New Year’s Day has come and gone and I’m checking in on all of you who decided to eat clean this month. Maybe you didn’t start yesterday because of all the New Year’s Day snacks and that’s okay! Start whenever you want. My poor husband wandered around the kitchen yesterday like a lost puppy. ‘Can I help you?’ I asked. ‘This is going to be a long thirty days. It’s not sustainable’, he said. ‘What do you mean not sustainable? It’s just eating real food?’ ‘Yes, but I can’t have my chips, and you just dumped my Coke Zero down the sink. I’m ready to watch my New Year’s Day football and there are no snacks.’ ‘I have carrot sticks for you.’ ‘I’m going to the store’, he said. ‘What are you going to buy?’ ‘I’m going to see if they make clean microwave popcorn.’ I laughed out loud. ‘They don’t, but if you can find non-GMO corn we can air-pop some and melt a little of our grass-fed butter on top.’ He was right, there wasn’t much to snack on. I’ve been sick the past few days with the flu so I haven’t been to the grocery store. About twenty minutes goes by and he walks in the door carrying two bags. ‘I bet you are curious what I bought?’ ‘Will I be taking anything back?’ I asked. ‘You’d be proud of me,’ he said with a smile. And yes, I was proud of him. He bought organic lettuce, grapes, apples, bananas, Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn seeds that are certified non-GMO, Dave’s Killer bread (he’s not celiac and it’s eating clean compliant), 100% fresh squeezed orange juice, tomatoes, avocados and free-range eggs. Maybe I’ll get him to stay on for thirty days after all and hopefully convert him to this lifestyle. I have an Eating Clean in 2015 Pinterest Board if you’d like to follow, which has lots of clean eating recipes and tips or if you are interested in following along on the blog just sign up under the subscribe area (right-side on computer, bottom of the screen on your cell phone).

I know I can’t do thirty days of eating eggs for breakfast, so I created grain-free triple-berry muffins. They are moist, contain no sugar, and best of all taste good. One of my favorite grain-free recipes are my apple-pie muffins, which are eating clean qualified.

Grain-free Triple-berry Muffins
Moist grain-free Triple Berry Muffins

 

Here are a few blogs you should check out that will help you with your journey of eating clean. There are a lot of good recipes to be found!

  1. The Gracious Pantry
  2. Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
  3. The Lean Clean Eating Machine

I find that reading labels really opened my eyes to what I was eating. I’ve always read labels because of my food allergy but never really paid attention to all the sugar, preservatives and dyes, contained in the foods I was putting in my body. No wonder we’ve seen such a huge increase in cancer and other diseases. So even if it’s difficult for you to jump 100% in to eating clean or whole 30, making baby steps in that direction is still worth it. JK Gourmet makes a really nice ultra-fine almond flour.

 

Grain-free Triple Berry Muffins


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Serves 10
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 18 minutes
Total time
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33 minutes
Dietary Gluten-free, Paleo
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
These deliciously moist grain-free triple berry muffins are perfect if you are on a paleo or clean diet. One bite and they will become a morning favorite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Meal (ultra-fine)
  • 1/2 Large Apple (or 1/2 cup organic applesauce)
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup (pure)
  • 1/3 cup Avocado Oil (or coconut oil melted)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla (pure)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda (aluminum-free)
  • 1/3 cup Frozen Organic Blueberries (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Frozen Organic Raspberries (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Frozen Organic Blackberries (chopped)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2
Cut the apple into smaller chunks and place in high powered blender. Add maple syrup, oil of choice, and vanilla to the blender. Blend on high until apple is pulverized.
Step 3
Place blender contents into a mixing bowl and add almond meal and baking soda. Blend until fully combined.
Step 4
Chop berries and add to muffin batter. Blend gently with a spatula until berries are evenly distributed throughout batter.
Step 5
Spray a 12 muffin size tin with non-stick spray and place 1/3 cup of batter in each muffin cup. This will fill approximately 10 cups.
Step 6
Bake for 16-18 minutes or until muffin is done in the center.

 

 

 

2 comments on “Grain-free Triple-Berry Muffins”

  1. Hi Laurie! I absolutely love your recipes! I met you on the plane in Denver and said I would visit your site and I’m glad I did . You have given me new healthy recipes to try and hopefully a more lean body. It was so nice meeting you, good luck with the family and God Bless!
    Charlene

    • Hi Charlene (Charlie if I remember ;), I’m so glad you found my site! I try to post something new about twice a week, so I hope you enjoy the recipes. It is so nice to hear from you!

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