Friday, December 12, 2008

Are you feeling blue?


Good Morning guys!!!! It's freezing today. It snowed a crap-load last night. I would've cracked up if we were snowed in, but unfortunately, we're not. I do have some fun news for you guys though. Today is the first day of my DrNatura Cleanse. Have you heard of this before? My therapist told me about it because I've had digestive problems ever since I was a baby. It was pretty expensive, but that really didn't matter haha I just had to get it!!! It's vegan, too, which is always a plus. It's supposed to rid your body of all the toxins that you take in on a daily basis. The first month is the Colonix program and the second month is the Toxinout program. I won't EVER post disgusting bathroom pictures on here, but if you want to see them, then you're just nasty haha

But I won't leave you hanging there. I have a splendid and funky muffin recipe for you today. I found my inspiration recipe on eat me, delicious. I just love all the muffins she makes. These ones are some of my favorites, but I guess I say that about practically every muffin I make- they are also gluten-free. I was just in the mood to make blue muffins. I know there's no such thing as a blue food, but I just had to do it. I made two recipe attempts. The first was a blueberry corn muffin which was good, but I knew I could do better. The next was a blue raspberry muffin and I just loved them. I would feed these to my kids if I had any because kids always love blue raspberry shit... at least I did haha and still do.

Here's the recipe:

Blue Raspberry Muffins
1/2 cup soy milk
1 cup quick or rolled oats
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp flax seeds
2 tbsp water
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup turbinado raw sugar
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup freeze-dried, dried, or fresh raspberries
approx. 1/3 raspberry jelly (depending on how many muffins you make)

Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray or cupcake liners. Make the flax eggs by combined the flax seeds and water in a cup. Stir together and let stand until it thickens.

In a medium bowl, stir together milk, applesauce, vanilla, sugar, and flax eggs. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In the microwave, nuke 1/2 cup blueberries for 30 seconds. Using a stand mixture, hand mixer, or blender, puree the 1/2 cup warm blueberries. It can be messy so I'd use a blender. Add the puree to the milk/sugar mixture and stir through. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and fold together. Stir in the 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries and the raspberries. Fill the muffin cups half way with batter, add 2-3 tsp of jelly on top, and then fill the rest with the muffin batter. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

30 comments:

Jenn said...

Those are some seriously blue muffins! Do they turn your tounge blue, too?

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

I love the way you decide to eat bright blue food on the day you start a cleanse!! You are so bloomin' funny! >:o)

Wandering Coyote said...

Those are very cool!

jessy said...

i hope the cleanse goes well! and your muffins are bluuuuuuuuuuetiful (tee hee!). i love me some blue-raspberry awesomeness! i did when i was wee and i still do now! tasty & fun = the best ever! yay!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

I did that cleanse about a year and a half ago. I did both cleanses (Colonix and Toxinout) together for three months! I didn't have anything remotely similar to the photos on their website, but it was a great experience. I am going to do it again this spring. I found myself eating much, much better and dropped about 15 lbs.

I hope you enjoy it!!

btw... great looking muffins!

Pearl said...

haha wow those muffins are BLUE! and i hope the cleanse goes well :) and you are so hilarious!

Reeni said...

I love blue food! YUM!! They look so scrumptious. I can't wait to hear how you feel after your cleanse.

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Oh... and just a word of advise:

Be sure you do not have anywhere to be within 2 hours of drinking the morning fiber drink.

just sayin'...

flower said...

O yum, Im going to mske muffins this weekend, not sure what kind, maybe ill try these :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ok, of all your muffins, these I want to make the MOST! I loooove blue!!!! Not to mention raspberries.

Good luck on your cleanse!

Gina said...

I can't believe you made blue muffins...and they are SO blue!! I'm totally a fan of anything blue raspberry also =)

I hope the cleanse goes well for you. I've read up on stuff like this before, it was just never worth the money for me. If you've had issues for so long though, I'm sure it'll be plenty worth the money for you!

I ♥ puggies said...

Your muffins are very pretty. I used to struggle with my weight and I would try detox cleanses a lot. I've heard good things about the one you're trying... good luck with it. I found out my problem was I can't digest dairy but I didn't figure it out until after I went vegan.

aredcardigan said...
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aredcardigan said...

You my friend are a riot!!!

Like Becks said..blue food & cleansing day???

Gurrrrrl!!!!

hahaha

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Hey Joanna... I ate primarily fruits and veg, no alcohol or caffeine, and minimal sugar.

And prune juice?? Holy crap! Pun intended!

I did the cleanse with my sister. It was nice to be able to compare what was going on with someone (not thaaaat detailed!). We did have a lot of poop conversations over those three months though, that's for sure!

Maya said...

so pretty! :) they look great!

Becca said...

Wordpress is just another site to host my blog:]
I hope that your cleanse works out!
Blue Muffins= Love!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Okay, I think those muffins are a bit too blue for me lol....A little more blueberry and raspberry and a little more WHITE. hehehe BUT....if my mouth doesn't turn blue then I am all for it! :)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

i love blueeeeeeeeeeeeeeee muffins!!! hahhaa.....
that photo is so fun!!! these muffins must taste great!

VeggieGirl said...

Girl, you NEED TO OPEN A MUFFIN BAKERY!! Yes, just muffins - your creations are always incredible. You'd make some serious $$$$$, my friend.

ginger said...

"I won't EVER post disgusting bathroom pictures on here, but if you want to see them, then you're just nasty haha"

~ you're funny!
good luck on the cleanse jo... :)

Juliet said...

Funny! On Top Chef last week Tom C. declared "there's no such thing as blue food". You proved him wrong! Can't wait to hear more about how the cleanse goes.. seems like a long cleanse!

Mandee said...

Love them! And I hope the cleanse goes well too

alicesg said...

Hahaha...looked so strange not sure if I dare to eat blue muffins.

River said...

I love the super blue muffins! Smurf muffins! Smurfins!!

They look delicious even after reading about disgusting bathroom pictures! :P

Good luck with the cleanse!!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Yes, definitely with juice, not water... and drink it immediately because it thickens up quickly.

Bethany said...

la, la, la la la la! hey smurfette! I know I can always expect something funny from your blog.

eatme_delicious said...

So you should be done your finals by now! Enjoy the Christmas break. =) I love how blue these muffins look.

Michelle said...

Wild looking muffins! I love 'em!

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