Empire Update: Week of 9/28
Apple Pecan Muffins
Have you ever fallen into the droopy-sleepy-yawny-have-no-energy trap? When both the middle of the morning and the middle of the afternoon feel like bedtime? Ugh. I have. Back when my breakfast consisted of mainly grain-based cereals or processed and refined breakfast pas- tries. Add to that a cup or two of sugar-sweetened coffee in the morning and a couple of corn syrup–sweetened caffeinated beverages in the afternoon, and I was left with a roller coaster of inconsistent energy levels.
All of that changes when you started avoiding refined sugars and processed and packaged breakfast foods. Dips in your energy evens out into one steady stream of reliable energy. What a difference a consistent pep in your step makes!
I contemplated naming these “All Day Energy Muffins,” because these moist morsels give you wings—more so than any energy drink I’ve ever tried. Check out the ingredients and you’ll see what I mean: flax, almonds, eggs, banana, apple, pecans—I doubt you could find a muffin recipe with more goodness crammed into it than this.
No really, don’t waste your time looking—just make these and enjoy!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
Here’s what you need
145 calories, 10g fat, 11g carbohydrate, 6g sugar, 318mg sodium, 3g fiber, and 4g protein.
*A special* Announcement!
This week we just want to wish CONGRATULATIONS to Josh & his fiance Nicole as they recently got engaged! Josh proposed while they were enjoying a local winery and celebrated with family immediately after.
Here is a photo of the cute couple!
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Dr. Tony Tanzi: Physical Therapist, Triathlete, Runner, Performance Coach