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Chocolate covered banana cupcakes

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This recipe was the biggest success out of all other recipes I’ve brought in for my non vegan friends. So much a success people are asking me to make them for parties and offering to pay me! I was shocked and really excited!

Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes

1/2 C puréed banana (about 2 ripe bananas)
1 1/4 C whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (do not omit)
3/4 C sugar or natural sweetener
1/3 C canola oil (for fat free version unsweetened apple sauce)
2/3 C almond milk (I used vanilla almond milk so I omitted the vanilla extract)

Add ins:
1/4 C Chocolate chips
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 and prep cupcake pans.
Purée bananas in blender or magic bullet. You can also melt in microwave.
In separate bowls mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients. Pour wet into dry until just combine. Do not overmix or cupcakes will be tough!
Fill liners about 2/3 of the way full and smooth tops. Bake for 20-22 minutes let cool and top with chocolate frosting. I put mine in the fridge for frosting to harden a little. You can also top with dry banana chip or white chocolate shavings to make extra fancy 🙂

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YUMMY!

I have been on my cleanse for 5 days now and am happy to announce I have lost 8 pounds so far! I’m a little tired but that is to be expected. My fiancée and my anniversary is on Friday and I am hoping to be down 10 by then. I have made a few simple concoctions this week since I’ve been working until 10:30 every night it’s left little time to prepare full meals.

simple banana pudding

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2 bananas frozen for 2 hours
A little less than 1/4 cup almond milk
3 ice cubes
Blend in a magic bullet and enjoy!

I was making smoothies and made this because I ran out of milk! It was by far one of the more delicious mess ups in the kitchen.
Day 4 was tomatoes and protein day so I made a big tomato salad and avocado. I’ve decided it’s one of the most perfect foods ever. I absolutely adore avocado!

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Today was similar to day 4 with more
Veggies. So I finished my salad and I just made asparagus that was so delicious. My palette seems so much cleaner without all the convenience foods. I haven’t used salt on a single thing I’ve made.

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I steamed the asparagus in the juice of a pineapple just a bit of it and pepper and garlic.
I was shocked at how tasty it was. You have to try it! That’s all for today. I’ll be back again soon!

So if you haven’t guessed by now the truffles didn’t come out like I had hoped. My fridge went haywire and they froze. Tasted great but not worthy of a post. That’s not what this post is about though. I am going on a diet. Major diet! Life changing diet! I’m tired of making excuses about the way I look and putting everyone else’s interests instead of my own. It’s time for me to do something to make me feel like me.

I don’t eat horribly as is and to look at me you wouldn’t say “that girls huge!” However I am about 30 pounds more than I’d like to be. I’m 5’3 and I would like to be about 115pounds. So I am doing a cleanse diet for 7 days to reboot my system and then it’s on to the Eat To Live diet! I’m on day two of my cleanse and I’ve lost a pound already.
Day one consisted of all fruit. This was what my meals all looked like yesterday…

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It was yummy. Also every day you can have this all veggie soup called “the wonder soup.” it’s pretty good although I’m not a huge fan of cabbage which makes up most of the soup. It’s very filling. Day two is all veggies and you’re suppose to start the day with a potato but I didn’t have any so I just ate more salad.
I will post my results and recipes from the diet. All vegan of course as well as my treats from my cheat days. Having low fat low or no sugar treats for a diet can’t hurt ya much at all right! I’m hoping to be down to my goal weight by summer. Gotta look great in my bikini!

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The Wonder Soup (bulk recipe)

64 oz water
1 bunch celery
6 onions
1 head of cabbage (I only used 1/2)
3 tomatoes
3 green bell peppers
I added garlic and pepper and let it cook for 45 minutes. The veggies will make their own stock. It’s pretty tasty!

I’ll post more results throughout the diet. And pictures of progress. 🙂

Banana Bread Muffins

I had a few bananas I was saving for banana bread but my little one wanted muffins for breakfast last weekend so I decided to make banana bread muffins. This is a wonderful recipe from chocolatecoveredkatie.com. I really didn’t change it much at all because the original was so good! If you haven’t checked that website out yet I highly recommend it. Here’s the recipe.

3 T flour
A bit of salt. Less than 1/16 tsp
1 T oil or applesauce (I used applesauce)
1 T almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (for ava’s I used banana extract)
1/4 tsp baking powder and a pinch of baking soda for flavor.
1T agave or 1T plus 1tsp sugar
1 heaping T banana*

*I melted a frozen banana down to a smooth almost baby food like consistency. About a minute and 15 seconds in the microwave should do it check after the first minute and stir.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray or grease muffin pan for as many muffins you are making. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another. Add wet to dry and mix until combine. Pour into prepped muffin pan and bake for 10-14 minutes. (mine was finished after 12.) I topped with vegan cream cheese frosting!

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I forgot my lunch this morning in my mad rush out the door because I took too long making breakfast… Which I do not regret doing! So I had to run out and get lunch today at a convenience store by my work called WaWa… Great food not many vegan friendly options so I got what I call a condiment sandwich. Every veggie you can put on a lunch meat sandwich on bread. They have avocado now though so that makes it doable. My friend got a new soup they came out with that sounded good in theory but was both full of meat as cheese and fattening. You couldn’t smell the bacon so it smelled good and I wanted to make myself a vegan version tonight. This is what I came up with.

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4 med to large potatoes
1/2 medium onion
1 tsp to tablespoon garlic power or 1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 cans veggie broth
1 cup nondairy milk of choice
Vegan bacon crumbles
Vegan shredded cheese ( I used a blend)
Salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro to taste

Boil veggie broth and add potatoes and onions. You can sauté onions and garlic first in olive oil if you’d like but you don’t have to. Add milk and spices and cook until potatoes are soft. Add bacon bits and simmer to soften an allow soup to absorb taste. Blend completely in a blender and return to low heat. Stir in shredded cheese until melted and salt and pepper to taste. Then enjoy!

You can also add vegan sour cream if you feel so inclined.