I found a recipe for gluten free desserts. I am not gluten intolerant, I just I thought it was really interesting just to try something new. The best part of it all is that it’s all done in a blender, so very little clean up!
Recipe (adapted from yoyomax12) makes 12 muffins/cupcakes
15oz can black beans
4 large eggs
1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
1 tablespoon vanilla
6 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 (or less) cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 325 ‘ F Place baking cup liners in to muffin tin.
In blender or food processor, place all ingredients and blend/liquify until smooth and silky. Pour batter into muffin tin 3/4 ths full. Place in oven and bake for 25 min or until center is fully cooked.
When it’s fully baked, the brownie/muffin comes out really delicious. You can’t tell that it was made with beans! Try to see if your friends or family notice
Let me know if you tried this recipe. What do you think?
I kept this quiet for a while because I really didn’t want to advertise it to the world, but now since a handful have figured it out, I can write my thoughts down here.
I graduated a year ago with a degree I could not stand. I hated every minute of it and thought I just hated doing the coursework and preferred research instead. So that is why I signed up for graduate school. 8 months into my thesis…I was feeling depressed working on it everyday and it was affecting all areas of my life. I was miserable, barely ate, my fitness went downhill, my spirits really couldn’t be lifted up anymore.
I’ve met a lot of people in my life who are doing what they love and I thought to myself, why can’t I do the same? I want to be happy for the rest of my life and do what I want to do, not what I was expected to do. I gave it a lot of thought and decided to quit and go back to school for a degree in Kinesiology. Realizing this made me so much happier–a breath of fresh air. And starting over feels great.
I am really hoping that taking this degree will expand my knowledge and I could enhance this blog to its true potential. I have to start from Day 1, but I’ll be fast tracking, so I will be taking as little time to graduate as possible. I am excited to gain some more knowledge and improve my blog! So stay tuned! I’m really excited!
Another obstacle in my goal path: a darned lower back pain that has been plaguing me for a couple of days now. I don’t know what set it off, but it has become the biggest pain in the butt that I have ever experienced. The only thing that will stop it from hurting is exercise. So does that mean that I need to exercise and sleep all day? I really don’t mind that haha.
Toronto marathon is around the corner! How exciting! I am so excited for that massive bling around my neck woot!
I’m back to running 4x a week compared to 1x before. I’m really happy about that, especially now because of the sunnier days–it makes my runs more happier!
- Sunday: 35km
- Tuesday: 8km tempo
- Wednesday: 12 hill repeats (400m incline), 12km total
- Friday: 16km tempo
For some reason today, my legs felt great and springy. My pace was holding well at 5:30-45min/km and my legs don’t feel tired at all! I have a feeling it was because I started to do some leg exercises specifically for running. I’ll definitely keep up with those and hopefully I’ll be ready for the Toronto Marathon (33 days!)
Yes it’s true. This post idea came to me while I was in my bed suffering through a migraine because I didn’t have enough time to hydrate the day before. I’ve had this migraine for over 12 hours now–I am really hoping that it goes away soon.
Dehydration comes from a lack of water. How can water dehydrate you? There are many different types of water on the market: spring, tap, filtered, distilled, mineral, etc Most of these ‘types’ of water contain minerals that are good for the body. There is only one type of water that does not: distilled water. Distilled water has no minerals–just plain, straight up H2O. Some of you might think, ‘oh hey, that’s great! I don’t like random stuff in my water!’ Wrong. I hear about people drinking this water more than usual.
For your body to function correctly it needs salts–which are the minerals that you consume when you eat or drink regular water. These salts contribute to the normal daily functions of your cells and keep them very balanced. Onward to a simple thermodynamics explanation: things like to be in balance. In case of your cells, the amount of salt in and out of the cell. Salts in your cells can only travel through the form of water. When there is an off balance, thermodynamically the cells will want to regain that balance…the water containing the salts will want to leave the cell–which is BIG trouble.
Another reason is that because there is nothing in distilled water, it becomes highly soluable. As soon as air comes into contact with the distilled water, it absorbs a lot of CO2 (which is abundantly present in our air). This causes the water to become acidic. Our bodies like to be alkaline. It prevents unwanted things like cancer cells from growing…because they thrive in that environment. So when you drink ‘acidic’ water, it makes your body acidic giving a chance for these pesky cancer cells to grow.
Quite honestly, distilled water tastes great with certain teas. And I love drinking it to get the best flavour…but there are so much more bad things associated with it than good!
Have you tried distilled water, what do you think?