Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Morning Muffins in honor of my MUM!

Today is a huge day for my mom.  I am so, so, SO proud of her.  As of today, my mom has lost 20 pounds, and is officially OFF of her blood pressure medications!  Our family has a long history of hypertension, and my mom has been on blood pressure medication as long as I can remember.  I also have normal/wavering on high blood pressure, so I've been wondering if and when I'd have to join her on the pill parade.  Today she proved that we don't need it!  She has been exercising at least five days a week (usually more), doing boot camp, hiking, biking, weights, and the treadmill.  She's also recently been following Tosca Reno's "Eat Clean" plan, avoiding sugar, watching portions, eating more often and making healthier choices.  I saw her this weekend and she looks AMAZING, and now she is feelign amazing too!  GO MOM!

To celebrate her accomplishment, I baked up a version of Tosca Reno's breakfast muffins - sugar free, packed with natural goodness, quick and easy breakfast meal to go.  These little muffies are a great way to start the day - add some hard boiled egg whites on the side and you have your protein and complex carbs, and your metabolism will be totally fired up!


Morning Muffins - a recipe adapted from Tosca Reno's "Tam's Morning Constitutional Muffins"

1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. raw bran
1/2 c. ground flaxseed
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
4 egg whites
1/4 c. canola oil (You can be really good and use unsweetened applesauce instead..we just dont have any!)
1/3 c. agave nectar
1/4 c. unsweetened almond milk
3/4 c. water
1 c. dried fruit - I used Trader Joe's mix of dried cranberries and pomegranate seeds

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Line a cupcake tin with liners
-Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until just combined
-Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way
-Bake 25 - 30 min or until a toothpick comes out clean

Happy clean eating!


  1. cup cakes in honor of me..:) how cool is that.. love you Stacey

  2. Yum!! These look delicious, I will definitely have to try them!