CARROT CAKE PROTEIN BARS

Hey guys! Here’s the carrot cake protein bars recipe. It tastes more like cake than protein bars and it’s yum. I already have a few ideas on how to make this recipe more accustomed to my taste buds, but it’s always nice to try making it close to the original recipe the first time around.

If you have any questions on how to find the ingredients in Sweden, or how to substitute, let me know.

Find the recipe on bodybuilding.com and made by Jamie Eason.

MORNING GLORY

This is what I look forward to every morning, my porridge with almond butter and coffee with vanilla and milk. Yum! Beforehand I have a protein shake/smoothie made with water, berries, all natural whey protein, ground ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cacao and pure lemon juice. Need I say most of my breakfast ingredients are organic?! 😉 Delish!

YOU EARN YOUR BODY

As all the contestants of Luciapokalen count down their days to when they’ll stand on that stage in BodyFitness or Bodybuilding, I made the decision a few weeks back that I would try to get tighter as well. Hasn’t really gone as planned due to a new job and traveling, etc. But the saying goes “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” which is very true in my case.

I have now regained my motivation and not only booked tickets for the Saturday 3 December 2011 Luciapokalen competitions but also started my diet again. The food scale is out once again, mackerel, chicken, eggs, protein powder and veg stocked again and motivation is on top. Back to feeling the best but I will try not to go too hard at the gym so I don’t pull anything. Difficult for me not to go hard as my motto is “Go hard or go home!”. I can’t help it, but I get so irritated when I see people at the gym going there and not making the most out of it, i.e. strolling around, not putting all their energy into their workout or in my classes. Makes me furious! But on the other hand it’s not my life. When I choose to go to the gym, I rip it out. My weak point is my diet. Since I have done a long journey of weight loss, I am SICK of counting calories. I know roughly how much I eat and I know my choices are sometimes worse than others, but I just want to enjoy life AND have a tight body. In my case it doesn’t work that way. I have to make sacrifices in order to be tight and toned. So, I’m back on my calorie counting, scale weighing, food diary keeping diet again until X-mas. And for motivation, in order to keep on track, I will first of all write down my WHY’s of wanting to be more toned and ripped, but also think of all those fab, motivated, hardcore ladies out there competing in BodyFitness in 6 weeks time. That will shut my mind up when I’m contemplating a greasy cheeseburger and a beer. Defo my vices!!

So, I’m now sitting down and planning my week of food and workouts and I’m really looking forward to it. Nothing like being organised and having control over it. And what’s my reward at the end of this? Many! But most importantly, a healthier and stronger body. Who can say no to that?!! After all, you do earn your body.

Wanna join me?! 🙂

FINDUS RED SNAPPER

Have become a test pilot for Smartson as well as Buzzador and the other day I got home a voucher for Findus’ fish fillets. So I got them and cooked a delish dinner of the fish, some haricourt verts and made cauliflower mash. Loved it! It was really nice cooked in the oven. Would recommend it although fish is always a little pricier. But so much healthier as well. 🙂
Enjoy!