It seems that you guys joined the BOY as big fans of yesterday’s Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers.
Thanks for all of the comment love!
Reading your comments is one AWESOME way to end the day!
The day started off with a run around the track. I must admit that there was nothing speedy about today’s workout. Sore doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel (thanks Jenna!), and I had the most painful cramps that I’ve felt in decades. Yuck! Getting to the track was a victory in itself. This morning’s run looked like this…
5 minute warm up
10 minute jog
10 minute faster jog
10 minute back to jog
2 minute cool down
I believe that workouts like this are supposed to be a run/fast run combination (in case you are looking to try it out). I determined my pace by heart rate/feeling and adjusted for the above mentioned fatigue and cramps. It must have been a worthwhile workout because I was sweating when I was done and 12 hours later, I am even more sore : )
Although I have been really limiting my dairy, I have been wanting to try this new Chobani flavor. It’s one small serving and topped with KIND granola makes the perfect post run snack.
Speaking of snacks…I have an awesome new no bake energy bar recipe for you!
Confession: My first attempt at this recipe came from a cookbook and was a totally disaster!
I don’t blame the cookbook, I blame the super soft apricots that tasted sweet like candy, but just didn’t stand up to the food processor in energy bars. So I had to trash version one and start from scratch on my own version.
I was inspired by this dried coconut that we picked up at Costco yesterday. This brand makes the most amazing dried mango EVER, and so the BOY and I were excited to try this stuff too.
For the nuts, I chose a blend of almonds and walnuts because I had both in the house, and because I love the flavor combination that they create with the dates.
You do have to be patient because it takes a few minutes to break everything down and blend it together.
If you are having trouble getting everything to stick together, you can stream in some liquid. I chose fresh squeezed orange juice, but agave or honey would work too. The last step is to simply roll the dough into balls and coat them in more coconut.
Please excuse the poor lighting on these pictures. It was a dark and stormy day!
But don’t let that deter you from making them! I know that when it comes to coconut, you either love it or hate it. Well not me! I used to hate the stuff, but slowly it is growing on me, and these Coconut Balls are soft, chewy, sweet, and delicious!
Do you like coconut?
What is your favorite coconut recipe?
1 1/2 cups dried, pitted dates
1/2 cup dried coconut chunks
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
1-2 tbsp fresh squeeze orange juice
1/2 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut
Place dates and coconuts in your food processor and blend until combined.
Add nuts and blend for another few minutes until everything begins to get combined. Drizzle in 1-2 tbsp of fresh orange juice (or agave and honey) as needed to help everything blend together.
For the dough into balls and roll in shredded coconut.
Store in the fridge to snack on throughout the week!