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One of my favorite Saturday morning memories is my mom, Bonnie, stopping at the local Robert's bakery after the midnight shift at the local steel mill and bringing home pecan rolls and doughnuts for breakfast. I can still see my little brother's blue eyes light up upon seeing the white cardboard box wrapped in string. Robert's Bakery was a family owned business in my hometown of Butler, PA. It has since closed as many of my favorite local businesses back home. Those days of gluten fried goodness are behind me, but I still wanted my two year old Isabella to experience Saturday morning doughnuts. Today we broke from our traditional Saturday morning pancake regimen, despite her protest, and I made the vanilla version of the Spunky Coconut's Chocolate Doughnuts with a lemon glaze. This batter does require use of a doughnut pan as it is not thick enough to roll out and shape. I picked a pan up at my local Home Goods store for $9.99 yesterday. Now I know what you are thinking. Doughnuts, healthy? Really? To that I say yes! The main ingredient is natural almond butter. These doughnuts are a different experience than your traditional, but just as good with a glass of ice cold milk!
my modifications include:
1/4 tsp regular liquid stevia (instead of vanilla stevia)
1/4 cup of coconut milk
4 TBS of coconut flour
1/2 cup of blueberries
I added all the ingredients listed in the origional recipe into my Blendtec including the berries and pureed until thick and smooth. I had to use 4 TBS of coconut flour as the berries thinned the batter. My batter's consistency was too thick to pour out of the blender. Makes 6 doughnuts.
2 TBS of homemade clean powder sugar (recipe below)
1 tsp of FRESH lemon juice
Mix the powdered sugar and juice then drizzle onto cooled doughnuts with a spoon.
Clean Powdered Sugar Recipe
1/3 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp arrow root powder
Place ingredients into food processor and blend until a fine combined powder is formed.
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|She loved them and told me they tasted like cake|
Today's Workout Blip:
Today's workout came from my workout plan the Get in Shape Girl Bikini Plan. I decided to workout at home since we were on a lazy Saturday pace and it was getting too late to take Isabella to the gym child care. I also love working out at home so Bell can see me exercise and how fun it is to be active and healthy. We set the example; right parents? The workout was three giant circuits or rounds of 11 exercises performed for the required number or reps one after the other. It was an intense 30 minutes! My favorite exercise was the plank knee drive it really rocks your core muscles! I performed my reps in a full pushup position( not on my knees) and did 10 per leg. Give it a whirl! I also completed my 20 burpees a day challenge. For cardio I performed 10 rounds of 50 seconds jump roping with 10 seconds rest between jump roping. I use my gymboss interval timer. There is also an App for Gymboss in the Apple store! It was short, sweet and intense.
Until next time stay strong and carry on!