TGIF! I am psyched the weekend is here! Mostly because I have a bunch of fun things planned, but also because Mal has all next week off (school vacation)! Woohoo!
On the agenda for this Friday morning: a trip to the dog park. It was a busy week for Mal and me, so Murphy didn’t get in his usual long walks. A trip to the park was much-needed today. This dog had energy to burn!
On the drive to the park, I took a quick pit-stop at Marylou’s for a Maple Walnut iced coffee, which was pretty tasty, but I like the Almond Joy and Peanut Butter Wonderful flavors better. I’m glad I tried it though!
Murphy and I explored a new trail at the park today.
This one led us into a big, open field.
Which Murphy found very exciting.
And proceeded to sprint around and elephant butt like a crazy pug.
What a freak.
After the park, I snacked on some almonds.
For lunch, I made a big salad, which I topped with a can of tuna, balsamic vinegar, and truffle salt.
After lunch, I did a little baking and ate a bunch of cookies. Hey, it’s Cookie Friday! And at least these ones had some protein in them!
Blueberry-Vanilla Protein Cookies
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- Preheat oven to 375*F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
- Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake cookies for approximately 12 minutes.
- Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
- Eat and enjoy!
Makes 12 cookies
Off to CrossFit and then some beer drinking!