These Apple Sweet Potato Pecan Muffins (Vegan and Gluten-Free) are a great pre-workout snack, as they provide a good amount of healthy carbs and also some protein. Your muscles use the glucose from carbs for fuel. Therefore, to maximize the results of your training, a muffin such as the one described in this recipe, which contains carbs, protein and fat should be consumed couple hours before your workout. They are delicious, very moist and great as a balanced and tasty snack.
Yields: 16 small muffins
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 17 minutes
Yields: 16 (approximately). Serving Size: 1 muffin.
I’m really excited to announce that as January 1st, I've become a new coach intern at CrossFit Burlingame.
I am very passionate about nutrition, health, and fitness. I struggled with my weight most of my life and was never very athletic as a kid.
When I was faced with pre diabetes and cardiovascular disease. I dropped all the excuses prioritized my health first and lost 130 Lbs in 12 months and reversed my diagnosis of pre diabetes and cardiovascular disease; 100% health and fit!
Formerly at a bootcamp, I joined CFBG community in Feb 2017. Honestly I was initially terrified after I joined CFBG. Soon after I joined I felt welcomed by so many people and always had the support of the coaches when I had questions.
Apart from putting in the work at the gym, my number ONE tool in that time was nailing down the nutrition and meal prepping. I'm still an avid meal prepper. Knowing very well the struggles of weight loss, and now advancing my own level of fitness and performance in the gym, I am on a mission to help others in the journey!
From fat to fit, I know what it's like to give up, but I also know what's capable within yourself when you don't! Don't tell yourself never. Take it one day at a time and never give up; slow down if you just but never quit! I especially love our CFBG community and I'm very excited to step up and become a coach and contribute to our community.
Fun facts: I'm known as Bellona on social media, Spartan/OCR racer, huge NJ Devils hockey fan, vegan (no-meat athlete), I PR'd my back squat in Sep at 306lbs (this is my jam lol), and I'm fairly recent transplant from Connecticut 3 yrs ago (East coast and no I don't miss the snow!!)!
Hi! I’m Bellona! Welcome to Bellona Rising.