Thin Mint Donuts and Vitamin Deficiencies
My Thin Mint Donuts recipe.
THIN MINT DONUTS
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup erythritol (or SWERVE)
1 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using SWERVE)
3 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs
8 oz cream cheese or coconut cream
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tsp mint extract
3 TBS erythritol (or SWERVE)
1/2 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using SWERVE)
Optional: 1/4 cup cocoa powder
DIP: Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and beat until smooth. Let sit for 4 hours or overnight…it will thicken up.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line mini donut or cupcake pans with paper liners or you may also grease donut or cupcake pans. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix at low speed for 30 seconds while scraping bowl. Mix at high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl every minute. Spoon batter into greased donut pan until they are 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans then move to wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Tradtitional Donuts = 258 calories, 10g fat, 5g protein, 35 carbs, trace fiber
“Healthified” Donuts = 201 calories, 17g fat, 7g protein, 4.8 carbs, 2.1g fiber
Click HERE to find my mini donut pan. For some reason, things taste better in a donut shape!
Testimonies of the Day
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To start on your path to health and healing, click HERE.
Too often we grab “food” in lieu of healthy options, which eventually can create undesired issues in our body. We need these vitamins for proper functioning of our bodies. If you are dealing with one or more problems of the deficiencies listed below increasing those vitamins through food will be quite difficult; I suggest using therapeutic doses of that vitamin/mineral to correct the problem ASAP!
Vitamin A = acne, dry skin and hair, itching eyes, often making sinus noises, and prone to catching the flu.
Click HERE to find. Take 5000 iu a day.
Vitamin B = memory issues, confusion, bad breath, dark tongue, dry hair, rough skin, tender muscles, irritability.
Click HERE to find a quality B-Complex and take 1 capsule at breakfast and 1 at lunch.
Vitamin C = bruising, muscle loss, bloody gums, cavities, and nosebleeds
Click HERE to find a highly absorbed Vitamin C. Take 1 at breakfast and 1 at lunch. Decreasing sugar is also important because sugar competes with Vitamin C to get into the cell and sugar always wins!
Vitamin D = sensitivity to pain, Seasonal Effective Disorder, digestive issues, nervousness, pale skin.
Increase with sun exposure and high dose of Vitamin D. Click HERE to find and take 1 capsule with food containing healthy fats. For children who don’t like pills, take THIS liquid.
Vitamin E = losing hair at rapid rates, cataracts, and muscle weakness.
Click HERE to find Vitamin E and take 1 with food that contains a healthy fat.
Vitamin K = bruising and brittle bones.
Click HERE to find a K2 supplement and take 1 at breakfast (with calcium and D, NOT with Magnesium).
Folic Acid = fatigue, depression/anxiety, sore tongue.
Click HERE to find an absorb-able form of Folic Acid and take 1 capsule at breakfast and one at lunch.
Calcium = brittle fingernails, eczema, tooth decay, and strange numbness and tingling in arms/legs
Click HERE to find an absorb-able Bone Meal Calcium. Take 1 tsp at breakfast.
Chromium = out of control blood sugar (jittery before lunch), lack of energy and excitement. Click HERE to find Chromium (with Cinnamon) and take 1 capsule at each meal, up to 1000mcg/day.
Iron = brittle nails, dry hair, pale skin, dizziness.
This is a tricky one…eat more grass-fed red meat. If you are still low on iron, I would detect a food allergy causing you to not absorb iron. Do not take a supplement unless diagnosed with an iron deficiency; even then iron supplements are very poorly absorbed. I only recommend Spirulina to help raise iron levels: Sea vegetable in concentrated form. Many female athletes are low in iron (about 90% of females are iron deficient and this is why they don’t have a lot of energy and may be losing hair). If you lack iron you have a hard time carrying oxygen to the mitochondria of you cell, which is where you burn fat. SO, if you are low in iron, fat burning is hard to accomplish.
Magnesium = chocolate cravings, urinary urgency, broken nails, nervousness, restless legs/twitching, sensitivity to noise. Click HERE to take an absorb-able form of Magnesium (DON’T TAKE “Oxide!”) and take 400-1000mg 30 minutes before bed. OR you can use THIS Magnesium Oil for best absorption.
Potassium = bad hair and skin, water retention, edema.
Click HERE to find Potassium and take 1-2 capsules/day.
Sodium = confusion, dizziness, lethargy, and vomiting
Use this quality Celtic Sea Salt.
Zinc = brittle nails, poor circulation, bruising, splitting hair, salty cravings
Click HERE to find the proper zinc to take and consume 1 capsule anytime during the day.
FYI: Birth control pills deplete our cells of zinc and getting pregnant too soon before having healthy zinc levels can cause birth defects, such as cleft pallets. My suggestion is to take zinc for 6 months after going off birth control before trying to conceive.