A quick announcement that ch-ch-changes are coming. The look and feel of this blog will be changing in a major way in the very near future but do not worry as you will be able to still find me through the http://www.baha703ironman.com/ URL as well as the new one (not releasing the name yet.) It is going to highlight my true passions which are cooking and eating as well as training and racing. I am so excited and doing my best to not reveal anything but you will love it to.
I received a preview shot last night and I am in LOVE with the look of it. It is incredible and I am forever in debt to the designer (will be revealed with new site.) My gratitude to you (designer) is not enough to say THANK YOU. You are doing an awesome and speedy job. Color me excited.
This weeks Athlete’s Plate is brought to you in honor of John from Training Smoker fame. John is pure inspiration. He was a 1 pack a day smoker who has done 2 marathons, 2 half-Ironman races, a century and is registered for Ironman Florida this year.
Reading through John’s blog I found the following little tidbits about him:
1- He has an awesome tattoo of a tree on his shoulder.
2- The Matrix is one of his favorite movies.
3- He has been blogging since September 2008
4- Nelly and Andre 3000 are two of his favorite artists.
5- Training Log is the most use label on his blog.
6- He is a top Health Blogger on Wellsphere.
7- Ran the Resolution Run on New Year’s Day and PR’d it. It was a 5k that he ran in 24:42 and finished 4th in his age group.
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1- Cook oatmeal per package directions.
2- Stir in the apples pieces, 3/4 of the nuts, cinnamon and agave syrup.
3- Distribute oats among four bowls. Top with milk and remaining walnuts
A favorite of mine is to add in 1tbs of dark chocolate chips. The chips will melt in the hot oatmeal and just about every spoonful will have chocolate on it and what a great treat.
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Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats, 3-4 oz molasses, 2-3 T oil (olive or vegetable), 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped, 1/3 cup almond meal, 2 servings whey protein powder, 1-2 tbs peanut butter, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 9×13 baking pan
1- Toast the oats in the oven for a while, ~10 minutes. This is a good way to preheat the oven (350 degrees) and you might as well use the baking pan for this step.
2- Combine the molasses and oil in a mixing bowl. Stir until smooth
3- Add oats, cranberries, peanut butter and stir
4- In a separate bowl, mix remaining dry ingredients
5- Add dry ingredients, stir everything up.
6- Transfer the mix to greased 9×13 baking pan
7- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes. When it smells good, it is good.
8- Remove, let it cool… cut into pieces
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Ingredients: 1 bottle of the newly created Strawberry Banana HoneyMilk, 1 1/2c frozen strawberries, 2 bananas, 1 1/2 tsp honey, 2 tbs peanut butter (if using fresh strawberries then add ice)
1- Combine all ingredients in a blender and whip to a consistency of your liking
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John – I hope you enjoyed the menu and that the memories I pulled from came back. It was a lot of fun going through your blog and you are an inspiration.
Please nominate another blogger by Monday and email me at jbaha14 [at] gmail [dot] com.