Happy Friday. I am excited about partnering with Amazon to run a deal. We are running Amazon Local Special where you get 5 Yoga, Pilates or Other Free2BFit fitness classes for $19.
Amazon Local Special Details:
What would you like to get out of your fitness class? If you’re looking to strengthen your core while quieting your mind, then Free to Be Fit invites you join their Yoga or Pilates Mat classes. And if getting pumped up and raring to go is your style, then jump into Zumba and be ready to take on the day.
- $19 ($125 value) for five yoga, Pilates, or other fitness classes
- Foster weight loss, reduce stress, increase flexibility, and encourage mental focus
- Workouts designed to transform your body and improve well-being from the inside out
Wish me grace in God’s eyes for this to be a great kick starter to exponentially grow and outreach to people who are looking to get fit and enjoy their lives.
Now that I shared great news (already have 13 vouchers that were bought – yes!) I would like to share this wonderful take an on old times favorite of mine – Madeline’s and pound cake. There is just something irresistible about that texture and taste of such a wonderful treat. Unfortunately, it is packed with sugar and loads of butter. Not a healthy combination. Mind you though I have nothing against healthy portion of fat (ghee, avocado, oil, nuts) but in pound cake it is just too much and send my hormones for a ride. Really not a pleasant side-effect. The sugar rush then the dumps and who want the muffin tops – not me. So instead I revamped everyone’s old time favorite. Unfortunately did not have Madeline molds. They went for a walk :), not sure what happened. So I used a casserole dish instead. You can use chunky peanut butter (I did not have any today – at it is my all times favorite) or rel nuts if you wish. The dough will have a nice crunch if you do. Also, if a big fan of banana nut bread add a banana too but reduce liquids a bit since banana will give it more moisture.
- 1 cup goat kefir or Greek yogurt
- 1 cup ground apricots
- 1 cup ground dates
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup protein powder
- 1/2 cup flax seeds (ground)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup no-sugar added vanilla soy milk
- 1/2 cup goat kefir or Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla soy milk (play with how much you would like, really a matter of taste)
I would like to warn you glaze is not sweet and the coco will give it a bitter sweet taste. So if you are fan of sweeter options add natural sweetener (honey, agave, coconut or maple syrup).
- Preheat the oven to 325 F.
- Combine all wet dough ingredients.
- Separately combine and blend all wet ingredients. Fold dry ingredients a quarter at at time, letting them come together as you mix.
- Using Madeline or other molds fill them 3/4 full. You can use parchment paper so it will be easier to take it out.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (depends on the mold you use). If using a bundt mold and baking the entire batch at one then bake for about 60 min.
- Cool Madelines (i.e, squares, circles, triangles or any thing else your imagination helps you make :)) for 10 minutes and then pop them out to finish cooling.
- In a bowl combine glaze ingredients until well mixed.
- When completely cooled glaze mini-heavens and enjoy with a cup of joe or tea.
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