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Healthy Blueberry Muffins

During my recent Advocare cleanse, I wanted to eat a lot of dessert as usual but obviously couldn’t indulge in regular baked goods.  HOWEVER.  I had hoped to improve my cooking and baking skills through writing this blog and realized I’d been given a golden opportunity to work with some new ingredients.  Isn’t my life exciting?

I decided to use almond flour, which is actually just a bunch of super-finely ground almonds, and coconut oil, because I read that its neutral flavor is good for baking, to make some muffins.  I also might try oil pulling with the coconut oil – have you guys ever heard of this?  Apparently you can eliminate bacteria that causes everything from gingivitis to breakouts around your chin and jawline by swishing a mouthful of the oil around for twenty minutes every morning.  Super weird but intriguing to me for some reason.

Moving on…I developed this recipe on my own, so I’d keep your expectations low.  But it’s actually healthy – the sweetness comes only from honey and blueberries – and pretty satisfying as an alternative to heavier desserts.  Let me know if you decide to try it!

blueberry muffins 2

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Weekend Recap (The Opposite of Clean Eating)

Hi, friends – ready for the start of another week? 🙂  I just dropped Adam at the airport and realized on my way home that with the exception of a trip to Target for an ingredient we needed to make bread, we only left my apartment to eat.  So, for today’s post: my weekend in food.

On Friday, some of the finance group left work a bit early to watch March Madness at a pizza place near the office.  I didn’t even fill out a bracket this year – decided I should save myself the 20 bucks after an impromptu trip to Nordstrom last week – but felt relieved after Michigan State’s loss that it would have been busted anyway.  Did not see that one coming!

mellow mushroom beer

A smidge more relaxing than work

Adam’s flight came in that night, and we stopped for Shamrock Shakes on the way back to my apartment.  My favorite item on any fast-food menu by far.

shamrock shakes

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