Muffin Top Monday: Banana Blueberry Muffins

I’m not a big fan of going to the gym and running an hour on the treadmill. But I do love finding new and creative ways to make workouts fun.  I would much rather go rollerblading, run on the beach, or play Wii!  Wii is definitely one of my favorite workouts and if you own a Wii you know why.  Not only does it get you up and moving while playing a video game, but I am always sore the next day too!  My favorite games to play are The Biggest Loser, Wii Fit, Active 2, and Just Dance.  I am always the most sore from The Biggest Loser and Active 2, but Just Dance is always a lot of fun.  It is a great cardio workout!  You can even invite friends over and act like complete fools while getting in a great workout.  The Biggest Loser and Active 2 give you more of a full body workout.  You can set up workout programs that will last as many weeks as you choose.  You go through the programs working out 3-4 days per week with a new workout everyday. I am still trying to get my boyfriend to buy an Xbox Kinect, but until then I will continue to get my workouts in with my Wii.  I would recommend any of these games for someone who is looking to change up their boring workout routine and add a little fun!


You can’t have a Muffin Top Monday without some delicious and healthy muffins!  This month I made Banana Blueberry Muffins.  I found this great recipe from Women’s Health Magazine and changed it up a little. I substituted in coconut oil and added blueberries.  It is National Blueberry Month after all. The original recipe also has walnuts, so if you are a fan of walnuts throw those in too.



1 1/4 C oatmeal

1/2 C rice flour

1/4 C ground flaxseed

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 C plain yogurt

3 medium, ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 C agave syrup

1/3 C Kelapo Coconut Oil

1/2 C fresh or frozen blueberries


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together oatmeal, flour, flaxseed, baking powder, and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, combine eggs, yogurt, bananas, syrup, and coconut oil. Add flour mixture and fold in blueberries.
Divide batter into paper-lined muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!
Makes 18
– JR
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