Berry oatmeal cups

Weight this morning:  131.0
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout: Body Pump

I’m holding steady at 131 pounds even.  Grrrrr.  I guess it takes more than a week of being very good with my food intake to undo two days (last Friday and Saturday) of being pretty darn bad!  One day at a time…just keep going…consistency is key…

One way I try to get through each day of making the right food choices is by having something somewhat exciting and tasty to look forward to in the evening.  A little pat on the back, if you will, for a good effort during the day.  You might have noticed that my go-to healthy evening treat is overnight oats, but recently I was inspired by a post that gave a recipe for basically oatmeal muffins, so I decided to give them a try.  The ingredients are simple:

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (or any milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBSP Baking powder
  • 3 cups quick oats (0ld fashioned works, too)
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries or mixed berries [still frozen] or even chocolate chips

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Welp, I forgot the baking powder, so mine didn’t exactly “rise” too much.  I am notorious for leaving out one or two ingredients when baking–dangit!!

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The recipe called for 15 cups, but I was able to easily stretch it to 19.  I listed out the calories for each ingredient below.

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When I divide the total by 19 cups, I get 80 calories per serving!  These are a tasty, healthy, and all-natural way to eat muffins!  They’re basically just a cup of blueberry oatmeal that’s baked, hence the name “berry oatmeal cups” instead of blueberry muffins.

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A couple of final words before you get too excited:

#1:  These are flourless, so they do stick to the cupcake liners quite a bit–some worse than others.  Peel with caution, people!

#2:  These are sugarless, so the flavor is what you’d expect–oats, banana, blueberries.  Note that the original recipe does call for some artificial sweetener, which I omitted since I’m trying to go as el naturale as possible this week.  This is not a 400-calorie Panera muffin–it’s a healthy cup of oatmeal.  Keep that in mind. 😉

Alright, I’ve talked your ear off enough for now.  The rest of the day went along as planned.  Not much else new!

Food i 8 today:

  • slice of Ezekiel bread + 1 TBSP Bonnie’s raspberry jam
  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • 3 oz. Publix dip chip carrots + 2TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • afternoon smoothie –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 C blueberries, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder
  • Green Giant frozen veggie mix (entire package)
  • one sliced green bell pepper + 2 TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 homemade berry oatmeal cups
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