Monthly archives "June"

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Elevated Jackknife with a Fit Ball

Whew! Wordy title, but I couldn’t think of a snappier way to summarize this exercise. This is a more advanced move for those who have a solid foundation of core work and are looking to turn up the intensity. If you don’t have access to a flat bench, you can also perform this exercise in prone position with shins on the top of the ball and arms in push-up position (wrists in alignment with shoulders). This exercise hits many additional stabilizing muscles, but primarily focuses on the Transversus Abdominus and Rectus Abdominus (think working toward chiseling out that six-pack). Read More →

Super Simple (Practically Gulit Free) Peanut Butter Brownies

I found the original idea for this recipe printed in the May 2016 issue of Oxygen Magazine (LOVE Oxygen Magazine). It was submitted by Fitness Expert Paige Hathaway. Using the ingredients I had on hand, I made some slight revisions and the result was delish!! (For the record, I’m sure the original recipe is just as amazing). I shared among my Facebook followers, but wanted to be sure I could access it easily again and again….and again….and….you get the point.

Super Simple (Practically Guilt Free) Peanut Butter Brownies

1 1/4 cup Natural Peanut Butter (no added sugar!)
1/2 mashed banana (large)
3 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup (no added sugar)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla
3 tsp Natural Unsweetened Cacao

Blondies ingredients

 

Method of Preparation:

Heat Oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients until well blended.

Spray small baking dish (approximately 8×8) with Coconut Oil, and pour mixture into dish.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes, and let cool completely before cutting to serve.

Makes roughly, eight servings.

 

Note: I did not have an 8×8 dish so I split the mix into two smaller, circular, oven safe dishes