So, I have a love/hate relationship with running. My brain loves it, my body does not. I run and run like there’s no tomorrow and then I get injured. A couple of weeks ago, I went for a run, came back and couldn’t see my ankle. I don’t like to take pain meds, so I started Googling anti-inflammatory foods. The ingredients in my Anti-inflammatory Muffins came up consistently on every list I found.
These muffins are delicious after a workout and my ankle is better. However, I’m not sure if it’s due to my muffins or the fact that I have been subbing my runs with lovely swims in the pool. This girl needs to move! Movement for me is meditation, so if I can’t get outside to exercise, I’m GRUMPY!
When I’m injured, I tend to clean up my diet. I know I am not burning as many calories, so no more cake for me! But of course, I still have my sweet tooth. Will that ever go away?? Actually, being injured is a great time for tinkering in the kitchen. This is when I try to find healthy ways to satisfy my insatiable love of all things sweet. Come to think of it, my best ideas come to me when I can’t run as much as I would like. Cheers to Creativity!
Do you get grumpy when you miss a workout?
Makes 6 large or 12 mini Muffins
- 1/2 C Coconut Flour
- 3 Eggs, whisked
- 1/4 C Tart Cherry Juice
- 1/4 C Coconut Oil
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Powdered Ginger
- 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 C Chopped Beets
- 1/3 cup Blueberries
- Liquid Stevia to taste
Bake for 40-45 Minutes or until firm.
Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it. ~ C. Assaad