Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday Sweat & Chocolate Balls
I am home sick today, my cold progressed over the weekend so I am writing this post from the comfort of my own bed...which just so happens to be covered in tissues.
Sunday completely got away from me.
Actually, this entire weekend got away from me.
Between the Color Run on Saturday and batch cooking/food shopping yesterday I lost track of time and ended up in bed at 7 pm. I had 3 episodes of the current season left of Pretty Little Liars, so I wanted to be ready for the Summer finale tomorrow night!
Lets recap some of my Sunday
The weather was perfect yesterday. It felt like fall so I took full advantage and rode my bike to kickboxing.
My knee was feeling better so I thought I would be okay to add in some additional cardio to my day.
By the time I got to the gym it started to bother me a bit but it wasn't anything I couldn't handle so I got my sweat on in a major way.
Check out that proof!
I came home feeling energized and ready to take on the day.
My energy transformed into creativity and I made pumpkin and banana protein bread.
Baking is not my forte but this recipe actually worked!
Let me know if you would like me to share it
After tackling some laundry and food shopping I invited Lauren over to batch cook some gluten free meals for the week. She is still navigating her way through what she can and cannot eat, so I thought two brains would be better then one!
We ended up making breakfast-lunch-dinner and a snack for 4 days.
Talk about kicking butt in the kitchen.
Quick and Easy Chocolate Balls recipe
Makes 18 balls
1 1/2 cups pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup almonds
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (we used Hershey's)
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until a "dough" forms
Roll into 1 1/2-2 inch balls and place in freezer
In an hour or so remove from freezer and enjoy!
These were a hit at the impromptu BBQ my parents hosted last night, my dad even loved them.
He's a picky eater and does not understand most of the healthy foods I bring into the house
For example: coconut flour, flax seeds, chia seeds...the list continues
So you can imagine how happy I was that he liked my healthy snack!
Since I am home sick today I will be going to get my knee looked at, finally in addition to going to my regular doctor to hopefully kick this cold/sinus infection to the curb. I have been fighting it for the past week but I think it's time for some meds.
I'll check in later and let you know what happens at the orthopedic, fingers crossed it's nothing serious!