What I Eat In a Day || Banana Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

This week I take you through what I eat in a day as well as some quick banana pumpkin muffins! I was on the go during this day so I needed quick and easy meals!

Banana Pumpkin Muffins

2 1/2 overripe bananas
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
tsp baking powder
tsp sea salt
2 cups oat flour
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes

I hope you enjoy!

HM

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What I Eat in a Day | Pumpkin Chili Recipe

It’s been a long week but I’m back with another full day of eating! I’ve really been enjoying filming my meals. This is what I eat when I only train once during the day. I had a bit more time to make meals and make sure I’m eating enough. When I train three times it can be a bit harder. I hope you enjoy my what I eat in a day video!

My breakfast is always the same. I use half a zucchini, 1/4 a cup of oat, either banana or blueberries and then I top it with greek yogurt. I like to keep it simple and consistent with my breakfast because I train 20min after eating it.

My post workout meal was a paleo breakfast bowl that included sweet potato, spinach, kale and some scrambled eggs.

For my afternoon meal I whipped up some pumpkin pancakes using protein powder, oats, pumpkin and half a banana. These were good but the texture was a bit different.

For dinner I made a big batch of pumpkin, ground Turkey and sausage chili. My family loved it since I normally force them to eat vegetarian food.

For some quick and healthy dessert I warmed up some apples on the stove with some granola and mixed it into some plain greek yogurt. This was so good! The apples are so sweet I didn’t need to use any sweeter.

I hope you found this video helpful!

HM

Guilt Free Friday: Fritters

Happy Friday! The people close to me know the obsession with this recipe is real. I feel like it’s all I’ve talked about! I love hash browns and I was craving them so badly earlier in the week, and thus.. a new recipe was born! I originally paired these with chickpeas and avocado on a bed of mixed greens but because this recipe makes about 24 fritters I was able to experiment. They paired nicely with eggs and salsa as well as with turkey burgers! I love the versatility of this recipe and they make great leftovers.

Sweet Potato Fritters

1 medium sweet potato
1 medium zucchini
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 large eggs
2 tbsp almond meal
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Preheat your oven to 375. Start by grating the sweet potato and zucchini. You should have a surprisingly large pile of veg, add it to a large bowl. Melt your coconut oil and add it to the shredded veggies. Beat the two eggs in a separate small bowl and add them to the large bowl. Add the almond meal and spices. The mixture should stick together but still feel very wet. If it won’t stay together add some more almond meal. Place the fritters on a large greased cookie sheet. They should be about and inch thick, mine were 2 inches wide but you can make them as wide as you want. Don’t pack them overly tight, just enough to stay together. Bake them for 15 minutes at 375. After 15 minutes take the fritters out and ensure they’re still in patty form. Lower the oven temperate to 350 and bake for another 10 minutes. After this 10 minutes carefully flip the fritters and bake for another 10 minutes. Let them sit on the pan for about 10 minutes before removing them.


I hope you enjoy this recipe and give it a try! It would make a great healthy addition to a brunch or family dinner!

HM

GFF: What I Eat in a Day

Happy Friday! This week is a bit different… no recipe because I was feeling a little bit uninspired. It happens to the best of us! What I’m going to chat about today is what I eat in a day! A quick reminder that I’m at a training camp with up to four practices a day, each ranging from 45min-2.5 hours. My caloric goal each day is 3000, it doesn’t normally happen because thats a lot of food but I try my best! I’m a big routine person so what I eat is normally doesn’t waiver day to day.

Breakfast : 6:00am

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I love breakfast so much. Recently, I’ve been adding zucchini to my oatmeal. It’s a great way to add some extra volume and some extra fibre to your already delicious oatmeal. So what’s in the bowl? 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1/3 cup zucchini, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tsp honey, 1 tbsp flaxseed. This meal will keep me full for hours!

Let’s not forget…

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Coffee.. it’s in the name! I can’t take on the day sans coffee.

Post Workout #1 : 10:00

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I try to get this meal in as quickly as possible, its essential for recovery! This plate consists of, 2 eggs, 1 slice of ham, 1 cup of kale and 2 tbsp of salsa. This meal is full of protein and absolutely delicious!

Post Workout #2: 1:30pm

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I love these protein bars for a quick fix when I’m going to miss my window after a workout.  They’re natural, gluten free and taste like fudge, whats better than that? Maybe real fudge..

Pre workout snack: 3:00pm

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This banana chocolate shake is up on the blog here is so yummy and so satisfying. It’s the perfect way to curb your cravings. I add chia seeds before a workout because they keep me full through a long session. I highly recommend you give this recipe a try!

Dinner : 7:00pm

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This is one of my go-to meals. In the bowl we have, half a sweet potato, six asparagus, 1/2 cup of roasted chickpeas on a bed of spinach featuring my beautiful avocado rose that I’m so proud of!

Not included: I usually have two apples through the day and I’ll have a bowl of chez rice cereal before bed!


 

I hope you enjoy this post, sorry again for the lack of recipe!

HM

Guilt Free Friday: Almond Chocolate Cookies

Happy Friday! I hope you’re all having a fabulous week. I’m so excited to finally have a recipe video for you this week! I made some almond, oatmeal, chocolate cookies! They’re so good and refined sugar free! You could make these gluten free as well by substituting the flour for a GF option. To make these you will need:

1 cup  instant oats
¾ cup whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp  baking powder
½ tsp  cinnamon
1/8 tsp  salt
2 tbsp  coconut oil
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 tsp almond extract
½ cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tbsp coarsely chopped dark chocolate

watch below for the instructions!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

HM

Guilt Free Friday: Oatmeal

Friday keeps sneaking up on me! Another week with no video unfortunately. Next week is my rest week here at training camp so I will have no excuses! I will have plenty of time to get a few quality posts out in the world. I’m sure you guys can all relate that sometimes life gets in the way! So, today I will be straying away from the theme of guilt free friday and focusing on my favourite meal of the day…breakfast! I am always so nosey when it comes to what other people eat for breakfast. It’s my go-to question when I meet other elite athletes. Here’s a bit of an insight to what I eat for anyone with a similar curiosity!

Oatmeal

I go to bed excited to eat my oatmeal in the morning. Coffee and oatmeal give me life! I make mine in a bowl using boiling water as opposed to in a pot which I find is too mushy. As of late, I’ve been using 1/3 cup oats and 1/4 cup frozen blueberries. I pour the boiling water over the berries to melt them a bit which turns my oats purple and makes me smile. I add honey for some sweetness, cinnamon to keep my tummy from growling an hour later and a splash of coconut milk for some creaminess. If I have a long workout that morning I’ll add a banana! And with that (and a big cup of coffee), I’m ready to take on the day! If you’re a calorie counter this meal is about 210 calories without the banana and 320 with!


What do you eat for breakfast? I’m dying to know!

HM

Guilt Free Friday: Brussel Sprouts

I am in the middle of a training camp and this past week has been the hardest yet. I’m celebrating Friday by working out four times and paddling a total of 40km. Needless to say I didn’t have time to make a Guilt Free Friday video! To make up for it I’m celebrating one of my new favourite things, brussel sprouts.

These fabulous mini cabbages entered my life in the past month and I’ve never been happier. One of my go-to ways of eating these guys is to chop them in half, toss them in coconut oil, add some garlic and blackened seasoning and bake them at 400 for 20min. They make a great addition to chicken.

A new obsession is peeling the layers, tossing them in the same concoction as above and making brussel sprout chips! These are so crunchy and delicious. You can eat them as a snack or add them to a salad to jazz it up!

Sorry for the short post but my entire body hurts.

HM

Guilt Free Friday: Avocado Brownies

Yay it’s Friday! To make it even better… I made brownies this week!! These are so delicious and easy to make! I will be honest and say that they have a bit of a different flavour. On their own they taste a bit off but when paired with frozen yogurt they’re AMAZING. I highly recommend you make them, pair them with a bit of ice cream and try to trick the veggie haters in your life… they’ll never know!

I hope you give this recipe a try! Let me know if there are any comfort foods I should try to recreate with a guilt free friday spin!

HM

Guilt Free Friday: Banana Pecan Waffles

TGIGFF! Thank goodness it’s guilt free friday! I’m so excited not only because the weekend is almost here but because I love this recipe! This is my go-to brunch recipe! It’s totally guilt free while being delicious. I actually prefer this waffle recipe over a more traditional waffle.

It’s sweet and has a nice maple flavour while getting some crunch from the pecans. I hope you give this recipe a try next time you’re craving waffles! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

HM

Guilt Free Friday: Maple Cornbread

Happy guilt free Friday! This week my recipe is a bit naughtier than normal. I made maple cornbread muffins, they are refined sugar free which I love. They still have butter, milk and flour so they’re still super satisfying but you can feel better about having a few knowing there is not refined sugar! Cornbread is one of my favourite winter comfort foods so I was happy to find a guilt free version!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

HM