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|October 5, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Recipes, What I...Wednesday|
As always, I’m posting my What I Ate Tuesday, so let’s roll!
What I Ate
Weirdly, this morning I was craving simplicity. Normally I LOVE having all sorts of awesome toppings, but today I was feeling like having something plain and simple. It hit the spot!
Vanilla Protein Oatmeal! 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup soy milk, 1 cup water, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, cinammon, and crunchy PB
For lunch, I met up with some family at an Indian buffet. Recently, I’ve been eating so much Indian food it’s practically coming out of my ears! Hey, I’m not complaining, especially when its in buffet form!
There was PUMPKIN masala, which I OWNED!! I’m also a dal lover, so I went up about 10 more times for that
Snack time included…
Cereal yoghurt messes with raspberry jam
A banana with Tara’s AMAZING chocolate walnut butter!
And THESE bad boys:
I love snack bars. I take them everywhere because I get hungry approximately every 10 minutes and they are healthy and convenient. Sadly, they are also expensive! So I made my own snack bars!
Protein Granola Bars
These make the perfect snack- high in protein, fibre and with the addition of chocolate chips, they’ll satisfy any sweet tooth!
- 1 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup wholegrain spelt flour (any flour should work)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2-2/3 cup brown sugar/sweetener (I used 1/4 cup Stevia blend and 1/4 cup brown sugar)
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup plain/vanilla soy yogurt
- 1 package silken tofu (mashed well or blended) , or an extra 1 cup of yogurt if preferred
- 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter, or nut butter/oil of choice
- Preheat oven to 350F/170C. Grease or line a 9×11 tin.
- In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix together wet. Add the wet to dry, stirring until combined. It will be VERY thick, like dough, so feel free to use your hands!
- Press evenly with your hands into the pan, then bake for 15 minutes. Remove, cut into bars, place on a baking tray, then bake for a further 10-15 minutes until they reach desired texture. (For extra crispy bars, turn off the oven and leave in for up to 45 mins more).
Nutritional Info per bar: 200 calories, 12g protein, 4g fibre
I love these bars!
They are addictive! I blame the chocolate chips
What I Worked
Running with the team today!! I can still run on grass a couple of times a week at the moment with my injury, so I’m making the most of it!
I refuelled as soon as I got home with two favourites- broccoli and chocolate soy milk!
They go together so well…
What is the best thing you’ve eaten recently? Yummy homemade protein bars!
What are your fave recovery foods? Broccoli and choc soy milk!
Do you have a fave snack bar? Clif bars and Luna bars I think! And the Organic Food Bar is my ultimate fave!!
Have a GREAT day friends!! <3
|July 23, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HELLO friends!! I was going to do a tour post today, but I’ve got so much to catch you up on since I’ve been back that I thought I’d save my tour shenanigans for another time
Although I’ve just come back, I’m actually leaving again tomorrow! At the painful time of 5.30am I should add. I am going to San Francisco for a few days, and then on to Hawaii! I am SO excited!! I’m not taking a laptop, but I’ll try to post when I can nab a computer somewhere to keep y’all up to date
So the last two days have been crazy, with unpacking, laundry (which is still in the machine aaah!!!!) and packing again! And obviously lots of good food too.
Yesterday’s breakfast: banana oatmeal topped with caramel and chocolate puddings and crunchy PB.
Strawberry oatmeal (I whipped in some ripe strawberries) topped with puddings, White Chocolate Wonderful, and more strawberries
Sweet tater fries, broccoli with nooch, and leftover pasta with courgette.
Borlotti beans cooked in Napolitana-nooch sauce, wholewheat giant couscous (my new fave grain!!) and half a cucumber.
Banana with WCW peanut butter and dark choc chips
There have also been some AMAZING workouts! Yesterday I ran 2 miles before stopping (I had brought my gym shoes and not my running shoes by accident!) and spent 45 mins of ‘tempo’ ellipticalling. Basically, I did a warm-up mile, then 3 miles of around 85% max heart rate, before cooling down. Oh, and I threw in 5 mins of Tabata intervals. If you want a killer workout, try that. It’s 20 secs hard, 10 secs easy, and it is KILLER!! I definitely wouldn’t be able to maintain that for very long!!
Today I did my FIRST SUCCESSFUL SPEED WORKOUT SINCE MY INJURY!!
She’s a bit camera shy Anyway, she was awesome cos I told her that I was only allowed to do 3 miles of speedwork so she stopped me after that even though I wanted to go on. I think she may need to be a permanent gym buddy of mine! After the short run, I did a NROLFW workout:
LOVING how much stronger I am getting!! It is AWESOME!!
Mine was the same, but the glasses were even more wonky! It. Was. Awesome. I will definitely be seeing it again when I get back!
In the meantime, I have to pack. It’s 11pm, and there are about five things in my suitcase right now. I feel like this is the story of my life recently…! And what I want to know friends is what are YOUR recommendations? Anywhere I should go in San Fran, Honolulu or Big Island? AND what are your foodie recommendations? I am definitely looking forward to heading to the Whole Foods Nut Butter Wall!
What has been your fave workout recently? Definitely my speed run! I’m also LOVING my New Rules workouts, because they are so challenging and the results ROCK!!
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Have you seen the latest movie? I’ve been a huge fan ever since I was a kid. I remember pretending I was Hermione
What are your recommendations? What are your favourite foodie items you think I should buy? I think I will need an extra suitcase to bring it all home in!
Sorry I’ve been a terrible blog commenter+replier lately, and I will be for the next 2 weeks! But after that I’ll be back as usual! LOVE YOU ALL have a great day!!
|May 26, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HEY friends, and Happy Thursday!! I want to thank you all SO MUCH for your kind words and personal experiences that you shared with me in the last post! It meant SO MUCH to me
First up, FOOD!! Today was a rest day for me, so I just did some yoga to stretch out, and I don’t know about you guys but I am always MUCH more hungry on rest days! I guess it all catches up with me! Bring it onnnn I say! Here are a few foodie pics from the last two days…
Banana oatbran pudding with goji berries, apricot jam and cashew-date butter.
A big ol’ salad with brocc, red pepper and sweetcorn, topped with a tofu-cheeze-hummus dressing. I just blended 2/3 block of silken tofu with water, nooch, hummus and salt/spices and it was AWESOME! Enjoyed for lunch with a baked sweet tater on the side
Apple with almond butter.
Apple with PB&Co Crunch Time! Best crunchy PB EVER!!
Red pepper with spicy Sabra hummus.
And these x1000 of course!
Okay, enough food!! I have tons more but this post would be SO long and I don’t want to bore you guys to death!
30 mins of High Cadence Speed Intervals and 30 mins HIITs= SWEAT!! Then I hit the weights for an Upper Body workout.
The Smiling Award!
2. Write 3 things you like about your looks.
3. Write 3 things you appreciate about your personality.
4. Write about something you find beautiful in other people (looks, personality – whatever)
5. Award as many other people as you like and let them know!
The smile had to involve nut butter of course
2. Three things I like about my appearance…
3. Three things I appreciate about my personality…
ONE: I like that I don’t care much what people think of me. The only person whose approval I need is God’s, so it’s okay for me to be slightly insane in public and do things like crazy-pose with foam rollers in the gym in front of people.
TWO: I love that I’m a little obsessed about some things/people. Like Paula Radcliffe…
Those are just the open ones. 10 jars and 1 bucket. PB&Co White Chocolate Wonderful, Tahini butter,PB&Co Crunch Time, Cashew-Date butter, Almond butter, Smooth PB, Cashew butter, Hazelnut butter, PB&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams, Crunchy Sunflower Seed butter and Artisana coconut butter. There are also other unopened ones in my Nut Butter Cupboard, but lets not go there today. Gotta let the crazy out in small doses.
THREE: I love that I’m a hugger.
HAHA don’t you just LOVE my friend’s expression there?! I promise I’m not THAT bad at hugging!
4. Something I find beautiful in other people. Oh gosh this is HARD! I find so many things beautiful in other people! I love people who are genuine, caring, and positive! People who aren’t afraid to be themselves are beautiful too…but I think caring is the most beautiful thing. People who show kindness and selflessness are SO beautiful and you can always tell when someone has a kind heart
I have that stuck in my Bible actually to remind me to try to be more caring and conscientious, and I love it!
5. Tag other people and let them know. This is the bit I can never do!! You are ALL so beautiful to me, and I know this is cliché, but CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED! I’d better see this on your bloggies later, or else!!!
Something you like about your appearance? This isn’t being vain, it’s being self-loving, so tell me pleeeease!! If you don’t, I’ll reply with a list of things that I love about your appearance instead
One thing you love about your personality/something you find beautiful in other people?
Do you have a big nut butter collection, or a big stash of something? Aside from my slightly ridiculous nut butter collection, I also have a pretty impressive snack bar stash!
Love you all, have an AMAZING day!!
|May 24, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under What I...Wednesday|
HEY friends!! Time for another What I Ate
Wednesday Tuesday!! I LOVE these, and seeing everyone else’s contributions is SO FUN! Jen is clearly a genius for thinking this up!!
What I Ate
Banana Oatbran Pudding topped with almond butter, strawberry jam and goji berries. I found those berries in the back of my cupboard, and I sure don’t remember buying them! I wonder how long they’ve been there…!
*Insert lunchtime workout*
I am rejoicing because Sabra hummus has come to the UK!! (Sainsbury’s, FYI) For those of you who haven’t tried this deliciousness, it is THE most creamy and delicious hummus EVER! This is my current fave flavour:
I’m a spicy girl! Blame the Indian momma who carries a bottle of hot sauce in her purse at all times.
A bowl of leftover vegan shepherd’s pie that I made for yesterday’s dinner. Leftovers are my life!! I know it looks SO appetising there haha!
Kashi cereal with oat milk, sliced banana and strawbs.
No-bake Date+Pecan brownies with a chocolate PB topping
Cashew-Date Butter, which I enjoyed off the spoon and Carrie style:
Recipes to come!
What I Worked
So I spent an hour on there whilst watching Criminal Minds of course!
I then did 20 mins of abs because I missed them at yesterday’s BodyPump cos I had to leave early, so I did the abs workout I shared last week.
It burns so good.
And then in the evening, I got a call from my momma asking if I could go to a BodyAttack class with her! Bless her she wanted to go to a class for the first time but didn’t want to go alone! So I agreed, and we hit BodyAttack!
It’s basically high-impact aerobics. I did about 20 minutes of it but was worried that all the jumping around wasn’t good for my shin, so I was doing every move on my non-gimp leg, looking silly, and not getting much of a workout! So I left my momma to it and hit the gym instead until the class finished. 25 mins later of HIITs on the elliptical, and I was a sweaty mess! I stretched out, and found a FOAM ROLLER which really excited me!
Don’t ask me what the other gym users were thinking, but I was too excited to care! Hurt so good
And after all that, I really had no choice. I had to take the plunge.
I WASHED MY HAIR so please feel free to congratulate me in the comments or send me a congratulatory batch of cookies. Actually, if you’ve gotten this far, I think I owe YOU congratulatory cookies for making it to the end of the Longest Post Ever. Mmmm cookies…
Best thing you ate today/yesterday? All of it! No wait, the brownie and Cashew-Date Butter wins!
If you had access to a TV when working out, what would you watch? I used to watch Friends, but I kept laughing aloud and I have a scary laugh so people were understandably afraid.
Random Q: Favourite COOKIE? Man I’m craving them now haha! Um, chocolate chip. Can’t beat it! No wait, PB choc chip…drool…
P.S. Injury talk tomorrow! I’ve gotten a lot of Q’s about it, so if you have any or any questions about anything you can ask anonymously on Formspring.
Have an AMAZING day friends!! Sending you all my love!! <3
|April 27, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under What I...Wednesday|
Howdy chicas!! I LOVED hearing your workout accomplishments and upcoming race plans yesterday! Y’all ROCK! Interesting thoughts on the whole bagel/bagel thin thing too…and I’ve got an email about it actually that I want to share with you guys! I’ll have to check first if the sender doesn’t mind, but prepare for a slightly controversial post coming up…!
Anyway, it’s What I…Wednesday! I LOVE seeing everyone’s posts on this!! Jen you are a genius
What I Worked:
…then an hour long spin class. I love spin SO MUCH!!
And today’s instructor was the BEST!! She’s psychic I swear. Whenever I started to die and let up (SUPER-LONG HILL SPRINTS) she would sense it and yell at me to push harder! Love. Her.
What I Ate:
Just a few highlights for ya!
Sweet Tater-Raisin oatmeal, with tons of cinnamon
Tropical Banana Bread in a Bowl. 1 cup cereal, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup banana soy milk, 1/2 scoop Tropical protein powder, xanthan gum, 1 tbsp coconut butter + shredded coconut. No kidding people you HAVE to try this recipe of Katie’s!! It is SO YUMMY!
Polenta cooked with vegan butter and nooch, leftover vegan shepherd’s pie (yesterday’s dinner), broccoli and red pepper. This was my first ever time trying polenta…I like!! Especially all buttery and noochey…mmm…
Stuffed peppers (stuffed with brown rice in a spicy sauce+ chopped veggies) served with baked tofu and Brussels sprouts
Finished my dark chocolate Easter Egg! Best way to eat it I discovered is by breaking off bits and dipping it in PB. How normal…!
That isn’t just any copy of Runner’s World my friends. That is the special Paula Radcliffe issue!! (If you don’t know, I am obsessed with her and she is my idol!)
The woman who saw me taking this photo had the FUNNIEST look on her face!! I wanted to take a photo of HER but I think that would’ve pushed her to call the crazy institute to take me away, because judging from her expression she was clearly considering it already.
Anyways, I’m off to spend some quality time with Paula. Well, I’ve already read it (of course!) but I haven’t finished memorising it word-for-word yet, so I’d better get back to it!
Best thing you ate today? Dark chocolate egg dipped in PB…heaven!
What was your Wednesday Workout? Or was it a glorious rest day? Tellll me please!!
What was the most exciting thing to happen to you today/this week? Der, Paula Radcliffe issue of RW!!
Have an AMAZING rest of the week friends!! Love you guys SO much!!
P.S. Almost your last chance to email your Friday Fave (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to be featured this Friday! See here for details if you’re interested!! And I’ve been asked this twice and just to let everyone know that you DON’T have to be a blogger! If you’re a reader and want to be featured then I’d love to hear from you too!!
|March 19, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Great photo of me looking like a complete DORK. Not that you don’t see photos like that on this blog on a daily basis anyway! Be prepared to see many more in this post…
So I got up, and it was SUNNY!! And there were BLUE SKIES!! This is London we’re talking about, so it’s kinda rare! I was a bit disorientated…did I move to Cali in my sleep? But no…the world just loved me today. Actually, that’s a lie. I woke up to this sad sight…
PB on toast with dates, and almond butter on toast with sultanas. DELISH. And lets just pretend I haven’t gone through a whole 500g pack of dates in 3 days, k?
So then I put on my fave shoes- my racing flats that I hadn’t worn since the mud incident. I missed you Fire Shoes…
1 mile warm-up
6 x 400 metres at fast pace (avg pace 6.01 min/mile, best pace 5.36 min/mile) with a recovery jog lap inbetween
1 mile cool down
Track runs are definitely a new fave!
Okay, so tomorrow I’ll probably do a recovery run instead of my usual Sunday hill run…but other than that it’ll be my usual Sunday thang:
hill run, pancakes and church. If that isn’t a winning combo, I don’t know what is!!
Oh, and I have BIG plans for tomorrow’s pancakes, involving one of my main food groups…! You’ll have to wait and see!
If you’re a runner, what is your favourite type of run? I read a poll in Runner’s World that said that most people prefer long, relaxed runs, but I think track runs are just so much FUN!! So maybe that beats it for me…
What is one thing you’ll never get bored of? I’ve already said running, so chocolate. I am WAY too predictable!!
What was your highlight of your day, or what are you looking forward to tomorrow? Obviously my run was the highlight, and I’m looking forward to everything tomorrow!! I love my Sundays!
Have a great Sunday friends!!
|March 18, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Friday Favourites|
It’s FRIDAY FAVES time people!! SO many people do this now, and it’s such a great way for us to share our happiness with each other!
It is the most delicious thing ever, despite what this picture makes it look like! I’m a talented photographer, dontcha know? And is a perfect topping for oatmeal…
2. QUADRUPLE Chocolate Oats. Remember the Triple Chocolate Oats on my last Friday Faves? Well I amped up the chocolateyness even more. Soon, I’ll be at Dectuplet (is that even a word?) Chocolate Oats. But this was good enough for today!
1/2 cup oat bran and CHOCOLATE milk topped with Dark Chocolate Dreams, Katie’s chocolate fudge and cacao nibs. Oooooh SO good. Went into a slight chocolate-induced coma after this one.
3. Getting started on my rehydration mission! This was one of my March goals, because I know I am lacking in salts because I never replenish them!! So I ordered some Nuun rehydration electrolyte tabs.
Today was my rest day but I’ll test them out tomorrow!
(Yes, you caught me, I am holding a square of chocolate in that picture…Lindt is another Friday Fave I had to subtly sneak in! )
…and then a ton more after that photo was taken!
I get a LOT of questions about this stuff. Basically, it tastes like cheese, and has around 14g of protein per serving, plus tons of B vits. You can’t beat it!
Yes, it is very amateurish, and pretty cheesy/lame, but I love it! It has some of my favourite quotations and some pics too
“When your legs get tired, run with your heart” is my favourite quotation, and below it is a fave mantra of mine: “Pain is temporary, Pride is forever”.
Inside back cover:
I LOVE my new journal!! I am SUCH a sucker for quotations, and I have left a page at the front for some more, so I’d love to hear your favourites to write on it!
I have simulated track workouts on the treadmill before, but obviously it’s not the same as the real deal! There isn’t one very near me, which is why I haven’t done one before. But tomorrow morning I’m gonna travel and go hit that track! Can’t wait…400’s methinks…bring it on!!
What are your Friday Favourites? Share with moi pretty please!
Do you have any favourite quotations or mantras? I’d love to hear your favourites and add them to my list!!
Do you have a running journal/exercise log, etc? Do you find it useful? I love having one! I just looked back at my first ever entry: 3 min run, 1 min walk repeated. “It was HARD!”.
Have a great weekend friends!!
P.S. Your comments on yesterday’s post were amazing. You guys are the BEST and such inspirations to me!! You all HAVE to come and visit me and run the London Marathon with me in a couple of years, k? It will be SO MUCH FUN!!