I officially joined the gym today. I signed away a large sum of money to be taken out of my account every month for 12 months. 12 months. I've never been committed to anything for 12 months before -- even my current flat lease, I can choose to end the lease early in just 6 months. This gym membership, no. I'm having regrets already. Well, the sense of regret flooded in as soon as I signed in blood this morning.
Culinary school hasn't been good for my love-handles so I thought it'd be good to
join the gym and eat healthy stuff like this. I used to be addicted to
granola. Granola and coffee made up a large part of my diet when I
studied for exams in university.
But I digress. So I went to the gym for the first time in a month
this afternoon (and prior to that I had a hiatus of about 6 months) and
had some of this granola as my pre-gym snack. I don't have my kitchen scale at home with me as it's in school..so it's all in cups.
It's a granola recipe, so pick and choose your add-ins. Along with the
base of oats, peanut butter and honey, I added cacao nibs, chia seeds
and chopped peanuts. Healthy stuff. I joined the gym, might as well go
4 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
2 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp cacao nibs
1/2 cup honey (or agave nectar)
1 cup peanut butter
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 180C and line a large baking tray with grease proof paper.
Mix the rolled oats with a pinch of salt, the peanuts, linseeds and chia seeds.
Melt the honey and peanut butter together on the stove over a gentle heat or in the microwave until it's not as viscous. Mix with the dry ingredients. Spread on lined baking tray and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden.