Hey my lovely HEALTH SEEKER, To continue our Cheery theme this week… These healthy chocolate cherry muffins recipe is a recipe with lots of cherries, or as much as you like and not much sugar. Only a little bit of natural sugar. It is the cherry season, and they are affordable and it is time to put them everywhere you can!
Cherries 🍒 are filled with antioxidants and only 50 calories for 100 grams!! Yééh!! They are also a good source of vitamins C & B3!
Preparation time : 10 mins Baking time: 30 mins
Start the Oven at 350 F
Dry Ingredients (mix together):
1) 2 cups Whole wheat flour regular of bread flour (or any baking flour will work);
2) 1 Tbs of baking powder;
3) 2 Tbs of freshly grounded flax seeds (there is no need to make flax egg);
4) 1/4 cup of coconut flakes;
5) 1/4 of raw sugar, cane sugar or any sugar you have really;
6) 1/4 cup of chocolate chunks;
7) 1/4 cup of chops nuts (optional) ;
8) pinch of salt;
Wet ingredients (Add to the dry ingredients):
1) 2cups of plant milk;
2) 1/2 cup of water or 1 smash banana;
3) 1/2 cup of pitted and chopped cherries (you could replace with cranberries);
4) 1/4 of maple syrup or agave syrup;
5) 2 Tbs of oil;
Mix it all together and place in a muffin pan or in silicone muffin cups. They are awesome by the way, they don’t stick and you don’t need to oil your pan. I find it easier and healthier.
Bake for 30 mins at 350 F
In conclusion, try these chocolate cherry muffins I am sure the whole family will love them. Don’t be scared to switch ingredients don’t forget that a recipe is just a guided line
Don’t be shy to contact me for any questions and please comment on these healthy chocolate cherry muffins.
4 types of Smoothies ideas for breakfast, for healthy snacks or just because you feel like it!
I have put together here some of my favorite smoothies for you. The internet is full of ideas. But yet I feel Like the more it is put in our face the more likely we are to get a smoothy rage! hahaha! Anyway That is how I am and I am Hoping this will inspire you today to make a smoothy of any kind. Enjoy these 4 types of smoothies ideas I picked for you.
Simple, because they taste awesome! But on top of this and lucky for us, they are super healthy. Even though I am a huge advocate of juicing in the morning, there are other priorities and health benefits you will have more of in a Smoothy! Smoothies are made with whole fruits and veggies so you will have all the fiber these fruits and veggies offer all swirled into the goodness of your favorite smoothy. Fibers are an important part of a healthy diet because they smooth out your digestion and your bowel movement. They will also make you feel fuller for longer. It is also associated with improvement of your cholesterol and blood sugar levels and can assist in preventing some diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and bowel cancer.
4 types of smoothies ideas for deferent types of people!
1. Traditional Smoothy
Traditional smoothies: Blend it and drink it! Ingredients: anything you love! Bananas help to make it creamier but you really can put any fruits or veggies you love. And don’t forget to add flax seeds, chia seeds for the gut health and nut butter or nut powder to help keep you full longer.
2. Smoothy Bowl
Smoothy Bowls: The new trend! blend your smoothy with frozen bananas and less water or plant milk and you smoothy will be thicker. Then garnish with fruits, cereals, nuts, coconut flakes, dry cranberries or goji berries. With a smoothy bowl, you will feel like you are having a meal, therefore, you will feel fuller and will not have the feeling that you have skipped a meal.
3. Frozen Smoothy
Frozen Smoothy: for a cool and healthy snack during a hot summer afternoon. The kids will love it! It is super easy. Just freeze your favorite smoothy in a freezer friendly container and Voilà!
4. Smoothy Parfaits
The Smoothy Parfait: To make as a healthy dessert alternative or just for a delicious snack. I know I said you can replace a dessert but don’t you worry, with all the possibilities on how you can present this, your guests will be amazed and think you have spent an hour making this!
The easiest way to do this is to superpose 3 to 4 ingredients starting with the dry ingredient in the bottom. You can also top with dry ingredients but just make sure you start with one in the bottom of your jar. other ideas of things you could add could be chia pudding. You could add oats, cereals, fruits eatable flowers. And of course, don’t forget your smoothy! I would suggest a fruit smoothy for this one. If you are making this for a dessert you can make your wet base in advance and reserve them in the fridge and make your parfait at the time of dessert.
In conclusion, keep in mind that Smoothy is not necessarily “better” than juicing. It is just another way of getting crazy good for you nutrients. Smoothy is a great way to get your fiber in. I am also a huge advocate of juicing and If you want to learn more about juicing, check out my latest celery juice detox HERE.
Make sure to check out my smoothy week challenge on Instagram! Tag me in your smoothies this week I would love to see what you are making.
What do you think about those 4 types of Smoothies ideas? Comment below I would love to hear from you!
Yes, I said cookies for breakfast! Also, they are super Healthy! You can keep them for 2-3 days on the counter in a closed container. But honestly, they will be gone before that. This is a recipe everybody I told about was real surprise about. Who knew that you could bake cookies with only 4 ingredients. And honestly, it was originally a 2 ingredients recipe that I tweak into a 4 ingredients banana cookies recipe to increase the flavor.
Don’t be afraid to make this recipe yours and change up the ingredients to your taste. The base recipe is bananas and rolled oat!;)
Preparation: 5 mins. / Cooking time: 25 mins.
• 2 old bananas (if you use more just adjust the other ingredients)
• 1 cup of oat (rolled oat is best and better for you)
• 1/4 cup of plant milk
• 1/4 cup of whole grain flour (any kind) this is just to make the batter thinker. You could also use more oat no problem!;)
Depending on the size of the bananas you might have to add more oat, or of course the opposite.
Also, Here are some other ingredients you could add if you have them of course.
Chia seeds Any kind of nuts
Xylitol or other sweeteners. But keep in mind that xylitol is the best! use xylitol and for instance, you will cut your sugar consumption.
Mix all the ingredients together then place the little balls of equal quantity on a cooking tray. After that, cook for 25 min @ 375. But it could be a little bit less or more depending on your oven. I have a convection oven. You are better off checking them the first time. Because you certainly don’t want to overcook cookies!
Make at night, then you will have a healthy breakfast ready to go in the morning.
Enjoy and in conclusion don’t be afraid to modify this recipe as much as you would like. Therefore make it your own!