Today is an interesting day in some respects. It is the day in between me officially graduating and the results of the US election. A lot of people probably don’t know just how relieved I have been to finally get confirmed as really not being a student anymore (for the time being) and being able to draw a line under it all and start a fresh with a bit less bitterness and a bit more optimism. All this could change of course, if for some reason Trump gets in later. I think then we should probably cut our loses with the human race and wait for the sweet release of death for us all.
Anyway after yesterday getting up at 4:30 am, drinking two gin and tonics by 10:30 am and having a bit of an emotional rollercoaster of a day and almost crying a bit over pancakes, I decided to make a realistic life plan and sort of map out what I’m going to do to get to where I want to go in life. I’m viewing life with renewed vigour and optimism today including buying vegetables, doing laundry, cleaning and only watching one episode of How I Met Your Mother at lunch time. Ah the self-employed life. I thought I should probably enjoy what could be one last day of calm before actual Word War Three starts. We shall see.
After the gin and pancakes I am back on plan with eating well and exercising and I thought I would share with you a new recipe that takes about 2 minutes to make and results in the perfect pre-workout snack to see you through any workout session with determination and gusto. These little balls don’t contain many ingredients but are packed full of vegetarian/vegan protein and taste yummy too. Here’s how to make them:
Recipe: Cookie dough protein balls, makes roughly 8
- 1/4 cup vanilla soya protein powder (if yours is unflavoured, just add 1/2 tsp vanilla essence)
- 1 sachet maple and pecan flavour instant oats (or 1/2 cup of standard oats)
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp peanut or almond butter
- 1 tbsp milk of your choice
Just mix all of the things together until they hold together like a dough. If you need to, keep adding a tbsp of milk at a time and mixing again until it’s the right consistency.
Then roll your mixture into about 8 little balls and keep them in the fridge to eat a few whenever you need a protein hit! (I was told last week that I apparently don’t eat enough protein, even though I’m pretty sure I do, so this should keep the haterz away.)
They will keep for a few days in the fridge, if you can make them last that long.