I’ll let you in on a little secret..

I’m going to share a little secret with you. I love sweets. That’s it, I said it. 

Ten years ago when I realized I had celiac disease and needed to cut gluten completely out of my diet, I quickly went to work figuring  out how to get around the system and began filling my pantry with GF cookies and cakes. Nine years later I still suffered with joint pain, fatigue and all the other issues associated with a not so clean eating lifestyle. Nine years. I continued to play with my health. 

One day I woke up and said, no more. So I ventured out to unchartered (for me, but thankfully not others) territory. I consumed books and google searches to find answers. That’s when I discovered the Paleo lifestyle, and I dove in head first and went ? all in. 493 days, and I’m not looking back. I feel so much healthier, so alive and honestly just happy that I took control. 

I still like sweets, but I love feeling healthy. 

Each day I have a choice as to how to meet dietary goals. Protein, veggies and fruit are top priority. BUT I definitely welcome a good muffin on occasion. Let me share one of the best recipes (there are many variations to fruit/nuts that can be used in this recipe).  This paleo recipe stands out because it calls for all natural ingredients which doesn’t result in more cravings or bloat. Now there are calories involved, so be sensible with portions ?

Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

Preheat oven to 350

2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup coconut flour 

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda 

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 eggs

1/2cup coconut milk

1/2 cup maple syrup 

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 

2 mashed bananas

1/2 cup pecans 

Mix dry ingredients, then add liquids. Mix well (using mixer makes for fluffier muffins). Add bananas and pecans, stir well. 

Place in 12 lined muffin tins, or two small (greased) loaf pans.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. ENJOY!