It finally happened…I did spin class!!
And this time it DID in fact last more than 5 minutes. win. I loooooved it! Besides the fact that my booty and crotch were hurting like a bitznich, I loved the class atmosphere, with the lights turned low, the music playing loud, and the instructor motivating you to “make it over this hill!” I had a blast and will definitely be going back.
This morning I went for the more chilllaxed route and take a 60 minute vinyasa yoga class. Felt good, oh yes it did. Before I went, I had some chocolate chip cookie dough balls:
Dare I say better than the real thing? mmmhmmm.
Then after yoga this giant tub was consumed:
millet porridge with chocolate sun warrior mixed in, fage plain greek yogurt, topped with peanut butter and later some boysenberry jam.
Then I went to wonder around Target in search of some new workout clothes since I had a giftcard to use from graduation. Target never lets me down! I found a pair of shorts and a pair of capri workout pants. These capris are uber comfy fyi!
I came home to fix myself a salad beast which was just I wanted:
organic mixed greens, leftover baked chicken, hard boiled eggwhites, sweet potato, refried beans, avocado, balsamic, and hummus.
Perfect on a plate right there people!
Dessert came soon after when I decided to whip up an old favorite a la Averie:
vegan dark chocolate coconut snowballs! These are hands down the best way to satisfy a chocolate craving. And it definitely won’t last long…this I know from experience.
I was pretty excited a little while later when I got to try out some of the Vega bars that I received in the mail!
Vega is all about achieving optimal health through clean natural ingredients and lots of superfoods. From the website:
Vega whole food energy bars offer unparalleled nourishment in a convenient, delicious form and provide constant, enduring energy through nourishment, not stimulation. Each Vega bar features:
- 10g of complete raw protein for easy digestion
- 6g of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber
- 6g of sprouts, rich in enzymes and phytonutrients
- 4.5g of omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids
Unlike traditional cooked and processed bars, Vega bars are 100% raw, alkaline and enzymatically alive, requiring less energy to digest and providing a greater net energy gain. An ideal snack for people on the go, Vega bars provide high quality convenient nutrition without compromises.
Things I loved about the bars:
- No refined sugars
- No questionable ingredients
- Completely raw and vegan
- infused with a good dose of greens
- Contains protein, making them more satisfying than Larabars and the like
- provides a great source of steady source of energy; makes for a great pick-me-up
They are a bit higher in sugar than I usually go for but again, they are from natural sources such as dates. They have a great texture and chew to them that I really enjoyed, especially with the pieces of nuts throughout the bar. I definitely did not taste any of the greens thanks to the natural sweetness from the dates. All in all, I would buy these again for sure. They really are top of the line when it comes to a quality bar. Too many bars out on the market today are just filled with crap ingredients. Vega is quite the opposite, going above and beyond to make these as healthy as possible while tasting awesome. Way to go Vega!
Now I must go because the I need to tend to the delicious smell that is filling the entire house..
Homemade BBQ sauce. I don’t think I’ll ever use store-bought again!!!
What is your favorite bar? Vega bars are on the top of my list now but I also really like making my own bars! If I need to pick something up though, I do like Larabars, Purebars, and Raw Revolution bars…like I said before, too many other ones are filled with crap!
Have a great Thursday!!!