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Banana Donuts

It doesn’t get any easier than that!

The simplest donut recipe, done in 12 minutes 🍩

It’s technically 5 ingredients, but does cinnamon or baking powder count?! 🤔

A few things I recommend for this recipe are: a donut pan + a ziplock bag (or use a fancy icing bag, which I have somewhere around the house, but never seem to use!). You can watch me making these on video over on my instagram here . You’ll see how easy they are to make!

In fact, they happen to be the most viewed reel I created. Hope you enjoy these donuts as much as I do. They are the perfect treat and waaaay healthier than your typical bakery style donuts. Get creative and frost them however you like. My go-to’s are melted chocolate (or white chocolate), peanut or almond butter. 

 

Banana Donuts

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Author: Samantha Gladish

Ingredients

  • 4 large bananas
  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • chocolate optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Grease a donut pan with coconut oil or butter, then using a piping bag, add donut filling to pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, let cool, then drizzle with some melted chocolate.

If you make these, I’d love to know what you think!! Comment below 👇

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Blueberry Chia Oat Donuts (Gluten Free)

Donuts for breakfast!

Yummy right? I mean who doesn’t want to start their day with a donut?

As you may know, I love to bake and I just recently picked up a large 6-donut pan to make these delicious beauties. I have a small donut pan which makes the cutest little donuts ever, but I needed to step up my game. 

Now don’t worry! If you don’t have a large donut pan, this recipe will work in a muffin pan too. So it’s all good. It’s just a little more fun eating donuts for breakfast. You almost feel like you’re indulging in a real treat. 

But… these donuts aren’t sugary-processed-food-type donuts. These are made with wheat free oat flour, fibre filled chia, antioxidant rich blueberries and anti-inflammatory, protein filled hemp seeds. Now that’s my kinda donut!

Plus, they taste delicious, are incredibly easy to make and are great for a grab and go breakfast when you’re rushing out the door. 

P.S. If you’re looking for more delicious and easy recipes, come join me inside my Healthy Hormones Recipe Club! Are you confused with all the information out there about how to balance your hormones, lose weight + support your immunity? Can’t keep up with all the different diets; Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, or which one is even right for you Get a monthly meal plan + shopping list + recipes that will help you to support your body, balance your hormones, detoxify and shed some inches in the process! Each month has a different theme (CLICK HERE to read what I’ll be sharing over the next few months!) This Recipe Club is available for a super affordable price, so you can easily say YES to putting yourself first, without breaking the bank. Delicious food & zero deprivation, I promise!

Back to these donuts!!!

Remember to grease up your pan with coconut oil (I use Progressive Organic Coconut Oil), pull up your sleeves and let’s bake some donuts shall we?

 

Blueberry Chia Oat Donuts
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup wheat free oat flour (grind rolled oats in blender)
  2. 1/2 cup chia seeds
  3. 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla (I use Giddy Yoyo)
  8. 1/3 cup maple syrup
  9. 1/3 cup almond milk
  10. 1/3 - 1/2 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300F and light grease a 6-cavity donut pan with coconut oil
  2. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, chia, hemp, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  3. Add in maple syrup, almond milk, and stir until well combined.
  4. Add in blueberries and gently fold in.
  5. The batter will be slightly running. This is normal.
  6. Spoon the batter into the donut pan, filling each cavity to the top or just about.
  7. Bake the donuts for roughly 23-25 minutes, until firm to touch.
  8. Cool the donuts in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing.
Notes
  1. *To make these gems more protein rich, try adding in 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder. I like using Progressive Nutritional Organic Whey or Brown Rice protein powder. You may need to add in a few extra tablespoons of almond milk if adding in protein to thin out the batter slightly.
Adapted from Oh She Glows Cookbook
Adapted from Oh She Glows Cookbook
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Double Chocolate Banana Salted Caramel Muffins (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Sugar)

It’s December 1st, aka. The month of baking!  I whipped up these Double Chocolate Banana Salted Caramel Muffins over the weekend – yes it’s a mouth full.

But I’ve been obsessed with using the Lily’s Sweets salted caramel chocolate chips in pretty much all my baking lately. All of Lily’s sweets chocolate is SUGAR FREE and you honestly cannot tell the difference! I order these off of NaturaMarket.

Now of course, you can always add more sweetness to this recipe if you like as cacao can be slightly bitter, but I much prefer them without the sweetness and the extra guilt.  Not to mention the insane cravings that start to follow once you consume too much sugar. Ever notice that? You go sugar free or low carb for a while and then – BAM – one bite of a sweet cake or cookie or piece of bread and your cravings come back full force?

It’s normal. Sugar triggers pleasure receptors in your brain, which cause you to want more and more and more.  This is why I like to keep my sugar intake very low and my fat intake high. It keeps my sugar cravings at bay, it helps to balance my blood sugar, it keeps my brain fuelled and it provides me with lots of energy. Plus, fat is incredibly important for hormonal health. 

Fats are structural components of some of the most important substances in the body, including prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that regulate many of the body’s functions. You need fats because they regulate the production of sex hormones, which can often be the reason why some teenage girls and women in general can experience amenorrhea (no period). 

High fat and low carb recipes are the main thing on the menu inside my Metabolic Reset program but they help to bust through sugar cravings like nobody’s business (and it might be going on sale real soon, so stay tuned 😉

😋 Here’s the recipe for ya!

 

Double Chocolate Banana Salted Caramel Muffins (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Sugar)

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Course: Treats
Servings: 12
Author: Samantha Gladish

Ingredients

  • large bananas mashed
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups almond flour finely ground
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a muffin tray with muffin cups.
  • Add all ingredients except chocolate chips into a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer batter to the lined muffin pan, filling the holes 3/4 of the way up.
  • Bake on the centre rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 22 minutes, or until muffins are puffy and cooked through.

P.S. If you’re looking for more delicious and easy recipes, come join me inside my Healthy Hormones Recipe Club! Are you confused with all the information out there about how to balance your hormones, lose weight + support your immunity? Can’t keep up with all the different diets; Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, or which one is even right for you Get a monthly meal plan + shopping list + recipes that will help you to support your body, balance your hormones, detoxify and shed some inches in the process! Each month has a different theme (CLICK HERE to read what I’ll be sharing over the next few months!) This Recipe Club is available for a super affordable price, so you can easily say YES to putting yourself first, without breaking the bank. Delicious food & zero deprivation, I promise!

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No-Bake Almond Butter Trail Mix Bars (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

It’s almost the holiday season! Which means I’m going to be getting my baking on REAL soon. I LOVE cooking and baking for friends and family and these trail mix bars are going to be a hit. 

They took only minutes to whip up and the best part, they are no-bake! I love me some no-bake recipes. It means I can dirty less pots and pans in the process. 

Meet my Almond Butter Trail Mix Bars.

Back in the day when I didn’t care about ingredients and sugar, I ate trail mix and granola bars like they were no ones business. Food companies do a great job marketing their products, leading you on to believe that their bars are healthy. 

And well, I got sold. Over and over again. And so did my parents.

Of course now it’s a different story. I read labels and look out for gluten, gmo ingredients, high sugar content and so on. In fact, it’s not often that I buy packaged foods, unless I know they are from trusted paleo and keto companies. 

Now let’s get real for a minute though. These trail mix bars aren’t meant to be something you chow down on and eat like 10 (although, it’s easy to do that!). They are dipped in chocolate and even though I choose the best organic ingredients and dairy free chocolate, they are a treat. Mind you, a MUCH healthier treat and bar than something you’d pick up at the grocery store. 

They are loaded with healthy fats and omega 3’s, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Get creative with this recipe and use your favourite trail mix ingredients. I used up what I had on hand and for a little sweetness, added in some dried cherries. Cherries and chocolate together are one of my favourite combos! Try my Chocolate Chip Cherry Muffins here. 

Onto the baking! Hope you enjoy these delicious gems as much as we did 🙂

P.S. If you’re looking for more delicious and easy recipes, come join me inside my Healthy Hormones Recipe Club! Are you confused with all the information out there about how to balance your hormones, lose weight + support your immunity? Can’t keep up with all the different diets; Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, or which one is even right for you Get a monthly meal plan + shopping list + recipes that will help you to support your body, balance your hormones, detoxify and shed some inches in the process! Each month has a different theme (CLICK HERE to read what I’ll be sharing over the next few months!) This Recipe Club is available for a super affordable price, so you can easily say YES to putting yourself first, without breaking the bank. Delicious food & zero deprivation, I promise!

 

No-Bake Almond Butter Trail Mix Bars

A no-bake delicious low sugar trail mix bar that is free from gluten, diary and refined sugar. 
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Course: Dessert, Treats
Keyword: baking, dairy free, gluten free, healthy fats, holisticwellness, low sugar, paleo, paleodesserts, paleotreats, refined sugar free, treats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Samantha Gladish

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal I used GoGo Quinoa Chocolate Puffed Cereal
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or other dried fruit
  • 3/4 - 1 cup mixed seeds I used pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds

CHOCOLATE COATING:

  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • Line a baking try with parchment paper. Melt together, over medium-low heat, maple syrup, almond butter and coconut oil. Be sure not to boil the mixture, otherwise, the almond butter will start to burn the bottom of your pot.
  • Once mixture is melted, add in crispy cereal, sea salt, dried fruit, seeds (leaving out the chocolate chips and coconut oil for coating).
  • Combine the mixture well in your pot. Once well mixed, scoop out onto parchment paper and using a spatula, spread it out evenly, making sure to press down firmly. It won't take up the entire baking tray. Just spread it out into a square or rectangular shape. Then place it in the freezer to set.
  • Meanwhile, over a double boiler, melt together chocolate chips and coconut oil.
  • Remove bars from the freezer and using a sharp knife, cut them into 12 individual bars.
  • Dip one side of the bars into the melted chocolate and place chocolate side up, back onto the parchment paper. Once all bars have been dipped (feel free to cover the entire bar in chocolate), place it back into the freezer for 20 minutes to set.
  • Remove from the freezer and enjoy! Store bars in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or keep in the freezer.

Notes

Links to Products used in this Recipe:
Amazon:
Go Go Quinoa Cereal
Eden Organic Dried Cherries
PureFeast: (use code HOLISTICWELLNESS to save 10% on orders over $75)
Raw Almond Butter
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Sun Butter Bark (Paleo, Keto, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

Do I dare even say the word? …. CHRISTMAS!

I know I know, it’s still over 2 months away, but every time I make a bark of some sort, I can’t help but think of Christmas. And this Sun Butter Bark is seriously off the charts.

And listen friends, Christmas will be here before you know it, so you better start getting your shit together 🙂 Honestly, that’s advise I have to take myself because I hate being a last minute shopper (which ends up happening most of the time and I tell myself every year that I’m going to be organized and prepped, but my schedule always seem to get the best of me!). 

Not this time folks! My plan is – 1. to take time off. At least 2 weeks over the holidays, 2. to spend time baking up a delicious storm and 3. to begin my shopping in October. 

But let’s talk about this bark. Because I will definitely be baking it again over the holidays, although there isn’t anything to bake. It’s more of an UN-bake. It’s a mix together, pour on a tray and freeze kinda recipe. Meaning, it takes minutes to make!

And for all you peanut butter lovers out there, you’re gonna LOVE this recipe. I love peanut butter myself and yes – you could swap the sun butter for peanut butter, but unfortunately peanuts are an aflatoxin – meaning they contain a type of mould, so they are not a go to in our home. 

The odd time I’ll buy a container of peanut butter just for a quick fix, but truthfully, sun butter is such a close second that I don’t even miss the peanut butter. And you can also swap the sun butter for any other nut butter – almond or cashew would be great!

It’s treats like this that I love having on hand. It’s high fat, low sugar and I can keep it in the freezer for months. If I’m feeling like a little treat with my evening tea, then I have something on hand that’s delicious and healthy to reach for. 

For you momma’s out there who are wanting to send treats to school with your kids that must be nut free, this recipe would be perfect. BUT… the only thing is that it does melt and come to room temperature quite fast. So it could get a little messy in your kids lunch bag. You might need to pack it with a cooler pack. 

Ok, let’s get un-baking…

ENJOY! 🙂 

Sun Butter Bark
Paleo, Keto, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup coconut oil, softened
  2. 1/2 cup sun butter (sunflower seed butter), be sure to look for sugar free
  3. 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional, omit for keto)
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. Pinch of sea salt
  6. 1/4 cup shredded or finely chopped chocolate (I used a 70% dark chocolate bar)
  7. 2 tbsp cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except the chocolate and cacao nibs, in a medium bowl and mix together to combine.
  2. Pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out evenly across the sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with chocolate and cacao nibs.
  4. Place baking sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to freeze and harden.
  5. Remove from freezer and break into pieces.Store in an airtight container and keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Notes
  1. *Feel free to add in dried fruits, chopped nuts or seeds.
  2. *You can swap the sun butter for any type of nut or seed butter.
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Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Lately I’ve been experimenting with different flours, such as tigernut, cassava and soon I’ll give plantain a try. But this delicious Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Banana Bread turned out way better than I thought! #cassavaflourforthewin 

This experimentation is due to the fact that I’ve been trying to avoid almond flour – which is my fav! On an AIP protocol, nut and seeds are not allowed, hence the swap to new flours. 

I love baking with almond flour, but almonds also came back high on my IgG Food intolerance test and so I’ve decided to cut them out, and since I’ll be going AIP in a few short weeks, it makes all the sense to begin this process now. 

A huge challenge with the AIP protocol is eliminating eggs. Not eating eggs for breakfast isn’t a big deal for me, but not being able to bake with them!? UGH! Huge challenge. And because I would normally swap eggs for a flax egg, this is not do-able on AIP. 

So, because I’m not on the AIP plan fully as of yet, I’ve kept eggs in this recipe. I tried baking with a ‘gelatin’ egg the other day and well… it did NOT turn out as expected. Not every recipe I make is a hit. There are epic fails around here!

I love cassava flour for a number of reasons, including:

  • it is free from inflammatory proteins
  • it is a good source of resistant starch, which feeds the good bacteria in your gut
  • it’s totally grain- and gluten-free
  • it contains minerals like calcium, manganese, and iron
  • it’s a great source of fiber

What I especially love about it is that you can can use a 1:1 measure with most traditional white flour recipes. That’s a HUGE win as swapping flours in recipes isn’t always an easy thing to do. 

This banana bread was a little denser but-oh-so-delicious. I’m officially a fan of baking with cassava flour and can’t wait to create more recipes with it. 

Oh! and if you want to take this recipe up a whole other level, use it to make french toast. Like for REALS! Dip the slices in some whisked egg and add to your pan coated with coconut oil and watch the magic happen. If you’ve never had Banana bread french toast before you are missing out!

It’s seriously epic and if you’ve got kiddos in the house, they will literally start to worship you. You’ll become the breakfast goddess – no joke! 

Ok, onto the goods! Enjoy 🙂 

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Hearty and moist Cassava Flour Banana Bread that is completely Paleo approved! This delicious loaf is free of added sugars and if dairy free, gluten free and grain free.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 overripe medium bananas
  2. 3 large eggs
  3. 1/2 cup coconut milk (I used the carton)
  4. 2 tbsp coconut oil melted and cooled
  5. 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  6. 1 1/2 cups Cassava Flour
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. pinch sea salt
  9. 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  10. 1/2 -1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a standard loaf pan (8.5x4.5 or 9x5) by coating with coconut oil.
  2. In a food processor, blend together bananas and eggs.
  3. Add in coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth and incorporated.
  4. Add in cassava flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Blend until well incorporated and smooth.
  5. Add in chocolate chips, gently pulse until mixed into batter then pour into prepared loaf pan. Batter will be slightly thick. Smooth out the top, and bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mainly clean (crumbs are okay.) Alternatively, I also baked this at 375F for 50-55 mins. Totally your call.
  6. Remove from oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Using a sharp knife, gently cut around edges of the bread to remove from the pan.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then slice and serve!
Notes
  1. *Feel free to add in chopped nuts or seeds or even dried fruit.
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Cacao Coconut Almond Butter Cups (Keto, High Fat & Sugar Free)

I’ve been obsessed with making fat bombs. Mainly because I love spending time recipe creating, but also because I want to be able to enjoy something sweet every now and again without a boat load of sugar. 

Enter these fat bombs. 

They are high fat and sugar free. Now of course, you can always add in more sweetness if you like as cacao can be slightly bitter, but I much prefer them without the sweetness and the extra guilt. 

Not to mention the insane cravings that start to follow once you consume too much sugar. Ever notice that? You go sugar free or low carb for a while and then – BAM – one bite of a sweet cake or cookie or piece of bread and your cravings come back full force?

It’s normal. Sugar triggers pleasure receptors in your brain, which cause you to want more and more and more. 

This is why I like to keep my sugar intake very low and my fat intake high. It keeps my sugar cravings at bay, it helps to balance my blood sugar, it keeps my brain fuelled and it provides me with lots of energy. Plus, fat is incredibly important for hormonal health. 

Fats are structural components of some of the most important substances in the body, including prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that regulate many of the body’s functions.

You need fats because they regulate the production of sex hormones, which can often be the reason why some teenage girls and women in general can experience amenorrhea (no period). 

So if you’ve been hesitant about including fats in your diet, don’t be. Just be sure to choose the right kinds, such as: coconut oil, ghee, grass fed butter, animal fats (ideally from organic, grass fed, pasture raised animals), olive oil, avocado oil and avocado. 

I hope you enjoy these yummy fat bombs as much as we do. We keep a bunch in the freezer all the time for a quick grab and go snack or treat. I originally made these for my trip out to Banff. I wanted to have something healthy and high fat to fuel me while on the plane. 

Originally, I made these without the almond butter and they were great, though a little more on the bitter side. As a note – the almond butter does mean they will melt quicker, so just an FYI if you do plan on traveling with them.

I also used my new silicon molds which I’m obsessed with. They are amazing for baking as nothing sticks to them, plus they are reusable.

You can click here to get them on amazon. I also got the mini silicon baking molds. These were great for my Chocolate Cherry Fat Bombs

I highly recommend them for all your baking necessities 🙂 Enjoy and happy baking!

 

Cacao Coconut Almond Butter Cups (Keto, High Fat & Sugar Free)
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Ingredients
  1. 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  2. 3/4 cup cacao butter, cut into small chunks
  3. 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee (I like the vanilla ghee from Lee's Ghee)
  4. 3 heaping tbsp almond butter (crunchy or smooth)
  5. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  6. Pinch of sea salt
  7. 2 tbsp lakanto or swerve, optional (you can add more or less depending on the amount of sweetness you prefer. Liquid stevia would work well too).
  8. 1/2 cup coconut chips, roughly chopped or broken into small pieces (chopped nuts would work well too)
Instructions
  1. Line a large muffin pan with silicon liners.
  2. Over a double boiler, melt cacao butter and coconut oil or ghee together.
  3. As they start to melt, add in almond butter and cacao, gently stirring everything together.
  4. Add in vanilla extract, sea salt and sweetener of choice.
  5. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in coconut chips.
  6. Pour into silicon muffin molds. I filled mine just over 1/4 of the way. I didn't want them to thick.
  7. Place in the freezer for 1 hour to set. Then remove from freezer when ready to eat. If using the silicon molds, they pop right out of them with ease!
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Chocolate Coconut Cherry Fat Bombs (High Fat, Low Carb)

Chocolate, coconut and cherry is pretty much a magical match made in heaven. 

These delicious fat bombs are so-damn-good and perfect to whip up for your special Valentine. 

I just absolutely love cherries! I buy tart frozen cherries and always keep a stash in the freezer. They are perfectly sweet and in fact, are great for combating inflammation and helping with sleep as they contain melatonin. 

Melatonin is a hormone secreted at night by the pineal gland in the center of your brain to help to regulate your circadian rhythm. In order to produce adequate amounts of melatonin, it’s important that you head outside for at least 30 minutes – 2 hours a day (regardless of the weather), as natural light exposure helps support your natural circadian rhythm.

But melatonin is not only produced in the pineal gland—it is also naturally present in certain foods, cherries being one of them. Their was a study done on participants who drank tart cherry juice post workout to help with their recovery and they found that not only did the cherry juice help combat inflammation, but it also increased melatonin levels. 

Now, if you eat these delicious gems during the day, trust me, you’re not going to all of a sudden do a face plant on the floor and fall asleep. It’s not that strong! But they might help encourage better sleep – bonus!

As we age, we produce less melatonin, which is often the reason why so many elderly men and women struggle with insomnia. And if you throw in autoimmunity or other health complications and conditions, lacking sleep means your body is not healing. 

As I work on healing my Hashimoto’s, sleep has become my number one priority. And guess what? I’m feeling like a million bucks because I’ve been sleeping so well. 

Last year I had so many issues with sleep, getting to sleep, staying asleep and because of it, my healing process was taking a long time. I felt exhausted (obviously) and this started to affect my workouts and my day-to-day. 

Now, I’m working out 4 days a week and sleep through the night. I do take a cocktail of supplements before bed and I’ve been using the true dark glasses at night if I’m watching netflix. These glasses have been a GAME changer for blocking out blue light. I recommend getting both the yellow (for the computer) and the red glasses (the stronger ones for tv and sleep). 

Anyhow, enough talking. Let’s get to these delicious Chocolate Coconut Cherry Fat Bombs. Oh! and Happy Valentines Day xoxo

P.S. Here is the silicon molds I used for this recipe. I ordered it off of amazon here. These molds are a game-changer for baking. Easy clean up and nothing sticks to them!

P.P.S. If you’re loving the high fat, low carb way of eating, then click here to learn more about my metabolic reset weight loss program. This 12 week program is amazing for helping you burn fat and balance your hormones.

Chocolate Coconut Cherry Fat Bombs
Yields 30
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Ingredients
  1. CHERRY FILLING
  2. 1 cup full fat coconut cream (from top of canned coconut milk)
  3. 3/4 cup frozen tart cherries, pitted
  4. 1 tbsp lakanto or swerve (optional)
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. CHOCOLATE COATING
  7. 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  8. 2 tbsp shredded cacao butter (optional)
  9. 1 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. CHERRY FILLING: place all cherry filling ingredients into a food processor and combine until creamy. Spoon mixture into mini silicon molds. (you can use any size, I personally like the mini ones. My silicon mold holds 30). Spoon mixture about 3/4 of the way, leaving space to pour in chocolate.
  2. Place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to harden.
  3. CHOCOLATE COATING: over a double boiler, melt together chocolate chips, cacao butter and coconut oil. Once melted and smooth, remove fat bombs from freezer and pour in chocolate over each mold.
  4. Place back in the freezer for 1-2 hours to set and harden. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and pop out fat bombs from the molds. The silicon is great as the fat bombs don't stick and pop right out! These fat bombs melt fairly quickly, so eat right away once out of the freezer.
  5. Can keep stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Sugar Free Almond Butter Chocolate Brownies

Ready for the fluffiest brownies ever? These sugar free almond butter chocolate brownies are to die for. 

And guess what? They contain ZERO dairy, gluten AND sugar! Yup, that’s right. No sugar here. Only healthy fats and protein – which is my kind of treat. 

I absolutely love spending time on the weekends testing out recipes. Truth is, I have so many new ones to share with you but I just haven’t had the time to post them on the blog!

But ready for the best part about these brownies? They contain fat burning MCT Oil. I added the MCT on a whim – as I was too impatient to melt coconut oil, so instead, I opted for MCT oil.

#fatburningbrownies

If you’re unfamiliar with MCT oil – which stands for medium chain triglycerides; this healthy oil comes from coconuts and your body actually uses it as a preferred energy source instead of storing it. So just to be clear – FAT does not make you fat. Sugar does.

Now with that said, if you’re eating fried foods and lots of inflammatory vegetable oils – then those types of fats will cause you to gain weight, while healthy fats from coconut, grass fed butter, pasture raised meats, ghee, avocado, olive oil and fish, actually fuel your body, your brain and your hormones – leading to less sugar cravings and more weight loss! Amazing right?

I’d love to see your fat burning brownie creations on social media, so be sure to tag me #holisticwellness and
#fatburning brownies so I can check out your posts and connect with you!

Now onto these delicious gems. Enjoy and happy baking. 

Sugar Free Almond Butter Chocolate Brownies
Yields 16
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup creamy almond butter
  2. ½ cup coconut milk
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 2 tbsp MCT oil (or melted coconut oil)
  5. 1/3 cup lakanto sweetener (monk fruit)
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  8. ½ cup unsweetened cacao powder
  9. 2 tsp baking soda
  10. Pinch of sea salt
  11. 2 tbsp creamy almond butter for drizzle
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line a brownie pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond butter, eggs, milk, mct oil, lakanto, and vanilla; use a whisk to mix together.
  3. Add cacao, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and mix together well with whisk. Pour into prepared brownie pan.
  4. Over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp almond butter and drizzle overtop of chocolate brownie batter.
  5. Place pan in oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until brownies are cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Cut, serve and enjoy!
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