Hey there! I’m still alive and kicking over here.

How was your Easter? Mine was perfect. The whole weekend was great actually.

Friday I picked up Gavin a little early from daycare so we got to spend some quality time together.

I’ve been working hard lately so someday soon I’ll be able to have more free time with him. That kid has me wrapped around his little fingers.

Saturday we started off the day bright and early with some racing.

It was just a test day but the first race of the season is already this weekend.

It was Gavin’s first day at the track. I was a little hesitant to see how he would respond but I think he actually enjoyed it!

He only jumped one time, and it was when he had his back turned to dad’s car when he started it.

This coming Sunday is the first points race of the season. Eek! I’m nervous.

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Sunday was Easter.. woo hoo!

We started at my parents house for lunch and finished the day at my mother-in-law’s house for dinner.

I completely forgot to take pictures of our eats, but trust me, there was plenty of good food around. My sister-in-law and I made homemade Reese’s eggs. They were okkkk but definitely no comparison to the real deal.

ps… Someone partied a little too hard Easter morning.

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And as for my eats lately, they’ve been pretty good. I’ve been stuck on the same breakfast for a little over a week now.

Egg White Pr(oat)meal
Serves 1

Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup dry old fashioned oats
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/4 scoop Bode vanilla or chocolate shake (depending on my mood)
- 15 drops sweet leaf stevia*
- 1 tbsp nut butter of choice (optional)

Directions:
- Add oats and water to a small saucepan over high heat. Allow it to boil.
- Stir and reduce heat to medium low. Add egg whites and protein powder. Stir to mix well.
- Bring heat back to high, stirring continuously until desired thickness.
- Remove from heat. Serve immediately mixed with stevia, nut butter or whatever other toppings you desire.

*Can get $5 OFF first order with coupon code COZ833.

What was your favorite thing you ate at Easter?

I’d have to go with my mother-in-laws broccoli cheese casserole. Delish!

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Have you ever heard of matcha?

It’s finely milled green tea powder that, in modern times, has been used to flavor and dye foods such as mochi, soba noodles, and green tea ice cream.

Kiss Me Organics contacted me a few weeks ago asking if I’d be interested in trying their organic green tea matcha. I’d never heard of it before then, but after looking into it a little bit, I was pumped to try it.

Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Matcha provides 4-6 hours of mild steady energy that acts as a stimulant and a relaxant.
  • It’s a metabolism booster. It can increase thermogenesis (the body’s rate of burning calories) from a normal 8-10% daily expenditure to between 35-43%.
  • It has 137x the antioxidants of brewed green tea. These are essential as you ago to boost your body’s natural defenses.
  • Scientists discovered Matcha helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

Initially, I wasn’t sure how you’re supposed to eat it. I thought the only way would be making it into a tea, but there are actually several ways to ingest it. When you purchase the product, the company will send you a recipe book filled with 50+ recipes including everything from breakfast to dessert.

This morning, I put a 1/2 tsp in my protein smoothie, not sure what to expect from the taste, but all it really did was give it a slight green tint.

I’m looking forward to trying a few of the baked goods. You know me, Mrs. Sweet Tooth. ;)

Today, one of you has the chance to win a bag of matcha tea!

Enter by leaving a comment on the post answering the questions below. (mandatory)

Earn an extra entry by telling your friends about Kiss Me Organics on Facebook. Just be sure to leave another comment telling me you did so.

Good luck!

Have you ever tried Matcha before? If so, how did you eat it? If not, how would you?

 

Winner will be chosen Thursday, April 24. Open to US and Canadian residents.

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