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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Honey Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Honey Salsa

Is there anything that says summer BBQ like watermelon salsa? With sweet watermelon, fresh veggies, lime juice and our raw superfood honey, this salsa is a total crowd-pleaser. Watermelon salsa is refreshing; it can be served as a side to any summer meal or as an appetizer.


Watermelon is made of over 90% water, so it’s seriously going to quench your thirst. Watermelon is also great for soothing sore muscles. Paired with the Vitamin C of Berry Bee Honey, this app is actually great for immunity during the changing seasons. 


On top of being simply divine & tasty, this salsa is also abundant in antioxidants, probiotics, and omega-3s...which means that summer dreams should definitely be made of watermelon. 

Watermelon Summer Salsa Recipe

Gather This:

Watermelon

Mango

Onion

Cucumber

Cilantro

Lime (for juice)

Berry Bee Honey

Salt + Pepper


Do This:

Cut and Slice the watermelon. You will need about 2 generous sized cups of small cubed pieces. Think small, so you can fit on a chip!

Set watermelon aside, as it sits, natural juices will pool at the bottom of the bowl. Before mixing with other ingredients, drain juices.

Chop mango, onion, and cucumber into small pieces

Cut and chop cilantro, we used about ½ cup (add more or less to your liking)

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

Juice from 1 small lime (about 2 tbsp)

Pinch of salt & pepper

Mix all ingredients into a bowl and still. Chill in the refrigerator and serve with chips - ENJOY!

Honey Watermelon Salsa

 

I would love to see your beautiful watermelon salsa this summer! Share them with us on Instagram by tagging @philosophielove!
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Cacao Crunch Smoothie

Cacao Chocolate Smoothie

Summer is for smoothies and we’re crushing on this cacao crunch chocolate smoothie! This is perfect for when you are craving something chocolatey but don’t want to go through a sugar spike.


The luscious chocolatey flavor comes from our Cacao Magic Superfood Blend, which is also naturally energy-boosting. This smoothie also has goji berries for immune system support, banana, walnuts, cinnamon and dates.


Thank you to Grace Groccia of @bewell__bygrace for this tasty summer smoothie!

Cacao Superfood + Protein Smoothie

Gather This: 

1 frozen banana

Handful of walnuts

1 tbsp goji berries

2 scoops of Cacao Magic

1 cup cashew milk (or any nut milk)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 dates (optional)


Do This:

Mix everything in the blender and enjoy! Top with almond butter, coconut flakes or anything of your choosing!

Cacao Smoothie

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Cacao Magic Chocolate Covered Bananas

Chocolate Covered Bananas

Looking for a delightful sunny afternoon snack? These chocolate covered bananas feature a nutrient-packed fruit paired perfectly with chocolate!

We amped up the healthiness factor on this carnival staple by incorporating Cacao MagicCacao Bee Honey, coconut oil, and wholesome toppings so that it’s A M A Z I N G L Y delicious + G U I L T - F R E E!

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

Gather This:

1/4 cup Cacao Magic Superfood Blend
2 tablespoon Cacao Bee Honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 frozen bananas, halved
goji berries, bee pollen, cacao nibs, chopped nuts (toppings)

     

    Do This:

    Melt the coconut oil and evenly mix in the Cacao Bee and Cacao Magic powder. Drizzle the chocolate mixture on the frozen bananas (on sticks if you like!) and add your favorite toppings! 

    Chocolate Covered Bananas
    Chocolate Bananas
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    Coffee Cacao Shake

    coffee cacao shake

    If you’re a fan of coffee, chocolate and peanut butter then this recipe is for you! Made with oats, banana, coffee, peanut butter, and our superfood blend, Cacao Magic - it’s a healthy indulgence to get your day started right. Raw cacao is one of the most abundant antioxidants in the WORLD and will give you amazing energy and mental clarity. 


    Whip up this dreamy, dairy-free smoothie as a nutrient-dense breakfast or post-workout snack when you want to boost your energy levels, without any jitters. Plus, the low acid levels ensure no tummy troubles whatsoever. This high-vibrational coffee shake seriously helps make the most of your day.

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    Gather This:

    ⅓ cup soaked rolled oats (oats + filtered water)

    1 frozen banana

    1-2 cup chilled coffee

    1 scoop Cosmic Elixir Collagen + Adaptogen Blend (optional)

    1 scoop Cacao Magic

    2 tbsp peanut butter

    Ice cubes (to make it thick + creamy)


    Do This:

    Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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    Superfood Veggie Skewers

    superfood veggie skewers

    If you’re looking for an alternative way get your daily dose of greens, then these skewers are totally for you. There’s just nothing quite like biting into tender, juicy, and slightly caramelized veggies that have been kissed by a grill…so bring on the BBQ!

    This dish is super easy to prepare and ready to eat in minutes! You can cook these kabobs in advance, chill them, and arrange them on a platter for later, or pop them into your mouth right off the grill. Regardless, they will still taste amazing!

    And the best part is, these skewers are not only rich in color, but they are rich in nutrients too. Vegetables are naturally loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, but our Green Bee glaze, powered by mesquite, maca and manuka honey, totally sweetens the deal.

     

    Gather This:

    Your choice of vegetables, cut into 1 inch pieces
    2 tablespoons Green Bee Honey
    2 tablespoons Liquid Aminos, Coconut Nectar, GF Tamari, or Soy Sauce
    2 cloves of garlic, chopped
    1 tablespoon water
    1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

     

      Do This:

      1. Whisk together all of your wet ingredients and season to taste. Add a little extra honey to sweeten the deal. If you’d like a thicker glaze, pour the mixture into a small pot and let it reduce over medium-high heat.

      2. Season your veggies as you wish, brush them with the glaze and set them on the grill. Flip your skewers after a few minutes or so, and add more glaze if you’d like. You can also reserve your glaze to pour on top of veggies once they’re finished cooking!

      *  double or triple your wet ingredients for a larger glaze portion.

       

       

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      Vanilla Collagen & Honey Oat Bowl

      Vanilla Collagen & Honey Oat Bowl

      Stepping up your oats game is so much easier than it sounds. This nourishing oat bowl is made with oatmeal, yogurt, chia + hemp seeds, and our Cosmic Elixir Collagen + Adaptogen Blend. This oat breakfast bowl is super sweet and just what you need to make your mornings better.


      Cosmic Elixir is infused with adaptogens to help balance hormones/mood and also has vanilla and collagen in it to keep you glowing all day long. 


      Top your bowl with dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and a drizzle of superfood honey to finish. Let us know what you think after you make this oatmeal full of sweet goodness!


      Thank you to Taylor @taylorheinrich for this yummy oat bowl recipe!

      Gather This:

      1 cup organic oatmeal

      2 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

      1 tbsp raw superfood honey stirred into the oatmeal for sweetness + more for topping

      1 tsp chia + hemp seeds

      ¼ cup coconut yogurt for topping

      Topped with: chopped up dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and honey to finish


      Do This:

      Pre-make the oatmeal as usual in a pot with water.

      Mix the oats, honey, and Cosmic Elixir until well combined. Add in the chia + hemp seeds until well mixed. Place in a bowl and top with dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and a drizzle of honey. ENJOY!

       

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