Hope your Monday treated you well.
Despite our hectic schedule, ours went surprisingly well. It makes the world of difference when you start your day the right way. Yes?
And when it’s ends a little something like this.
Isn’t that just gorgeous? And to think, I almost hopped on the treadmill for a short run tonight instead. At the last minute I decided to just run from the gym to the beach. I’m so glad I did. How could I have missed this? Silly.
Just ran 4 miles today. Taught a few classes throughout the day (spin, Y50X and step), so my body wasn’t really feeling it. But, I’m trying to follow my training plan as closely as possible and had to give my Wave Sayonara shoes some Monday night love.
Dang we are blessed.
Let’s see. Not that you care, but I finally roasted this little squash I got last week from the farmer’s market.
I just prepared it like I do roasted kabocha squash.
We’ve been digging these chicken apple sausages from Trader Joe’s lately too, although Judah always complains that they “have brown stuff on them”. He’s already not a fan of my little over cooking problem.
The end result was a mix of that sausage, scrambled with egg whites and an apple in coconut oil with some pink sea salt and it was magnificent. So was the roasted kabocha and whatever other squash that is topped with Peanut Free Nuttzo mixed with more coconut oil on the side.
We do not mess around here. Dang I love breakfast. Anyone else?
Oh and one random tip before I give you a little muffin recipe. It might not be the best idea to wear a shirt telling everyone who you are if you’re going to the same store you frequently visit late on Monday nights after the gym for squash and cat food.
Oh man, they have really got to be talking about me now. Ha ha.
Okay, so the muffin.
I know, it’s just darn cute.
And without any added sugars or artificial sugars.
And filled with apple chunks.
It’s just magnificent.
I’ve been dabbling a bit with different bread making and am still working on sample the seedy bread before I have that recipe ready, but this is pretty much just a fruity version of Easiest No Sugar, No Grain Microwave Muffin Ever.
Here you go.
No Grain Apple Microwave Muffin
2 T coconut flour (14 grams)
1/2 an apple, cut into small pieces
1 egg or 2 egg whites
1/2- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
cinnamon (or apple pie spice)
1/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
(*optional sweetener if needed- I don’t put any in this and I think it’s fine, but if you want a little extra sweetness add 2-3 teaspoons maple syrup or a packet of stevia)
3-4 tablespoons water
Mix all ingredients except for water. Add water in one tablespoon at a time until you get desired consistency. You don’t want it too think or too thin. It should be able to be poured into another container.
Pour in microwavable mug or bowl greased with coconut oil or sprayed with nonstick spray. Microwave for 3-4 minutes (you can also bake this at 375 for 15 minutes or so if you’re not a fan of the microwave).
Oh yes, it’s one heck of a good snack. I like that it has fiber, protein from the egg, a little sweetness from the apple and well, that you can whip it up in about 5 minutes.
So darn easy.
I’ve made it with both Granny Smith apples and Fuji ones. Both work well.
These muffins can be frozen and they also travel well. I took a couple of them that I had baked in the oven to the IDEA Fitness Convention the other week.
Why yes, a muffin goes fabulously with a Venti Americano and GNC vitapak.
A muffin also goes well with a huge breakfast scramble and is even better when topped with coconut butter and peanut free Nuttzo.
Oh, and because I know there are a few of you that only come to the blog to see pictures of the boys, well, here you go.
This was from open gym last week. Who the heck knows what’s under all those blocks, right?
Have a good one!
What’s your favorite kind of muffin?
Tell me something magnificent about your Monday.