paleo strawberry shortcake cupcakes

paleo strawberry shortcake cupcakesThis post will be just a quick recipe because I think I spoiled myself a little too much yesterday…  I have a horrid habit of thinking that “cheat days” will not affect my body what-so-ever, but man, am I wrong every time.  Yesterday was no exception.  I had my cinnamon streusel coffee cake yesterday for breakfast.  It started off as a little piece, but escalated into “just a sliver more” very rapidly.  From there, my family said they would like to have strawberry shortcake for dessert that night, so I headed off to the store for ingredients and picked up a few extra things along the way–including pistachios for my dad, it was Father’s Day after all.  Now, you might be thinking, “pistachios aren’t unhealthy,”  but nuts are my weakness and the empty shells began to add up…  That, added up with the mindless noshing and “taste-testing” while making the cupcakes, made for an unhappy tummy last night.  But, today is a new day and as I sip my water and get ready to make my green detox breakfast smoothie, I will post the recipe for my dessert last night.

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thank you dad

246575_3908535045595_1645239290_nThis one goes out to all the dads out there!  What would we do without them?  I know I would be lost without my dad.  He is my rock and my hero.  Some say we have identical personalities: short Italian temper, quirky humor, engineers… the list goes on.  I am me because of my dad.  He always stressed the importance of school and learning, thus allowing me to pursue my college education.  He was the one that initially encouraged my fit and healthy lifestyle.  I grew up going to the gym with him; even when I was way too young to actually workout, I still went to the gym and watched. Continue reading