Acai Smoothie Bowl with ZICO

Zico coconut water is my go-to for hydration needs. I love the flavor of coconut water, especially before or after working out. Zico can also be used in smoothies, baking and protein shakes, among other delicious recipes. Right now I’m really into Acai smoothies bowls. Acai berries are basically THE BEST thing for you (in my opinion, not even kidding!). You can read more about acai here, here, and here.

For my smoothie bowls, I basically throw some fruit, zico water, a frozen acai packet and sometimes greek yogurt or protein powder into a blender then top a few healthy ingredients I have laying around in my kitchen.

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This particular bowl I blended the following ingredients:

  • Zico water
  • Frozen blueberry and strawberry mixture
  • Frozen Acai packet (bought at whole foods)
  • Non fat greek yogurt
  • Protein powder (optional-I used designer whey strawberry flavor)

Then topped with the following:

  • Chia seeds
  • Oats
  • coconut chips
  • Fresh berries

This is perfect for breakfast or really any time of day! (I’ll post some green smoothies soon!)

And here’s another morning smoothie I had the other day using ZICO:

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*Thanks to Zico for sponsoring this post.

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Giant Race Recap

I finally uploaded our pics from the Giant Race from a few weekends ago. We had SO much fun, and if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram you may have noticed that Jeff ran with my mom and I for the very first time!! Let’s start by saying that he HATES running. He is not a fan of cardio, although he lifts with me on a daily basis. He has always sworn he will never run with me…until now. I don’t know what I convinced him, but I did. We were a little nervous for him, as he has not ran in over 10 years up until the day of the race. (Not recommended!) Believe it or not, he did awesome!! I stuck with him throughout and we finished with 9:30 pace. So proud!

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< Starting line selfie >

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 <getting ready to go!>

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 <It was HOT, but such a beautiful day>

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<mother / daughter moment … I love sharing a love of running with my mom :)>

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<and we did it!!>

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<Jeff showing off his very first medal…lol>

Running with family and friends is the absolute best. If you have a family member that isn’t into running, start with a 5k. Make it a family affair. (I actually convinced my Dad to join us in our next 5k!!!)  Encourage your loved ones to get out there with you, its a great environment to be around like minded, active, happy people.

Click here for more info about the Giant Race.

 

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Latest Obsession: ClassPass | RUN10FEED10 Invite

Happy Tuesday loves! I am often contacted my various companies or brands to share their products with you guys but I will never bother to share unless I honestly love and use the product. When the folks from ClassPass contacted me I was in love with their idea and couldn’t wait to share.

ClassPass is a monthly service that gives its members access to the best studios in their city. For $99 a month, members get 10 classes to be used to visit any studio of their choice up to 3 times per month. 

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So you all know my routine… gym, gym, gym and a nice long run outdoors. However, this can definitely get monotonous and I have been getting that class itch lately. It’s great to add a class into your routine in order to keep things exciting as well as hit different muscle groups.

ClassPass in located in the following city’s:

Boston // Chicago // New York // Los Angeles // San Francisco

And have many fitness studios in each city. Here are some of my faves on repeat here in San Francisco:

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Barry’s Bootcamp // Yoga at The Pad // BodyRok Studios // TRX Training Center

…But there are so many more I am looking forward to trying which I can easily do with ClassPass.

ClassPass gives me the variety I’ve been craving enough to start my monthly membership.

Visit their website here for more details.

Hope you guys enjoy as much as I have!!

*Thank you ClassPass for sponsoring this post.

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Run Invite: RUN10FEED10

Join us for a fun 10k in San Francisco, for an awesome cause!

WHO: Join Women’s Health Magazine, FEED and thousands of amazing men and women runners in the fight against hunger.

WHAT:  This fall, Women’s Health will once again host our signature RUN10 FEED10 event with a mission in San Francisco. The concept is simple: run a 10k and you will instantly provide 10 meals for those going hungry in your local and surrounding communities.  Last year, RUN10, FEED10 raised 1.5 million meals and we hope to surpass that in 2014.

Timed runs will be taking place across the country in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco and you can also participate in one of Women’s Health’s Fun Runs nationwide. If you don’t live in one of our host cities – anyone can still participate by signing up to run their own 10K. The money from the registration and fundraising efforts will go to their nearest metropolitan areas.

 WHEN/WHERE: Sunday October 26, 2014 / Crissy Field, Run over the Golden Gate Bridge

$45 – until 9/22/14 

$55 – 9/23/14 – 10/26/14 – or until the race sells out!

You can sign up here.

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