Healthy Recipes from CIVANA Wellness Resort

While many of us are spending more time at home due to COVID-19, it is a great time to try to out some new recipes. The Executive Pastry Chef, Anna Brown, at CIVANA Wellness Resort in Carefree, is sharing with us some healthy recipes that you can try at home. What is even better, all of the recipes use an alternative flour, as standard flour has been difficult to find in stores right now.

Juicing Fiber Mini Muffins



·         1 ½ C. GF oat bran
·         1 C. juicing pulp (such as carrot or beet)
·         ¾ C. maple syrup
·         ¼ C. olive oil
·         1 ½ tsp. apple cider vinegar
·         ½ tsp. baking powder
·         ½ tsp. baking soda
·         ¼ tsp. sea salt


In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and stir just until combined. Scoop into mini muffin pan and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

*vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, no refined sugar

Lemon Cookies



·         ½ C. vegan butter
·         ¾ C. sugar
·         2 tsp lemon juice
·         1 T. lemon zest
·         2 C. Bobs Red Mill gluten free flour (or all-purpose GF flour of your choice)
·         1 tsp baking soda
·         ¼ tsp salt
·         1/3 C. coconut milk (or dairy free milk of your choice)


In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugar mix until combined. Add in lemon juice and zest and stir. In a small bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Add dry mixture to butter mixture alternating with the milk until dough is well combined. Depending on flour used dough may need more milk than called for. Add until the dough is moistened thoroughly but still firm. Scoop and roll dough into balls and place on a baking sheet. (Approx. 10 cookies) Slightly flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake at 325 for approximately 8 minutes.

*vegan, gluten-free, nut-free

Almond Butter Truffles



·         ¾ C. almond butter
·         5 pitted Medjool dates
·         3 T. water
·         3 tsp maple syrup or agave
·         ¼ C. coconut flour
·         ¼ C. almond flour
·         ½ C. ground almonds for coating truffles


In a food processor combine almond butter, dates, coconut milk, maple syrup & flours. Blend until all ingredients come together. Scoop by tablespoon or small cookie scoop. Roll into balls and roll mixture in ground almonds to coat. 

*vegan, gluten-free

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