Monday, May 20, 2019

Strawberry Lemonade Muffins


Time for all things Strawberries! Perfect time because my Summer Shape Up Online bootcamp starts May 28th (day after memorial day). Want in? Be sure to send me a message because the spots are filling up fast. Come dial it in with me for 30 days and watch your life change from the inside out! 

The reason why its so great to do a program now, is because produce is in it's PRIME, making it easier than ever to eat amazing delicious food all while staying on track. Strawberries are one of the things that make my life easier, cuz duh... they are amazing! 

I previously made some Lemon Poppyseed muffins that my family has been going nuts over. Of course they are gluten free and grain free too. But the daughter wanted strawberry lemonade muffins next, so I got to work. 

These are everything you want in a muffin, without the guilt. If you are on my nutrition program one counts as: 
1/2 Purple
1/2 Orange
1 Spoon

Strawberry Lemonade Muffins (gluten free and healthy)

2 eggs
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup fresh strawberries pureed
1/4 cup fresh strawberries pureed(yes you will need this separate)
1/4 cup extra virgin organic coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp ground flaxseed
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond flour
2 TBSP chia seeds
1 TBSP baking powder
3/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ALL the ingredients together. I used a kitchenaid. 
Prep a muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.

Pour mixture into prepared pan.
make a finger indent in each muffin and pour a little fresh strawberry puree in the center, just enough to fill your indent.

Cook for 30 minutes.

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Healthy Clean individual Pita Pizza

Yes I WILL plank for pizza. And since I always get emails asking where I got the shirt, it is from Wicked Custom Apparel. SO many people think I just eat fruits and veggies and that is SO far from the truth. I am a recovering processed food addict. Cancer turned all that around for me and now I help others eat healthy food that they LIKE! Enter pizza. While yes, even just having some regular pizza from time to time is not a horrific thing... I would rather hack it and be able to eat it whenever the heck I want. So ... that is what I did. 

Things to be careful for when making homemade pizza:
1. Make your own sauce or DILIGENTLY read the ingredients of any sauce you use. If it says sugar, its a no. Tomatoes are sweet enough, you do not need to add sugar for great pizza sauce. Please see the recipe at the end of this post for fantastic healthy pizza sauce that counts as a half a veggie serving IF YOU READ the ingredients of the tomato paste and tomato sauce you use. I make my own, cuz I grow my own, but there are plenty of healthy no sugar added canned tomato sauce and canned tomato paste out there. 

2. Use a good healthy crust. I have found pita to be the healthiest option if not wanting to make from scratch. 

I use Toufayan Organic Sprouted Wheat Tortillas. 
Sprouted grains have many health benefits. It's the result of catching the sprouts during the germinating process. This germinating process breaks down some of the starch, which makes the percentage of nutrients higher. ... Those nutrients include folate, iron, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, and protein.
These pita's are not gluten free, but there ARE gluten free pitas out there if you need them! you can also make them using my recipe here. Gluten Free Pita Bread Recipe

When I was in high school I used to bring every day 1 individual red baron frozen pizza that I plopped in the microwave and almost always burnt the roof of my mouth upon my first bite. That pizza was full of additives, processed foods, and chemicals. Everything we put in our bodies helps or hinders... this hindered I am sure. Hello... I am a cancer survivor after all. All those pizzas add up, and I am sure played a small part in my future illness. Not to mention, they aren't even that great. What a waste. Empty fuel for my growing body. But when you know better... you do better... then you teach others! So here is how I turned it around...

These clean pizzas taste better. I mean WAY better. 
EVERYONE in my family wanted seconds and asked for me to send it in their lunch the next day too. Great hot or cold ( I love cold pizza).  
This recipe is for EVERYONE because it can be catered to individual tastes. If you only like cheese, just add cheese! (but be sure to get your veggies in somehow! If you hate veggies, take a scoop of Greens every day. You can get those here... 
Course I will ALWAYS recommend Shakeology daily to keep your body fueled with all proper nutrients, including 5 salads of greens. You can get that HERE

Now On to the pizza... Here is how its done.

Easy Clean Healthy Individual Serving Pita Pizza
serves 1

1 Pita
1/2 cup pizza sauce (recipe below)
1/3 cup Mozarella cheese
1/2 cup favorite chopped veggies
3/4 cup chopped cooked chicken (or favorite protein)

Preheat oven to 425
Place pita on a baking sheet.
Top 1 pita with all the ingredients in the order they are presented above. 
Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.
BoomShakaLaka.... fantastic healthy, YUMMY pizza.

oh yeah... here is the 
Easy fast clean Pizza Sauce

1 6 oz can tomato paste.
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1-2 TBS oregano to taste
2 TBS Italian seasoning
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ TBS garlic salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Mix tomato paste and sauce together in a medium size bowl until well combined.
Add the rest of the ingredients (oregano, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper) and mix well! Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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