Sunday, April 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Protein Bars


I made some yummy protein bars using a recipe I found on food.com. The ingredients are simple, and they're really easy to make. I already had all the fixings in my kitchen! Buying energy food like GU can add up, so it's nice to be able to whip up some homemade running fuel!

You will need:

1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup natural-style peanut butter or 1 cup low-fat peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/4-1 1/2 cups of whey protein powder (I used Gold Standard vanilla ice cream flavor)
2 cups dry uncooked oatmeal (not quick cooking kind)

Directions:

1 Combine PB, honey and milk in a pot.
2 Warm over low heat.
3 Add the protein powder and mix well.
4 Add the oats.
5 You don't want to cook it, just warm it through so you can stir it.
6 Add more milk if it is too thick to stir.
7 Press in a 9" x 13" pan.
8 Let the bars sit until cool, and cut into 16 equal sized bars.
9 Wrap each bar in foil or Saran wrap and store in plastic baggies.
10 They do not need refrigeration.

I followed the directions to a tee except I did not think the recipe yeilded enough to spread over a 9x13 pan. I only spread over half the pan. I was still able to cut into 16 bars.





Sunday, April 17, 2011

Black Girls RUN! Chicago


Exciting news, Toni and Ashley, the ladies of Black Girls Run! have launched nationwide BGR! running groups. They have received a big response and have formed groups in 19 states so far! They have appointed Ambassadors to schedule and lead each group. I'm excited to be one of the Chicago area Ambassadors! I can't wait to help organize our first group run and grow Team Chicago. I think this will be a great opportunity to promote fitness among Black women, and spread the word that Black girls do run!
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