First of all a recipe! I don’t know if any of you have tried the yummy energy bites recipes from Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch or Amanda @ Running with Spoons, but I enjoy little bite sized snacks, so I decided to go ahead and create my own version of an energy bite this afternoon. I will take pictures and post the recipe under recipes tomorrow, but I thought I’d share it in a more informal format here.
Chocolate Cashew Protein Balls
Makes: 8 balls
1/3-1/2 cup raisins (I didn’t have dates, so I thought I’d try raisins and see if they would work)
1/2 cup cashews
2 tbsp. of chopped sugar free chocolate
1 scoop of protein powder
1/4 cup of oatmeal
Grind all the cashews in your food processor until they form a fine meal, (NOT nut butter). Add the raisins. Process until it starts looking like a sticky, gooey, yummy mess. Add the protein powder and oatmeal. Process till combined. Empty into a bowl. Add in the chopped chocolate and mix with clean hands. Form into balls. Put into refrigerator, but not before taste testing one of them.
And now onto the other part of the post…
It’s getting towards summer here, and even though it just snowed (yes, that’s right), on Mother’s Day, I’m thinking about some summer fitness goals. Since I’ve spent many of the past summers training for marathons, triathlons, half marathons, a Tough Mudder, I’ve kind of decided to take this summer easy and go for other non-running related goals while still running. Of course, I did have one little running related goal that I just had to add to the list.
Summer Fitness Goals
1. Accomplish a pull-up
2. Break 23 minutes in the 5k.
3. Enjoy every workout I do, not for the calories I burn, but for the sheer enjoyment of being able to move and explore God’s creation.
Those are my goals!
Now, what are your summer goals?