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vegan orange muffins with raw glaze/frosting and eating for your body type

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I had to make these because I have been craving orange flavored foods for some reason lately, maybe my body needs more vitamin C.  Oranges are actually fairly heating for my body type so I need to eat/drink them in moderation. In East Indian and Chinese medicine eating foods with the correct thermal nature is very important in keeping your body/organs functioning properly. That is why I eat more cooling/drying foods in the spring and summer such as raw foods, and warming and nourishing in the fall and winter such as soups and seafood. I also live in an environment that has all 4 seasons so I have a pretty big contrast in my diet from summer to winter. Whereas someone from a warm climate would stick to mostly cooling foods all year to keep their body balanced. If for example someone with a heating constitution (called pitta in Ayurveda) were to eat large amounts of  red meat or coffee and also living in a warm climate such as the southwest united states their body would be on “fire” and many health issues could result such as heart disease, diabetes etc. You can read more about that at this link: http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/history/00-04-18/l02-chinese.html. The Ayurvedic(East Indian) explanation of body constitutions and diet seems to be the most layman’s friendly. I strongly suggest taking an online quiz to find out your dosha type so you can be working with your body and not against it. Here is a link to a the quiz from the Dr. Oz website  http://www.doctoroz.com/ayurvedic-body-type-find-your-dosha

Orange muffins (vegan)

3/4 cup coconut flour (I grind the shredded coconut instead of buying coconut flour, it tastes better)

1 1/2 cups brown rice flour

3/4 cup garbanzo/fava flour

1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon apple puree/sauce

1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon raw honey

3/4 cup coconut milk

zest of 1 medium sized orange

about 40 drops vanilla stevia or to taste

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 tablespoon vinegar

1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

pinch of sea salt

Mix ingredients together and fill muffin molds to the top and bake on 350 until soft and springy. Makes a dozen muffins.

Raw orange frosting/glaze

Blend or process:

1/3 cup soaked raw cashews

1 1/2 bananas

3 tablespoons of avocado

1/2 cup soaked shredded coconut

12 soaked dates

1 cup nut milk (I used coconut)

zest of 1 medium orange

1 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice

3 tablespoons raw honey

about 30 drops vanilla stevia or to taste

pinch of sea salt (optional)

1/2 carrot and/or pinch turmeric for orange color(optional)

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