We made it. Friday is here!! I have to work this Friday, but not as late as other days this week.  Maybe I’ll get that run in that I promised myself.

I really had no excuse yesterday other than wanting to just relax last night.  Okay, well that’s a good excuse in my book!  I did get a quick 16 minute kick butt workout in first thing in the morning – bodyrock’s set fire workout.  Here’s the workout breakdown…

1. Mountain Jump Lunge
2. Sliding Push Ups
3. Mountain Jump Lunges
4. Crunch Scissors
5. Mountain Jump Lunges
6. Reverse Push Up & Knee Tuck

I went through the circuit of exercises 4 times.  My interval timer was set to 30 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest.

It was super fun and I could feel it right away.  I always like that!  My total time was probably 25 minutes when I add in my warm up and cool down/stretch.  I’ve been really bad about warming up lately so I’m making sure to focus on that aspect. 

Breakfast post workout ~ delicious and simple puffed amaranth!


Blueberry puffed amaranth cereal
Serves 1


In a bowl first mix the amaranth and cinnamon together.  Add in the remaining toppings then milk. 


The cinnamon makes it extra special, but after a few bites I wanted a little something more.  PB hit the spot.  A spoonful of new homemade peanut butter swirled around took this bowl to the top.


My peanut butter making has been perfected.  Coconut oil is key to making a smooth and creamy nut butter.


I even reused an old peanut butter jar for my new and improved PB.

Simple Creamy Peanut Butter
Should fill a 16 ounce jar


  • 3 cups of dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (doesn’t have to be melted)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Add the peanuts to a food processor and run until peanuts turn into butter.  Scrape down the sides as needed. 

Peanuts don’t take too long when making nut butter, about 5 minutes tops so far for me.  Once creamy add in the coconut oil and sea salt.  Run until fully combined and pour into your glass jar or container.


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0 thoughts on “Perfected PB”

  1. I hope you get out early today & get in a run!! That peanut butter looks absolutely perfect- so creamy! Ah! I need to make some homemade nut butter

  2. I’ve never seen such smooth homemade peanut butter before! Now I want to give it another try myself- The coconut oil sounds like a smart and delicious addition.

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