Birthday Suggestions

Good morning!

Last night I had a late froyo date with Alana, a friend of mine & an Itty Bits reader

Funny story, Alana and I actually met and bonded at the beginning of last year over the fact that we both were fans of Julie’s blog. All of our friends (and boyfriends) thought we were nuts whenever we mentioned “healthy living blogs” or things that were going on in the healthy living community, but we both knew what was up.

Alana is also an avid runner and loves to hit the pavement several times a week for the pure enjoyment of it. No iPod, no running watch, just her and the pavement. Although I do love myself a good solid run every now and then, I cant quite say that I enjoy doing it with no equipment for extended periods of time. I’m usually a fan of having a fully loaded iPod and my Garmin watch strapped on for the ride, but that just makes runners like her all the more authentic

We hit up Yogurtopia, one of my favorite spots (but still not my #1)

Really, the only thing that changes about my froyo servings are the underlying layers of frozen goodness. This beauty was full of tart & cookies and crème yogurt with loads of fruit & coconut on top.

I keep it fresh


Quinoa In A Mug! (QIAM)

Or would this be considered a mug-bowl? Quinoa In A Mug Bowl! (QIAMB)

Into the mix:

  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (using chia seed trick)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Sliced banana
  • 1 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Stevia
  • Vanilla extract
  • Teeny bit of salt (for that sweet + salty combo)
  • Topped with: Coconut butter & PB & Co. chocolate peanut butter

Birthday Help:

Okay guys, its crunch time and I need your help. My 22nd birthday is one week away from tomorrow and I have no idea what to do for it! Usually when my birthday rolls around I have tons of creative and exciting ideas and plenty of options to sort through, but for some reason this year I’m drawing a blank!

I’m thinking something low key but memorable and fun, where I can enjoy the company of a couple close friends. AKA, no house parties, or reenactments of my 21st birthday please…

A bit to think about: What has been your favorite birthday so far?