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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

low-carb, blueberry streusel muffin

Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Are you ready for some low-carb muffins? You heard me right: low-carb muffins! These muffins use a mixture of almond and coconut flours to create a tasty treat. You'd never know these muffins are healthy! I've been known to crumble them up and use them as shortcake when making strawberry shortcakes -- they're that good!

For the muffins:
6 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar substitute (I use coconut sugar, my mom uses Whey Low)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
pinch of salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp xantham gum
1/3 cup almond milk
2/3 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, either is fine!)

For the streusel:
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup almond flour
1 1/2 tbsp sugar substitute
1 tbsp coconut flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well
In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients
Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet mixture
Mix in almond milk
Stir in blueberries
Grease a muffin pan and divide the batter (I usually get 9 muffins)
In a separate bowl, melt the butter
Add in the rest of the streusel ingredients
Stir until a dough forms
Sprinkle over the muffins
Bake for 22 minutes
Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Stranded With: Netflix Edition

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm linking up with Shay and Erika for Stranded With... Today's theme is all about what 3 Netflix series we would take with us. I don't know about you, but I'm loving that this island has Netflix on it! :)

First up, I would take Friends with me. I was late to the party -- I was only 3 when the show came out -- but recently binge watched the entire series and am obsessed. It's such an easy, fun show to watch. I would come home after a long day of work and instantly press play on Friends and forget about everything else going on.

What to say about Gilmore Girls? I adore this show and need to have it with me when I'm stranded on an island. I watched this show with my mom and we can't wait for the reboot on Netflix! I love Lorelai and Rory and Sookie and Luke and Lane and Emily and Richard and you get the picture. The show is sweet, it's funny, it's emotional, it's perfect. My mom is my best friend and I love seeing the mother/daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory in the show.

I love my crime shows so I'd have to bring along Law & Order: SVU with me. Let's face it, after watching as many episodes as I have, I'm pretty much a police officer. ;) haha. But seriously, can I please be Olivia Benson?

Here's a look at the themes to come:
I can't wait to see everyone else's shows, I'm always looking to add to my "to-watch" list. Also, I'm pretty pumped for next month!