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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Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Philosophie Cacao Magic Superfood Blend

These gluten-free Cacao Magic Walnut Brownies are Philosophie favorite! They’re perfect for kids’ parties, potlucks, or if you want to win over your office with a guilt-free treat that tastes like heaven, you’ll definitely want to bookmark this recipe.

To make these brownies, take a traditional brownie recipe and swap out butter with coconut oil, refined white flour with almond flour, and refined sugar with maple syrup & Cacao Bee Honey. Coconut oil has natural saturated fats that increase the levels of good cholesterol and promote a healthy heart (you can also add it to smoothies). Almond flour is a great flour alternative since it’s gluten-free, low in carbs, and high in both protein and fiber. Plus, nixing refined sugars and going with Mother Nature’s sweeteners – especially when they’re supercharged with superfoods – is always a good call.

Philosophie Cacao Magic Brownies Blend

When you add in the eggs, brain-boosting walnuts, and Cacao Magic (which contains an assortment of potent superfoods like reishi and maca), you’ll bake up ultra energizing, nourishing brownies that are full of vitamins, minerals, and protein!

Dark Chocolate Superfood Walnut Brownies

Gather This:

5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
½ cup Cacao Bee Honey
2 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup Cacao Magic Superfood Blend
3 large eggs
1 ½ cup almond flour
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup dark chocolate chips
½ tsp baking soda
    Chocolate Walnut Brownies

    Do This:

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8" square pan or 9" round pan (either should be at least 2" deep). In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, salt, honey, maple syrup, chocolate chips, vanilla, Cacao Magic, walnuts, and eggs. Stir in the almond flour and baking soda. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it to the edges.

    Bake the brownies for 30 minutes until the top is set and a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (or nearly so, with perhaps a few wet crumbs or a tiny touch of chocolate at the tip of the tester). Remove the brownies from the oven and cool them for about 15 minutes before cutting. Once the brownies are cool, cover them tightly with plastic. Store at room temperature for several days or freeze for longer storage. 
      Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies

       

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      Savory & Simple Green Asparagus Soup

      Simple & Savory Green Asparagus Soup

      Feeling an urge to cleanse and detox? This calls for lots of yummy, healing smoothies, soups and salads to reset from the inside out! This vibrant Green Dream asparagus soup is super healing for the body and provides a ton of nutrients to power you through the day well into the evening.


      Asparagus is a beautiful and simple veggie to incorporate into your soups because it’s low in calories and packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also a great source of fiber, promoting strong digestive health. It’s affordable, easy to prepare and a yummy, high-vibe addition to any dish!

      Asparagus for Green Dream Asparagus Soup

      Gather This:

      ¼ almonds

      Bunch of asparaguses (cut in thirds)

      2 cloves garlic

      Handful of parsley

      1 tbsp Green Dream

      2 cups bone broth


      Do This:

      You can use a food processor, but we used a high-speed blender which worked just as well! Heat bone broth on the stove then pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth.

      Green Savory Asparagus Soup

       

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      Easy Peasy Chocolate Protein Pancakes + Waffles

      Chocolate Cacao Superfood Protein Waffles

      Host brunch at home with these simple-to-make, protein-packed, nutritionally dense chocolate superfood pancakes and waffles! They have an oh-so-yummy flavor fusion of cinnamon and vanilla, not to mention a burst of vitamins and minerals from our superfood and protein blends. In the pancakes, the vanilla especially helps to balance out the Green Dream and leafy greens, which add a boost of chlorophyll for radiant skin and hair.

      For these, I like to use any gluten-free batter mix (Trader Joe’s has a wonderful one!), but Birch Blenders also offers an array of delicious mixes, if you don’t need to eat gluten-free. I also love swapping whatever oil the batter box calls for with Thrive Algae Oil (a tablespoon has the same amount of healthy fat as one whole avocado!) or the fabulously versatile coconut oil.

      Be sure to freeze the waffles if you have extra–they make for a wholesome, anytime-of-day snack or dessert and are definitely one-of-a-kind. You won’t be finding any superfood-charged waffles at the grocery store. ;)

      Philosophie Superfood Protein Waffles

      Gather This:

      For the Pancakes:

      • your favorite gluten-free or paleo pancake mix (and ingredients it requires)
      • 1 tablespoon Green Dream Superfood Blend
      • 1 small handful greens
      • a dash of cinnamon
      • a dash of vanilla extract
      • slivered almonds (topping)
      • maple syrup or Berry Bee Honey (topping)

      For the Waffles:

      • your favorite gluten-free or paleo waffle mix (and ingredients it requires)
      • Thrive Algae Oil or coconut oil (to use as an ingredient in the mix)
      • 2 tablespoons Cacao Magic Superfood Blend
      • a dash of cinnamon
      • a dash of vanilla extract
      • a sprinkling of bee pollen not an animal protect-B vitamins, like B-12 (topping)
      • Cacao Bee Honey (topping)

      Do This:

      Follow the instructions on the pancake or waffle mix you’re using, and use a blender to whip all of the ingredients together (this is especially important for the pancakes since you’ll want to liquify the leafy greens!). Cook the batter on a skillet or in the waffle iron to create your pancakes and/or waffles. Once they’re done, sprinkle with your favorite toppings (bee pollen is wonderful for the waffles and is loaded with vitamin B-12, an essential nutrient for your brain, blood, + nervous system!) + ENJOY!

      Easy Peasy Superfood Protein Chocolate Waffles

       

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      Superfood Dirty Chai Latte

      Superfood Dirty Chai Vegan Latte

      Make this warming, cinnamon-spiced heart-opening latte at home with a few simple ingredients and superfoods. A dirty chai latte is a chai latte but with coffee or espresso added. You can also make this recipe just a chai latte by foregoing the coffee - listen to your intuition!


      A dirty chai latte is a spicy, creamy latte perfect for a cold day and during a season of heart-opening and inner healing work. When combining the spiced chai tea with our limited edition cinnamon-spiced cacao superfood blend, Ancient Aztec you have a delicious latte to enjoy.

      Dirty Chai Vegan Superfood Latte

      Gather This:

      Pour over coffee or espresso

      Nut milk of your choice (steamed)

      Chai tea (store bought bags work perfectly!)

      1 large heaping spoonful of Ancient Aztec

      1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey (optional)


      Do This:

      Create your coffee or espresso as normal and brew chai tea. Combine both in a blender then add steamed milk and Ancient Aztec. Pour into a mug, sip and enjoy!

      Superfood Dirty Chai Latte

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      Vegan, Raw & Gluten-Free Autumn Soup

      Vegan Raw Autumn Soup

      This is a beautiful creamy carrot-ginger soup with a vibrant lime flavor. We've added Philosophie Green Dream for extra superfoods, nutrients and protein. Gently warm it up as the cold months approach us. Don’t heat too much or too long so the enzymes stay alive and well! 

      This simple, savory soup is one of our favorite recipes for brightening up cold days. Creamy & refreshing, it's a satisfying, cozy comfort meal.

      Raw, Gluten Free Autumn Carrot Ginger Soup

      Gather This:

      3 cup carrot juice (fun tip: did you know carrots are in the parsley family!?)
      1 small, ripe avocado
      ¼ cup coconut meat (or use coconut butter if you don’t have coconuts on hand)
      ¼ cup lime Juice
      1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood Blend
      2 tbsp agave
      1 tbsp minced ginger
      ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
      ¼ tsp sea salt
      1 tbsp optional olive oil for garnish

         

        To Do:

        In a vita-mix or high-speed blender, puree all the ingredients until completely smooth. Taste for extra seasoning.
        Divide among bowls and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a few cilantro leaves in the middle.
        If you want it heated: Gently warm the soup over very low heat in the saucepan, stirring continuously for a few minutes until it’s warmed through.

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        Boo Berry Smoothie

        Boo Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

        Get ready for a chilly night out with your little trick-or-treaters with this spicy, immunity-boosting smoothie! 

        Fresh ginger is an excellent cold-buster and tummy-soother, and cayenne possesses anti-irritant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-flu properties (you can always go light on the cayenne and ginger too if you're sensitive to spiciness). The healing Berry Bee Honey adds a bit of sweetness to counterbalance the spice and has natural antibiotic properties, while the coconut butter brings in healthy MCT fats, helps take out some of the kick, and adds the 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. 

        Boo Berry Orange Smoothie

        Gather This: 

        1 cup nut milk of choice
        1/2 frozen banana
        1 tablespoon orange zest, plus juice of 1/4 orange
        1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or a one inch piece)
        1 full packet of acai (we love the Sambazon packs!)
        1/4 teaspoon cayenne
        1/2 cup to 1 cup of ice
        1 tablespoon Berry Bliss Superfood Blend 
        1 tablespoon coconut butter
        1-2 tablespoons Berry Bee Honey
          Do This:
          Blend all ingredients well until smooth + top with bee pollen! ENJOY! 
          Boo Berry Orange Antioxidant Smoothie
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