Monday, September 27, 2010

I Like Candy Bars

by Meghann on September 27, 2010

Lie: All natural energy bars are the most amazing thing in the world and I could eat one every day and not bat an eye.

Truth: I prefer bars that taste like candy bars.

Yes, I do tolerate and sometimes enjoy bars that taste like grass, but when i comes down to it give me chocolate, give me peanut butter, and for goodness sakes give me some sugar!

Those are the bars that make me swoon.

And the new-to-me Honey Stinger Peanut Butter ‘n Honey bar I tried for the first time this afternoon definitely made me swoon.

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I stocked up on fun new bars and goos at Track Shack on Friday and this Honey Stinger Bar made the cut.

It was chocolately, peanut-ty, and tasted like a straight up Snickers bar. A candy bar in the middle of the afternoon? What could be better?

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I know. I know. There’s a reason why this bar taste is so delicious.

I believe the 17 grams of sugar is a good place to start.

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Le sigh.

Still, it was a nice treat and really did give me a nice boost of energy before hot yoga this evening. I would purchase another one in a heart beat for a special treat, but I wouldn’t eat one every day. I suppose the ‘grass bars’ are more suitable for that. Oh well.

Hot Yoga was a necessity tonight. My IT bands felt extremely tight for some reason today. I could especially feel it going up and down stairs. I need to invest in a good foam roller, but yoga was a great a stretching substitute.

Yoga isn’t just about stretching – yoga is about friends! After tweeting back and forth with Raya for months it was nice to accidentally bump into her at Orlando Power Yoga tonight. It’s a small Orlando after all.

Post-Yoga dinner was what I like to call “Fall in a Bowl”

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or a Peanut Butter Pumpkin Smoothie. Which ever name works best for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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In the blender:

  • Ice
  • Pumpkin
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Almond Milk
  • Peanut Flour
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Honey
  • Pumpkin Spice

On top:

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Have you noticed I have a sweet tooth? Because I do and I am not ashamed! ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo Fun!

Remember that amazing fountain photo Derek and I took before dinner in Ft. Lauderdale the other week?

It’s a great photo, but it needed some work. Luckily, the very talented Macey had e-mailed me and offered to give the photo a quick once over.

The results were amazing! She sent me two options, but I can’t decide which one to blow up.

What do you think? Should I choose….

Option #1:

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or Option #2:

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