How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was pretty chill for the most part. Family that’s still in town from the wedding have been coming and going. I’m feeling a bit better but still pretty drained and am looking forward to a quiet house!
I did have enough energy to make another round of homemade nut butter though!
My maple almond butter is all gone and I needed to fix that problem stat. This time I used a trio of peanuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
I dry roasted them for about 15 minutes and then let them wirl, adding in some vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt towards the end. The result was thick and luscious goodness!
I actually like my nut butter more on the drippy side, like my homemade maple almond butter came out, but this one was definitely thicker…I’m thinking it was because I dry roasted them instead coating in maple syrup like I did last time. Oh well, I still won’t have a problem downing this in no time…no trouble here seeing I’m on a nut butter kick! Not like that’s new news or anything. :p
Notice my new nail color? Slick Slate by Sally Hansen. This is the insta-dri series and I absolutely am a fan because usually I can never sit still long enough for my nails to dry. This polish pairs perfectly with my antsy impatient-ness. 😀
Today is Leg Day. I used to not be too fond of working my lower body, but for whatever reason it is currently one of my favorites! I have been doing a routine out of Oxygen Magazine for the past couple weeks that I am really enjoying.
It consists of 5 moves and every week you change the order and reps in order to keep your body guessing, before making sure your body never becomes accustomed to the workout and allowing your muscles to be pushed past their comfort levels.
Here are the 5 moves and the order/reps I did today:
Rear-foot elevated split squat: 12 reps each leg
in and out squat with dumbbells/barbell: 12 reps
body weight step-downs: 12 reps each leg
deadlift: 15 reps
hip extension: 15 reps each leg
Perform each move with little to no rest in between. Rest 1 minute between sets. Perform circuit 2-3 times though.
I followed the circuit with a little cool-down jaunt on the treadmill:
5 min @ 4.0 mph, 2.0 incline
5 min @ 4.0 mph, 10.0 incline
5 min @ 4.0 mph, 2.0 incline
Twas a great little sweat sesh. 😀
And you all know what comes next…my personal favorite part. Foooood!
overnight cooked oats with 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup egg whites, chia seeds, almond milk, banana, Nature’s Path granola, and vegan cream~aka blended silken tofu
I am on a major toast kick! remember this pb avocado combo?
still loving it!
But my peanut butter made friends with someone else, too…
pb + spicy brown mustard toast!
Another kick i’m on lately?
BANANAS….B-a-n-a-n-a-s! obviously they are amaze with nut butters such as Nuttzo and peanut butter.
but they’re also fab with protein frosting! (protein powder + cocoa powder + almond milk)
mixed greens, egg whites, white beans, hummus, salsa
sauteed cabbage mix with shiritaki noodles, dijon mustard, almond cheddar, and tilapia. sweet potato with 1/2 almond cheddar 1/2 pb
***AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS DESSERT ALERT***
Ohhhh my. I took my usual protein pudding mixture (a mix of OP chocolate casein and Life’s Basics protein) and mixed it with water, then I swirled in a big scoop of peanut butter and stuck it in the fridge for 30-45 minutes. Chocolate peanut butter ice cream anyone?!? I ate this with a smile plastered on my face the entire time.
I have a fun afternoon planned including getting my first Hot Stone massage! Anybody had one before? I am pretty stoked. 😀
Happy Tuesday and see ya tomorrow for WIAW!