You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.― Julia Child

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Dear Friend,
Thank you for all the kind words and enthusiasm for last week's self-care equals self-love post. It is a topic close to my heart because it wasn't until recently that I realized how much it is true.
If you missed the Life Lesson from My Mom post, you can click here to check it out.
Are you like me, always trying to get more greens into your body (and those that you love)?
Well, my friend Candace showed me an easy way to get a ton of greens into our daily diet without even trying very hard. It just takes a few common ingredients and a little bit of time.

Green Muffins (or Frankenmuffins)
adapted slightly from Family Fun magazine October 2014
1 cup each of all purpose and whole wheat flour (I used high protein wheat flour from the bulk bins at Sacramento Food Coop)
3/4 cup of sugar (organic from Trader Joe's)
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/4 cup canola oil (or coconut oil - I am trying it with apple sauce too)
3/4 cup of milk (I used organic rice milk from Costco)
6 ounces (6 packed cups) of fresh baby spinach (I used a spinach, kale, chard mix from Costco)
1 large banana (I KNOW. I HATE banana. You can't even taste it.)
2 teaspoons of vanilla

To Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake/muffin tins or coat with cooking spray.
Whisk the flours, sugar, baking power and soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
In a blender, combine oil, milk and greens until smooth and then add banana and vanilla.
Fold wet into dry, fill liners 2/3 full.
Bake until toothpick comes out clean about 18 minutes.
Makes about 16 muffins.

My family gobbled these up in a hurry. They made a perfect breakfast with warm almond milk and fruit. We also ate them in the car for a post preschool lunch.

I hope you are well.

With lots of love and compassion,



PS - If you find this helpful or know someone who would, please be sure to pass it on. Sharing is caring!

Other posts you might like:

Eat More Soup - my favorite soup recipes all in one place

Roasted Tomato (gluten/dairy free) Pasta

Enchiladas Easily Made Vegan

Coconut Cardamom Rice Pudding

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