Monday, August 15, 2011
Fueled Up and Ready to Clean
In preparation for this week, I refilled my spray bottle with Branch Basics and made some energy bars to help keep me fueled throughout the day. I can't even begin to tell you how obsessed I am with my Clean Start cookbook. The recipe for my energy bars came from Clean Start, and they are amazingly good, fantastically simple to make, and free of any sugars or unwanted additives. They can be made with any kind of nut butter, the nuts of your choice, dried fruit or chocolate chips and are sweetened with a touch of pure maple syrup. I used almond butter with sunflower seeds, cashews and almonds. I included a picture so you could take a peek. I ate more than my fair share before I even put them in the refrigerator to harden. I always need snacks throughout the day, especially when I'm at work. Now I'm sure I'll have enough energy to keep cleaning and organizing my classroom. I have until Thursday to get everything set up. Wish me luck!