NOURISHING NELLI | CULINARY MEDICINE | MUFFINS
You guys and gals are going to be beside yourself with this new mix-a-roo!
Treat yourself to some of the most delicious and nutritious muffins I’ve mixed up yet. The combination of healthy fats, fiber, and adaptogens are a winning trio for aligning your hormonal patterns. Anything you can do to help your body achieve natural homeostasis is top-trend here at Nourishing Nelli and these do a fine job at doing so! Let’s cover the basics below.
The star ingredients GHEE and MACA are two of my most “go-to” nutrients when it comes to healing and maintaining healthy hormones.
Ghee is a form of clarified butter that produces a byproduct called butyric acid in the body. This aids your gut health by increasing its “shield” to outside invaders. It’s dairy-free due to the processing of how it’s extracted, being a a huge hug to your tummy! Your gut is in charge of sending the signals to the hypothalamus and other organs to create needed hormones. So anything we can do to boost gut health is a go!
Maca is the next star in the recipe! Maca is a root vegetable that has a nutty and malty taste. It’s been used since ancient times as a natural remedy for hormonal balance. Maca falls under the “adaptogen” umbrella of nutrients which literally means to help your body better “ADAPT” to environmental stressors. Maca also helps to improve energy levels, endurance, mental clarity, boosts sex drive, and relieves symptoms of PMS. It’s full of amino aids, B vitamins, iron and potassium which are all crucial in regulating weight, sleep, and mental clarity. For the small amount you need to use it provides a huge array of benefits!
Along with these nutrient superstars, I used a blend of grain-free flours and collagen to give you one more extra boost! Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is found in bones, joints, ligaments, connective tissue, and cartilage. It makes up about 30% of the protein in the body, and our bodies start to naturally decline it’s production with age. Supplementing with a quality source of collagen will aid connective tissue and joint health, as well as strengthen the gut lining.
The total recipe comes together in quickly and only takes 10 minutes in the oven! I hope you enjoy them, knowing they’re as nutritious as they are delicious!
hormonal balancing, indlugent-free muffin
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup (25g) collagen peptides
- 3/4 cup (75g) almond flour
- 1 tbsp monkfruit
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Mix the wet in one bowl
Mix the dry in another
Combine wet and dry
Spoon 2 tbsp into coconut oiled silicone muffin molds
Bake at 300 for 10 minutes
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