It was windy today and I didn't want to go for a run, so my beautiful and talented assistant roommate Becky suggested creating a workout that I could do while baking. Now I just have to figure out how to describe it in MyFitnessPal. The idea originally sprang up when I told her that this glorious and forgiving calorie counter actually lets you list cooking as an exercise activity (after all, you're burning calories with all that standing, and mixing, and bending and reaching).
Note: this workout is not proven to improve your health, figure, or complexion. In fact, the only thing that it has been proven to do so far is, under certain very specific circumstances, make you fatter.
I adapted it from this kind of embarrassingly dull Bon Appetit recipe for banana bread. First of all, no vanilla or nutmeg?! Seriously, is this Soviet Russia? Secondly, I had some pineapple that needed to be used up, so I replaced one of the bananas with that. Thirdly, while I was working, the rest of my chocolate bunny disappeared. Investigators are still examining the scene.
Pineapple Banana Breadercise
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 overripe banana
1 cup pureed pineapple
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup oil
While gathering ingredients, complete 20 squats.
Preheat oven to 350.
Mash together banana and pineapple. MASH HARD.
Cream together fruit, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and oil. While doing this, complete 20 calf raises.
In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Do the standing tree yoga pose.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. If you're especially confident and flexible, throw in 20 lateral lunges.
Pour batter into two greased loaf pans and bake for 40 minutes.
This workout will not in any way whatsoever compensate for the amount of sugar you are about to consume.