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Banana Nut Muffins

I LOVE MAKING THESE!  So I thought I’d share!

BANANA NUT MUFFINS

  • 2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼  teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons of applesauce
  • 2-3 VERY ripe and mashed bananas
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ –  ½  cup of chopped pecans or walnuts
  • ¼ cup of raisins (optional)

12 Muffins!!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and egg until well combined.  Then add in the applesauce, mashed bananas, milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the dry ingredients ( flour mixture) to the wet ingredients and stir until the batter mixed well making sure there are no streaks of dry  ingredients.
  5. Add the nuts and raisins in the batter if you want.
  6. Do not over mix by stirring too much.
  7. Either line your muffin pan with paper liners, or spray the holder  with vegetable oil, (if you don’t have the liners…like me)
  8. Add an equal amount of batter into each muffin  holder.
  9. Bake for 18-24 mins (depends on your oven. My muffins take about 22 mins max)   Use a toothpick to test, insert into the center of a muffin or 2- if it comes out clean they’re done.
  10. Take muffins out of holder to cool.
  11. EAT!

Misc Tips:

` I use VERY VERY VERY ripe bananas which are super sweet which is why you really don’t need any sugar. I added a quarter of a  cup but I might just nix the sugar next  time I make them. Also, my mother froze my bananas  by accident. So as they defrosted they made a water/syrup mixture. SO frickin sweet!
`The recipe called for brown sugar- I didn’t have it I just had some fructose from whole foods.
`Applesauce is (and can be used as) a  replacement for the vegetable oil.
`I don’t drink dairy milk. I used almond milk.
`My sister likes nuts and doesn’t like raisins. My brother likes raisins and doesn’t like nuts…they are both optional to add to your mixture.
`USE pastry flour and not cooking flour!! It makes SUCH a big difference.

I eat these for breakfast with fruit and/or an egg or as a snack after dinner when I want something sweet. This satisfies my sweet tooth… especially if I put a little jelly on it. I  have 6 in the fridge && 6 in the freezer to have later. I heat them up and poww.. yum. good stuff.

Enjoy.
Get There.
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Egg Muffins

Hey world. Do you like eggs? Do you like muffins? Well here’s the perfect dish for you!

I came across this recipe via tumblr and I’m here to share my experiences

Fresh out the oven looking swole.

Ingredients: (servings- 3)

  • 2 eggs
  • Diced veggies (your choice) I used spinach & mushrooms
  • Spices -optional I used black pepper & salt
  • Shredded cheese- if you want
  • Cooking spray

The only item you definitely need is an egg or few of them.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven at 355 degrees
  2. Beat the eggs while adding the spices.  Then diced the spinach & mushrooms.  You don’t need a lot of the spices or diced veggies!
  3. Sprayed the muffin tin.  (4 muffin holders.) Pour eggs in 3 tins about 1/2 to 3/4 of the tin
  4. Then add the veggies and cheese, slightly mix in the muffin tin and pop into the oven for no longer than 25 minutes. I also checked by sticking a toothpick in the center and if nothing is on the toothpick, then they’re done! Just like muffins.

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Post Run Breakfast

This morning I finally met up with Black Girls Run: Philly.

To be honest, about 2/3 from being done I said eff this, I don’t know who I thought I was, but I for SURE ain’t no  runner. By the time I finished silently cursing myself && BGR out I looked up had one hill left ( I can do a hills no problem)  then  it was over. 3 miles. Just like that. And I felt great. And I wanted to do more. And I was so happy I came out. The ladies were so awesome and supportive because, I’m not gonna lie, I needed to walk for about 200 meters, somebody walked with me and then encouraged me to keep going.

I was happy I went. It wasn’t bad at all. I jogged almost all of it. I plan on going back && doing it some more as much as I can. Maybe I’ll even enter a 5K or something.

When I got home I had a smoothie & a thin bagel. RECOVERY MEAL!!!!!!!

Smoothie:

  • Pineapple/Coconut Juice
  • Water
  • Fresh Banana
  • Frozen Mango & Pineapple Chunks
  • Frozen Peach Slices
  • Ice Cubes

Things That I forgot to put in my smoothie that I will next time:

  • Vanilla Protein powder
  • [Liquid] Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll will make your drink dark green, but it won’t alter the taste, well at least last time I did it the drink tasted the exact same. Chlorophyll has so many health benefits, for starters it keeps your red blood cells clean and stocked up. Here’s a link that explains more about the benefits.  Just trust me. Adding this is good.

The thin bagel has 100 calories as opposed to the regular bready bagels. Yes I love the other bagels too, but these are a much healthier alternative.

This is my recovery meal I wanted to share. The fruit in the smoothie plus the bagel was good,  when I add the protein it’ll be perfect. Add strawberries, blueberries or any other fruit, I just didn’t have any shopping tomorrow!!

What do you do for recovery meals? Share them!

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Morning Kick Smoothie

I’m on this whole “Jordan stop eating sugar” kick which means no waffles, no bagels, no honey nut cheerios for a while… and I just adore breakfast but I’m okay with that.  I have accepted it. I would really like my face to clear so I have to pinpoint why it’s breaking out. Is it the sugar? Dairy? Stress? Pasta? I’ll find out!

So for breakfast I’ve been making smoothies 2-3 times a week. This was Friday’s Smoothie which I absolutely loved!

  • Apple Juice
  • Fresh Mango/Grapes/Strawberries/banana
  • Frozen Pineapples/Peaches
  • 3-4 Ice Cube
  • 3/4-1 leaf of kale (greens)
  • water
  • Whey protein (optional)
  • about a tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Let me explain: I hadn’t planned to put this up which is why there are no portion sizes! and I didn’t have fresh pineapple or peaches which is why I used my frozen fruit. BUT by all means use fresh fruit! I’m not a huge berry lover hence…no black or raspberries. I’ll redo and measure everything carefully…I guess for yall I will.

Kale is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beneficial. The nutrients provided in kale are plentiful [ another day I’ll discuss all things positive about these little  green curly leaves.]  The only negative thing I would say about using kale is that the whole drink would turn green..but get over it and juice the little leaf.

Focus on the positives: you’ll be getting a couple of servings of fruits early in the AM, you’ll feel great && it’s a healthy breakfast easy to take on the go.

I actually don’t know why I put the protein as optional…every single ingredient in this smoothie is optional. The whey can help if you are working out and need a post-work out snack.  You can add stuff, take away stuff.. ..

…Explore. Create. Be healthy. and oh yea..share your recipes!

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-Get There.

It was too good and this container is just awesome.