Yesterday, I took a much needed nap. I woke up with a throbbing headache, and needed some extra sleep. This new sleep schedule isn’t working out so well thus far. I’m still staying up way too late. Oopsy.
*beautiful sunrise a few days ago. I love waking up to a beautiful sky!*
I’m not even kidding when I say I have been having nightmares about peacocks the past 2 nights in a row. Some may find this random, in fact reading that makes me sound totally ridiculous.
We brought up peacocks after spin class the other day while stretching, and now I can’t stop have dreams about them! Fun.
I actually have a HUGE fear of peacocks, like I am insanely afraid of them and think they are the scariest animal ever created.
Anyways, moving on to more normal things…
Before my siesta yesterday, I decided to try out a new protein bar recipe to have for later. I didn’t want to fire up the oven and also didn’t want to make a whole bunch of bars in one sitting. So, I made a little creation and hoped for the best.
Exciting and breaking news, it was delicious! And some fun extra tidbits, these are gluten and sugar free and also vegan!
No Bake Single Protein Bars
- 1/4 cup oats (I used bob’s red mill, gluten free)
- 2 tablespoons protein powder (about 1 scoop, I used vanilla sun warrior)
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree (or applesauce, banana, etc.)
- 3 tablespoons almond milk
- a dash of cinnamon and stevia
- 1/8 teaspoon salt (to bring out the sweetness)
Melt the coconut oil in a bowl, add the dry ingredients and incorporate together.
Next, add in the pumpkin and almond milk and stir to combine.
Once it’s all mixed together, shape into bar form and place it on some tinfoil or plastic wrap.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, more if possible.
It was so filling and delicious. Has no funky ingredients and is bigger than your average protein bar.
Breakfast was a delicious combo of some of my favourite things. So good and simple!
*I toasted up 2 slices of bread and spread on side with strawberry goat cheese (recipe below) and the other half had an egg mixed with 1/4 cup egg whites with added spinach after the picture.*
Some jammin’ recipes happenings over here today, clearly. Goat cheese is just the greatest.
I’ve been neglecting this item for some time since rediscovering avocado, but I needed a bit of variety added in once again.
Strawberry Goat Cheese
- 1/2 cup goat cheese, creamy
- 12 strawberries, medium sized
- 1/4 teaspoon stevia
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
This is super easy, I don’t even think it can classify as a recipe.
First, microwave the strawberries for about 30 seconds, so that they become more mixable.
Next, I simply took the goat cheese, strawberries, vanilla extract, and stevia and mashed them all together with a fork until they were combined.
Chill before serving.
So dang yummy! I know this beautiful diva agrees with me.
Two of my favourite things coming together!
I’m now mad at my grocery store for not having more berries. Don’t they know I love strawberries and want them daily?;) I guess I need to find a new fruit to become obsessed with for now.
Off to grab a coffee and then get my hair did!
Are you afraid of any ridiculous animals as well? Please make me feel less like a loser…
Any fun plans for the weekend?
Have an amazing and fun filled Friday!