Blueberry muffin in a mug

Happy new year!

I’m sure many have eating better & healthier in their New Years resolution list.

While I wouldn’t say this muffin  is super healthy but it is delicious and a single serve dessert so you won’t be tempted to have more (unless you make more)

I’m still working out the recipe but  the first try… well second try was great. I ended up putting the first one in to long and it was hard as a rock lol


What I used:

  • 3 tablespoons of Cup4Cup gluten free multipurpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil melted ( you can use butter too)
  • 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of milk or non dairy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Blueberries fresh or frozen

What you do :

  • Coat mug with coconut oil or nonstick cooking spray
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt
  • Add yogurt & milk
  • Stir
  • In the same mug I was using I just melted the coconut oil 1/4 tsp to melt and added it to mixture so the cold milk & yogurt wouldn’t re-solidify it
  • Mix
  • Add blueberries on top or mix in
  • Add to mug

Microwave times vary

I started out with 1 1/2 minutes

Keep your eye on it and check

Add up to another minute of needed

I think mine was good at 2 minutes

Let mug cool or use oven mitts to take out of microwave

Tada you now have a personalized muffin to enjoy anytime in about 5 minutes (prep and cook)

personalized blueberry  muffin

Do you have a favorite easy dessert you make?
I received cup4cup multipurpose flour complimentary for review purposes.

Chicken sausage, bean, tomato soup

The weather is getting cooler which mean soup season!

Soup is comforting, filling, healthy. This chicken sausage, bean, & tomato soup is rich in fiber & nutritious.  The best part its quick & easy to prepare & make. Perfect for those busy days.
I was sent Muir Glen organic fire roasted tomatoes to try and I knew I wanted to make a soup. It was delicious.

soup muir glen tomoatoes

 

You can take out the meat and make this vegetarian, which I was going to do originally but saw chicken sausage and was like hmmm maybe I should add that.

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion ,diced
  • 2-3 large carrots, diced
  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 28oz Muir Glen organic fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • Chicken sausage
  • (2) 15oz  cans of white beans , drained
  • 32oz Chicken of vegetable broth
  • bay leaf
  • Italian Seasoning
  • salt & pepper

Directions

Add a little olive oil ( or oil of your choice) to a pan on medium heat.

Add garlic & onion, sautee until soft.

Add celery & carrot

Add a can of beans to blender, add a can of broth. Blend until almost smooth ( tip this is a great way to get fiber, thicken soups, & if you have kids or someone who is picky to hide something healthy from them haha)

Add blended beans to pot along with diced tomatoes, broth, seasonings, other can of (whole) beans.

Cook until veggies are soft, about 20 minutes.

Top with parmesan cheese.

+ Tip you can take out the extra can of whole beans and add pasta if you’d like. Feel free to add a little water or more broth if you want it thinner

chicken sausage bean tomato soup muir glen

I received this product for free , all opinions are my own.

 

GoodBelly Probiotic Juice #TryNatural

GoodBelly Probiotic Juice

You should know what you eat & drink has an affect on your health & how you feel.
GoodBelly goes where health matters…. your gut! Did you know that is where 70% of your immune system lives?
This juice contains live & active probiotic cultures. The exclusive probitic is, Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (LP299V) which helps improve your digestive health & keeps you regular. It is already found naturally in your intestinal system.

You have about 100 trillion microorganisms living in your gut called intestinal microflora. Some are helpful & necessary and others harmful. When the harmful microflora take over because they are off balance , that is when you might feel constipated, cramps, bloating, and feeling run down.
Probiotics help lower the guts Ph balance.

You can read more info on their website here > GoodHealth

There are a variety of flavors to choose from:

GoodBelly Juice
Tropical Green
Mango
Blueberry Acai
Pomegranate Blackberry
Cranberry Water Melon
Tropical Orange
Coconut Water

* All of these juices are vegan, non-gmo, soy & dairy free.

GoodBelly wants you to do a 12 day belly reboot. That is 3 cartons of GoodBelly juice. You have an 8 oz glass for 12 days to see if it is a good fit for you. Studies show it takes 12 days for probiotics to start doing their job in your digestive system. It will help naturally renew your digestive system, and you get to feel good afterwards. Sign up on their website GoodBelly , you will get coupons as well. If you hate it after 12 days, there is a money back guarantee … but I’m sure you will be happy… and healthy!

What I thought:
I don’t really like taking medicines in pill form because they are usually gross and big and it can be a struggle to swallow. I’m the worst at taking my vitamins for this reason. So having a variety of yummy juices is a great way to take probiotics.

The first day I poured an 8oz glass. The flavor was a bit diluted & wasn’t as sweet. Later that day I experienced some cramping.
I had an 8 oz glass for the next 3 days. I began to enjoy the flavor and I didn’t experience any bloating or cramping. Will I drink this all the time? Probably not, I eat fairly healthy but if I feel a little off and need to get back on track ,I would definitely consider buying again. I would love to try some of the other flavors.

You can find where they sell them here I found them at Whole Foods near me. At my store they are $3.79

* I received this product for free from SocialNature. All opinions are my own.