Yummo ShakeO! Peanut Butter Cup is so delish...Sophia almost stole it! Day 3 of Insanity done! Totally insane, thought I might puke but I did it and feel so much better!! #ahappyfitlife #digdeeper #comeonyall via Instagram: @chrissymartinez
September 28, 2016
September 27, 2016
Whoever said, “Life is short. Eat dessert first,” probably meant first thing in the morning. Right? Hmm. While birthday cake for breakfast might sound like the stuff of dreams, it certainly won’t help you fit into your skinny jeans. And crashing out by 10 am because you haven’t had any protein or fiber is definitely more of a nightmare.
Luckily, with this Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal, breakfast can taste like dessert while still being a wholesome and nutritious way to fuel your day. It’s got all of the flavor of a luscious slice of banana bread, without the oily fat (or the extra smear of butter on top). Cinnamon, nutmeg, and three whole bananas give it authentic “baked-in” taste. Ground flax seeds give it extra nuttiness and a boost of fiber and healthy omega-3s. And, the best part is, this recipe cooks overnight and is ready to eat when you wake up!
It’s super simple to make. Just pour all of the ingredients into a slow cooker before you go to bed. In the morning, you’ll be able to fumble your way to the kitchen with your eyes half-closed by following the scent of freshly baked banana bread. All you need to do is spoon your serving into a bowl, top it with chopped walnuts, maple syrup, and almond milk, and your banana bread breakfast is ready to eat (or heat it up in the microwave if it’s been stored in the fridge).
If you’re one of those people who leaps out of bed at the first twinkle of the alarm, you might consider the additional, but worthwhile, step of toasting the walnuts you’ll sprinkle on your Banana Bread Oatmeal. Simply heat a dry pan on the stove and toss in the walnuts. Gently shake the pan as they cook, until the nuts smell… well, nutty… then immediately remove them from the heat. WARNING: Do not attempt to toast walnuts if you can barely remember your own name before a cup – make that two – of coffee. Nuts can go from delightfully toasted to charcoal in the blink of a (very sleepy) eye.
Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal
Total Time: 8 hrs. 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each
3 cups water
4 cups unsweetened almond milk, divided use
1 cup dry steel-cut oats
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
6 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ cup pure maple syrup
6 Tbsp. chopped raw walnuts
1. Place water, 1 cup almond milk, oats, bananas, flaxseed, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a 3-quart slow cooker; cover. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until oats are soft but chewy.
2. Top each serving evenly with maple syrup, walnuts, and remaining almond milk; serve immediately.
Photographs by Kirsten Morningstar
September 26, 2016
I needed a workout really bad. I needed to get out of my head and have someone push me hard. So I chose my favorite Insanity with my man Shaun T. Felt good to get back to my Beachbody roots with the first program I ever did. What an amazing sweat. Now I feel a bit better this evening. Hope it will help me be a bit more calm watching the debate tonight too. #ahappyfitlife via Instagram: @chrissymartinez
September 18, 2016
I created the Busy Mom Challenge for YOU and for ME. I want to help us busy moms feel their absolute best! Because when you are happy and healthy, you are a better mom.
The Busy Mom Challenge is for you if…
✅ You want to love what you see in the mirror – and not have that negative self-talk.
✅ You want to lose a size in 30 days – maybe two sizes!
✅ You want to gain confidence – the kind that shows!
✅ You don’t know where to start – but you know you must.
✅ You don’t think you have the time for yourself – but you know you need to make time.
✅ You want the energy to keep up with your kids – and the memories!
✅ You are willing to invest in yourself – because who else will?
✅ You want to be a part of a supportive group of moms – and never feel alone.
✅ You are absolutely serious about taking control of your health – with no regrets!
✅ You want a step-by-step guide of HOW to lose weight and keep it off – fast and efficiently!
The lazy days of summer are over and it's time to get back to our crazy school schedules, sports, homework, making lunches, PTA meetings, etc. I certainly feel like the woman in this photo and I would bet you do too. That’s why I decided to create the Busy Mom Challenge.
Unlike most other challenge groups, this one is uniquely designed for BUSY MOMS – whether you work full time, stay at home, have 1 kid or 5, life as a mom is BUSY…between housework, cooking, taking care of babies, kids and that's not to mention a significant other too!! Oh and wait….what about time for YOU?!
In just 30 days, I’m going to be with you and show you step by step how to change your life. How to not feel guilty by giving yourself 30 minutes to workout. How to eat better to have more energy and feel better. How to grocery shop and prep meals that will actually give you more time each day. How to talk better to yourself and gain more confidence and self-esteem. Oh and yes, you can have that glass of wine if you want to! Phew!!
That’s right. I don’t want you to commit to 60 or 90 days, I just want you to commit to only 30 days. Give me just one month to show you how you can change your lifestyle and see some radical changes happening in your body, your mind and your spirit.
We'll be connecting via a private online challenge group on Facebook, we'll be reading a book together that I will give you, we will be having online call (on a schedule we all can commit to) to connect with eachother. This is a commitment to you!! You are deciding to make yourself a priority.
Are you in? Send me a Facebook message, comment or email me and I'll get in touch with you. I look forward to hearing from you. Tag and share with your group of friends and do this together! The more support you have the better your results will be!
September 17, 2016
Geez Louise!! Sophia and I watched Miracles from Heaven. Full on Ugly Cry over here. I have a headache and my nose is all stuffed up. Mascara was all over and I was just sobbing. Amazing movie. Jennifer Garner was fabulous in this!! #ahappyfitlife #perspective #miraclesareallaroundus via Instagram: @chrissymartinez