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Leg Workout and Paleo Almond Butter Banana Muffins

Posted Sep 17 2012 9:40am

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend :) I know we did! Saturday I did legs and while it might not seem like a lot – it kills!

Leg Workout | Fit Foodies. Healthy Life.

Then we went for a hike on Camelback mountain (we always do Echo Canyon which is the ‘harder’ side) the weather was soooo nice – I am thrilled it is finally below 100!

Camelback Mountain

AND spent sometime outside with the bugs :)

Blog Dogs | Fit Foodies. Healthy Life.

Yesterday during football I wanted to try to make some paleo protein muffins and I have to say I think these were a success. BUT BE WARNED: I do not like sweeteners so if you usually cook with some form of sweetener (or vanilla extract) I would add it because you might find this to be not sweet enough for you.

Paleo Almond Butter Banana Protein Muffins | Fit Foodies. Healthy Life.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mashed bananas
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 6 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup liquid (I was out of almond milk so I used water)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • a few shakes of cinnamon

Direction:

  • Mix everything together and put in a muffin tin (3/4 of way).
  • Bake at 325 for 25 minutes or until done.

Here are the stats for 2 muffins (I made 12, so 6 servings)

And I made some grilled chicken for lunch the next few days. It is a super easy marinade of a few tbsp of dijon mustard and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Then right before you grill just put on your favorite no-salt seasoning.

Dijon Lemon Chicken | Fit Foodies. Healthy Life.

Cardio yesterday was just wind sprints for 15 minutes at 6.0 incline and 8.5 MPH. I am loving doing sprints on an incline and cannot believe how much harder it makes it. I do 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off.

Hope everyone is starting our their week out great this morning – don’t forget you can still enter to win the HTC One X from ATT&T – How did you spend your weekend?

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