it on bread and melted some old cheddar on top.


Everything tastes better with melted cheese on it.

I chopped up the remainder of my honeycrisp and sprinkled some pumpkin pie spice on it to munch on.


That’s only 3/4 of the apple!! Mind you, I slice it up reeeeal thin :)

I spent the rest of the day “oot and aboot.” I made a Starbucks pit stop to try out Meghann’s drink.


Grande nonfat awake tea latte with 2 pumps pumpkin spice syrup. It was okay. I love tea lattes – but I always found the Starbucks pumpkin syrup to taste like rubber! Anyone remember the chantico? Now that shit was goooooood :P

I then immediately went home, and a turkey and hummus pita from the Pita Pit magically fell from the sky and onto my coffee table.


I couldn’t just send it back! :P


I got almost every vegetable they offer…

  • spinach
  • romaine
  • tomatoes
  • onions
  • green peppers
  • mushrooms
  • bean sprouts
  • olives
  • pickles

I had just enough time for this to digest before heading to yoga! I thought it was a BodyFlow class tonight, which is a pre-choreographed mix of tai chi, yoga and pilates. But Thursdays are the regular yoga nights. It was a mix of hatha and yin, filled with lengthy pigeons and spine twists. It was wooooonderful.

Question of the day: Want a free canister of the new Vega Sport?? I’m not going to drink the stuff they gave me, so I’ll send it to a brave soul who’s willing to try it!! It’s open and missing one scoop, otherwise I even still have all the packaging it came with :) Just leave a comment and I’ll pick a victim random person in my post tomorrow!

Posted on October 15, 2009, in Reviews, Workouts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. OMG!
    I would love to try VEGA! Pick me pretty please!

  2. Ahhh those candy oats look like the best breakfast ever! Yum! The brightly colored M&Ms look so pretty too, haha. Too bad about the vega drink. I’ll pass on sewage water! Ick!

  3. Well, now I’m craving a veggie-filled pita and some oats with PB and a few M&Ms. However, I am not even the least bit tempted by the Vega Sport ;)

  4. I’m kinda in love with Brendan Brazier (don’t tell my hub!), and I love some Vega products. I don’t generally go for “sports drinks”, but I’d totally give the Vega Sport a try!

    the M&Ms make for a cheerful, colorful morning bowl too :) my oats never look that happy!

  5. That stuff looks a little nasty LOL! You are a brave soul!

    I love your oatmeal bowl – blue for breakfast! Yay!

  6. Man that oatmeal has me drooling! Seriously.. best breakfast I’ve seen all week!

    Don’t count me in on the giveaway.. I don’t know if I’d like it :-P I’m not a fan of the natural rice protein powder stuff so I don’t know if I’d like that kind!

  7. i’ll man up and try it. =D

  8. Memememe~ I’m a brave little toaster! (it works better if you imagine the arms waving)

  9. Wow that oatmeal looks amazing, and I love the food rules!

  10. Pita Pitt!!!! My roommate and I have been craving it for months! We need to satisfy that soon.

  11. I’m always up to trying new products! I would be happy to take it off your hands.

  12. OH MY LORD! That breakfast sounds incredible – I would like a big bowl of that, please!!

    Whenever I eat a Larabar I squish it flat so it looks like there’s more to eat. All about the mind games ;)

    I first thought your drink was a Blue Moon – haha! Sorry you weren’t a fan! I still haven’t been to Pita Pit but I’m thinking that needs to change! HAPPY FRIDAY!!

  13. I’ll pass on the drink! Your food always looks so good and I love the candy in the breakfast!

    Great job on the run – that’s a great time.

  14. I’d be willing to try the drink. It looks a bit scary and honestly when I saw tumeric in the ingredients I wondered how that would go with acai-berry but I’m a brave soul when it comes to food and drink!

    Candy oats! How fun! :)

  15. Weeelll, I generally consider myself a brave soul, but I don’t think I want any of that! That tuna melt looks fabby though. Can I win that instead? p.s. LOVE your candy oats! You are so fun! xoxo

  16. Oot and Abooot – ahahaha, I always say this too!!!! You’re so cute Susan!

    I’m glad to hear your review of the Vega powder. I had some in my hand the other day at Zehr’s – it was on sale. I was contemplating if I should spend the money or not (their single packs were all out). I didn’t make the purchase and now it sounds like that was a good thing.

    Mmmmmm, your pita looks delicious. I’m at work and almost two hours past eating my lunch…I’m hungry-dungry.

  17. rock out the spandex girl!

    about the vega, i am just not a fan of a lot of the amazing grass-type things. i would just rather prefer to get my nutrients through whole foods, ya know?

    have a fabby weekend!!!!!

  18. Love your candy oatmeal!

    Sorry you didn’t like the Vega Sport:( I’m getting a sample, too, so I’m hoping I’ll like it a little more. Great job on the run! 30 degrees is freeezing!

  19. i love how colorful your oats are!! not every day that bright blue is found at breakfast. that is crazy LBs are shrinking but have the same stats. weird! i agree about not choking down food/drink regardless of the health factor. blech. PITA PIT! yum!

  20. Those candy oats look AMAZING! I’m going to have to steal that recipe…

  21. I would like to try vegasport!

  22. ha guess its too late

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