Vanilla Almond Butter Protein Balls + A Terrific Tuesday

Good morning! I have a recipe to share with you along with some more weekend pics and a workout. Last night I came home from work and felt inspired to make a quick grab and go snack. I eyeballed a lot of this recipe so these are very rough measurements!


  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • Roughly 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • Water - as needed for consistency


  • Mix everything together besides water
  • Add in water until mixture can easily be rolled into balls without falling apart

This is a super easy snack to make to have on hand and perfect for before or after a workout. I ate one after my early morning workout this morning. I tried a new gym only a couple blocks away from our new apartment. I wasn't feeling very creative in making up my own workout so I did this workout from one of my favorite bloggers, Jen at I switched the chest flies to pushups and added in 45 seconds of a cardio exercise after each round (burpees, skaters and jumping jacks.)

When I can get myself out of bed real early, I like to workout before hopping on the train to work because it gives me the freedom to come home and relax after work.

Before I go I wanted to share a couple more photos from last weekend. On Sunday we had brunch at Toast and it was delicious! I ordered the smoked salmon egg toasts. Such a perfect brunch meal. Michael ordered banana french toast and an egg sandwich. His french toast was definitely the best.

banana french toast

smoked salmon egg toast brunchI also finally found a winter coat to help me survive when it gets cold...

winter coatIn all seriousness though this is a SUPER warm down jacket that I got at Burlington for such a good price. And with that I'll leave you with:

- Rach