Maz Kanata’s Egg Muffin Recipe

If you follow Fandom Fitness on Instagram, then you’ll know that I’ve been talking about making a recipe inspired by the snack that Rey is seen eating at Maz’s tavern in Star Wars The Force Awakens. After a few times of “pause” “rewind” “pause again” with the movie, I figured out that Rey is actually seen eating two separate things. The first shot has her eating half of a kiwano melon (otherwise known as the horned melon, African horned cucumber, and blowfish fruit) and the second, which is seen in the image below, looks like an apple with romanesco and blackberries (I assume that the apple is hollowed out to hold the fruit).

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Monday Motivation: The Force Awakens’ John Boyega

Maybe one day I’ll do a Motivation Monday that doesn’t involve following someone on Instagram, but that is not this day. I re-gramed a video from John Boyega’s Instagram where he’s jump roping like a champ as we hear Oscar Isaac cheering him on in the background. It’s pretty great.

  • john_boyega @mrcalliet influenced my cardio routine today. Sharp! Of course doesn’t hurt that I have Oscar Isaac in the background cheering me on.

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Rey’s Portion Green Muffin Recipe

In keeping with the excitement of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here’s a recipe that’s perfect for a quick breakfast sure to get us through a long day of scavenging on Jakku. The “Rey’s Portion Green Muffin” recipe is inspired by that lovely little green muffin we see puff out of one of Unkar’s portions mixed with water.

I’ve adapted this recipe from The Diva Dish, substituting a tablespoon of coconut flour with a scoop of protein powder. I figure that living on Jakku and completely dependent on gaining sustenance from powder in a pre-packaged portion, Unkar’s portions are Rey’s main source of nutrients.

Rey's Green Muffin

Composite image via Fandom Fitness

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Monday Motivation: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley

Monday Motivation is back for the new year! After last month’s release of Star Wars The Force Awakens, why not utilize some of the excitement we have for the film and for our new favorite scavenger Rey to “awaken” our muscles?

In Episode VII, new character Rey demonstrates that she’s capable of holding her own as a “mechanic, pilot, and warrior” (starwars.com). Played by actress Daisy Ridley, Rey is quick to think and act on her feet. We watch Rey repel down an old star destroyer, outrun First Order stormtroopers (in sand no less), and [I don’t want to go into more detail because SPOILERS].

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Image credit: starwars.com

Just as with Zoe Saldana, being a fan of the character she plays has led me to follow Daisy Ridley on Instagram. Her posts include red carpet images, a charming reaction video to seeing the trailer for the first time, as well as her own #motivationalmonday and #fitnessfriday posts. She does weighted lunges, tricep pull-downs, high knees, squat jumps, inverted pull-ups, etc. (You’d better believe that this has given me a whole set of ideas for a Rey inspired workout).

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