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Banana Cornmeal Cupcakes

.so..I bought a box of bananas. why not make banana cornmeal cupcakes?

banana cornmeal cupcakes

BANANA CORNMEAL CUPCAKES

makes: roughly 2 dozen

7 bananas 

1/2 tub smart balance 

1 c raw sugar 

1 T vanilla

3 c cornmeal 

2 heaping teaspoons baking powder

2 heaping teaspoons xanatham gum 

1.5 t salt

start by mixing bananas and butter together until mostly smooth (there will be chunks of banana. this is good).

add sugar and vanilla and mix.

in a separate bowl combine the cornmeal, baking powder, xantham gum, and salt.

add the dry to the wet and mix.

bake at 350 for about 30-40 mins (check after 25).

FROSTING

1 tub smart balance

2 bags of powdered sugar, sifted

1/4 vanilla bean, scraped

1 lemon, zested

 

whisk butter in mixer until it is fluffy and light.

add sifted sugar a little at a time at low speed until it is mixed in, then you can increase the speed.

add vanilla and lemon.

taste.

if the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar

if the frosting is too thick, add some liquid (water, almond mylk, rice mylk, etc.)

 

 

frost cooled cupcake. top with banana slice.

 

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D A T smoooothie bowl

Cause it’s all about the smoooothie, yo!

Smoothie bowls come in all varieties : acai, green bowls, pb and banana, etc. Basically, whatever you can chuck in a blender, you can use as a base.

 

 

 

First – choose your base : water, juice, coconut water

Second – add your fruit (frozen or room temp) : banana, pineapple, apple, blueberries, etc.

Third – add the extras : acai, peanut butter, greens, superfood powder (lacuma, maca, reishi, etc.)

 

 

Top with granola, nuts and seeds, and more fruit, etc.

 

 

 

E N J O Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Day of Discovery

Today was a day of discovery. The first thing I discovered is that I do not like group fitness classes. A friend invited me to a body sculpting class that started with 30 minutes of abs and then a combination of cardio with weights. Don’t get me wrong the instructor was awesome (she was super in shape and kept running around to everyone making comments on how they were making up their own moves and how we need to burn that holiday candy off – that part was entertaining ). However it may have been that I only have been doing cardio for 2 days now or that I just hate being told what to do, I just do not enjoy fitness classes like I used to. Maybe one day I will change my mind, but for now i’ll stick with my own workouts.

Do you prefer to workout with a friend or solo?

The second thing I discovered was this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheesecake Protein Bread

(Disclaimer: Sometimes my taste buds are a little wacky because of the “normal” food I eat, regardless this bread is delish!)

Makes 1 Loaf

 

2 C Oat Flour

1/2 C Vanilla Whey Protein Powder* + 1 Scoop Gold Standard Vanilla Creme Whey Protein*

5 T Flax Meal

1 t Mesquite Powder

1 T Salt

 

2 C Warm Water (110 degrees)

1/2  C Honey

1/4 C Olive Oil

1 Pkg Active Yeast

 

1. Wisk all the wet ingredients together and let sit in warm place 3 – 5 minutes while the yeast activates.

2. Add the dry ingredients and mix for 10 minutes (This is a batter bread, so the dough will be liquidish)

3. Pour in a greased bread pan, cover and let rise in a warm place for about an hour.

4. Bake 350 degrees 40-45 minutes.

 

*Can be made vegan if substituted whey protein for a plant-based vanilla protein.

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