YO. glad you guys liked my wordless wednesday post! it was pretty fun to document the whole day in photos.. plus it made for a super cinchy blog post.. so you may see that more often.
i did have quite a few questions pop up in the comments of the wordless post, so i will answer those in between showing you today’s meals. good plan? let’s go.
marshall & i woke up at 6 AM to do day five of insanity. today’s workout was called “pure cardio” and i liked it the best of all the workouts we have done so far. if you care to follow along in my insanity journey, feel free to click over to my journal-style insanity page. it’s insane.
question: is that a tattoo of randy on marshall’s arm?
yes. yes it is. and it is probably the only tattoo on marshall that i really like. i am not a tattoo person.. but i LOVE his randy tattoo. he doesn’t have one of penny yet.. but her head is so small that when he does decide to get one of her, she won’t take up much space.
breakfast: 4 egg whites + sprinkle of cheese & cinnamon raisin bagel thin + 1 TB mighty maple PB + half a banana.
360 calories, 28g protein, 45g carbs, 11g fat, 7g fiber
a little sprinkle of cheese goes a long way.. this was only about a tablespoon.
i am becoming slightly obsessed with toasted bagel thins. i don’t think that’s a bad thing.
it must have been a rough morning because when i went to the bathroom at work i noticed something in the mirror..
excuse the awkwardness. i had to stand on my tip-toes to be tall enough for the mirror. yeah.. being short is my specialty.
um, my shirt is on inside-out. see the buttons? oh wait, no, you don’t.. they are on the inside of my shirt. oops.
all better. i am challenged.
question: what are those cute tiles with owls on them? okay so that wasn’t the actual question.. but a lot of people mentioned them.
these are actually coasters and a trivet! amanda had them custom made and sent to me. isn’t that SO sweet?!
let me explain.. that question is from eden and awhile back she sent me this AWESOME owl meals & moves spoon.
i suck at life and never blogged about it! so thank you for the reminder, eden, i love love love the spoon and i love love love you!
lunch: leftover taco soup.
taco soup is by no means photogenic. but it is by all means delicious!
if you are looking for the recipe, you can find it here.
after lunch i had to run some work errands. i was SERIOUSLY dragging, it was raining and i was FUHREEZING.. and so i stopped at starbucks.
i hate their drip coffee but i had a gift card and so i got an americano with a touch of soy milk. i hope i don’t need an afternoon pick-me-up all the time…
…but i might. these morning workouts are serious business!
question: what does the tattoo on your wrist say?
i know, i just said i wasn’t a tattoo person. and i’m not. i don’t love tattoos. they are fine for other people but i just think they are silly—especially when they are of something that means NOTHING. but when my lab mable died suddenly (struck by a car after my ex boyfriend stole her from my house and i hadn’t seen her for 3 months) i was compelled to get a tattoo of her name. sooo, that’s my tattoo. my friend owns a tattoo shop and did it for free. he’s the nicest. oh and he has a blog, nickphillipstattoos.com.
snack: lemon coconut simply bar.
you guyssss.. these are my favorite!
question: what supplements do you take and why?
i feel like this one needs a whole post of its own.. plus i don’t want to get into it right now. so look for that within the next couple days!
question: are you from sandy?
no. i am from bountiful. but my yoga studio is in sandy! it is about 30 minutes from my house.
today is my FIL’s birthday! we went to sugarhouse barbecue to celebrate.
dinner: chicken breast + indian spiced chickpeas with cauliflower + collard greens that i didn’t eat.
barbecue joints don’t have much in terms of vegetables.. but there was a live band!
happy birthday, michael!!
and finally.. the question that i got most from yesterday’s photos: WHAT IS THAT PROTEIN MUFFIN RECIPE?
these babies are so good that we’ve gone through two batches since monday night. and yes, there are only two of us living at my house.. no, the dogs have not eaten any muffins. these have been consumed by marshall and myself at a very rapid rate. with stats like these, you can’t feel bad about eating them:
without further ado.. the recipe.
lemon yogurt chiaseed protein muffins.
makes twelve muffins
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (i used EAS vanilla premium protein)
- 1 T baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/4 t sea salt
- 2 T chia seeds
- 3/4 cup plain, nonfat greek yogurt
- 6 oz (one container) lemon chobani yogurt
- 1/4 cup xagave (or alternate sweetener of choice)
- 3 egg whites, beaten
- 2 T unsweetened applesauce
- 2 T fresh lemon juice
- zest of one lemon
- 1 t lemon extract (OPTIONAL—i used it the second time but not the first)
- 1-2 T almond milk, if needed (to make the batter come together)
- 1-2 t powdered sugar
- fresh lemon juice as needed
in one bowl, combine all dry ingredients except the chia seeds.
in another bowl, combine all wet ingredients except the milk.
add the wet to the dry and mix well. add milk if needed. batter should be thick but not dry.
fold in chia seeds.
distribute evenly into 12 muffin cups—i used silicon, but if you don’t have silicon baking cups, make sure you line your tin with paper cups or cooking spray because these bad boys will stick!
bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes—until a toothpick comes out clean.
(these have already been glazed)
if you want (and you should!) you can glaze the muffins with a simple mixture of lemon juice and powdered sugar. they don’t need a lot of glaze and it really adds a nice, lemony sweetness.
these muffins don’t taste a bit healthy. not a BIT.
i think marshall ate four the first night i made them. they are SO good. they are light and fluffy and flavorful.
the only thing i don’t understand is why they don’t come to a crown/point and they have flat tops? i messed around with the baking soda and baking powder amounts and nothing seemed to change the tops of the muffins. anyone know how to remedy this?
it doesn’t really matter if they aren’t the prettiest. they will be gone before you can even have time to criticize their appearance! and you can bet that i had a muffin for dessert…
1. what’s your favorite kind of muffin?
2. do you have any tattoos? do you like tattoos?
xo. janetha g.