Simple and Delicious Coconut Blueberry Muffins (Grain-free, Dairy-free) + Benefits of Coconut Flour

Grain-free, dairy-free simple coconut blueberry muffin recipe

Hello My Dear Readers!

Long weekends are always fun to get in the kitchen and experiment with new recipes. Being more a salad and smoothie girl myself, I've really had to experience with baking to get the hang of it.

And sometimes a girl just wants a muffins, without the consequences of bloating, fatigue and uncomfortable digestive upset. That's why I'm always so excited when my healthified goodies turn out pretty darn amazing!!

Here is my version of grain-free, dairy-free muffins filled with fibre, protein and antioxidant power. Using coconut sugar keeps these babies low on the glycemic load department to keep your energy levels soaring high. Perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack option.

Why coconut flour?
Balanced blood sugar ~ Due to it's high fibre content (a whopping 5 grams per 2 Tbsp), coconut flour helps to balance blood glucose levels, making this flour an excellent choice for anyone looking to recharge their adrenals, shed a few pounds and create healthy bowel movements.

Healthy fats ~ the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut are helpful in providing immediate energy to fuel the body, create satiety to avoid over-eating, and help to speed up metabolism.

High protein flour ~ Compared to other grain flour options, coconut flour is relatively high in protein (2gr protein in 2 Tbsp). Protein is needed by the body to build healthy hormones, balance blood sugar levels, build and repair muscle, and keep you full for longer so you don't go grazing for snacks all day long!

Gluten-free ~ Because coconut flour is actually made from coconut solids, it doesn't contain the gluten protein molecule found in grains like wheat, kamut, spelt, rye, and barley. In sensitive individuals, gluten can cause inflammation and contribute to the damage of lining of the small intestine where nutrient absorption takes place.
Grain-free, dairy-free simple coconut blueberry muffin recipe

Simple and Delicious Coconut Blueberry Muffins

1 cup coconut flour 
3/4 tsp sea salt 
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar

6 large eggs(look for organic, free-range)
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1 cup fresh or frozen wild blueberries 

How to make:
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients and mix with a blender for a minute. Alternatively you can use your blender for this step.

Mix dry ingredients into wet using a whisk. Stir in blueberries.

Line muffin tray with unbleached paper cups and use an ice cream scoop to place batter into muffin tray.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cookie tray.

Makes 12 delish guilt free muffins!

Love using coconut flour in your recipes? Find out out to make sure your baked goodies turn out amazing every time with my tips on how to use coconut flour.

4 Stress Busting Tips Every Busy Person Ought to Know

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One of the biggest root causes of most health concerns prevalent in today's society can be linked back to one major contributor: STRESS!!

Stress will always be a part of our lives in one form or another, but it's our ability to cope and adapt to stressful situations that will determine the state of our health. Stress can affect us in many different ways, depending on your weakness. It can manifest in all areas of your body, from digestion to skin health, and the only way to arm yourself against the negative affects of stress is to take daily actions toward building a strong defense system.

In my latest guest post, I'm revealing the 4 Stress Busting Tips Every Busy Person Ought to Know.
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Event News: Bloom into Beautiful in White Rock

Hello My Dear Readers,

Just in time for spring, we have another fun and fabulous event coming up in beautiful White Rock, BC. It will be an intimate evening held at Mystique Hair Salon with food and treatment demonstrations. The topic is Bloom in to Beautiful!

Join us for a fun night as you discover the latest tips and trick from hair, skin and nutrition experts on how to prevent common "Beauty Robbers" from causing damage and accelerating aging.

I will be featuring my top beauty superfoods, supplements and natural herbs for healthy skin and vitality. I will also demonstrate how to make a simple and delicious Beautifying Elixir and Spring Tonic Soup! YUM

Hair care will be covered by Mystique Hair Design owner Stephanie, who will discuss the top mistakes we are making with our hair regimen and doing a hair treatment on one lucky guest.

You will learn all about what accelerates skin aging from  the owner of Essence of L Medi Spa's owner Leah. She'll introduce us to the one product everyone needs in their beauty routine and demonstrate an age-defying Oxygen Facial Treatment!

Refreshments will be provided and everyone will walk away with a deluxe swag bag valued over $300!!

15621 Marine Drive, White Rock (Mystique Hair Design)
Wednesday, April 15st 2015 @ 6pm-9pm
Event tickets $30 can be purchased here or RSVP at 604.542.3616

Hope to see you there!!

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