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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White Chocolate Cosmic Mulberry Bark

There’s a misconception that superfood blends and collagen/adaptogen powders are only used in smoothies and cozy lattes; while they are so perfect in these kitchen creations there are tons more you can unlock when you add powerful nutrient-dense blends to other recipes.


If you’ve been with us for a while now you know that’s what we’re all about. We LOVE to get creative in the kitchen and our incredible community does too. This white chocolate cosmic mulberry bark recipe was created by our Philosophie girl Lauren (@laurenupsidedownorsideways) using our collagen blend, Cosmic Elixir!


We love treating ourselves to a nourishing, delicious snack! Cosmic Elixir is a blend of grounding adaptogens and beautifying collagen with no added sugar, which means you can add it to this white chocolate recipe and stay sugar-crash free!


This recipe also uses cacao butter (so good!) which can be substituted with coconut oil if you don’t have access to it and a handful of dried mulberries which help to decrease oxidative stress and improve blood sugar control.


Can’t wait to hear what you all this of this cosmic treat!


Gather This:

½ cup cacao butter (or coconut oil)

2 tbsp no sugar added white chocolate chips

¼ cup no sugar added peanut butter or cashew butter

2 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

2 tbsp maple syrup

Handful of dried mulberries

Handful of gluten-free pretzels

Optional: pinch of sea salt


Do This:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using a double boiler or microwave, melt mix cacao butter/coconut oil, white chocolate chips and peanut butter. If using a microwave, microwave for 30-second intervals and then stir, repeat 1 or two times until smooth.

Add Cosmic Elixir and maple syrup, and stir until smooth.

Pour mixture on parchment-lined baking sheet

Sprinkle mulberries and pretzels on top (and optional sea salt)

Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

No-Bake Cosmic Cashew Butter Truffles

Philosophie fans, you’re going to want these super simple cashew butter truffles that triple as a protein snack, dessert and collagen beauty booster all in one!


For these truffles, we used cashews and cashew butter as a base that supports heart health and weight loss then sweetened them with our Coconut Magic Coconut Butter which is full of healthy fats and our superfood Cacao Magic blend. We also added our vanilla collagen blend, Cosmic Elixir that naturally helps your body produce more collagen.


You can store these high vibe beauty-boosting truffles in the fridge and they last for up to a week! Such an amazing protein-packed snack and wonderful for a sweet, low glycemic index treat in the evenings!


Gather This:

1 cup cashews

½ cup cashew butter

1 cup almond flour

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

3 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

4 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

Drizzle of Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

In a food processor add all your ingredients. Blend, roll into golf-sized balls and pop in the fridge to harden. If your mixture is too dry, add a bit more melted coconut oil to help all the ingredients mold together! 

Take out after an hour and drizzle with Berry Bee Honey and bee pollen for tons of anti-inflammatory benefits! ENJOY!

We’d love to see your beautiful truffles! Share them with us on Instagram with #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Vegan Berry Applesauce Waffles

The Jaffe kids LOVE superfood waffles and it’s definitely a morning staple around our home. They’re so easy to make and you can sneak in a ton of high-quality ingredients like your favorite superfood + protein blends. These vegan waffles are made with our immunity-boosting Berry Bliss blend, oat flour, cinnamon and applesauce. They’re crisp with a warm, soft center and so tasty.


Use unsweetened applesauce to help keep sugars to a minimum and complement it with cinnamon and vanilla to make a perfect, warm spice flavor. Mixed with Berry Bliss Superfood Powder and drizzled with Berry Bee Honey for an extra immune boost (a huge plus during the cold season), they’re the perfect brekkie for your whole family to enjoy.


Top these babies with blueberries, banana, coconut whip and a healthy drizzle of supercharged raw honey! Kid-friendly and mama approved! Recipe was created by our love Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_)!


Gather This:

2 cups oat flour⁣

2 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend⁣

3 tsp baking powder⁣

Dash of pink salt⁣

Dash of cinnamon ⁣

4 flax eggs (4 tbsp ground flax, 10 tbsp water)⁣

¼ cup almond butter⁣

½ cup unsweetened apple sauce⁣

1 tsp vanilla extract⁣

1 ¼ cup vanilla almond milk 


Top with coconut whip, blueberries, banana and a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey!⁣


Do This:

Make flax eggs, set aside.⁣

Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl.⁣

Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.⁣

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Set for 5-10 minutes to let oat flour absorb and fluff up.⁣

Heat waffle maker and lightly oil.⁣

Make waffles! Quantity will vary with waffle maker size!!⁣

 

How do you load up on superfoods in the morning? Share your Philosophie breakfasts on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #MakeEverySuperfoodASuperfood!

Green Vitality Smoothie Bowl

Around here we love starting the day we vibrant smoothie bowls loaded with superfoods, organic fruits & veggies, and all our favorite toppings like Cacao Bee Honey to make us feel motivated and empowered to take on the day! 


This smoothie includes an easy way to get in your daily dose of greens with spinach and steamed zucchini and the detoxifying powers of Green Dream. It’s sweetened with mango, banana, dates, cinnamon and a healthy topping of our immune-boosting and nutrient-rich Cacao Bee Honey


Enjoy this smoothie bowl created by the lovely Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_) when you’re looking for an ultra nutritious, yummy breakfast or when you need a little afternoon pick-me-up. 

Gather This:

Handful of spinach  

½ cup frozen mango

½ cup frozen steamed zucchini 

1 frozen banana

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

2 dates

Dulse flakes (optional but a great source of calcium & potassium, can swap for paprika)

Cinnamon

1 cup of water

½ tsp reishi extract (optional but great for the immune system, stress support and sleep)

¼ Avocado

TOPPINGS

granola, buckwheat, Cacao Bee Honey and date spread


Do This:

add everything to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth + creamy! Pour into your favorite bowl, top with your favorite toppings + ENJOY! 

 

What veggies do you like to sneak into your smoothies or smoothie bowls? Let me know on Instagram with #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Peppermint Cacao Brownies

Sharing these super yummy peppermint cacao recipes for our Philosophie family! Peppermint brownies are a seasonal must but we added a superfood twist to this classic dessert. These fudgy cacao brownies are sure to get you in the holiday spirit and we could all use a little more of that this year, right?


We added Philosophie’s Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend which has an abundant source of mood-balancing cacao and plant-based protein. These delicious brownies are also sweetened with Philosophie’s Cacao Bee Honey made with cacao superfood + protein blend and raw organic honey perfect for the cold & flu season. 


Peppermint and chocolate during the holidays is always a win and these brownies are perfection. 

Gather This:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-4 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey or monk fruit syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup creamy almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1 banana (ripe)
  • 1 ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • one candy cane (optional to decorate)

Do This:

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
  3. In a bowl, combine all your dry ingredients - almond flour, Cacao Magic, and baking soda. Mix.
  4. To a blender, add the eggs, honey or syrup, melted coconut oil, almond milk, almond butter, banana, peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Blend until fully combined.
  5. Next, add your dry mixture and blend until lightly combined.
  6. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides. Add the chocolate chips to the blender and mix with a spatula.
  7. Pour contents into the baking dish and shake the dish gently until the batter is even.
  8. Bake 24-25 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  10. Crush candy cane and sprinkle on top of brownies, you can drizzle honey or melted chocolate if you’d like.
  11. Cut into small squares and enjoy!

Cacao Veggie-Packed Oats

We fueling up on cozy oat bowls like this one during the holiday season to keep us nourished & grounded. Spread holiday cheer at home by making these cacao veggie-packed oats and share with loved ones!


These oats are an easy way to sneak in veggies, fiber and micronutrients in a cozy bowl of oats. You may think a combination of riced cauliflower, zucchini and cacao sounds strange but trust us! The perfect brekkie or mid-afternoon snack in minutes. It’s made with a healthy serving of our Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend to give your body a natural energy and mood boost.


Enjoy this beautiful bowl by Philosophie Babe, Danielle (cacaoforcoconuts_) on those cold, cozy mornings.

Gather This:

1 cup frozen riced cauliflower

½ cup oats

½ cup grated zucchini 

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 cup water


Do This:

Bring cauliflower and water to a boil.
Add zucchini and reduce heat.
Stir in the Cacao Magic and oats.
Transfer to a bowl and top!
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