Friday, July 15, 2011

Frank Reviews & Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yayyyy Friday! What are your weekend plans? I have the Body Pump launch tomorrow and other than that? Time with family and friends. Always wonderful!

My Friday is off to a great start! I taught pump this morning, went grocery shopping, baked up a batch of muffins for the other instructors at the launch tomorrow and now I’m working away! I’m also hoping to squeeze in a pedicure with my Mother in-law later today (I can’t give birth to this baby with my feet in the condition they’re in right now Winking smile).

For the muffins, I decided to try this recipe from Emily. I had seen Kerr make the loaf and knew I had to give it a go! I made a few adjustments: I added about 1/3 cup of oats to the mixture, used chocolate chips instead of berries (for health reasons of course Winking smile) and added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I baked the muffins for ~ 30 minutes. The batter:



The muffins:





Delicious! Hope the other instructors enjoy them.


Recently, the nice people at Swanson Health Products contacted me asking if I wanted to review a few of their products (disclaimer: I received a gift certificate to purchase the items for free).  They have so many awesome products, it was hard to choose, but I ended up going with coconut flour, garbanzo bean flour, aluminum free baking soda (reviews to come), and Soothe Oatmeal Shampoo for Dogs and Cats.


Since Frank is an English Bulldog with all kinds of crazy wrinkles, he requires a good deal of bathing maintenance. I give him a bath at least once a week and we always make sure to keep his wrinkles and underneath his tail clean and dry. Yesterday, we tried out the new shampoo. Frank is really good in bath (since we’ve been bathing him regularly since he was a puppy), but he doesn’t always look very excited before bath time:




The product smells great! A nice light coconutty scent. It also products a nice lather:


And the post bath dry off:



Frank’s favorite part of bath day? The love he gets when he smells so good and feels so soft!


I really enjoyed this product and plan to purchase it in the future!

Are you interested in getting some free Swanson Health Products goodies to review on your own blog? Then check out the Swanson Health Blog for all the details.

1 comment:

Three-Cookies said...

Good choice to pick coconut flour, I would have done the same. I have never worked with it but have been very curious. And I have never tried the Soothe Oatmeal Shampoo either, I am less curious to try that one:) Have a great weekend.