Saturday for me normally equals candy, but as I’ve been put on antibiotics, I was advised to skip my normal candy-day this week, and had to find a way around it. I obviously feel slightly cheated for missing my favourite day of the week, but it was really nice not feeling sick or bloated or having a massive food-hangover this Sunday. But have no fear, I still tricked my brain into thinking I was cheating by having my first pasta-meal in NINE months (!!!!), followed by raw brownies and sort of clean..chips. (Okay and maybe.. 2 frozen yoghurts).
For clean chips, cut wraps into pieces, put desired spices on top and put in the oven on 200 degrees for about 5 minutes. Choose wraps with as little wheat, sugar, preservatives etc, as possible.
But the raw brownies, guys. Oh God. Applauded by a “these have NO sugar?” and raised eyebrows from my housemates, I believe they passed the clean-and-yum test. They even came around for second rounds the following day. Mission accomplished. I improvised though, but I think the recipe looked somewhat like this:
10 fresh medjool dates, 5 tbs of 100% peanut butter, 3 tbs of coconut oil, 3 tbs of coconut milk, 5 tbs raw cocoa powder, 1 ts of psyllium husk, cinnamon, a little bit of sea salt, shredded coconut, chopped nuts of preference and orange zest.
Mix chopped medjool dates, peanut butter, coconut oil, coconut milk and psyllium husk in a pot and heat until sort of melted together. Remove from the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until it looks like brownie cake batter and pour in a container lined with parchment paper. Leave to set in the freezer for about an hour, cut into pieces and store in an airtight container in the freezer.
I somehow think they would be great cooked too, so I’ll try adding a couple of eggs, baking powder and almond flour next time.
Started today with intervals from hell in the gym, and for the first time ever I ran on level 16 on the treadmill. Seriously thought I was going to fall off – HOW can people run on like 20? Anyway, just remember to compete with yourself rather than competing with others, what’s great progress for you might not be anything for others, but that doesn’t matter.
I’m also in the process of possibly joining a bootcamp set-up for the next 8 weeks. 6 am workouts twice a week? If I can do it, anyone can.
In terms of abs:
Two months ago vs now. Surely something has happened? Must be the fifteen minutes of abs I’m forced through twice a week.. So that desired six-pack, probably not gonna happen as I’m not a person willing to bulk-eat and then shred fat to show my muscles, BUT tiny progress is better than no progress.