I feel like 99.9% of my recipe titles begin with “Chocolate Chip.” I’m sorry to anyone out there who hates chocolate chips. But let’s be real, you are clearly a minority. Those little nuggets just make everything better. I thought that was a well-known fact?
In non-chocolate news, I made kind of a big decision this week. I thought for a LONG time about this decision, talked this decision over thouroughly with my mom (duh), and lastly cried about this decision. Ugh. But I decided it was the best idea for me right now, so I did it. I decided to take a break from CrossFit. And the reason being is that I don’t think my body can handle it right now. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago, which is pretty common in type 1 diabetics. I immediately went on medication and never really thought anything of it until the past several months, when I started noticing I was having a lot of symptoms. Being tired (ALL the time), gaining weight, thinning hair, dry scalp. There’s a long list. I’ve been doing all I can with diet and medication to try and get everything back to normal, but I felt like this was the next necessary step to take. I started to realize that the physical stress from CrossFit might be doing my body more harm than good right now, which could be throwing my hormones out of whack. Plus, hypothyroidism can also be related to adrenal fatigue and that’s something I don’t really want to make worse. Unfortunately, simply having normal blood test results doesn’t tell the whole story with the thyroid, so you can still experience all of the symptoms even when you’re in normal range. I made an appointment with a specialist in a couple of months and am hoping he can help me figure it all out. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t extrememly frustrated by it or that I knew what the best solution was to help fix it. So, as much as it sucks, right now I’m just doing what I think is best and am taking a step back from the high intensity of CrossFit workouts. I hope I will eventually figure everything out and be able to go back one day, but for right now, as much as it pains me to say, I think it’s best to step back and try to figure out what’s actually best for my body and overall health at this point, instead of having an ego and possibly making things worse. Getting over yourself is just the worst isn’t it? Ugh.
So there it is. Are you exhausted after reading that? I am. And if you are still reading by this point, you are a saint. I appreciate you.
And you deserve this bread. Thanks for listening.
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 banana, mashed
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350 and line bread pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium size bowl, combine coconut flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda.
- In a large bowl. combine banana, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet, mixing until all are well combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour batter evenly into bread pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until middle is almost completely set and a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
- Allow to cool, slice, and enjoy!