Yoga was amazing. So glad I went! Before going back to work, I don’t think I could have gotten up for a 7:30 class, but now that I wake at 5AM everyday, sleeping until 6:15 was sleeping in!
I had a small breakfast – half a giant banana with Nuttzo and some pumpkin tea (which I didn’t finish)
Ain’t nothin’ like Nuttzo!
And I was on my way – and pumped!
I went to Super Flow this morning. It’s basically hot vinyasa on fire! We did a really challenging flow of half moons, crescent lunge, triangles, standing splits, chatarangas, twists, and more 3 times. By the third time I didn’t think I was going to make it!
SO glad to be super sweaty again and tired and shaking after yoga. Thanks to Tanner!
I was thinking during class that exercise is so much more than what happens while you’re doing it. That is especially true with yoga. My body feels just as tired after a hard vinyasa class that challenges my strength like no other workout than it does after a 7 mile run! Having worn a heart rate monitor before, I know that the whole "you burn 500 calories in an hour" thought isn’t likely to be true, but 500 calories total – during and AFTER and the rest of the day – I believe. Nevertheless, yoga transcends calories because the benefits go way beyond energy in vs. energy out.
I left feeling like a wet [lavender-infused] washcloth.
When I got home I showered and then broke out the ole juicer:
Today’s blend was 4 kale leaves, 1/3 a huge English cucumber, 2 celery stalks, a carrot and an orange.
I wasn’t crazy about the celery taste, but I have grown to LOVE the kale stink!
I also got to try a new product: Kodiak cakes!!!! Having seen this mix on Jenna‘s blog, I was thrilled to try it out myself. It’s 100% whole grain and formulated so that you just have to add water! There is dry milk, eggs, leaveners and honey already in the mix.
Ingredients: 100% whole grain wheat flour, 100% whole grain oat flour, non-fat dry milk, dry honey (honey, wheat starch), leavening (sodium bicarbonate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), egg whites, salt.
I mixed 1/3 a cup of mix with 1/3 a cup of water and poured it into a medium skillet
It cooked PERFECTLY. I like making pancakes from scratch, but knowing that the mix has all the right proportions means an easier cook
Topped Jenna-style with ~1/4 a cup of Oikos, pumpkin butter, chia seeds sprinkles and pecans
The pancake was so fluffy!! I can’t believe it’s whole grain. And so easy to make that this might become a weekday menu item.
Conference call in a few! Then fun times + massage.
The Paris Food Blague says
looks delicious and relaxing! you’ve certainly earned your spa weekend.
profites-en et a bientot!
-The Paris Food Blague
That’s one of the most amazing looking pancakes I have ever seen. I REALLY want to make some!
The pancake looks sooo beautiful 🙂 Have an awesome Saturday Kath!
[email protected] says
Oh wow, that’s a great looking pancake there.
christie @ honoring health says
Glad you enjoyed yoga. I am going this afternoon and can’t wait!
Run Sarah says
Love AM yoga! I got up 2 hours later at 745 and felt like I had slept in until noon today.
Mara @ What's for Dinner? says
I may have to try that Kodiak cake mix, as the Fiber One mix I had just ran out, and i’m not digging the super-processed thing. Have a great Saturday!
Danielle (Coffee Run) says
I never have pancakes anymore because it’s so time-consuming! Why have I never thought to just make one big pancake??
Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers says
isn’t it crazy how sleeping into the 6 a.m. hour feels like sleeping in? when did this change? i must admit, i actually like waking up early in the morning. it’s so peaceful!
Did you notice on their nutrition facts they list I think 30 grams as the serving size. I always do the half cup portion like Jenna but I have no clue what the nutrition facts of what I am eating is. No big deal really I don’t count calories but I think its strange that the company did that. I figured you might know more about grams and their relationship with cups since you used to weigh your foods. Thanks!
I noticed that too and actually did put a serving on my food scale to see how much a serving was. 40 grams = 1/4 a cup. I decided 1/3 a cup would be a bit more filling.
Organic Ashley says
Thanks! That’s why its so great to have a scale. I was eating alot more calories than I thought !
Janna (Just Flourishing) says
That is some hardcore green juice!
Juice still scares me a little. I’m not sure why.
Your pancake + toppings looks devine.
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
I’m the same way with sleeping in. My daughter slept till 7:30 and it felt like I was waking at 10am…
Have a great massage!
Beth (Mackattack) says
This was definitely a morning for pancakes, those look delicious!
sarah (the SHU box) says
you are going to LOVE your massage 🙂 yay!!!
PageRank Check says
Love this pancake cant wait to try it
Mary (Food Fit & Fun) says
I need to take out my juicer and make some juice. It’s been a while. I also bought the Kodiak MIx and attempted to make waffles. I thought I did everything right but the batter STUCK like no other to the waffle iron! I was so disappointed. My next effort will go towards PANCAKES!
Yummy Nuttzo! I ordered 2 jars after reading about it here, devoured one in a week, and gave my dad the second in his Christmas stocking since he’s a nut butter freak, too…makes me wish I still had it!
Love your juice combo. Any citrus makes it all the better. Lime is my favorite 🙂
Madeline @ Greens and Jeans says
So jealous of your spa weekend! I’m going to have to be on the lookout for that pancake mix after both you and Jenna giving it two thumbs up!
Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com says
Oh that yoga class sounds great!! I LOVE chatarunga, it’s my fave pose 🙂
Groovy breakfast too, that pancake look good 🙂
[email protected] says
Kath, what kind of juicer do you have and do you like it/is it easy to clean?
I have an old juicer that’s like 10 years old, but you can’t put any citrus fruits in it.
So, I’ve been mixing smoothies in a nice blender I have. My favorite this week:
3 huge handfuls of fresh spinach, 1 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen mango and 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 carrot. My blender is powerful enough to puree it pretty well, but I want to get a new juicer to have that on hand as well.
Thanks in advance!
I have the Breville Juice Fountain Plus and it’s awesome!!
Im from Alaska, currently residing in Greensboro, while i was home our local grocery store had a sale on Kodiak Cakes and ended up buying 4 boxes and bringing them back to the south with me! Im totally addicted, love putting apples in them!
Also, i am new to the french press and was wondering what you do with the left over coffee grinds? Im not sure about sending them down the disposal every day? Any good tips to get rid of them would be great!
Well I SHOULD be putting them in my countertop compost but I don’t own a countertop compost yet!! It’s on the list. I usually throw them in the trash. Bad, I admit.
Just reading about your yoga class relaxed me and made me exhausted (in a good way) all at once! 🙂
That’s so cool that the mix is perfectly portioned, and that pancake looks like one made from good ole homemade batter!
Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place says
I really want to try the Kodiak Cake mix but I can’t find it anywhere. Where did you buy it?
Mine was sent to me from the company as a sample. I’d order it online. And I’m checking about Open Sky availability!
Organic Ashley says
I bought mine at Stater Bros. Whole foods didn’t have it!!
Simply Life says
Oh those pancakes look great!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
love kodiak cakes! perfect for someone who doesn’t like to measure a bunch of stuff, like myself.
That pancake looks so light and fluffy – the way pancakes should be!
Sounds like you had an amazing yoga class – I wish I could find a good yoga studio.
Enjoy your massage.
i like the ingredients (all “real” food) of those kodiak pancakes, but i couldn’t find any nutritional information online. if you haven’t already thrown out the box, do you know?
OK, so I found this label online:
But then I checked my box and it has something different!
And that site says 1/3 a cup is 40g whereas I found 1/4 a cup to be 40g. Very puzzled!
Heather @ Side of Sneakers says
Mm now that’s a pancake!!
Sure sounds like a great day so far!!! I wish I could wake up earlier on Saturdays though!
Sophie @ yumventures says
I agree with what you said about yoga…for hours afterwards I can still feel happiness flowing through my body 🙂 It is amazing what even some simple stretches can do to make you feel more limber and free. Your class sounds great!
Happy Saturday, Kath!
Interesting to read your thoughts on yoga. I really want to start incorporating more yoga into my life. Do you know how many calories approximately you DO burn in a session?
It’s so hard to tell because the classes vary so much from instructor and day. But I would estimate about 200-300 calories per hour in a hot vinyasa class – and maybe double that for afterburn type repairs.
Mama Pea says
You’ve inspired me to do something with my juicer…put it away! I always have it sitting on my countertop but only use it once in awhile. I love the canvas bin idea!
Enjoy your day!!!
Kati @ Living Well says
I HEART Kodiak pancake mix! I stole it from Jenna too ;> Which reminds me…I need to pick up some more!
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
“I was thinking during class that exercise is so much more than what happens while you’re doing it. ”
That quote is SO true!!! Exercise is also much more about other things than just losing weight. Exercise is good for the body AND the mind.
And i’ve been dying to try the Kodiak mix, i’m glad you liked it too! I might have to hunt down some.
Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) says
What a delicious-looking pancake — it looks very gourmet!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
Your pancake looks perfect!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
I love, love, love hot yoga! Totally agree with you about the benefits extending WAY beyond the calorie count.
I just got a juicer myself for my birthday, and I’ve been trying out some different recipes! It’s so fun to see the different combinations!
The hubby and I LOVE Kodiak cakes! And their syrup is to die for!!!
thanks for the nutritionals. strange. also, i love all the ingredients/stats, except OUCH that’s a lot of sodium! i end up making so many things myself because to this problem….
Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me says
Yum I love pancakes!
Jenn (www.j3nn.net) says
Wow, the pancake looks like a dessert! Yummy 🙂
Yummy! I had a pancake this morning too! Mine didn’t look as pretty as your sadly
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I’ve been eating whole grain (buckwheat) pancakes for so long that I love the dense flavor. I haven’t had regular light and fluffy ones in a while.
I hope your massage is good and relaxing.
The chia seeds really make the pancake look awesome!