These are adapted from another recipe. I added vanilla whey protein powder to them. I'm going to tweak it so that it's lower in fat and calories. Also, they are not "sweet" like a cake would be, so be prepared for that, even though there is sugar and sweetener in them. I added a drizzle of melted dark chocolate chips on top that is not included in the nutritional info - mmm!
COCONUT PROTEIN BARS
Preheat oven to 375.
In one bowl, mix together dry ingredients:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup coconut flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup splenda brown sugar
2 packets Truvia
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
In a larger bowl, mix together wet ingredients:
2 egg yolks - reserve egg whites in separate bowl and whip into soft peaks.
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1 16 oz. can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 cups vanilla almond milk
Mix dry ingredients into wet, then fold in beaten egg whites. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake 35-40 minutes.
Makes 16 bars, or 16 larger bars. For 32 bars, divide the nutritional info in half.
For 1 bar out of 16:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Today, my hubby and I went around come local towns looking at flea markets, junk stores and anywhere else that looked promising. I was in search for an old fireplace mantle that I want to use as a headboard for our bed. One place in particular looked promising and had everything BUT a mantle. I found an old ice box that I wanted, and may still go back for it, from around the turn of the 20th century. I love old things, the way they were made, the beauty in the simplicity of it. I also love just the oldness of things, even if they aren't "beautiful" anymore.
It's been 6 years since we found our baby in the Conway Animal Shelter. She was 2 years old, in need of some TLC, and very thin for her age and breed. She was depressed about 2 weeks after coming to live with us, but after that, she has flourished and is the BEST dog. She's super smart, can learn tricks within a matter of a few times, and I swear she knows English. She loves the snow, comes inside when it's hot and only barks at wild critters in the yard. Otherwise, she's a porch dog! Her name is Mallory and she's now 8 years old. She was a full blooded AKC registered Alaskan Malamute and was dumped off a the dog pound. These are the first animals that get put to sleep because they are owner surrendered. So if you think you won't find anything at the shelters, I beg to differ! Look at this beautiful dog!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Here is my new car that my hubby bought for me this weekend. I had been driving a 2009 Honda Accord, baseline model, just to drive back and forth to work about 100 miles round trip. Fortunately, now I don't have to do that anymore. So, we decided that we'd trade my old one for a new one. This one, happens to be my dream car (Ferrari aside), with leather, sunroof, V-6, Handsfree bluetooth, heated/memory/power seats, XM, and a bunch of other stuff I haven't figure out yet. LOL - I LOVE IT!! I'm getting accessories on it in the next few weeks (tinted windows, trunk liner, car cover, splash guards and molded floor mats). It'll be with me a LONG long time. :) I love my husband!
ASIAN LETTUCE WRAPS 1 head lettuce (I used iceberg because my Walmart is still living in 1970) 1 lb. lean ground turkey
This is a great smoothie for breakfast! Don't let the color scare you - it's really sweet! And don't skip the avacado - it makes the drink smooth and thickens it slightly, plus it has good fat that your body needs. 1 - 1/2 cups fat free, skim or almond milk (I use and recommend vanilla almond milk - gives it more sweetness) 1/2 c. coconut water 1/4 diced avacado 1/2 c. diced mango or pineapple 1 scoop vanilla protein powder* 2 -3 large leaves of kale taken off stem ice to taste dash of vanilla, optional 2 tablespoons agave Blend together. Makes a large (16 oz) glass of drink. 6 ounces Nutritional facts: 296 calories 4.2 g fat 48.7 carbs 16.9 g protein *I use Body Fortress vanilla. BOLD shows my personal preference
Week 4 of Phase 2 of P90X2: This is my favorite phase so far. I love the workouts! There is a nice mix of cardio, weights and balance, plus killer core workouts. I've seen a significant transformation in how lean I am. I'm not really losing "weight" but I'm slowly seeing more muscle show thru. It's wonderful! I'm thinking of sticking with it one more week (5 weeks total) before a recovery week and then hitting phase 3.