One of the easiest things to prep ahead for a quick and easy breakfast on the go!!!! Stop fearing the carbs!! In moderation they are totally healthy and I’m going to be honest, these muffins are going to be happening in my house!! Who else?!
Source: Well Plated
2 cups oats (quick cooking or old fashioned)
2 large very ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2-3 tablespoons honey*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (I prefer aluminum free)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Up to 1/2 cup mix-ins: chocolate chips (mini or regular), chopped dark chocolate, nuts, dried cranberries, or blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-cup standard muffin tin or line with paper liners. If using liners, lightly greasing them as well. Set aside.
Place the all ingredients but the mix-ins in a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade: oats, bananas, eggs, Greek yogurt, honey, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend or process on high, stopping to scrape down and stir the ingredients once or twice as needed, until the batter is smooth and the oats have broken down almost completely, about 3 minutes. By hand, stir in the mix-ins. If the batter is warm from the appliance’s motor, the chocolate chips may melt and swirl as they are stirred. If this bothers you, let the batter cool for 10 minutes before adding them.
Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups, filling each no more than 3/4 of the way to the top. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips or nuts as desired. Bake for 15 minutes, until the tops of the muffins set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place the pan on a wire rack and let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and enjoy!
My number one trick to staying on track over the week… stay hydrated. No more mistaking thirst for hunger, and you’ll get beautiful hair and skin just from staying on top of your water intake 💦
Red, White, and Blue Smoothie Bowl! 🍓🍍🍒Love smoothie bowls in the summer!
In the mix is frozen strawberries, blueberries, and bananas, unsweetened cashew milk, vanilla superfoods, and topped with freeze dried fruit for some crunch. Yummm!
It’s so important to remember where you came from to appreciate where you’re going…
9 years ago, I was a dance major STARVING my body, depleting it with cardio, and felt unworthy of being ANYTHING other than a size double zero.
5 years ago, I was HAUNTED by food. I tried desperately to lose weight as I continued to battle an eating disorder. I was lost about what I wanted to do in my life, and spent most days counting calories, and planning my next diet.
3 years ago, I suffered from an extreme LACK of self-confidence and body HATRED after “recovering” and gaining back all of the weight I had so unhealthily kept off for years.
I have learned the value of FUELING my body.
I no longer DIET.
I ENJOY a life I never thought I would.
I wear a bathing suit MINUS the panic attack.
I workout because I LOVE my body, not to torture it.
Eating disorders, anxiety, body dysmorphia, you name it, I struggled with it. We’re all given our own battles and struggles to fight, and this was mine. BUT it was not without a LESSON.
I’ve made it my personal mission to help other women find beauty in their own strength, FUEL their bodies healthfully, and learn to LOVE fitness. And to me the fact that I get to do that EVERY SINGLE DAY for a living is EVERYTHING!!!
One of my favorite snacks!! Thanks TalesofaKitchen for this awesome idea
First, slice a banana in half and top with almond butter or peanut butter.
Second, drizzle with honey.
Third, sprinkle with crushed walnuts, flax seeds, dried berries, and sliced almonds.
Enjoy as a filling snack!
(the healthy fats from the nuts will hold you over longer and slow down breakdown of the banana)