Friday, March 30, 2018


Hello Dear Readers,

Happy Spring! My last post here was in December, so I hope this March post finds you having a happy and healthy new year. As part of my New Year's resolutions, I embarked on a new workout program called #80DayObsession. I've always been a bit of a fitness enthusiast, and this new workout by Autumn Calabrese does not disappoint. It's a hardcore, total-body plan filled with fun cardio and core and strength-training. If you're looking for a challenge, check it out.

In addition to workout programs, Autumn also does a cooking show with her chef brother called #Fixate. Lots of healthy, fun recipes in there. I'm totally addicted to the Banana Apple muffins. Gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious!

Tasty Treat: Autumn Calabrese's Fixate Banana Apple Muffins

picture of celia's batch of muffins
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (approx 1 cup)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of Himalayan salt
  • 3/4 medium apple chopped (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp organic grass fed butter, melted
- Preheat oven 350 degrees.
- Line pan with muffin papers, or spray muffin with oil.
- Combine eggs, banana, butter in a bowl and mix well.
- Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, mix well.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients together and mix until blended.
- Add chopped apple and mix.
- Divide batter evenly in muffin cups (makes nine (9) muffins).
- Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown (and toothpick test comes out clean).

Recipe source: - Autumn Calabrese's Fixate Cookbook & Cooking Show

Celia's Tips:
- Try adding a little cinnamon.
- Top your treat with 1 tsp of a nut butter as "icing" (peanut butter = yummy).

Steamy Reads

While you're enjoying your delicious homemade muffin (goes great with coffee!), dive into a steamy read. Here are my recs from my recent reads.
  • Azagoth, Reaver, and Revenant (3 books in the Demonica Series), by Larissa Ione
  • Shadow's Claim and Shadows Seduction (2 books in Immortals After Dark Series) by Kresley Cole
  • Mischief and the Masters (Masters of the Shadowlands Series) by Cherise Sinclair
  • The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire Series) by Jennifer Probst

Have a great Spring Break and holiday season, Dear Readers, and see you back here on April 30th!


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