I took the pit out of an avocado…with just a knife for the first time EVER! Now, don’t get me wrong, as I have tried and failed many times before. Seriously, it felt great to do that!!
Brian and I then enjoyed that avocado in some homemade guacamole in meatless Mexican salads. I used the Morningstar Farms meal starters with some chili powder, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and pepper (all unmeasured), and it tasted so good.
I am so excited for my snack today. One of my favorite things ever to make is muffins. I can remember being a little girl using the Jiffy Cornbread Muffin mix to help my mom out with breakfast (corn muffins are a guilty pleasure of mine!). For some reason, muffins just have a special place in my heart.
On Saturday, I scoured the internet for some high protein muffin recipes, and found tons. Many of the recipes were similar to each other, so I took some notes, put my creative hat on and came up with a delicious banana creation. Keep in mind, they do have a slight “protein” taste, so I love them, but Brian thinks they need peanut butter on top 😉
High Protein Banana Muffins
Yields: 10 Muffins
Nutrition Information: Calories-63.2 Fat-2.1g Carbs-3.2g Protein-8.3g
- 1 large banana, smashed
- 3/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/2 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup oat flour (oats ground up!)
- 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- sprinkle of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined. Scoop batter into 10 paper lined and greased muffin tins. Bake for 15-18 minutes. ENJOY!
This morning’s workout was my Tuesday morning spinning class followed by some shoulder and ab work. I have been rotating the same three playlists and switching out various songs for quite some time now in my spinning class…so I decided to create a completely new playlist.
All of the songs totally got me pumped up and working up a sweat! I loved it. At the end of class, I asked for suggestions for next week’s playlist…so keep your eyes peeled for another great workout mix.
On that note, it is time for me to head into work, but first…
Question of the Morning:
- What is your favorite workout song and why?
I LOVE the Black Pearl song from Pirates of the Caribbean. For some reason, it just gets me pumped and thinking I can push through and do anything. It also ALWAYS seems to play when I am getting tired and need that extra energy and confidence boost.