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Tone It Up HIIT workout from Beach Babe DVD.
Michelle – I added the same interval run Lori did since I did not get a workout in yesterday.
As you can see this past few days Lori and I have been experimenting with making homemade marshmallows. Today we are going to share what we have tried so far, but still plain on “perfecting” them
Purelytwins Carob Coffee Marshmallows:
- 1 1/2 cups coffee
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp carob
- 4 tbsp gelatin
In a bowl place gelatin with 1/2 cup coffee. Let sit while you heat up the rest of the coffee with maple syrup. Once heated (about 1 minute) add to bowl with gelatin. Beat together and then add in carob. Beat for about 10 minutes. Either pour into a lined baking dish or use silicone cups.
*can use cocoa instead of carob
Texture of these are unique, not quite gummy like a marshmallow. But still good.
Now for the ones you saw us enjoy the other day.
Purelytwins Peppermint Marshmallows
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp gelatin
- 1/2 tsp stevia
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 4 capsules of probiotic
- 1 tsp peppermint (can do 3/4 tsp for less intense flavor)
In a bowl place gelatin with 1/2 cup water. Let sit while you heat up the rest of the water with maple syrup. Once heated add to bowl with gelatin. Beat together and then add in stevia, peppermint, and probiotics. Beat for about 10 minutes. Either pour into a lined baking dish or use silicone cups.
*can use vanilla instead of peppermint
Could leave out probiotics, but we like the additional good bacteria.
Both are good recipes, but we plan to play around with the ratios more. We even have a make a sugar-free marshmallow recipe! And the gelatin we use is this one from Great Lakes (no affiliation)
Michelle day 25 recap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil/butter blend, l-glutamine, and enjoyed 2 coffee carob marshmallows.
Breakfast – 2 whole eggs with cooked arugula, mixed lettuce, lots of turmeric, and 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Lunch – Enjoyed 1 cup of bone broth before eating lunch. I must admit I did not really enjoy the broth. I know a lot of people said I would, but hopefully I will learn to love it. And yes I know I can add veggies to help with flavor, but trying to keep it simple for now. The rest of my lunch was 3.5 oz grass-fed beef with cooked cabbage and zucchini (with turmeric hence the yellow color) with 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Snacked on a carob coffee marshmallow.
Finished the rest of my mason jar of bone broth followed by a vegetable juice. I must admit juices are a little boring without some fruit.I juiced up celery, carrots, fennel, kale, romaine, cucumber, and a beet.
I did take my pre-dinner pills.
Dinner – leftover fish (about 5.5 oz) and cooked swiss chard (cooked in a little coconut oil) and 1 cup brussel sprouts. Drizzled my dinner with 1 tbsp olive oil.
I took a probiotic and magnesium pills before bed.
Bathroom: little success
Skin: doing good
Water intake –about 8 cups (does not include juice)
Lori day 25 recap:
I took my morning probiotic, 1 tsp fish oil, l-glutamine, and enjoyed 2 coffee carob marshmallows.
Taste is pretty good, just about satisfied with getting the hang of making marshmallows with gelatin.
First meal was about 1 1/4 cup of sauteed spinach (previously frozen), with 2 whole eggs (left both yolks raw), and 1 tbsp coconut oil and turmeric.
Next I enjoyed a cup of warm bone broth followed by one grass-fed burger with 1/2 cup sauteed green cabbage and 1 cup shredded brussel sprouts with 1 tbsp coconut oil. Like Michelle, I found the bone broth to be a little boring. We both look forward in adding in veggies soon, but for now we are just enjoying the healing properties from the bone broth.
I did enjoy another cup of bone broth a bit later before juicing.
My juice ingredients – carrots, celery, parsley, red kale, fennel, cucumber and romaine.
Juice had a strong carrot flavor and green…sure miss my citrus and fruits. But I still enjoyed this juice very much because I do love carrots and cucumber.
Tried making more marshmallows – a sugar-free version.
Dinner was tuna with sauteed greens, roasted parsnips fries, a few brussel sprouts and some steamed sliced turnips. Topped with olive oil and a little sea salt. Delicious. I felt like a little bit of everything…I enjoyed my plate of variety
Ate marshallow for dessert.
I took a probiotic and magnesium pills and put magnesium oil on body before bed.
Lori Day 25 recap:
Skin: slowly getting better, the pimples are chin are now white heads and slowly starting to get smaller, my back is slowly calming down- have been washing with a tea tree pad each morning and night
Water intake –about 8 cups (does not include juice)
A great day overall for us. We have been receiving more questions about things we are doing and not doing. We are working on our thoughts to address these questions! And we appreciate everyone sharing their tips on enjoying bone broth, something that is going to take some getting use to for us.
Twins Question: Ever make homemade marshmallows before?
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