DIY♥ – Best Homemade Athletic + Vegan Protein Bars!

Okay so I’m on a search to find the BEST Athletic Vegan homemade protein bars!
I have not tried them myself so I’m in the gather information phase and will follow up with my own how – to video or recipe! Since I workout and truly LOVE athletics in many forms I think I owe it to myself to put my feet in it lol Searching on Youtube I found the non vegan forms better for some reason, well for one, they are simple. I like simple. Add some vegan favorites but keep it simple, why not? I saw a few vegan chefs who by the looks of their bodies do not train or have consistent fitness routines and their recipes were complicated and long, some where even baked!! BAKED?!!  I didn’t understand that lol Not against baking by why if you don’t have too?

So here’s what I found! Bon Apetit! I will be returning to this post to update and add my own recipe but I’m getting ready to travel and will be out and about the next few days!!!! Yeah!

 

Blueberry Bliss Protein Bar from DailyBurn.com

Blueberry Bliss Protein Bar from DailyBurn.com

Simple and Organic Protein Bars

This recipe has peanut butter but I only use almond butter and organic almonds in my recipes! You can add your peanut butter or almonds but have fun!


No Bake Bars


No Bake Protein Bars with Almond Milk, Cocoa and Cranberries


Raw Organic Protein Bar Recipe

 

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Iron Rich Vegan Foods + Why Vegans are Crazy!

Happy Thursday!  So this started out as a how to fitness quickie article then turned into How to make Homemade protein bars to  “Why Im not 100% Raw!”  Ok Im gonna split this up! First things first! 
My energy is a little low these past few days. I haven’t figured out what ‘right’ balance I need when I’m on my menses. I usually crave meat around this time (not sure if it’s my O Blood type thing). There have been times when I’ve been vegetarian for years and one day have a burger and my whole system perks up! Then, I go another year no meat! I suffered through anemia for years as a vegetarian and vegan which always made me go back to eating a little organic poultry and meats. And finding balance between the two in a Serena Williams kind of Flexitarian food choice. One thing to note is I was not sick for 2 years while lifting iron and eating grass fed organic meats and poultry! When I came to Virginia, got back on my Vegetarian and Vegan diet, my allergies reappeared – well I got strange food allergies I’ve never had before! Like being allergic to cashews!! I looked like Will Smith in Hitch on his allergic scene. I have yet to kick the sniffles and mucous! (exhale) I’m actually looking forward to heading back to Georgia and the consistent hot temperatures my body seems to feel more naturally aligned with.  But I’m not giving up on the Vegetarian Vegan road! For one, my menses have been lighter and less drama filled. But I do feel ‘life-less’ and having rare headaches which seems to go back to my anemia. 😦  Today I’m searching for this happy medium where my body says “I’m satisfied nutritionally – you’ve provided all the nutrients, minerals, vitamins, we need to keep you healthy. Job well done!”

30 Day Vegan Challenge!  DONE!

Fresh, Certified Organic + Local Grown Foods!

Hhmm Vegan + Vegetarian Foods with more Iron and zinc! 

Tips: Vitamin C helps the body absorb Iron, Calcium and Caffeine inhibits iron absorption

  • Quinoa – my favorite is Red Quinoa – 4 mg
  • Watercress Iron, Magnesium and Vitamin K
  • Lentils – 6.6 mg
  • Tofu – 6.6 mg
  • Spirulina – 5 mg
  • Cooked Spinach – 3.2 mg
  • Pumpkin Seeds – 4.2 mg
  • Blackstrap Molasses – 4 mg
  • Chickpeas – 4.7 mg
  • Beans – Black (3.6 mg), Kidney (3.9 mg)

Foods High in Vitamin C 

  • Limes
  • lemons
  • Cherries
  • Berries
  • Kiwi
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Currants
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Melons
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Peppers
  • Chilies
  • Kale
  • Organic Tomatoes
  • Oranges

 

Whey Vegans are Crazy! 

 

 

 

 


Why Im not 100% Raw Vegan! – w Jason Wrobel 

 

 

 

 

Day 11 ♥ High Knees, Knee Strikes, Half Jacks, Jump Squats!

Good morning Happy Rising! Ready to Work! day11
Here’s how! ♥


Half Jacks


High Knees


Jump Squats

 

 

 

 

gratitude givings ♥ #189

I AM
Thankful for my Dreams
visions, creative inspiration, warnings, and sacred teachings
deeper innerstanding of the mysteries beyond this life

In space time continuum
where past, present and future become one

I am Thankful for my Dreams
the goals and wishes of my desires
the belief that we all will be free
in this life to be at peace and true oneness
knowing it all starts and ends with me
I love me. I love you.
I am thankful!

Day 189


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