What I am snacking on: chocolate covered almondsĀ 

I have a massive sweet tooth. If you’re looking for savoury snacks, you won’t find much of that here. That’s why when my sister posted this recipe to her Arbonne business Facebook page I had to try it. 

While I didn’t use Arbonne’s protein powder because my husband and I have an Isagenix business, I think the results are the same. 

As Lyndsay stated in her post, the recipe uses 4 tbsp melted coconut oil (lucky me, summertime and no air conditioning means my coconut oil was already melted), 3 scoops protein powder (***Edit: I used Isagenix Chocolate IsaPro Whey Protein but they turned out a bit chewy for whatever reason. The recipe definitely works better with any flavour of the the IsaLean protein powders), and 14 almonds. 

Mix the coconut oil together with the protein powder, drop a small amount in the bottom of an ice cube tray then place an almond in each cube and top with another small spoonful of the oil and protein powder mixture. Pop in the freezer and when they are frozen, store in a container in the fridge. 

By eating smarter snacks I have managed to lose 10 lbs and 5.25 inches in a little more than 6 weeks. It’s slower progress than I would like but I also know based on my first pregnancy and breastfeeding journey, I am one of those people who does not lose the weight very quickly until after I am done breastfeeding. So any weight and inches lost at this point is progress in my books. 

Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

Well we’re back from our two-week stay at my parents place in Ontario, and while the little monkey and I are happy to be back in our own space, I think we both agree (and Daddy might agree sometimes too!) that our own space is just too far away from the Feddema family. We’ll start working on rectifying that problem ASAP…

Yesterday was spent unpacking suitcases, getting groceries and getting organized after travelling. Today I got back on track with my workout, completing two workouts instead of just one. Going on vacation put me about 10 days behind, so I am going to do my best to double up on the workouts and catch up this week.

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