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Gold stars to Nicole and me!  I was so happy that she dragged me to 6:30 AM hot yoga.  Sometimes, all you really need is a workout buddy for that little extra motivation.

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Class was hard.  And HOT.


I’ve decided orange juice is the perfect pre-hot yoga snack:


And a really filling smoothie is the perfect post-yoga cool down!


Have you tried freezing bananas yet for smoothies?  It makes smoothies SO much creamier, and you don’t have to use ice.  Just peel and break ‘em up before freezing.


In the mix:


  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup raw oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee


Yes – there’s oatmeal AND coffee in my smoothie.  Literally, an entire breakfast in one glass!


We’re going somewhere HOTTER than hot yoga today.  And we need our passports to get there.


See ya on the [very sunny] flipside…



  • Parita @ myinnershakti May 13, 2011, 8:27 am

    I still need to try hot yoga. I’ve been meaning to for a while now. And are you going on vacay this weekend?! HAVE FUN!!!

  • Amanda May 13, 2011, 8:27 am

    Have fun! We’re heading into a full week of rain and 50-60 degrees. I wish we were going somewhere hotter!

  • Molly @ RDexposed May 13, 2011, 8:29 am

    One of the best parts of college was an abundance of workout buddies!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 13, 2011, 8:36 am

    I’m going somewhere REALLY hot today and I need our passports, too! Where are you going? You dont have to say, but have fun!!!

    Bananas…”It makes smoothies SO much creamier, and you don’t have to use ice. “– have been doing it for years and yes, so true!

  • Khushboo May 13, 2011, 8:37 am

    U lucky thang! Have a great vacay…my guess is Mexico?

  • Samantha Angela May 13, 2011, 8:38 am

    You’re going on Vacation??
    I’m so jealous!

    Is it to Mexico??

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 13, 2011, 8:38 am

    Oooh I’m excited to hear about your trip! That reminds me.. my passport needs to be renewed soon! Glad you had a great yoga practice this morning!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg May 13, 2011, 8:42 am

    I am so jealous that you are going on vacation!!! Have fun!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans May 13, 2011, 8:43 am

    Have fun in the DR!!

  • Freya May 13, 2011, 8:45 am

    Yaaay I love adding coffee to my banana smoothies! Whole new level 😀
    Vacation calls, ja!? Have a fab trip!

  • amy the aussie May 13, 2011, 8:49 am

    its definitely not australia! were starting to freeze here!

  • Amy May 13, 2011, 8:53 am

    Have fun on vacation!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 13, 2011, 8:56 am

    Well, I’m super jealous of that! Perfect start to the day too!

  • jen @ taste life May 13, 2011, 8:56 am

    Didn’t you say you were going to the Dominican? I can’t believe you haven’t been talking about this on the blog because I’m sure you’re incredibly excited. Have fun!!!

  • Katie @ cooklaughmove May 13, 2011, 8:59 am

    My morning “coffee” is a smoothie! 1-2 handfuls of spinach, 1 frozen banana, instant coffee and soy milk. Just perfect and I get fruit and veggies too!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 13, 2011, 9:02 am

    Early morning hot yoga might put me right back to sleep 🙂

    Have a fun trip!

  • katie @ aPictureIsWorth May 13, 2011, 9:07 am

    is it already time for that vacation you mentioned a while back?!? HAVE FUN!!! And thats definitely a good way to streamline a busy morning- coffee and breakfast in one!

  • Lindsey May 13, 2011, 9:10 am

    I always use frozen bananas in my smoothies, I buy the reduced ones from the grocery store and then freeze them. That sounds like one awesome smoothie – my 3 favorite things – peanut butter, bananas and coffee!

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy May 13, 2011, 9:16 am

    It’s going to be rainy here until Wednesday (in Richmond). Have fun!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) May 13, 2011, 9:19 am

    Have a safe trip!!! 🙂

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 13, 2011, 9:21 am

    Yay for SUNNY vacations!!! I can’t wait to see it!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now May 13, 2011, 9:24 am

    I buy frozen spinach for my smoothies instead of freezing my bananas–still don’t need ice and less prep. I would probably do both, but my poor little blender can’t handle more than 1 frozen ingredient in a smoothie.

  • chloe @ 321delish May 13, 2011, 9:29 am

    You’re killing me smalls! the suspense! Cant wait to find out where you are going!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 13, 2011, 9:30 am

    You need your passport!?!?!? Say what!?!? I’m so jealous!!

  • Amy May 13, 2011, 9:32 am

    You girls look hot and happy!

    I cut up some bananas and strawberries last night, stuck them in a Tupperware and threw them in the freezer. It was so nice to have frozen but FRESH fruit for my smoothie! I also really need to jump on getting some coffee for smoothies. That seems so efficient!! haha!

  • Hats @ See How She Runs May 13, 2011, 9:37 am

    It’s wet, cold, and windy here. I want sun and warmth (cue tantrum).

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 13, 2011, 9:38 am

    Yey for vacay! I think you mentioned where you were going a while ago but I forget!

    I am sure that you will have an awesome time, I am jealous already! 🙂

  • Nicole May 13, 2011, 9:41 am

    I had the same thing for breakfast! except I threw in cereal after blending milk, coffee, and banana!

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa May 13, 2011, 9:43 am

    I bought 30 pounds of bananas the other day (on sale for being too brown) and froze them. Love doing this – saves a ton of money and I always have bananas on hand when I need them!

    • Emily G. May 13, 2011, 4:10 pm

      OMG! 30 pounds? That’s a lot of bananas! lol

  • Christine @ Burning It Off May 13, 2011, 9:44 am

    Thanks for the smoothie tip! The shakes I’ve been making have been a bit too thick, I think because I use frozen berries AND bananas. It never occurred to me to freeze the bananas, which would serve to dual purpose of making it smooth and cold. I’ll try this for my next protein shake 🙂

  • Nikki @ BareFootPrint May 13, 2011, 9:47 am

    Have fun on vacation! I cant wait to read where you are going!!

  • Marisa E May 13, 2011, 9:49 am

    Wah!! I’m so jealous!! Have a safe trip and an awesomesauce time!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Beth @ 990 Square May 13, 2011, 9:53 am

    I’m guessing you’re going to Mexico! Have a great time!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged May 13, 2011, 9:59 am

    Ooh, a warm vacation? So jealous! I’m thinking the Bahamas?

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 13, 2011, 10:10 am

    Have a good time!

  • Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 13, 2011, 10:23 am

    A warm and sunny place? I wish I was going! Its supposed to rain all week!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 13, 2011, 10:42 am

    I love getting all that sweat out at hot yoga. Makes me feel like I am getting rid of all bad.. toxins.. negative feelings.. everything.

    Have a jammin time on your trip!

  • Nicole, RD May 13, 2011, 10:42 am

    Instant coffee in a smoothie…genius! I’m always trying to figure out how to carry into work my water bottle, my coffee, and my smoothie. Ha! And then I wonder why I spend half the day commuting to and from the bathroom at work 🙂 I am totally doing this 🙂

  • Lucy@The Sweet Touch May 13, 2011, 10:43 am

    I would have guessed England but you said sunny so, no!

    I’ll go with Mexico! Hope you have a great trip wherever you are headed!

  • Amber K May 13, 2011, 10:47 am

    My husband and I are off to the airport soon as well! Gotta love my birthday weekend 🙂 Have a GREAT time on your vacation!!! You deserve some rest.

  • Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 13, 2011, 10:48 am

    Ahh I can’t wait to hear where you are going! This up coming week is supposed to be cold and rainy, so it’s safe to say I am jealous wherever you are traveling to 🙂

  • Gina @ RunningtotheKitchen May 13, 2011, 10:55 am

    Enjoy your vacation!

  • Melanie @ Trial By Trail May 13, 2011, 10:56 am

    Oh my gosh, have fun Caitlin! You and your hus deserve it!

  • Sarah for Real May 13, 2011, 11:04 am

    Eeeee! So exciting! Have fun!

    This reminds me I need to update my passport with my married name. I have been married for almost three years already!

    • CaitlinHTP May 13, 2011, 12:45 pm

      Yes! It takes a few weeks so better to do it when you aren’t in a rush!

  • Jen May 13, 2011, 11:09 am

    Ahh you’re going on your tropical vacation! Have fun! 🙂

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 13, 2011, 11:33 am

    Ah have an awesome time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 13, 2011, 11:59 am

    I didn’t know you were leaving on your vacation today! Have fun!

  • Veronica (Hating ED) May 13, 2011, 12:09 pm

    I haven’t been brave enough to try hot yoga yet, but maybe someday soon. Have a great trip!

  • Kristi May 13, 2011, 12:29 pm

    I’m going to have to try your coffee oatmeal drink. When I read it I let a Mmmmm… slip out 🙂

  • Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily May 13, 2011, 12:31 pm

    Usually when I go to the grocery store I’ll buy a bunch of banana to freeze for smoothies and another bunch to eat.

  • Jen May 13, 2011, 12:46 pm

    Ah, I’d forgotten you’re going to my home away from home! Have a wonderful trip…keep your mouth shut in the shower & don’t drink the tap water and you’ll be just fine 🙂

  • Haleigh May 13, 2011, 12:46 pm

    Aah, I can’t wait to see where you’re headed!

  • Stephanie @ Live Cook Love May 13, 2011, 12:56 pm

    I LOVE using frozen banana’s for my smoothies! They are perfect 🙂

    HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) May 13, 2011, 12:57 pm

    I was guessing Mexico, too!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley May 13, 2011, 1:01 pm

    Are you finally going on vacation? That’s so great, have fun!

  • monicanelsonfitness May 13, 2011, 1:01 pm

    gotta have those frozen bananas! hmmmm, where in the world is Caitlin going?!!

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence May 13, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Eee have fun!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal May 13, 2011, 1:09 pm

    Dominican?! You’re going to have so much fun! We just got back from there in March 🙂

  • Michelle (your girlfriend for fitness) May 13, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Hot yoga is the absolute best torture around, lol! I love how it is relaxing & demanding at the same time.

  • Ashley @ the fit academic May 13, 2011, 1:38 pm

    I love OJ pre-hot yoga! Perfect way to get a little energy without eating something heavy!

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION May 13, 2011, 1:41 pm

    Kudos to you for doing hot yoga! This is one of my great fitness fears. :mrgreen: I would, however, love to try it someday.

    Your smoothie looks fantastic! 😀

  • PoweredbyPeanutButter May 13, 2011, 1:43 pm

    I always use frozen banana in my smoothies, its so good!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 13, 2011, 1:49 pm

    I want to TRY hot yoga so bad!!! Have FUN and a safe trip 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 13, 2011, 1:58 pm

    Ahhh I can’t wait to find out where you’re going!

  • Crystal May 13, 2011, 2:41 pm

    Wow- looks like you had a pretty intense workout! Smoothie looks so good right now! Enjoy your trip!

  • Natalia - a side of simple May 13, 2011, 2:42 pm

    Ah have such an amazing time! Can’t wait for you to fill us in on all the HOT details. Well…that did just sound like I was asking for a steamy romance novel but you know what I mean 😉

  • Marina May 13, 2011, 3:18 pm

    Enjoy your trip! Can’t wait to see where you’re going 🙂

  • Lili May 13, 2011, 3:19 pm

    Happy trip and post this secret info soon!!! 😀

  • Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 13, 2011, 3:50 pm

    freezing bananas are my fave! i’ve always wondered why they don’t sell frozen bananas, since they sell everything else frozen! and that smoothie sounds insane! i feel like i need to go into the kitchen and make it right now. except it’s the afternoon. maybe tomorrow morning! have a great trip lovely lady!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 13, 2011, 4:03 pm

    I can’t wait to hear! What a perfect morning! I miss going to yoga with my friends..

  • Stacy May 13, 2011, 4:38 pm

    Have such a great vacation!

  • Tracy @ Commit To Fit May 13, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Frozen bananas were made for smoothies!

  • Kristen May 13, 2011, 6:35 pm

    sunny is exactly what I need! have fun!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed May 13, 2011, 9:42 pm

    omg your smoothie looks amazing!!
    Heidi xo

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