We are always balancing.
- Listening to our guts vs. asking for opinions
- Exercising vs. getting more rest
- Working hard vs. playing
- Trusting things will work out (faith) vs. working hard to make things better
- Striving to improve vs. being happy and grateful for who we are
- Living in the moment vs. preparing for the future
We haven't found a way to avoid the tightrope. But it has been helpful to realize that we're on one. Constantly. There is always a trade-off.
Unfortunately with food, the trade-off often feels like this: doing what's good for us vs. tasting good to us. There's a reason why people study the "bliss point" (to sell more, not to make us healthier).
Nat and I are always wondering about ways to diminish that gap. This recipe is an attempt to blur the line - a sweet breakfast or snack muffin, but without an excess of sugars that'll cause a crash later.
These are also the muffins that we're taking with us on vacation! We didn't plan it this way, but it's been exactly a year since we started the blog (first post here). We're taking a short break while we travel, but are excited to return with some new recipes and tips. Thanks to all who've supported us this far!
Makes 12 muffins
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3 large pastured eggs
- 1/2 cup creamy almond butter, unsalted
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 heaping cup shredded coconut
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (skip if using salted almond butter)
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 small lemon, juiced & zested
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Mash bananas in a bowl.
- Add in all other ingredients (except for berries) and mix well.
- Mix in berries.
- Line a muffin tin with baking cups.
- Distribute mixture evenly among muffin tin.
- Bake for about 35 minutes, until muffins are golden brown.
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