Monday, January 6, 2014

Protein Ball Trial

Gosh I've been lacking some energy of late...  

Thought I'd have a crack at some protein balls.  

I sort of made it up as I went along you know.  As one does. The basis of these babies is dates, raw nuts and protein.  The following recipe is a rough guide ONLY.

Raw Cashews (150g bag) & walnuts (small packet) Blitzed
60g protein powder.  I used the one in the pic but really you could use whatever you can find.
Pinch of salt
couple of dashes of cinnamon

Mix all of the dry ingredients together

Medjool Dates - 12-14ish, pitted, you know the fresh ones in the fruit and veg section 
Big dollop of honey
Tablespoon tahini
Big Tablespoon peanut butter
couple of spoons of coconut oil - Just because I had some in the cupboard.

All blitzed together to form a paste and break down the dates.  I actually popped it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to help loosen it up.

Then mix the wet to the dry.  Roll into balls and there you go your very first protein balls.   
My mid afternoon snack is all sorted.

Have a great week.
K x

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 - That's a wrap

Its been a long time between visits into this space.

Not much sewing going on.  I've been getting my hexagons on thou.  Pic to follow later when I've made more progress.  I've picked up some fabulous tips and tricks on free tutorials online which has helped immensely.  

Uni is all done and dusted not just for the year I am finished.  Yea me.  Amazing how working at something and chipping away actually pays off.   I remember thinking (stressing) about it and if I could do it. Well it is now done.  The saying "passes = degrees" is true.  I found one subject to be a bit of a waste of time I have the mark to prove it and a nasty letter to the Dean, however for the main part, time well invested.  I did get a distinction on my last subject which I'm immensely chuffed about.   Being a mature age student has pros and cons but you know I can happily tick off another personal bucket list goal and be satisfied of my personal achievement.  If I had another opportunity to study I would probably go and do undergrad psychology.  Extremely interesting and great to do some self reflection.

Christmas has been a pretty quite affair in this neck of the woods this year.  Good just quite.  Things have shifted with the loss of another dear soul from my life.  Someone who has been a constant for over 25 years and who is being dearly missed.

Its time to get the passport renewed, dust off the suitcase and find a destination to visit and to pull out the bucket list and start hitting the next one.

May 2014 be a more joyous year for all.

Kath x