Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: >25 minutes Yield: 12 muffins

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup (256 g) no-stir smooth peanut butter (or almond butter)

2 ripe bananas (200 g, weighed after peel is removed), mashed

2 eggs (100 g, weighed out of shell) at room temperature, beaten

4 tablespoons (84 g) honey

1/2 cup (40 g) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch processed will work just fine)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 ounce miniature chocolate chips (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line the wells of a standard 12-cup muffin tin and set it aside.

  • In a large bowl, place the peanut butter, bananas, eggs and honey, and beat with a handheld mixer until very well-combined. Add the cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and mix with a spatula until just combined. Beat the mixture again with a handheld mixer until very well-combined. The batter should be thick but soft and as smooth as possible.

  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared wells of the muffin tin, and shake the tin back and forth to distribute the batter in an even layer in each well. Sprinkle the optional miniature chocolate chips evenly on top of the batter in each well.

  • Place the tin in the center of the preheated oven and bake until the tops of the muffins are puffed and spring back and feel relatively firm when pressed gently in the center (22 to 25 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. They freeze exceptionally well when sealed tightly in freezer-safe wrap or a freezer-safe container.

Fall Fitness Challenge

Welcome to Autumn!

Moving into a new season means changes in schedules, shifts in overall health & a new outlook on the future.  We want to make sure your workout routines stays fresh so we can bust through this season without sickness or falling behind on our goals.

During the month of October we're focusing on creating community through feel good fitness.  Grab a friend or two and get settled into a routine to keep yourself accountable. Working out is always better with a partner & goal in mind.

How to join the challenge & get your self entered:

  1. Attend Classes - 16 minimum classes this month but the more the merrier!
  2. Bring a Friend - Friends are FREE in October!
  3. Share the Love - Write a review on Google so others can experience The Studio (link below)

Super simple.  You're probably already doing these things!  We appreciate you SO much already & hope you can help us spread the feel-good fitness love.  (Each additional class attended & each friend you bring includes one extra entry!)

By completing the Fall Fitness Challenge, you'll be entered to win:

  • Eco Yoga Mat by Prana
  • Yoga Mat Towel by Prana
  • Yoga Mat Strap by Prana
  • Cell Food Supplement
  • LulaRoe Leggings

Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Moving your body & working out consistently is a great place to start when it comes to improving your health.  True health is SO much more than just physical fitness though.  What you put on & in your body is a major aspect to healing from the inside out & preventing future disease.


Using essential oils in lieu of over the counter medications is a great way to simplify & find relief from many common ailments & support all the systems in your body.  Essential Oils are immensely versatile in uses - making you need less products to stock at home.

If you're ready to take your families health to the next level, we highly recommend getting a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living.  This complete package is what we call the Medicine Cabinet Makeover.  With this kit you'll have all the tools to support your health with all natural plant extracts.


What's Included:

11 Essential Oils:
      Lavender: Used for allergies, cuts, burns, deeper sleep, dry skin, dandruff, stress, rashes, etc.
      Peppermint: Used for headaches, weight loss, energy, indigestion, fevers, focusing, etc.)
      Lemon:  Used for purifying water, kidney stones, detoxing, constipation, ph balancing, depression, varicose veins, etc.)
      Copaiba: Used for join pain, muscle stiffness, inflammation…its also a magnifier for other oils (making them more potent)
      Frankincense: Used for wrinkles, cysts, acne, tumors, warts, infections, fibromyalgia, stress, stretch marks, age spots, etc.)
      Thieves: Used for cleaning, dental care, sanitizing, air freshener, sore throats, colds, flu etc.)
      Purification:   Used for bug bites, mold, cleansing the air, yeast infections, repelling insects, canker sores, etc.)
      R.C:  Used for raising oxygen levels, congestion, colds, flus, sore throats, allergies, etc…)
      Digize: Used for indigestion, cramps, bloating, gas, parasites, heartburn, etc…)
      Panaway: Used for headaches, muscle pain, joint pain, sprains, bruising, cramps, muscle spasms…etc.)
      Stress Away  Used for reducing stress, restoring equilibrium, anxiety, helps focus, reduces tension…etc.)

• A FREE Diffuser (your choice of style!)
• 2 Superfood Essential Oil Drinks
• Samples to share with friends or store for on-the-go use
• Literature, Magazines & Educational Tools


(All of this totals about $300 worth of product if you purchased it separately - and you get it all for just $160.  It's the best essential oil deal out there & absolutely the highest quality on the market.)

PLUS: Young Living is including a 12th FREE oil for August sign ups!  You'll receive a 15ml bottle of Cedarwood; which is the top oil for eczema, dry skin, acne, bug repellent & deeper sleep.  

DOUBLE PLUS: By signing up with The Studio, you get a Personal Oil Health Coach.  You'll have constant access to someone who can help find the best oils for your body & help you create a new healthy lifestyle.  

After clicking the link above, make sure to select Wholesale Member.  Choose your diffuser (Dewdrop & Home diffusers are included in the price of your kit!), skip step 2 if you don't want to enroll in monthly shipments & type in your details on the next page.  There is NO need to ever sell the product, pay any additional fees or sign up for monthly autoships.  By purchasing a Starter Kit, you're just getting a ton of great product at a highly discounted price.


Want to know more about Young Living & why it's the only product recommended by top health coaches, doctors, yoga studios & hospitals?  Check out their SEED TO SEAL website.  Young Living is the only essential oil company with FDA certification & the only company to own their own farms, distilleries, bottling plants & testing labs.  Everything is organic (they use their own oils for pest control) & their product is completely unadulterated - ensuring that your products will never expire or go bad.  


If you want to learn more about oils, schedule some one-on-one time with your Oily Health Coach or learn more about Aromatherapy Yoga classes at The Studio, please email us below.  We can't wait to see how essential oils will change your life!

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Paddle Board Power

If you haven't seen the news... The Studio Mind|Body has expanded to offer Paddle Board Yoga classes at the Boulder City Public Pool!

We know taking classes inside a studio can get a bit repetitive & we want to shake things up as much as you do.  We've compiled some frequently asked questions below so you know what to expect from a class.  Be sure you grab our Summer Special Discount @ the bottom of the page!


What is Paddle Board Yoga?  
• Paddleboard Yoga is done on an inflatable surf-like board that has a built in yoga mat.  The entire class is done from the board inside a pool.

Why should I try Paddle Board Yoga?
• It's a better workout!  The lack of stability from the water helps keep your core engaged constantly - quickly building up stronger abdominal muscles. 
• It's empowering!  You can't help but smile when you're floating & playing on the water.  You'll love how much you're capable of & the freedom of completely being tuned in to the present moment. 
• It's fun!  Taking your workout outside of the studio will keep you on your toes & help accentuate your strength.  With the last month of summer just beginning, it's the perfect time to try something new & get outside to play.  

What do I wear?
• Something comfortable - your regular workout clothes work perfectly!

I've never been on a Paddle Board before. Will I fall in the water?
• Maybe, but thats the fun part!   Our paddle boards are designed specifically for yoga so while they are extra wide & stable, it's still a possibility depending on how far you challenge your balance.  ;)

Do I need to sign up before hand?
Yes!  These classes are currently limited to 9 people & spots fill up quickly.  In order to make sure you have a board, we recommend booking a day (at least!) in advance. 

Where do we meet?
All classes are held at the Boulder City Public Pool (861 Ave. B).  Just walk in, tell the front desk you're there for yoga & we meet on the back deck near the dive pool.

We're offering $15 off for the month of August.  Grab your spot & meet us at the pool!

Have more questions?  Email Leah @ thestudiomindbody@gmail.com

Pilates Principles: Centering & Precision

In our last blog post we discussed three Pilates principles: Breathing, Concentration, and Control. I hope you had a chance to integrate them into your Pilates practice and enjoy their benefits! Today I would like to introduce two new Pilates principles: Centering and Precision. 

Centering

In Pilates we believe that the center of the body is the powerhouse. All movement rotates outward from this point. This explains why Pilates greatly focuses on creating a strong core. By bringing your focus to the center of your body you not only create greater strength within your movements, but you also calm both the body and the spirit. 

Precision

When we learn to utilize breathing, concentration, control and centering together we create precision with the body. In each Pilates exercise there are precise placements for each and every part of the body. If you understand where each movement begins and ends as well as the detailed instructions of each exercise you will create proper alignment. Precision will help you to build better results faster and become more aware of your body!

 

I challenge you each week to take some of these principles and incorporate them into both your Yoga and Pilates classes. We'd love to hear about your results!