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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Cacao Chamomile Elixir

What we love most about supportive + grounding superfood blends is their versatility whether you want to make a delicious latte with your morning coffee or an evening elixir as you get ready for sleep, superfoods are available to balance your mood, support your energy, or ease any pent-up tension. 


This elixir uses chamomile powder which you can make by gathering dried ORGANIC chamomile flowers and blend until a fine powder forms. It’s so important to use organic herbs so you can get the full benefits and not mess with anything that’s unnatural for the body. Chamomile has been shown to help improve the quality of your sleep, promote digestive health, and support immune health. Combined with the mood-enhancing and antioxidant-rich Cacao Magic, this is an elixir perfect for any time you need a little extra grounding. 


Thank you to our girl Heather (@iamheatherdawn) for creating this yummy latte!   

Gather This:

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 cup milk of choice (ie oat, almond, coconut)

1 tbsp coconut cream

1 tbsp Cosmic Elixir or collagen of choice

½ tsp chamomile powder

8-12 oz. brewed coffee (optional)


Do This:

If you’re making a latte, brew your coffee.

Steam milk.

Mix together all other ingredients either in a blender or with a handheld frother until well blended.

**For chamomile powder: Gather dried ORGANIC chamomile flowers and blend until a fine powder forms.

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Cosmic Mint Chocolate Pudding

Don’t let yourself miss out on the pleasures of life. So, if you want the chocolate then eat the chocolate! For an easy-to-make, delicious cacao chocolate treat, whip up this super yummy and mood-balancing cosmic mint chocolate pudding. 


This pudding is full of protein, nutrients and healthy fats from the avocado, coconut cream, and our superfood blends. It receives its delicious chocolatey flavor from the raw cacao powder in the Cacao Magic (which is made by grinding cacao beans into a paste and then removing the oils to create a fine powder). We’ve also added Cosmic Elixir, which is a blend of grounding adaptogens and beautifying collagen with no added sugar. 


Add fresh mint leaves for an extra pop of flavor and a bit of monk fruit for an extra touch of sweetness. Mamas, your kiddos will love!

Gather This:

½ cup milk

5.4 fl oz coconut cream

½ avocado

2 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tsp Cosmic Elixir

A few mint leaves

1 tsp cinnamon

Dash of sea salt

Handful of cacao nibs 

1 tsp monk fruit 


Do This:

Combine all ingredients in the food processor or high-speed blender. Let sit for 30 minutes in fridge or overnight until the pudding has thickened. Stir and enjoy!

 

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Green Elvis Smoothie

We created our 7-day green smoothie challenge to bring more fun and joy into treating your body to organic fruits, veggies and superfoods a day. You can also use this as a chance to do a full-body spring cleanse - read inspo here or here! This season is all about fresh starts and reinvigorating your daily rituals with fury energy and feeling inspired by life.


Why green smoothies? This blended drink of fruits and dark leafy greens gives us energy, an answer to a quick healthy meal, and transforms our bodies from the inside out. An easy way to get even more out of your daily green smoothie is by adding protein + superfood blends like Philosophie Green Dream, which is our most detoxifying and protein-rich blend. 


Thank you to Amy from our Philosophie family for creating this magical green smoothie! 

Gather This:

1 cup almond milk or coconut water

1 spoonful Cacao Magic

1 spoonful of Green Dream

2 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter

1 banana

Handful of spinach

Add ice to the thickness and consistency you like


Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blend and blend! Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!


What’s your favorite green smoothie? Create yours and tag us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Green Dream Chickpea Hummus Dip

Ramp up your snack game with this ultra-nourishing, super satisfying homemade hummus! It’s just as easy as making a smoothie and only requires a handful of ingredients to create a creamy dip—perfect for pairing with pita bread, wholesome chips, cucumbers or baby carrots!


We made this hummus even better by adding our Green Dream superfood blend which is packed with essential minerals and yummy fats and plant-based protein. You can easily make any food a superfood by adding your favorite Philosophie superfood blends to dips, spreads, sauces and more outside of your lattes and smoothies!

Gather This: 

1 can cooked chickpeas (drained)

1⁄3 cup plain greek yogurt

1 tablespoon Green Dream

1 teaspoon dried dill 

1 teaspoon dried parsley 

1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt

fresh parsley or dill (for garnish) 


Do This: 

Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh parsley and dill (we also added some bee pollen for fun and texture!) Enjoy with pita bread, veggies, or your favorite wholesome crackers! 

 

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Acai + Banana Green Superfood Smoothie

So this superfood smoothie bowl might not look green, but it’s made with our detoxifying and protein-rich Green Dream superfood blend which is PACKED with superfoods such as spirulina, maca, hemp seeds and more!


Incorporating greens and superfoods whenever you can, even when you can’t get a workout in, can really keep you looking and feeling amazing! Between the açai, the berries, banana and the Green Dream...I think we had our bases covered! 


Tip: Use a blender that has a tamper so you can mix the frozen ingredients with the almond milk while the blender is running. It might seem like more liquid needs to be added but if you keep mixing you’ll see everything start to blend and you will get a perfect consistency! 


Recipe created by our Philosophie Babe, America (@americaskitchen) Go give her a follow!


Gather This:

BASE

1 cup frozen berries

1 frozen banana

1 heaping tbsp Green Dream

1 acai packet

½ cup almond milk

¼ cup water (only use if the base needs more liquid to blend better)

TOPPINGS

Banana

Chia seeds

Hemp seeds

Coconut flakes

Blueberries

Granola 


Do This:

Blend all of the base ingredients and slowly add in the liquid until desired consistency is reached. Top with toppings and enjoy! 

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Paleo-Friendly Berry Bliss Beet Hummus

We love beets around here at Philosophie. They are packed with nutrients and have a rich, earthy flavor that is so satisfying. There are so many ways to enjoy beets, from raw and sliced to roasted whole, but one of our favorite ways to have them is beet hummus. When roasted, beets become subtly sweet and tender, making them an excellent paleo-friendly substitution for garbanzo beans in hummus recipes. 


I usually make my own fresh beet hummus at home using the recipe below, but when I’m short on time (I know all you mommies out there feel me on this one), I’ll just snag the Trader Joe’s brand beet hummus and mix in some Berry Bliss making it oh so tasty.

Gather This:

¾ pounds of beets

3 tablespoons of sesame tahini

1 large clove of garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of olive oil, plus more for garnish

1 teaspoon of cumin

½ teaspoon of sea salt

1 tablespoon Berry Bliss 

Cest of one lemon


Do This: 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap each beet in aluminum foil and roast in a heated oven for about one hour or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove beets from oven and allow to cool before peeling and cutting into cubes. 


Add the peeled, cubed beets to a food processor along with all of the other ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.


Transfer the beet hummus to a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil, and IN JOY!

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