Rice Pudding–Post Workout Meal

I am a total foodie.  So when I try to tighten my diet reins, I eliminate most things that won’t help me reach my goals, track my diet in a calorie counter app, and follow macros.  I know some of you are rolling your eyes at macros, but I like numbers and it makes me feel like I am in control.

However just because I may be a little more strict does not mean I don’t make meals I find delicious.  Today I made a post workout favorite of mine and decided to share it with you all!

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Rice Pudding

3C of water

3C basmati rice

1C almond milk/coconut milk

1 Tbl. vanilla extract

1-2 Tbl cinnamon (depending on how much you like!)

stevia to taste

 

Directions:

Add rice and water to a pot and add a pinch of salt if you’d like.  Once water comes to a boil, turn down the heat to simmer and cover with a lid.  Once rice is cooked to your liking, add the almond milk.  The rice will most likely soak up all the milk.  Add the cinnamon and stevia.  Stir well to combine.

**I also added a mashed banana to a cup of rice for my post workout snack today–it was amazing 😉  I have also considered adding raisins to make it more similar to rice pudding but I haven’t gotten that far.

Four Corners–Free Workout

Today is the warmest day we have yet this spring!  I was pumped and even ran a bit!  So in celebration of this sunny weather, here is an awesome outdoor workout:

Find a local field–

Four Corners:

1.  Short lengths of the field you will lunge (one forward, the other backwards)

2.  Long lengths of the field you will run at a good effort–doesn’t have to be an all out sprint.

3.  At each corner you will do an exercise.  You will start the workout by lunging along the short end of the field and you will end the square by doing the exercise on the corner you started on (situps).

First corner- Mountain climbers

Second corner- Pushups

Third corner- Squats

Fourth corner- Sit-ups

Now the kicker…You will do this 4 times through.  The exercises will start out at 40 reps, then 30, then 20, and the last round will be 10 reps.

Have fun and get some vitamin D!