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Food (and mood) Booster!

Food (and mood) Booster!

Hey guys. As a future health practitioner, I wanted to talk about a really important topic that deserves attention. Does eating whole foods {meaning free of refined sugars, artificial ingredients, and chemicals and rich in greens, legumes, and organic meats} really improve our mood? Coming […]

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cups of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of sea salt 3 tbsp of cocoa powder 2 eggs 1/3 cup of organic vegetable shortening (palm oil) 2 heaping tbsp […]

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

I  started getting into matcha a few months ago and you guys, I’m addicted. I usually don’t drink any caffeine at all because it gives me the jitters. However, matcha includes an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine promotes a calm alertness..so it basically gives you that energy boost without the anxiety-related symptoms. If you are like me and don’t want to feel the shakes or the extreme crash after drinking coffee, then match is your best bet. Plus it has an extreme amount of antioxidants that are added to your day. I mean, c’mon, what can be better?

Some great benefits of matcha include: calms the mind and body, boosts metabolism, rich in fiber and vitamins, enhances mood, provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium, and lowers cholesterol and blood sugar.

I decided to start using matcha in my baking recipes for all of its amazing benefits (and of course the color is so perrdyy). So here is a great recipe for some matcha bread and of course I added my favorite dairy free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Foods). Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread Recipe: 

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

1 tbsp of baking powder

1 tbsp of baking soda

1 tbsp of matcha powder ( I use Green Foods Corp brand)

1 tsp of salt

1/2 cup of syrup

1/3 cup of palm shortening

1 tbsp of vanilla

sprinkle of cinnamon

3 eggs

1/2 cup of chocolate chips

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Start by mixing all the dry ingredients together ( flour, baking soda, powder, cinnamon, salt, matcha). In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, shortening, and syrup). Mix both sets of ingredients together into one bowl and fold in chocolate chips. I coo this bread “low and slow.” I do this to avoid burning on the outside and raw in the middle. So you may have to watch your bread and check on it every now and then as some ovens are hotter than others. Bake for 35-40min (while checking). Let cool and enjoy! Stays fresh in fridge for about 7 days.

 

 

Paleo Protein Muffins

Paleo Protein Muffins

Paleo Protein Muffins Recipe: 1 1/2 cup of almond flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of baking soda 2 tbsp of flax meal 1-2 scoop of Nutiva Chocolate Hemp Protein powder 1/3 cup of coconut oil 4 pitted dates 2 eggs 1/2 cup […]

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe: 1 1/2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of salt 1/3 cup of flax meal 3 ripe bananas (mashed) 2 tbsp of vanilla 1/3 cup of […]

No-Bake Date and Oatmeal Energy Bites

No-Bake Date and Oatmeal Energy Bites

Date and Oatmeal Energy Bites Recipe

 

  • about 5-6 pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of flax meal
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower seed butter

Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until it forms a doughy consistency. Roll mixture into small balls onto a baking sheet. Let them harden in the fridge for about 15-20 min.

Cookie Skillet {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Cookie Skillet {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Cookie Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/4 tsp of baking soda 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 1/4 tsp of salt 1/3 cup of cashew butter (unsalted, raw) 1/2 tsp of vanilla 1 egg 1 tbsp of coconut oil […]

Gluten-Free Lavender Cookies

Gluten-Free Lavender Cookies

Took some time off from blogging and recipe sharing to reflect, practice self-care, and spend time with family. We don’t realize the more our minds stay on automatic pilot, the quicker we can burn out. My goal here is to help people heal but how […]

Paleo Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

Paleo Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

This is a such a simple recipe that I whipped up! What a great way to add some veggies in your day. Zucchini tends to have a high water content so 2 zucchinis will do. They actually make the muffins taste super soft and moist. So, whip these guys up on a rainy morning (like today) and I promise you’ll love them as much as I do.

 

Paleo Carrot and Zucchini Muffins Recipe

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of baking powder

3 carrots (peeled and shredded)

2 zucchinis (shredded)

1 tbsp of vanilla extract

4 tbsp of ghee

1/3 cup of coconut sugar

1 egg

Preparation

Mix the alone flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. In a separate bowl, mix shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, vanilla, ghee, coconut sugar and egg. Combine all ingredients into one bowl and pour into greased muffin tin. Bake at 300 for about 35 min.

 

Butternut Squash, Leek, and Radish Soup

Butternut Squash, Leek, and Radish Soup

This soup is so simple to make and great for when you need a last minute dinner idea!   Butternut Squash, Leek, and Radish Soup Recipe 3 leeks (washed, peeled, cut) 1/2 of a butternut squash ( or you can use 1 bag of frozen […]


My Diary

The Beauty Of Letting Go

The Beauty Of Letting Go

I have always been a control freak.  Who isn’t?  There is a sense of comfort and control when we well, CONTROL things! However, this passed year and a half have taught me that having control over every little situation is not realistic and will actually slowly lead you to suffering.

Our minds are really funny sometimes. They like to play tricks on us and make us feel like something bad is happening, therefore fear should be approaching, and we either freak out or we try and control the moment by suppressing our feelings (whether that be with alcohol., drugs, shopping, etc). What really needs to happen is for your mind and body to experience the fear and take it all in- and then let go. Have those thoughts and fears just leave like a passing cloud. Because in the end, that’s really all they are right? Just thoughts. They aren’t who you are. None of the nonsense that we think about is ever who we are.

It’s funny because I’ve realized that when I actually don’t have any stresses or controlling thoughts of how I feel or how I’m suppose to feel; I feel uncomfortable. Our minds are so used to a certain way of thinking that once it stops, it feels weird. Well, I say embrace the weirdness! This means you’re on your way to happiness – without the control you thought you needed to get to that point.

If you are struggling to enjoy life’s precious moments because you are too busy in your head, here are some tips that might help you get out of yourself:

  1.  It’s not always about you. Focusing on yourself too much actually makes you miss out on the people and experiences that are going on around you. Try volunteering or doing something that will help others and you will see that it makes you feel a lot better because your focus was shifted.
  2. Practice meditation. This can be in any form. TM, Mindfulness, whatever works for you. But you should have about 10 minutes of deep breathing in a quiet room to just recharge and relax.
  3.  Exercise. You don’t have to join cross fit to feel better. I’m talking about 20 min a day of cardio, or a long walk, or jump rope, jumping jacks; something to get your heart racing for a bit. You will end up feeling better throughout the day. Trust me.
  4. Get rid of caffeine, alcohol, and sugar from your diet.
  5. Be kind to yourself, your body, and your mind. Take care of yourself. Make a cup of tea and relax, dance around to your favorite song, sing out loud around the house, laugh, smile, and practice gratitude.

I hope this post makes you see things in a different perspective. Remember, life isn’t as bad as you think it is. Let go of the control and begin to live your life.

Be well,

Allie

 

 


Life is Sweet

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cups of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of sea salt 3 tbsp of cocoa powder 2 eggs 1/3 cup of organic vegetable shortening (palm oil) 2 heaping tbsp […]

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

I  started getting into matcha a few months ago and you guys, I’m addicted. I usually don’t drink any caffeine at all because it gives me the jitters. However, matcha includes an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine promotes a calm alertness..so it basically gives you […]

Paleo Protein Muffins

Paleo Protein Muffins

Paleo Protein Muffins Recipe: 1 1/2 cup of almond flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of baking soda 2 tbsp of flax meal 1-2 scoop of Nutiva Chocolate Hemp Protein powder 1/3 cup of coconut oil 4 pitted dates 2 eggs 1/2 cup […]

Cookie Skillet {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Cookie Skillet {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Cookie Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/4 tsp of baking soda 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 1/4 tsp of salt 1/3 cup of cashew butter (unsalted, raw) 1/2 tsp of vanilla 1 egg 1 tbsp of coconut oil […]

Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Pudding

Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Pudding

Here is a super simple dairy-free pudding recipe. I always love the mix of bananas and chocolate, I mean who doesn’t? Pudding is something I haven’t made in a very long time. I rememberI used to make it when I was little with my mom […]