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Attack of the Manna Bears!!!….

24 Jun

 Howdy friends. This is the term we would be using if we were going to country Jam with all the rest of our siblings. But no, we gotta Work! They all left this morning for Grand Junction, and will be camping up there all weekend. No fair, we wanna camp.  But we got work, blah.

Today’s shift was from 9-4, so we stuck to our plans for an early morning sweat sessh at the Gym. And when your waking up to just straight working out, no b-fast, than a Nuun tablet  and half a Bora Bora will give you phenomenal energy like it did for us.

 Nuun Lemon Lime Verdict- We liked this flavor waaaay more than the Berry one, this one was more like the flavor for powerade or Gatorade. Much more refreshing to taste. And just like the berry, it gave a ton of energy to push through an early rough workout.

 While at our gym, Fitness 19, we did HIIT circuits on the elliptical and treadmill totaling out to be 30 min of cardio, then did about 20 minutes of weights/back strengthening.

 We were the winner of Alisha’s giveaway for Manna bears which are all natural gummy kid vitamins. And they are truly the best~Thanks girly! After showering up, and putting on some make up, we both let our hairs dry while eating breakfast and blog reading. The meal started with our first serving of Manna Bears. We ♥ Kiddie vitamins! hehe…

 

 This morning’s combo was Chocolate covered strawberry protein overnight oats, and a white-chocolate iced coffee. (Note homemade iced coffee is amazing, and now we I truly can see why Tina a.k.a. Carrots N’ Cake raves about it).

 In the mix:

-overnight-

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup kefir
  • 1 tbs Jay Robb Strawberry Whey protein powder
  • 1/2 tbs Carnation instant Chocolate Breakfast Essentials
  • 3 sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 tbs carob chips
  • sprinkle of flax/chia seeds

-In the morning add-

  • 3 big spoonfuls vanilla yogurt
  • 5 chopped almonds
  • handful of goji berries

White chocolate iced coffee

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbs white chocolate liquid creamer
  • 1 pkt stevia in the raw
  • Ice
  • Cold/Room temp brewed coffee

 Lunch:

  • Veggie shrimp salad
  • Pink lady apple

 Dinner tonight has consisted of a a kid syle meal~~ Grilled ham&Cheese, celrey sticks w/ hummus, and a pickle. Beat that dinner. MMM.

One more day of work tomorrow, then we FINALLY have a day off. I am so psyched. Tomorrow is Friday What are your plans?

 TTYL~Whit♥☺☻♥

 

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Took your advice

17 Jun

Thursday June 17th

Good Morning  🙂

As promised we made Peanut Butter Maple Protein Bars last night. We found this recipe on Katie’s blog and were dying to try it. The recipe is very simple which is perfect for all of our busy lives. The recipe is as follows:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 16 oz firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup sugar free syrup ( OR 1/4 cup honey)
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter (OR 1/2 cup peanut butter substitute such as Fitnutz*)
  • 4 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Stevia to taste
  • *Optional: 1 tsp maple extract

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 325.  Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper, (or spray with non-stick cooking spray).
  2. Combine the oats and protein powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, (or in a bowl, and use an immersion blender), combine tofu, syrup (or honey), peanut butter, egg whites, and vanilla, and pulse/blend until creamy and well combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir well to combine.
  5. Spread mixture in the baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars.

 

Servings: 12

Calories: 150 (15 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber per bar)

The alteration Whit and I did with this recipe was using 1/4 cup of Agave Nectar instead of syrup or honey.

Look how beautiful these bars look when they come out of the oven. I never knew that tofu could be used for so many things!

 

When the pan was cooled, we cut it into 12 bars and stacked them on a plate for the family to dig in.  

 

Even though Whit and I already had dessert last night these bars just looked to darn good, and the maple aroma reeled me in so we had to give them a try ourselves!

These bars have a sponge like texture that is very soft and moist. Maple and Peanut butter are the best combo ever. This is definitely a decadent protein bar. I cannot believe how easy it was and it was HOMEMADE! These bars have more protein than LUNA bars and are a much cheaper alternative.

Our mom tried one and she is one tough cookie when it comes to food. She will not eat ANYTHING healthy. She initially just wanted a bite, but she thought they were so good that she had to have one herself. These were her exact words:

“Damn girls you can definitely make these for me again.”

Once again this was another recipe that was a hit in our household. Thanks Kate 😉

 

 

Now on to this morning. Whit and I have a very busy day today, so we took all of your advice and got in our work out bright and early. We woke up at 5 am and had some nuun and a banana before we left to the gym.

Are you wondering what nuun is?
Here’s what it is straight from the website:

“in real words? imagine being out on a long run or ride, or being in the gym. rather than settle for water or buy a sugary drink from a convenience store, you just fill up your water bottle and drop in a couple of nuun tabs. by the time you’ve tied your laces or put on your pack, you’ve got a complex electrolyte drink that recharges your salts, but is refreshing and more efficiently absorbed than water alone or most sports drinks on the market.”

Whit and I got sent these flavors to sample…

  • lemon+lime
  • tri-berry
  • banananuun

Whit and I tried tri-berry today.

**Verdict: I did not really like the flavor, but I loved the effect it had on my body. I was feeling kind of groggy when I woke up. This woke me up and helped me power through my workout. Usually I do not push myself as hard during early morning workouts, but this gave me the power to do so! 🙂

To buy some tablets of your own visit: http://www.nuun.com/

 

At the gym we did

  • 30 min. elliptical
  • 10 min. bike
  • 20 min. weight lifting

It felt so good to get my workout done so early when it was cool out! Now, I do not have to think about it the rest of the day 🙂

 

 

When we came home we prepared egg white sandwiches paired along with gala apples and iced coffee. It is once again a beautiful morning in Colorado.

 

We used the whole wheat alternative english muffins we got sent. These are only 90 calories, thick, flaky, and delicious!

 

These tumblers are perfect for everything. Today it really looks like a coffee from Starby’s!

 

Well guys we have to go get some grocery shoppin’ done for our mamma, meet up with our older sis at a new local cupcake shop, and get some chores done. I hope you have a wonderful healthy day. Just think it is almost FRIDAY!

xoxo Court&Whit