Sparks: Holiday vacation and cookie baking

by purelytwins


Sparks from our week:


Practicing our handstands.

good morning coffee

Coffee. Let’s do this 😉

juice ingredients

Loving this juice combo this week: fresh lemon, fresh ginger, kale, romaine, grapefruit.

green juice

Green juice love.


Snacked on some chocolate donuts. A new recipe coming soon.

kabocha squash

Enjoyed kabocha squash this week. Love.

new products

We bought a few new products to give a try on our skin from Herbivore Botanicals.

raw dessert

Enjoyed our raw pumpkin cookie dough chocolate cups for dessert.

squash quiche

Ate lots of roasted squash mushroom egg-less crust-less quiche.

practicing headstands

Worked on our headstands and putting legs in different positions.


Enjoyed a family walk.  Love fall weather!

Sparks from around the blogging world:

The best way to keep guacamole green –> thanks Marsha for sharing this link with us

33 ways to shape your butt –> oh ya! always nice to firm up the booty

Exercise alternatives to the dead lift –> great moves…and apparently working the backside of the body is our minds

Salted caramel chocolate chip cheesecakes –>drooling over these

Insulin and how does it affect blood sugar and fat loss  –> good information

Fitness experts share their 3 best weight loss tips –> interesting, all seem to be similar tips but yet different too, always interesting to see what others recommend

3 keeper (and easy drinking) wines –> we need to try some of these

How to be productive –> awesome tips. We are working on being more productive with our time.

Butternut squash and porcini mushroom risotto –> looks amazing

7 tips to help with binge eating –> good tips

We are home for the whole week!! Excited to be in warm sunny FL weather!

plantain cookies

And we have been non stop in the kitchen already. Our niece requested donuts, so we made our favorite recipe from our Purely Classic Cookbook. And then after a day of playing with our niece and Jax we enjoyed a nice family dinner.  Just love big family dinners, do you?


After dinner our baking bug attacked and made plantain soft batch chocolate chip cookies followed by protein graham cookies (recipe from our S’mores cookbook) and ended with sugar cookies (a family recipe that we make gluten-free).

So good! We love cookies.

Wishing you all a fun and safe holiday week!

Twins Question: Are you traveling this week to see family? Does your family have big family dinners? What is your favorite type of cookie?

Even though we are done here in FL for our holiday vacation we are still working! We hope to film one or two new workout videos, but as usual with us, we never know.  It seems we just want to be in the kitchen. 


Be passionate and fit,

Lori and Michelle

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Meg @ A Dash of Meg November 24, 2013 - 9:03 am

so happy to hear you’re having a great weekend with the fam 🙂 i need to make that quiche 😉

Paige @ Your Trainer Paige November 24, 2013 - 10:34 am

Thanks for mentioning my post! xoxo
Looking forward to that donut recipe.

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots November 24, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Nice headstands! That looks tough!

I’m just celebrating Thanksgiving with my immediate family, and we’re having TONS of food, as always 😉

lindsay November 24, 2013 - 3:22 pm

enjoy! i love that your niece wanted donuts from you two, smart!!

purelytwins November 25, 2013 - 9:01 am

oh yes she loves her donuts 😉

Laura @ Mommy Run Fast November 24, 2013 - 8:09 pm

I’ve been all about cookies lately, too! It’s cold enough that I want a reason to turn the oven on and make the house smell good. 🙂

purelytwins November 25, 2013 - 9:01 am

🙂 yes love how the house smells too

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables November 24, 2013 - 9:38 pm

HAH! You girls are too cute. Love the matching handstands! 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

purelytwins November 25, 2013 - 9:01 am

thanks Liz!! hope you have a wonderful too!

Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff November 24, 2013 - 10:36 pm

Good job on the headstands with the legs. That always looks like a fun position. That juice sounds yummy too! I need to juice more! It’s funny to see you guys walking in t-shirts. We’re way past that here! brrr

purelytwins November 25, 2013 - 9:05 am

haha well luckily we put the heat on to help 😉

maria November 24, 2013 - 10:45 pm

great job with those headstands! My family lives about 20 minutes away but my in-laws are driving 2 hours to spend thanksgiving with us this year. We are having a big thanksgiving feast and my favorite Christmas cookies to make and eat are mexican wedding cakes 🙂

Miz November 25, 2013 - 7:51 am

I always read them monday morning and they just frame my week’s crazyhectic so well.


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