CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

Well I've been a bit MIA lately. I've been making some life changing plans, so my culinary explorations have been on the back burner a bit. I do have some new recipes in the works though so I'm looking forward to sharing them with you. This weekend I did try out these yummy muffins to share with my fellow Tough Mudder competitors and thought you might enjoy them as well. I did the mud run in Sydney yesterday with about 20 others from my crossfit gym and omg was it hard! 20km of mud, obstacles, trail running and more mud. Needless to say I'm hurting today, my feet just want to fall off and my legs are screaming at me. I'm glad I can say I've done it, but I would never do it again! It was painful. If you have a team to do it with though it is a pretty awesome experience and I'd recommend doing it once for sure. Anyway, hope you didn't miss me too much. On with the recipe.

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SIMPLE DATE BALLS

SIMPLE DATE BALLS

These are a nice quick treat. And if you're like me and love raw bars (larabars when I'm in the US and emma and tom's bars when I'm in Australia) then you'll love being able to make them on your own. Also, I've called these "simple" date balls because the ingredients in these ones are what I tend to always have on hand, but feel free to mix it up. You can use any nuts you like, add chocolate, coconut, different dried fruits, honey etc.

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RAW BROWNIE BARS

RAW BROWNIE BARS

Well I haven't posted a recipe in a few days, apparently me on a sugar detox and strict zone/paleo diet = loss of creativity. Not that that's any excuse, I need to experiment with some new dishes. But in the meantime I thought I'd share these with you. I did not make them, I merely consumed multiple in one sitting because they were that good. My friend from the gym who brought them to our games day competition shared with me where he found the recipe and I feel it's my duty as a fellow cavewoman (I just pictured a cavewoman eating chocolate...okay so its a far stretch) that I spread the word of their greatness. To all of you not on a sugar detox, I envy you, and you're welcome.

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BANANA DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COCONUT ICE CREAM

BANANA DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COCONUT ICE CREAM

Happy birthday to me! Ahh I've officially surpassed my quarter life, I feel old! A few of my friends have told me that 26 was their best year, but I reckon people just say that to make you feel better about getting older. I'm sure someone told me that last year when I turned 25. Well here's to a better year than the last (and when I turn 27 hopefully someone will tell me that's going to be my best year). Maybe I'm just like the quote "like a fine wine I get better with age". Is that how it goes? I think it's something like that. Anyway, hello, I'm 26 and this will be my best year yet! So to kick it off I've joined in on a 30 no sugar challenge my coach has outlined for us. Here's a link to The NoSugar Challenge if you're interested in participating. And if you are let me know, it would be great to have some fellow challengers. On top of my trainers suggestions I will be eating all Paleo food (of course) in Zone portions, and I will do my best to stick to what they've outline in that chart as "favourable" foods. I know this is going to be hard, but I also know I want to start 26 off with a bang, and what better way than by feeling really healthy and getting really fit?! And just in time for summer (I'm in Australia). So this recipe is quite delicious, and if you just exclude the chocolate it also works for the no sugar challenge. Feel free to make it either way that suits you!

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FUDGY BROWNIES

FUDGY BROWNIES

Okay so I've been on a hunt for the perfect fudgy chocolate brownies, trying different recipes, making up my own, and I have to give it to Health Bent, these are to die for! Seriously they are so good. Warning though, you must make these with friends or family nearby because I can't be held responsible for what might happen should you be alone with a dish of this ooey goodness.

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