Anyone else LOVE lemon poppy seed muffins?! I am a huge fan but don't often have them because the way they are usually made, you might as well have a donut! THIS recipe, however, allows you to have the best of both worlds with wonderful, healthy ingredients like almond flour, honey for the sweetener, fresh lemon juice and avocado oil. However, it still tastes like a treat! You could use a keto friendly sweetener like erythritol to make this a lower carb treat that fits into a ketogenic protocol.
I LOVE banana bread! In fact, before I started following a ketogenic protocol I was always making it. I would make several loaves or a bunch of muffins and keep the extras in the freezer. I always made sure to make them "healthy". Of course for a long time that meant "low fat"! Oh how times have changed!! While these yummy muffins are low carb (about 15 net carbs per muffin), they are a little too high in carb to be considered KETO (unless you're not having hardly any carbs in the rest of your day!). If you would rather do something a little more paleo, you can for sure substutite something like honey or coconut sugar for the sweetener. Just be sure to adjust the amount as needed! Enjoy!
Hello pumpkin season!! Not going to lie, I do love it! This time of year in the Willamette Valley, OR is one I get so excited for. The crispness in the air, the changing colors on the trees, cool mornings, sweater weather, all things pumpkin and I do love back to school. Really...getting back into routine is something I crave after summer break! These little treats are perfect for a mini breakfast along with your coffee, tea, Matcha latte...whatever your hearts desire! They also make for a great anytime snack or something to bring to a gathering. AND they are dairy free, gluten free, Paleo or Keto friendly (depending on the sweetener you use). You can easily double the recipe and stick a bunch of these little guys in the freezer for those busy days! And this is something you can feel really great about adding to your kiddos lunch box as well. Enjoy!! Recipe adapted from
Want a delicious, healthy fat filled, METABOLISM BOOSTING snack that tastes like a brownie??! Look no further! Coconut oil has a positive impact on your metabolism because of the MCT (medium chain triglycerides) in them that are so quickly converted in to energy. You can certainly use MCT oil alone, but coconut oil, grass fed butter and full fat cheeses all also contain MCTs. Great news, right (as long as your body tolerates dairy)?! I use coconut butter (also labeled as coconut manna) in addition to coconut oil because it has the coconut meat still in it which adds fiber and flavor. You can purchase this or make it simply by blending unsweetened coconut in your food processor until it is smooth! In addition, Cinnamon is naturally anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant and helps stabilize blood sugar. By helping stabilize your body in these three areas, you are also aiding your metabolism by bringing overall balance to your body. Your body will be in protect mode if you have chronic inflammation, low immune system and dysregulated blood sugar & insulin. (I like adding cinnamon essential oil to my water along with some of my other favorite metabolic boosting oils!) Macadamia nuts (aside from being delicious!) offer a good dose of vitamin B1 and magnesium, and just one serving nets 58 percent of what you need in manganese and 23 percent of the recommended daily value of thiamin (according to Dr. Mercola). They are also packed with healthy fats which make them one of the best choices for a low carb, high fat diet. Lastly, cocoa powder is full of minerals that are so important for our electrolyte balance!
I had you at blueberry muffins, right? I mean my mouth watered a bit just typing it. Warm, fresh out of the oven Muffins with juicy blueberries is such a comforting, yummy thought. Think you can’t have them once you’ve ditched sugars and processed wheat based flours? Think again! This recipe gets a big win from my house!
OH man. I’m IN LOVE! This stuff is so delish. I decided last night to experiment with making my own “granola” sans grains with LOTS of healthy fats and HELLO pumpkin spice {of course you can omit and add whatever spice you prefer. But, come on now…it IS October!}. I honestly have been just enjoying this by itself. However, do what you like with it. Eat it with some full fat milk of whatever variety {I LOVE cashew milk} or have it on some full fat yogurt OR enjoy with some coconut cream {the canned, thick, delicious stuff}.