Hello Beautiful People!!
It's Hump Day, and I'm powering through this week.
On Monday, I celebrated my birthday with family, friends, and coworkers, and it was absolutely wonderful! After starting off the day with a nice 5-mile run and lift session, I walked into work and was greeted by a big announcement on the lobby screen that said it was my birthday! Everyone stopped by my desk all day to wish me a happy birthday :) It was so sweet!
After work, my boyfriend and I went out to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Spring Natural Kitchen (formerly Spring Street Natural!)! If you want a good meal and a lot of it, then go hear, because this place knows how to make healthy, delicious food and does NOT skimp on servings!! I had the hardest time choosing what to eat because there are so many good options, you can't go wrong! To start we shared the special Spinach salad and the rainbow quinoa bowl.
I then got the seaweed rice bowl under the vegan section, but I really had a craving for meat, so they topped mine with some grilled chicken :)
Grilled chicken, spinach, black beans, steamed cauliflower and broccoli, and brown rice drizzled in a tofu asian sauce- YUM! Of course, dinner was followed by my absolute favorite: Van Leewuen Ice Cream!!
Yes, I had it two nights in a row. NOT SORRY BOUT IT! After dinner and ice cream, we met up with my friends for drinks and even MORE dessert! My friends surprised me with Gluten-Free Baked by Melissa Cupcakes and BabyCakes cookies!! Dessert round-two was a go, and I was alllllll about it! Of course, they were devoured before I remembered to take a picture :( But just know that they were AMAZING!
Thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday! This was one of my favorite birthdays yet, and I'm so grateful and lucky for everyone in my life. You guys rock :)
Before I go, here's a new recipe!! It's my Superfood Overnight Oats Bowl! Made with cinnamon, turmeric, chia seeds, and maca powder, this bowl is just what I need to refuel after a long run and get me through my day :) It's also so simple- prep the night before and simply stir in the morning and enjoy! Check it out below!
Superfood Overnight Oats
Happy Wednesday, everyone!! Until next time!
Hey there and welcome! I'm a 20-something-year-old running, painting, and eating my way through NYC. Hope to see you along the way!