Almond Butter Chia Seed Oatmeal

Almond Butter Chia Seed Oatmeal

Okay, so mayyyybe I lied before when I said that this was my favorite oatmeal breakfast because the oatmeal above is certainly making a case for itself. This almond butter chia seed oatmeal has been a staple in my breakfast routine for the past month or so, and I’m loving it more and more each time I have it. The combination of the nuttiness of the almond butter and the slight crunch of the chia seeds makes my taste buds oh so happy!

Directions:
1. Cook the oats like you normally would (or if you need help, reference my first oatmeal post linked in the first paragraph) with water
2. Let the oatmeal cool for a bit, then add the 1/4 almond milk, chia seeds, almond butter and protein powder individually
3. You may need to add more water to get your oatmeal to your preferred consistency
4. And don’t forget to sprinkle that cinnamon on top, cause no oatmeal is complete without cinnamon

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 369
Fat: 16.2 g ( 1 g saturated, 3 g polyunsaturated, 6 g monounsaturated)
Sodium: 80 mg
Carbs: 38.2 g (12 g fiber, 2.5 g sugar)
Protein: 23.2 g

 
If you’re worried about the high fat content, stop right there. The fat that’s in this oatmeal is the good, healthy fat that keeps you full! And look at that high protein and high fiber combo! Best combo in the biz.  So you know what you’re having for breakfast tomorrow, right? Okay good, you’re welcome.

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So You Want Sore Biceps? Upper Body Workout

So You Want Sore Biceps? Upper Body Workout

So it’s been ages since I posted a workout (or anything for that matter) but I’ve had this upper body workout up my sleeve for quite some time. I finally have some spare time thanks to spring break so I thought I’d share it!

For my total body Thursday workout I included one round of this guy, along with some other total body videos. You don’t have to use the exact weights that are listed. Do what is most challenging for you. You can also use resistance bands for some of the moves, which I have been doing lately.

Now, let me explain the moves that have an asterisk next to them:

21’s
Target the biceps with lower and upper bicep pulses and full range bicep curls. You’re going to do 7 of each, making a total of 21 reps. First perform 7 lower bicep pulses then immediately move to 7 upper bicep pulses, then to 7 full range bicep curls. Do not rest in between moves.

Front shoulder presses
Target the shoulders and the biceps. Reference this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8po3KB-hPVY) at 3:43 for a demonstration of the move.

Feel free to do this routine once as an addition to your upper body workout, or three times through as a standalone workout. Hope your arms feel like jelly afterwards! 🙂