Well hello there!
It’s 2:15 pm and I’ve yet to do one productive thing today.
Wait! I take that back. I did go to a company Christmas brunch with Shane- that was fun. And I did get one load in the wash (it’s currently waiting for me to peel myself off the couch to switch it over to the dryer.)
It’s OK though. I contribute my lack of productivity today to too much productivity yesterday and not enough sleep.
Last night, Shane had to go into work last night for an implementation, so I took it upon myself to visit my parents who just got back from a long trip to Florida.
I didn’t take many pictures, but I did take a funny video that’s pretty irrelevant but is sure to make you giggle
But first!! First, I have to share with you the pumpkin primal protein bars (hello alliteration!) I perfected yesterday.
I mentioned that I baked up an almost perfect batch yesterday morning. Well, with a little more baking powder and a little less pumpkin, we have a winner, my friends:
These protein bars aren’t to be compared with those that crumble when you cut them, have an artificial flavor, or are just too hard to sink your teeth into. I think I could call them dessert and label them Pumpkin Spice bars and no one would no better. Except you guys, because I just told you
Pumpkin Primal Protein Bars
1 c. almond flour
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used whey protein)
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 egg whites + 1 egg
1 c. pumpkin
3/4 c. raw sugar or baking stevia
Handful of walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking pan. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Add the wet to the dry and stir until combined. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 25 minutes of until a tooth pick comes clean in the center.
And now for some Sunday humor…
I was leaving my parents’ house this morning, and my windshield was all frosted over from the cold. So, Niko and I were hanging out in the car, waiting for the windshield to defrost and heat up. I started to turn on the windshield wipers to speed up the process and Niko started freaking out at them.
Have a looksie
I’m so cruel.
Have a great day!