Monday, November 19, 2012

Perfect Fit Protein Powder Winners + Pumpkin Spiced Latte Muffins

Hi, guys! It's a Monday and I hope you're having a fabulous work day! Aaah, can you believe Thanksgiving is THIS Thursday? How did that happen?! I'm so excited about it, though, and can hardly wait to spend the day with family and friends. :) 


Over the weekend, I had some sweet potatoes on hand from a local gardener and decided to make roasted sweet potatoes.

To make, all you need are a few sweet potatoes, olive oil, cinnamon, salt & pepper and a little honey to drizzle over. There are no measurements, just taste preference as your guide. :)  

Wash the potatoes, peel- slice & dice. Place your potatoes in a bowl and drizzle a little oil over, sprinkle several heavy shakes of cinnamon, crank in some fresh pepper and sprinkle a little salt. Mix everything together until thoroughly coated. 

Pop in a preheated 400 degree oven and bake until nice and crispy (about 30 minutes). If you want a little extra sweetener you can add a little honey. :) Enjoy! I'm planning to make these for Thanksgiving because they're so simple & nutritious!


I was starving by the time lunch rolled around today so I made a salad. This one had a few slices of organic tomato, mushrooms and cucumber. What did you have for lunch?


After a 40 minute workout this morning (2.25 mile + squats & lunges), I had juice and a few berries for breakfast. All I can say is fresh carrot & cabbage juice is not for the faint of heart! :P

Okay, so I'm doing my best to get in as much pumpkin as I can before Christmas rolls around next week!

Pumpkin Spiced Latte Streusel Muffins
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1.5 tbsp ground coffee
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/4 cup honey crystals
1/4 cup sucanat
2 tbsp olive oil
3 large eggs
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee/espresso @ room temperature

Cinnamon-Coffee Streusel: 
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
3 tbsp honey crystals
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp coffee powder
2 tbsp olive oil

Click here for directions and recipe inspiration credit: HealthFoodforLiving.com



These were delicious and I couldn't resist helping myself to one fresh out of the oven! 
And, the winners for the Perfect Fit Protein powder giveaway are . . . 
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Sami, Jordan and Amber - please e-mail me your mailing addresses. :) realfoodrunner@gmail.com

9 comments:

Brooke Coulter said...

I have been looking for an easy sweet potato recipe and this one looks great! Thanks for the recipe!

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Marcela Gmd said...

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Aanika said...

Looks delicious! I've been needing some new and inspirational recipes!

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Kushal Pandit said...

Thanx for your post, but i'm just telling you, protein powders are beneficial. They provide your body with protein that the food you eat may not be providing. healthgenie provides lots of health care & nutrition products at huge discount. you must take some proteins made buy vegetables.

Jillian Johnson said...

Your pictures made my mouth water! Everything looks so delicious! Better yet, it's healthy! I'm not a fan of mixed juice drinks, although they are really good for you. Instead i drink protein shakes and I found banana cinnamon to be the
best protein powder shake!

Abdul Rahman said...

Wow these look stunning. What a lovely recipe. I bookmarked ….yummy nice pics.
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Gita Choudhary said...

I have been watching for an easy potato recipe and this one looks great! Thanks for the recipe! Delicious, would you like to follow each other I have been some new and inspirational....