Cornmeal and Berries Muffins

Serves 10 muffins

   2 tbsp ground flaxseed
   ½ cup (125 ml) almond milk
   1½ cups (150 g) sprouted spelt flour or whole spelt flour
   1 tbsp baking powder
   ⅓ cup (55 g) cornmeal
   ½ cup (55 g) ground almonds/almond flour
   zest of 1 orange
   ½ cup (125 ml) fresh orange juice
   ⅓ cup (80 ml) melted unrefined coconut oil or olive oil
   ⅓ cup (80 ml) maple syrup
   1 tbsp vanilla extract
   ¼ tsp salt
   2 cups (280 g) blackberries (frozen berries are better)

*clears throat*
  • Coconut oil is a vegan substitute for butter and lard
  • Coconut oil is a vegan substitute for butter and lard
  • Coconut oil is a vegan substitute for butter and lard
  • Coconut oil is a vegan substitute for butter and lard
  • Coconut oil is a vegan substitute for butter and lard
  • Coconut oil is a vegan substitute for butter and lard
  • It is not a “healthy alternative to vegetable oil”
  • It is 92% saturated fat
  • 82% of these are palmitic, myristic, and lauric acids that raise LDL cholesterol considerably
  • Stop believing beauty youtubers and health blogs that are getting paid to advertise it and don’t have a clue what they’re talking about
Coconut Oil Magic

1. Shaving Cream –
My legs were in a bad way over the winter. They were itching so bad at one point I briefly considered the relief of scrubbing them down with an an SOS pad on them. I went to the interwebs to find a cure and The Pioneer Woman hooked me up. She claimed it was my shaving cream causing all the problems and suggested I use something pure and simple to shave with. So was the birth of my coconut oil shaving routine and the death of my itchy leg syndrome.
2. Body Lotion –
This stuff sinks into the skin enough to properly hydrate and leave you with that gorgeous tropical scent.
3. Eye Makeup Remover –
Obviously this one isn’t oil free like the one photographed above but it is perfect for ridding your eyeballs from the black stuff.
4. Frizz Control-
Rub a little oil in your hands and tap down any flyaways. You can also run it through your ends to combat dryness and add some shine.
5. Lip Balm-
Smear some into your pout for an instant moisture lock.
6. Hair Deep Conditioner-
I mix about ¼ cup coconut oil + half an avocado together and massage it into wet hair. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse. It will leave your hair shiny, silky and moisturized.
7. Protect your tresses from the chlorine-
Before you jump in the pool wet your hair and oil it from about the nape of your neck down. Then throw it in a bun. Now you don’t need to worry about chlorine fried hair.