Monday: 6m easy 8:00/pace
Tuesday: Crossfit, 8.5m easy 7:53/pace
Wednesday: 5m easy 10:00/pace
You asked for it, here’s the recipe for the “Brotein Muffins” I posted about this past Sunday. Super happy with the flavor, texture and overall heartiness of these muffins.
Start here and buy this mix:
Flip box over and use this:
Substitutions I used (and what made these incredible)
3 tbsp of Avocado oil (or another oil) in place of butter
Silk Almond Milk instead of regular milk
Add 1/2-1 cup of whole grain oats for texture
Use 1-1.5 bananas (depending on size)
Use WAY more cinnamon.
Don’t put walnuts in. Ew. Gross.
*Before adding in anything extra the calorie count is approximately 100 for each muffin, I will calculate macros next time I make these!
With the base recipe above, I separated the batter into two separate bowls for two types of muffins. The above recipe makes 12 muffins. They came out so good I went back and made a 2nd batch of each which is how all the yummy substitutions and perfections came in.
For the chocolate chip recipe I added: mini chocolate chips (do NOT use a full cup like in the recipe suggests…eyeball it while mixing in or stick closer to 1/2 cup), then 1 tbsp of chia seeds to bulk up the protein and more good-for-you nutrition!
Chocolate chip banana heaven! (Pictured below…the ones further down in the shot are Peanut Butter and Jelly. Yeah, i know…just keep reading.)
So I got a little crafty with the 2nd batch and added a cup of Craisins & 2 tbsp of PB Fit, hence the PB&J muffin.
Notice the few on the bottom left of the photo? I actually stuffed a couple with actual peanut butter…If you get muffins from me, expect a surprise in the center from now on, these were a hit!
These will be a staple in my house for an easy grab-n-go snack or fast breakfast when I get back from early morning Crossfit. Lately my life has been running, recovering, lifting, recovering and trying to figure out proper nutrition while trying not to be hungry all the time. It’s a real problem. I’m working on it.
All this talk about working out, protein and muffins makes me wanna lift or go for a run or combine the two and do a Spartan… hehehe.
Monday: 7m interval (12 x 200s average pace 5:30)
Tuesday: Crossfit, 8.5m easy 7:47/pace
Wednesday: 6m easy 8:47/pace
Thursday: 5m easy 9:25/pace
Friday: 2 hour endurance workout (included 4 miles of running 8:55/pace)
Saturday: 1 hour biceps/triceps/lots of stretching
Sunday: 6.9m trail run 9:35/pace
Total Miles: 37.5
Let me know if you try out the muffin recipe!
05/17/2017 at 5:47 PM
Signed up for Marriott Rewards program!!
Next two Spartans are Ashville in July & central Florida in Dec! Come down:)
05/17/2017 at 9:04 PM
oooh! I’m visiting Asheville in a couple weeks 🙂
05/18/2017 at 10:13 AM
Those muffins look amazing. 😮 I am training for a half Ironman and I feel like I am constantly trying to ignore my hunger–I am going to make those muffins for a new snack. 🙂
05/24/2017 at 10:01 PM
haha don’t ignore your hunger, tame it! these muffins really hit the spot for me
05/18/2017 at 10:14 AM
Kodiak Cakes are the best for protein muffins! I’ll have to try them with peanut butter next time.
I did the Utah Super Spartan last year and it was a blast! I would love to attempt it again this year. Eventually I may gain the courage, and stupidity, to go for the full trifecta. Thanks for the great giveaway!
05/24/2017 at 10:00 PM
awesome! The trifecta medal kinda makes me want to do all 3 as well..
05/18/2017 at 10:18 AM
Alright, I also signed up for the Marriott Rewards program. Thanks for the sweet discount. Maybe I will sign up for the other two races with it.
05/21/2017 at 6:41 PM
Oh ma! I have always wanted to run a Spartan race. Looking at the options I think I would start with the Spartan Sprint in Vegas. And I did sign up for the Marriott rewards program too. Hope I win the contest!
05/24/2017 at 9:59 PM
Awesome! Good luck, i’ll announce the winner Thursday or Friday this week!
05/21/2017 at 6:42 PM
I’ve only run before – on roads and trails – but would love to add to that and complete a Spartan. I think the Utah Super is the closest to me and would be a fun challenge to work toward.
05/24/2017 at 9:59 PM
I love Utah. Kinda jealous that’s where you’re at !
05/21/2017 at 7:36 PM
Cori, i am glad i stumbled upon ur blog a few months ago. u r an inspiration to me in running and to keep pushing myself. a spartan is out of my comfort zone but i want to do one. i would for sure do the one in tahoe cause i love it there! i signed up for the marriot program so I can gain that extra entry. thanks for putting on this giveaway.
05/24/2017 at 9:58 PM
thanks Lily! Glad you found my blog and i hope you do a Spartan or OCR that pushes you out of your comfort zone, that’s truly where you start learning who you are!
05/23/2017 at 11:04 AM
I haven’t run a spartan race
05/23/2017 at 9:14 PM
i highly recommend trying one out! especially if you win the free race entry 🙂
05/23/2017 at 11:30 AM
I am always up for a new challenge. I love to run and hike but I haven’t done a obstacle course before. This would be great to do! And what the heck, I would go all out and do the Colorado Beast. Thanks for the info on the Marriot Rewards program. Looks like they have some pretty good discounts.
05/24/2017 at 9:56 PM
If you love running and hiking i’m sure you’d love to do something adventurous like an obstacle course race 🙂
05/30/2017 at 9:01 PM
Hi Daxton! You won the giveaway – email me at email@example.com when you get a moment 🙂
05/23/2017 at 6:11 PM
Just finished my first marathon! A nice recovery snack I had after were these protein muffins! Thanks for the recipe! They we super good and they felt very healthy. Now I need to conquer some spartan races. Count me down for running the Lake Tahoe Beast. I also signed up for the Marriott Rewards Program so I can gain a second entry into this giveaway. If I win I’m heading to Tahoe!
05/23/2017 at 9:13 PM
Oh YAY! So glad you tried them!! Lake Tahoe beast sounds so freaking fun! Good luck!
05/24/2017 at 10:18 AM
Just started running last october which was about the same time I found your blogs. You are very inspiring. I hope to love running as much as you do one day. For now its just a thing to get me off the couch. Maybe doing a spartan will help me appreciate running more, lol. If I do win I’m going to Vegas and running the Sprint. I sign up for the marriot rewards too.
05/24/2017 at 9:55 PM
So happy you found my blog. It took a while to fall in love with running, ease into it and enjoy the process ❤
05/25/2017 at 1:59 AM
Love those muffins. You have put up some great recipes here. I would like a chance to win the spartan race entry, and i would use it for the Utah Super. I have signed up for the Marriot rewards. If I win I could see me using them to run the spartan. Thanks Cori!