Tag: health

Spiced Apple Carrot Muffins

What most find to be called a morning glory muffin is now vegan and gluten-free in this household.

-Bri

The Basics

30 minutes to prep and 50 minutes to cook*
Desirable for: Breakfast, Snack, or Dessert
Total servings: 12 muffins

  • muffin pan and and oven to bake with of course!
  • food processor IF not that a bowl and wisk will work too
  • “ice cream” scoop or spoon for portioning off the batter.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 cups almond flour*
  • 1 cup rolled oats*
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of carrot pulp
  • 1/2 cups of apple pulp (optional)
  • 2 medium diced apples

Here’s a picture of all the things, this was a very messy experience but I enjoyed myself for sure.

Instructions

  1. oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit grease the tin or use paper baking cups.
  2. small bowl add flax seed and water.
  3. wisk together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  4. Coconut oil (should be microwaved if not already melted/liquid)
  5. Stir together the oil, carrots, apples, almond milk, brownsugar and vanilla extraact. Add flaxseed mix last and stir to unify.
  6. Combine wet and dry ingridents and stir til unified. (Not too much, you can over do it).
  7. Disperse batter onto tray evenly using scoop or spoon.
  8. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the
  9. Let them cool in pan for about 5 then transfer to desired area for cooling.

Side note: I had some issues with the bake time. The recipe I started with said 18 minutes. This batch came to a whopping 50 minutes. I am using a gas oven but I still had an ongoing 20 minute timer just to be sure. Look for browning on the top.

Please tell me you have tried this or a version of it! If you haven’t, I need you to. Seriously! I am not trying to pull your leg or anything. They are so healthy too! All twelve of the muffins were gone within two hours of cooling around these parts. *Le sigh* But I promise you this… everyone will be talking about them that’s for sure!

I hope you try and share this recipe as it is the best thing to have around the house. Also, the cozy months are coming. I’ll be slapping some vegan icing on these later as a show stopper for the holidays! Look out for that recipe later! 😀

Layer of Skin: my routine.

Melanin popping

I didn’t fall in love with my skin until about nineteen or twenty years of age. I didn’t start taking care of my skin until I was twenty-two years old. At that point in my life, I was working in hot kitchens. Being in heated environments will bring more attention to your skincare for sure.

Let your pores breathe! ✨

I remember always getting compliments about my skin. What I remember most was taking it for granted. I was starting to see moles, pimples, blackheads, freckles, beauty marks, and zits! It was madness!

I’m almost thirty, every year I learn something new. The time and care that I take with my skin have progressed. There is a lot involved with skincare. Your environment, food, water, stress, anxiety, and hygiene all contribute to the health of your skin. I don’t know how much water I drink in a day, but it’s a lot! Food is fuel – period! The environment is about the factors of nature. We need to adapt to what we have. If it is super hot and sunny, stay hydrated. Occasionally, find shade if possible and wear sunblock. Try keeping the stress and anxiety to a minimum. How do you say? Only focus/worry about things you can control. I’ll leave that to you, regarding what you can control. Perspective is forever changing, and to be honest, that’s none of my business.

Lastly, what we are all here for is skin hygiene. Here I will list out my routine for my weekly skin bath. It brings me joy to make this time for myself!

  1. Start hot bath! Feel free to use bubble bath, bath bombs, and etc.
  2. Sit and soak for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. With just my fingers I take my hands and massage my bottom half first.
  4. Next I scrub my bottom half with a coarse scrubby 🧽
  5. I repeat steps 3 and 4 on my top half. I also check my breast for lumps here and pay attention to my armpits.
  6. If I’m shaving, that’s where this starts.
  7. By this time the water is super nasty. You should have dead skin and dirt float with no more bubbles. Hair of you decided to shave.
  8. Drain the water, stand up, do a quick rinse.
  9. Clean (with soap) one more time overall and the water should be drained.
  10. Now do a last 2 minute hot rinse. It assures me that the lingering skin, dirt or hair is no longer on me and rinsed the soap of.
  11. I turn the water off and shake my booty cheeks so they clap. I try to avoid depending on a towel to completely dry.
  12. I dry my yoni then feet last.
  13. I let my pores breathe for a bit.
  14. I use Shea butter as my first application after my shower. It’s too heavy too put on open pores.

While doing all of this I try to be mindful of my week, my thoughts, goals. I even get into affirmations sometimes. Use this as your time. It’s amazing for me! Give it a try!

Make and take for yourself 🙃

Take care of yourself, and your skin will follow! Feel free to try any of the steps in my skip bath routine. Also, SHARING is CARING! Let me know what works for you. I would love to try out what you are doing!

xoxo

Poop game!

You think I am kidding but my poop game is strong, proud to admit too! Regularly pooping is among the top things that make me happy throughout the day. It’s insane to read or hear I’m sure but it makes me feel more rounded and healthy in the day to count and make poop goals.

Don’t act as if women are fragile delicate china, 

we poop too! 

You better hope your public bathroom is not just one stall and/or it has a spray. I was thinking of asking for Poopourri for Christmas just so I can carry it in my purse – alongside my hot sauce. I mean at least I am considerate.

I love to poop. I don’t like to be rushed doing it nor do I like to hold off on doing it. Just as it comes naturally, I like to relieve myself the same way. I even tell TMI (too much information) when it’s relevant. 

I have a few questions as well, so try to keep up!

  • Am I the only one to look at my poop?
  • Am I the only one that doesn’t mind using the lue in public?
  • Why can’t we talk about poop? Is it a sacred subject?

My partner and I even have a game to where we ask about each others PC (poop count) – yes I said it. Judge me, agree with me and/or think it is disgusting, whatever you come to is more than fine with me. Just know that everyone poops and it’s okay to talk about it. Until next time my loves.

Xoxo oyy silly

You can’t polish a turd!

– Kenneth Turnbull