I am happy to report that I am back to fitness, I went running two days straight this week. On my second day I decided to do a combo of running and aerobics, oh it almost killed me I could barely walk the next day, my legs and thighs hurt the most. But I had to do my usual ritual of taking 11 flights of stairs to my office floor the next day even though I was in agony, taking the lift would have been a down slope and failing my fitness. I had planned to do some toning exercises when I got home that day but my body was not having it. I am glad to say it has all paid off because I feel a lot better today. Next week I will be back to my ‘full time’ fitness regime’, especially now that I have bought more fitness clothing it would be a waste of money otherwise.
Following from my visit to the Eat Well show I decided to search online for homemade Energy bars, I just could not justify paying ‘ridiculous prices’ for manufactured ones even though they claim it is ‘ free from’ whatever they would have me believe. So I went to my favourite site – if you don’t know by now it’s Pinterest, I am on there about 3-4 times a day, what can I say it’s addictive. Following my search I found loads of recipes for no bake Energy bars, I checked out the sites for the ones that caught my eye one or two were not as healthy as they claimed so I left it at that for the time being. A few days later I was watching a you tube video when I stumbled upon a video on Energy bars. I had been following the author’s blog for some time but not really had time to check out all the recipes, I blame my hectic life, lol. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was to make, unlike a few of the others I had seen, the ingredients are not that expensive, it does not require any baking and even better all the ingredients are mixed food processor which means minimal washing up required. Now who doesn’t like that, dare I ask. Another advantage to making this Energy (balls as she calls them) bar is that it will keep for 3 weeks in an air tight container.
Why my interest in Energy bars you ask? Well it is because I read an article that stated it is great for pre and post exercises, or just when your energy levels are low. It’s got to be better than eating sweets or chocolates to fill the gap, right? I put my hand up and say I do eat sweets when I feel I am low on energy a bit naughty I know but I don’t make a habit of it. I won’t be doing that again as I am trying to cut out sugar from my foods however, I will still have the occasional treat. Girl has got to be a flexible sometime, I can’t keep been regiemental, life would be boring otherwise …
I promised the author on her page that I will recommend her book on my blog , and her name is …. Drum roll please. The fastest selling author in 2015 both in the UK and the US is Ella Woodward. Her book Deliciously Ella is all about simple, healthy recipes from plant based ingredients, believe me it is not as boring as you may think just watch her you tube videos and you will see what I mean. Who would have thought you could make something delicious from Zucchini or Courgette as we call it here in Blighty. I ended up buying the app based on what I had seen, you can of course buy the book in hardcover or Kindle versions.
Ella’s recipe is not the only one on Energy bar, the only reason I went into so much detail is because hers stood out for me. Please follow the links below for:
https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/167829523586900636/ – warning, you are likely to spend more time on this site, lol
I will be interested in hearing from you if you have tried out any of the recipes, please leave a comment below.
PS: I have left gaps in between the links for easy scrolling for anyone surfing via their phones or tablets.