I hope you all enjoyed Gena’s guest post last night!! I know I did…..it was so intriguing and educational! Thanks, Gena!
I’m not going to do a whole recap from yesterday because it was very much of the same old thing….lots of oat bran, bars, fruit, nut butter and chicken for dinner made by my mama, along with my favorite sweet and sour red cabbage and a baked garnet yam—-
I DID however make my very first batch of raw maple syrup cinnamon cashew butter! Oh, Vita Mix, how I love thee.
Well I guess its not 100% raw because of the maple syrup but I did use raw cashews and it did turn out totally AWESOME! So easy, too. I felt so accomplished afterwards! 🙂
One of the ways I enjoyed it yesterday was on a crisp Fuji apple after 30 minutes of swimming laps (drills of 100 meter freestyle alternated with kickboard and BOY does that kickboard ever work those quads!!!). Wednesday is swimming day and I also did Level 1 of The Shred when I got home.
I also had plenty of my new obsession, which is Cacao Bliss cashew/coconut butter in a variety of ways…..
And my very favorite way to eat this butter of the gods—
A reader asked if she should keep this out in the pantry or in the fridge. Definitely keep this out of the fridge, as the jar directs. If you store it in the fridge it will become rock hard! I like to “melt” a little bit at a time in the microwave for 10 seconds to give it that delicious spreadable consistency. 🙂
Well, considering it is 3:10 AM right now, I am off to make a snack for the road then head to work! So excited to have my new maple cinnamon cashew buttah in my oats this morning and then come home and bake loads and loads of Super Charge Me cookies for the lovely Jessica and Lindsay (oh and a few for me, too) 😉