Ok fine, it wasn’t a blizzard yesterday. It was just snow. But it inspired me to whip up a “blizzard” – a Soft Serve Banana Blizzard. A ripe banana actually made it to the freezer without being eaten! Bananas never last in my house. We are all bananas over bananas!!
For the “mix-in” in the Blizzard, I made 2 batches of Fudge Bites. I modified the recipe with whatever I had in my cabinet.
- 1.5C Pitted dates
- 4T Cocoa powder
- 1C Almonds
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Save 2 Tbsp in this lumpy form. I rolled the rest into energy balls!
Time to make the Soft Serve:
- 1 Frozen banana, chopped
- 2T Fudge bites
Blend together in a food processor. Sprinkle some Fudge Bites on top for good luck. It can be eaten immediately but freezing it for 15-20min gives it a better texture!
That was my breakfast! I was fueled up & energized for some upper body exercises called “Snow Shoveling”, which I kind of enjoyed!
Shoveling doesn’t end at the driveway. Dog owners out there! Do you dig a path for your pooch all the way to the backyard? I do!! My dog is in her senior years. With age comes problems like arthritis. Stairs are a huge challenge for her. To avoid going down the stairs to our garage when she goes out for walks, she resorts to going through the back door …
With “strength training” done, I went out for a 9K run for my 1st experience running on snow. It was quite enjoyable for the most part, with some hops over snow banks on the curb. I wore my compression socks for the 2nd time since I purchased them last year. I totally forgot about them! They definitely helped alleviate my shin pain I had 2 weeks ago. When I approached my last 2km, my shins started hurting again along with the muscles at the front of my legs below the knee cap all the way to the ankle. I might be totally wrong but it could be my Tibialis Anterior. Looks like I need to research ways to stretch out these areas.
I’m aiming for more strength training next week. This week was cardio oriented with spinning & a run. Can you tell I like cardio?
Do you like running on snow?
For those who celebrate it, Happy Chinese New Year!