This week has been so slow, I was so ready for the weekend by Wednesday! I’ve had a great week of eats though! Really stuck to eating clean, snacking on healthy foods and no ‘oh just one wont hurt’s. I feel fantastic for it though, I am a ball of energy and positivity! Amazing what some good food and a lack of sugar can do!
I also gave up my no gym for the summer. I joined the gym near my work, and boyyy oh boy was it good to get away from my desk for an hour and sweat it out. It made the day go much quicker too, and I was a lot more productive in the afternoon! I was short on time after the guy showed me around the gym, so I just did 10 mins elliptical, 10 mins cycling both HIIT, I then did some work on my legs and butt – dumbbell squats, squats with dumbbell between legs, leg curls and lunges with dumbbells all with no rest in between. I was pretty schweaty. I usually rest between sets but really wanted to get this out quick so didn’t.
As I was feeling so productive on Friday I whipped up some snacks for the week. I already had a load of muffins in the freezer from last weekend – so I made some protein balls. Cinnamon and raisin cookie dough protein balls!
Protein Cookie Dough Balls
Makes 25 1 inch balls
1 cup oats (quick cook oats or oatmeal work best)
1/2 cup ground flax
1/3 cup honey
1/5 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup peanut butter
1.5 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup almond milk (more or less)
Add 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 cup raisins for cinnamon & raisin flavour – or 1/4 cup choc chips for choc chip ones!
Melt honey and peanut butter in microwave for approx 30 secs. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, and then add the melted peanut butter and honey mixture. Add the almond milk a couple of tbsp at a time, until all the dry ingredients are well combined. Then roll into balls! I made 25… it probably would’ve made more but I may or may not of spooned a lot of the mixture into my mouth..
Store in the fridge, and then grab when you need a snack to attack!
Hey mr juicy raisin!
Magical chewy goodness! I persuaded Pete to try one. He bit into it.. looked happy, looked at me weirdly, asked me what was in it.. I told him peanut butter.. and he spat it out. Pete hates peanut butter. I swear he was enjoying it before he knew though!
Tonight I am drinking barcadi and saying farewell to a friend of mine who is off to Italy for a few months!