Hey guys! I’m so sorry, the last 2 weeks really got away from me! Day after day I’ve been meaning to post but you know how quickly those short 24 hours seem to zip by. I’m so grateful for the time change today, it just might be my favourite day of the year. That extra hour is just the best!
Busy days call for easy snacks so I whipped up these Maple Nut Balls with Flax to power me through the week.
Maple Nut Balls with Flax: 7-ingredients, no baking, no blending or processing, vegan, gluten-free, high in protein and fibre, hubby-approved and no refined sugar. I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want to make these actually. I’m pretty lazy when it comes to making snacks, so these are perfect for me!
The best thing about them – you don’t have to clean your blender or food processor…I know you guys are with me on that one.
Soooo…what’s been up with me lately, you ask? Well, getting ready for my trip to Thailand for one. Other than that, it’s been train, eat, sleep, repeat and I’ve been loving it. I’ve been spending more time on Olympic-style lifting lately and after 2 weeks it’s already paying off! Think snatches of all variations, cleans, all things jerk, front, back and overhead squats, deadlift variations and technique work. My weekly workout programming now looks like this:
Monday – Olympic lifting workout + Conditioning WOD
Tuesday – CrossFit + Easy Cardio
Wednesday – Olympic lifting workout + Conditioning WOD
Thursday – CrossFit + Easy Cardio
Friday – Olympic lifting workout + Cardio
Saturday – CrossFit
Sunday – Conditioning WOD + Cardio
Spending more time on my oly-lifting technique is working wonders for my confidence with heavier weights and I’m more motivated than ever to keep training! Feeling yourself getting stronger and fitter by the day is absolutely THE BEST motivation.
I’ve been making tons of delicious eats the last few weeks. Some have been my own recipes that I need to share but mostly recipes from around the web and my favourite cookbooks.
I’ve been on an Oh My Veggies and Pinch of Yum rampage and I just picked up the Thug Kitchen and Isa Does It cookbooks. I then proceeded to plan my whole week of meals from Isa Does It. Every darn recipe looks so darn amazing. Tonight I made the Smoky Incan Stew and this week I’ve got Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Lentils, Chunky Vegetable Miso Soup and Dragon Noodle Salad on the menu, among other things. Get that book. You won’t be disappointed.
Another delay on the blog lately has been my very-lacking photography skills. I’m struggling with it big-time and now with the shorter days I’m trying to shoot in artificial light and as you can see from these photos, they’re absolutely awful. Arg.
I don’t know what the next step for improvement is for me right now. More practice? More reading? More tools? A new lens? ALL OF THE ABOVE?? I’m pretty frustrated with it right now. I’ve actually had 3 recipes I wanted to post lately but I was so unhappy with the photos I just couldn’t do it. My biggest issue is white balance and lighting. I guess it’s just more time practicing and figuring out a better lighting set-up.
Anyhoo, back to these maple nut balls. Feel free to customize with your nut butter of choice! Mix and roll and you’re all set! Okay, guys. I hope to be back in a day or two, not two weeks this time. Miss you all!Print
These Maple Nut Balls with Flax come together in just a few minutes and feature superfoods like hemp seeds, coconut and sesame. They’re no-bake, vegan, gluten-free, don’t required any blending and can be customized with your favourite nut butter.
- 1 cup natural nut butter
- 2/3 cup ground flax
- 1/3 cup hemp seeds
- 1/3 sesame seeds
- 1/3 cup unsweetened fine coconut
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Use your hands to work together and roll in to balls.
- Roll in coconut if you like.
- Store in the fridge.
- Makes 12-18 balls, depending on size.