6 Winter Dinner Ideas for January

Now that we’re in the heart of winter, there’s nothing like a hot, home-cooked meal to gently wind down your day. Here are 6 wholesome dinner ideas created with Philosophie Superfoods (like Green Dream + Cacao Bee!) to ensure you’re getting in plenty of nutrients, while also savoring each + every bite!

 

1) Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Gather This:

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 1 ¾ cup chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 1 chopped jalapeño
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon Cacao Bee Honey
  • cilantro, chopped (topping)
  • cotija cheese (optional topping)
  • salsa (topping)
  • guacamole (topping)

Do This:

Stir quinoa and broth together, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to low and then simmer covered for 20 minutes (or until quinoa is light + fluffy)!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and jalapeño, and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato and lime juice and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the beans and cheese to the quinoa mixture and stir, combining all ingredients. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Cacao Bee Honey.

Half the peppers lengthwise and remove seeds, adding ½ cup of mixture per pepper. Top with cilantro and bake covered with foil for 35 minutes. Add more cojita cheese and bake for another 10 minutes or so until the cheese is lightly browned. Top with chopped cilantro, cotija cheese (if using), salsa, and guac of your choice!


2) Green Dream Chickpea Pasta

Gather This:

Do This:

Follow directions for cooking the pasta shells on the box.

While the shells are cooking, brown the ground turkey or beef (or vegan "beef"). Chop the garlic and onions and then cook the onion for 3 minutes on medium. Add garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.

Drain fat from the meat and combine the garlic + onion mixture with your favorite marinara sauce, with the Green Dream stirred in.

Combine pasta shells and sauce, add chopped basil + parmesan (if using), and enjoy!  

 

3) Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup

Gather This:

  • 1 box of chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 package of lentils, already cooked (Trader Joe's has a great one)
  • 1 pound of spicy (or non-spicy for kiddos) sausage, browned in skillet and then drained (or vegan sausage)
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme,
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of Cacao Bee Honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper (to taste)

Do This:

Brown meat or vegan sausage in skillet, drain, and set aside. Meanwhile, chop onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Cook carrots, onion, and celery together with olive oil for 5 minutes. Add spices, lentils, meat/vegan sausage, and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15 minutes, top with Cacao Bee, and enjoy!

 

4) Pesto Turkey Burgers

Gather This:

For the Pesto:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup cashews
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup of basil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Bragg's organic sea kelp delight (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

For the Turkey Burgers:

Do This:

Combine pesto ingredients in a high-speed blender. Form the ground turkey (or vegan turkey) into patties and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on your preference. Grill or toast the hamburger buns for 1 minute on each inside, add the cooked patty, sliced mozzarella, and top with pesto sauce!

 

5) Lemon Artichoke Foil-Wrapped Chicken

Gather This:

Do This:

Lay out one sheet of 12 x 12 foil per chicken breast or Chick'n and place them in the center with 3 stalks of asparagus for each packet.

Season with salt + pepper, oregano, garlic, and juice of ¼ of a lemon per chicken breast or Chick'n piece. Top with 3 artichoke hearts and ¼ teaspoon Green Dream. Then fold foil upwards like a present and double fold the ends to seal the packet.

Bake in a large baking pan, on 400 degrees for 35 minutes.

 

6) "Empty the Fridge" Coconut Curry Recipe

Gather This:

  • 4 cans coconut milk
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 parsnip
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 3 small squash
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • crushed garlic x 1 ½ teaspoons
  • fresh ginger 1 inch chopped
  • garam masala
  • turmeric
  • cumin
  • Bragg's sea kelp seasoning
  • curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

Do This:

Add all ingredients (vegetables, milk, then spices) to a crock pot and cook on high for approximately 4 hours. After your curry's cooked, add the Green Dream, serve up in your favorite bowl, and ENJOY!

 

Which of these wholesome dinners will you be cooking up this winter? Let us know on Twitter with #MyPhilosophie!

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Christine on

Love this! More lunch/dinner recipes please :)

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Simple Pumpkin Spiced Latte With Fall Vibes

We’re celebrating the start of autumn and the re-launch of our seasonal superfood blend, Fall Vibes by making this delicious pumpkin spiced latte by Philosophie Babe, Danielle Bear (@cacaoforcoconuts_)!


Who says you can’t have clean + nourishing pumpkin spiced lattes? No us! We love our seasonal superfood blend because it’s loaded with high vibrational superfoods and adaptogens to support your body during this season of release and softness. Our Fall Vibes blend has been lovingly crafted by all of us and was specifically created with you in mind. Made from healing adaptogens, nutrient-dense superfoods, and traditional fall spices it’s the best way to celebrate fall without sacrificing your health with artificial sweeteners. 


Enjoy this creamy, cozy latte with a cacao cookie! It’s creamy, light and sweet and doesn’t leave you heavy or achy from artificial sweeteners. It’s entirely vegan and all organic. You know, only the good stuff. 

Ingredients:

2 tbsp pumpkin puree

½ cup nut milk

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 heaping tsp Fall Vibes

½ cup coconut creamer (or sub more nut milk)


Directions:

On the stove, in a small pot, stir the pumpkin, nut milk, maple syrup and Fall Vibes. Start with medium heat then reduce heat and let it thicken slightly. The thickness will depend on the milk you use and what’s in it. I used homemade almond milk so there wasn’t much to thicken.

If you have a frother, froth the coconut creamer or nut milk. If you don’t have one, add this directly to the pot (you can also combine all this into a blender to froth it up slightly).

Pour the pumpkin puree into a mug, top with frothed creamer and some pumpkin spice. ENJOY!

 

How are you celebrating the start of fall with superfoods? Share it with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Energizing Cacao Date Bites

We are head-over-heels for these energizing cacao date bites created by our Philosophie Babe, Monette (@glazedandconfused.co). They’re packed with protein and nutrients that make you feel like a superhuman!


On top of tasting dreamy and delightful, these cacao bites are naturally energizing thanks to the Cacao Magic and dates (which also pack a variety of minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc)! 


These are a great alternative to energy bars and so much better for you!

Gather This:

7 dates

1 cup walnuts

¼ cup Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

2 scoops collagen protein (optional)

1 dropper Blossom CBD (optional)

1 tsp Lions Mane (optional)

1 tbsp water

A pinch of salt


Do This:

Pit the dates and chop walnuts. Add all ingredients into a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until well-combined. Roll into 1-inch balls using the warmth of your hands to mold them together. To set, pop in the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes. Otherwise, eat as is! Will keep fresh in an air-tight bag or container for up to a week. Freeze for longer-term storage.


What are some of your favorite sweet and healthy superfood snacks? Share yours with us on Facebook by tagging #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Homemade Mint Chip Nice Cream

This year somehow felt like summer went by way too fast but also seemed to last for months and months. I’m going to miss the sweet summer moments with my family but I’m making more of an effort to bring more joy and play into our everyday lives. 


So while the kiddos are back in zoom school I’ve decided to celebrate the end of summer with this homemade mint chip nice cream recipe! I love how creamy and vibrant this recipe is and the mint flavor is so satisfying. We’ve added lots of dark chocolate chips and topped it with Green Bee Honey for an extra boost of immunity. 


Full disclosure, I ate two huge bowls of this nice cream all two myself and felt ZERO guilt about it. It’s so clean! All vegan, gluten-free, paleo and made with whole, real ingredients. Dig in!!

 

 

Gather This:

4 cups frozen banana slices (~2large bananas)

⅛ tsp pure peppermint extract, or more as desired

Pinch of salt

½ cup coconut cream

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp Green Bee Honey

2-3 tbsp chocolate chips (we love Lily’s Sweets)

TOPPING: Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend & Green Bee Honey


Do This:

Place frozen banana slices, peppermint extract, salt, coconut cream, Green Dream, and Green Bee Honey into a high-speed food processor or blender.

Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes stopping to scrape the sides every so often.

If your blender is having a hard time blending the bananas, add coconut cream or almond milk by the tablespoon. Add in the chocolate chips at the end and blend once.

Once pureed together, your mint chip nice cream should be like a super thick smoothie or soft serve. Option to eat immediately or to transfer to a parchment-lined bread pan to freeze for later.

Freeze nice cream for 1 to 2 hours so that it hardens enough to scoop like ice cream, but isn’t too hard where you can’t scoop it.

 

What superfood treats are you creating these final few days of summer? Share yours with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilsophieSupefoods!

Strawberry Apple Healthy Popsicles

Summer is coming to a close but we’re celebrating these final few weeks with healthy, homemade popsicles. These have been a Jaffe staple all summer long and I’ve been making superfood popsicles for my kiddos since they were little babes. It’s the easiest way to sneak in some nutrients and Philosophie superfoods by disguising them as a tasty summer treat. 


These apple juice and strawberry pops are all-natural and incredibly sweet and refreshing—mamas love them too! 

Gather This:

1 cup unsweetened apple juice (We used a local brand Little West)

1 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend 

1 tsp Liquid Sunshine

2 cups frozen strawberries (thawed)

½ lemon (juiced)

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey or raw honey


Do This:

Blend the juice and superfoods together. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. Serve on a platter for your next pool patter and finish with a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey + a handful of your favorite berries. ENJOY!


Share your fave recipe with us in the comments or drop us a line to tell us why you love our superfoods! Sending you all big hugs on this warm weekend ahead! Enjoy! ♡



Other summer recipes to try:

Summer Berry Smoothie

Vegan Cacao Freezer Fudge

Red, White & Blueberries Yogurt Bites

Banana Peanut Butter and Date Smoothie

Anyone who’s a part of the Philosophie family LOVES using our superfood + plant-based protein blends is in a supercharged, tasty smoothie just as much as we do! We’re sharing the second of three smoothie recipes featuring our nutrient-dense superfood + plant-based protein blends that taste to end summer in a tasty way.


This smoothie is naturally-sweetened from the date and our Cacao Magic and is great for you because there is no added sweetener just like our superfood + protein blends. Beyond making your taste buds very happy, cacao is extremely high in antioxidants and magnesium. Our Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend is also created with Chinese herbs, rare medicinal mushrooms, and superfoods sourced from all over the world, including maca, mesquite, chia, and hemp. 


Enjoy this smoothie as a morning boost, post-workout snack or an after-dinner healthy treat!

Gather This:

1 frozen banana

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

1 date (we love Joolies) 

1 tbsp peanut butter (we used Wild Friends)

1 cup almond milk


Do This:

Blend all ingredients into a blender. Pour into your favorite glass and ENJOY!

 

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Dreamy Tomato Cream Cheese Toast

We have a super fun TOAST recipe for you using our new Dream Butter superfood spread! You may be surprised by this recipe but trust us when we say it’s SO good!


This is such an energizing and satisfying snack or breakfast meal on the go. It’s full of healthy fats and superfoods; ready to keep you moving from neighborhood walks, WFH and then to yoga practice. We’ve combined a vegan cream cheese with the nutty, creamy taste of our organic macadamia and coconut butter spread blended with Philosophie Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend - DREAM BUTTER!


Gather This:

Half Dream Butter + half vegan cream cheese 

1 slice Canyon Bakehouse GF Bread (cut in half)

Cherry tomatoes (sliced)

Sprinkle of bee pollen

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend


To Do:

Toast bread! Combine Dream Butter and vegan cream cheese in a bowl to taste. Spread and load with halved tomatoes, bee pollen and a sprinkle of Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend. ENJOY!


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