Monday, August 29, 2011

Love These Balls!

Love these balls!  Found the recipe online and have to say they are handy for a recovery snack!

1/2-3/4 cup of almond butter
2 tablespoon of raw honey
2 tablespoon of cocoa nibs
2 tablespoon of shredded coconut
3/4 cup of protein powder ( natural, not sweetened)
1 teaspoon organic, alcohol free vanilla

Mix nut butter, protein powder, honey and vanilla.  Add remainder of ingredients, mix until smooth, then roll into 1 inch balls.  To help keep them from sticking together I also rolled the balls in a bit of loose shredded coconut. 

If there are any left after their creation (note the crumbs in above picture) store them in an air tight container in the fridge!

Sometimes You're In The Litter And Sometimes You're Not

My niece, clad in an eyelet white dress rolled around the patio on her shiny pink radio flyer trike.  The adults of the family gathered together to watch and chat, animals skittered about avoiding the wheels of the flyer.  Without much warning, she flipped herself and the flyer onto it's side and into a litter box.

We've all had those kind of days...dressed, ready to go out when you spill toothpaste or coffee on your shirt.  An afternoon when every phone call is someone screaming at you, kindly bringing another problem to your attention. 

A million different ways to feel like you've suddenly flipped into a litter box.

After this particular incident we gathered around my niece, brushed her off and straightened out her trike.  We laughed and told her it was okay.  A little bit of a fuss to bring it into perspective.  A moment passed and she smiled and laughed with us.

That's one of the things that I love about Crossfit and having a Crossfit Family.  When you're suddenly flipped into the litter, it only takes a little bit of fussing from your mates to put things back into perspective.  They pick you up, brush you off, get you laughing...

Then, the next day it's your turn to do the same.