Thursday, August 7, 2014

Paleo Banana Muffins

Hi guys!  I hope you are having a good week.  We got back from our MN family vacation last week and as soon as we got off the plane it was work, work, work.  School started for my son Christian last Friday, needless to say: my week consisted of "back to school" clothes and supply shopping.  

 I was also utilizing any free time to further prepare for my Personal Training Certification.  If you follow me on any of my social media accounts, you are probably aware that I took the exam last Thursday and that I passed!  
So exciting!  I am now a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.  

Since posting the photo of my exam results I have received a ton of questions from people who are currently studying for the exam.  I will have a post coming up soon with my tips, tools and recommendations, basically what I did to prepare for the exam.

OK, on to the recipe...
 I have made it my mission to make breakfast and basically all of our meals as quick and as simple of possible. I love baking treats that are nutritious, delicious and full of healthy fats.

I wanted to share a Banana Muffin recipe that has seriously been a lifesaver in the last couple of weeks.  I have been serving these for breakfast along side eggs but, these are also great for an after school snack or even as dessert.

Did I mention these are also Paleo?  
I hope you guys enjoy!

Banana Muffins
Ingredients:
4 ripe medium size bananas, mashed 
2 whole eggs
1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1 tbsp. of coconut sugar
1/4 tsp. of salt
1/3 cup of coconut flour
1/4 tsp. of baking powder
1/4 tsp. of baking soda
1/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg

Directions:
Preheat your oven at 350 degrees.  Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with baking spray.  In a large bowl combined your mashed bananas and the rest of the wet ingredients with a hand mixer or with a fork.  Once the wet ingredients are well combined, add in your dry ingredients and mix until well combined.  Add in your mixture in to your muffin tray (about 2 tbsp. per muffin.)  Place the muffin tray in the preheated oven.  Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes.  Let them cool completely before serving.  

Enjoy!  
I hope you give this recipe a try!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Last Minute Dessert Ideas for The 4th of July!

Hi!  I hope you are having a great day.  The 4th of July is only two days away.  What are your plans for Independence Day?  Are you hosting a BBQ?

Today I wanted to share two easy, last minute recipes that you can literally throw together a few hours before your guests arrive. These are both dairy free and require just a handful of ingredients.

First!  My Dairy-free 4th of July Ice Cream Sandwiches

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Zoodles a La Vodka with Farmers Market Finds

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are having a good week so far.   I woke up to a beautiful morning after much thunder storming last night.  I am feeling a bit sore from the Crossfit workouts this week however, I am still enjoying the WODs.  I love how Crossfit focuses more on improving athletic performance rather than lowering the number on the scale.  Love the energy from everyone around me and also, learning from all of these amazing athletes.
 
As you know, from my previous post, the next couple of months I will only be posting on Wednesdays.  I still wanted to share a few fun things I did during my week and a simple summer meal recipe.  I hope you enjoy!

Last Thursday my day started a bit rocky, I woke up to car issues. I had to share vehicles for the day with Joe which required me to bring him to work and to also skip my morning workout (booohooo, I know.)  The trip to his work did not go to waste, though... I love stopping by the WholeFoodsMarket's nearby, for a coffee and some aisle browsing.

Also, across from WholeFoods, and much to my surprise ;o), was the opening of my favorite Colorado Springs Farmers Market.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Update, World Food Festival Colorado Springs and CrossFit...

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are doing well.  My apologies, I know it has been a while since my last post.  If you follow me on Instagram or if we are Facebook buddies then you  know that I have been preparing for not one, but two certification exams.  I am scheduled to take a final test for one of the certifications next month, and I have been dedicating most of my time to studying.

 I so appreciate you visiting the blog, stick around, there's a lot of fun changes happening to the material and the layout of this blog in the next couple of months.

For now, you can expect a blog post once a week, every Wednesday.  Also, I post  photos and other fun things rather frequently on my Facebook and Instagram (@ahealthier_fitterme) accounts, would love for you to check those out. ;o)

Foodie for life...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

I wanted to take a minute to remember those who courageously gave their lives for our safety.  Thank you to those who continue to serve our military.   

Thank you for all you do. 
Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

First Impression: OrangeTheory Studio in Colorado Springs

Hi Guys!  Happy Monday!  I have changed locations for the day.  My Internet has been acting up at home and I was "forced" to head to my local coffee shop Suri Ridge Coffee House to access their Internet.  I have to say; their iced coffee is delightful.  This coffee shop is slowly becoming my favorite place to get coffee at, they even carry Almond Milk!  Can we say, Starbucks... Who?
I always carry a few packets of Truvia with me, which made my iced coffee extra perfection.