I am registered for the 9th Annual Liz Hurley 5K Ribbon Run scheduled for October 20th. This will be my first time to participate and I’m pretty excited about it. 🙂 I have to buy a new pair of tennis shoes soon though. One has a hole in the bottom and my foot gets wet if it’s been raining outside.
Has the weather got you feeling bad or drug out? My friend Dawn, who is a professional trainer, posted on Facebook this morning that changes in weather can play a direct role in how you feel. She suggests a protein drink or smoothie to help boost your energy and immunity. Great tip! Thanks Dawn!
Those of you who follow my blog know just how much I love peanut butter! I eat a serving at least once a day. Usually I take care of my PB fix before I go on set at 4. It keeps me from being hungry, gives me energy and makes for an awesome high protein snack. So when my friend and co-worker Brian Fowler told me about his peanut butter protein bites I had to give them a try. I am so glad I did! I took a batch to my brother Saturday. He liked them and he can be a picky eater. They are simple to make, low in sugar and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry. **Keep in mind-as delicious and healthy as they are, they still have calories in them ** You can add dried fruit to them too. I love prunes (sounds better when you call them dried plumbs, right?) They are so delicious! I cut up a few and added them in. The prunes really bring out the taste of the peanut butter. Score!
Here’s the recipe:
* 1/2 cup honey
* 1 cup peanut butter
* 3 cups oats
* 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
* any combination of chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls. Chill to prevent stickiness.