Nutrition for healing

I hope you all enjoyed that beaut of a smoothie last week!


This week I thought I’d give all of you who love to bake a bit of excitement! This muffin is full of flavour but also isn’t going to expand that waste line! Anti-inflammatory properties, low in saturated fat, high in B vitamins the list goes on! In fact this healthy treat may even help in losing weight.


1.5 ounces hazelnut flour (about 6 tablespoons; such as Bob’s Red Mill)

2.5 ounces cake flour (about 1/2 cup)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk

1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar

1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind

1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

1 large egg, lightly beaten


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Combine oil, milk, agave, rind, juice, and egg in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to oil mixture, stirring just until moist.

3. Spoon batter evenly into 12 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan; cool on a wire rack.


If you’re feeling that sweet tooth of yours why not add 2 tbsp of cacao powder to the mix to give yourself some choclatey goodness!