This post was sponsored by BUBS Naturals, but per usual all opinions are 100% my own.
Hey Gang! Just your macro counting, chocolate-loving, healthy and fit foodie dropping in with a fun recipe. I’m sure your mouth is watering. I know mine is because I’m going to have one of these tasty scones for breakfast tomorrow morning. If there’s any left…
Those of you who know me know my love for food runs deep, but so does my love for living a very active and healthy life. When I can combine the two, it’s a win-win. Over the last few years, my mission has been to seek out better options, products and create “healthier” versions of classic foods we all know and love. I truly believe it’s possible to fuel your body without sacrificing the foods you love and still live a fit, healthy, and active lifestyle.
However, over the last few years, I’ve found the need to start incorporating supplements into my daily routine. Which could easily be an entirely different post. I’ve tried a handful of brands, but today I want to introduce you to BUBS Naturals specifically their MCT Oil powder and Collagen Protein.
What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. But naturally, with age, the body’s production of collagen slows down. Simply put, BUBS Naturals collagen promotes health and healing from the inside out.
What are the benefits?
– Encourages digestive/gut health
– Supports stronger hair, skin, and nails
– Aids in joint health
– Potential to aid in faster recovery
How do you use it?
You can add BUBS Naturals collagen to your favorite coffee, smoothie or even cook with it! I typically add collagen to smoothies or bake with it. It’s an easy way to boost your daily protein 😉
What is MCT OIL Powder? MCT or Medium-Chain Triglyceride Oil is a fast-acting clean energy source for your body. BUBS’ MCT oil is extracted from sustainably sourced coconuts and then absorbed into their highest quality non-GMO tapioca starch for a free-flowing powder that absorbs well into hot or cold liquids.
What are the benefits of using BUBS Naturals MCT OIL Powder?
– Fast-acting energy
– Supports appetite control
– Mental focus
– Supports gut health
How do you use MCT OIL Powder?
Like collagen, simply add it to your favorite coffee, smoothie or baked goods! It’s unflavored so no one will be the wiser. It adds a nice creamy texture to coffee and soup! Speaking of soup, I made a bomb soup using MCT Oil powder that I promise to share soon.
Now that we have all those details out of the way let’s talk about food. We all know that’s why you’re here! I have to confess I LOVE baked goods. OK, I’m not a fan of donuts, but I love everything else. We always have some type of baked good at the house. Whether it’s banana bread, blueberry muffins, oatmeal bars, cookies or most recently scones. I make something weekly for breakfast on-the-go or afternoon snack. By the way, scones are easier to make than you think.
A tasty glaze is my jam…
FIG SCONES WITH VANILLA GLAZE
1 3/4 Gluten-Free Flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp Flordia Crystals sugar [c/o]
15-20g BUBS Naturals MCT Oil Powder
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup Almond Milk (I used homemade)
40g dried figs, chopped
1/2 cup (60g) Florida Crystals® Organic Powdered Raw Cane Sugar [c/o]
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp Almond Milk (I used homemade)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Cut in butter until the size of peas (pro tip: use a cheese grater for cutting in butter).
In a small bowl, whisk two eggs. Set aside 2 tbsp of whisked egg mixture and whisk in almond milk.
Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients. Combine with a few swift strokes. Mix in dried figs. Try to not over mix. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape dough until it’s 3/4-inch thick and 8-inch round. Use a pastry knife to cut into 8 wedges. Brush with reserved egg and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
Bake until golden, roughly 15-20 minutes.
While scones are cooling make the vanilla glaze. Combine all ingredients and drizzle the desired amount on scones.
Macros per serving (72g): 28.5C/ 12F/ 4.5P
Photos by my talented friend and Lake Tahoe photographer Courtney Aaron!