Protein Buckwheat Muffins

Happy Thursday friends!

This morning I have a doctor’s appointment, so I thought instead of you all listening to me ramble and whine about my appointment this morning I would finally share a recipe that I have been promising.

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast.  I LOVE breakfast food.  One of my current obsessions is buckwheat muffins.  They are super quick, filling, and have protein to keep me full.

A while back, I did a guest post for my sweet friend Ashley on my Protein Blackberry and Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins

Since I never posted it for you guys, I thought I would today.  

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Protein Blackberry and Blueberry Muffin

  • 3 Tbsp buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Sunwarrior)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (can sub 1 egg)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used hemp milk)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries and/or blackberries (I used frozen)

Mix flour, protein powder, chia seeds, and baking powder in bowl.  Add in applesauce and milk.  You may need more milk if the mix is too dry.  This depends on your protein powder.  Plus, the chia seeds will absorb a lot of the milk.  Add in berries and microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes.

Top with nut butter, fresh berries, and maple syrup. I recommend lots of nut butter!!  🙂

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 I’m not always in the mood for blueberry and blackberries, plus there is a ton of fresh fruit available right now.  So, I also thought I might share how to change it up a bit!

A favorite of mine is to chop up 1/2 of a peach and put it in instead of the berries.  When you do more whole fresh fruit, there is naturally more moisture.  You may not need as much milk or applesauce in that case.

The most recent muffin I made was frozen blueberries in the mix then topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries.  The sky is the limit with the combinations!

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The small weird brown blob is a new to me butter!  I didn’t want to put too much at first in case I didn’t like it.  Per usual… I LOVED IT!

Feel free to experiment with different fruits!  Or even switch out the applesauce for another puree, maybe pumpkin or yogurt??

What is your go to breakfast in the mornings?

Do you like a sweet or savory breakfast?

Let me know what combinations you come up with!  I would love new ideas!!

WIAW #9

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  Being off on Monday for my birthday is helping this week fly by!

This month, Jenn is wanting us to talk about food and fitness.  I love both, so let’s go!!   I’m going to detail some* of yesterday’s eats and fitness.

Breakfast was a usual.  Blueberry and strawberry buckwheat bake.  

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Hey… if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right??  😉  I think I still owe you guys my recipe… don’t I??

My morning flew by, and 3 hours later it was time for lunch.  Leftovers are all the rage here for lunch.

I had leftover broccoli dal for lunch.  Hit the spot!

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My snack was a couple of figs stuffed with almond butter.  I am addicted!

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I didn’t have a bit snack, because we were eating dinner early.

For dinner, we had enchiladas.  This may be the BEST recipe I have ever created.  

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Don’t worry I will share it asap.  It was Luvy approved for sure.  

After dinner, my friend Laura and I went to get froyo.  She is leaving for London this week, and I am going to miss her!!

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Those bowls for froyo are HUUUUGE!  I’m so glad that we got to chat for a bit!

So, you might be wondering… when are we going to talk about fitness.  It doesn’t look like to did anything today, and you are right!

I want to talk to you about REST.  That is such an important part of fitness that seems to be overlooked.  I know when I was training for my half marathon or in the height of my fitness days, I hated rest days.  I would consider doing a 20 min video “rest”.

Our bodies need rest days to recharge and get stronger, especially after a hard workout.  

How do you feel about rest days?  Do you take them?

What is your favorite way to eat a fig?

Would you like to hear more about my workouts?

 

 

 

A Day in the Life of a Birthday Girl

Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes!!  I had a wonderful day yesterday!  

What’s a day in the life of a birthday girl look like??

First thing, I woke up to some beautiful flowers and a sweet card from Luvy.  

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He is too good to me.  🙂

I took my flowers to the kitchen and read my daily devotional on Prayer that I do with SheReadsTruth. (Have I told you all how much I love that study??)  

Then, Luvy took time out of his office and writing to have breakfast with me.  I made us both a big bowl of oats.

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Luvy had to run into work, so I jumped into workout clothes.  I shook up some Fitmixer aminos and did a great, sweaty lower body workout on YouTube.  I’ll have to share some of my favorite workouts here soon!

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I got to talk to a few friends and family members yesterday morning also.  

That afternoon, I got to hang out with my friend Cherie for an hour or so before getting ready for my big date.  I forgot to take a picture, but lets just say… I was in orange and she was in blue.  Yet, we are still friends.  🙂

I came home and got dressed, because Luvy was taking me out!!

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He took me to one of my absolute favorite places… Bonefish!!

That is our go to place to celebrate anything!!  🙂  I love how they wrote “Happy Birthday Brittany” on the specials!  They made sure to make my time there very special.

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Luvy got the shrimp and scallops, and I got the salmon salad.

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Both were amazing.  After dinner, our waiter suprised me with a fruit cup!!  Since I can’t have dairy or gluten, they didn’t have any other desserts I could eat.  I thought that was so thoughtful!

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I didn’t mind not having a dessert there, because I had a very special cupcake waiting on me at home.

Remember the cupcakes that were given to me at the gluten free fair??  

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They were amazing!!  

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Luvy even sang me Happy Birthday so I could blow out my candle.  🙂

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When Luvy was eating his he said, “This is gluten free?!?!”.  I have a feeling that Deliciously Free will be bought again and again here!

Thanks again for all your birthday wishes!

Now, I have to get back to work…. real life is calling.

How was your Monday?

What are you looking forward to this week?