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health-heaven:

    Blueberry, Almond & Buckwheat Muffins (Gluten Free)    makes about 8, but mine were pretty big    120g (1c.) ground almonds (almond flour)    100g (2/3c.) buckwheat flour    20g (1/4c.) ground flax       1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)    50g (1/3c.) brown sugar    zest of 1 lemon    1/4 tsp salt    1 tsp vanilla    1 Tbsp cider vinegar    60ml (1/4c.) melted coconut oil    120ml (1/2c.) soya yoghurt    180ml (3/4c.) blueberries    Oven to 180C    In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, buckwheat flour, ground flax, brown sugar, bicarb and salt. In a separate, small bowl combine the wet ingredients: vanilla, vinegar, oil and yoghurt. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the wet, stirring until combined but not over-beaten. Gently fold in the blueberries.     Spoon into lined muffin tins; about 3/4 full, but my liners were awesome wrap ones so they were a little bigger than standard, so judge for yourself. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out virtually crumb free.

health-heaven:

    Blueberry, Almond & Buckwheat Muffins (Gluten Free)
    makes about 8, but mine were pretty big

    120g (1c.) ground almonds (almond flour)
    100g (2/3c.) buckwheat flour
    20g (1/4c.) ground flax   
    1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
    50g (1/3c.) brown sugar
    zest of 1 lemon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 Tbsp cider vinegar
    60ml (1/4c.) melted coconut oil
    120ml (1/2c.) soya yoghurt
    180ml (3/4c.) blueberries

    Oven to 180C


    In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, buckwheat flour, ground flax, brown sugar, bicarb and salt. In a separate, small bowl combine the wet ingredients: vanilla, vinegar, oil and yoghurt. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the wet, stirring until combined but not over-beaten. Gently fold in the blueberries.

    Spoon into lined muffin tins; about 3/4 full, but my liners were awesome wrap ones so they were a little bigger than standard, so judge for yourself. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out virtually crumb free.

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Anonymous asked: What's your opinion on those Boathouse drinks that they sell at Whole Foods such as Green Goodness or Vanilla Chai Tea?

Bolthouse…hehe =)

I LOVE the vanilla chai tea it’s so good! I try not to drink it much though because it has a lot of sugar in it =(

all those drinks are awesome though. The Green Goodness one rules too cause it has a ton of greens in it. 

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Anonymous asked: Hi. So I'm 18, and I'm fat. I want to have a new start when I go to college in the fall. I want to be skinny, healthy and confident. So I need to lose some serious weight. I was just wondering what your advice is? Like what kind of things I should do and eat and what works best. Thank you! And for future, how to stay on track in college and not gain the freshman 15 which I definitely don't need.

Try a juice fast! You would have to have a juicer though. You lose weight insanely fast and if you keep up a healthy lifestyle after that you will keep the weight off. 

Weight management is a combo of putting good food in your body and getting exercise. The most important being what you eat. Eat more raw veggies and fruit and AVOID empty calories such as chips, etc.

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Anonymous asked: So I recently bought coconut oil and i'm unsure of how much to use, like, if I were to make a peanut butter and coconut oil sandwich, how much of it should I use? Do I use it like peanut butter?

Think of coconut oil as butter. I usually use a tablespoon or 2 at most. I melt it and spread it on toasted bread just like butter! Then you can throw a tablespoon of peanut butter on there. and maybe some bananas? It’s SO good.

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muscle-not-fat:

noquit:

Roasted vegetables.
What you do is slice up zucchini, carrots, yellow and red beets, eggplant, and put in some green beans. Grease a roasting pan with coconut oil, layer the veggies, then brush the veggies with olive oil. Sprinkle with black pepper and red pepper. Bake at 425 for about 20 mins. Let them cool and they are crunchy.

 Yes please! So pretty, too! Perfect for the 4th of July, me thinks.

muscle-not-fat:

noquit:

Roasted vegetables.

What you do is slice up zucchini, carrots, yellow and red beets, eggplant, and put in some green beans. Grease a roasting pan with coconut oil, layer the veggies, then brush the veggies with olive oil. Sprinkle with black pepper and red pepper. Bake at 425 for about 20 mins. Let them cool and they are crunchy.

 Yes please! So pretty, too! Perfect for the 4th of July, me thinks.

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jjritchey asked: Hey Courtney. I'm writing about the junior high swimmer who's doctor poo pooed going vegetarian. It is totally doable. I was a vegetarian endurance athlete in high school as a distance runner. I would run up to 12 miles a day 6 days a week for 6 straight months of the year with lighter training during the other 6 months. I went vegetarian my senior year and found that not only did my times improved significantly after I made the switch but that I never felt healthier or had more energy. I still run and am planning on doing a half marathon next October and I went completely vegan over a year ago. Her doctor is obviously very much misinformed (as many are), as there are countless vegan/vegetarian athlete out there in everything from bodybuilding to ping pong (ok so I'm not sure about ping pong but you get the idea) and there are numerous resources online and even online clubs and forums either for specific sports or just general veg athletes. There are so many common misconceptions about the veggie diet but if done correctly it is an amazing and healthy life style and usually healthier than an omni diet that gets to much of some things (like protein) and not enough of others (like fiber). I have been doing it for what seems like forever, while leading a very active life and I have never felt better. Sorry for the short novel on this but it’s something I feel very strongly about. Still enjoying the heck out of your blog. - Jennifer

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Anonymous asked: I recently made the decision to try and have a much healthier lifestyle. I've already changed my snacking habits (instead of crisps and sweets, I'm eating apples, strawberries, carrot sticks, etc) and I used to work out 3 times a week which I want to up to 5 times. I've just spent about an hour reading your entire blog and picked up some more really useful tips. My question is, and I'm not sure if you can help me, I live in the UK, do you know of any organic or natural food brands available? And Shakeology sounds amazing, any idea if there is any way to buy it over here? :)

I don’t really know because I have only been to the UK a few select times, but I will tell you this! You are VERY lucky for living over there. You guys have a ton more organic/natural food over there than we do. I loved the M&S gas station stops and Pret A Manger is awesome for good healthy food on the go!! 

My suggestion would be to go to a natural grocery store such as M&S or the like and just take time to look around. I bet you will find some good stuff =)