June 7, 2013
How’s your week going so far? Are you killing it? I know you are!
Today is National Donut Day! Isn’t that fabulous? Oh but don’t be so quick to drive out to your nearest Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme – nuh-huh. You better check my recipe out for healthy donuts made with almond flour!
Isn’t that fab!? Omg. Each one is about 128 calories and is super filling compared to a regular donut. It’s all healthy fats you’re getting with no added sugar. Amazing. These tasted so good that when I was done, my friends and I wolfed it down in 2 seconds.
I ended up topping them with a banana almond milk glaze and dipped that in shredded coconut and walnuts. HEAVEN!!! Look at these babies!
If you have a Babycakes donut maker like I do, it will take about 5 min to cook! But you can also get a donut pan at Target and cook it at 350F for about 10 min and I am sure they will come out the same! For those of you with nut allergies, I did not try this with oat flour but I suspect that it would turn out very similar.
Have a wonderful day…and for those of you working hard on the BlogilatesBet, I’m so proud of your progress so far! As a team we’re down nearly 7,500 lbs! I myself have lost 1.4 lbs this week , I feel energetic and strong…so I am on track to meeting my goal. I saw some comments with POPsters being disappointed about slow progress, but please do not worry. There are a few things you can do to remedy this:
1. Take a second look at your diet. Snacking can be the culprit. If you snack, snack on fruits and veggies. Banana pancakes are cool too.
2. Increase your intake of veggies. This is a nutritious and low calorie way of filling your stomach up volume wise so that you won’t FEEL HUNGRY all the time. Thus…less snacking.
3. Drink more water! This is imperative. It flushes you out, makes your hair and skin look great, and will again, fill you up! If you’re bored with water, then make your own version of HINT water by mixing 1/4 cup of juice with water. Tastes the same ‘cept you don’t have to pay a bunch for basically…watered down juice! Or cut up a few slices of fruit and put it in your water. Also gives the same “hint”.
4. Your workouts need to make you sweat. You need to work hard. No going around this. If you’re “working out” then checking your phone, then doing some earthquakes then going to check facebook…ummm no. I want you to commit your 45 min to 1 hr a day SOLID. GO BEAST. I’m serious. Commit, then play. I want sweat dripping into your eyeballs and down your collar bones! If you don’t feel challenged, your body and your strength will not change.
Those are my tips of the day! Hope that helps. As always…tweet me questions @Blogilates if you need more advice! I’m always by my phone.
OH! And one more thing!
I just released some cool new tops in ShopBlogilates.com! I’m all about backless right now. You can actually wear a strapless bra with the Oh So Low top, and for the Open Your Heart Crop Top, I suggest a cool sports bra with a fun back.
And many of you do not know, but it was one of my childhood dreams to be a hand model. I always believed in my feminine fingers and nimble knuckles. Today I am happy to tell you that finally made it, guys. I finally made it.
LOL. It looks like an ad for manicures at one of those nail salons at the mini mall down the street.