Tuesday, January 10, 2012

my less serious day: a cinnamon miracle

Am I the only one who didn't know this?

One teaspoon of cinnamon has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup of blueberries.

It's a miracle, my friends. A miracle.


Skirt: LOFT; top: Target; tights: Target; shoes: Tsubos; belt: gifted via mom (LOFT); necklace gifted via mom (unknown)


Happy to be back to my normal routine, this morning I hit the pavement for a 30-minute run at working pace. I took a 10-minute walk after lunch and ended my day with a 60-minute Body Pump class. I will be sore. (Morning update: I AM sore).


Pre-run I had 1/2 banana and coffee. Breakfast was a bowl of Kashi GoLean Original mixed with Cascadian Farms fruit & nut granola, 1/2 sliced banana, a dusting of cinnamon, and almond milk. Plus more coffee.

Lunch was a spinach salad topped with tomatoes, roasted broccoli, cucumbers, microwaved sweet potato slices, toasted pecans, grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, hummus, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper.

My afternoon snack was a Fuji apple and cocoa-dusted almonds.

Dinner, inspired by Ashely @ the Edible Perspective, was sauteed kale, roasted grape tomatoes, and two eggs on top of whole wheat toast.

Dessert was plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.

Note: this post represents what happened in my world on Monday, January 9. 


  1. I love finding out that things I would eat anyway are actually super great for me! Cinnamon, oatmeal, vegetables....the list goes on! And oh my goodness, I need to try sweet potato in salad. NEED.

  2. ahh that is SO good to know! i just loaded my oatmeal with it ;)

  3. Cinnamon is so awesome for you - I've also heard that it helps control blood sugar. Great stuff!

  4. That dinner sounds awesome, and I did know that about cinnamon but only recently – even more reason to add it to my diet! Love the stuff! Your outfit is uber business-cute, love it!

  5. Lovin' all your cinnamon-coated treats! Good thing I just bought some, otherwise I'd have no way of satisfying the cinnacraving I know have!

  6. Cinnamon really is wonderful...but I would think that!

  7. I knew cinnamon was great, but not that great! Thanks for sharing!

  8. yum all of that looks so good! my daughter is a cinnamon freak, I will have to put some on her yogurt!

    cute outfit!

  9. catching up on blogs, and definitely did not know that about cinnamon! I love it even more.

    Happy New Year :)