Friday afternoon I enjoyed a 20 mile ride through the valley. It was a gorgeous afternoon for it and this is just one of the many picturesque views along the route. I love where I live, I love being back on my bike and I love the fall air!
Finally, without further ado:
I've been making my own almond butter for months now and quite simply it rocks! Much cheaper and more delicious than store bought, and you can flavor it however you want. I love Kroger's cinnamon roasted almonds so they're always central in my recipe. All you need is a food processor or high quality blender!
1 lb bag cinnamon roasted almonds
1 lb bag cashews
1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
Place ingredients in food processor and process for up to 5 minutes until smooth. If possible, drizzle the olive oil while the processor is running. Viola!
Better be prepared to eat some when you make this! It's best warm right after processing :)
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
Another year has flown by, which means it's time to sit back and reflect on the past season. It has been a season of challenge in many regards, and most definitely not the season I had hoped or planned for. Thinking back to my coaching meeting in January, coach Jim and I had discussed taking things to the next level and I set some pretty high goals for myself. That remained the plan through June, until I through a complete 180 by dropping Chattanooga and deciding to focus on my health. I can vividly remember that day, sitting next to the pool after a short workout when coach asked if Chattanooga was still in the cards. I don't remember whether or not I actually responded, but I do remember the emptiness and defeat I felt in that moment knowing in my heart that the answer was no. I consider myself a "fighter"... being Italian makes me stubborn to the core and I am very loyal to the commitments that I make. However, in that moment God was calling me to let go of my own personal plans and trust in Him instead. As humbling and difficult as it was to walk away from Ironman training this past season, I'm incredibly glad that I did.Hearty Miso Soup
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