On account of this realization, I've been working on being more mindful when I eat. Sitting down with something that I prepare for myself and set myself up to enjoy. Not mindlessly putting food into my mouth. Chewing, slowly, and savoring. Just slowing down in general. I had been planning to write about this focus of mindful eating, and then, to my delight, I saw this article in Wednesday's New York Times. The article presents the concept of mindful eating not as a "diet," but as a way to actually be present with the moment of eating and to experience every bite. Bringing meditation off the cushion and onto the dining room chair is a concept that I have been keeping in mind each time I sit down to eat.
paper liners and a muffin tin for this recipe, as the muffins are pretty wet with all of the veggie love in them. That being said, keep in mind that these are definitely a healthy treat -- I think they're sweet and delicious but they aren't like a muffin you would buy in the super market.
Vegan and GF Carrot Delight Muffins
- 3 medium sized carrots, grated
- 1 small-to-medium sized zucchini, grated
- 1/2 cup organic blueberries (thawed if previously frozen)
- 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup protein powder
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 1-4 teaspoons stevia, depending on your taste (I used 1)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4-1/2 cup millet flour, depending on how wet your batter is
I know some people like to have a definite recipe...but I like to experiment a bit. I hope you have fun baking these! Makes about 1 dozen -- again, dependent on the quantity of flour used.
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