For a recent post-bike ride BBQ lunch party, we grilled up cilantro-lime marinated shrimp and veggie skewers, enjoyed some nicely blackened grilled asparagus (I swear it’s best that way!) had a simple green salad packed with tomatoes from our garden and local avocados, and finished up our simple meal with the most sumptuous, seemingly-indulgent cupcakes…
…but traditional cupcakes these are not: each bite is packed with nutrient rich fruit, vegetables (carrot are veggies, ok?), and beneficial spices. Even the frosting is “healthy” or at least relative to its usual butter-filled frosting friends. Bottom line is, don’t feel guilty about devouring these carrot cupcakes, because the “sprinkles” on top are antioxidant rich pecans and beneficial coconut. Better than the other Sprinkles!
Printable PDF here: Tropical Carrot Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
–Abby Gould, Sage Wellness Intern