Are the rest of you dreaming of delightful Superbowl snacks and beer as I am on this lovely Friday afternoon? I probably could not care less about these two teams playing on Sunday, but I really need to find a plan to celebrate eating because right now there is none 😦
I also need to take this time to (not humble) brag that I completed a five mile run yesterday with all of my miles being under ten minutes. I know that will not impress a single one of you but it impressed me because I have struggled normally to keep a 10 minute pace, and I was riding a cloud for the rest of the day. Hooray for unexpected successful runs! I have a 6 mile set for tomorrow and it no longer intimidates me.
So on to the most important topic: I made some muffins this week for the heck of it and realized, why don’t I always have muffins in the house? When was the last time you had a muffin? Probably a long time ago since society tries to convince you these days that muffins are just dessert disguised as breakfast.
Okay maybe that’s true, so just have one with a nutritious breakfast. Did you know there is a study that it’s better to have dessert in the morning than at night? Right, so muffins it is. How many times have I already written the “m” word in this post? We should play a drinking game about it.
Alright alright, here is a recipe for a fantastic muffin, I have even given you the nutrition facts so you can be well aware of what you’re eating. I think I can start having muffins for breakfast because I can run 5 miles now.
You can find the recipe right at Two Peas & Their Pod. I used fresh blueberries and low fat cream cheese. Lemon and Blueberry go so well together, I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want a blueberry muffin without lemon zest in it. The surprise element is the cinnamon, and I really had to think twice about a lemon + cinnamon combination, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted the batter. Is it normal for muffin batter to be delicious? I don’t know because clearly I need to make muffins more often.
Damage (1 muffin): 206 calories/30g carbs/8g fat/4g protein/14g sugar
Now go have a drink and a fantastic weekend.