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Homemade Almond Milk!

So doing this whole #paleo30 thing has really made me evaluate all the ingredients I put in my body (as if I weren’t obsessed enough already). I’ve read mixed reviews on the ingredients and fillers in almond milk and decided shit I can make my own. So I did. And it’s delightful!

Homemade Almond Milk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of raw organic almonds
  • 3 ½ cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of organic almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic honey (optional)

Step 1: Soak almonds for at least 8 hours in water

Step 2: Drain your almonds and blend them with the water

Step 3: Pour the liquid through a cheese cloth, nut bag or coffee filter (If you use a coffee filter, you’ll likely need to strain the milk in a couple batches since the filter is not big enough to hold all the milk at once.)

Step 4: Re-blend with the fixins! Honey, cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract.

Step 5: Pour in a fancy mason like jar and enjoy for up to 5 days in the fridge! Probably makes about 3 cups total.

P.S. You will likely have some nutty mixture left over separate from the liquid (I did). Soooo I made some cookies with it… Just a dozen.

x to the ohhhh Whitters

Blonde Beezy Protein Bars!

Cheers to the fricken weekend beezies!  What do you think of the new blog look?  YOU CAN FINALLY EFFING COMMENT ON POSTS SO PLEASE DOOOOO!  Let’s discuss this goodness…

#nomnomnomnom

If you follow me on Instagram (@whitbenj) it may already be apparent that I am obsessed with a few things, protein concoctions, sprinkles and Confetti Cupcake PopTarts. Which I should say now, I think Pop Tart should pay me for sending so many people down the aisles in search of those lovelies. And I never had ever eaten one… Until last night… But before we get there, here is a healthy protein bar recipe inspired by my best beezy’s birfday and Confetti Cupcake Pop Tarts!

                     My beezy with the six pack cooler I got her!

{This just in! You should know that I literally just pulled out a Quest Bar from my bag and sat on it in order to warm it up a bit before eating it… Act like it’s not brilliant and you’re not gonna try it…}

Blonde Beezy Bars!

Okay so the frosting ABSOLUTELY makes these bars, but I think if I tweak my recipe just a tad, these bad boys will be the bomb.com so here is said tweaked recipe.

Dry Ingredients

  • 6 scoops of Chocolate Protein Powder (I used It’s About Time Whey Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp flax meal
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (could use stevia)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp egg whites
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup low fat organic greek yogurt (I always prefer low fat yogurt because it tends to have less sugar and less processed or unsweetened apple sauce)
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond

Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet in another bowl, then mix all together and bake in a greased pyrex dish or baking pan at 350 for about 8-12 minutes depending on your oven! Just keep checking those nuggets.

Frosting (blend everything in a blender)

  • 8 oz Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of coconut milk (organic straight from the can)
  • ½ banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • Add as many shakes of sprinkles as you like (the only non clean ingredient but OH so delicious)
  • **Optional to add liquid stevia if you want it real sweet but I think the banana does the trick

Pour the icing all over the cake and then put it in the freezer for 30-45 minutes to set.  If you are traveling somewhere to deliver the cake I’d say 45 minutes. Cut into 16 squares after you set the frosting. Store pan in the fridge!

OR

You could also just keep the icing in a bowl and add it as you eat the cake as it will get melty!

Ta - Daaa!! 

I hope you enjoy!!!!

IN RELATED NEWS… I finalllllyyy ate a Confetti Cupcake Pop Tart!!!

Pop Tart should really rename them to “Better Than Sex” Tarts. Beezy and I had one cold and one toasted in honor of her birthday, and I definitely prefer the toasted but both are quite delightful! The words you are looking for are “cheat meal done right!!!!”

Today’s Shredfest

  • Smith Machine Shoulder Press - 1 warm up set then 3 x 10

Superset

  • Upright Dumbbell Rows - 3 x 10
  • Standing Dumbbell Military Press - 3 x 10

Regular Sets

  • Incline Front Raises - 3 x 10 (light)
  • Rear Delt Cable Flyes - 3 x 10
  • Lateral Raises - 3 x 10
  • Rear Delt Cable Raise - 3 x 10

Cardihoooeeee for 30 minutes!

                                   Downdog before the Walk

Yesterday February and I went for a walk with the pups on the beach and look who is exhausted!

           Afterrr the walk and dips in the water! Sooo sweepy face.

Do wop! That poor pups has gotten the short end of the stick lately as my running has come to a stand still. But he was so excited when I put his harness on. Gotta take him on more long walks on the beach!

Speaking of hope you get to take a walk on the beach this lovely weekend!!!

x to the oooohhhh Whitters