Do you need more Mindset Magic? The goal of my monthly challenges is to help you feel supported inside and out. Starting with workout support and tracking routines that serve us is the first step, but helping you feel more confident, comfortable, and STRONG in your own skin comes from a place much bigger than a daily workout. In our March Challenge, we will make our MINDSET our priority. Why? Because your mind controls so much, it’s important to have it in check. Also, when your mindset is in check, you will really notice the MAGIC happening every day in your life. I’ll be encouraging you to focus on the small shifts you can make in your life that will have a huge overall impact on your physical + mental health 🙌
Each day, I will check in with a new tip, resource, or check-in theme! Here are some topics I’m excited about…
✨ We’re kicking off each week with a makeover tip for your Monday,
✨ Tuesdays are for transforming your meals into cleaner, simpler options,
✨ Each Wednesday, we will work our MAGIC into our daily movement,
✨ And, on Sundays, we’ll take a mindful mindset moment to reflect on the week!
Does this sound like the support you need? I’m feeling so excited + inspired in planning this challenge, and would love to take on March together!
If you’ve made the decision that you can’t get better at something, that you are the way you are, and that there’s nothing you can do to shift your current state… you are living in a fixed mindset. This mindset hinders our ability to change and enjoy the journey to improvement. And, often, in the world of health + fitness, this mindset is super common.
So, I wanted to dig a little deeper into the growth mindset; how to challenge ourselves, become more hopeful and ultimately see (and get excited about) change in our lives. Mindset is going to be the main topic behind my March challenge group coming up in just a few days, so I wanted to share a sneak peek of some of the value you’ll get when you jump into Mindset Magic with us!
Listen to this episode from The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos on Growth Mindset! I’d love to hear from you about your takeaway and what you think about Dr. Santos’ ideas.
Today we are transforming your favorite brownie recipe and upgrading it with a boost of healthy fat - meet Avocado Brownies! These brownies are ultra-rich and chocolatey which we love, but that extra punch of healthy fat will give you clean energy and a brain boost that no one will ever guess you got from brownies.😉
nonstick cooking spray
1 medium ripe avocado, mashed
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp sea salt
¼ cup gluten-free flour
⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with spray and set aside.
2. Combine avocado, oil, egg, maple syrup, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
3. Combine the cocoa powder, salt, and flour in a medium bowl; mix well.
4. Add the cocoa powder mixture to the avocado mixture; mix well. Add chocolate chips; mix until blended.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to make even. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Cool for an hour before removing from the pan. Cut into sixteen squares.
This recipe makes 16 servings.
Portion Fix Containers: 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.
2B Mindset Plate It: Enjoy this as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it!
Do you have another dessert ingredient swap you make to support cleaner eating? I’d love to have your recipe and give it a try!
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