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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Blueberry Turkey Burgers.

Hey guys! Hope your week is going good so far! Saturday I started feeling a little scratch in the back of my throat, I taught pump sounding like a man, decided to run just one mile afterward instead of the planned five. Got to keep up with the challenge!  Sunday, I woke up with NO voice…then my blowdryer broke, which if you have a curly, frizzy “mufasa” mane like me this is not a good thing…. (Just go with me on this tangent). I went to church with no voice, wet hair and was looking like a hot mess. However, I did get to wear a new skirt, which made me feel better up until I was asked to read something and I just squeeked out the words the best I could which sent me into a cough attack. Seriously, who is that lady with wet hair and sounds like a 80 year old smoker.. Awesome right?
Then I  came home and made cookies, because that is just what you do to make yourself feel better about anything right?
I didn’t have any chocolate chips so I went with blueberries. You would never guess it, but these cookies were awesome. In a “buttery”, healthy, coconut, antioxidant kind of way.
Monday, I woke up STILL sounding like a smoker and had THIS workout to do. Fitzoner is a benchmark workout at GPP and it is one I love to fear. I hold the record for completing this workout in 11:59 which I have gotten twice, so when I saw it pop up again Sunday night I knew I wanted to try and beat it. Third times the charm right? But I didn’t want to do it yet.. Because I wasn’t feeling 100%
Alas, the sickness got to me. I finished the mile in 6:34, the back of my throat was on fire, in a bloody, metal tasting way..  As I made my way through the squats, pull-ups and pushups I had to stop twice to cough. Ew. I finished in 13:41. Next time I’ll be ready.
I took the night off of Attack and made dinner instead with a side of bachelorette.
  • 1.5 pds of lean ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small sweet potato shredded
  • 1/2 C. Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Mix all ingredients together into a bowl using your hands. (I know its sick, but kind of fun at the same time)
Form into patties
Wow. The I phone takes amazing pictures.
Anyway.. Meat + Fruit + sweet potato. Yep, I just did that and it was awesome. Weirder things have been done, like fruit on pizza. (turkey & blueberries > pineapple and ham).
Smash it the middle of brown rice/whole wheat bun with toppings of your choice or just top it on a bed of spinach/salad and scarf it.
It may not be a cure for a sore throat and it does absoluteley nothing for my mufasa hair, but a burger fresh off the grill is good for the soul.
We decided to have some corn on the cob for a side and grill a peach for dessert but were so surprised how good our burgers were we completely forgot about the grill for awhile.
Question of the day:
What is your favorite thing to grill in the summer? Everything….Winking smile 
(Feel free to link up any recipes in the comment section!)


  1. yum!! totally going to try this :)

    PS: I love the new pic @ the top of your blog!

  2. You killed that workout. Amazing. I also love the new masthead.

  3. I love to grill everything. My favorite, right now, is grilled steak and zucchini. I've never had grilled fruit, so that will be next on my list.

  4. The blueberries were a great addition. I had mine with ketchup and was a bit skeptical at first but it was surprisingly good. Favorite thing to grill is chicken, its not as easy to mess up as steak is.

  5. I love grilled salmon! This is one of my favorite salmon marinades. I usually just like salmon without a lot of razzmatazz, but this is a delicious little marinade! It's a recipe from Cooking Light...

  6. time was more than DOUBLE your time on the Fitzoner workout! You rock Candice! Must try the turkey/blueberry burgers! They sound delish!

    My fave thing to grill...shrimp or steak!