"THESE ANTIOXIDANT RICH BERRIES CONTAIN SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL PHYTONUTRIENTS."
I know you all love a good, moist, delicious muffin! Who doesn't? Unfortunately muffins that you buy at bakeries, cafes and grocery stores (and yes even at Whole Foods!), contain a lot of sugar. As you may have read about my story, I have had to work hard to heal my digestion, combat candida and balance my hormones. All very separate issues it may seem, however all very interconnected. One thing that I have had to be extremely mindful of is my sugar intake.
Making your muffins homemade so you know exactly what goes into them is a way you can ensure you're not consuming high amounts of sugar. Opting for natural sugars like blueberries, bananas and honey, like in this recipe can all be great options to still get a bit of sweetness, plus they contain vitamins, minerals and other incredible nutrients. I love a good muffin every so often, and I know they can still be delicious without the refined sugars. When I see clients in private clinic setting, we often look at their sugar intake as well to help heal digestion, cut cravings, starve candida and balance hormones. In this recipe, I didn't use any refined white sugars, or even coconut palm sugar, instead I opted for blueberries, bananas and honey as mentioned which have a host of other health benefits. I picked up a jar of this delicious raw local Ontario cinnamon honey I got at the Craftadian show a few weeks ago in Mississauga.
If you are eliminating or reducing your wheat, gluten and dairy intake these easy tasty muffins are a great option for you to have on hand as a yummy snack (plus they are totally kid friendly for all you mama's out there!). These banana blueberry muffins are wheat, gluten and dairy free and aren't short of deliciousness.
Let's chat health benefits! Blueberries contain many phytonutrients and are one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world. Phytonutrients act as both antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory compounds in the body. Both important factors when switching your lifestyle to a more holistic view. Make sure to have this powerful berry on hand for an afternoon snack, to add into muffins and loafs and to your smoothies.
Let's have a look at blueberries and some of their important nutrients:
These Banana Blueberry Muffins won't last long in your kitchen!
Stephanie Morrison is a certified holistic nutritionist, registered yoga and meditation instructor with a passion for guiding others along their healing path. She uses a combination food, supplementation, homeopathics and lifestyle recommendations to create balance in the body and address the root cause of her clients health symptoms. She works in private clinic setting specializing in hormonal, digestive and emotional health.