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Why Muffins are Better than Smoothies

Muffins have been brutally judged by a generation in the same way they eschew Barbie Dolls.

Too artificial.

Too sweet.

Not enough protein.

But, you really should stop saying all muffins aren't good for you. That's not nice.

Does the coffee shop muffin have carbs in it? Sure. Does it have a lot of processed sugar? Yup. Is it more than a tad artificial? Yes.

But we should NOT throw away the idea of a warm, deliciously nutritious muffin as a choice breakfast item for the health conscious. Absolutely not. It's like saying that all dolls are bad toys to play with just because Barbie is artificial and superficial.

Here are 3 reasons to start your morning with a healthy, delicious muffins to start your morning. Enough healthy fat, fiber and protein in a single-serving is a way warmer start than a smoothie.

1. Muffins are easy

2. One muffin recipe = 12 servings

3. Muffins are a delicious way to get FIBER, HEALTHY FAT + PROTEIN all in one.

What's could be wrong with that food?

Here's one of my favorite recipes I invented this spring for the Wellness Cohort.

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Tropical Turmeric Muffins 1 1/2 c. flour 1/3 cup ground flaxseed 2 tsp b. powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp turmeric 1 Tb. acacia fiber

zest of 1 orange 3/4 cup pineapple juice 2 eggs 1/4 cup oil

3/4 unsweetened coconut 1/3 cup golden raisins 1/3 cup diced dried apricots

1) Combine dry ingredients and whisk to combine 2) Combine wet ingredients (zest, eggs, oil and juice) and whisk to combine 3) Add wet ingredients to dry. 4) Add coconut raisins and apricots to mix and stir to combine.

Scoop 1/4-1/3 cup batter into greased or lined muffin tins and bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes until toothpick comes clean.



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