I did it…this morning, I “ripped off the band-aid” and got my first team teaching session of Body Pump out of the way. The first attempt at anything is always the worst, and I find it is best to just do it and get it over with…kind of like quickly ripping off a band-aid.
And guess what, I had a blast teaching live people with a microphone on while standing on stage! Did I make a couple of mistakes?… of course I did! But that is why I was team teaching and not full-out teaching the class on my own. I may have been a little ambitious with my weight selections, but I still got through it, and I am teaching again on Thursday morning 🙂
After teaching, I was more than ready for breakfast. I actually prepped myself a bowl of overnight oats last night so that I could eat right away when I got home…but Brian ate it! He thought that I made it for him…I honestly didn’t mind too much that he ate it, but I make my oatmeal a little different than his oatmeal. He doesn’t exactly like it when things taste “healthy” and I do. Oh well!
Instead I made myself a very interesting smoothie combination. A pineapple banana spinach protein smoothie topped with some of my Chocolate PB2. I know that I only received the PB2 in the mail yesterday, but whenever I get something new to eat I feel like I have to try it immediately!
It was interesting, and actually quite good! I will say, I am LOVING the Chocolate PB2 and can’t wait to formulate some recipes with it!
I then volunteered at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. When I left to volunteer, it was a beautifully sunny day out, so I decided to walk to their offices, which only takes about 30 minutes. Well, that was a poor decision because as soon as I was leaving it a heavy down pour of rain began…and I had to take a taxi home! I felt so goofy riding in a taxi in the middle of the day in my own city, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do! 30 minutes in a torrential down pour would not have been the smart decision.
By the time I got home, it was after 1pm and I was pretty ready for lunch. I whipped up a batch of homemade hummus in the food processor (so quick) and enjoyed it along side some veggies, tuna, and some (unpictured) Greek yogurt. Tasty, quick, and simple. Just what I needed.
Sharing the LOVE
This past weekend while I was in my training for Body Pump, I made sure to pack myself lunch and adequate snacks. While I was eating one of my snacks, some of the girls that I had made friends with asked what I was eating. I told them what this tasty little morsel was and rattled off the ingredient list without really thinking anything of it. Both of their eyes lit up, and they asked where I got the recipe. “I made it up!” was the answer, and instantly a light bulb clicked in my head that I should make them a batch of this little treat and share the recipe with them.
As soon as I got home on Saturday, the first thing I did was whip up a batch of these Love Bites so that I could share them with my new friends 🙂 When they tried them the next day, they couldn’t stop telling me how great they tasted! It was then that I had the thought of making enough for everyone to try, but it was too late. At least I got to share the love with two of my new friends.
Yields: 14 Balls
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsalted almonds
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup raw oats
- 1/2 cup flax meal
- 1/4 cup Foods Alive hemp seed
- 1/4 cup raw organic agave nectar
- 2 tsp palm sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
Combine all ingredients in the food processor and process until a sticky mixture is formed. Roll the sticky mixture into 12-14 balls. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!
Calories: 138.3 Fat: 7.6g Carbs: 16.9g Protein: 4.1g
Question of the day:
- Have you ever tried PB2, and what recipes do you use it in??