Pre-post side-note: I’m back on the wagon for Twitter (off the wagon, on the Twitter train… I probably should have gone with something else). Not sure it if will last, but since I probably won’t have much of a chance to blog while I’m in New Orleans, it might be a good alternative for me until I’m back home.
On to food. I made homemade energy bars! They’re sort of gooey, not dissimilar to an oatmeal cookie. But energy bars, they are. I adapted the recipe from Practical Hacks. (There were a few recipes I got ingredient ideas from, but ultimately, anything that gets me closer to using the cubic ton of nonfat dry milk powder I have is the winner.)
I just bought a new protein powder at the mall this evening. After my first ever Stila makeup purchase!!! But that’s neither here nor there. The powder is vanilla Spiru-tein. It smells delicious, and sort of like a Mickey Mouse muffin mix I used to get when I was little. I won’t really know what it tastes like until I try it straight up.
- 3.5 cups rolled oats
- 2.5 scoops vanilla protein
- 1.5 cups nonfat dry milk
- 0.5 tbsp cinnamon
- 0.5 cups raisins
- 0.5 cups dried mixed berries
- 0.5 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 0.5 cups water
- 0.5 cups agave nectar
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine dry; combine wet; combine dry and wet. Spread into a lightly greased 9×13 pan, and bake at 325*F for about 25 minutes.
The recipe really is adaptable. I would have rather used some mashed bananas, but we ended up not having any in the house. And I had my heart set on golden raisins after I tasted them last week.
Wouldn’t that box imply golden raisins to you?
Yeah. Not so much. Regardless, I like how they turned out.
They taste good–somewhere in between cinnamon raisin and berry-something.
Post-post side-note… I just realized none of my emails have forwarded, in something like six months. It was a new set-up, so I guess I just assumed I wasn’t receiving any fun mail. And so many random comments and fun things are just sitting in my ignored mailbox! So sad… Yes Emily, I should have said that Kate & Leopold is a cute, silly chick-flick of a movie, on 9/20/2010. Oh my gosh, and HEAB, thank you for your all of your comments that I never, ever got to see! I can’t believe there were so many missed chats I could have continued. Curses to gmail (and not at allllll user error). I feel so embarrassed. It sucks, but I sort of feel the love, too. I can’t believe there were that many responses! 🙂