Over the last 10 years I have found that the reason I am able to stick to my nutrition plan 80% of the time is because I am able to find healthier recipes that taste “not so healthy.” You know those foods that you actually feel guilty eating? Yeah those foods BUT they are actually HEALTHY. That is how you know you’re doing this all right. It makes staying on track that much easier.
I am a creature of habit BUT I like to find new recipes to slip in each week to change things up a little. My newest OBSESSION is from the 2017 Look for Love challenge from TIU called Blondie Muffins. They are made with chickpeas and almond or organic peanut butter and they are AMAZING!! They are 1 yellow container if you are following the 21 Day Fix and they’re worth that yellow 😀
TIU is an online health and fitness community I found 7 or 8 years ago and have been in love with ever since. Karena and Katrina helped me find my passion in the health and fitness world. They made me realize that working out can be fun and that’s when I decided to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry and live my life out loud like they do on a daily basis. I started my journey with them and transitioned to Beachbody about 3 years later because this was my door into the fitness industry without needing any credentials. If you have a passion for health and fitness I would encourage you to take the leap like I did because you may experience a complete life transformation like I have. That’s not what this post is about BUT I had to throw it out there 🙂
Here’s how you can make your own Blondie Muffins:
Makes 15 Muffins (about 24 Mini Muffins)
1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1⁄2 cup unsweetened almond butter
1⁄4 cup PURE maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1⁄2 tsp salt
1⁄4 tsp baking powder
1⁄4 tsp baking soda
coconut oil spray (or coconut oil)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with coconut oil spray (or oil with a paper towel).
2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender!
3. Pour batter into the muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Serving size is 1 muffin or 2 mini muffins
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