|April 1, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Friday Favourites|
HEY chicas!! Having a great Friday? It’s time for my weekly FRIDAY FAVOURITES!!
Choco-banana oat bran, topped with cacao nibs and more banana. Deeelish and SOOO filling!! This kept me full for HOURS, which, trust me, isn’t easy!!
2. Pain-free elliptical sesh yesterday!! I miss running SO much (5 days…) but I was let on the elliptical yesterday, which is the closest thing! I was very tentative at first, going slow and leaning more on my right (good) leg, but it felt fine so I went all out! Part-way through:
I covered 15k in total. Gotta keep up as much of that running fitness as poss!! Race only 2 weeks away…!
I was SO happy after this!! I must admit there were a few tears on the elliptical so I looked like a complete loon. THIS is what no running does to me!! I go MAD!!
I’ve NEVER TRIED the PB&Co version, so I can’t compare, but this stuff tastes so GOOD that I just have to share the recipe…
Possibly the best combination known to mankind, cinnamon-raisin meets peanut butter. And boy is it good…light cinnamon taste with whole sweet raisins in a creamy peanut butter. Can’t beat it.
- 2 cups peanuts
- 1.25 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 t sea salt
- 3/4 T coconut oil
- 2.5 t date/maple syrup (I used half and half)
- 1/3 cup raisins
- Grind peanuts in a food processor until a oily butter is formed. This may take 10-15 mins, depending on your food processor. Make sure it looks oily before moving on.
- Add in all the other ingredients except the raisins and process again. Taste, and adjust amounts if desired.
- Add raisins, and either stir in, or quickly process until combined.
- Pour into a jar/container and ENJOY!!
(Technically, you’re sposed to store homemade nut butters in the fridge and leave out for 20 mins before eating, but I never have, and I’m still alive.)
Peanut butter roasted parnsips, and a microwave oat cake topped with cinnamon-raisin PB. Plus PB fingers x 10000 Oh, and I had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. Overload.
I ran out of dates halfway through the day after finishing off half the pack, and this was my lifesaver in the evening. I actually had a mouthful of raisins as this picture was taken, but lets just pretend we haven’t noticed the hamster cheeks or noted my dried fruit addiction.
…of the black bean variety!
I know a few of you will be skeptical, and trust me, I was too when I first heard of them!! But I’ve made them SO many times, and they are SO GOOD!! I’ve also tested on the fam, who had no idea!! Win!
Made with 2 tsp of smooth PB instead of oil, and subbed some of the flour for Sun Warrior vanilla protein powder. SO DARN DELICIOUS you all have to make these ASAP, k?
Cookie Dough overnight oats. With two of my crumbled raw date choccie-chip cookie dough balls. The lovely Little Bookworm, who clearly knows me too well, emailed me her recipe for Cookie Dough Overnight Oats. I had them after spin on Wednesday and it is AMAZING. Oh cookie dough, I love you…
I’ve had it done once before, but the expert guy thinks ill-fitting shoes might be causing the shin problem, so I’m getting it done again tomorrow! Hopefully I won’t have to buy new shoes. I may have to sell my hair for some mula otherwise.
So I’m off to do some yoga before bed. Stay tuned for my April goals tomorrow!!
Any Friday Faves to share? You know you wanna tell me! Hmm, maybe one week I’ll do a READER’S Friday Faves! Whadya think?!
Cookies or cookie dough? Cookie dough all the way!! Although I’d never turn down cookies of course!
What is your favourite on-the-go breakfast? It used to be PB+banana sandwiches, but it’s overnight oats now! I just pack them in a tub and eat them! I get a lot of weird looks though!
Have a GREAT weekend friends!!
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”