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Recipe of the Week: Carrot Banana Muffins

5 hours 10 min ago

Who doesn’t love a good muffin? Some days we just need a little bit of comfort food and these guys fit the bill. Paleo-friendly and nummy…what more can you ask for? This recipe comes from the website.

Carrot Banana Muffins
  • 2 cups almond flour2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 ½ cups carrots, shredded
  • ¾ cup walnuts (or nuts of choice), finely chopped
  • muffin paper liners

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a food processor, combine dates, bananas, eggs, vinegar and oil. Add mixture from food processor to dry mixture in the large bowl and combine thoroughly. Fold in carrots and nuts. Spoon mixture into paper lined muffin tins.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.

This recipe makes about 12 muffins, but leftovers can be frozen for quick use at another time. Serving size is 2 muffins for breakfast, or 1 muffin for a snack



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Are You Living Life or Just Paying Your Bills Until You Die?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:00am

I’ve been asked numerous times WHY I do what I do…I thought it was time to add it to the website. You can find it under “DREAM” under the Design Your Life” tab:

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What’s REALLY In Our Food: Did the Definition of Pure Change?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:00am

pure, adjective \ˈpyu̇r\ : not mixed with anything else

Since moving to Florida, I love shopping at my local Publix grocery stores as they have a good selection of organic produce and have their own brand of fresh meats that are raised hormone and anti-biotic free. A couple weeks ago I was dismayed while looking for pure vanilla extract. I had never considered that PURE vanilla extract could have any other ingredients it until I saw on a box of another brand “no high fructose corn syrup” (HFCS). I thought to myself why on earth would they need to put that on their bottle UNLESS….yep, you guessed it; other PURE vanilla extracts, including the Publix brand, have added HFCS!

This just goes to prove, more than ever, that you MUST read food labels. All these added ingredients are contributing to the decline in the health in North America and yes, premature aging. I might not have the memory I once did in my younger days, but apparently the definition of “pure” has changed.

I’d love to hear from you…do you read your food labels?

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