WIAW at the Beach (Recipe!)

Greetings from Myrtle Beach!

Today is another WIAW from Peas and Crayons. I am really excited to show and tell you all my FOOD, FITNESS AND FUN!

First off, FOOD.

My meals down here have been incredibly boring and predictable. They all revolve around carrots, grapes, chicken, bananas and prunes. No joke. I usually pack up some grapes and carrots for when we go to a restaurant. That way I know I can eat something!

I also make the same breakfast every morning. But I am quite okay with that. I mean, look how delicious this looks:

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This is a picture of protein cookie dough BEFORE I left.

Protein Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Ingredients:
1 frozen banana slices
1-2 Tbsp almond milk if needed
2-4 Tbsp protein powder (any flavor)
1/3 cup frozen or fresh fruit
toppings (puffed rice cereal, granola, protein pudding, chocolate chips, almond butter, etc.)

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Banana slices, cereal and strawberries as extras.

Directions:
Place frozen banana slices in a food processor. Add almond milk if needed and blend until smooth. Scoop out 3/4 of the mixture and place in a bowl or mug. This is your first layer. Then, starting with 2 Tbsp, add protein powder to the food processor and blend until it forms coarse crumbles. Layer on top of banana ice cream..Then add frozen fruit and desired toppings. Enjoy!

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This is a picture of my breakfast at the beach!

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Topped with puffed cereal, frozen raspberries and almond milk.

Along the same concept, here is a picture of a snack I had yesterday:

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Puffed rice cereal, raspberries and almond milk.

Now onto FITNESS…

My main source of fitness has been walking on the beach. Every morning my dad and I get up, eat breakfast, and head out on a walk.

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Such a great way to start the morning.

When my friends wake up a few hours later, we sometimes go to the beach. On Monday we went swimming in the ocean for awhile, and then attempted to boogey board. We jumped in the pool back out our condo to cool off.

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Nice contrast to the beach.

FUN

Well, everyday on our trip has been fun so far!

On Sunday when we left, we talked/slept the entire way down! It sort of sounded like twenty questions:

Them: Who is your favorite actor?
Me: Leonardo DiCaprio…. Duh!
Them: What would you do with a $500,000?
Me: Save it and put some in the stock market.
Dad: Eh! Doesn’t count!

And so on and so forth for 12 straight hours.

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You can almost see my reflection in the glass.

We have also gone hunting for seashells…

Went shopping…

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Purpologist store. Everything is PURPLE!!

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Gotta Catch 'Em All Pokemon!

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It changes color in the sunlight.

Watched Batman Begins in preparation for The Dark Knight coming out on Friday!

Putt-Putted…

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I came in last. At least I had fun though...

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Almost DONE!

And walked through Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
to round out the day.

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Do you like to make your protein taste like dessert?

What has been your funnest activity so far this summer?

Do you enjoy traditional fitness or mixing it into your daily routine?

8 Thoughts on “WIAW at the Beach (Recipe!)

  1. I try to make my protein taste like dessert, but it fails often.

    I’ve never been to Myrtle Beach but I’ve heard it’s very touristy.

    • Mine fails very often too. I think that is why I often eat the same things everyday. If it works, why change it?

      Myrtle Beach does have a lot of tourists. Thankfully the condo that we stayed at was in more of a residential, year-round establishment, so it was more local. Really neat!

  2. Ohh, protein cookie dough ice cream for breakfast! I have to try this! Good thing I have about a million frozen bananas because I keep buying huge bunches of them, but nobody ever eats them, except my 11 month old. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • You are very welcome! It sounds like we are kindred spirits because I have “about a million frozen bananas” too! Everyone in my family knows to give them to me. In fact, my grandma makes a weekly trip to my house to drop off her bad, brown bananas. Perfect for banana soft serve. NOT so perfect for peel-and-eat…

  3. I came to visit your blog back and I no sooner saw “living with four food allergies” and I sighed a huge breath of relief, combined with an “amen sister”. Like you, I can’t do wheat, milk or peanuts. I was diagnosed with wheat, milk, peanut, oat and soy allergies as a kid – continued to eat them, continued to get sicker – started a gluten free diet, left the diet, got sicker – then I cut them all back out. Recent allergy tests claim it’s only wheat that I’m allergic to now – my body knows otherwise. Lately I seem to be having problems with both corn and eggs. It seems that if you start eating any food in high quanities.. boom, allergy! I just wanted to say that I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. I hate having to take snacks to parties/restaurants and packing lunches for school, even in college. I promise you though, it does get easier and your food choices will start to expand. That “cookie dough” ice cream seems yum! I’ll have to try it! Also… if you’re still near the coast, try a scallop! You won’t regret it!

    • High quantities… Definitely know what you mean there! I’m trying (and failing) to follow a rotation diet to prevent more food sensitivities. Not very good at it though.

      This comment means a lot, especially coming from someone who has been there and back with food allergies. I feel incredibly stupid taking a bag of carrots and chicken with me to a restaurant. Hope you come back, and I will visit your blog often. You seem awesome!

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