Homemade Chewy Protein Bars

Carbs. Healthy fats. Protein.= Energy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 4 scoops chocolate protein powder (Sunwarrior)
  • 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (more if needed)

Directions

Mix oats and protein powder in a large bowl. *Depending on the type of protein you use and how big you want your serving size, adjust the number of scoops accordingly.

Melt nut butter in the microwave until it becomes soft and easier to mix. Add into bowl.

Add Agave & milk, folding the mixture into each other *If extra scoops of protein were added, add more milk.

Plop mixture onto a non stick backing pan, or glass baking dish, and spread to desired width and thickness with a spoon. Consistency will be very sticky, ooey and gooey…but delicious!

Place in fridge for 1 hour, then cut to desired serving size.

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A healthy and energizing snack on the go!

You can use any type of nut butter you like, as well as additional dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Get creative!

Enjoy! xoxo

Realistic Resolutions

I have a love/hate relationship with New Years Resolutions.

They start off strong and exciting, until they become boring and old, sending us back to December 31st with a disappointed state of mind and feeling like a failure.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Get rid of all that pressure!

Most of our resolutions have to do with habits that should have been happening all along, such as exercising, eating better, managing our money, or being a little bit nicer to those around us.

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However, what usually happens, is we end up choosing a specific goal from those options and losing sight of why we chose it in the first place

For example, instead of saying “This year, I will make an effort to live more healthily”, We say “I will lose 10 pounds this year”. Suddenly we are stuck on a number with no idea of how to get to it, or how to keep it off.

It’s a recipe for disaster. It’s a chore. It’s a burden.

Make your resolution REALISTIC. Change what you want to change as a whole, then add mini challenges as you go along.

Start to create a life with more movement by joining a gym, more color by adding fruits and vegetables to your diet, and more love by sharing your healthy path with friends and family.

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Now add your mini challenges

“I will do 10 push ups”, “I will run a mile”, “I will take a cooking class”, “I will drink my 8 glasses of water a day”

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You will still tackle these goals, along with an abundance of others if you keep your focus on the bigger picture.

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Think of the new year as exactly that; A new year.

No pressure, just a clean slate.

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