Monthly Archives July 2014

Grain & Nut-Free Muesli

This is a super easy to make grain and nut-free muesli. I threw in some sour cherries (dried AND fresh) to give it a tangy kick. PrintGrain & Nut-Free Muesli 10 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 3 cups mixed seeds (hemp, chia, sunflower, pumpkin, etc.) 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit (apricot, cranberry, apple, etc.) 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 cup fresh berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, etc.) 1 banana, sliced non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, or hemp) InstructionsAdd the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly. Take the amount you would like for your cereal bowl, and store the remainder in an air-tight container. Top your dry cereal with fresh berries, sliced banana, and milk. Can be served warm or cold.
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Butternut Squash and Lemongrass Bisque

When I think of summer I think of succulent watermelons and ripe peaches. Soups aren’t something that immediately come to mind. However, once I tried making this Butternut Squash Bisque, I changes all of my perceptions about summer foods. This bisque can be served chilled during the warm months of the year. Butternut squash is high in fiber; it is great for bone health and good functioning of immune and nervous system.  And due to it’s high antioxidant content butternut squash is has a reputation for its’ anti-inflammatory effects, which make it a great food for our 11-Day Slim & Vibrant {Detox}. Another interesting fact about butternut squash: it is considered to be a fruit because it contains seeds.   PrintButternut Squash and Lemongrass Bisque 45 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1 small butternut squash 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 small yellow onion 2 tsp grated ginger 1 lemongrass stalk,
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Chocolate Energy (Sugar Free) Protein Balls

I wanted to make something delicious but free of all the sugar, simple carbs, processed flour junk that is 11 Day Detox friendly. And voila! These Chocolate Power Balls are so delicious. Try and tell me what you think. PrintSugar Free Chocolate Energy 15 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1/4 cup unsweetened sunflower seed butter or tahini 1/3 cup hemp protein powder (Nutiva or Living Harvest recommended) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 25 drops plain liquid stevia 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder or cacao powder InstructionsPour all ingredients into a bowl. Mix until well combined. Let cool in the fridge for 5 minutes, then roll into 1-inch thick balls. Serve as is or rolled in shredded coconut.
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