This weekend was a bit of a whirlwind…
It had some highs…beautiful weather, good workouts, and dinner and beers with friends.
But the low was that I’m not sure that I got nearly enough sleep! Ain’t that always the truth?!
Saturday morning, I taught two fun kids yoga classes with an amazing group of kids. Afterwards, my yoga volunteer and I had coffee and quiches at All Chocolate Kitchen. I am borderline obsessed with the place and love any excuse to go! Saturday night, we met friends for dinner and beers at a local brewery. We had wonderful food and conversation!
Sunday was a beautiful day and I enjoyed a speedy 5 mile run along the path. My first mile was 7:46, which shocked me and I somehow averaged out my miles to around 8:15. I was exhausted when I was done, but thrilled to be running outdoors. We had a nice Sunday afternoon hanging out with the BOY’s family.
Monday was another sunny day! Woo hoo! I headed off to a 9:30am yoga class, which was truly incredible. Love starting my week on my mat! The rest of my day was pretty typical with the addition of a dentist appointment (no cavities!).
When I got home, I put away groceries and started on this week’s food prep. Dinner went into the crockpot, I chopped veggies, and then whipped up another batch of Power Balls. This week’s flavor was inspired by the delicious Coconut Cashew Butter I bought last week.
I decided to add in a bit of protein powder as well.
I think that I could probably add in some more nutrition powerhouses next time, but didn’t want to mess with the recipe the first time I made it.
The texture of these balls turned out perfect and I love the flavor! I know they will be exactly what the BOY and I need to fuel us throughout the week. I tried to do some paperwork tonight, but my computer wouldn’t connect to the internet (bummer!), so instead, the BOY, Cooper, and I are watching Big Hero 6 (also important for my work…ha ha!)
What were your weekend highs and lows?
What’s your favorite snack bar/ball recipe? Share the Link!
Meal Planning 3/07/16
Monday: Steak and Fish
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken with Cauliflower
Wednesday: Potato Bar with Chicken and Veggies
Coconut Cashew Cookie Dough Bites
From Grain Crazy
1 cup cashews
1 cup unsweetened coconut shredded
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/4 C honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp vanilla protein powder (optional)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional and totally tasty!)
1. In a blender or food processor blend cashews and coconut until combined and broken down.
2. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture and then pour in everything else in to the blender except the chips. Blend until all combined.
3. Fold in the chips. Roll into small bite size balls.
4. Roll the balls into the 1/2 cup mixture you set aside. Place on a plate or into a covered container. Let them harden in the fridge and enjoy.
5. Store leftovers in the fridge.