Morning Workout Inspiration and Almond Pulp Protein Bars

Yesterday morning I seriously debated whether or not to snooze with the Hubs or get my butt up and go for a run!  I was so glad that I decided to get out of bed and get moving.  I told myself 2 miles and I’d be happy!  According to my Jawbone UP bracelet I moved over 9 miles on both Saturday and Sunday and Monday is usually a rest day for me but I knew I would be sitting most of the day!

A one hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses

Not only did I see a spectacular sunrise but I had a great 3 1/2 mile run and got my fill of core work, pushups and burpees!  It was a great way to start the day and I am so glad I opted against sleeping in!

I told you last week that I created a fantastic little treat/snack out of the leftover almond pulp from my almond milk.

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I’ve been making my own almond milk ever since I bought my Vitamix and it’s so much better than then store-bought stuff.  For one there are no additives in my almond milk and I love customizing and changing it up.  I’ve tried adding pure maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, dates and honey.  It’s so creamy and so delicious.  Cinnamon is my favorite addition.  What’s left after a batch of almond milk.  Well, it’s a about a cup of almond pulp.  What to do with the almond pulp?  It tried some cookies last week that were just OK.  Then I experimented and low and behold I created these yummy frozen almond pulp protein bars. madewithover

Almond Pulp Protein Bars
Laura: 
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Serves: 16 Bars
 
Ingredients
  • Almond Pulp from one batch of almond milk (approximately 1 cup)
  • ½ cup of shredded coconut
  • ½ cup of almond butter
  • ⅓ cup of honey or agave
  • 1 T of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Optional: I scoop of protein powder. I used chocolate
  • Optional: 2 Tablespoons of ground chia or flax
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
  2. Place batter into a 8x8 glass baking dish.
  3. Place in the freezer until firm.
  4. Cut into squares

Do you make your own almond milk?  What do you do with the pulp?  Are their days you have to drag yourself out of bed to workout? What gets you moving?

  1. Today was one of those days that when the alarm went off at 5am I was actually in a deep sleep and thought about rolling over instead of getting up – however, once I was up I was good!!! And, the best part – I had my entire workout done by 6:30!!!
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  2. I love these protein bars! I’ve been running out of inspiration for what to do with all my leftover nut pulp but these are just perfect. Thanks!