I had a fantastic day yesterday.
It started off with an hour of spin class, topped off with 1.7mile run.
My run was fantastic! I haven’t had a good session like that since August. Nothing hurt, I had loads of energy, things were good.
It’s times like these that make me so happy that I’ve remained patient through my recovery, listened to my body, and known when to give myself a break.
It’s all paying off my friends!
Also – I’ll have exciting news next week on some drastic changes I’ll be making to my workouts. I’m pretty excited!
On with the eats…
I think I’m addicted to making ball shaped desserts and snacks. They’re just so fun to eat and make for a fantastic on the go, I have no time sit and enjoy a full meal, snack [which makes up at least 20-30% of my day].
Speaking about healthy on-the-go snacks, be sure to check back tomorrow for my latest GIVEAWAY! Ohhh it’s a gooder! Check it out here
The Light Cellar is a superfood haven that ships their products via Canada Post at an amazing price.
They carry raw nuts, seeds, the best cacao powder I’ve ever tasted, cacao butter, mulberries, ican berries, goji berries, syrups, alternative sugars, chia, amazingly sweet coconut, a list of herbs and medicinal mushrooms as long as my arm… it goes on and on.
The best part? It’s fantastically priced.
This order I chose to stock up on:
I like enjoying mulberries in my cereal in the morning, or adding it to my trail mix of nuts + seeds. They are also great to bake with!
- Fantastic for your eyes. Especially for individuals that spend their day in front of a computer.
- Enhances body fluid production. Naturally detoxifies and strengthens our immune system.
- Supports digestive and liver functioning. Mulberries were a key ingredient in the healing of my digestion.
If you’re a sour patch kids addict [as I am - even talking about them makes my mouth water] you’ll love these berries. They are tart, and sweet! I love eating these raw, right out of the bag.
- Fiber monsters. These babies have more fiber than prunes, raisins, or even blueberries. Again, a fantastic digestive healer.
- High in antioxidants.
- Supports cellular metabolism. Due to it’s high levels of vitamin B12
I will be talking about this in more detail as the weeks go by. I chose to start up with camu camu to help with my training, endurance, and recovery. Every time I take this I get the biggest jolt of energy. It’s unbelievable.
- Powerful anti-inflammatory. I usually add camu camu to my smoothie in the morning before going to the gym. It helps to restore connective tissue and I’ve noticed a vast improvement in my knee problems and recovery time after running in just a couple of days.
- 1 tsp contains 600% of your daily intake of Vitamin C. Have a cold? No problem. One scoop of this and your cold will run away in fear.
Since these ingredients can be generally challenging to find [unless you order them online or run to the health food store], and are not mainstream [yet], I’ll try to refrain from using them in recipes on my blog. I wanted to share the health benefits with you just in case you were interested. Plus, they’re better to eat raw anyways, so have at ‘er!
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Drops
Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free
Enjoy this peanut free snack two ways: allergen free and safe for anaphylactic folks [like myself] or switch ingredients to the real thing. These drops are fluffy, lightly sweetened, flourless, and eggless! Perfect for school/work snack, or as a midday treat.
1/4 cup3 tbsp sunbutter or peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup freshly ground chia
21 tbsp raw agave nectar
- 3/4 cup finely ground cashews or peanuts [I used a coffee grinder] + 1/4 cup chopped cashews or peanuts
Note: If you’re sensitive to cashews, roasted sesame seeds will work well too
- Preheat oven to 375F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with hand mixer until fully incorporated.
- Roll into balls and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. I rolled a couple in cacao nibs and they turned out pretty tasty!
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
- Allow to cool on a baking rack for 10 minutes before enjoying.
Nutrition stats [1 drop]: calories 235; fat 16g; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 21g; dietary fiber 10g; sugars 5g; protein 8g
Makes 8 drops.
How would you define your daily eats? Are you a on-the-go snacker? A dedicated 3 meals a day eater? Or do you eat whatever is around at whatever time of the day?