Today is the first day of 21 Day Total Body Transformation Challenge. Yikes, that sounds so dramatic. To get the deets on this madness check out Friday’s post.
In preparation for said challenge, I cleaned out my cupboards and the fridge. It was sad to see some old pals go. However, there may or may not be a bag of oat bran in the way back of the top shelf in case of an emergency. After cleaning out, I restocked with primal approved goodies.
Upon restocking, I washed veggies, so they are ready for their call of duty for this week’s eats.
Because I am planning on making this chili tonight and I still have hard boiled eggs left over from last week, the only food preparation I did for this week, was to make coconut spice primal muffins. These muffins are an adaptation of the spice bread that I made a few weeks ago. I had to adapt this recipe because I wanted to use up the coconut yogurt in the fridge, cut down on the maple syrup content, I was low on almond meal and out of un-hard boiled eggs. These four factors are responsible for the creation of the coconut spice primal muffin.
- 1 cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
- 1 container Coconut Milk Yogurt Plain
- 1 1/2 cups Almond Meal Flour
- 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Spice Hemp Protein Powder
- 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Ground
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg, Ground
- 1/4 tsp Cloves, Ground
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 2 tbsp Flax, Ground
- Pre heat oven to 350
- make a flax egg by combining 2T ground flax w/ 6T warm water and whisk together then let sit for 3-5min (or you could use 2 regular eggs)
- combine all wet ingredients
- add all dry ingredients to wet ingredients in medium size mixing bowl and stir
- line muffin/cupcake tin w/ coconut oil or paper liners
- put batter in muffin/ cupcake tin.
- bake for 50 min
So on my first day on the official primal bandwagon, here is my breakfast:
Although eggs are the suggested primal breakfast, I cannot do eggs for breakfast, so I am going the muffin route to ensure this primal transition sticks. The peppermint latte includes coffee, hemp milk, stevia, organic cacao and peppermint extract, which are all primal approved ingredients, but, again, it is suggested to enjoy your coffee black, so I may be stretching the legal limits. However, I am far less likely to stop the challenge completely with these tweaks.
On a different note: the chronicles of Burt and the blow dryer.
Off to the gym.
Happy Cyber Monday!