How’s the day been?
Mine started with a dog walk and some work at home before heading to the gym for the day.
I got in and did a few things before heading to the cycling studio to teach spin class. I worked on my playlist for a while last night and it turned out so well! Class really flowed, I had a ton of energy, and I truly enjoyed teaching.
About 90-minutes before class I sipped on this smoothie (class is at 12:15 pm, so it’s kind of hard to figure out eating sometimes!) and it was perfect fuel.
[1 cup almond milk + 1/2 banana + 4 big strawberries + 3 T. unflavored whey protein]
After class I cleaned up, got some work done, then broke for lunch!
[spinach + leftover roasted cauliflower + garbanzos + quinoa + balsamic]
This was so good and took me like 15-seconds to throw together.
I madly worked the afternoon away before packing up and heading to CorePower for class. I left about 10-minutes later than I needed to and thought there was no way I would make it! Apparently the universe knew that I would not be a happy camper if I drove across the entire city and didn’t make it to class because I got there with about 7-minutes to spare. Phew!
It was a super sweaty one and I had so much energy…I credit my pre-workout snack I had one of these beauties with a hard-boiled egg and it was just enough to get me through.
Chia Fig Bites
makes six bites
·2 tbsp. almond butter
·2 tbsp. of fig butter (or low-sugar jam/jelly of choice)
·1 tbsp. coconut oil
·1/2 tsp. vanilla
·1/4 cup chia seeds
·1/4 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
·1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
·1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine almond butter, fig butter, and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish and heat until warm, about 30-seconds. Stir to combine completely, then stir in vanilla. In a medium bowl, combine chia seeds, coconut, flaxseed meal, and cinnamon. Pour over almond butter mixture and stir to combine completely. Refrigerate for 1-hour. When chilled completely, roll into six balls and store in an airtight container.
These turned out really well! They’re actually pretty sweet and I would reduce the amount of fig butter next time. While they’re already very low in sugar (less than 4 grams per bite!), I think just one tbsp. of fig butter would provide enough sweetness…and that’s coming from a girl with a BIG sweet tooth
[If you eat these, make sure you do a teeth check before you interact with anyone. Those little chia seeds do love to stick!]
I got home from class, threw some asparagus in the oven to roast (350° for 20-minutes with a little olive oil + salt + pepper), and chatted away with one of my best girls!
Dinner was served…with a side of How I Met Your Mother (Colin and I just started season one on Netflix).
I know the idea of lentil loaf sounds weird, but it is really good. I’m serious!
I did a little online shopping (I found a great deal on the skincare I use) and now we’re about to get stuff ready for tomorrow.
See ya later…
Eating veggies roasted or lightly steam can help with digestion. Raw vegetables can sometimes cause bloating or gas, so try eating them cooked!