This is a favorite recipe of mine and I make it frequently. It is nutrient dense because it includes so many healthy veggies. It is a great way to use all of the produce you have in your fridge. It is great to take along in a thermos for lunches. Watch the video here…
This is a great go-to breakfast (especially for chocolate lovers) that is simple, tasty and will keep you full until lunch. Watch the video here…
This is a holiday favorite but unfortunately, store bought versions are loaded with sugar and are sickeningly sweet! Cranberries are tart and this recipe highlights their tartness but is lightly sweetened with stevia and oranges. Remember…it will not taste as sweet as what you are used to. Embrace the tartness 🙂
• 2 bags of fresh cranberries (usually 12 ounce bags)
• ¾ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
• ½ cup of organic applesauce (no sugar added)
• ½ cup of water
• juice and zest of one organic orange
• ½ – 2 teaspoons pure stevia extract (to taste)
• dash cinnamon (optional)
• dash ground cloves (optional)
Put cranberries, orange juice, applesauce and water in a saucepan and and bring to a boil.
Keep on medium heat, stirring constantly until the cranberries start to explode (about 10-15 minutes).
Reduce to a simmer and mix the additional orange juice, zest, and stevia in to the cranberry mixture. Simmer about 10 minutes longer.
Cool completely and refrigerate before serving.
People love to have a grab-and-go option for a quick snack or for re-fueling after a workout. Unfortunately, the options are typically not healthy ones. Most are loaded with sugar, refined and/or high glycemic carbohydrates, soy protein and artificial flavors. This recipe is simple to make, stores well, can be taken on the go, and can be altered to your taste. This healthy recipe is loaded with raw enzymes, protein, good fats, and antioxidants. Make a double batch and keep them in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
Makes about 25 square bars
1 cup almonds, soaked in filtered water overnight
¼ cup cocoa nibs
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup hemp seeds
1 scoop Chocolate Perfect Protein or 3 tablespoons cacao powder
7-8 dates, soaked for at least 30 minutes, and pitted
Optional Add Ins:
¼ cup goji berries
¼ cup dried, unsweetened blueberries
¼ cup dried, unsweetened cranberries
Using a food processor, mix almonds until it reaches a mealy texture. Add all other ingredients except the dates and mix well. While the motor is running, drop in one date at a time until the mixture starts to form a ball. You may have to scrape the sides and move the mixture around a bit to be sure the dates get incorporated.
Place a piece of parchment paper on the counter over a damp paper towel (to keep it from moving around on you). Put the mixture on the parchment and press into a square or rectangle with your fingers into an even layer about ¼” thick. You can also cover with another piece of parchment and use a rolling pin.
Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares and store in a parchment lined/layered container. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
There is something about battered broccoli that is incredibly delicious. It is a popular item at Asian food restaurants but unfortunately, it is extremely unhealthy. The batter smothers out the nutritional value of the broccoli because it uses processed flours and is fried in damaged fats. Although this recipe doesn’t look like the typical tempura, the taste is very similar and the best part is that you can eat it as part of your regular healthy diet.
• 1 head broccoli florets, lightly steamed
• 1 cup almond flour
• ¼ cup nutritional yeast
• sea salt to taste
• extra virgin olive oil
Heat a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over low-medium heat (never heat olive oil over high heat and do not let it smoke) and add steamed broccoli, almond flour, nutritional yeast, and sea salt. Heat until broccoli is warm and all ingredients are mixed well.