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Challenge Compliant Blueberry Chia Coconut Applesauce Breakfast Muffins Oh My from the Nourished In 30

Blueberry Chia Coconut Applesauce Breakfast Muffins Oh My!! 

Challenge Compliant Blueberry Chia Coconut Applesauce Breakfast Muffins Oh My I Nourished In 30 I Paleo Vegeo
I am on day two of the challenge and really needed something carb-like for some reason. To the rescue with the Nutiva Coconut Flour, which is now available at Costco. I will tell you it was worth going there on Sunday and the madhouse that it is in order to get my coconut flour. These muffins were so delicious. I know that a lot of folks have a fear of cooking with coconut flour because it can be very dry, but adding in the applesauce instead of honey was the right trick to keep the moisture. I may try this again at a different temperature and see if they come out any different.

When I do I’ll make sure to update this post. 

Blueberry Chia Coconut Applesauce Breakfast Muffins (modified from Nutiva’s Coconut Flour bag)

Ingredients:
3/4 Cup Nutiva Organic Coconut flour 

1/4 Cup Sunfood Sacha Inchi Protein Flour (Can sub all coconut flour)
1/2 Tsp Himalayan Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Unsweetened Organic Applesauce
3/4 cup Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk 
5 Jumbo Pastured Eggs (or 6 Large)
4 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
4 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (corn-free) 
4 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Cup Organic Fresh Blueberries
Barbara Christensen I Challenge Compliant Blueberry Chia Coconut Applesauce Breakfast Muffins Oh My I Nourished In 30 I Paleo Vegeo RecipeDirections: 
1. Preheat over to 350 degrees 
2. Mix the two flours, add in salt and baking soda
3. Add in applesauce, chia seeds, coconut milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract and mix well. At this point it will a little bit like a bread dough. 
4. Mix in eggs and blend well. With Pastured eggs your batter will now look very yellow, which is awesome. 
5. Blend in your fresh blueberries. 
6. I filled 12 parchment baking cups with the mixture and baked for 35 minutes until cooked through. Remove from the baking tray when you pull out of the oven to keep the muffins from continuing to bake.
7. Cool and enjoy!

These were very moist, and I really could have devoured quite a few but I kept myself to just one knowing that I can have another tomorrow. 

A Missed Miscarriage and the Emotions it Brings

A Missed Miscarriage

Barbara Christensen I Paleo Vegetarian I Paleo Vegeo I Suffering A Missed Miscarriage

This is not the way I had wanted to start the new year. I had hoped to continue to have morning sickness, back pain, hormonal influx, mood swings, you know… all of the good things that you get before you can hold that amazing little person in your arms. Instead I’ll be going into the doctor after having what I believe was a missed miscarriage. A missed miscarriage is when embryonic death has occurred but there is not any expulsion of the embryo. It is not known why this occurs. Signs of this would be a loss of pregnancy symptoms and the absence of fetal heart tones found on an ultrasound.

I had all of the symptoms of being pregnant. The implantation cramps, the “lightening crotch” and of course the morning sickness had started. Even had the “faint” second line on the pregnancy test. But then it all went away. I have had many months of peeing on sticks with the BFN, but this of course is different and it’s heart breaking. I thought I was okay with it, but this morning it hit!!

Emotions Flowing 

Barbara Christensen I Paleo Vegetarian I Paleo Vegeo I Power Shake Whole 30
This morning I have started my new challenge groups which meant starting P90X3 first thing this morning. It honestly took me an hour to go through a 30 minute workout. I was dealing with stuff that was stuck trying to escape. Then I hit the shower… emotions overflow!! I found myself just bawling in the shower. I realized that this Whole 30 / Virgin Diet / P90X3 change is the start of a renewal. Almost a rebirth in more ways than one. I slathered on the clary sage and geranium for emotional healing, and of course for healing internally the frankincense and basil. I will make it through this, and be stronger for it. I had my power shake, and I’m ready to do this. Going forward into a new day. Women over the age of 45 can have up to a 50% chance of miscarriage, sad but it’s the reality of where we are. Feeling really crampy today, and drinking my shake and just going through the motions. Trying to not make any rash decisions in my moment of emotional madness.

And you know what I mean?? Emotions where you want to quit… but I can’t quit, it’s not in my nature. <3 life, and going to keep going for it!