I seriously think it might be worth buying energy bars at the store because they take some work in the kitchen.
The good thing is that they last a while and make for the perfect quick snack. They’re versatile and store well.
I’ve made these bars before, but this time I was able to hammer out a recipe:
Go-to Nut & Date Snacks
2 cups peanuts
4 cups dates
Combine peanuts and dates in a food processor. If you have a ghetto fabulous food processor like me, cut the dates up before processing, and combine everything in several rounds.
I added 5 tablespoons of almond butter and 1 tsp of cinnamon to half of my batch. The other half I left plain. Other ingredients you could add include: peanut butter, coconut, chocolate, chocolate chips, flavoring extracts, fruit, nuts.
After an AM cardio session, I had a smoothie on the brain. I love having a frozen drink after a hard run.
Berry Berry Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen berries
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup yogurt of choice (I used vanilla coconut milk yogurt)
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp honey
1 packet stevia
1 cup ice
Mix first 7 ingredients in a blender until combined. Next, add the cup of ice. Blend until the mixture forms a smoothie. Poor into a large glass, drink and enjoy. 🙂
What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?
Have a wonderful weekend!