Motley Blog Mix for Active People

01 Mar 2012

Posted by karen
karen's picture

I routinely follow about half a dozen blogs, others I check out occasionally, and the surprises are those discovered through curiosity or Web-wandering rabbit trails.

One of my wanderings landed me at the recipe for chunky monkey muffins - and that trail led to two quick-track baking sessions.

First time around I forgot to add the almond butter. Voila! Fudge brownies that had to be eaten with a fork.

Better texture and improved flavour the second time - using all the ingredients.

My recipe tweaks: used organic coconut oil, the chocolate option, toasted the nuts before adding them to the top. Needed about 20 minutes to bake.

Pretty yummy, and fast if you get it in one try!

Visit the rest of this motley mix for busy people - living healthy, living active.

My daughter home-schools her three (beautiful, intelligent) children, writes, lives with her adventuresome husband - and cooks delicious, healthy food. She's fine-tuned how to come up with the goods but spend less time in the kitchen. Her blog overall is targeted to young creative Moms but this post is brimming with practical time-saving tips, menu ideas and applies to busy cooks in any stage of life.
The "domestic divas" offer a wealth of wisdom about cultured foods - and a whack of other topics. This instant breakfast porridge recipe is a zinger for athletes, camping, packing in lunches, traveling - and of course, breakfast too. 
Have you recently walked by (or to) the coolers stocked with sports drinks? Their brilliant colours have to be be the first red flag they can't be all that good for you. An RHN colleague (and author) has recipes to make your own - they might even give you the leading edge you're looking for! 
If you are a walker, runner, weight lifter, cyclist, swimmer, hiker: a window washer, gardener, painter, carpenter, secretary: or anyone who moves muscles --self-massage techniques  could well lengthen the time span between professional tune-ups. (This isn't a family blog promo, but my son-in-law's site is worth checking out.)
If you follow some favourite nutrition-fitness blogs, do tell!


Renee Tougas's picture

Thanks mom for linking to me (smile).

karen's picture

Good information needs to be shared. 

Kika@embracingimperfection's picture

Interesting.The link you gave to Toe Salad discusses sciatic pain and contained a link to futher information. In reading the description, I see that this is precisely what I've been experiencing. I hope that my chiropracter/acupuncturist can help me later today :)
I also greatly enjoyed Renee's post; they are always so full of practical advice.
I also look forward to checking out your other post recommendations, Karen.

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karen's picture

Hopefully this is just the information you need for today. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Jennifer Sanders (kidoing!)'s picture

Karen, the chunky monkey muffins look so good! Thanks for the link to Domestic Divas.  I love that kind of breakfast cereal and can't wait to give that recipe a shot!

Derryl  Toews's picture

The chunky monkey muffins were a hit with me, the flavor with the dense texture reminded me of a delightful brownie.  These are a must for the working mans lunch.

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Lisa@Phoenix Criminal Lawyer's picture

It lloks like dark meat at first glance but when I read the article ,it was muffins. Pretty tempting.

karen's picture

Glad you stuck around for a second look. Appreciate your stopping by.

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HikerWay's picture

Those muffins are so mouthwatering! Thanks for the recipe links Karen :) Love it. You have such a healthy and appetizing blog :) I had a wonderful time.

karen's picture

So glad you paid a visit to my blog - now I might have to make a batch of those muffins myself. I had a peek at your site - running and cycling are my first loves but a big hike is coming up in our future so am making an activity shift - or enlargement. Bottom line goal is to keep active - and on an adventure!

Lexie Young's picture

These chunky monkey muffins seems amazing, I would love to make them. You can get recipe from as well. You should share the best tip for the muffins though, hoping for more.

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