Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Muffins

When I shared these coconut berry pops a couple of months ago, I was exhausted from chasing around our one year old and having just moved (at 8 months pregnant, nonetheless!). Now that there's a new, super cute reason to be exhausted, I'm not only loving recipes that are quick to make and require few ingredients, but ones which are quick to eat too!  


You see, either I have to eat quickly because there are only a few minutes left during nap time, after my to do list has been partially tackled, or for instance, my 18 month old is standing in front of me, longingly staring at whatever it is that I'm eating (and not moving until he's had a piece... Or half!).



So these days, I'm absolutely loving smoothies, muffins and anything else I can make quickly, add nutrients to and eat on the go! Coconut water has been a great help in meeting all three! Using it as a substitute for water in smoothies, is a simple and effective way to add electrolytes and a little boost. And when your muffins may have a tad more chocolate chips than a healthy muffin should, adding coconut water is an easy way to add nutrients! 

When Epicurex introduced me to Chocolate Coconut Water, I was more than happy to give it a try! Nutrients and chocolate? Yes, please. Adding a touch of chocolate to smoothies and a few recipes calling for water, has been a simple yet effective way to boost flavor while adding electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium (and more!) effortlessly! The intensity of coconut water, is muted with the addition of chocolate and a subtle coconut underlying flavor. It's a fantastic way to add a new dimension to your treats!


These chocolate coconut muffins are a great, simple treat! They are best served fresh with your favorite spread or a touch of margarine! With the boost of electrolytes and chocolate, thanks to the coconut water, you're only enhancing and not compromising the flavor at all!

Enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Muffins (Makes 12)

2 large eggs
1 C sugar
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Optional: 1/2 C of chocolate chips or a handful of shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350F
Line and grease a muffin tray
Beat sugar and eggs together until well combined
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt
Add the flour mixture alternating with the chocolate coconut water
Mix until just combined
Add the optional chocolate chips or shredded coconut, if you'd like
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes

These muffins are best served fresh! They have bread like consistency and are wonderful with jam, cream cheese, margarine etc! 

Keep in a sealed container, at room temperature for up to 2 days otherwise




Epicurex provided me with a sample of Cocozia Chocolate Coconut Water to help create this recipe. The opinions, images and recipe provided, are all my own.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Itsy Bitsy News!

With gratitude to Hashem, M & I are so excited to (officially) share special news with you!

A couple of hours after Shavuot ended, we welcomed our newest member, who has brought a whole new meaning to itsy bitsy!

Our strong, itsy bitsiest, newest little boy!


That's right. We have two little boys under two! And while our hands are definitely full, our hearts have never been fuller!

Absolutely LOVE my Happy Mommy Box, bag!

Baby N, was born under 4lbs and had to stay in the NICU. In only 9 weeks he has taught his Mommy what being strong means and is an incredible little superhero!

As for big brother Y?


When he's not busy editing and preparing guest posts for the blog... he's busy being the brother of the year! He dealt with his sense of normalcy being totally and completely uprooted and adjusted beautifully to our chaotic routine. This Mommy is super lucky to have two incredible little boys ka"h!


We've learned a lot these past couple of months, and there's so much to write about! I'm looking forward to sharing our latest adventures, y'know between checking on the newborn, tripping over a Lego or ten and chasing a toddler!

Hands full, heart full!

Be back soon with new adventures, fantastic product reviews and a few delicious recipes too! Hope you're having a wonderful summer!