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Still Playing Favorites- Tea, CHO, Quest Bars and the 120 Calorie Dark Chocolate Muffin

Still Playing Favorites- Tea, CHO, Quest Bars and the 120 Calorie Dark Chocolate Muffin



Ran 7 miles on the treadmill at home


Our gym set up needs some serious work, but having a treadmill at home is so key when you’re crunched for time or just don’t want to care what you wear.


Some mornings coffee is coffee. Other mornings, like today, my almond coconut mocha is just delightful.


Know what else is delightful? We got even more Chobani goodness in the house.


I’m pretty sure we’re in CHO heaven. All because it was someone’s birthday yesterday.


Since I’m all about favorites today, I have to tell you about this new Good Earth Tea I just got in the mail to try.


Obviously I had to try out the Cocoa Tango one right away. Check out the ingredients.


Just my style- cocoa and chili peppers.

It made the most delicious iced tea I just sucked down.


It’s definitely going to be a new favorite. I really loved that it didn’t need any extra sweetener or anything.

It went perfectly with this.


I know, right?

All my favorites in one big huge bowl this fine afternoon.

My new muffin (recipe to follow), some NuttZo, a Chobani Coffee with Dark Chocolate Bite cup and a baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar.

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness.

Baking the chocolate chip cookie dough Quest Protein Bars is my new favorite thing too by the way.


I just bake it at 375 convection for 5 minutes and it’s amazing.


Okay, so let’s do this. Recipe time.

Chocolate is one of our favorite things around here. We like eating chocolate in the form of a mighty chocolate microwave muffin or for special occasions in some low fat cupcakes.



Lately I’ve gotten even lazier with my most recent dark chocolate microwave muffin. I’ve given up on buying Vitatops since I’m on a serious budget after my little squash addiction, so I’ve been making this new dark chocolate muffin lately.


Pretty much daily actually. It’s made with, well, water.

Yeah. Pretty amazing.

It’s not as fabulous or moist as the original high protein dark chocolate muffin or the dark chocolate microwave muffin, but it takes about 2 minutes to throw together, is pretty darn big, seriously takes care of cravings for rich dark chocolate and is only about 120 calories.

Here you go.





But, it’s really great when topped with a warm Quest Bar


or a Chobani Bite Cup


or a frozen Chobani Bite Cup


or, well, a little of everything including some NuttZo.



Yep. That’s my favorite.

I have a feeling it could be yours too!



Here’s a couple articles I found interesting today too and thought I’d pass them along since I’m in a sharing mood and all.


Foods for All-Day Energy from Shape Magazine

9 Appetite Suppressants that Actually Work from Health Magazine 

Okay, enjoy the rest of the night! Happy Friday!

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  1. 1

    I SO want to try those Good Earth teas! Good Earth is one of the only teas I’ve ever enjoyed. Gotta find that!

    Definitely pinning the dark chocolate muffin recipe to try soon! Thank you! 🙂

  2. 2

    Yuuuuum nom noms. Coming to live at your house like MEOW.

  3. 3
    katie says:

    SO need to try this!!! And yessss the quest bars are amazing, especially the cookie dough!!

  4. 4

    So I ordered a variety pack of Quest bars, but got it yesterday and realized the cookie dough one is too new to be in there!!! Sad day. Well, not that sad since I had a box of Quest Bars…

  5. 5
    Liz says:

    Can’t wait to try the delicious looking chocolate muffin. Love the Joaquin and Judah photos devouring their low fat cupcake, adorable! Good luck at your LA Marathon this Sunday, looking forward to seeing you at the Hot Chocolate next weekend (if your still there by the time I finish ;)…,)!

  6. 6

    That iced tea sounds amazing! Drool!
    I’ve microwaved my Quest Bars but never thought of baking them before..definitely gonna do this when I next get some! Looks delicious!

  7. 7

    Mmmmm… Chocolate. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe. I just made some choc cupcakes last night. So yummy!

  8. 8
    Cheryl says:

    Did you see this slideshow on the natural products expo? Those spicy drinks look right up your alley. http://www.fitsugar.com/Best-Products-From-Natural-Products-Expo-West-2013-28595599?image_nid=28595599

  9. 9

    Those good earth tea flavors sounds really interesting! I already LOVE Cho! I will have to try the muffin, 120 calories for a chocolate treat sounds wonderful! Good luck on your race tomorrow!

  10. 10
    Christie says:

    YUM must try that new muffn! LOVE Quest bars. Baking them is such a great idea, have to try that also! Thanks! 🙂

  11. 11

    HOLY RECIPES!!!!! LOVE! All your stuff looks way prettier than mine! 😉

  12. 12
    Char says:

    Absolutely love all of these muffins! I have one almost daily, thanks to you 🙂 Love it!! And freezing cho cups, perfect idea 🙂 You rock!

  13. 13
    Louise says:

    You are so adorable! I love your posts and delicious looking recipes. LOVE! Your smile always makes me smile. Thank you for that. 🙂

  14. 14
    Louise says:

    You know they sell Quest bars on Iherb.com – check it out (you probably know all about it anyway, right?) it’s the best place for supplements, for the best prices! 🙂 I have coupon code discount vouchers if you are intersted too. 🙂

  15. 15
    Sierra says:

    I’m going to make that muffin this weekend! I also never thought of putting a chobani bite cup in the freezer! I’m going to try that too! You’re a genius!!

  16. 16

    Hope you have a GREAT day tomorrow with RunEatRepeat and SkinnyRunner 🙂

  17. 17
    Amy says:

    I love reading your blog! It motivates me to keep living a healthy lifestyle and to fit in a workout every day, even if it’s just a little bit of time on the treadmill.
    Just thought you might want to know that you’re inspiring to your readers… and reading about your life inspires me in my own! Thanks for that.
    And yummy looking pumpkin-less muffin recipe! Can’t wait to try it. 🙂

  18. 18
    Katelyn Rose says:

    So I’ve only read your blog for a few months, but I totally blame you on my new obsessions with squash (obvi kabocha is tops) and Quest bars. I have to brag that I liked Good Earth tea before I read about them on your blog. #notalwaysafollower

  19. 19
    Lena says:

    OMG! This new muffin recipe is awesome! I added some peppermint extract to it and it was super yummy!


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