Chocolate Coconut Avocado Muffins and Organic Green Garlic Pesto for Meatless Monday

If your turning up your nose at the thought of chocolate and avocado together, then your in a for a BIG surprise! The blend of these two divine ingredients make for the perfect match! Avocado helps keep these chocolatey muffins super moist and raw cacao gives these muffins a high power antioxidant boost! Now that I got your sweet side covered, we need something savoury; and for me, summer just isn’t complete without a homemade fresh pesto! I can’t take credit for this delicious pesto recipe as I purchased it from Ellenberger Organic Farms in Coe Hill a few weeks ago! The ingredients came straight from their organic farm! NO pesticides, No Herbicides and No chemical fertilizers are allowed near this lush land. From organic beef, to potatoes to berries, garlic and eggs, you’ll find just about everything you need to make the perfect organic meal! I had the pleasure of getting a grand tour of their farm and a chance to meet all their furry friends! Enjoy the pictures and recipes, and be sure to visit this beautiful farm if your ever up in Coe Hill!

Green Garlic Pesto

Ingredients:

*1 cup garlic scapes, flowery part removed, chop into 1/4 inch pieces
*3 tbsp sesame tahini
*1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
*3/4 cup olive oil
*Lemon juice, to taste
*salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Puree garlic scapes in a food processor, then slowly drizzle in olive oil and all additional ingredients until well combined. This pesto is delicious on pizza, pasta or as a spread for sandwiches.

 


 

Chocolate Coconut Avocado Muffins

Ingredients
*1 ripe avocado
*1 1/2 cups spelt flour
*1/3 cup melted organic dark chocolate
*1/3 cup raw cacao powder
*1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
*1 tsp baking powder
*1 tsp baking soda
*3/4 cup raw agave nectar
*3/4 cup unsweetened cocnut milk
*1/3 cup olive oil
*2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat to 350. In a large bowl, combine melted chocolate, vanilla, oil, milk, avocado and agave. Puree until smooth. In a separate bowl mix together flour, coconut flakes, baking powder and soda, mix well. Combine the avocado puree with the dry ingredients, mix well. Pour into muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until done.
Enjoy! Happy Monday!

Beautiful Organic Farmland

 

Meet Sheba! The super friendly 'guard' dog!

 

How sweet!? Baby calves. The little guy on the right is only 3 weeks old!

Baby chicks! There were 32 of these little guys roaming around!

 

Mamma on guard of her little ones!

 

Organic goodness for sale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Abundance,
Samantha 🙂

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About the Author:

Samantha Gladish is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach & Hormone Fixer-Upper. She is the founder of HolisticWellness.ca; a website dedicated to helping women lose weight and balance their hormones with delicious food. Samantha coaches and supports women from around the world on natural beauty care, holistic health and nutrition. Her philosophy is that through changing the way we eat, think, move and care for our bodies, we can heal ourselves and live a life of more power and possibility. Her passion for business is an extension of her work as a Health Coach. Samantha speaks internationally on all things health, wellness and entrepreneurship and in her spare time, you can find her baking up delicious health-ified treats in her kitchen.