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Vegan Carrot Ginger Muffins

Vegan Carrot Muffins | Pale Yellow

The recipe was supposed to be a way to use up all the extra pulp and fiber from juicing.  That’s one of the disadvantages of juicing – all the leftover solid, fruit/veg mix that gets thrown out.  If you’re a composter, you’re fine, lots of wonderful pulp to throw in the compost pile.  I am not a composter; I’ve taken students to a composting center where we looked at indoor composting kits with worms.  For some reason my roommates are against the idea keeping worms in the apartment…

Vegan Carrot Muffins | Pale Yellow

As I was looking for recipes, I struggled to find one that met my needs.  I wanted a recipe that was mostly vegan or at least easily adaptable to vegan and didn’t have too many weird ingredients.  This recipe was close enough.  By substituting the applesauce and grated carrots for my leftover carrot-ginger-pear pulp and using vegetable oil, I had all the ingredients I needed  already in the apartment.

Vegan Carrot Muffins | Pale Yellow

These are good, super good.  My expectations were a little low, but these exceeded anything I could have dreamed of!  The muffins are amazingly moist, tender and flavorful.  The little bit of fresh ginger shines through like a diamond.  The top is just a bit crunchy from the flax seed.  I ate one everyday for breakfast and these stayed fresh for the whole week.  You would never guess this is vegan or semi-healthy.

Vegan Carrot Muffins | Pale Yellow

If you’re a fan of carrot cake, I imagine it would be pretty easy to add some raisins, walnuts, and a whipped coconut milk frosting to make these guys into a lovely vegan treat!  I have a vision, it’ll come to fruition one day.  But before I turn a solid breakfast into a dessert, you should make your own muffins, start the day off right!

Vegan Carrot Muffins | Pale Yellow

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Vegan Carrot Ginger Muffins
Adapted from Oh She Glows
Yield – 12

1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrot, pear, & fresh ginger **

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.  Line 12 cupcake cups with paper liners and spray the paper liners with cooking spray.  Set aside
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, flax seed, powder, soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl whisk together the maple syrup, oil, water, vanilla, and grated carrot mixture.
  4. Stir the liquids into the dry until just combined.
  5. Portion equally among the 12 muffin cups and bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly browned.  Let cool on a wire rack and remove the paper liner.
  6. Once cooled, store in an air proof container for up to a week.

** I used the pulp left over from making a carrot, pear, ginger juice.  I used about 6 carrots, 2 pears, & a 1” piece of ginger.  If you don’t have leftover pulp from juice, grate 1 1/2 cups worth of carrot and add 1/3 cup of applesauce.  Grate in fresh ginger if desired, but the fresh ginger gave fantastic flavor!

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Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie // Pale YellowLast week was a little unhealthy, and by a little, I mean a lot.  However decadent, everything was incredibly delicious; Red Velvet Ice Cream, Brownie Roll Ups, and Double Chocolate Cookies.  Last week was kind of fantastic!

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Here is real talk, I might eat chocolate everyday, but I also eat my fair share of fruits, veggies, beans, and whole grains.  One way to obtain a large quantity of healthy foods early in the morning is through a green smoothie.  How else are you going to stomach a cup of kale early in the morning?

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In an effort to be healthier I stopped my morning 7-11 coffee routine.  Needless to say, energy has been lacking.  Enter green smoothies.  These drinks provide much needed energy naturally.  I’ve been surprised by how much energy I’ve had this week from all the fruits and vegetables.

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Is a green smoothie the best thing you’ll put in your mouth?  Not exactly, but this is about health and nutrients.  You definitely taste the kale, but it is balanced by the grapes and mint.  Remember, you’re drinking for your health!

Green Smoothie // Pale Yellow

One Year Ago – Don’t get your panties in a bunch {decorated sugar cookies}

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Green Smoothie

Adapted from Shutterbean

Yield – 2 16-ounce smoothies

1 cup cold water

1 cup red grapes

1 apple cut into chunks

1 cup baby carrots

2 cups kale

5-6 mint leaves

4 ice cubes

  1. Add the ingredients in the order listed to a Vitamix.  Blend on High for 45-60 seconds.

  2. Enjoy immediately!Green Smoothie // Pale Yellow

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