I guess I’ve never had true shredded wheat cereal before because after my 65-minute run with my friends Amy & Stacy, I came home eager to eat a bowl of cereal with my new find from the co-op and fresh batch of cinnamon vanilla granola.
I thought the cereal box was oddly shaped, but I didn’t think that there would be 18 huge biscuits of 100% whole wheat inside, hehe.
A BIG bowl of cereal for a hungry runner:
1/2 c. cinnamon vanilla granola
1/2 banana & raisins
1 c. unsweetened almond milk
I bought another new variety of Barbara’s yesterday – gluten free Honey Rice Puffins – that I can’t wait to try!
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Before heading to Costco this afternoon with my pops, I whipped up an energizing recipe that I’ve been wanting to try.
Cashew Cacao Energy Bites
Recipe Courtesy: [never home]maker
1 c. steel cut oats
1/2 c. raw cashews
1/4 c. unsweetened coconut
1/4 c. agave syrup
1/4 c. cacao nibs
Put all ingredients – except the cacao nibs – in a food processor and blend. Add the nibs after a minute or two and pulse a few times. I suggest refrigerating the ‘dough’ for at least 30 minutes to make it easier to roll into round balls. Use a tablespoon to scoop out heaping amounts, roll gently, and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for a couple hours until firm.
I sampled a ball along with a half dozen dark chocolate espresso beans before hitting the super store. Costco’s greatness requires a lot of energy, didn’t you know? ;) I’m thinking a teaspoon of instant espresso powder in the next batch of balls!?
By the time we got home from a short – yet successful – trip to Costco, I was ready for lunch.
Vegan Veggie Wrap:
sprouted wheat tortilla
tofu pan-fried in Garlic Gold olive oil + sea salt
butter lettuce & cucumber
drizzle local Tofu Tahini dressing
… with a crunchy carrot & lemon kombucha on the side.
The Kombucha Effect:
- naturally detoxifying & energizing
- helps strengthen immune system
- aids digestion
- regulates sugar levels and appetite
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That’s all I’ve got for now. I have a long list of blog-related work I want to do while I’m free from school work, but I see homemade crab cakes and a movie in my immediate future tonight…
Have a great week!