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


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


  • 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


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:gym-bag-essentials-every-spinner-needs-600

① Avoid post-Spin goose bumps with this wicking pullover. Impact hoodie, $65; NewBalance.com

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

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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

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Photo Credit: Travis Rathbone


AUGUST OOTM (outfit of the month)

Fabletics Marlene Midi Bra 


Run Baby Run Belt

Nordstrom Zella Active Wear Leggings




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