Peanut Butter Protein Muffins and a Sleep Update

Finally, I am sleeping a little better. Yay! I love my Homedics sound machine. The ocean waves lull me to sleep when I have an empty stomach. I am hoping and praying for a week of good sleep before I have a week off work…another yay!

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Onto food….Overripe bananas are good for two things…freezing or baking. I love my Orgain protein powder and drink it most days. I decided to try my hand at baking with it. Here’s what I came up with:

Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

2 overripe bananas

1/3 cup Orgain chocolate protein powder

1/4 cup almond milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 cup natural creamy peanut butter

Mix together in a food processor until well blended. Pour into  muffin liners.  Makes 8-9 muffins. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. They are dense, soft,  moist, and fudgey.  Great for breakfast on the go or an afternoon pick me up!

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Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

Confession….peanut butter is one of those foods I need to be careful with. This  recipe could easily use any type of nut butter. These muffins are sweet to me. I don’t eat a lot of sugar. I ended up putting them in the freezer so they weren’t easily accessible to me. I have learned I can tolerate some peanut butter, but too much irritates my stomach. Peanut butter, or any nut butter, is one of my trigger foods. I have to be careful with nut butter, chocolate, and baked goods. More to come on that later…

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