WIAW: A Day of Red & Pink

Hey everyone! I hope you all had fabulous weekends! Mine was really good, since I spent it at home, and actually a little longer than usual, because of a snowstorm that kept me here for another day. But I’m not complaining πŸ˜‰

Anyways, I really wanted to thank every single one of you who commented on my last post. I loved that you guys spoke your mind in a very respectful way and I really liked the conversation that the post sparked. I really do believe that every person is totally different and as such, they have completely different nutritional needs and we should all be respectful and understanding of that, which you all did. So thanks again!

Peas and Crayons

Moving on to WIAW for this week! I decided to do mine a little early, since I wanted to do a special Valentine’s Day edition and V-Day is today! Basically, my meals were pretty pink and red (and chocolate-y) today in honor of the holiday. I’m not a huge fan of V-Day, but I also don’t hate it. I mean, my parents are basically the best Valentines ever, since they got me the sweetest card, a pink carnation plant and a cute American Eagle scarf. And after all, the day’s a good excuse to wear pink which is exactly I did. But more on that later!

Breakfast: raspberry mocha smoothie in a bowl topped with Kashi GoLean, peanut flour paste, gummy vitamins and a couple vegan chocolate chips.

This was my first attempt at a smoothie in a bowl and while it was super tasty, it wasn’t thick. At all. More like cold soup, which is alright but I want a super thick smoothie. Looks like I have to invest in some xanthan gum…Anyways, the smoothie was just a mix of some frozen raspberries, cocoa powder, u/s vanilla almond milk (my personal fave brand is Pacific Naturals) and a little Starbucks instant coffee powder. I love the little caffeine burst+coffee flava in the morning without shelling out $4 for some ‘bucks. Speaking of which…

Tall skinny soy caramel macchiato (love!) in a special Starbucks Valentine's cup.

My dad and I hit up the ‘bucks on Sunday for some afternoon coffee and I was soooooo excited, because I’d heard about the special V-Day cups. I am such a sucker for all things seasonal so this did not disappoint. I also tried out a new-to-me drink, the skinny caramel macchiato with soy and it was delicious and caramel-y without being too rich. Definitely a repeat order.

Outfit of the day: hot pink cropped cardi (A&F), pink ruffled tank (A&F Kids), tan corduroy jeggings (Hollister), pink plaid scarf (American Eagle), pink polka dot headband (American Eagle).

I was honestly surprised by how few people were wearing red or pink on campus. I guess I just like to be festive πŸ˜‰ The pants look like a nasty color in the photo, but trust me, they’re actually a caramel color, not a gross mustard yellow. The lighting in my dorm is pretty pathetic!

Lunch: butternut squash cubes with cinnamon, chocolate brownie Pure bar, raisins.

Who says you can’t eat a brownie for lunch? It is Valentine’s Day, after all! And of course, the chocolate brownie Pure bar is super-healthy, so it’s alright. I enjoyed this lunch on-the-go between classes as per usual.

Snack: raspberry zinger tea, superfruits Oikos.

My favorite Oikos flavor, hands down, would have to be the superfruits. It’s an amazing mix of pomegranate, raspberry and acai and I just love it. I haven’t had it in literally months, though, because the stores me never seem to stock it. When my lovely mom picked up groceries for me last week, she found it and knowing how much I love it, got it for me. Now I get to enjoy it three more times!

Dinner: dark chocolate raspberry "cheesecake" oats, smart bacon.

I love love LOVE having oats for dinner…with some protein and a fruit or veggie to balance it out, of course. Tonight I went for a really sweet oats combo of dark cocoa powder and frozen raspberries with a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt stirred in. The yogurt made the oats really creamy and reminded me a little bit of cheesecake. A healthy cheesecake, of course!

Snack: bunny pretzels, organic strawberry jam, almond peanut cashew butter, peanut flour paste.

Of course IΒ hadΒ to use my heart-shaped bowl at least once today. I’m not really sure how this snack is related to Valentine’s Day, except that it’s in the bowl and it has strawberry jam. It’s just one of my favorite snack combos at the moment!

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? What’s your favorite berry?

20 thoughts on “WIAW: A Day of Red & Pink

  1. My Valentines Day was very laid back as well. Nothing too exciting! But, I’m like you- I’ve never been a huge Valentines Day person.
    All of your food looks so yummy! YAY for Pure Bars. I’m seriously addicted. And I eat Annie’s Pretzel Bunnies dipped in almond butter all the time. Mmm…
    I don’t think I could pick a favorite berry- I love them all! Lately I’ve been eating a lot of strawberries and raspberries though.
    Happy WIAW! ❀

  2. I love your idea of packing butternut squash cubes for a snack! And your heart bowl rocks!
    My Valentine’s day was like yours– laid back and nothing too wowing haha and my favorite berry is blackberries! Happy WIAW girly! πŸ˜€

  3. I love your outfit for Valentine’s Day! I actually like those pants, too. I believe you that they’re brown. But you looked super cute. Mine was pretty laid back too! Definitely going to make a trip to the ‘bucks soon to see if they still have Valentine’s cups even though it’s over, too!

  4. I love your vday outfit!! Your lunch is definitely swoon worthy too. Nothing beats a mid day brownie, especially of the pure bar variety – they are soooo good!

  5. Sadly,Valentine’s Day is not a big deal where I live. I wish it was thiugh because it’s such a beautiful reason to celebrate actually!
    I love your outfit,as always,especially as I am a total girl and always going for pink! πŸ™‚
    My favorite berries are blueberries,by the way!

  6. nicole marie story says:

    sorry, but i must stop reading your blog.

    i cannot even take your adorableness anymore! that outfit is the cutest valentine’s outfit that i’ve ever spotted (well, it ties with my 2004 valentine’s outfit from Arden B). πŸ˜‰ i’ll try to find a photograph and send it to you.

    just kidding about the blog subscription end. I LOVE your fashion. πŸ™‚

    happy valentine’s day, adorable fashion girl! xxx

  7. sarah says:

    If you don’t want to get gums( they do a number on my stomach:p), cottage cheese & tofu( my faves) and yogurt , bananas, squash,sweet potatoes or pumpkin in place of some or all of the milk create a wonderful thick, pudding like smoothie. Much for eating from a bowl I think!
    Blueberries are my favourite berry for sure- most of the others have too many seeds for me:)

    • Oooh thanks for the tips! I love using bananas in my smoothies but I think I’ll try tofu to add more thickness!

      Blueberries are soooo good, I honestly love them all, but the others do have a ton of seeds which can get annoying!

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