Weekly Sparks

by purelytwins


Highlights from our week:

frosted donuts

Enjoyed some plantain donuts with coconut butter honey frosting.

peppermint oil avocado pudding

We made a delicious avocado protein pudding and added in peppermint essential oil. Yum.

jump rope workout

Filmed a fun jump rope cardio interval workout for our #purelyfitlife family.

lunch plate

We are loving simple meals like sweet potatoes, arugula, canned salmon, red sea salt (that we buy from mountain rose herbs), and coconut oil.

new ghee

We bought a new ghee to try out. And so far we’re loving it!  Seriously blown away by the flavor!

michelle planking for strong core

Loving doings planks to keep our core strong on our active rest days.

sleeping jax

Snuggle time with Jax (always a special moment).

peanut jelly pancakes

Enjoyed more pregnancy cravings of nut butter with homemade jelly on top of plantain pancakes. Video how we make our homemade nut butter and jelly.

paint in bathroom

Baby M’s bathroom all freshly painted. Next up is the floor.

lori working out second trimester

Keeping up with our daily workouts to reach our personal goals of staying strong and healthy year around.

new gingerbread

Created a delicious new recipe in our 50 grain-free recipes without almond four ebook we are working on. This was the last recipe so it was bitter sweet moment.

 Purely Fit Life and Purely Twins Community shout outs:


plank workout love

purelytwins recipes

cookie and mini brownie love

burger love almond bread

Love seeing all of your pictures!! Keep them coming 😉

Comment love:

smores review comment S’mores cookbook love.

purely 61 workout luve

pt 61 workout lov

pt 61 workout comment

Alexandra, Claire, and Stephanie so happy that you all enjoyed purely training 61!! Yay!!

gingerbread waffles comment luv

And Mama654 so happy you enjoyed our gingerbread waffles!!

From around the internet:

 5 ways to stop stress   — great ideas we love going for walks

Homemade acai bowls — yum

20 vegetarian tex mex recipes 

Sports nutrition is more than calories

Use hills to enhance training

13 healthy chia seed recipes — yum

Troubleshooting – gas and bloat

Realizing how far you’ve come – beautiful post

Strawberry goat cheese guacamole – great idea

My ever changing viewpoint on point paleo and crossfit — we love Juli and this post just made us love her more.

It is sad to see girls hating on girls. We have talked about this before – why can’t girls help lift each other up instead of down? We all know how hard it is to be a girl. We all have insecurities. We share a lot of our insecurities here on purelytwins. Why? Because we want others to know they are not alone and to show others how we overcome them! Like Juli we are a good place with our health, fitness routine and just life.


New blog post in the purely fit life club area: come and join the purely fit Life Movement.

New weekly workout schedule

New pregnancy workout schedule

Two new workouts

Benefits of sprints

Our daily eats – May 25, May 26 and 28


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kitkat June 1, 2014 - 10:37 am

Yay links!! Thanks for the ghee recommendation, I’ve been looking for a good one. And the reviews about it on amazon say “magical” !

purelytwins June 1, 2014 - 3:27 pm

so far it has been 🙂

Carolyn June 1, 2014 - 11:51 am

Hi! Where can I find the recipe for the donuts with the c butter honey frosting????

purelytwins June 1, 2014 - 3:26 pm

it’s similar to this one http://bit.ly/17IgpMa
we added in an egg

Carolyn Walden June 1, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Thank you! One more question….random and not related 🙂 Did either of you have any issues with gas when you first tried to integrate coconut kefir into your diets?

purelytwins June 1, 2014 - 4:26 pm

yes anytime we add something new (especially) fermented foods into our diet, we experience gas for a few days. But over time it goes away.

Carolyn June 1, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Thank you again! How did you integrate the coconut kefir? Amounts, days etc??? Sorry for so many questions! You are both such amazing resources for your followers!

purelytwins June 1, 2014 - 4:50 pm

we actually haven’t had coconut kefir in a long time. When we did have it we liked it in smoothies or puddings. The amount varied but think it was usually around 1/2 cup or so. We had it almost everyday for awhile but could never keep up with it. Thanks!

Dana June 1, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Ok that’s it, with all those pictures of cake I must make vanilla plantain cake. TODAY!!

purelytwins June 1, 2014 - 3:27 pm


Meg @ A Dash of Meg June 1, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Juli’s post made ME love her more TOO 😀 thanks for including mine as well and omg that gheeeeee! would love to try 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

purelytwins June 1, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Juli is the best. And yes you would love it

Cat June 1, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Loved that post from Juli too – sad but I’m so glad she stands up to the haters! Looking forward to this new ebook 😉

purelytwins June 1, 2014 - 3:27 pm

yes it’s hard to stand up to the haters but we admire Juli so much. and thanks!

Polly @ Tasty Food Project June 2, 2014 - 3:10 am

I’ve never tried coconut butter but have heard great things about it. I must give it a try!

I need to start doing planks again! I’m not sure why I even stopped doing it again but I always like when I’m able to hold my planks longer than the previous time I did it.

Carla June 2, 2014 - 8:15 am


Christa @ Edible Balance June 2, 2014 - 3:05 pm

mmmm, good reminder of one of my favorite plantain recipes, donuts! I have three ready to use up, I best get on it 🙂 those pancakes look delicious! xoxo


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