For breakfast this morning, I mixed together 1/2 c. oats, 1 c. milk, 1 T. chia seeds, and 1/2 scoop protein powder, and let it sit for 20 minutes. The oats got all soft and plump and chewy.
I topped it with
- Cocoa Walnut Butter (recipe to come when I perfect it!)
- And…cherry butter!
This weekend, Dan and I went cherry picking at a local farm. We came home with over 11 pounds of plump red cherries, and had a lot of fun! Even though we got downpoured on at the end, going cherry picking was a perfect afternoon date, and we got some delicious food out of it as well.
With these cherries, I made 8 pints of frozen cherries, 4 pints of sweetened frozen cherries (can you tell I LOVE frozen cherries?), 2+ pints of cherry butter, and left the rest in the fridge for snacking!
The cherry butter is fantastic, and was totally worth the time it took to make it!
I cooked down 3.5 pounds of pitted cherries, 3.5 c water, 3.5 c sugar and 0.5 tsp nutmeg in my crock pot to about 1/3 of the original volume and blended it with my stick blender. It took almost a full 24 hours though, so I think next time I’d make it stove top to speed things up a bit!
This was also my first experience with canning. I think it went well…the seal on the jars held!
As promised, I have a great gift bag from Iron Girl to give away to one of you! It contains…
- Iron Girl visor
- Swim goggles
- Athletic socks (1 pair)
- “Runervals with Iron Girl” DVD
- Bodycology Skin Softening body wash
- Bodycology Cucumber Melon body mist
- Dr Teal’s Peppermint Food Scrub
- Rohto Redness Relief eyedrops
- Rohto Dry Eye eyedrops
- FlexPower pain relief cream
- Luna bar
- Luna protein bar
TWO complimentary race entries to ONE of the following races:
- Iron Girl Triathalon in Racine, WI — July 31
- Iron Girl Triathalon in Boulder, CO — August 28
- Iron Girl Triathalon at Lake Tahoe (CA) — September 19
To enter, leave a comment telling me how you get motivated for a hot summer workout.
For a bonus entry, tweet “I want to win the Iron Girl triathalon giveaway from @savvyjulie http://bit.ly/bTEy3l ” and leave a second comment saying you did.
I will choose a winner at 1 pm EST on Friday, July 2!
Off to the DMV today to get my New York State driver’s license (with my new married name!)