Saturday, October 30, 2010

Energy driven

I was rudely awaken this morning by the sound of hard droplets of rain on our roof. My energy deflated instantly, and I was remembering that the weather man said, 61 and dry. I just don't feel like I can trust him anymore. It seems like a relationship full of lies and misconceptions, but we got dressed anyway with high hopes for sunny skies and crisp air in the soccer field. 

The socks were practically dripping as if Avery herself played the game, and most of her body due to an unused umbrella, but go Gigi go!! She was delighted to cheer on her friend and I was delighted to feel like a soccer mom.

After the game we were both in need of a pick-me-up, and how convenient it was that a drive thru was on our way out of town.

Skinny hot coco

Skinny two pump pumpkin spice latte

Quite often I'm a sucker for a vanilla scone to go with my Pumpkin spice Latte, but I opted for a much healthier treat, but delicious I might say.

Every day Energy bars:

Cooking spray
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup Adams creamy P/B
2 Tb pure maple syrup
1 Tb canola oil
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1 t pure vanilla extract
2 cups old fashion oats(you can use the quick cooking also)
2 cups Kashi cereal(I used the combination one.....picture below)
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ(you'll find this in the cereal section)
1/2 cup chopped toasted plain almonds
1/2 cup raisins(or dried figs are good too)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips(or use semi sweet, or milk chocolate)
1/2 t salt

Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, P/B, maple syrup, canola oil, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Stir and cook until mixture just begins to bubble, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

In large bowl, combine oats, cereal, wheat germ, almonds, raisins, and salt.

Pour warm mixture over dry mixture and stir gently with a spatula. 

Add chocolate chips, and stir gently until combined.

Spread in the prepared pan, cover with parchment, or wax paper and press firmly into dish.

Allow to cool completely in fridge or counter. Cut into squares or bars.(These will keep about two weeks in the fridge, if they last that long)

Awwwww, I'm starting to feel my toes.

1 comment:

  1. This is the first food that has looked good to me all week!! Once I am feeling better I am so makeing this!!