Dueling Dessert Recipes - Chocolate or Fruity?

Jun 21, 2019

We have been so curious to know, what type of gut-friendly recipes do you want to see the most of... and you all answered! 

Desserts! 

Since we are pretty torn on chocolate sweets or fruity sweets, we figured why use the word "or" when we can use the word "and". Cue: mindset hack. 

Scope out two of our favorite gut-friendly recipes- gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, wheat free, egg free. Flavor-FULL.

 

Black Bean Brownies

What you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups black beans (drained and rinsed well)
2-3 tbsp cocoa powder  
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup pure natural maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
optional: almond butter and maple syrup drizzle

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Fold in chocolate chips then add to a bake safe dish or tin. Bake for 15-18 minutes, then let cool at...

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Protein Muffin MOVE.s

May 08, 2019

We confess- we don't do a whole lot of baking because measuring and attention to detail isn't our zone of genius. At all. But we will certainly make an exception for these... anytime. 

 
We adapted these muffins from a couple of different recipes- one was a dessert we really liked from Chocolate Covered Katie (follow her if you don't!) and the other an energy muffin from Shalene Flanagan (again, follow if you don't!). The goal was to have a performance based muffin that is light enough to have before a workout yet nourishing enough to get through the workout. 
 
We sampled them in the kitchen all last week. Over and over... just to be safe, for all of you. Then we really put them to the test when Mel headed to Salem, MA for a 20-mile road race. One muffin pre-run and she was good to go! 
 
 
These fuse together protein and anti-oxidants from almonds, with the electrolytes, potassium and natural sweetness of bananas, combined...
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