Blueberry oat muffins

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1 2/3 cups quick-cooking oats
3 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2/3 cup)
2.33 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups greek yogurt
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 large eggs
2 cups blueberries
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Place oats in a food processor; pulse 5 to 6 times or until oats resemble coarse meal. Place in a large bowl.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flours and next 5 ingredients (through salt) to oats; stir well. Make a well in center of mixture.

4. Combine greek yogurt and next 3 ingredients (through eggs). Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist.

5. Toss berries with 2 tablespoons flour, and gently fold into batter. Spoon batter into 16 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pans immediately; place on a wire rack.

Organic Cashew milk with Vanilla




  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of organic cashews
  • 1 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup


  1. Soak cashews in a bowl, and cover them with water. Let  them soak for 3-8 hours.
  2. After soak period drain and rinse your cashews, then add them to your Vitamix or blender. Add only 1 cup of water and blend so there are no remaining bits of cashews left. Blend it until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining 3 cups of water, vanilla extract, and maple syrup, and blend.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

The Fastest Breakfast: Smoothies

IMG_3463We all have to cheat sometimes, and the smoothie is one of my favorite guilt-free ways to beat the ticking clock that is the morning rush.

I’d wager that the absolute fastest breakfast is the smoothie.  Especially with a little prep.

We rely on these often, because no matter what we do, I often find myself rushing to get out the door to make it to school before the late slips are issued!  Often imbibed in the car, here is a go to:

Green Smoothie

1 Lemon, skin off seeds in!  (After all, life is in that little seed)

Bunch of Kale (prewash this and keep in a glass container)

Bunch of spinach (these come pre washed so often now)

Some Fresh Squeezed apple juice (I cheat by getting Evolution Brand at Whole Foods, this is un-pastuerized, (read: full of enzymes) and as close to doing it myself as I can get!)

Put in your favorite blender, and BREAKFAST is served.  Now get your shoes on, we are LATE!