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While it feels like you’re working hard when you’re 70 reps into a grueling round of 100 crunches, you’re only working one set of muscles – and not ALL of your “core muscles”.

These Zucchini Muffins are Delicious During Any Season.@WomensRunning

Zucchini is a staple of summer eating. As a summer squash, it grows quickly (about an inch a day) and is harvested and ready to eat before it’s fully mature, which explains the abundance of it in summertime. And lucky for backyard growers and farmers market raiders, it’s an incredibly versatile vegetable. Grilled, baked, stuffed, fried, or raw, they taste great.

Like cucumbers, zucchini are 95 percent water, but they can still provide 30 percent of the daily recommended allowance of of vitamin C. Keep the skin on to get the most vitamin and mineral content.

To celebrate the summer season, get your zucchini fill in more than just salads. The zucchini and applesauce in this recipe create a soft and moist muffin that melts in your mouth. And the hint of cinnamon and nutmeg will have you dreaming of the coming fall season. Plus, they are made with whole wheat flour and oats for an added boost of protein and fiber. Feel free to throw some dark chocolate chips on top and pop one in your mouth for pre-run fuel.

Zucchini Muffin Recipe

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients

1 cup grated zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg

⅓ cup canola oil

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup sugar

½ cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup oats

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the grated zucchini, applesauce, egg, oil, maple syrup, and sugar. Stir until combined.
  3. In another large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir until combined.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir.
  5. Pour the mixture into a muffin tin (it should fill about 12 slots). If you’re not using muffin papers, spray each slot with cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes.

Another HUMID run where I felt the weight of my exhaustion..

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Another HUMID run where I felt the weight of my exhaustion. Between the weather and the news, I am tired. But I will keep moving – literally and figuratively.

To those of you who are new to this struggle and are finding yourselves tired, that sounds about right. We are all tired. Fighting for justice is tiring and we have a long road ahead of us. It is going to take time, work, sweat and tears to dismantle centuries of systematic and organized racism. It is not going to be easy. So we have to take care of ourselves and of others. Be well and keep at it, friends. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾#nojusticenopeace
#runner #rundc #oiselleteamdmv #oisellevolee #blackgirlsrun #runthisyown #womensrunning #bgr #irunthisbody #werundc #eatprayrundc #runtheyear #betterforit #flystyle #spellmantrained #4breaking4 #diversewerun #ihavearunnersbody #dcruncrew #crewconnected #irunformaud

Another HUMID run where I felt the weight of my exhaustion..

Screenshot_2020-05-29 #womensrunning hashtag on Instagram • Photos and Videos

eatprayrundc's profile picture

Another HUMID run where I felt the weight of my exhaustion. Between the weather and the news, I am tired. But I will keep moving – literally and figuratively.

To those of you who are new to this struggle and are finding yourselves tired, that sounds about right. We are all tired. Fighting for justice is tiring and we have a long road ahead of us. It is going to take time, work, sweat and tears to dismantle centuries of systematic and organized racism. It is not going to be easy. So we have to take care of ourselves and of others. Be well and keep at it, friends. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾#nojusticenopeace
#runner #rundc #oiselleteamdmv #oisellevolee #blackgirlsrun #runthisyown #womensrunning #bgr #irunthisbody #werundc #eatprayrundc #runtheyear #betterforit #flystyle #spellmantrained #4breaking4 #diversewerun #ihavearunnersbody #dcruncrew #crewconnected #irunformaud

Another HUMID run where I felt the weight of my exhaustion. Between the weather and the news, I am tired. But I will keep moving – literally and figuratively.

Screenshot_2020-05-29 #womensrunning hashtag on Instagram • Photos and Videos

eatprayrundc's profile picture

Another HUMID run where I felt the weight of my exhaustion. Between the weather and the news, I am tired. But I will keep moving – literally and figuratively.

To those of you who are new to this struggle and are finding yourselves tired, that sounds about right. We are all tired. Fighting for justice is tiring and we have a long road ahead of us. It is going to take time, work, sweat and tears to dismantle centuries of systematic and organized racism. It is not going to be easy. So we have to take care of ourselves and of others. Be well and keep at it, friends. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾#nojusticenopeace
#runner #rundc #oiselleteamdmv #oisellevolee #blackgirlsrun #runthisyown #womensrunning #bgr #irunthisbody #werundc #eatprayrundc #runtheyear #betterforit #flystyle #spellmantrained #4breaking4 #diversewerun #ihavearunnersbody #dcruncrew #crewconnected #irunformaud

Parsnip And Vanilla Soup..

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Here’s a different option to kick off soup season. “The vanilla works so well with the earthy creaminess of the parsnip.”
This Vanilla Soup Proves You Don’t Have To Sacrifice Taste For Health

This soup from the Vegan Christmas cookbook is sure to be a holiday party hit, as “the vanilla works so well with the earthy creaminess of the parsnip.”

Recipe and photo excerpted with permission from Vegan Christmas by Gaz Oakley, published by Quadrille Publishing, October 2018.

“A daring combination of parsnip and vanilla that I came up with during my time at Le Gallois restaurant,” says Gaz Oakley in his new cookbook Vegan Christmas. This soup is sure to be a hit at holiday get-togethers, as “the vanilla works so well with the earthy creaminess of the parsnip.”

Parsnip And Vanilla Soup

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp rapeseed oil or water
  • 4 banana shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 parsnips, peeled and chopped into ¾-inch pieces
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Scant 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Scant 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper

To serve:

  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • A few sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary

Preparation

Heat the oil or water in a saucepan over medium heat, then sweat the shallots and garlic until translucent. Add some seasoning, the parsnips and thyme sprigs. Turn the heat down very low and cover the saucepan. Sweat the parsnips until they’re almost soft, stirring often, for about 15 minutes. Add the stock and milk, and stir to combine. Split the vanilla pod down the middle lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using the back of your knife. Add the seeds and the pod to the saucepan, bring the soup to the boil, then take it off the heat and scoop out the vanilla pod. Carefully pour the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the soup back into your saucepan and check the seasoning, adding salt, pepper and lemon juice to bring out the flavors. Serve in warmed bowls or mugs, sprinkled with the hazelnuts and cranberries, a sprig or two of herbs and a drizzle of good-quality olive oil.