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Midnight Bunny Run

Happy Monday!

The Easter Bunny decided to come a little late to my house!!! When I woke up this morning and headed down to my car to work, I noticed an “easter-ly looking package” on the windshield. Inside, it was filled with chocolate eggs, a chocolate bunny and a little cupcake!


I had my suspicions but played it cool all morning until I took my break and called Ryan. He answered the phone asking innocently how my night was but he couldn’t keep it to himself any longer and finally admitted to being the mysterious midnight bunny! I know, I know…I’m a lucky girl! 🙂

Before work I decided to take the plunge and make drink some Green Vibrance mixed in water…hey, my dad does this every morning and if he can do it, so can I…right?! Wrong. It tasted AWFUL and I literally gagged. I drank most of it but…lesson learned—this stuff is POTENT and is best mixed into a smoothie. However, I did have superhuman energy all morning without a drop of caffeine, so I am thinking it must be the greens!


(this picture was pre-taste)

I also grabbed a mango and two of Abbie’s raw donut holes for the road



Work was crazy busy and I finally broke for breakfast around 8:30—


Combo today included:

  • 3/4 cup oats with 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 scoop Naturally More

SUPER filling

I had to eat on the run on the way to my physical therapist appointment. I brought boar’s head turkey + 2 tbsp of Sabra’s greek hummus on Ezekiel bread—-


And a deliciously sweet orange


The appointment went really well…got some new orthotics for my Pearl Izumis and the therapist was super knowledgeable. She wrote down a plan for me with exercises and stretches and told me to be SURE to ice 3X a day!!

After my appointment I snacked on this yummy bar….


And went home to tackle Level 2 of The Shred! Woohee this really gets my heart rate goin’! No yoga or anything today…spent some time after shredding to work on my shins on the foam roller and then came downstairs to ice.

As for dinner….I really felt like eating trashy tonight. As in, a salad was NOT an option. Just one of those nights I guess! I felt like carbs so carbs it was.


Lovin’ that mac & cheese (recipe from Cooking Light)


I dove into leftovers of my mom’s homemade mac & cheese, MORE cabbage and, randomly, a morningstar soysage. I don’t know where the soysage came from but I was seriously craving it. It actually went quite well with the mac & cheese! This meal satisfied my “trashy” tooth while actually being homemade and healthy. Thanks, mom! 🙂

New products that came in the mail today:




SO EXCITED. I ordered this protein powder based on stellar reviews from VeggieGirl and Heather. I searched and searched and couldn’t find it anywhere in the store, so I finally broke down and ordered it from Amazon since I was out of my old stuff anyway. This protein powder is 100% raw vegan and is made from sprouted brown rice. I hear through the grapevine that it is the BEST tasting rice protein on the market so I will be sure to do a full review tomorrow when I try it out! Just look at these amazing stats:


I’m thinking both a smoothie and protein oats will be in my future in the morning.

As for the granola……all I can say is YAY!


I got the pleasure of mixing my own to review on the blog and I had so much fun with it! The website offers tons of different options for nuts, seeds and fruit and I finally decided upon the lowfat granola base, goji berries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, amaranth seeds and banana chips. I will be trying this tomorrow as well and putting up a full review!

Dessert tonight was simple & delish—


A little sweet plate with some amazingly fresh and sweet watermelon and a sliver of my raw coconut lemon bars (LOVE these). If that doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does!

And that’s it for today, folks! Tomorrow after work I am going to go on a run then will have a bit more time to catch up on emails and questions since today my afternoon was filled with errands and appointments. I DID manage to send out the Super-Charge Me cookies to Courtney and Lindsay though today!! You girls should be receiving them in a few days…I can’t wait to know what you think!! 🙂

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  • Shannon @ TheDailyBalance
    April 13, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    mysterious midnight bunny — too cute!! That mac n cheese looks DELISH!!! yumyumyum

    Have a great night!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    April 13, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Glad you had a good day! Smoothies are a great way to hide the not so yummy but oh so healthy stuff. Your lunch and breakfast pics look great =)

  • Anais
    April 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Such a cute surprise!! I think I will try that mac and cheese recipe 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    April 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm


  • Sharon
    April 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Watermelon? Yum! I can’t wait to get some, and delicious mangoes!

  • bibixs
    April 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Agh i wish there was more raw food around here!! i can’t find those things anywhere! buying online might be my only choice 🙁

  • Leanne
    April 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Wow that mac ‘n cheese looks good…. I’ve got brown rice protein samples coming in the mail so I’ll be interested to hear your opinion on that stuff!

  • Bec
    April 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    What a nice little treat from the easter bunny!

  • Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    April 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    you are so lucky! what a cute midnight bunny package!

  • zestycook
    April 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Glad you had a great day Jenna! Such a nice surprise from the Easter Bunny!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    April 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    That dinner is not trashy…the cabbage saved you! Now if you had cracked open a Pabst Blue Ribbon, I would’ve been worried.

  • Nicole
    April 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Aw, that is so cute!

  • OrangePop
    April 13, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    You lucky honey-bunny 🙂 Sweet of Ryan!
    Can’t wait to see what your mix LOOKS like- the ingredients you chose sound great! And NICE on the protein. Those 2 girls know what’s up!

  • Run Sarah
    April 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    What a sweet surprise from Ryan! Interested to hear the protein powder review, too.

  • Shelby
    April 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Aww, how cute of Ryan! =)

    I’m so jealous, I want to try that protein powder!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    April 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Sweet Ryan…what a nice surprise. I love little thoughtful things like that.

    3/4 cups oats it the only way to go!

    Sun Warrior! Looking forward to your review. I just received some as well today along with a sample of the new Jay Robb rice protein powder. Can’t wait to compare the two.

    Thanks for the shout-out Jenna and have a good iced-filled day tomorrow. 🙂

  • Ashley
    April 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Hey missy! First of all i’m using the cookbook for National Administrators Week next week. I am in charge of making 5 desserts for our admins and i’m making 5 different recipes from the cookbook! 🙂

    Question: Do you think having the greens powder each day of the week before the half marathon (April 26th) would be a good idea? I’m thinking it could provide great race day energy. Has your dad ever done that?

  • Lisa D
    April 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    That mac and cheese looks so good! You have just given me my dinner idea for tonight, except for I am too tired to do homemade so Annie’s will have to do! I love PT too! And they are sticklers about the ice, takes time but feels so nice!

  • Alison
    April 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    What a great guy! I should try protein powder sometime. I’ve always found them to be too gritty when I’ve sampled shakes made with them. Perhaps I just haven’t found the right ones.

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    April 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    My MixMyGranola was so good that it only lasted about 3 days in our house!! Time to order more!!!

  • Samantha
    April 13, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Love the Midnight Bunny! How sweet!

    I really want to make those donut holes, just afraid of the carb count! I did make the super charge me cookies after all your postings on them. My husbands’ sub has 2 new guys arriving tonight and they (the sub) are out to sea so the wives are meeting them at the airport. I baked a batch for each guy to go in their welcome bag…and stole one for myself. I used craisins and white chips and OMG SOOO GOOD!

  • Emily
    April 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Can you link to the recipe for the lemon bars? I know that you linked back to the general site when you first made them, but I could not find the actual recipe! Thanks!

    That protein powder looks good!

    • jenna
      April 14, 2009 at 1:12 am

      Emily and Julia

      The recipe is from Ani’s cookbook—Ani’s Raw Food. It is a wonderful cookbook and I highly recommend it!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    April 13, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Awww your man is so sweet! Is there a better way to start a Monday than to find chocolate in your car? Nope. Haha.

    That mac n cheese looks killer! I’d love some of that right now. Ooh can’t wait to see what you think of the protein powder!

    Have a great night!

  • Julia
    April 13, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Lemon bars look delicious! Would love the recipe 🙂

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    April 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    awww that’s so sweet!

  • K
    April 13, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Aw cute midnight bunny gift!! Glad the PT appointment went well 🙂

    That mac and cheese looks killer!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    April 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    MMMM WATERMELON!!! I need to get some of this ASAP!! What a sweet Easter gift too 🙂

  • brandi
    April 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    aww, ryan is so sweet!

    glad your appointment went well!

  • lesley
    April 13, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    You are a lucky girl to have a mysterious midnight bunny visit you ; )

  • Michelle
    April 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Aww what a sweet surprise!

  • Kodi
    April 13, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    HI, I am sure one of you can answer this for me, but when/how do we get the e-cookbook (from donation), I am sure she said, but I can’t seem to find it…Thanks! I am excited to start cooking 🙂

  • Meg
    April 13, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Yeah for granola and protein. I have been wanting to try that protein.

    What a sweet Easter bunny you had!

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    April 13, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    That personalized granola is a great idea. I’ll have to check that website.
    Your midnight bunny is definitely a keeper! 🙂

  • life coach jen
    April 13, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    You have such a great Easter Bunny in your life!

  • mh
    April 13, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Hey Jenna! I know the other day you said your face was having problems, but I think your skin looks great! you look beautiful esp for 3 am! haha! Your easter bunny is too cute!!

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 13, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Lucky girl with the granola mix – that stuff is expensive!

  • Hallie
    April 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Aww gotta love a guy that delivers chocolate. Especially Cadbury Creme Eggs…those are my FAVORITE! I had one tonight that I stuck in the freezer, and I thought I had already eaten it so I was all excited (ok, a little too excited, probably).

  • Lindsay
    April 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Hey jenna,
    that is soo sweet of ryan to get you an easter treat even if it was late… did u get to indulge in the cupcake or are u saving it for another day?? Just wondering because I have always loved the look of baked goods… thay are all doo cute!! :bunny: 🙂

  • Lindsey
    April 14, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Hey there Jenna!
    Love your blog – I’m also giving the hi-raw thing a run for its money and I’m liking it a lot so far! Those lemon bars look simply AMAZING – they would make a great post run treat! Have a good day!

  • shawna
    April 14, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Yum! I love the donut holes and lemon squares from Ani’s cookbook. I’m making a special trip to Whole Foods today to get a bunch of new raw ingredients!

  • Danielle
    April 14, 2009 at 7:33 am

    How cute that you got an Easter package on your car!

  • Melissa (Nibbles and Wiggles)
    April 14, 2009 at 8:21 am

    ROFL – you look so “this is gonna suck” in that before picture.

  • Kudret
    April 14, 2009 at 9:09 am

    The mac’n’cheese looks delicious!! Yay for gifts. I love the idea of small, inexpensive presents that INVOLVE FOOD. Those always make me happy like nothing else could. Hehe. If only Ryan baked the cupcake himself–did he? That would be priceless. I need my man to learn how to bake so that he can treat me like a goddess 😀

  • Heather
    April 14, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I’m sure you know this, but you’re lifestyle is the perfect example of moderation in every way. You are truly an inspiration.

  • RunToFinish
    April 14, 2009 at 9:38 am

    how sweet on the package!! I wasn’t sure if watermelon was in season yet, so I didn’t buy it this though i didn’t buy boat loads of fruit anyhow!

    i really love that you include sweets in your life, because it proves my point that you can have things you really enjoy and still be a very happy healthy fit weight! I have always lived that way but i can tell it freaks some people out!

  • Shelbney
    April 14, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Hey Ryan! When are u going to ask this beauty to marry u already? I keep trying but I haven’t found any flaws yet. Hello!?! She said she was gonna MAKE her own baby’s food.
    Can’t wait to see a ring! Chocolate is nice, but a diamond is forever!!! Ur a rare find gem Jenna!

    • jenna
      April 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm


      HAHAHA i laughed so hard when I read your comment…thanks! 🙂


      Nooo….I am pretty sure one of his aunts did. My brother got to it before I did though!!! 🙁

  • Jess
    April 14, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I see a Cadbury Egg in that box…

  • skinnyrunner
    April 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

    what a sweet guy you have!

  • Shelly
    April 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I wanted to tell you that I am trying out your famous chicken enchilada recipe tonight. I have a bit of a cold, so I’m craving spicy food since I can actually taste spice despite my stuffy nose. I’m subbing greek yogurt for the sour cream (I think they taste a lot alike and its what I have at home-it works on baked potatoes at least.), do you think that will work out okay? I can’t wait to try it out!

    • jenna
      April 14, 2009 at 2:22 pm


      I think that’ll work fine! Enchiladas sound awesome right now…so glad you will enjoy them!

  • Jenn
    April 14, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I DID make your chicken enchilladas Saturday night. They were a hit! Spicey and just want we were looking for. I even made extra to put in the freezer for another night. Thanks! Oh, the granola looks fab! I’m going to check out that site:)