Tonight was my first night back at spinning in a long time. I ran into a good friend at the Y last night after swimming who twisted my arm to come spin tonight. Since the old shoulder injury a bit over a year ago, I've shied away from anything that may remotely irritate my shoulder. But...remember a little thing called the 24 day challenge and my super progress?? Yea! I went for it, I spinned, I spun, I rocked it and no pain. NONE! whaaaa?? That is huge, I still can't believe how wonderful I am feeling lately. It was great to see friends I haven't seen in awhile, sweat up a storm and torch some calories. After my ritual morning workout and a lunchtime walk, I'm expecting to be sore tomorrow. Thank goodness I have some nighttime recovery to help ease my muscles tonight, these poor gams will need it!
Oh..right. The Balls. Gotta talk about the Balls. Balls are a great pre-workout snack. I knew I would be torching some calories and needed a little snack, so I made sure to pack some leftover balls I had made for a mixer....oooh baby they powered me on through. Lucky you, 2 Bonus Ball Recipes!
Vanilla Pistachio Balls
- 1 packet Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake
- 1/2 cup pistachio/walnut butter*
- 2 Tbsp raw local honey
- 6 Dates
- Dash cinnamon
Chocolate Almond Balls
- 1 packet Dark Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake
- 1/2 cup almond butter*
- 1/4 raw local honey
- Combine all ingredients in Blendtec or Food processor til combined
- Form Balls about 1 Tbsp.
*use store bought, natural no sugar added nut butters or place nuts in Blendtec and pulse on speed 1 til combined, then pulse on speed 6 several times to reach consistency desired, you may need to add a bit of oil to reach desired consistency, consider using coconut or hemp oil for an added boost!