1 cup almond meal
1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup natural peanut butter*
Vanilla to taste
If you have a food processor just chuck everything in and blend until it resembles crumbly dough
If you don’t (like me) just blend everything as much as you can with a stick blender and then finish of by mixing the rest through with your hands
Once you have your dough, roll into balls and press down with a fork
No baking required. Just store in the fridge.
*Any combination of nut butters will work
I made this after seeing one for December. I changed it up a little. w/squats means weighted squats. Print it out, stick it somewhere obvious and tick each day off as you go. I’m also going to take a before and after photo of my behind to see the difference (if any) that this makes.
As some of you may have guessed from my lack of posts over the last few weeks, I’ve let myself go a bit over Christmas and in general. I’ve been really struggling with finding motivation and constantly giving in to that voice in my head that tells me I can’t do it.
But with a new year comes new hope. I’ve started a 21 day detox to kick start my weight loss for the year and I’ve made it my goal to lose 7 kg in the next 10 weeks. Which will get me just under my pre-Bali weight. Here’s a link if you’re interested in the detox. (You have to buy a book though, which is great and has a shopping list and heaps of recipes.)
I’m going to put something on my bedroom wall to remind me of the date in 10 weeks. I’m going to search for motivation in every little place that I can because this time I don’t want to fail. Failing would be harder than succeeding.
So for almost a month now I’ve been taking green coffee bean extract every day. I was really hoping I could tell you it works but it doesn’t. I’ve seen no change in my weight loss, my energy levels or my appetite.
I’ve been really struggling with my weight loss journey lately, I’ve lost all motivation and I just can’t figure out how to get it back. This last week I’ve been to the gym three times after months of not going and in that week I’ve put on another kg. So no, the coffee bean extract definitely did not work for me. I’m not claiming that they don’t work at all, they just didn’t for me.
In a way I’m kind of glad, because if they did work like they were advertised it would just give me another excuse not to try my hardest and put in my all. I guess I’m just going to have to keep searching for that motivation.
I’m sorry this definitely is not clean. Although, I am very proud of my gingerbread house and this is my blog so I’m going to post it here because my baking is pretty much my only talent and I think I’m entitled to a little bragging now and then.
Pure apple juice
Few big spoons of greek yoghurt
Natural sweetener (eg. nativa)
Your choice of nuts – I used almond flakes and cashews
Fill bowl with as much oats as you want
Cover with apple juice
Leave in the fridge overnight
Mix in greek yoghurt to oats
Put a handful of frozen raspberries in the microwave until melted and juicy
Blend with nativa
Serve oats with raspberry coulis and nuts or mix it all together