OCTOBER FOOD PORN – Peanut Butter Protein Bar 

unnamedThese 4-ingredient homemade protein bars are not only delicious enough to satisfy your sweet tooth but they also give you a perfect post-workout snack without all of the added sugar of store bought protein bars. We recommend vanilla protein powder but you could add another flavor like chocolate or caramel for a delicious twist. Make a batch ahead of time and store them in an air tight container to always have a quick and healthy snack on hand. Bars should last about 2 weeks in the fridge or about 3 months in the freezer.

Number of servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cup quick oats (not instant)
  • 4 scoops vanilla protein powder

Directions

  • Line a 9×9 inch or 7×11 inch pan with parchment paper or wax paper
  • In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, heat peanut butter & honey on high for 30-sec.
  • Remove from microwave and stir
  • Place the bowl back in the microwave for another 30 seconds
  • Remove from microwave and stir again
  • Mix oats & protein powder well & immediately spread evenly into the prepared pan
  • Refrigerate, uncovered, for 1 hour
  • Remove from fridge and cut into 12 bars
  • Enjoy!

Macros: 251 calories / 15 grams protein / 22 grams carbohydrate / 11 grams fat / 11 grams sugar / 18 grams fiber


My OCTOBER Gym Bag Essentials EVERY SPINNER NEEDS!

If you plan to visit my alter-ego #24cyclequeen at 24 Hour Fitness Bishop Street on Monday 6 am or Tuesday at 11:45 am, you’ll definitely need these Gym Bag Essentials:
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① Avoid post-Spin goose bumps with this wicking pullover. Impact hoodie, $65; NewBalance.com

② Adjustable straps tailor this bra’s fit. Eclipse bra, $40; UnderArmour.com

③ Proceeds from this 200-calorie almond-and-honey bar help feed needy children. This Bar Saves Lives, $3 per bar; select Whole Foods

④ Freshen up quickly with citrus-soaked facial wipes. Juicy Bamboo travel cleansing cloths, $20 for 20; KaiaNaturals.com

⑤ Revive hair with a dry shampoo that absorbs dirt and oil. Dry shampoo with oat milk, $9; Klorane.com

⑥ The waistband is cut higher in back for extra coverage while you lean over the handlebars. Clip-In shorts, $68; Lululemon.com

⑦ This tank top’s high-tech fabric nixes bacteria buildup. Clip-In tank, $58; Lululemon.com

⑧ A stay-put spandex band keeps hair off your face. Pilayo headband, $12; Athleta.com

⑨ Roomy enough for all your gear, this bag also has easy-access pockets for keys and phone. Adidas by Stella McCart­­ney backpack, $130; StellaMcCartney.com

⑩ Soft gel inserts distribute your weight on the saddle to prevent discomfort and chafing. Saddle gel cover, $29; TerryBicycles.com

⑪ This BPA-free 0.75-liter bottle filters tap water as you drink it. Groove water bottle, $22; CamelBak.com

⑫ Monitor effort with this activity-tracking GPS watch. Polar M400 with heart-rate sensor, $250; ShopPolar.com

⑬ Zip your kicks into this light to-go bag. Pack-It Specter Shoe Sac, $18; EagleCreek.com

⑭ These clip-in shoes are souped-up with smart extras, like padded tongues. Sidi Dominator Fit MTB, $240; Spinning.com

Photo Credit: Travis Rathbone


 

AUGUST OOTM (outfit of the month)

Fabletics Marlene Midi Bra 

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Run Baby Run Belt

Nordstrom Zella Active Wear Leggings

 

 

MY WORKOUT ESSENTIALS in AUGUST

stick of extra gum     Pink versa grips     my workout jams     Carbon prep

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AUGUST FOOD PORN 

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Combine all and mix well; pour into non stick pan and cook until moist; makes 4-6 servings