It was so beautiful outside last night!
The sky was so clear, but it was –23C last night!
Eric and I sat by the fire all night and watched some shows.
Today is a Very Important Day!
I am taking a day off work today, which has not happened since Dec 28th 2009!!!!! The past week and a half was especially crazy as I made and shipped out over 1600 Glo Bars.
I was up at 6:45am this morning because I was so excited and couldn’t sleep! :mrgreen:
So far my day off has included a wonderful fresh juice and Japanese Sencha Green Tea.
This was followed by another killer Booty Camp Fitness workout!
Today I did the Phase 2 Intermediate session which was 43 minutes long. I am just loving these workout DVDs so much. The girls are so down to earth and do not intimidate me in the way many fitness instructors do. They are goofy and just plain old fun to watch!
Here I am with the No Meat Athlete Tee that Matt sent me! Thanks Matt!
I had some carrot juice pulp to use up so I decided to whip up a new muffin recipe.
Recipe: Carrot Chia Spelt Muffins
9 big or 12 small muffins
- 2 cups spelt flour (See note below)
- 3 T sugar (I used sucanat, but regular works)
- 1.5 t pumpkin spice (or mix of 1 t cinnamon and 1/4 t. each of nutmeg and ginger)
- 1/4 t sea salt
- 2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 2 T cacao nibs for crunch and nutrition
- 3 T raisins
- 2 T chia seeds (or 2 T ground flax)
- 1/2 c + 2 T non-dairy milk
- 1 cup shredded carrot (I used 1/2 cup juice pulp + 1/2 cup shredded carrot)
- 1.5 t vanilla
- 1/4 c maple syrup
- 1 cup sweetened applesauce (or 1 cup mashed banana will work)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and add wet to dry, mixing until combined.
- Spoon into greased muffin tin.
- Cook for 25 – 27 min.
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chia seeds and Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs:
Into the oven they go…
They rose so well!
One of our favourite things to do on the weekend is look through the flyers! Yes, we are an 80 year old married couple. :mrgreen:
What are your weekend rituals that you love to do?
The rest of the day looks like this:
- Epsom Salt bath (my bootay is killing me!)
- Plan Florida Trip with Eric
- Indigo book store
- Raw Aura restaurant
- Movie- we planned on Avatar in Imax but it’s sold out again, so we might see another one- suggestions??
Have a great day!
Another thing that I like to do w/ the pulp is simply saute w/ a little vegan spread and/or EVOO w/ s/p and through over a salad or mix with rice/quinoa. I love using leftover pulp. Otherwise it’s SUCH a waste.
It’s mega cold here too. I hate that – when the sun is shining and it looks all gorgeous out, then you get whipped by the cold air the second you step outside.
Carrot muffins are my favourite!!! These are definitely being added to the top of my muffin list.
Hope you had a great day off! :)
Wow, Angela you have me so addicted to loose leaf teas. They’re so much better than bags. My newest love!
The muffins look fantastic, I will be trying them as soon as I have the ingredients on hand.
Have a great day off, you deserve it. My weekend rituals are relaxing breakfasts and time with my friends. Amazing.
We love to watch Dr. Who on Saturday nights and watch a movie or go out to exercise on the weekends.
Happy day off. Impressive that you made that many bars.
I made these this morning! Delicious, thank you! :-)
Does the T = Tablespoon and t = teaspoon?
Yum. Carrot muffins! I have a great carrot cake cupcake recipe that is before my vegan days…you’ve just inspired me to re-create it!
Hold off for Avatar!!!!!! You must.
Enjoy your day off Angela!!!
I’m so glad you finally took a day off from work! You needed it =) Cute tee – so you.
I noticed you’re using sucanat in your oh so delicious looking carrot muffins. What’s the taste of sucanat compared to regular sugar?
AND PLEASE PLEASE go see Avatar in 3D someday! You won’t regret the wait!
i dont notice a taste difference
Perfect Sunday for me is sit in bed and drink my coffee while reading newspaper or internet-walk the puppers, run, grocery shop for week and relax……
Have a great day!
All your muffin recipes look outstanding. I must try this one!
I am definitely going to try this recipe. I am ALWAYS up for a healthy new muffin recipe.
I just made this muffins…..and they are PERFECT!!!!! Mrs.Liddon you rock! Thank you!!!
Made these muffins this morning for breakfast! They were so tasty I had to rave about them on my own blog! Thanks for a great recipe Angela!
Angela, is that Booty Camp DVD available for purchase, or only to those who are members of the fitness club? The workouts sound great!
It is the best recipe among all: not too sweet and feel healthy! – I do keep the fresh applesause rather than banana.
I added orange zest from 1 large orange, and sub’d the two tablespoons of ‘milk’ with fresh oj from that orange, and also added toasted walnuts instead of raisins and cacao (kids have something against raisins, and are suspicious of nibs), and topped with walnuts as well.
They turned out really well – and then I realized I forgot the olive oil! Perhaps they’ll be even better next time, when I remember all of the ingredients, lol.
These were excellent! I used mashed banana instead of applesauce, dairy milk, and left out the 3 tablespoons of sugar. Even without the sugar, they were still lightly sweet and very tasty! My one-year old son also really likes them! Thanks for the great recipe!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it (and your 1 year old! I will have to make these for my kiddos :)
Delicious muffins! Thank you, I had a very ripe banana and needed to use some carrots!