Well heyyyy there! I’ve got quite a bit to get to this afternoon, so first things first…let’s talk lunch. I was really craving a PB&J, but then I started craving almond butter & bananas, so I got the best of both worlds and made each of them on toast.
Besides, melted peanut butter is always better anyways, right?
On the side, I had the rest of orange and brown sugar carrots from Monday (cold, hence the reason they look all shriveled and gross) and a small bowl of grapes.
Why do I always forget about grapes? They’re SO good!
So last week, I told you all about how I’m partnering up with GNC for their fall/winter campaign. I also told you that I was desperately looking for some ways to enjoy one of my new-to-me products, apple cider vinegar.
WELL, it turns out that Brittany was on to something…I’ve discovered “my” drink!
I’m not sure I’d say it tastes quiiiite like liquid apple pie like Brittany said, but it definitely does taste good. And coming from me, that’s tellin’ ya something.
Here’s the lowdown…
First things first, get your ingredients:
- GNC Certified Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 100% unsweetened apple juice
- vanilla liquid stevia
I start by filling up a glass about half full with ice cubes, then add in 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (I started off using 1 – work up to it if you have to).
Next, I add my apple juice. I don’t measure, but I usually fill up the glass until my ice cubes are covered.
Then I add my liquid stevia. For me, it’s about 3-4 drops.
After that, I add in a quick sprinkle of cinnamon,
then fill up the rest of my glass with water.
Give it a quick stir, add in a straw (to protect the enamel of your teeth from the acidity from the ACV), and voila!
I’ve been enjoying this in the mornings, shortly after breakfast, and it really is a delicious mid-morning drink. I’ve only been doing it for about 4-5 days now, so I haven’t really noticed too many differences/effects yet, but I’ll sure to keep you all updated!
So, of course, since I’m working with GNC, apple cider vinegar isn’t the only product of theirs I’ve been using…
To be honest, when I was first presented with the opportunity to work with them, I was a bit hesitant…as you guys know, the whole workout thing is sort of taking a back seat for me right now, and I’m totally okay with that; but I wondered how I might be able to still work with GNC.
Well, lucky for me, GNC is definitely NOT only about the hardcore workout supplements and protein powder, and they have plenty of great products to help support me in my current goals.
So first things first…
What sort of vitamins am I taking these days?
That would be prenatals, baby. Gotta be prepared!
Since I obviously can’t take them all at once, I decided to try out the Prenatal program this month. The pack includes three bottles: the prenatal formula with iron, DHA, and calcium.
Right now, I take my prenatal (2 pills) + DHA in the evening (sometimes the excess iron can upset the tummy – so far, so good for me) and the calcium in the morning (at the recommendation of my doctor). I’d been on a different set of prenatals before trying these out, but had no problem switching it up. Let me tell you…my hair and nails have been growing like weeds!
What other supplements am I taking?
Probiotics – great for the health of the ‘ol gut!
Right now, I take one GNC Ultra 50 Probiotic Complex pill a day, usually in the morning.
When I think of it (which isn’t every day – maybe once every other) I also take a GNC Ultra 5 Probiotic Complex soft chew.
They basically taste like candy.
So there’s a rundown of what I’ve been supplementing my body with these days. Nothing crazy – just some simple good stuff to keep the body workin’ smoothly.
Question for the Afternoon:
Do you take any daily vitamins or supplements? (besides the bunches of you who are already on the ACV train!)