Saturday, September 28, 2013

Antioxidant Protein Smoothie

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup (packed) baby spinach leaves
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 very ripe banana 
1 (3oz) container vanilla coconut milk yogurt 

I like to blend the spinach & almond milk first to get a smooth texture, then add other ingredients & blend together! Full if protein, antioxidants & deliciousness :) 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Morning Garlic Shots

When I first introduced garlic shots, I got a little too excited and went hardcore; one orange juiced with one clove of garlic. They were absolutely potent and pretty brutal to choke down first thing in the morning. So I experimented with other ingredients that still allowed me to have the full benefits of a whole clove of garlic. This batch was much more manageable, and loaded with other health benefits too!

This recipe makes one weeks worth of shots.
-one small bag of whole carrots (for calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus)

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-6 or 7 stalks of celery (aids in digestion)
-7 cloves of garlic (vitamin B6, and a good source of selenium, manganese, and vitamin C. Minerals include calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium )
-Few knobs of ginger (alleviates GI distress)
-Handfull of turmeric roots (stops blood flow to fat cells so they cannot reproduce)

I juiced each ingredient individually and put them into separate containers. Once all were juiced, I distributed the garlic, ginger & turmeric into 7 shot-sized Tupperware containers. Then I mostly filled the containers with the carrot juice, and topped each off with a splash of celery juice. Covered with lids, shook well, and stored in the refrigerator. 

Taking them on an empty stomach first thing in the morning gives your body the best benefits & absorption. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Pineapple Beet Smoothie


1/2 boiled beet, cooled
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Few dashes of cinnamon


Blend & enjoy! 190 calories :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Green Vanilla Protein Smoothie


3 large kale leaves, tough stems removed
Small bunch of wheat grass
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 T almond butter
Half banana
1 t cinnamon
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup water, or more almond milk

Blend kale, wheat grass and almond milk until smooth. Add other ingredients, blend well, & enjoy! 
30g of protein total & 400 calories!

Egg Roll Up

Quick and easy breakfast for my LO before she's off to school!

1 large egg
Splash of milk
Sprinkle of black pepper
Cheddar cheese, shredded

Grease pan with fat of choice (we used coconut oil) overmedium heat. Scrabble egg and milk together in bowl & add to pan. Once egg is mostly cooked & stiffens, sprinkle with black pepper and flip. Add cheese & cover for a minute it two until melted. Place egg & cheese onto plate, roll up, and cut in half. The perfect toddler finger food for breakfast. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuna Ginger Stir-Fry


1T olive oil
1 cup frozen spinach
1 can tuna 
1T fresh grated ginger 
Soy sauce

Heat olive oil & ginger over medium heat in skillet. Add spinach and cook until thawed. Add tuna and soy sauce (to taste) and voila. Quick, easy, healthy and delicious. 

305 calories is all, too!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ginger Protein Smoothie


1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 Hass avocado 
2 TBS hemp protein
3 tsp fresh grated ginger 

Blend and enjoy at only 275 calories 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hot Chocolate

I have a serious addiction to chocolate. However, since I've been dairy and (mostly) soy-free, my palate had to adjust to the extreme darks; 75% cocoa is a treat, but I usually go for the 85% or even 90%. This recipe is for a slightly more bitter "dark" hot chocolate*

About 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 heaping TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 TBS stevia in the raw
Sprinkle of cinnamon 

Combine all ingredients in microwaveable mug, and microwave until hot. Stir and enjoy! 

*Using sweetened vanilla almond milk, and/or adding more stevia will up the sweetness of this treat 

Ginger, Kale & Rice Stir-Fry

Simple and delicious.

1/2 T coconut oil
1 T fresh grated ginger 
1 cup kale (I used frozen)
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
Soy sauce

Heat coconut oil in skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add kale and cooked until thawed (or wilted if you use fresh). Add ginger a few minutes before rice so flavor can absorb. Once all ingredients are combined, add a bit of soy sauce to taste and you're ready to serve! 

About 215 calories is all you're at! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Cookie Dough Filled Truffles

This is a revised recipe I found online - a must share! Modified to be slightly healthier ;) 


1/2 cup dairy-free butter (we used Smart Balance) 
3/4 cup stevia in the raw (which we processed to powder-like texture)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 TBS pure vanilla extract 
2 TBS water 
1 & 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 
10oz dairy free mini chocolate chips
10oz dairy free chocolate chunks

Combine butter, stevia, sea salt, vanilla and water in mixing bowl on low speed until combined. Add flour & continue to mix until dough forms. Fold in mini chocolate chips, cover batter and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

Roll (1 TBS each) dough into ball & place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Place cookie dough balls in freezer for 15 minutes. 

Meanwhile, melt remaining chocolate with double boiler or in microwave. Once cooled to room temperature, place dough balls in chocolate, roll until covered & remove using 2 forks; place back on cookie sheet & return to refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until chocolate hardens. 

Makes about 24 truffles at 175 calories each! A delicious guilt free treat :) enjoy!!