Top 3 Friday 6/17/16

June 17, 2016 in Friday Favorites

Hi guys and Happy Friday! Going to be sharing my top 3 fave things from this week. Linking up with Kate today for this post. Let’s get started!

Top 3 eats 

These egg white oats topped with banana, hemp hearts, cinnamon, banana, and earth balance coconut creamy pb!


Been loving this hodgepodge trail mix from whole foods! Paired with the apple= the perfect snack. 🙂


Technically not food, but iced coffee really does put the biggest smile on my face! Forever in love <3


Top 3 highs 

1. Seeing my roommate and spending the day with her. She lives in Rhode Island, so I drove to see her Wednesday. We spent the day by the beach catching up and soakin’ up the sunshine. I spent the day there and after dinner with her family, I made the trek home! Great to reunite with her. 🙂

2. Coffee with a friend and a great talk. I went to this cute coffee shop nearby and had a wonderful talk with a good friend over latte’s. I love deep and long talks with people- truly makes me so happy.

3. Beach time. This past Wednesday was the first day I spent at the beach this summer. I got a little sunburn, but sitting out there in the sun was SO amazing!

Top 3 lows 

1. Orlando shooting. My heart is heavy over this. This world needs to learn to spread love, not hate. To not judge others, to show unconditional passion and kindness towards one another. My prayers are with the victims, those who lost their lives, and their families.

2. Traffic. I put this as a low another week, but traffic really is a huge bummer. Sitting in traffic just makes me anxious, but it is inevitable at times so I gotta learn to just deal with it!

3. Tiredness and crankiness. I think the 1.5 hour drive there and back Wednesday really made me exhausted. I found myself a bit cranky yesterday after work and Tuesday during work.

Top 3 Instagrams 


The Southern Yogi is my yoga inspiration. She is SO amazing.


Sambazon makes the best things for acai bowls. I am alwayssss smilin’ this big when I have an acai bowl in my hands!!


How perfect is this?!? Seriously me at the grocery hehe.

Top 3 reads 


My beautiful frand made her first video on SUCH an important topic: bloating. A normal thing, but something we struggle with. Check it out guys!

How I shed my fit chick label

Not a read, actually a podcast. This is most definitely one worth listening to. Maddy inspires me daily.

Chocolate zucchini bread

This bread by Kristy looks SO delicious!

That’s it for this Friday’s top 3!

Now tell me: 

Favorite oatmeal toppings? 

Do you listen to podcasts? (I started to a few months ago and I LOVE listening to them now!)

Have a wonderful Friday friends and an amazing weekend!!

Sending my love as always.



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  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It June 17, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you so so so much for including my post!! Love you!! 🙂 I’m so happy you and your roomie had a great time together, and I get cranky too when I don’t get enough sleep either. I just started listening to podcasts and I love them too! Namely Marley’s Chopped Con and Nicole Culver’s podcasts are my faves. Favorite oatmeal topping is ALL THE NUT BUTTER! Have a great Friday! <3

    • Reply Alyssa June 19, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Of course, love YOU!! I heard great things about Nicole Culver’s podcasts! Will have to check them out 🙂 And YES To nut butter on oats!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!

  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv June 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    My favorite oatmeal toppings lately have been walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon. I always add a splash of almond milk, too, which makes them extra creamy, and at my grandparents house where I’m staying, they have almond coconut milk that adds a delicious coconut flavor! So good. Your top oats pic looks awesome!

    • Reply Alyssa June 19, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      I love cinnamon on my oats! Almond coconut milk sounds so good. I love having nut butter on my oats! It’s a must for me 🙂

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law June 18, 2016 at 12:18 am

    It sounds like you need a great weekend to cheer you back up! Thank you soooooo much for sharing my recipe, beautiful girl! <3

    Right now my favourite oatmeal topping is fresh strawberries with dark chocolate dreams PB! Heaven!

    • Reply Alyssa June 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      I did have a great weekend- got to recharge Sunday for the new week ahead! I love dark chocolate dreams peanut butter. So yummy!

  • Reply Ellie June 18, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Ok this is really weird, but I sometimes like putting butterscotch chips in my oatmeal. It’s really good in there 🙂 I think you would like the Food Psych podcast if you like Maddy Moon. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply Alyssa June 19, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Not weird at all- that actually sounds delish! Ooh I have heard of that- will have to check it out! Hope you have enjoyed your weekend Ellie! xoxo

  • Reply Megan June 18, 2016 at 2:13 am

    That earth balance peanut butter has become my favourite thing in the world. Kristy sent me some and I’m gonna be so sad when it is finished!
    I love listening to podcasts when I’m running. I quite like the Finding Joy podcast by Lauren Gaskill, she’s another blogger and it is really encouraging.

    • Reply Alyssa June 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      It is such good nut butter. I love it! I will have to check those podcasts out. Thank you for the suggestions!

  • Reply sarah June 18, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Coffe dates with friends are the nest! I really want to start incorporating egg white oats into my diet, yours always look so yummy!

    • Reply Alyssa June 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Egg white oats are SO good. Love the fluffiness of them- you should try them girl!

  • Reply Edye June 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Iced coffee makes me happy too! I love DD because they have so many different flavors 🙂 French vanilla, caramel, and blueberry are some of my faves.

    Edye |

    • Reply Alyssa June 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      I need to try the blueberry from Dunkin! I love the caramel too 🙂

  • Reply Kate June 19, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I’m so into podcasts right now. You would love “Love, Food” podcast. Right up you’re alley.
    I always top my oatmeal with peanut butter but I’m loving blueberries right now too.
    Coffee time with friends is my fav!
    Thanks for linking up!

    • Reply Alyssa June 19, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      I need to check out that podcast! Nut butter is a must for topping my oatmeal 🙂

  • Reply Jamie June 20, 2016 at 1:30 am

    I started following your i stagram and your story is beautiful. I’m in ed recovery right now and have been gaining but really struggling in the journey. Keep up what you’re doing. Your story is helping me and many others along the way. As for my fave oatmeal toppings… I like eating a fuji apple and half a banana with mine along with lactose free non fat milk and drizzle with honey 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa June 20, 2016 at 2:21 am

      Aw wow- you are so sweet Jamie! Thank you for your kind words love <3 Keep fighting for freedom! You can do it with strength and courage. That sounds like a delightful bowl of oatmeal! 🙂

  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet June 20, 2016 at 1:57 am

    It’s funny you mention podcasts, especially Maddy’s, because I’ve realllly been wanting to get into them lately. I love music on my runs, but I think a podcast would keep me more engaged. Thank you for the reminder lovely!

    • Reply Alyssa June 20, 2016 at 2:19 am

      I love listening to podcasts while working out! It definitely keeps me more engaged. Hope you enjoyed your weekend love!

  • Reply Claire @ My Pink & Green Life June 21, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Aaah I feel you on the traffic. My internship is 45 minutes away from my house and I always hit traffic on the way home… no fun, especially when you’re on a rural country highway surrounded by big, scary semi trucks!

    Oooh, I saw that chocolate zucchini bread from Kristy and I was like GIVE ME. That is on the top of my to-make list right now! My favorite oatmeal topping is peanut butter and cocoa powder. 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa June 22, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Traffic is NO fun! Oooh cocoa powder sounds amazing on oatmeal!! I am going to have to try that!

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