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Yoga Review & A Breakfast Epiphany

by Courtney on May 25, 2011

Today is off to SUCH an amazing start. I love it!

I hopped out of bed this morning ready for run, already knowing that I only had a short one on the training plan today. There was no rain in sight, so I trekked it outside, finishing with some pretty good-for-me stats:

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You see that blue bar at the very end there? Yup, that’s me kickin’ butt. Can I get a WOOP WOOP?

Since today’s run was short, and it’s been a while since I did any sort of yoga, I decided to channel my inner yogini and get my flow on. Wanting to try something different, I consulted my beloved Exercise on Demand and ended up choosing Body by Bethenny Yoga.

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  • The video was about 40 minutes long.
  • It had my entire body feeling long, lean, and strong.
  • The poses were explained with nice detail.
  • Modifications were given when necessary.
  • Bethenny seems so totally relatable in this video!

I wasn’t totally sure how I was going to feel about the video at the beginning, but I will say I’m definitely a fan. I couldn’t believe just how much more flexible my hamstrings were from beginning to end. I feel like a brand new person!

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So maybe it was the yoga that had me feeling ambitious in the kitchen this morning; but whatever it was, I’m glad it happened. Ladies (and the very few gentlemen that I know of who read out there), you have GOT to try this out.

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Because I made these cookies yesterday, that meant that I had three leftover egg whites in the fridge (and, if you remember, nothing goes to waste here). But rather than whip up my typical veggie filled egg whites, I went with a NEW combo:

A Strawberry, Avocado, Scallion, & Goat Cheese Omelet

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Oh mah gawwwwwd.

I am still drooling over this thing. All I did was dice up the strawberries, avocado and scallions, mix about 2/3 of them into my whipped egg whites (mixed with a little milk, salt & pepper) and let them cook away on the stove. Once it was ready, I topped it off with a smear of goat cheese, and the rest of the fruit and veggies.

If you’re hesitant on the strawberries in the egg whites…don’t be. Just trust me on this one, mmmkay? Have I ever let you down before?

Even if I have, just forget about that one…

On the side, I toasted up a Van’s Lite Waffle, and topped it with some honey, plain Chobani, and chia seeds.

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This, my friends, was a breakfast fit for a queen. I want more!

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The only thing that could have made this breakfast even better would have been coffee. I never brewed any up this morning, so I guess I’ll just have to grab one while I’m out running errands.

Oh darn. Winking smile

Question for the Morning:

Would you ever think to put fruits in your eggs/egg whites? What would you want to try?

Have you entered my Goji Gourmet Giveaway yet?? Make sure to get your entries in! These little guys are surely something you don’t want to miss out on, and it’s only open until tomorrow!

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1 Faith @ lovelyascharged May 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

I’ve always been hesitant of eating fruit in anything not distinctly sweet, but since a huge craving for a strawberry feta salad hit me the other day, I’ve been all about the odd fruit combos. I bet it would be great on eggs!
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2 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) May 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

In my opinion you can’t go wrong when there is goat cheese in a dish! But I’m sure the strawberry and avocado combo is delicious, too. I’ll put anything in eggs- it almost always turns out yummy :)
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3 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers May 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

i’ve never thought to add strawberries to my egg whites! love the idea. your breakfast looks deeelish.
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4 kate May 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

I love body by bethenny its my favorite yoga video and I feel like im getting a workout too!

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5 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun May 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

Woop woop!!!! <— I got ya covered. ;)

And WHY have I already eaten breakfast today?? I need that omelet in my life. You know all too well my love affair with those ingredients. In fact, my salad last night included it all (minus the scallions). I WILL have this someday soon. WILL!
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6 Courtney May 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

YAY! Thanks for the double WOOP! ;)

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7 Foxy May 25, 2011 at 10:13 am

That run is SUPER fast! Well done!
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8 Jordan May 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

Um WOW. Pretty sure I’m gonna try this like tomorrow! I have never thought about putting fruit in eggs before…but this definitely looks like it’s worth a shot!
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9 Melissa May 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

Dang, girl! You’ve got the foodie breakfast goin’ today! :)

I love the Bethenny yoga DVD–I do it at least 2-3 times a week and I can actually do a real chatarunga pushup now!!! Whoop whoop!

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10 Mila @ loftyappetite May 25, 2011 at 10:43 am

Your strawberry avacado goat cheese omlet is to die for!! That mix of flavors sounds glorious. Definitely making that this weekend.
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11 Khushboo May 25, 2011 at 10:46 am

Dayyyy-um! Pl come make me breakfast! I have no doubt that it was delish!! I love putting egg whites in my banana oats and my salad today contained boiled eggs and raisins- both wins!
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12 Jill May 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

OMG, that omelette looks fantastic! I love the creativity of the food you make but yet you still use normal ingredients that everyone has on hand.

Question: would you consider doing a post on some of the healthy foods you eat but that aren’t as well-known, like chia seeds and buckwheat? I’m always looking for new things to try.

Thanks for such a great blog. You inspired me to get up and do my Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred video before work this morning. It’s been a long time since I have done morning work-outs but I love the way they feel!
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13 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine May 25, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’m not a fan of eggs, but I AM a huge fan of avocadoes and strawberries, so this is about as good of an omelet as I’ve ever seen!!
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14 Krissie J May 25, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’m so excited to see more people hopping onto the strawberry in eggs train! I plan to take my bf to the restaurant in OCMD this weekend that got me hooked on them in the first place! :D
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15 Lindsey May 25, 2011 at 10:54 am

I haven’t tried putting fruit in with my eggs yet! But I will I think the strawberry, avocado combo sounds fantastic! I might try banana/mango too…

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16 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) May 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

Interesting — I’d never have thought to combine avocado and strawberry! Sounds delicious though :)

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17 Jessica @ Bake a Little May 25, 2011 at 11:19 am

This sounds amazing! What a treat! Great combo of eggs and whole wheat nutrients as well and I am sure that the strawberries were to die for! I am a big advocate of putting fruit places where you wouldn’t usually think it should go- pineapple on your salad- yes- do it!
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18 Julia May 25, 2011 at 11:21 am

That looks like an all around incredible morning.
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19 Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots May 25, 2011 at 11:29 am

Um, that sounds delicious. But pretty much anything with strawberries and I’m so there ;) haha. Love the weird food combos! :)
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20 Miranda @ working mom works out May 25, 2011 at 11:36 am

I think I would try this. I’m a big fan of sweet and savory together. AND it looks so pretty!

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21 McKenzie May 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

I am soooo glad you mentioned Exercise on Demand. I think I know where one of my next workouts will be coming from!

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22 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm

That sounds like an awesome combo! I’ve never had fruits in my egg whites, but I always put fruits in my pancakes :)
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23 Veronica (Run Write Repeat) May 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

how interesting… fruit with eggs. the strawberry combo sounds really good, actually. i’ll have to try it!

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24 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries May 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Look at you, ass-kicker! Great run! No, I would have never thought to put fruit in my eggs, but it looks pretty darn tasty if you ask me!

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25 Danielle May 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I haven’t actually thought to put fruits in the egg whites – but I do usually eat my eggs with ketchup and jam, which I thought was weird, but I guess is kind of like putting fruit and veggies together with eggs…right?!

That looks beyond amazing and I can’t wait to whip one up for myself, once I remember to go grocery shopping :)

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26 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I have to try that yoga video! We have the on demand exercise TV channel too – I’ve always skipped over that one for some reason!

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27 Christina May 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Avocado and goat cheese are two of my favorite things to put in eggs! Never thought to try fruit but I will have to now…

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28 Erica May 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

i never think to put fruit w/things like omelets! interesting!
i’m going to go look for that yoga workout on my tv!

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29 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

That omelet looks so good! I want to try it! After reading you talk about Exercise On Demand I decided to check out my On Demand options a realized that I have had it all along! I’m excited to try some of the workouts!
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30 Courtney May 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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31 Sam May 25, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I have never thought to pair fruit with gas before, though I’m not sure why – it’s such a great idea! I’m definitely going to give this a try sometime. I need to get myself some goat cheese!
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32 Courtney May 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Haha…wait…fruit with gas?? ;)

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33 Sam May 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Ah! Fruit with eggs! Silly iPhone.
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34 Katie @ running4cupcakes May 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Is that an app on your phone that shows running stats? It looks pretty cool!

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35 Courtney May 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Yup! I use RunKeeper, which is FREE :)

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36 Natalie May 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Your breakfast looks incredible i’ll have to try that combination however, I am in New Zealand and berries are so expensive this time of year. I do have some frozen berries stored for smoothie making I just know know that frozen strawbs just would not be as tasty in that combination.
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37 Jen May 26, 2011 at 2:15 am

My gosh, that omelette looks amazing. I honestly wouldn’t think that the strawberries would go well with the egg whites, but I’m going to have to make it now. You did say that you never let us down!
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38 Sarah Lynn May 27, 2011 at 12:04 am

http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com/

That’s strange…today she^ featured this exact same breakfast..
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