Blueberries are well known for their brain food status. They contain powerful blue/black/purple flavonoids that protect the brain from oxidative damage and inflammation. Studies show that blueberries not only protect brain cells from damage but they also increase cerebral blood flow. Increases in blood flow allows the brain to be flooded with nutrients and antioxidants to boost memory, brain function, and cognition. An increase in blood flow has also been shown to be protective against neurological disorders. Enjoy the health benefits of blueberries when you devour these delicious Mixed Berry Muffins!
Yield – 12 muffins
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour or cashew flour
- 1 cup cassava flour
- 1/4 cup ghee, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 lemon, juiced and zested
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup lakanto golden sugar
- 6 pastured eggs
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Using a food processor, process banana, egg, ghee, lemon juice, and vanilla.
- Gather a large mixing bowl and add almond flour, cassava flour, baking soda, sea salt, lemon zest, lakanto sugar, blueberries, and blackberries.
- Add wet ingredients and stir to combine.
- Transfer batter to XL sized parchment paper muffin cups and fill 3/4 full.
- Bake for 25-27 min or until golden.
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach