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For every molecule of sugar we ingest, our bodies use 54 molecules of magnesium to process it! No matter where the carbohydrates come from; 4 grams of carbohydrates equal one teaspoon of sugar in our body. Let me say that again…4 grams of carbohydrates equal 1 teaspoon of sugar in our body. So with that thought, a small Blizzard has 530 calories and 83 grams of carbohydrates; which equals 21 teaspoons of sugar. A nine-ounce bag of potato chips equals 32 teaspoons of sugar…add a soda, that’s another 16 teaspoons of sugar.
Are your kids having a hard time falling asleep? Most people are deficient in magnesium, including children. A magnesium deficiency can have serious consequences, including low serotonin. Magnesium and serotonin don’t just help to regulate your mood, they also can affect your physiology in many ways. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that sends signals of satiety, satisfaction, and relaxation. It also regulates our appetite and influences sleep cycles; if serotonin is low, melatonin will be low. So low magnesium can lead to over-eating, depression, insomnia, and other serious issues including migraine headaches.
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 eggs (or 3 eggs and 1/3 cup coconut milk)
1/2 cup Swerve (or erythritol)
1 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using Swerve)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized bowl sifts together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until very smooth. Grease a donut pan and fill about 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
8 oz cream cheese or coconut cream
3 TBS Vanilla Almond Milk
1 TBS Stevia Glycerite (to taste)
In a bowl, mix the butter/oil and the cream cheese, almond milk, and sweetener to taste. Mix until creamy. Spread on top of cupcakes. I also melted 1 ChocoPerfection bar with 3 TBS almond milk. I placed the melted chocolate in a small Ziplock bag and cut a tiny hole in the corner. I used this to pipe baseball stripes on the cupcakes. Makes 16 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Cupcakes = 283 calories, 19g fat, 3.6g protein, 26 carbs, 0.9g fiber
“Healthified” Cupcakes = 214 calories, 20g fat, 4.2g protein, 3.2 carbs, 1.7g fiber