WIAW at the Beach (Recipe!)

Greetings from Myrtle Beach!

Today is another WIAW from Peas and Crayons. I am really excited to show and tell you all my FOOD, FITNESS AND FUN!

First off, FOOD.

My meals down here have been incredibly boring and predictable. They all revolve around carrots, grapes, chicken, bananas and prunes. No joke. I usually pack up some grapes and carrots for when we go to a restaurant. That way I know I can eat something!

I also make the same breakfast every morning. But I am quite okay with that. I mean, look how delicious this looks:


This is a picture of protein cookie dough BEFORE I left.

Protein Cookie Dough Ice Cream

1 frozen banana slices
1-2 Tbsp almond milk if needed
2-4 Tbsp protein powder (any flavor)
1/3 cup frozen or fresh fruit
toppings (puffed rice cereal, granola, protein pudding, chocolate chips, almond butter, etc.)


Banana slices, cereal and strawberries as extras.

Place frozen banana slices in a food processor. Add almond milk if needed and blend until smooth. Scoop out 3/4 of the mixture and place in a bowl or mug. This is your first layer. Then, starting with 2 Tbsp, add protein powder to the food processor and blend until it forms coarse crumbles. Layer on top of banana ice cream..Then add frozen fruit and desired toppings. Enjoy!


This is a picture of my breakfast at the beach!


Topped with puffed cereal, frozen raspberries and almond milk.

Along the same concept, here is a picture of a snack I had yesterday:


Puffed rice cereal, raspberries and almond milk.

Now onto FITNESS…

My main source of fitness has been walking on the beach. Every morning my dad and I get up, eat breakfast, and head out on a walk.


Such a great way to start the morning.

When my friends wake up a few hours later, we sometimes go to the beach. On Monday we went swimming in the ocean for awhile, and then attempted to boogey board. We jumped in the pool back out our condo to cool off.


Nice contrast to the beach.


Well, everyday on our trip has been fun so far!

On Sunday when we left, we talked/slept the entire way down! It sort of sounded like twenty questions:

Them: Who is your favorite actor?
Me: Leonardo DiCaprio…. Duh!
Them: What would you do with a $500,000?
Me: Save it and put some in the stock market.
Dad: Eh! Doesn’t count!

And so on and so forth for 12 straight hours.


You can almost see my reflection in the glass.

We have also gone hunting for seashells…

Went shopping…


Purpologist store. Everything is PURPLE!!


Gotta Catch 'Em All Pokemon!


It changes color in the sunlight.

Watched Batman Begins in preparation for The Dark Knight coming out on Friday!



I came in last. At least I had fun though...


Almost DONE!

And walked through Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
to round out the day.


Do you like to make your protein taste like dessert?

What has been your funnest activity so far this summer?

Do you enjoy traditional fitness or mixing it into your daily routine?

Beach and Breakfast

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an awesome weekend.

I forgot to mention this last week, but right now I’m at the beach! Myrtle Beach to be exact. With me are my two friends and my dad.


My great aunt was so generous and loaned me her condo for a graduation gift!

We are having so much fun!


Here is a back view of our condo.

On Sunday we left at 5:30 am and got here around 6:00 pm.


It was such a pretty ride down!


These clouds fortold the light rain we would get about an hour later!

On Monday we hit the beach for some swimming and attempts at boogy-boarding. That afternoon we went putt-putting as well.


In the A/C!!

Sadly I never hit the ball hard enough and it always rolled back down those stupid hills. I came in last with 27 above par. Yikes!

In the past we have eaten out a lot on vacation. With my allergies however, I can’t really trust the kitchen staff to get it right.

On the drive down I ate tuna, bananas, prunes, carrots and a few baggies of puffed rice cereal.

When we got in Myrtle Beach we immediately hit the grocery store to buy some food. I bought grapes, more bananas, canned unsalted-grean beans, baby carrots, unsweetened almond milk, canned tuna and frozen raspberries. Came out under 20 dollars!

When we go to a sit down restaurant for supper I eat some roasted chicken before we head out. At the restaurant I order a glass of water and eat the carrots and grapes that I bring along. When I told the waitress that I didn’t want anything she said with a frown on her face, “Are you sure?” When I said that I had a lot of food allergies she replied, “Oh Honey!” Gosh. I love southern accents. I wanted to give her a hug right there!

Here is a picture of what I have for breakfast down here:


Check out my WIAW tomorrow for a very simple, but scrumptious recipe!


Are you going on any vacations or special trips this summer?

Any tips for some less-than-perfect boogy boarders?

How do you handle your special circumstances when eating out at restaurants?