NOTE: Option 2 is a great way to get your daily coconut oil in!!
When adding coconut oil to any recipe, you add anti-bacterial (antibiotic), anti-viral, anti-fungal & overall anti-microbial, medicinal & fat-burning nutrition to your creation :) With the extra peppermint essential oil, also a powerful antibiotic/antiviral/anti-microbial, you now have a powerful medicinal drink that tastes AMAZING and won't harm your "good bacteria" (probiotics)!! AND the peppermint will sure open up your sinuses!!
SICK?? Doctor's orders.... drink healthy hot cocoa :) How fun is that?!
OPTION 1: Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat to desired temperature, adding the collagen powder at the end once the heat is turned off.
OPTION 2 (healthiest): Instead of heating this mixture on the stovetop you can step up the nutritional content by blending all ingredients in a high-powered blender, on high speed, the coconut oil/butter and collagen powder to make it a frothy/creamy "chocolate latte"! Blend on high until it heats to desired temperature.
Enjoy a healthy, medicinal dose of caprylic acid (anti-fungal/anti-viral/anti-bacterial; thyroid fuel; fat-burning; brain nourishing) goodness from coconut oil and the good, saturated, nourishing, digestible fats from the grass-fed butter. If you add the collagen powder, technically this "drink" is a "meal" balanced with fantastic fats and proteins... and ZERO sugar crash! This makes for a healthy addition to any breakfast, and could be considered a healthy, small mid-day meal. There is a lot of medicinal value and nourishment in this brain-nourishing, fat-burning treat!!
*Feel free to use Stevia, xylitol or monkfruit to taste, if on Candida Detox, or raw honey if you're not.
You're welcome! ;)
In a small mixing bowl, soak quinoa for 10 minutes to get the bitterness out then rinse until water runs clear. Drain in a fine mesh sieve.
Combine water and quinoa in a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 12 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, spices, vanilla, coconut oil and Himalayan pink salt. Add to cooked quinoa. Add coconut milk to desired texture depending on how moist you like it. Add Swerve to taste. Place in a baking dish.
Combine pecans, cinnamon, melted butter and swerve to taste. Put on top of quinoa mixture.
350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until nuts are golden and sizzling but not burned.
Serve with HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM and enjoy this warm, cozy breakfast treat! This recipe makes a fairly large batch but it freezes & reheats really well!!!
To freeze: Place in ziplock freezer bag & press flat. Place in fridge overnight to thaw.
To reheat: Place in baking dish, add nut mixture, loosely cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for about 10 - 15 minutes.
This recipe was adapted from http://www.worthcooking.net
Blend all ingredients together in high power blender and cook on a skillet using coconut oil. Throw some fresh berries on top of the pancakes, melt coconut oil over the top or simmer frozen berries w a little coconut oil for a warm, nutritious topping. Check out my super easy HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM recipe...which IS ALLOWED on a Candida Detox!
Candida Detox Restrictions: No berries during initial weeks of cleanse; can use any combination of unsweetened almond (or other nut) butters, coconut oil, butter, bee pollen, carob or cacao powder (blended w coconut milk & stevia or xylitol for chocolate pancakes!), stevia, xylitol for toppings.
Options: Add sugar-free (xylitol or stevia-sweetened) protein powder or unsweetened almond (or other nut) butter to batter to make a complete or higher protein meal.
Preheat oven to 375. Mix together eggs, egg whites, stevia and swerve. Once light and fluffy, add alternately coconut milk, and your flour mixture of almond meal, cassava flour, baking powder and salt; beat for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well then fill paper-lined muffin tins. Bake for 30 mins. Check to see if they are done by toothpick test.
Makes approx. 30
These are AWESOME!!!
Careful! Careen told me she had to slap her own hand away these were so good!! You prolly won't have any leftovers...so just go ahead and make a double batch of these guilt-less, delicious happy patties!!! Protein, veggies, salt...and SIMPLE... YES MA'AM!!! I'm in!!
Place the shredded zucchini in a colander set over a bowl and sprinkle the zucchini lightly with salt. Allow the zucchini to stand for 10 minutes. Using your hands and a paper towel, squeeze out as much liquid from the zucchini as possible.
Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl. Add the flour, eggs, sliced scallions, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to the bowl, stirring until the mixture is combined. Liberally coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with coconut oil and place it over medium-high heat. Line a plate with paper towels. Once the oil is hot, scoop a 3-Tablespoon mound of the zucchini mixture into the pan, pressing lightly into "fritters" and spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Cook your happy patties for 2 to 3 minutes, flip once and cook an additional 2 minutes until golden brown and cooked throughout. Transfer the zucchini fritters to the paper towel-lined plate. Salt to taste. Repeat the scooping and cooking process with the remaining zucchini mixture.
Serve the zucchini fritters immediately and enjoy! These reheat well in a toaster oven. Be creative and top with a salsa verde, pico de gallo, guacamole or homemade aioli!
HERE IS THE ORIGINAL RECIPE CAREEN ADAPTED THIS ONE FROM :)
Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the oil, eggs, honey or stevia, and vanilla to the dry ingredients and stir until the batter is smooth. Using a silicon spatula, gently fold in the blueberries or raspberries just until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter. Divide the batter between the muffin cups.
Bake the muffins on the center rack for 30-35 minutes, rotating the pan after 15 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin should come out clean. Let the muffins stand for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or freeze for up to three months.
SERVE: "Butter" your muffins with Coconut oil for added flavor, moisture and nutrition!!
NOTE: The more Coconut oil, the stronger your immune system, the happier your hormones, the healthier your skin, the greater your energy and the better protection against disease, free radical & sun damage!! You could also experiment subbing out a fraction of your flour with protein powder such as hemp protein powder or plain egg white protein to make these even MORE of a complete meal.
Add all ingredients in order listed to high speed blender. Add more or less ice and pumpkin pie spice for desired thickness and pumpkin pie flavor.
To cut the pumpkin, simply quarter it, keeping seeds intact. Then turn each quarter of the pumpkin on its side and cut off the skin (see photo). Use the same technique for a larger pumpkin and add ~1 cup of pumpkin (+seeds) to your smoothie.
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Sugar (sub 1/4 cup xylitol or stevia to taste if on Candida Detox)
1 Tbsp Ground innamon
1 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Ground nutmeg
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Sea salt
1/4 tsp Ground cloves
Optional: Substitute Zucchini (grate and let sit in colander for 10 min to let the water drain and then press excess liquid out)
Optional: 1 cup chopped Walnuts
Optional: 1 cup Raisins (skip if on Candida Detox)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all wet ingredients (except for carrots) together in electric mixer (or in bowl with whisk if you don’t have one). Next, mix dry ingredients (minus walnuts and raisins) in a separate large bowl. Then add the mixed wet ingredients to the mixed dry ingredients (except for walnuts and raisins). Mix well. Next, gently fold in your peeled and grated carrots, walnuts and raisins (turn mixer to lowest speed). Pour your cake batter into a greased (i use my hands and grease with raw coconut oil) square cake pan (for thicker cake) or into cupcake trays.
Bake for 25-30 minutes but make sure to keep checking on your cake because ovens vary. Cupcakes will cook faster than a whole cake Cake is done when it’s a little golden brown and your toothpick comes out clean. I prefer mine a little moist in the middle.
Once your (cup)cake is completely cool you may frost it with my RAW CREAMY LEMON ICING!! I made this for Zach’s birthday party and it was a hit!!
GARNISH IDEAS: lemon zest strings/crumbs/twists, chopped walnuts, shredded unsweetened coconut shreds, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or some carrot shreds… to garnish your treats with LOVE
CHEERS to tricking your friends and family into eating healthier! They’ll never know it’s gluten-free… AND dairy-free… AND GMO-free… AND preservative-free…AND IT CAN BE SUGAR-FREE, TOO!!!!!! YIPPY YUM YUM! Be a pioneer and make getting healthy more fun
NOTE: If you’re on the Candida Detox, add your sugar substitutes (xylitol, erythritol, stevia) conservatively and taste your batter at the end. You can always add a bit more if necessary just before you fold in the carrots and walnuts. Since this recipe is made with so much egg and some almond butter, it contains a fair amount of protein to make this a very healthy snack. Add some unsweetened egg white protein to the dry ingredients and now it’s more of a “breakfast”/ small meal replacement!! Nuts add even more protein. Zero guilt! Be creative…pray through it…have fun…it’s good for you.
Ok, so YES we are using almond butter instead of peanut butter (because peanuts tend to be high mold carriers and almonds provide better fat and nutrition than peanuts ). Peanuts are not good for those with Candida overgrowth because can’t eat mold when you’re trying to kill "mold" right?! You could also sub cashew butter, etc so long as it’s unsweetened (no sugar if you are on a Candida Detox).
Enjoy this as a breakfast, snack, pre- or post-workout drink or meal replacement.
1 cup water
1-1.5 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
2 Tbsp carob or cacao powder
1 large handful mixed leafy greens
2 large spoonsful unsweetened almond butter
2 large spoonsful virgin coconut oil
2 scoops COLLATRIM PLUS powder (available through my ONLINE STORE at wholesale)
1 handful unsweetened shredded coconut
2-3 pitted dates (use stevia, xylitol, Swerve or monkfruit if you are on Candida Detox)
1-2 handfuls ice
Optional: 1 scoop NOW FOODS unflavored/unsweetened egg white protein powder (for extra protein)
Optional: RAW Bee pollen
Optional: 1/2 Avocado (adds creamy texture, more filling, added nutrition, healthy fats)
Optional: Banana (only if you are NOT on Candida Detox)
Add all ingredients to high-power blender or food processor and serve chilled. This was my life-saver breakfast in the 1st trimester of my pregnancy when I suddenly could NOT stomach eggs anymore. The Cacao gave me energy. The sweet was a nice, cool change that went down easy and held me over for about 3 hours.
*NOTE: COLLATRIM PLUS can be used to assist weight loss in a healthy way. It does not curb appetite or do any damage to the body like some “weight-loss” products on the market. I personally add it because the collagen is so good for our gut, skin, bones, joints & other connective tissues. My body appreciates thrives on the extra lean protein, too!
Add all ingredients into high powered blender in order shown, blend on high, serve chilled! Makes 2 medium or a little more than 1 large 32 oz smoothie.