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Car-di-o! and a little sweet gluten free treat!

Hey luvs!

So today I could not get out of bed for the life of me! sheesh! But when I finally did, I was craving another good workout on the Elliptical.  I headed to FitSugar.com and checked out the 30 Min Cardio Blast.

Time Resistance SPM* Notes
00:00-3:00 4 130-140 Warm up
03:00-5:00 5 150 Warm up
05:00-6:00 5 170 RPE** 8
6:00-8:00 5 140 RPE 5
8:00-9:00 5 180 RPE 8
9:00-10:00 5 140 RPE 5
10:00-12:00 7 180 RPE 8
12:00-13:00 7 130 Backward
13:00-14:00 9 160-170 RPE 8
14:00-15:00 5 130 RPE 5
15:00-16:00 9 170-180 RPE 8
16:00-17:00 7 130 RPE 5
17:00-18:00 9 180 RPE 8-9
18:00-20:00 7 130 Backward
20:00-22:00 7 180-190 RPE
22:00-23:00 5 130 RPE 5
23:00-25:00 7 170-180 RPE 8
25:00-28:00 5 140 Cooldown
28:00-30:00 4 130 No Hands

*SPM = Strides Per Minute
**RPE = Rate of Perceived Exertion
Incline = 20 percent

I upped my resistance since I was a little different machine type.  The highest level I was at was 11 and the lowest was about 6 or 7. I was a sweety mess afterward!

Remember how yesterday I wanted to try Those Chicken Soft Tacos? well…

It was a success! I had a Tofu Taco salad with romaine, grilled Tofu, avocados, corn, cherry tomatoes, black beans, and diced green peppers.  I squeezed a little lemon juice and some Tahini for dressing. Carson had the Chicken soft tacos with cheese, green peppers, and black beans! (hes not a fan of tomotoes or veggies to be honest) Think I can convert him?? It was so tasty! Check out the recipe here! Chicken Soft Tacos.  So healthy and so satisfying! Still thinking about how tasty that was last night:)

After lunch today I was craving something sweet so I headed over to Pure2Raw and found a recipe for Low Sugar Carob Chia cookie. These are gluten free and don’t contain any dairy!  I am a huge huge fan of Carob so I had to try these! One problem…I didn’t have all the ingredients… so here is my version!

Low-Sugar Carob Chia Soft Cookies inspired by Pure2Raw

*My Version (original recipe is on their site)


  • 1/4 cup sucanat sugar (may use regular sugar if you do not want it to be low-glycemic)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 drop powdered stevia
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, liquid
  • 2 tbsp mashed banana (mash in food processor)
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp carob (or cocoa if you do not have carob)
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend (use any GF blend you like or regular flour. I used a mix of Almond and Coconut Flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Add in vanilla, water, liquid stevia and applesauce. Stir.
Next add in coconut oil and stir till well combined.
Coop your carob cookie dough onto a cookie sheet and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
Then place chilled cookies into warm oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes. (ours baked for 12 minutes)
Makes: 11-12 cookies
Time: 15 minutes to set in freezer, 12-16 minutes to bake cookies

Here they are! (I know the quality is bad but I’m saving for a good camera!)

Tasty! Remember, you have to be a fan of a Carob taste to enjoy these.  If not, just use cocoa powder:) but I loved them! so thank you Pure2Raw!

What should I make for dinner tonight?? any Ideas!


Jessie Ann


  • Pure2raw twins
    July 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    cookies look great!! glad you liked the them, and yay for carob lovers, haha

    • Kristen Fox
      July 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Have you tried sprouting yet?!? It’s super easy and extremely healthy 😉

      • jessie.james
        July 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm

        Hey Kristen!
        I haven’t?! Tell me more?!

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