I’m here today with a Memorial Day recap.
Our day started off with these amazing gluten free banana pancakes. Justin was super skeptical of them at first, and wasn’t very happy about not having his typical breakfast (eggs, sausage and potatoes); however, once he started eating them, I could see his mood start to lighten up. So naturally, I asked him what he thought? He replied: “They’re better than I thought they were going to be.” Sigh! Healthy doesn’t equal not tasty, right!?!
Anyway…back to the pancakes. The recipe called for almond butter, which I didn’t have, so I used peanut butter instead. They still turned out awesome and were super simple to whip up! I topped mine off with some Earth Balance and honey. Yummy! FYI…I had a few leftover pancakes, so yesterday I warmed them up in the microwave for about 20 seconds and ate them as a p.m. snack…so good!
The weather was beautiful, so after breakfast, Justin and I decided to go for a bike ride. This was my first bike ride of the season, and it was SO good to be back on my bike again! Justin had a route planned out (although we took a few detours). Luckily, we have some good biking roads near our house so we didn’t have to load the bikes in the car, which can be so annoying sometimes.
I love being outside on these gorgeous days and enjoying the picturesque scenery.
You’d think that with all the cardio I do, riding a bike would be a breeze, but let me tell you…those hills kill me! Ugh! They’re so tough! We ended up going 14.8 miles, which took us about 1 hour and 22 minutes (granted we did stop a few times for water breaks and to take a few pics). My legs are still feeling sore today, but I definitely needed this long workout after eating all weekend! ;-)
After we got back from biking, I was in need of a refreshing drink, so I whipped this up in the blender…I basically just threw in whatever I had in the fridge…some fresh ginger, leftover fruit salad (pineapple, blueberries & strawberries), a carrot, some fresh mint leaves and water. It was pretty tasty and definitely hit the spot.
Then it was time to get ready for Russ and Crista to come over. Guess what movie we were going to see…
I really liked it! It was totally different than the original. The costumes were gorgeous!
After the movie, it was time to enjoy a relaxing evening, and I didn’t have to cook dinner either since we had so many leftovers from the weekend. Yay! I also finished my Kindle book How to Eat a Cupcake, which turned out to be pretty good! Now the hard part…trying to figure out what to read next!
What did you do on Memorial Day?
Any suggestions on what book I should read next?