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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Green Food, Espresso Mocha Muffins & My New Weight Loss Adventure

So I started out on a new healthy eating adventure, Weight Loss by that poplar points counting program!  I am quite excited with my decision but I will admit that the first 2 weeks were simple the 3rd week is giving me some issues.  I want to eat and not necessarily food that is good for me.  I made some chocolate muffins that are only 4points today I hope this will help with my sweet tooth. 
I love food!  I love to eat.  This can be problematic to my closet and waistline.  You all know how much I love to bake so I have set out to find better for you baking options to satisfy my baking addiction and my sweet tooth! I will keep you updated on my new adventure, for now enjoy these better for you recipes, eat well, move more and stay healthy!

Green Smoothie 
1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cups white grape juice or pear juice (or green tea to shave a few points)
1/4 avocado
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon hemp protein powder
peel core and dice your apple and put into your blender
add spinach and juice or tea and blend
add hemp powder and ice and blend
pour into your favorite glass and enjoy this healthy, tasty green smoothie that is packed with vitamins!
A great way to start your day!

Now onto the Chocolate!
Espresso Mocha Muffins

 1 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour  
  1 1/2 tsp baking powder  
  1 tsp baking soda    
1/8 tsp table salt 
1 tablespoon espresso powder
   9 Tbsp sugar, granulated     
 2 large egg(s), beaten  
  1 tsp vanilla extract   
2 1/2 oz bittersweet chocolate   
 3 Tbsp unsalted butter   
 1 cup(s) hot water, almost boiling   
1 1/2 Tbsp powdered sugar  
 Weigh and chop your chocolate

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