Workout – hmmmmm. nothing.
I had grand plans to hit up the gym this morning. I convinced myself that cross training was totally acceptable and it was going to happen. then I convinced myself that I agreed not to do anything until this weekend. and I went with that notion. blar. no fun. but that’s the dealio I made with myself. truthfully, I haven’t been stretching and rolling and my leg kind of hurts. the whole general area that is my right leg. so it could use a few more days. I did run 4 marathons in 6 months. that’s a lot for this little msfitrunner girl. I think I am going to have the most fantastic run this weekend. and I fully expect the weather to completely cooperate and give me nothing but sunshine, 65 degrees and no wind. thank you very much.
I’ve got one down with what seems to be a fever.
that puts a little wrench in my day. but a cute little wrench, because there is really nothing better than being forced to cuddle with a CALM 2 year old boy. and then having to do everything while holding him. this is his first fever in his short little 27 month old life. slowing him down. kind of a good thing.
and I’ve got one round of dance recital rehearsal done. one to go tomorrow and then the real deal in a couple weeks.
she will be on a new episode of ‘toddlers and tiaras’. look out.
there might be nothing cuter than a class of 5 and 6 year old little princesses dancing to “I love Getting Dressed for Tea”. none of them are on the same page and it’s darling.
If I didn’t have a little sickly needing his mama, I would talk more about some of the little bits I mentioned yesterday, like running and why it happened this past weekend and why certain races aren’t happening. but I’m actually needed today, and I give you a quickie recipe instead. So here it is, a recipe for you people!!!
These are so yummy. and they are no bake. because I can’t bake anything. oven malfunction.
Here’s how it goes peeps:
Peanut Butter Protein Fiberlicious Bars
1c. natural peanut butter
1/2 c. agave nectar
5 scoops whey protein powder (give or take, whatever floats your boat)
2c Nature’s Path Smartbran
Almond extract, optional
Microwave peanut butter and agave in bowl for 90 seconds. Stir well. Mix in protein powder. Stir in Smartbran cereal. It should be very thick. Put into 9×13 pan. Spread with spoon. Cover with wax paper and mat down, smooth out. Refrigerate.
Seriously. It does not get easier than that.
Possible Subs – other sweeteners, honey, or another syrupy sweetener. I’m not well versed in all of the sweeteners the cool kids use. You can use other cereals as well, I like the smartbran because it’s really high in fiber. you can use any crunchy cereal though. for the kids, I used those Koala Crisps. It was like peanut butter rice krispie treats, but not so bad for you. You could probably also use kamut puffs, brown rice cereal, anything like that. You can also use old fashioned oats in replace of cereal. that’s how this recipe started out once upon a time ago.
Protein powder – you can use different kinds, you may just have to experiment with the sweetener and the consistency. I find the whey protein blends the best and gives the best flavor. The plantfusion works ok as well, but some other vegan powders may not mix as well. test it out though.
Here’s the nutrition 411:
Plugged it into MyFitnessPal, and voila. this is for a 9×13 pan cut into 24 pieces. easy peasy.
And I’m off to do this mothering thing and take care of little sicky.
stay healthy, my friends. go make some peanut butter bars!