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Thursday

Stair Running....

Ok, this sounds exhausting at first (who am I kidding... it is until you're fit for it). I like it because it makes no difference what the weather outside is like, and I can keep an eye on the kids, two factors which are affected by outdoor running (which I also love). Initially I started with stair walking. I filled a water bottle and kept it handy, and plugged my favourite music into my ears via my beloved Android (which also serves as my timer). Once I started feeling brave enough, I tried running on the stairs. I'd run for a bit and then resume the walking once I got tired. Of key importance, I discovered, is having a railing next to you to grab in case you tumble (cringe). Now I can run straight for 30 minutes. You can imagine how delighted I was when I learned that stair running burns about 100 calories every 6 minutes... ahhhh!!! I'm keeping this exercise :) :)

Tuesday

Raspberry Chocolate (non-dairy)

OMG. That's all I can say about this one. It tastes far too good to be healthy.

Raspberries
Cranberries
Banana
Honey
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Ground flax
Water

Blend and enjoy!

Monday

Cranberry Chocolate Shake (non-dairy)

Today I was looking for a non-dairy shake that used cranberries, since I have a surplus of those at the moment. This is what I came up with that worked very well:

1 banana
2 mandarin oranges
3/4 cup cranberries
2 tbsp cocoa powder/sugar mix (I used Starbucks hot cocoa mix)
Water
Blend to desired consistency

The cranberries are very tart, and when I initially tried the shake without the cocoa/sugar mix, it didn't work for my taste (the oranges weren't sweet enough to compensate). Adding the cocoa/sugar mixture was the perfect solution.

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