February 9, 2013
Hey there POPsters!!!
So today I was in a super chef mode and decided to cook my heart out! It was so relaxing just listening to nice morning songs on my speakers…I felt like I was in my own world. No texts or phone calls to bother me. It really was so fabulous!
The freedom to be creative happens when your mind and environment are not clogged up. Creativity requires room. Room to move. You need to clear your mind. Be worry-free! Make sure your space is clean! I always find that the condition of my apt. is a direct reflection of my inner state. This whole past week my apt. was a DISASTER!!!! I didn’t find myself to be too productive. But this morning, I woke up, shot straight out of bed and decided that today I was gonna clean up my act!
Clothes into the hamper, shoes back in the closet, counters wiped, dishes done…ahhhh I felt sooooo free and LIBERATED! Right then and there I opened the fridge to a stash of beautiful food. It was chop chop, mush mush time!
For a while, I’ve been wanting to make almond muffins soooooo bad but never got myself to do it. Well, I just bought a super cute heart baking pan from Homegoods the other day and have been DYING to use it. So now was the perfect time!
Here’s what I made: Paleo Almond Muffins. Please take a look 🙂
– 1 cup almond flour (I used trader joes brand)
– 2 ripe bananas
– 1/2 cup egg whites
– 1 Tablespoon almond butter (I didn’t have any so I used unsalted natural peanut butter which btw is not paleo)
– 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Spice (you could also uses cinnamon)
– 1 pinch sea salt
Love my heart tin! Ready to mash it up! I kept the bananas a lil chunky on purpose.
At this point, I had no idea what these would taste like and was just hoping I didn’t waste a bunch of ingredients!!! Make sure to spray your tin with some oil so that the lil guys don’t stick after you take em out from the oven. I decided to make 2 Blueberry Bliss Muffins, 2 Almond Crunch Muffins, and 2 Cranberry Craze Muffins!
After about 10-15 min at 350F in the oven…this is how they look!
I let them cool for 10 min and then used a spatula to scoop my babies out! Which do you wanna bite right now?
Imagine those juicy berries bursting in your mouth alongside the warmth of the almond bread!
A look inside. Chock-full of goodness!
I had left over batter so I also made pancakes! Didn’t alter the recipe at all! And they were yums!
Hope you guys get a chance to make these! I absolutely loved them and I would love to see your almond muffins too! So tag #blogilates on instagram or tweet/facebook me so I can see!
Also! For those of you celebrating Lunar New Year…
CHUC MUNG NAM MOI! (Vietnamese) GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! (Chinese)
image, courtesy of free people blog
It is 2013, the year of the snake! Do you know what your Chinese zodiac sign is? Who’s celebrating?
Happy Lunar new year!