Protein Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin gets a bad rep because of all of the pumpkin pie business, but believe it or not, pumpkins are actually a superfood! There’s no reason to feel guilty about indulging in one of the healthier treats of the season! Pumpkin itself is loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and Vitamin A! So why is pumpkin pie infamous for being this season’s diet sabotage? Well, it’s all of the other stuff paired along with pumpkin in those pies and cakes! These pumpkin muffins have all of the health benefits of pumpkin by itself, plus the added superfoods and protein from Cacao Magic and egg whites, and none of the unnecessary refined sugar and unhealthy fats!

This recipe is totally gluten-free (and paleo if you omit the oatmeal topping)! We used gluten-free flour. If you don’t know which one you want to use, take a look at The Philosophie Guide to Gluten-Free Flours. Usually it works best to use a combination of a few different gluten-free flours! We used coconut, almond meal, and tapioca flour. Make sure the only ingredient in your pumpkin pureé is pumpkin. A lot of them contain added sugar or pumpkin pie flavoring, but you just want the plain stuff! We’re going to add our own unrefined sweetener later, so no need to buy it with added palm sugar! We used coconut oil in this recipe, which is AMAZING for baking! We’re totally obsessed with all things coconut oil here at Philosophie HQ, so it was the natural choice. There are so so so many health benefits of coconut oil! Read all about them here!!

Store these babies in an airtight container. Due to the paleo ingredients, they won’t last very long before they go bad (don’t worry, you’ll probably eat them all anyway before that happens!). They should last 3-5 days in the fridge, or you could freeze some of them to make them last longer!!

 

Gather This:

  • 1 cup GF Flour
  • 1 Can Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 cup Cacao Magic (or Berry Bliss for more neutral flavor)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut sugar or unrefined brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp GF rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Do This:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit and lightly grease a muffin pan with coconut oil spray (we buy this from Trader Joe’s)
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cacao magic, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, coconut oil, egg whites, pumpkin spice, sugar, and salt
  4. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients and mix until smooth
  5. In a small cup, stir together cinnamon and rolled oats
  6. Spoon batter into muffin pan, filling each cup about 2/3
  7. Sprinkle oats and cinnamon (and a little brown sugar to caramelize) on top
  8. Bake for 25 mins. Let cool. Enjoy!!

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I'm so happy to finally be able to enjoy my usual superfood smoothies, but it's been a slow journey. As I ease back into my usual morning, afternoon and evening smoothie routine this easy refreshing smoothie is a great fix.

Ginger can be a great solution for an uneasy stomach and the magic of Sun Potion + pitaya will help keep your skin glowing! I’ve added Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend for an extra immunity boost. Much needed during the rainy season.


Gather This:

1/2 frozen banana

6oz pure rose water with lemon

1 1/2 fresh dragon fruit (or 1 packet frozen pitaya)

8 strawberries

1 T Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 T Coconut Bliss Superfood Coconut Butter

1 T Sun Potion YIN POWER Tonic Herbs (20% off code Sophielove)

2 small chunks of ginger root


Do This:

Blend all ingredients and top with coconut shreds, and edible flowers. ENJOY! ❤︎


What smoothies do you whip up to get back your amazing, magical self? Share your smoothie secrets with me Facebook using #PhilosphieSuperfoods or #MakeEveryFoodASuperfood.

Green Flower Smoothie Recipe

My creative juices are in high gear at this time of year. I feel so inspired and rejuvenated at the prospect of everything I hope to accomplish and experience. With this little angel growing inside me, I’ve begun to really appreciate life’s mysteries and imperfections. There is so much beauty in the unique and natural. I love to take this creative exploration to my high-vibe Philosophie smoothies.


This smoothie is an explosion of color and creative energy that’s perfect for your little ones. I love waking up with this smoothie because it makes my mornings brighter and it's loaded with nutritional goodness like spinach, banana, and Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, which is extra high in iron.


I like to add an edible flower to some of my smoothies because it’s so pretty! Plus, their high antioxidant properties can be good for your body (just be careful where you get them and how much you eat!).


It’s time to get creative with your food! Trust me, if I put more love, play and experimental energy in the kitchen I’m end up being so much more excited to enjoy it! When I bring more love, play, and experimental energy into the kitchen, it just tastes better.


Gather This:

1 Frozen Banana

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Coconut Dream Superfood Coconut Butter

1 cup Spinach

1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen

Edible flower(s)


Do This:

In a blender, add banana, Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, spinach, collagen, and blend. Pour in a jar (optional: get creative with yogurts or leftover smoothie) and ENJOY!


How do you get creative with Philosophie smoothies? Share your favorite smoothie creations on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods

Paleo Breakfast Burrito w/ Green Dream Pesto Recipe

When I want something a little extra savory and flavorful in the morning, I turn to one of my favorite egg dishes. This breakfast burrito gives you everything you need to start your day on a spirited note. I love making these for my family before we go off on our adventures.

My own version of a pesto loaded with Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend is packed with essential minerals and yummy fats + protein. It’s such an energizing way to kick off your day!


Gather This:

1 Siete Family Grain Free Almond Flour Tortilla

2 eggs

1 tbsp Philosophie Green Dream Pesto (recipe found here!)

Salt/Pep


Do This:

Scramble eggs in a pan with 1 tsp Coconut Oil. In another pan, heat up the tortilla for 30 seconds on each  side, remove and set on a plate. Add the scrambled eggs in the middle of the tortilla and top with Green Dream Pesto.


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Cacao Magic Chia Pudding Recipe

While the kids are out of school for the holidays, I love to break out their favorite dishes to make together as a family. This almost always means something sweet and easy. Chia pudding mixed with Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend is an easy snack after our morning walks or activities loaded with superfoods and nutrients.

This chia pudding happens to be a favorite among all Jaffe family members. Both kids (which usually doesn’t happen) equally love this dish. They love helping to prepare it. We make it in an assembly line complete with mason jars so we have plenty to grab and go for the week.

 

Gather This:

¼ cup chia seeds

½ cups unsweetened homemade cashew milk or full fat canned organic coconut milk

1 tsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 tsp Vital Proteins Collagen

¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Sprinkle of cinnamon, sea salt

 

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

Purely Elizabeth Granola

Bee Pollen

Goji Berries

Shredded coconut

Do This:

Add all ingredients into a mason jar. Shake up and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour, or overnight! Top with the above optional toppings in a pretty bowl that makes you feel good!

Optional note: To make cashew milk, take 1 cup soaked cashews (soak for 1 hour) and blend with 3 cups water. Add sea salt or a pinch of cinnamon if desired.

Find the recipe for Green Dream Matcha Latte here.

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Cacao Magic Beet Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Hey loves! My stunning Philosophie Babe, Marissa Cohen, shared her smoothie recipe with me and I could not possibly be more in love with it. As an expecting mama, the metabolism and energy kick I get from this recipe are an absolute must. What’s good for me is good for baby girl! Here’s why Marissa swears by this recipe, a delicious and nourishing blend of Cacao Magic Superfood and beets.

I love this smoothie for several reasons. First of all, it looks like a shade of lipstick I used to steal from my mother and wear like a #princess. More importantly, it tastes amazing! I love incorporating grounding, hearty root vegetables into my main meals, so I figured I could give them a chance in my smoothies. It was a success! In this recipe, I used beets, which are full of fiber and nutrients. Beets cleanse the liver too, making them a great veggie to include in your breakfast. They also pair perfectly with Cacao Magic Superfood to create a rich, deep flavor. This smoothie is thick and satisfying, and it gets your metabolism and brain going first thing in the morning. I hope you love this smoothie bowl as much as I do!

 

Gather This:

1 large or two small beets (you can steam raw beets and then freeze them, or buy beets without any vinegar on them)

1/4 avocado

1/2 frozen banana

1-2 tablespoons Cacao Magic Coconut Butter

2 tablespoons Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon Cacao Bee Honey + extra for drizzling

 

Do This:

Throw the beets, avocado, banana, Cacao Magic Superfood, and cinnamon into a high-power blender and blend until smooth. Top with banana, granola (optional) and a drizzle of Cacao Bee Honey and enjoy!

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Avocado Curry Toast Recipe

Yummy, nutritious food will make you feel so good and full of that holiday cheer. I’ve been feeling inspired by Kara Elise’s TOAST cookbook. It has so many beautiful, simple toast recipes which are the BEST thing for a busy mama.

I added a Philosophie touch to this variation of an avocado toast. I explored flavor combinations and experimented with playing in the kitchen. I’ve had a interest in curry and came across Jem Organics’ Cashew Curry Tahini and fell in love. It’s made up of five organic ingredients (cashews, sesame seeds, coconut sugar, curry powder, salt) and works as a spread or drizzle. This nutty, bold taste mixed with the subtle, powerful kick of Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend is magical.

This is such an energizing and satisfying snack or breakfast meal on the go. It’s full of healthy fats and superfoods; ready to keep you moving from yoga class to holiday shopping.

Gather This:

Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese

1 avocado, sliced

¼ pea sprouts

Drizzle of Jem Organics’ Cashew Curry Tahini

A sprinkling of Everything but the Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joe’s)

½ tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

 

Do This:

Toast bread, spread on the cream cheese, top with avocado slices and a sprinkling of pea sprouts. Finish with a drizzle of curry tahini, seasoning, and Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend. Enjoy!

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