Dessert

Chocolate Orange Muffins

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Mango Buch Smoothie’ that tastes like a mimosa!

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And now for dessert!

These Chocolate Orange Muffins actually have the taste of a chocolate orange; while still being healthy enough to eat for breakfast!

They are also:

  • plant-based
  • high in protein & fiber
  • bursting with flavor
  • sweet
  • filling

Chocolate Orange Muffins

  • Servings: 9 Muffins
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 orange (whole including skin)
  • 1/4 c raw local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c non-dairy milk or melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 c oats
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F.
    2. Spray 9 muffin holes with olive oil spray & set aside.
    3. Slice your avocado and orange into smaller pieces. img_7292-1
    4. Add all wet ingredients to a food processor. Process until everything is broken down and combined.
    5. Add in your dry ingredients. Process until everything is combined.* img_7293
    6. Distribute your batter among the 9 muffin holes. Smooth the tops with a spoon.
    7. Bake for 18 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from pan.**

    *If your food processor is too small to hold everything, after processing your wet ingredients add in your oats and process again. Then transfer everything to a mixing bowl, add in the rest of your dry ingredients and whisk. img_7284

  • I topped mine with prepared powder peanut butter. And ate them after refrigerated because I think they taste best chilled. Allow a few hours for all the flavors to settle before eating.
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Enjoy the weekend!

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Dessert

Healthier Brookies

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Cayenne Mango Smoothie’!

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But how about some Brookies!

These yummy brookies are:

  • healthier than your normal cookie
  • plant-based
  • high in protein & fiber
  • chocolatey
  • sweet
  • filling

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Healthier Brookies

  • Servings: 9 Brookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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credit: @thekellydiet

Ingredients

Base Ingredients:
  • 1 c organic oats
  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c raw, local honey
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops (46g) peanut butter protein powder (I used Orgain)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Top Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 c oats
  • 3 T organic coconut sugar (I used Now Foods)
  • 3 T cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray 9 muffin holes with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add all base ingredients to a food processor. Process until combined & distribute among your muffin tins.img_6696
  4. Add all top ingredients to your food processor. Process until combined & distribute among your muffin tins on top of your base.img_6699
  5. Bake for 18 minutes. Cool and drizzle with nut butter. Enjoy!img_6714

 

Happy Winter!

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Snack

Chickpea Pumpkin Bites

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Fit Honey Crumble’!

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Now onto some Chickpea Bites!

These yummy snacks are:

  • healthy
  • vegan
  • low in sugar
  • high in protein & fiber
  • moist
  • slightly sweet
  • filling

Chickpea Pumpkin Bites

  • Servings: 10 muffin size bites
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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Ingredients:
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1/4 c organic coconut sugar
  • non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray 10 muffin holes with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add the first 3 ingredients to a food processor. Process until chickpeas are broken down and smooth.
  4. Add the next 3 ingredients to the food processor. Process until combined.
  5. Add the next 3 ingredients to the food processor. Process until combined.
  6. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  7. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your 10 muffins holes.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Best eaten after chilled in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Happy Saturday!

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diy

Exfoliating Lavender Soap

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like these ‘Gingerbread Overnight Oats’!

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And for something a little different from the normal Kelly Diet post… we are making soap!

With only 4 items you can make natural soap for yourself or as a crafty Christmas present!

For this soap you will need:

  1. Oatmeal Soap Base
    • relieves itchy skin
    • natural acne treatment
    • reduces wrinkles
    • radiates skin
  2. Lavender Oil
    • anti-inflammatory
    • detoxifies
    • heals
    • calms
  3. Dried Lavender Flowers
    • exfoliating
  4. Soap Molds

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I love the calming effects of lavender. Adding it to a relaxing shower or bath makes it even better!

So make this soap for yourself or spread the love by sharing with others 🙂

Exfoliating Lavender Soap

  • Servings: 10 (9.2x8.9x2 in.) soap bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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  • Soap molds (I bought a 2 pack silicone soap mold- 9.2X8.9X2 in)
  • Organic Dried Lavender Flowers
  • 2 lb oatmeal soap base
  • Lavender essential oil

*I bought all my products off of Amazon Prime

Directions

  1. Cut your oatmeal soap base into squares and add to a large pot.img_6210
  2. Place your pot on the stove and bring to medium heat. Cover and wait for soap to melt completely, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once your soap is liquid add in about 30 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir.
  4. Add in 1 to 2 handfuls of dried lavender flowers and stir again. (Your flowers will float to the top.)img_6211
  5. Pour and distribute the mix into your soap molds.
  6. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until hardened throughout.
  7. Remove from molds and voila you made soap!

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Happy Holidays!

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Dessert

Gingerbread Cookies

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Cauliflower Oatmeal Bowl’!

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Now for some Christmas Cookies!

You don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in holiday cookies if you make these Gingerbread Cookies!

They are:

  • healthy
  • vegan
  • sweetened only with blackstrap molasses
  • no oils used

Gingerbread Cookies

  • Servings: 13 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

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Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 c coconut flour
  • 1 T ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c non-dairy milk
  • 2/3 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 c blackstrap molasses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat & set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add & whisk all dry ingredients.
  4. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until combined.
  5. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your silpat. Lightly press down each scoop of batter with your palm to form into a flatter cookie shape. Add a hershey kiss if desired.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on how soft or crispy you like them.) Enjoy!

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Happy Holidays!

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Breakfast · Snack

Acai Fig Breakfast Cookies

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowl’!

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Now on to another breakfast option, breakfast cookies!

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These cookies contain only 2 T of local honey. The chopped figs help in sweetening! Next time you’re using sugar try sweetening with fruit instead 🙂

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Some ingredients include…

  • Chia seeds: help with skin & aging 
  • Ground Flax: high in fiber & omega-3 but low in carbs
  • Acai powder: nutrient dense & can boost brain function

Acai Fig Breakfast Cookies

  • Servings: 6 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T ground flax
  • 1/2 T acai powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 2 T organic raw honey* or pure maple syrup

*Agave nectar has a low-glycemic index b/c it’s largely made of fructose, the single most damaging form of sugar. Opt instead to buy local, organic honey. Local beekeepers will not use dangerous factory-farming methods, & it helps maintain your local bee population 🙂

Fold ins:
  • 3 fresh figs, sliced & diced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat & set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add & whisk all dry ingredients.
  4. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until combined.
  5. Fold in your sliced figs.
  6. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your silpat. Lightly press down each scoop of batter with your palm to form into a flatter cookie shape.
  7. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Enjoy!

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Enjoy the long weekend!

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