I learned a few things today:
1. Updating your GPS is vital whilst maneuvering around a relatively new city. #lostinBrisbane
2. Trying to cook/bake/do anything is 1000000000x harder with an infant. Okay, well maybe not a full billion, but pretty close.
3. 2% milk is totally worth the extra howevermany calories in my latté. Sorry, skim milk. You + coffee = not doing it for me.
4. Doing food prep in your favourite Lululemon top is never a smart choice.
5. I need to splurge on a large food processor. This small one isn’t going to cut it.
6. Walking/running/exercising near water is pretty therapeutic.
I had a nice 7 km stroll with a friend this morning, as viewed in my Instagramtastic photo above. Looked like it might rain, but it held off! The Bubs was FULL ON all day, which totally threw off my plans for a cloudy afternoon of cooking & baking during his naps. I was able to divert his attention for twenty minutes on his mat, but I’m getting pretty good at kitchen duties with one arm while carrying him around in the other. Now that he can maintain a steady head while being held, he wants to be in on alllllll the action.
Since starting baby boot camp, I’ve given up eating treats throughout the week. Sad, but true. This includes the copious pieces of Lindt chocolate that I was devouring for dessert after dinner each day. I developed a craving for only two things during pregnancy: fruit and chocolate. The chocolate addiction was something that I just couldn’t shake. However, I know that it’s not in my best interest to eat that much processed sugar/empty calories every day, so unfortunately I had to pull the plug.
Last week, Cheap Super Foods Australia sent me some of their products to test out. Perfect timing!
|Cheap Super Foods Organic Chia Seeds and Organic Cacao Powder|
I decided to make something chocolatey that would replace the absence of my daily Lindt treats. Girl needs some dessert. I came up with these no-bake, raw cacao protein truffles, which totally did the trick! I’ve stored some in the fridge and more in the freezer. They’re packed with lots of healthy deliciousness, are very easy to make, and you’d never know there was no added sugar by the taste! One after dinner is the perfect end to a meal.
*makes approximately 18 truffles
- Organic Cacao- 1/2 cup
- Raw Organic Chocolate Protein Powder- 1/2 cup (rice, pea, or whey)
- Whole Raw Almonds- 1 cup (unsalted)
- Rolled Oats- 1 cup
- Raisins- 1/2 cup
- Natural Peanut Butter- 2 tbsp
- Coconut Oil- 2 tbsp
- Coconut Flakes- 1/8 cup
- Almond Milk- 1/4 cup
- Chia Seeds- 1 tbsp
- Warm Water- 1/2 cup
Extra Requirements- Food Processor
1. Combine all ingredients (except for the water) in a food processor. Mix!
* If your food processor is tiny (like mine) then you’ll have to combine everything in a large bowl, mix the ingredients in sections, then combine everything afterwards. Annoying! This is why I am in need of a large and good quality food processor, pronto!
2. Transfer into a large mixing bowl. Pour in 1/2 cup of water (maximum) and mix with spoon.
3. Let sit for 10 minutes.
4. Use hands to form your balls (no bigger than a golf ball). The mixture may seem ‘gooey’, but don’t worry. It develops a good consistency once you refrigerate.
5. Lightly roll in shredded coconut (optional). I did a few like this for Adam and left the rest plain.
6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before eating. Store in fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container, or freeze for later. Eat cool!
YUMMM! Posting these photos right now makes me want to go eat another one, but I’ll refrain. Definitely looking forward to more of these for dessert this week.
I am frequently sent emails and products from companies, but I only comment about/promote them if they pass my personal blogger rules!
1) I genuinely enjoyed the sample, 2) I would buy it myself, and 3) I feel that it ties in well with my overall philosophy about fitness, food, and healthy lifestyle. I must say that I reeeeally like these Cheap Super Foods products that were sent my way- thanks, guys! I was scouring the site today and their organic products are so much less expensive than those at the grocery or health food stores. I’m looking forward to trying more of their products, in particular the organic fair trade goji berries that are so much better value than anywhere else I’ve seen.
For my Aussie friends: what’s even more awesome is that you can actually receive 3 x 25g packs of your choice to try out for free (just pay the shipping cost) and it’ll be shipped within 24 hours!
Check out their website (http://cheapsuperfoods.com.au/) for details on their business model, philosophy, and full range of products. I’m a big fan!
Well, the boys are in bed, so I’d better go join the crew. Early boot camp wake up awaits me in the morning! See you tomorrow for a Workout Wednesday update