These remind me of a candy that my Mom has always liked called Cherry Mash. Those things are little fat bombs. Mmmmm…but so good! When I was a little girl I would go to the Army Navy Store with my Dad, I remember looking to see if they had them so we could take one home to my Mom.
You probably wouldn’t want to eat one of those for a pre or post workout snack.
Instead you can add these to your healthy eating routine without the guilt. I love the flavor of cherries, vanilla and chocolate together. Look for today’s workout and nutrition information at the bottom of the post!
Growing up we had a neighbor behind us that planted cherry trees and they lined the back of the chain-link fence that divided our backyards. My friend Kimberly and I would just stand on the chain-link fence and pick and eat until we couldn’t eat anymore. It was hard to beat the squirrels and birds to them. But we got plenty and I think the birds and squirrels did too. My backyard neighbor, Mary Ann, never seemed to mind that we consumed tons of those cherries. Thank you Mary Ann, wherever you are now.
Maybe you can see one of the cherry trees in the background. That’s me and my Dad. Best water-slide ever!
So this is a little homage to my childhood, growing up eating from the neighbors cherry trees and a candy I remember getting for my Mom.
Here is the recipe!
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raw mixed nuts, unsalted (or whatever type of nut you like)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, such as the Enjoy Life Foods brand
3 scoops of vanilla whey protein
2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats
1 tbsp flax meal
2 tbsp peanut butter, natural and unsweetened
1 tsp stevia, powdered or pure maple syrup
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
1 tsp virgin coconut oil, unrefined
1 tbsp sliced almonds or unsweetened shredded coconut
Place all of the bar ingredients in your food processor.
Nutrition information calculated using the Recipe Builder on MyFitnessPal.com
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10 g 16 %
Saturated Fat 4 g 18 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 20 mg 7 %
Sodium 33 mg 1 %
Potassium 130 mg 4 %
Total Carbohydrate 32 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 19 %
Sugars 15 g
Protein 10 g 21 %
Vitamin A 2 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 7 %
Iron 16 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
This comes from Fightmaster Yoga, by Lesley Fightmaster. (What a great last name!)
It’s a 33 minute Total Body Yoga.
We broke a little sweat doing this one. But it’s still a nice and easy active rest day!Yoga Total Body Workout
Have a Beautiful Day!