After yesterday’s breakfast photo on Instagram got more responses and shares than expected, I decided to share the details with you here.
Raise your hand if you like Greek yogurt. (Me!) Raise your hand if you like waffles. (Me!) Raise your hand if you want a healthier way to eat them without missing the maple syrup. (Pick Meeee!)
There are so many different things you can do with Greek yogurt, and you will always find at least a few flavors stocked in our refrigerator. I still have small stack of the new low-fat Banana flavored Chobani Greek Yogurts in the refrigerator, and decided yesterday was the day to try something new.
I give you the Greek Yogurt Peach Parfait Waffle:
Two gluten-free waffles smeared with a serving of Banana Chobani Greek yogurt, then topped with a diced peach.
I was about two seconds away from sprinkling everything with chia seeds or granola, but enjoyed the simplicity of this look instead. If you are craving something a little sweeter, you could always drizzle everything with honey or agave nectar. With the sweet juiciness of the peach, I did not miss the syrup, honey, or anything else for that matter. New favorite right here!
Some of you have asked me how I like Van’s Gluten-Free waffles. When at the store, I bought the most original flavored version, which I think is a true test to the brand.
I have not tried them on their own, or dressed in butter or syrup, but I will say that they were quite enjoyable as the base of a fruit parfait. Most of you already know I do not need to eat gluten-free, but like to throw a few GF products into my diet every now and then.
Next time I will have to try another flavor and give you a better answer!
New Elliptical Machine
After my hour long Fitness Pilates class yesterday, my legs were pretty tired. I knew I wanted to do something for a little bit of extra cardio, so I gave a new elliptical machine a shot.
Lifetime Fitness has about a gagillion cardio machines to choose from, but for some reason I tend to stick to the same row of treadmills and ellipticals every time. Trying something new, I hopped on the Precor Elliptical Adaptive Motion Trainer.
When it comes to these types of machines, I am absolutely clueless on the differences and which ones work best for me. I need to research it a little more, or simply ask the personal trainers that walk around every day.
The main difference I noticed right away was the pedals. They had a pocket to slip my sneakers into on each one, which was new and reminded me of a spinning machine.
I got on, pressed the green quickstart button, and tried to get my legs going. I am still not sure if my technique was correct, because the guy next to me was flying and working up a sweat while I was just going through the motions.
After about five minutes, I was still trying to get my legs moving in different ways, but just felt like the machine was doing all of the work for me. I really don’t like that.
I have not completely given up on the machine yet, but will definitely need help figuring it out the next time I attempt it! I shared the above photo (again) on Instgram yesterday, and got some mixed reviews. Some of you loathe the thought it, while others said it was their favorite cardio machine. Show me your ways!
For the remainder of the day, I am locking myself inside the house, with the exception of a trip to the grocery store. I have a house to clean and lot of assignments to catch up on before some of Scott’s friends fly in for the weekend. Ohhhhh boy are we all in for a treat. Hope to share some stories and photos with you soon! 🙂
Questions of the Day
• Are you a fan of Van’s waffles? Thoughts on regular and/or gluten-free?
• Do you like this version of the elliptical machine? If so, do you have any tips on how to use it and like it?