Healthy Muffins & Life Update

Hello everyone! It’s been an entire week since my last post and for that I have to apologize. I dropped the ball last week on my Thursday post when work and life got in the way.  However, let’s not dwell on the past and let’s get to today’s post!

I’ve been trying many news things lately, mostly regarding my fitness and and lifestyle habits. I’m trying to get myself as healthy and happy as I possibly can. I believe that being and staying healthy requires a lifestyle change as a whole and not just a temporary fad diet.

That being said I am doing a sugar-free month in May and needed to find some treats to make myself that would be within the rules. It’s only been 9 days so far and I must say, sugar sucks! I feel amazing without sugar. I did really really crave the first few days but now I feel I am over the proverbial hump and now I feel I can get through the rest of the month without sugar no problem. Don’t get me wrong, once the month is over I will be having dessert again, but I will be much more conscious about the sugar content in the foods I eat.

I saw this recipe pop up on my feed on Facebook a week or so ago. I was instantly mesmerized and needed to make that recipe ASAP, so I went straight out to the grocery store that evening and baked myself some healthy muffins.

It’s a recipe from Buzzfeed and here’s the link to the original here.

This may be one of the easiest and tastiest recipes I have ever made.

What you’ll need:

-Mixing bowl

-2 apples

-2 eggs

-1 cup full-fat greek yogurt

-1/3 cup honey (I used agave nectar)

-2 tsps vanilla extract

-2 1/2 cups rolled oats

-2 tsps baking powder

-pinch of salt

-1 tbsp ground cinnamon

-1 cup almond milk

-toppings: raspberries, blueberries, sliced almonds, dried cranberries

How to make them:

-Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.

-Peel and grate apples. Set aside.

-In a large bowl, combine eggs, yogurt, honey, vanilla, whisk until smooth.

-Add oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and grated apple. Fold together.

-Pour in almond milk, mix until well-blended.

-Scoop into muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.

-Add toppings of choice.

-Bake for 35-40 minutes.

They turned out absolutely scrumptious when I made them. I froze about half of them so they would keep longer. I recommend trying out this super simple, super yummy healthy muffin recipe.

 

Life Update

Since I came back from my vacation, I’ve been on a life high of sorts. I feel motivated, my head is clear, I have made decisions regarding where I’ll be living in the next few months and I’m overall happier. I have made the decision to relocate across the country, so now I am just waiting for my job to approve the transfer and I’ll be good to go.

I started meditating just over a week ago and I really like it so far. It’s not the easiest thing to get into, especially with the way my mind goes a million miles a minute, but I am feeling the benefits of it and I am going to stick to it as best I can.

My fitness level has also improved since I try to do at least a thirty-minute workout everyday. Sometimes that just means taking a long walk around the neighbourhood and getting some much needed fresh air, but at least I try to keep my body moving every single day.

 

I hope you all are doing well and I’ll be posting again on Thursday so stay tuned !

xx

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