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Happy Wednesday!! Today I’m sharing a new activewear look I’ve been wearing and loving. Both my top and pants are on sale! Yay! I love when activewear is on sale. For some reason I love buying activewear items on sale way more than regular priced items. Maybe because I feel like I’m buying it to get super sweaty?! I don’t really know what my logic is behind that, but needless to say, I’m happy this outfit was on sale! I mentioned on my Instagram that this top has a skinny elastic band on the bottom of the inside of the top. This totally helps the top from riding up which has been super critical for me, especially in my yoga classes! I also really love that these pants are high waisted, and have the cool criss cross detail along the calf area! My pants also have pockets on the upper thigh area which is nice when I need some place to put my phone while on a walk with Bull! My shoes are insanely comfortable, and I think it’s because of the cool circular pods on both the forefoot and the heel section of the bottom of the outsole which you can see in a few of the pictures! Hope you have a great day!
Yay!!! Happy Friday!! So happy the weekend is hours away! Ok, you guys…I have big news… ..
I have found an incredible muffin recipe that will blow your socks off. They’re guilt free, delicious, Paleo, refined sugar free, and gluten free. I know, you’re already impressed. I was on the hunt to find a recipe that was as satisfying as the brownie recipe I discovered a few months ago, but this time I was looking for a recipe that didn’t contain chocolate.
Do yourself a favor and check out the chocolate brownie recipe I made and shared HERE (Ok, seriously, It’s worth it to stop reading this post and go read that one real quick then come back. Those are the best healthy brownies I’ve ever had in my life)!!
If you left and came back…are you drooling now and getting out your healthy ingredients to make those brownies!? I totally support that because they are amazingly delicious. I’m planning on making a batch this weekend and they’re to-die-for. Ok, so anyway, those are so fab but I wanted to find a non chocolate version of something just as satisfying. Enter this sweet potato Paleo muffin recipe! This is the recipe straight from the website, and this is the Pinterest post where I found it if you want to pin it! I did the Paleo version but used coconut flour instead of almond flour and added cinnamon and vanilla to the paleo version.
Tips and Tricks
You have to bake the potatoes prior to combining ingredients, so if that sounds horrible or too difficult to you, then this recipe is probably not for you. For us, Austin and I make dinner at home a lot, so throwing a few sweet potatoes in the oven while we cook is really not a big deal. I like to bake the potatoes the night before for this recipe because then mixing the ingredients and baking them the next day takes no time at all. Another thing to note, make sure you peel the potatoes when they’re still a little warm so they peel easier. Or, you can cut the potatoes with a knife long ways down the middle, and scoop out the pulp of the potato the next morning. I would also suggest baking them on foil in your oven for an easy clean up.
This recipe is so good because the muffins are only sweetened with maple syrup and the only flour is coconut flour. They also have cashew butter, so they’re creamy, rich but not too sweet, substantial, but not dense. I mean…they’re pretty much amazing. I buy cashew butter at Trader Joe’s which is where I tend to buy all my nut butters, so look for it there if you want to make this recipe! I’m sure they carry fancy nut butter at Whole Foods or any other health foods store, but Trader Joe’s most likely has it for less.
So if you’re looking for a muffin with a more cake like consistency, just follow the Paleo recipe. If you want a more brownie like consistency, double the amount of sweet potato and cook for 5 min longer. I recommend the fudgier version with extra sweet potato. To me, it makes them more of a treat than the cake like consistency. Both have a great flavor, but I like the texture of the version with double potato! The recipe also says you can make a frosting, but I treated these as a morning healthy muffin, not as a cake with frosting. Although, they would be absolutely delicious that way too. Or in a big pan as a cake with frosting. yum!
There’s something about new workout gear that is such a great motivator. I’ve never really experienced this before this year. I swear I’ve had the same workout clothes (and by that I mean great black Zella leggings (they last forever!) and kind of boring t-shirts I’ve had for way to long) for a while! Although they get the job done, there’s something about having a new workout wardrobe that is really inspiring.
For christmas from my parents I asked for primarily workout clothes. I really just wanted a refresh and was excited to see what they had picked out. So many cute things! Then of course, I was on the hunt for more and more. I just couldn’t help myself! I’ve also been working out 6 days a week and really ENJOYING it, so having more than 2 outfits to rotate through really helps.
I bought these high waisted green leggings on a whim and love them. They were totally an impulse buy that I never second guessed. They’re so comfortable and I love that they are high waisted. There’s something about feeling a little more confident when you’re basically wearing Spanx to work out. lol
Here are some other workout items I’m loving!!