So, um yeah. Dang it I’m overwhelmed over here. Not a big fan. Is anyone though? Ha.
Thank goodness the day started out with this (the new unsweetened mocha)
and more importantly this.
Don’t you just love it when you read something that just fits so perfectly with where you’re at at the moment?
I needed that this morning. I had to keep reminding myself throughout the day to just take one thing at a time.
I’ll try to do that here too.
I won’t bore you with my classes I taught today or my short treadmill run, but I will tell you I added Katy Perry’s song “Roar” to my spin play list. It was played everywhere at the Marine Corps Marathon With the Runner’s World Challenge last weekend so it has sentimental value.
We climbed to it today in class.
I finally went through some mail I’ve gotten over the past couple of days. Sometimes I get mail and put it on the shelf and don’t open it for a little while. Kind of like saving all your presents for Christmas. I save my packages for that special time. So silly, right?
Some new Handful bras (I wear them daily), Mizuno gloves (yes, I totally wear gloves in So Cal- my hands freeze when I run outside in cold weather and I’m wussy) and one of Pavement Runner’s cool shirts. Dang I love getting mail.
Just in case your curious on how some of the celebrities did in the New York City Marathon yesterday, Runner’s World has you covered. Check out this article.
Pro Compression has a new Sock of the Month for November.
Yep. Argyle. Awesome.
To get in on the awesomeness, go to the Sock of the Month page. Use code NOV for 40% off and FREE shipping.
So yeah, when I’m overwhelmed I bake. Probably not the best idea as I should start working on getting ready to travel across the country again, but I had some toddlers that were convinced we were baking some STUFT CHO Muffins this morning.
Since I was out of a few things, I made due with what I could find in the pantry. I wasn’t sure it would come out, but wouldn’t you know it did. I love it when that happens. I also love when my roasted brussel sprouts turn out just the right crispiness.
The modifications I made to the muffins came out so well I thought I’d share. And we made it into a loaf by Judah’s request and because it was easier.
Speaking of easy, parchment paper is key. I use it for everything. Roasting veggies, lining baking pans, muffin cup liners, you name it, parchment paper is the way to go.
Okay. Here’s the bread. It’s gluten free, doesn’t have too much sugar, has some spinach in there for “strong muscles” and is a winner over here at the STUFT house.
Gluten Free STUFT Green Banana Bread
makes one loaf
1-2 cups organic spinach
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 single serve Chobani flavored cup (or three Champions tubes if that’s all you have like us)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of brown rice flour
3-4 ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
Blend together spinach and eggs (I use the NutriBullet)
Transfer into large bowl or KitchenAid Stand Mixer and add all other ingredients.
Mix until all ingredients are combined.
Pour in greased loaf pan or one lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.
Impress the family and feel great about serving your toddlers green gluten free bread.
The perfect slice.
Some pretty cool green loving tots.
Want to come over for breakfast with us?
Have a good one.
What do you do when you’re overwhelmed?
Do you open mail packages right away or do you let them sit for a couple days until the time is right and it’s even more exciting to open them?