Friday, November 27, 2015

Fit Friday - Healthy Muffins and Track Fun!

Happy Fit Friday everyone! After a wonderful day filled with family, love, and food I hope you are all feeling happy and ready to start a new day. Ruthie is here from Whats Cooking with Ruthie with a yummy recipe for the day. Follow that up with a fun workout from yours truly!

Ruthie’s Healthy Recipe… Banana Nut Strudel Muffins are a delicious way to use up your overripe bananas! Banana Nut Strudel Muffins on www.cookingwithruthie.com is a delicious way to use your overripe bananas!
 I'm always looking for delicious ways to use up overripe bananas... we love bananas around our house but it seems like somehow they get away from us and before I know it's they're overripe. I don't mind though, I just have the perfect reason to get in the kitchen and bake! Banana Nut Strudel Muffins on www.cookingwithruthie.com is a delicious way to use your overripe bananas!
 Banana Nut Strudel Muffins use some of my favorite ways to "skinny" down recipes by replacing half of the butter with applesauce and replacing egg yolks with egg whites we can totally lower the fat and cholesterol! These muffins taste great without the strudel topping if you don't want to mess with it or if you'd rather cut back the overall calories- it's just a little added extravagance for special occasions. I like the Truvia Baking Blend and Brown Sugar Blend - they could easily be replaced for the sugars in this recipe, if you're looking make to take it even a notch or two up on the healthy scale!
Banana Nut Strudel Muffins
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Ruthie
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Cook time:
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • Banana Nut Muffins:
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites, room temperature (for lower fat/cholesterol or 4 whole eggs)
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 overripe bananas (approx 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Strudel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole grain rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Banana Nut Muffins:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line muffins with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine coconut and sugar; mix 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time; mixing and scraping with each addition.
  6. Add applesauce, banana's, lemon juice; mix until smooth.
  7. Add flour and baking soda; mix until 80% incorporated (do not over mix- a few lumps are fine)
  8. Stir walnuts in by hand using a wooden spoon.
  9. Divide batter evenly into paper liners and top with strudel mixture.
  10. Strudel Topping:
  11. In a small bowl combine flour, brown sugar, oats; mix.
  12. Add butter and cut in with fork until small peas sized.
  13. Sprinkle approximately 2 teaspoons on the top of each muffin.
  14. Bake 18-22 minutes or until inserted toothpick removes clean.
  15. Remove from pan and cool on racks.
  16. Enjoy!
Banana Nut Strudel Muffins on www.cookingwithruthie.com is a delicious way to use your overripe bananas!
We love this recipe so much... it's an adaption from my gram's banana bread recipe! It's been a staple in our house over the years!

Enjoy our Banana Nut Strudel Muffins with your family and friends this weekend!!


Happy Fit Friday! I hope we spent the day yesterday finding gratitude for all we have, including how amazing our bodies are. It doesn't matter what the scale says or what size clothes you wear, your body can still do amazing things for you. And if you treat it right and train it correctly it will continue to carry you through. With that being said let's talk about our post holiday workout today!
Today I challenge you to get outside and continue to feel gratitude, I find that easier outside than inside breathing sweaty air and staring at walls and mirrors. So I am heading to the track today! If the weather just sucks wherever you may be adapt this inside and still get your workout in today, your body will thank you!

Track Mode:
Most tracks are 400 meters. So keep that in mind as we go through today's workout.
After you are thoroughly warmed up the fun begins!
400 meter easy run (you should be able to breathe easy and even have short conversations)
200 meter sprint (labored breathing! no talking!)
200 meter walk
50 walking lunges
25 pushups (finish these however you can)

Repeat 3-4x
And do it all with a smile!

This is a solid workout without any crazy moves that make us think too hard. You do, however, have to focus on a strong output and putting in some solid effort!


Much Love and Peace~ Nichole and Ruthie

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