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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Berry Immunity Smoothie for the Whole Family

As the weather continues to dip toward cooler temperatures we’re much more susceptible to colds + flu. Our #1 trick for defending + beating sickness here at Philosophie is flooding our body with superfoods. 


The kiddos love berries in their smoothie and it makes a super simple and tasty smoothie the whole family can enjoy! This berry smoothie is super yummy and ultra-nourishing, then when you add in a spoonful of Berry Bliss, you've got quite the punch of antioxidants + immunity magic!


The healing Berry Bee Honey adds a bit of sweetness and natural antibiotic properties, while the Coconut Magic brings in healthy MCT fats + adds a lovely creaminess. And with its high vitamin C levels, Berry Bliss packs in a load of antioxidants, which combat free radicals and keep our immune system cells safe. 

Serves: up to 7 


Gather This:

3 cups frozen berries

1 cup frozen banana

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

2 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

2 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

2 cups Ripple Plant-Based Milk (or any nut mylk of your choice)

1 tbsp bee pollen (inside & top)


Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour out for your family and top with a sprinkling of bee pollen. Sip and enjoy!!

 

We'd love to see your superfood concoctions! Share them with us on Instagram with #PhilosophieLove! 

Cacao Covered Roasted Almonds

These cacao covered roasted almonds are a delicious snack you can feel good about. We LOVE snacks and are always on the hunt for more fun, delicious and creative ways to snack that also nourishes the body. These almonds give just enough energy to power through the rest of the day. The combination of almonds, olive oil, salt and our energizing, protein-rich Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend make them extra delicious.


They’re super easy to make and because of the oil, they soak up a lot of the Cacao Magic flavor when they come out of the oven. 

Gather This:

1 cup almonds

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

Sprinkle of salt

Optional: drizzle of honey for added sweetness


Do This:

Roast almonds in olive oil for 10-15 min at 375℉. Once cool, toss them with Cacao Magic and finish with a drizzle with Cacao Bee Honey (for added sweetness). Store in a glass container in the fridge. ENJOY!

What are some of your go-to healthy snacks? Share with me below or tag us on social media using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #PhilosophieLove.

Gooey, Tasty Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Muffins

Don’t mind us, just cooking pumpkin-everything like it’s never going out of style! When we decided to create our limited Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend we immediately started imagining all the cozy, autumn-inspired dishes we could create. And these chocolate covered, oat-based pumpkin muffins barely didn’t even last a full day in the Jaffe house.


They’re deceptively more healthy than they look as they’re made entirely gluten-free and sweetened with real maple syrup. We topped them with dark chocolate which is said to be one of the best sources of antioxidants and can improve blood flow. Plus, they’re made with pumpkin which is actually a superfood! Enjoy these babies in the morning or as a delicious afternoon snack. Really, any time of the day because they’re just that good. 


No pumpkin muffin is complete without traditional warming spices which is why the Fall Vibes Superfood Blend is PERFECT for these treats that smell & taste just like fall. 

Gather This:

¾ cup pumpkin puree (buy it or make your own with sugar pumpkins!)

½ cup nut butter (we used almond butter)

2 large eggs 

¼ cup pure maple syrup

¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups gluten-free oats

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend

¼ tsp salt

⅓ cup dark chocolate chips 

Drizzle of Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

Preheat oven to 350℉ and line a muffin pan with liners and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, nut butter, eggs, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla until well combined. Then, stir in the dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, Fall Vibes and salt. Stir well to combine. Finish by adding in ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips into batter.

Evenly distribute the muffin batter in the liners. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top and bake for 25-30 minutes. Drizzle with Berry Bee Honey to help with immunity and add a touch of extra sweetness, if desired. ENJOY!

Immune-Boosting Pumpkin Spice Truffles

We’re huge fans of shareable desserts and snacks over here at Philosophie HQ! These little bites of fall are super tasty and delightfully nutritious as it’s loaded with my favorite autumn favorites, immunizing Berry Bee Honey and our limited-time Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend


These truffles are really easy to make and filled with super clean ingredients. We used cashews as the base which supports heart health + weight loss and dates which is a great source of antioxidants and is great for sugar balance (perfect snack or treat during the holiday season!). 


This no-bake recipe is a must if you are all about pumpkin spice desserts as much as we are!

Gather This:

1½ cup cashews

5 dates

1 tbsp Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter


Do This:

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor for 1 min then roll into tiny truffle shapes. Pop into the freezer for ½ hour or until hardened. Drizzle with Berry Bee Honey and enjoy! Keep stored in the fridge. 


We’d love to see your beautiful truffles! Share them with us on Instagram with #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Pumpkin Spice Superfood Oats Bowl

Oatmeal is my go-to brekkie most mornings because it’s easy to make and I can add all of my favorite ingredients and superfoods to make it a nutrient-dense, energizing meal. I had the honor of meeting Bob of Bob’s Red Mill up in Portland and he is just as cheerful and inspiring as he looks! I’ve been a fan of his oats and grains for YEARS so seeing how it was all created and hearing the story behind the brand from the man himself was a real treat. 


It inspired me to create this super easy oats bowl using the Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free instant oat cups. For any mamas or those on-the-go, these little cups are life-savers! I added in a healthy scoop of our limited-time Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend which instantly transformed this oat bowl into a pumpkin spice treat full of grounding adaptogens and healing superfoods. 


This oat bowl is topped with all the goods from Goji berries and golden berries to granola and bee pollen. Finish with a drizzle of beautifying Berry Bee Honey to help boost my immunity during the cold & flu season. Did you know that raw honey like that found in Berry Bee Honey has been shown to be as effective as a common cough suppressant? Combined with Berry Bliss which is loaded with camu camu, one of the world’s most potent sources of vitamin C and the sickness doesn’t stand a chance! 

Gather This:

1 Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oat cup

1 tbsp Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend

1 tsp Berry Bee Honey

Handful of Goji berries

Handful of gluten-free granola

Handful of golden berries

1 tsp bee pollen


Do This:

Cook oats as directed and mix in both the honey and Fall Vibes. Top with berries, granola and bee pollen then finish with a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey. ENJOY!

 

What are some of your go-to superfood oats dishes? Share yours with us on Instagram by tagging #PhilosophieSupefoods!

Creamy Guilt-free Chocolate Pudding

Starting the week off sweet with this vegan, paleo, and gluten-free take on traditional chocolate pudding. It’s super light, extra sweet and amazing for your health! The creamy, "peanut butter chocolate meets coconut" treat features the healing powers of our energizing Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend and our nourishing Coconut Magic Coconut Butter


We added some of our Green Bee Honey along with some other magically potent superfoods, including ashwagandha (an exotic herb that naturally boosts physical energy, stamina, and endurance), Chaga (a wild, anti-inflammatory mushroom that slows the aging process), and pearl powder (an Eastern supplement packed with minerals, co-factors, and amino acids). Whip this mousse up for spoonfuls of goodness for the soul AND body! 

Gather This:

4 oz almond milk 

1-2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend 

3 chunks of coconut meat

3-4 dried figs or dates

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter 

½  avocado

1 tbsp powdered organic peanut butter 

1-2 tbsp coconut flakes

1 tsp ashwagandha 

½ tsp Chaga (we used Moon Juice

½ tsp pearl powder

½ tsp Himalayan pink sea salt 

1 tbsp any flavor of manuka honey (I used Green Bee!)  

1-2 drops vanilla or hazelnut extract/original stevia  


Do This:

Blend + top with fresh fruit, strawberries, goji berries, granola, and coconut flakes! 

 

What’s your favorite way to make a decadent dessert healthy and nourishing? Share with us in the comments below or tag your creations with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!