Luck of The Irish

03/18/2011 at 1:50 pm 53 comments

Hope you all had a great Saint Patties!!! I for one totally did šŸ˜€

With a day like this how could you not?!

Hollywood Beach šŸ˜€

Very different from South Beach, this beach is more low key and everything is extremely close.

But before we get to the beach let me show you my awesome breakfast!

Pumpkin Oats

I ran out of bananas, it was a sad morning šŸ˜¦ Nonetheless I had to make due with what I had in my pantry. Used up the rest of my pumpkin to make the oats.

In my oats I have: 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup almond milk, 1/8 cup canned pumpkin, 5g flax, & cocoa powder.

Topped with: walnuts, apricot jam, cinnamon raisin pb, and chocolate granola

Money shot!!

My latest little concoction has been to blend Casein protein powder with frozen strawberries and some xanthan gum as a thickener. It makes a huge bowl of creamy pudding

I topped it with some Fiber One cereal and it’s a great way for me to meet my protein intake. Delicious šŸ™‚

We took some fruits to the beach and I munched on an apple while tanning. I didn’t get in the water but it was nice to just sit in the sun and talk amongst friends. By the time dinner came rolling around I was sooooo hungry! We sat down at a place called Nick’s Bar to eat. The menu was less than appeasing but I was able to pick out a salad amongst all the burgers, chicken wings, and other fried foods.

Not a great picture, it was taken incognito lol

Just a house salad with blackened chicken on top

Overall it was a fun day with some much needed R&R time. I got back home at around 10pm and felt so tired. My workout this morning felt terrible. I was hardly able to get in any pushups. I just wanted to sleep šŸ˜¦ At least my body has 2 days of relaxation to look forward too.

  • What did you do for Saint Patties? Did ya have green beer?! I didn’t lol

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53 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alyssa  |  03/18/2011 at 2:01 pm

    What a good idea with the protein powder, fruit, and xanthan gum! Why have I never thought of that? Thanks for the idea! šŸ™‚

  • 2. what katie's baking  |  03/18/2011 at 3:37 pm

    ohhhh i’m totally stealing your protein powder/strawberry/xanthan gum concoction!!

  • 3. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy  |  03/18/2011 at 3:46 pm

    I did have one green beer–it was acutally my first green beer ever! So glad you had a nice day! šŸ™‚

  • 4. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries  |  03/18/2011 at 3:46 pm

    This sounds so weird, but I loveee seeing your oats everyday! I love my blog friends that love oats as much as I do haha. What a fab St. Patty’s Day you had! Mine had a little less sand a little more alcohol šŸ˜‰

    • 5. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 3:56 pm

      Aw glad I’m not the only weird one who is fascinated by morning oats šŸ˜‰

  • 6. chrysta  |  03/18/2011 at 4:17 pm

    mmMM great lookin oats girl! I spent my St. Pats at work. So it was ok. No beer either for me! Oh well…It was a nice little Thursday overall though. Got tons done which feels so good. Have an awesome day!

  • 7. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun)  |  03/18/2011 at 4:43 pm

    MMM girl-I’m totally jealous. Although it was warm here it was still just 45 degrees and freezing. I’ll take anything above zero though. šŸ˜‰

    • 8. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 3:57 pm

      45 degrees is freezing for me!!!

  • 9. movesnmunchies  |  03/18/2011 at 5:54 pm

    dang girl so jealous of YOUR WEATHER!!!

  • 10. Parita @ myinnershakti  |  03/18/2011 at 7:56 pm

    I think you deserve a blogger award for best morning oats!! They ALWAYS look delicious!

    • 11. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:17 pm

      Aww thank you šŸ˜€

  • 12. Olivia  |  03/18/2011 at 8:01 pm

    ooh it’s always such a sad sad day when I run out of bananas (and if I’m out of frozen ones too, it’s even WORSE!) guess what I just added you to my new blog roll:) šŸ™‚

    • 13. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:17 pm

      Yay thanksss šŸ™‚

  • 14. Maryann (The Balanced Bean)  |  03/18/2011 at 10:15 pm

    That beach is gorgeous!! I didnt have green beer either…but I did have some green veggies šŸ™‚

    • 15. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:18 pm

      I had a green apple šŸ˜‰

  • 16. Mary @ Bites and Bliss  |  03/18/2011 at 10:18 pm

    I celbrated by eating a tonnnn of green and Irish food. Wish I celebrated with a beach, though!

  • 17. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin  |  03/18/2011 at 10:19 pm

    I seriously can’t imagine a morning without a banana. I would be so unsatisfied haha! šŸ˜› But your brekkie still looks super delicious.

    I did a pub crawl on St. Patty’s day but no green beer unfortunately!

  • 18. This Italian Family  |  03/18/2011 at 11:09 pm

    Looks like such a great St. Patty’s Day!

  • 19. BrittFit  |  03/19/2011 at 12:04 am

    yummy love your concoctions! no green beer for me šŸ˜¦ haha

  • 20. paoang  |  03/19/2011 at 1:10 am

    I’m in love with the weather! So glad you had a great time with your friends!

    And it’s a sad, sad day when I run out of bananas for breakfast too. It’s just not the same >.< But your pumpkin swap looks like it worked wonders!

    • 21. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:18 pm

      It hit the spot! Luckily now I have nanners šŸ™‚

  • 22. Ellie  |  03/19/2011 at 2:35 am

    wow your beach pics are always so utterly blue! šŸ˜€ I like i like~~no st. patty’s for me! I always forget till i see everyone wearing green and pinching me. haha! Like yesterday at work.

    • 23. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:20 pm

      Lmfaooooo no pinches for me!! >.<

  • 24. Toni  |  03/19/2011 at 11:16 am

    I didn’t have a green beer! šŸ™‚

    I think i’m the only person who doesn’t enjoy pumpkin! There’s something about the texture that freaks me out! But, your bowl of oats looks great – I’d just have to find a substitute for the pumpkin.

    • 25. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:22 pm

      You could use a banana or applesauce šŸ™‚

  • 26. ThE DiVa DiSh  |  03/19/2011 at 11:25 am

    Those oats look amazing! So does the warm beach šŸ™‚

  • 27. Sophia @ Raven Waves  |  03/19/2011 at 2:35 pm

    The beach picture is beautiful! I went out for St. Pat’s and did have a couple green beers! But then my tongue turned green haha and said no more!

    • 28. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:22 pm

      lmfaooo don’t think I’ve ever eaten anything where my tongue turned green! šŸ˜›

  • 29. kissmybroccoli  |  03/19/2011 at 4:09 pm

    Your pumpkin oats look delicious! As does the protein smoothie pudding! Yum! No green beer for me…just green hummus! šŸ™‚

    • 30. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:22 pm

      And it looked delicious!

  • 31. mealsformiles  |  03/19/2011 at 4:53 pm

    Ah – that beach is gorgeous! So jealous. I didn’t have green beer for St. Patty’s, or any beer for that matter. Pretty sure I disgraced my Irish heritage, but oh well šŸ™‚

    • 32. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:23 pm

      bwahaha I didn’t have any either šŸ˜€

  • 33. leashieloo  |  03/19/2011 at 5:45 pm

    Yay for the beach! I would have LOVED to spend St. Patty’s in that environment!

  • 34. Shannon [Tropical Eats]  |  03/19/2011 at 6:53 pm

    pretty beach šŸ™‚

    and that is def a money shot of those oats!

    i went to work and came home to watch netflix on st pattys. Sooo lame of me

  • 35. simplynutritiouskate  |  03/19/2011 at 9:04 pm

    i’m so jealous of your st pattys day view I came home to snow in cleveland haha boooo

  • 36. Tara  |  03/19/2011 at 11:26 pm

    I love making super creamy puddings and top almost everything with fiber one… i’m obsessed.
    I thought my st. patricks day was beautiful, but I’m incredibly jealous of yours! I need the beach, or warmth, or sunshine, but preferably all three at once!

    • 37. Jenny  |  03/20/2011 at 4:23 pm

      Beaching it is the best šŸ˜€

  • 38. allieatfood  |  03/20/2011 at 12:27 am

    So jealous that I couldn’t be tanning on the beach and soaking up the sun! And I can’t find any pumpkin so I’m craving pumpkin oats!!

  • 39. paijery  |  03/20/2011 at 3:22 am

    Uhh trade me lives? That beach looks amazing compared to the snow I see here šŸ˜€

  • 40. Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen)  |  03/20/2011 at 8:43 am

    Beach, oats, and an amazing looking salad? Sound like the perfect St. Patty’s day to me! šŸ˜€

  • 41. Courtney  |  03/20/2011 at 1:36 pm

    That beach looks soooo relaxing! Enjoy it! šŸ˜€

  • 42. Be fit and be fabulous  |  03/20/2011 at 2:58 pm

    The next time I make oatmeal, I will SO put pumpkin on it. What a great idea!!!

    The beach looks absolutely gorgeous! Hope you’re having fun!

  • 43. Amanda  |  03/20/2011 at 3:14 pm

    No green beer for me either!

    That strawberry protein pudding sounds delicious!! I love finding creative ways to use protein powder!

  • 44. Sweet Cheeks  |  03/20/2011 at 4:58 pm

    ahhh the beach! I wish i was there right NOW! I miss that sand underneath my feet. šŸ™‚ Glad you had a good time, looks like fun!!

  • 45. Katie  |  03/20/2011 at 5:52 pm

    What I would give to be at the beach right now ; ) lucky you and your beach days !

    I had no bananas either so had to put blueberries in my smoothie today!

    Have a great night love!!!

  • 46. Flo (Coconut Chronicles)  |  03/20/2011 at 5:58 pm

    I’m drooling over your oatmeal! In fact, all your food looks delicious šŸ˜€
    I’m Flo, by the way! Loving your blog!

  • 47. Sarah  |  03/20/2011 at 6:50 pm

    Yes, I’d call that a money shot of your oatmeal šŸ™‚ Gosh girl those look amazing!!!

  • 48. katshealthcorner  |  03/20/2011 at 8:23 pm

    Awwwwhhh! Your Oatmeal looks divine! I am addicted to all things Pumpkin. šŸ˜‰

    Love ya! šŸ˜€

  • 49. Christina  |  03/20/2011 at 10:26 pm

    Oh how I wish I was at the beach now! I have been to Hollywood beach many times, my parents have a condo in Pompano Beach. I love it down there! Those pumpkin oats looks like a great way to start your day! Yummy! šŸ™‚

  • 50. Shanna, like Banana  |  03/20/2011 at 10:41 pm

    I didn’t do anything for St Patties Day, but my jacket is bright green so I guess that counts, right šŸ˜‰

    Great beach view!

  • 51. Laury @thefitnessdish  |  03/20/2011 at 10:55 pm

    OMG. That beach shot is making me really envious!

    We didn’t do anything for St Pattys Day. I drank green smoothies and saw my Irish OB though šŸ˜‰ My docs names are Finnegan and McConnell. Doesn’t get more Irish than that haha

  • 52. Veronica  |  03/20/2011 at 11:52 pm

    I’m a huge fan of oats so I’m drooooling over yours! šŸ™‚ I love your idea for pudding. I bought some xanthan gum to use when baking gluten-free, which I rarely do, so it will be a good way to use some of the huge bag I have.

  • 53. glidingcalm  |  03/21/2011 at 11:10 am


    I just hung out with the Boy on St. Patty’s. No green beer for me this year. Oh, and I coached skating, and didn’t wear enough green.


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