Chocolate Chia & Gogi Berry Muffins

I’ve been on an experimenting frenzy when it comes to new recipes lately. Mixing fun and healthy ingredients for nutrient packed seasonal smoothies, energy-packed entrees and guilt-free desserts. Here’s my new chocolate chia and Gogi berry muffins. They’re so good for you, you can actually enjoy them for breakfast.

Chia seeds-yep they’re exactly what you remember them as those little pets you loved to grow as a little kid but these tasteless seeds are jammed packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are a complete source of protein and full of omega-3’s. They balance your blood sugar, curb your hunger, and you can use them to bake with and cut out half of the fat.

And Gogi berries are loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin A. They have been eaten for generations throughout Asia as an anti-aging fruit, Gogi berries help prevent cancer and heart disease. They lower cholesterol and slow down the aging process.

So now you got all this yummy goodness, all you need is throw a little chocolate in the mix. Here’s my recipe for chocolate chia and Gogi berry muffins. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 C of almond flour
  • 1 3/4 C of agave nectar
  • 3/4 Tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 organic/pasture-raised eggs
  • 1/4 C melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp of vanilla or extract
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1/2 C of Gogi berries
  • 3/4 C chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp of organic cacao powder

Mix all dry ingredients together and stir well, add wet ingredients and Gogi berries and mix until blended. In a muffin pan-place cupcake papers and fill 3/4 a way up. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on them, they’ll cook fast and then start to burn.

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Chia & Gogi Berry Muffins

  1. What a great muffin! I’m excited to have a recipe with chia seeds. I add them to my oatmeal or yogurt from time to time, and I did add them to some zucchini muffins this summer. They got a little lost in the density of the zucchini. I’m familiar with Gogi berries, but I’ve never actually bought them. Now I will! 🙂

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