Sep 27, 2012

Chocolate PB Banana Microwave Muffin

Oops, guess it's been awhile since the last post (if anyone even reads my ramblings)

Life has been pretty busy lately!  I'll catch you up with some pictures.

 Got my hairs cut!

 Another Suburban Organics delivery...I signed up to get deliveries bi-weekly now, YUM!

 Yank felt left out.

 It's that time again!  Looks like Pumking went mainstream!

 Walking with the snooches.

 Had to make some pumpkin choc chip cookies.  First batch of the (almost) season.

 Attended our annual Oktoberfest up the street last weekend.

 Kettlebells, finally!  (and they were free*)

Is this really necessary?

Pumpkin coffee from Dunkin.  Tasted fake though, yuck.

Mmmm Chocolate.  FYI, the $2.50 for 1oz of "bacon" bar was not worth it.

*We got the free kettlebells from the "Visa Rewards Program"  Yeah.  3 years, and $40k later, we finally had some rewards worth redeeming--$100 Amazon GC!  Shipping was free with Prime. Whoop!


How about a recipe?

This microwave protein muffin/cake was delicious, and a perfect snack that's super filling, is actually good for you, AND is totally clean. (Oh, and it's easy as hell to make). 

Chocolate PB Banana Microwave Muffin
1 small ripe banana, mashed  (SUB 1/3 cup pumpkin for a delicious fall alternative)
1 1/2 tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter!)
1 egg
2 tbsp cocoa powder (Hershey's special dark, what what!)
2 tsp sweetener (you don't really need this--the banana makes it sweet enough!)
Choc chips, nuts, fruit, whatever other mix ins you can think of

Mash all ingredients together until smooth.  Place in bowl/mug/ramekin (use the same one you used to mix!) and microwave for 2 1/2- 3 minutes until it's set.  Don't overcook!  I had to stick mine back in for 30 seconds after first 2 1/2.

Top with strawberries, more nut butter, coconut, honey, whatever your little heart desires.  Don't burn your face off, it's going to be hot!

Damn, this was delicious.

Sep 6, 2012


I never win anything.  Okay, sometimes I do, but I'm not usually one of those "lucky" ones.  The most I've ever won on a scratchoff is like $20, my name/number never gets called for 50-50s, and usually when I do "win" something, it's just a meh prize.

After entering like a bagillion blog contests, via every social media outlet ever, I finally won one!  And even cooler, it's something I'll use!

A little background... Sean's been getting these companies to "sponsor" him as a Fitness Director and Certified Personal Trainer.  Basically, they give him this awesome discount to wear their clothes.  So far he's sponsored by New Balance, Jaqo, and Hylete.  (We're working on lululemon ;))

So I checked out the Hylete brand, followed them on facebook and twitter to see what they were all about.  Sean immediately ordered two tshirts from them, and I'm pretty sure he would live in them if he could.  They're pretty awesome.  I wish he got a discount on women's clothes!

Last week (and apparently every week), they run a contest to give away an item of clothing if you like and retweet them.  Last week was socks.  $40 socks.  $40 compression socks.  In black/lime green.  And guess who won?!?

That's right, this girl.  :D

My free socks came yesterday (along with a bunch of other swag): 
 How cool are these????

of course yankee had to get in there.
Too bad we don't have a crossfit box to show them off in...but we are playing fall ball in a few weeks!  Totally wearing them for that :)

Yes, you can stop making fun of me now for being excited about SOCKS. (but you have to admit, they are pretty sweet)

Here's the rest of the goodies we got from Amazon (love Prime shipping!):
Sean's new golf glove (apparently he lost the old one), Atkins baking mix (1g of sugar and 20g of protein!!!), coconut flour, and stevia (never tried it before)

What else we've been up to:

Some delicious pork roll, egg, and cheese after a 5k run on the boardwalk last weekend

How I found our dog when I went to go to bed.  Don't worry, I don't need any room to sleep or anything.

That can't be comfortable.

So fresh and so clean!

It's that time again...pumpkin donuts!

Helping me draft for my fantasy football team (or just looking cute)

I'm also pretty irrationally excited for fall.  Football started last night (Giants LOST!!!), and I just emailed my mom to set up a date to go apple picking.  Four cans of pumpkin are in my pantry.  And I cannot wait until this freaking humidity goes away.  Ugh, gross.

What are you excited about?  Have you won anything lately?