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SUGAR-FREE BROWNIES & SUPERFOOD TONICS (WHOLE FOODS COLLAB)

When Whole Foods reached out to me last month to collaborate with them on using their superfood powders, I didn’t hesitate to say YES!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m all about the superfood powders, mushrooms, and Chinese herbs.  I add them to my desserts and into my savory dishes, but my favorite way to use them is in warm latte-like elixirs.  It’s such a great (and easy!) way to cram a ton of nutrition into one little mug.

 

My dream would be to open up my own tonic bar, where I can create the most healing elixirs and nourishing desserts for all of you.  I get to live out my dream (temporarily) this week, thanks to Whole Foods, with a pop-up tonic bar.  If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I would love to see you.  Come say hello, sip on the most delicious tonics, and snack on these yummy and nutritious brownies.  If you’re not in LA or you can’t make it, you can tune in for the live stream.

 

 

Better yet, make them yourself and share them with your favorite humans (or keep them all to yourself – I’m not judging!).

 

Some quick notes on the superfoods I used, because knowledge is power!

  • blog article on why I use reishi and a few other mushrooms, which you should read if you have any interest.  It’s packed full of information.  Reishi is great for stress/anxiety, immunity, cancer prevention, and is the perfect nightcap, as it increases your quality of sleep!
  • VITAL PROTEINS COLLAGEN PEPTIDES – Collagen is great for improving the health of your skin, hair, and nails, reducing joint pain, healing leaky gut and improving digestion.  It’s also a great protein source, which can help increase your metabolism!
  • MATCHABAR MATCHA  – Matcha green tea is not only very high in antioxidants (supporting your skin health & protecting you from cancer!), but it’s also high in EGCG, which is shown to increase your ability to burn fat!  Matcha can also help lower blood pressure and increase your focus and concentration.  Yes, please!
  • SPIRULINA – This blue-green algae is a detoxifying powerhouse!  Spirulina can help detox heavy metals, eliminate candida (yeast overgrowth), lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, boost your energy, and help curb your cravings, while speeding up weight loss.

 

 

These tonics and brownies are also sugar-free and rich in good, healthy fats, which we now know is better fuel for keeping your blood sugar stable, energizing you, turning your brain on and most importantly, shutting off your cravings and hunger hormones.  Try replacing your morning latte with one of these tonics and give the brownies a shot for a sugar-free sweet treat!

 

 

Have you tried any of these superfoods?  How do you incorporate superfoods into your life?

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SINGLE-SERVING CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFIN (sugar-free, paleo, keto, SIBO-friendly)

I don’t know about you, but I have zero self-control when it comes to dessert.  Sweet treats don’t last more than a day in my house, and even that is generous.  It’s so serious that I even bought a $70 time locking container to put treats in (that I quickly returned, because $70?!?!).  Every time I bake a batch of cookies or muffins, I immediately give most of them away to clients, friends, strangers on the street.  Anything to get them out of my house, where I will likely inhale the whole batch within hours.

 

 

 

Why don’t I just stop making them, you ask?  Because I love healthy treats and I don’t think life is meant to be lived without them.  The only answer, then, is to create single-serving healthy treats that’ll leave me feeling satisfied without 11 other servings  tempting me with their deliciousness.  And, apparently, I’m not the only one.  I asked my Instagram family if they lack self-control like I do and the resounding answer was YES!  Which is what leads me here, to the first of many single-serving dessert recipes I’ll be creating.

 

 

I was amazed how good this muffin came out, because coconut flour can be challenging to bake with.  It was my first attempt at creating it, and it turned out perfectly!   Let me know if you try this muffin recipe, and comment below with some other single-serving desserts you’d like to see!

 

CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFIN FOR ONE (sugar-free, paleo, keto, SIBO-friendly)
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 muffin
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp Organic Coconut Flour
  • Pinch of Vanilla Powder or Extract
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla Ghee (unflavored will work fine, too)
  • 2 tbsp Almond Milk
  • Stevia, to taste (I used Omica Organics Stevia and used 10 drops)
  • 1-2 tbsp Chocolate Chips or Chunks (I used ½ Addictive Wellness Chocolate, chopped up)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375º.
  2. Line a muffin tray with 1 parchment muffin liner.
  3. Mix the coconut flour, vanilla, and sea salt until well-combined.
  4. Then, mix in the ghee, almond milk, and stevia until well combined.
  5. Next, fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the muffin liner and place in pre-heated oven. Immediately turn the oven down to 350º.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Be patient, and let it cool down for at least 10 minutes (this will help it not fall apart!).

 

 

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