Banana & Peanut Butter Mini Muffins

I am constantly trying new recipes. This one was wicked easy!! My children & hubby also approved! Score!! 😉 5 ingredients & in a blender.. simple! I LOVE my ninja blenders! I have this Ninja Food Processor & Blender, I used here. I got it for a major discount on Black Friday last year, from Kohls. I also have a larger Ninja Blender perfect for smoothies!! My hubby bought for me as a gift for Christmas one year… after YEARS of complaining about my cheap $10 blender from Walmart. I absolutely love them all, makes my kitchen prep MUCH easier!!

Ok, so back to the muffins. I cannot take credit for these. Here’s the link to the original recipe Thirty Handmade Days.

So this major issue I have…even though I know I do it, I cannot stop!! I try to use the smallest, bowl, blender, pot, pan for everything I cook/bake. Who else is with me here? I always under estimate the size I need & almost always need to go up a size. It’s ridiculous, I KNOW!! Drives me nuts! So here is all my ingredients in the smallest blender I have, which clearly I cannot fit in the PB, so I had to wait… GRR

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Then of course after processing it all together I made a mess. This processor is GREAT & works wonderfully. IF you use the correct size! If you don’t, you have a mess to clean up.

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See that, yeah, that’s not supposed to happen!! 😦

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One trick I like to do is use a child sized spoon to get the batter into the mini muffin pans. It’s what I have found works the best without making a huge mess.

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All done & SO cute!!! Yummy!!

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Because I have an obsession with PB I added some to the top! 🙂

I made the recipe as written in the original post. But next time I will make some substitutions.

Recipe goes as following:

2 Ripe Bananas

2 Eggs, substitute egg whites

1 cup of Natural Peanut Butter, substitute PB2

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Vanilla

Honey, optional ( I added )

Chocolate Chips, optional ( I did not add, since this was breakfast in my house )

Bake @ 400′ for 5-10 minutes, just watch them. Mini muffins cook quick!! ( I cooked mine for about 6-7 )

Hope you enjoy!! 🙂

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Abs!!

We all want abs right?! So I choose this to be my first post for that reason. Have you ever heard the saying “Abs are made in the kitchen”. It could not be more true!!

You don’t need to do countless crunches or hours of planks!! Those clearly help, I’m not against training my core. But abs are truly made by adjusting your diet. For me, it doesn’t take much to lose or regain my abs.

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Abs

These pictures are literally two days apart. I did not do 100 sit-ups. I didn’t even workout extra hard, in the following days. In the first pic, I had a rough weekend of eating poorly. I got right back on track & went back to my normal eating as well as fitness routine. The bloat went away & my abs came back!! It’s that simple.

Your diet is the most important!!! In my opinion. If you say you cannot find time to workout, I have been there & I completely understand. But do not slack on your diet! It’s not hard to meal prep. It takes some organization skills & time. But it is SO worth it. I promise. Not only will you look better. You will feel AMAZING!! That’s the best part!!

But that does not mean you starve yourself!! I eat constantly. To grow muscle you need enough protein, healthy fats & also carbs!! No soda! No fast food! & LOTS of water!!!

Thank you for reading my first post!! Feel free to leave comments or ask questions!!