Guest Post: Oh She Glows

Hi everyone!
My name is Angela from a blog called Oh She Glows. I am a huge fan of Leslie and her blog- she is fun, energetic, out-going, and obviously a healthy role model for her readers! Also, seeing this picture of Leslie, her fiance, and Jackson at Christmas made me love her even more. Nomination for best picture ever, perhaps?! 😉
After Christmas comes January. I don’t know about you, but the second week of January is when the Winter Blahs start to set in for me. The excitement of Christmas is over, I have already blown my New years goals, and Hell starts to freeze over.
I pulled this summery and tropical recipe out of my holster to help banish those Winter Blahs and help recreate a little sunshine in our own kitchens. These muffins are super healthy, vegan, and don’t contain a lick of butter or oil.

Lime ‘n Cantaloupe Margarita Muffins

Ingredients:

Dry

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1.5 t baking soda
  • 2 t baking powder (I use aluminum-free)
  • 1/4 t fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I use organic cane sugar)

Wet

  • 1 cup diced cantaloupe
  • Flax egg: whisk 1 T ground flax + 3 T warm water (replaces 1 egg)
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I use almond or soy)
  • 1 t lime juice

Filling

  • 1/3-1/2 cup sweetened soy yogurt (or regular yogurt)

Garnish

  • Lime zest (optional)
  • Chia seeds (optional)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Grease muffin tin. Whisk ground flax and water in a small/medium bowl and let it set for a few minutes. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Take the smaller bowl with the flax in it and whisk again. Now add the rest of the wet ingredients to the flax mixture. Whisk well. Now add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until just incorporated. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of batter into the muffin tin. Now add a dollop of the yogurt on top and follow it with another tablespoon of batter on top. Repeat for the remaining 11 muffins. garnish with lime zest. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

The yogurt and cantaloupe really did a nice job of replacing any need for added fat. I also think these would be divine using mango or even pineapple.

Don’t forget to check out my Peanut Butter Banana Bomb muffins too! They are super delicious and oozing with peanut butter cream.

Wishing you a wonderful Twenty Ten filled with blog-worthy food, friendly company, and glowing health!

Angela

www.ohsheglows.com

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www.globakery.com

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2 Comments

  • Reply C.G. the Foodie January 5, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Those look delicious!!!! I will be making them next week I do believe :o)

  • Reply Ashley January 6, 2010 at 12:40 am

    These sound delicious — and I'm not even vegan. 🙂 I'm all for anything that shakes off these winter blahs!

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