Healthy Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Healthy chocolate cherry muffins

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.

Enjoy and cherry up!

Healthy Cauliflower Buffalo wings

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

A Healthy version of Cauliflower Buffalo wings. They are baked, not deep fried. You could deep fry them if you like, but honestly, I had them both ways and it is as delicious. Everything is in the sauce, Trust me!

Preparation time : 25 Mins Baking time : 40 Mins

Ingredients:

*ALL the ingredients below are for the batter except for the cauliflower!

  • 1 full cauliflower ( cut in florets)
  • 3/4 cup of plant milk
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup of brown rice flour (you can use just any flour that you like)
  • 2 tbs of garlic powder
  • 1 tbs of onion powder
  • 1 tbs of smoke paprika
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup of BBQ sauce (you can use store bought or follow my recipe for homemade)

BBQ SAUCE:

BBQ Sauce (mix all the ingredients together and adjust the ingredients to taste depending if you like a sweeter or more savory BBQ sauce) If you buy one, I like Annie’s

  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 of maple syrup
  • dash of liquid smoke
  • 1 tbs of smoke paprika (or reg paprika)
  • 1tbs of dijon mustard
  • dash of hot sauce (adjust if you like it hotter)
  • 2 tbs of soy sauce
  • 2 tbs of mirin
  • 1 tbs of vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper

Preparation:

Turn on your oven to 450F.

To make the batter for your healthy cauliflower buffalo wings. Mix all the Batter ingredients in a bowl. Dip each floret in the batter and place them on a parchment paper. Cook the florets for 10 mins first then turn them over and cook them for another 10 mins. While this cook makes your BBQ sauce (if not store bought). After about 20 mins of cooking get the cauliflower florets out and dip them in the BBQ sauce. Cook for another 20 mins.

Serve the cauliflower wing aside some veggies, over rice or Quinoa. Anyway, you like really.!

If you would like to add a dipping sauce, I like to mix tahini with a bit of water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and hot sauce. Or you can always make a spice vegan mayo with veganaise and siracha.

In conclusion, I am convinced you will LOVE those cauliflower Buffalo wing. My whole family where crazy when I made this. They were even better than when I had them the last time in one of my favorite restaurants.

Contact me for any question or suggestion.

Please, comment on the recipe to tell me How it went or if you made modifications to the recipe. I love to know how others are modifying the recipe!;)

Enjoy,

4 types of Smoothies ideas

Smoothy Bowl for breakfast

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.

Why Smothies?

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.

Here is a litle bit more about fiber if you like!

4 types of smoothies ideas for deferent types of people!

1. Traditional Smoothy

bleuberry 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

Açai 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

Smoothy for desert!

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!

HAPPY SMOOTHY!!

No Meat grocery shopping is Cheaper!

the piggy or the money?

No Meat Grocery shopping is a much less expensive shopping cart. Not to say cheap!

Meat is expensive these days

The meat these days is a lot more expensive and its price will continue to inflate. The no meat alternative way to live is a trend and many people are starting to go with. In the meanwhile, This is directly linked to the Awakening people are having towards our way of living. And this is without talking about how polluting and cruel this animal sluther is.

it is more expensive to eat this cute little one than plants.

Cost of groceries

Alright, we are supposed to talk about grocery cost! I will try not to gross you out with all of these animal rights lessons. But just for today!

No meat shopping cart means more tofu. You don’t have to eat tofu but for the exercise, we will use tofu as a meat replacement. I have checked the weekly specials for the least expensive cut of meat in the past 3 months and it’s about 6.50$ /kilo. And that’s for fatty ground beef and ground pork. you are not eating any kind of steaks at 23$/kilo on the budget. Let’s say you buy 4 kilos/week that means about 26$ and all you have is a night of meat burger and a couple of meat macaroni.

Let’s compare

See what you can buy for 26$ of tofu at 1.99/pound that’s about 13 pounds of tofu (that’s about 6 kilos of tofu) and if you change your proteins for let’s say chickpeas 1 can is about .99 cents to a 1.59$ if you go organic! so with 26 cans of chickpeas, you could feed an army! In other words, you get much more for your dollar.

I will not go on and on about how much less expensive none animal proteins are. In conclusion, you already know! The point of this article is mainly to make you stop for a second and question your choices. Everybody knows that if we talk about paying less for something, most people are going to wonder. Therefore, this may impact some people’s choices. Most importantly save some lives! And remember that No meat grocery is less expensive!

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