Dessert/ Dinner

Ice Cream X2

Hi everyone!

Of course everyone knows this but please keep all the families that were affected by the earthquake in Haiti in your prayers tonight….so often I feel like we take SO much for granted (I know I do at least) and there are many, many people out there tonight that could desperately use a prayer.

Gosh, hungry again all day! I think it’s these kick butt strength workouts I’ve been doing with Anna. I always crawl off the mat but then am eager to get back on it? 😉 But seriously, since I started to get back in shape with power yoga 6x a week, I’ve noticed myself definitely getting stronger. Starting to feel more like the old Jenna again!

So, today I was lucky enough to meet some truly fabulous NYC blog readers!!! Alex and Freya took a spontaneous girls weekend all the way to San Francisco and rented a car to come up to the good old HB to meet me today for frozen yogurt!

Actually, we were supposed to meet for coffee but when we got there I said frozen yogurt was a much better option…I needed something sweet!

This is a small organic vanilla yogurt with mini chocolate chips and trader joe’s mint “oreos”….fabulous.
I gabbed with the girls for well over an hour and then headed on home. ALL WEEK I have been craving Mexican food so tonight was the night for greatness.

I made a rockin’ shrimp burrito with a warmed up Ezekiel wrap, 1/2 c Amy’s vegetarian refried beans, shrimp that I sauteed in cooking spray, salt, pepper and hot sauce, salsa and lettuce.
I did this on purpose:

Actually I didn’t but it would have been cool if I did. Looks like one of those fancy preparations that I had to do in culinary school. Truthfully, I sawed into this bad boy and in an effort to get burrito to mouth, smeared hot sauce all over the plate.
Dessert was truly HEAB-ified 🙂
Yes, my friends, that would be Heather’s protein ice cream in an empty almond butter jar. Heather, aren’t you proud?! Into the Vita Mix went 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup soymilk, 1/2 tsp xanthan gum, pinch of sea salt, cinnamon, 1 T chia seeds, ice and a squirt of agave. It came out EXTRA fluffy tonight….thinking it was the chia? Was missing the chocolate chips…note to self: buy extra dark chocolate chips at the store. Stat.
And of course now I am chugging hot tea because I’m freezing after inhaling that. Typical.

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  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    so glad you’re starting to feel like the “old Jenna” again…although I’d really love to look like you 🙂 very lovely burrito…i’ve got to find some amy’s beans stat!

  • Heidi
    January 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    omg that shrimp burrito looks divine!!!

    delurking myself – just wanted to say hi 🙂

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    January 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    How do you NOT have an ulcer with all of the hot sauce you eat!! My stomach would be killing me – you must have one mighty, iron stomach.

  • Jenna
    January 14, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Fro yo looks yummy!
    Wrap for dinner looks great as well!

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    January 14, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    glad you go to meet up with fellow bloggers. Your jump back into strong workouts should inspire me!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    January 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I love to see that you always take the time to meet up with blog readers. 🙂

  • Ameena
    January 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I can’t wait to meet up with other bloggers…your frozen yogurt looks amazing!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Glad you are starting to feel stronger again girl! 🙂

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    January 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I had many shrimpy Mexican meals last week! Salad+shrimp+tortilla chips+avocado is oh so good.

  • Hillary (Nutrition Nut on the Run)
    January 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    The frozen yogurt place you go to looks uh-mazing. I want to go there on a date with you 😉

  • Jenny
    January 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I think dying to get back on the mat even when you’re sore is a sure sign that you found an activity that both your mind and body LOVE! That’s awesome 🙂

    Thanks for the wine recommendation via Twitter tonight..haha I was spontaneously out with my parents and I always trust your taste in wines!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Your blog meetups always look so fun. I wish I could make a trip out your way for one. But good call on the ice cream 🙂

  • Kristin
    January 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I think the people in Haiti could use something more practical than a prayer, like drinking water.

  • Jolene (
    January 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Mmm, that icecream in a jar looks yummmmmmmy!

  • eatmovelove
    January 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Mmm…fro yo looks good – it’s always so popular down there in the States hey? But what’s with the small cups ;)…love me some Mexican food – as long as there’s sauce, cheese, soft chewy bread, veggies…then I’m sold 🙂
    Things seem to be going really well for you lately girl – you seem positive. Send some of that composure my way please if you have too much of it 🙂

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 14, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    You’re so cute. I love the HEAB ice cream. I really need to give it a try.

  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    January 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    mmmm, homemade burritos = my favorite meal. looks fab.

  • Ashley
    January 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I just made the protein icecream!! Mine came out more like a milkshake but still super tasty for a healthy night time snack. I can’t wait to play with the ingredients. I’m thinking a frozen banana would be a perfect addition and help with the frothiness. I made mine with Chocolate [vegan] rice protein, vanilla almond milk, 1T sucanat, ice, 1t chia, 1t cinnamon, ~10 almonds…Also thinking a tiny bit of coconut oil or butter or cacao bliss would be an amazing addition. Ohhh the possibilities..just like morning oats! =P

  • Jil
    January 15, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Mm that burrito sounds so good!! and I’m always a fan of froyo no matter how cold it is. haha 🙂

  • christie, honoring health
    January 15, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Hoooray for bloggie meet ups and fro yo!

    I am glad the yoga is getting you back to your old self! I haven’t been on my mat in a really long time. I need to get back. I am supposed to go to a lunar class tonight with moon and earth salutations lit by candlelight. Sounds lovely after a long week.

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    January 15, 2010 at 3:46 am

    So awesome you’re feeling like you’re back to your old self – in shape-wise 😀
    That sounds like one tough workout schedule, but you seem to thoroughly enjoy it.

    Love the easy peasy burrito! Looks so delicious and healthy 🙂

  • The Paris Food Blague
    January 15, 2010 at 3:48 am

    ah mexican food! i am in america for a month (the french have great almost-everything but lousy Mexican) and am so excited to eat salsa and burritos!

    looks delicious, enjoy!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 15, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Yay, blogger meet-ups! That frozen yogurt looks pretty outstanding. As does your innovative and delicious shrimp burrito.

    I can’t even comprehend the amount of devastation that has hit Haiti. It is truly tragic, and I’m sending all my hopeful and warm thoughts to the people in Port-Au-Prince.

  • The Paris Food Blague
    January 15, 2010 at 3:54 am

    and as someone said before, haitians could use more than a prayer. DONATE
    Consider giving money to Partners in Health

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 15, 2010 at 4:09 am

    You’re so lucky with all of your visitors!!! 🙂

  • Jamie
    January 15, 2010 at 4:26 am

    There is certainly nothing wrong with ice cream twice!! Love it.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 15, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Your food always makes me hungry — this is no exception! 😉

  • amanda
    January 15, 2010 at 4:52 am

    I love how you put tons of spicyness in your food, I am right there with you. I use to travel with my own bottle of hot sauce in purse!! ha ha

  • Rosey Rebecca
    January 15, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Your shrimp burrito looks so good!! Your blogger meetup looks like fun. I think froyo > coffee. 🙂

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 15, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Mexican + ice-cream in an almond butter jar. Very proud. 🙂

    In reference to your last post, nothing gets me out of breath like handstand prep work in yoga class. Mastered the headstand, but can’t do the handstand yet. However, just kicking my legs up over and over gets me out of breath. It’s awesome, I love it, and someday I will easily pop right up! 🙂

  • Julia
    January 15, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Ice cream is always good, twice is even better!

    I really miss the froyo here in Europe, it’s just not popular here, I can’t even think of one froyo-store! I think I’ll have to introduce that concept here:)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • chandra h
    January 15, 2010 at 5:19 am

    your workouts do sound pretty awesome!

    glad you had fun with friends & frozen yogurtttt, yum 😀

  • Katharine
    January 15, 2010 at 5:19 am

    The idea of ice cream in a jar is awesome! Yet another thing I gotta try. 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 15, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Yep— I’d take frozen yogurt over coffee any day 🙂

  • Casey @ Spicy&Sweet)
    January 15, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Blogger meet-ups—how fun! That ice cream looks amazing! Mmmm. 🙂

  • Kasey
    January 15, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Funny, I made shrimp tacos last night! Now you have me craving ice cream/fro-yo 🙂

  • Barbaera(Blood, Sweat and Heels)
    January 15, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Can’t think of a season where Ice Cream isn’t needed:) I LOVE it even when it’s 20 degress outside.

    Have a great weekend!


  • Lauren
    January 15, 2010 at 6:45 am

    It’s so exciting when you notice that you’ve gotten stronger! Empowering, too. You look great, Jenna!

    The worsening news about Haiti makes my heart ache. What a devastating, devastating disaster. It is sad that it often takes a time of crisis to make you recognize how much you are thankful for, but that’s just how it goes. It is so easy to take your health, safety, and security for granted, considering them “givens” in life. Over the past few days, I’ve been reminded–whenever I turn on the news or read about the earthquake–just how incredibly fortunate I am. This privileged position encourages me to do what I can to support relief efforts.

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    January 15, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Froyo is always the best option! Great choice!

  • ellen eats beets
    January 15, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I miss mix-in froyo. Makes me pine for the west coast! and LOVE the HEAB protein scream!

  • Jess.
    January 15, 2010 at 7:02 am

    That shrimp burrito looks most delicious! I am putting something similar on the menu this week 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    January 15, 2010 at 7:03 am

    yum, frozen yogurt!!!! yes, please.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 15, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I always have to warm up with tea after anything cold…..I mean anything, even water. haha

  • katherine
    January 15, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Great to hear you’re feeling some awesome effects from all the yoga – you’re certainly putting the effort in and deserve to reap the rewards!

  • Laura Georgina
    January 15, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I cannot get my head around the Haiti disaster. I live in the Caribbean (in Trinidad) and it’s mind-boggling to think that an island just like this one has been hit so catastrophically. It really does make you appreciate what you have.

    And what others have–I am seriously appreciating your shrimp burrito.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    January 15, 2010 at 7:42 am

    yum, love the look of that burrito! i’m a bit hung over right now and could totally use one of those now at 10:30 in the morning 🙂

  • Ashley
    January 15, 2010 at 7:56 am


    Glad to hear you are back to the “OLD YOGA JENN” again!! I decided to pluck my dusty ol’ pink yoga mat out of the closet today because you inspired me to get yoga-ing again!! GO YOU!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 15, 2010 at 9:03 am

    That looks so good!!! And so simple and fast. And glad you are feeling more like myself!

  • Elyse
    January 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

    YUM that ice cream looks sooo good!

  • Freya
    January 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    What lovely ladies in that picture! 😉

    We had so much fun meeting you, Jenna! And thanks for the plug. Hope we get to show you around NYC some time! p.s. I got a Flying Goat latte for the drive back… SO strong and SO yummy! Healdsburg fed us well.