Monday, July 6, 2009

Awesome Holiday Weekend And Beanut Butter

(No that's not a typo it does say Beanut Butter)

Hey guys!! I had a much needed break from the computer this weekend. Yesterday was my first day on since Thursday (when my wonderful cousins got in town). I had a crazy busy holiday weekend but it was tons of fun. I will try and recap the best I can but to be honest its all kind of a blur. Tee hee!!

I started Thursday off just like any other day, at the gym. After returning home I cleaned up for our company and in between had some yummy eats...

Oatgurt and almond butter...
A new find, goats milk yogurt....
I give it 2 thumbs up for taste.

When my cousins arrived we hit up the store for some weekend snacks. We had to sample the 3 kinds of hummus...Have any of you ever had Avo Hummus? Its amazing!!!

Then there was some dangerous trampoline jumping....
Later we hit a Mexican restaurant where I opted for some corn tortillas with some guac.

Friday morning I hit up the gym and came home to a beautiful bright bowl of blueberry blended oatgurt (try saying that 3 times fast)...
A little while later we hit up the lake for some fun in the sun. My awesome cousins...
Hot sexy boat captain (not that captain, Liz, lol)....
It was pretty much packed out there...
After a full day of boating and drinking we headed home to shower and get ready for sushi at Virago's in down town Nashville (pretty much the best sushi ever). Here's just some of our spread. Seaweed salad...
Miso soup...
12 piece chefs selection sashimi...
One of the 4 rolls we ordered and shared between the 4 of us...
Yes, she is wearing a top.
So amazing!!! We then hit up a bar but didn't stay out to late because we had to be up at 5:30am to canoe the Buffalo River.

I took a water proof camera to the river with us and the pics are in the process of being developed. Here's some of the group of 10 before heading out...
The trip was exhausting. As seen here....
Apparently I passed out for 6 hours after returning.

The next day was pure recuperation and detoxification. Including oatgurt topped with Artisana Cocao Bliss...
and lots of salad including this amazing new find...
Whats that you ask?? Its what I would like to call "BEANUT BUTTER". It is one serving of black beans mixed and mashed with a heaping spoonful of creamy natural peanut butter. I served it over a bed of greens with lots of tomato. No dressing needed...
This stuff is seriously amazing. For all vegetarians and non out there, this is a perfect way to get in a complete protein meal. Plus its really yummy!!! Try it now!!! and then let me know how you like it.

I will now leave you with a pic of my 2 angels enjoying a 4th of July sparkler...

CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I had an awesome holiday weekend but I still feel like I need to practice more balance with my "fun". I rarely drink but when I do I think I might go a little overboard. Nothing wrong with a little partying but for me a think a little more balance couldn't hurt :).


  1. Beanut butter?! That is pure genius!! I need to try that asap!

    HAHA - love the picture of you passed out on the couch! You and I have the same drinking woes. I swear I don't drink that much but when I do it's like 'go big or go home'!

  2. Wow lady that sounds like one crazy, busy, FUN weekend. I'd be passed out on the couch like that too (although I'm sure my husband would have posed some random item ON me to take the pic...brat).

  3. Justine,
    I must try Beanut Butter - you are brilliant.

    What a fun weekend - jealous of all your water activities. I need a day on a boat.

    Can't wait to catch up this week.
    Love you!

  4. Beanut Butter sounds intriguing! Yum!

    Glad you had a super fun weekend. I love your breakfasts!!
    <3 jess

  5. The Beanut Butter looks absolutely disgusting, but sounds absolutely yummy! I just got done with a huge salad with black beans in there (among the rest of crap found in my fridge) and now I wish I would have read this first!

    Next time, I will try the combo...

  6. haha, "beanut butter". I love it. I have to try this after I'm done with my PBU obsession.

    glad you had a fun weekend :)

  7. Beanut butter? I bet it is good, I've got to try it.

    Glad you had such a great time this weekend!

  8. Oooh, I’ve never tried goats milk yogurt before. Since you approve, I’ll have to check it out ;). Wha? Avo-hummus exists? Hmmm, actually, maybe I should just create my own ;). Haha lots of alliteration going on in that bowl of oatgurt! Oh my goodness, that seaweed salad looks ahmazing along with the rest of the Japanese food!
    Whoa, Beanut Butter is a fabulous new creation! I’m sure it will be a huge bloggie hit ;)

    Yes, girl it's all about balance. Glad to hear you had such a great time though!

  9. beanut butteR? oh my god, i love all thing beans but i might not be brave enough to try this!!
    that sounds like a lot of fun by the way, :D and the same thing happens to me, i always have a little too much fun and i end up drunk and the next day i discover a ton of embarrasing pics of me taken by my friends! damn!

  10. I am similar with my drinking! It looks like you really had a great time in the sun though, and ending the day with sushi is just icing on the cake!
    You don't have to pay for the Jillian podcasts...check this out:

  11. Beanut butter? GENUIS! Trying that, for sure.

    Looks like a great weekend! 5:30am canoeing sounds great! (though worthy of a 6 hour nap after!)

  12. we have an awesome local goat dairy farm that sells yogurt ... it's really good! I'm glad you enjoy it!

  13. You. Are. BRILLIANT. I MUST try Beanut butter soon!!! It sounds so fantastic and so versatile. I can see it being a dip, salad topper, and sammich spread. And it's obviously delicious and nutritious. Thanks for sharing this discovery/invention/recipe!!

  14. beanut butter - that is brilliant! i can't wait to try this. i love when something so simple tastes so good!

  15. Totally tried your beanut butter last night.

    Heavenly and amazing!!! You are a genius!

  16. Beanut Butter is def a must try! Inventive to the max!

  17. beans and PB sound weird at first, but i bet it really is awesome. i shall try :)


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