Quick Banana Spelt Muffins

Quic Quick Banana Spelt Muffins

These Banana Spelt muffins are incredibly moist, flavoursome and, like most of my favorite recipes; easy to whip up in a jiffy!

I use Spelt flour, which is an ancient cereal grain, that is easier to digest, and has a stronger nutritional profile than regular wheat flour.

As a healthier alternative to cane sugar, I have used Coconut Sugar  and I find that this adds a certain molasses-type richness to the muffins.

Quick Banana Spelt Muffins

Ingredients

Prep time: 6 mins  Total: 25 mins

3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 cup Coconut sugar

1 egg (slightly beaten)

1/3 cup coconut oil (could substitute melted butter)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups spelt flour

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Method:

:: Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and coconut oil together. Set aside.

:: Grab a separate bowl and mix the baking soda, baking powder, salt and spelt flour all together with a wooden spoon.

:: Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, being careful not to over-stir.

:: Pour into greased muffin tins and bake in a moderate oven.

:: Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

:: Mini muffins will take approximately 15 minutes.  Regular sized about 20 minutes.

 

Sometimes I like to spike these with dark organic chocolate, but trust me – they are fabulous served straight up.

Enjoy!

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3 ways to keep on track with your vision, goals and desires

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As I write this, the first quarter of the year has already sprouted and blossomed. Can you believe it?

The great news is that it provides the perfect opportunity to take out your journal and review exactly how aligned you are with your vision for the year.

Here are 3 practices that will keep you on track with your vision, goals and desires:

 

Keep your vision handy and your goals succint

If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time.- Zig Ziglar

If you started the year with a bucket list of goals, it’s likely that you might already be feeling distracted or overwhelmed.

Why?

Our Brains seek the path of least resistance. Too many goals equals information overload. Our energy becomes scattered and our brains effectively freeze.   We begin to lose focus on our desires altogether, which creates an illusion of failure.

To combat this, commit to embracing a few (or even one) mammoth goal at a time.  Memorise or have it written somewhere you can easily refer to on a daily basis.

By the way – Keeping those desires tucked away in a drawer is an instant dream killer.  I like to keep a visual journal that I continue to play with as the year unfolds and adore Pinterest for growing a garden of lush ideas and inspiration.

 

Maintain a growth mindset

If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve.- Debbie Millman

How do some of us stay motivated while some of us lapse early in the game? Why do some people have endless resilience while others appear to give up at the first stumbling block?

I believe that a lot of it comes down to whether we embrace and inhabit a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset.

Believing that your abilities and talents are carved in stone (a fixed mindset) and that set-backs are failures, places an immediate gap between us and our vision.

When we maintain a growth mindset, we acknowledge, that while natural ability is a factor for success; dedication, practice and perseverance will take us anywhere.

We can always improve. We can always get there with hard work. We have access to unlimited resources and possibilities- both internally and externally.

In other words – Believe that you are enough and that you are capable of moving yourself forward.  You’ve got this!

 

Go all in.

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.- Wayne Dyer

Go all in and begin today.

The easiest way? Danielle LaPorte says it well – ‘Desire is the engine of creation’.

Claim and inhabit your intended state of desire, as much as you can.   Get in touch with your feelings and start taking action to replicate that feeling right now.

Going all in means that you live your days as if they were ideally planned – with clarity, purpose and excitement.  It also means, taking every hot second you can to enjoy the process!

Bring your lofty goals and desires front and centre – so that your yearly vision is vibrant and alive,  from beginning to end.

 

I always like to remind myself that life is short and sweet and sacred. And I wanna know – where is the fun and the celebration in this?  If it’s not here – how do I bring it?

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If you are feeling stuck, in any area of your life – I have something for you.

On April 7th, Natalia and I will be holding a FREE coaching Q and A about letting go and making space for new possibilities.

This free offering is a bit of a love project.

You get to ask two experienced coaches any question you have about letting go and how to move forward.

Us?  We get to offer our respective communities value-laden support and encouragement, doing work that we love, together.

Sound good?   Here are the deets:

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RSVP here: http://ow.ly/uR5ac  and a recording will me made available for those who are unable to make it on the day.

Click the blue RSVP button of the spreecast and you’re all set.
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Do you have trouble letting go?

Just Let Go

How many times have you heard that, or read that?

How many times have you wanted to do just that, but found it an impossible task?

Letting go can be as simple as it sounds, and just as difficult.

How to let go.

Sometimes letting go takes time.

We need some space to move out of that place of blaming ourselves and others.

Time to reflect and separate ourselves from the story we have been constructing in our minds.

The one where we continue to look for evidence that it’s either our fault or the fault of others.

The place where possibility is completely overshadowed by doubt and uncertainty

The place where, often, many of us get stuck.

Do you have terrible letting go?  Are you feeling stuck?

- Using ‘it sucks’ in a sentence to describe any aspect of your life?
- Experiencing Sunday night anxiety and dreading Monday?
- Noticing the bleak absence of synchronicity?
- Having problems letting go of a relationship or way of thinking that you KNOW is no longer serving you?

If so…I have an invitation for you:
I have teamed up for a jam session with my Canadian friend and coaching colleague, Natalia Chouklina from Achieve the Impossible.

On April 7th, we will be holding a FREE coaching Q and A about letting go and making space for new possibilities.

This free offering is a bit of a love project.

You get to ask two experienced coaches any question you have about letting go and how to move forward.

Us?  We get to offer our respective communities value-laden support and encouragement, doing work that we love, together.

AND we get to connect with you all in (kind-of) real-life, real-time!

Sound good?   Here are the deets:

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Join us on April 7th at 12 AEST for a FREE chat with us. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/uR5ac  

Click the blue RSVP button on the Info tab of the spreecast and you’re all set.

If there is something specific that you would like us to address  (an area where you are currently feeling stuck or unable to move forward), send us a quick email and we will be sure to address it on the call.

Here’s the link again.

We’re looking forward to it!

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