5 Healthy Tailgating Snacks + Lemon Superfood Bar Recipe

It’s TAILGATING SEASON! While typical tailgate fare consists of hot dogs and chips, that doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with unhealthy snacks that are committing fouls against your waistline.

All it takes is a bit of prep before you enter the stadium parking lot, and I thought I’d help by sharing some of my favorite wholesome snack ideas for game day. After fueling up on these foods, you’ll feel LIGHT + FULL OF ENERGY to cheer on your team to victory!


Trail Mix

Forego the gas station trail mix and blend up a bag at home. I love making a blend of golden berries, goji berries, cacao nibs, almonds, cashews, and walnuts (Nuts.com carries amazing nuts + also has great snack ideas).


Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re making pumpkin pie or soup from scratch, save the seeds and roast them for a nutrient-dense snack! These brain-boosting seeds are excellent sources of manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Toss them with cinnamon, coconut sugar, and Berry Bliss for a sweet treat!

Superfood Popcorn

While popcorn gets a bad rap for usually being coated in artificial butter flavoring and excess salt, it’s actually quite healthful! Popcorn is a great source of whole grains, dietary fiber, and polyphenols, which aid the body in preventing degenerative diseases like diabetes and osteoporosis. Air pop up a batch of organic popcorn and toss with pink Himalayan salt and coconut oil or score bonus points for making one of these Superfood Popcorn Toppings.

Green Dream Protein Bites

If you have a sweet tooth, these detoxifying Green Dream Protein Bites make the perfect tailgating snack! The day before the game, mix up cashews, dates, Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, cinnamon, coconut oil, nut butter, and sea salt in a food processor and then sculpt them into little balls. Sprinkle on unsweetened coconut flakes and then freeze (just be sure to take them out before leaving the house!).


 

Superfood Lemon Bars

I have so many lemons from my lemon tree, and it feels so awful wasting them! I wanted to create a fun fall recipe, something easy to snack on or have for breakfast when we’re on the run. The best bars are a combo of simple sugars for instant energy, complex carbs for more lasting energy, + a bit of healthy fat to combat any hunger pangsespecially at a game when you’re facing limited wholesome options.

These are so delicious and an unbeatable way to enjoy a collection of natural ingredients like chia seeds, dates, oats, and Philosophie superfood blends.

Gather This:


Do This:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease an 8x8 pan with coconut oil or use parchment.

In a small bowl, mix the chia seeds and lemon juice. Set aside for 20 minutes to allow the seeds to become saturated and bulk up. Stir once halfway through.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the oat flour, Berry Bliss, Green Dream, baking powder, salt, and 3/4 cup coconut flakes. Sprinkle in the lemon zest and mix again until distributed. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, Coconut Bliss, applesauce, and maple syrup.

Mix in the soaked chia seeds. Chop the pitted dates very finely, and mix in with the other wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones, and stir until blended. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan, using a spatula to flatten out the surface. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes on top, patting it down lightly into the mixture.

Bake for 25 minutes, until the edges begin to turn golden brown. While warm, cut into 12-15 squares. Bag up for your next tailgating party!

 

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Thanksgiving Table // Yummy Superfood Recipes for the Whole Family

Superfood Thanksgiving Recipes

We LOVE Thanksgiving because you’re able to celebrate the beauty + bounty of food and the loved ones that fill up your life. If you’re still looking for a dish to bring to the table, spice it up with a nourishing, high-vibe superfood dish! It’s so easy to incorporate superfoods into any dish you plan to make and loads on the nutrients. Your friends and family will be grateful for it!


Traditional holiday staples, like sweet potatoes and pumpkin, are already full of vitamins and antioxidants. Why not take your favorite classic recipes up a notch by adding superfoods like quinoa, kale, pomegranate, and our superfood blends with EVEN more superfoods like cacao and maca. 

 

SUPERFOOD SIDES

Fall Vibes Cornbread


Gather This:

6 tbsp melted unsalted butter (or canola oil for a healthier version)

2 tbsp unsalted butter (or canola oil for healthier version)

1 ¾ cup cornmeal

½ cup Fall Vibes

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1 ½ cup buttermilk

1 Egg


Do This:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and place 9” cast iron skillet in oven while it preheats.

Combine the cornmeal, Fall Vibes, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. 

Combine the buttermilk, egg, melted butter(or oil) in a small bowl.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, making sure not to over mix. 

Carefully place the skillet on the stove over high heat. Add the 2 tablespoons of butter (or oil) to the skillet. Pour in the batter, and spread evenly. 

Bake for about 20 minutes. A toothpick should come out of the center clean.


Kale Salad with Green Bee Honey Vinaigrette 


Gather This:

4 bunches kale (chopped into small pieces) 

1 cup pecans (chopped and toasted) 

3 tbsp sesame seeds (toasted) 

1 bunch green onions (sliced on a bias)

½ cup Green Bee Honey

½ cup wildflower honey

¼ cup white balsamic vinegar 

1 ½ cup grapeseed oil

Pinch of salt


Do This:

In a blender or food processor, add the honeys and vinegar. Mix until fully incorporated, very slowly drizzle in the oil. This will create an emulsion, season with salt and pepper to taste. The dressing will keep for 1 week refrigerated and is great on roasted veggies. 

Mix together the chopped kale and honey vinaigrette, really work it into the kale.  Let stand at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes.  Then toss with the nuts, seeds and green onions. Season to taste. 



MAIN DISHES

Fall Harvest Vegetables

Serves: 10 side portions 


Gather This:

5 pounds of your favorite vegetables, like squash, eggplant, carrots, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Peeled and sliced into bite size pieces.

½ cup grapeseed oil

¼ cup wildflower honey or Philosophie Honey

¼ cup Cacao Magic Coconut Butter

2 tbsp sherry vinegar

1 tbsp kosher salt

10 sprigs thyme

1 bunch rosemary

OTHER TOPPINGS:

Microgreens

Toasted chopped nuts

Toasted seeds

Bee pollen

Pickled vegetables 


Do This:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl mix together the oil, honey ,vinegar and salt. Once fully mixed together add the vegetables and herbs. Toss everything together and place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. 

Cover the tray with foil and roast for 30 minutes. Once the vegetables feel tender to the touch, remove the foil and roast for another 15 to 20 minutes longer. This will allow the vegetables to caramelize a bit and add a ton of flavor. Remove the herbs and toss with your favorite toppings. 

 

SUPERFOOD DESSERTS

Cacao Nice Cream

Makes: 1 Quart


Gather This:

6 oz. dark chocolate (chopped up)

2 cup whole milk (or milk of choice)

2 cup heavy cream

1 cup sugar

½ cup Cacao Bee Honey

5 egg yolks

Pinch of salt


Do This:

Melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl, on top of a double boiler. Set aside to cool slightly.

Pour the milk and cream into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. When it just comes to a simmer, whisk in the melted chocolate and turn the heat off. 

Prepare an ice bath. Set up a fine mesh strainer over a clean bowl.

Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and honey in a heatproof bowl. Temper ⅓ of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture. Slowly pour the egg mixture back into the pan and stir to incorporate. Turn the heat back on to medium and cook the custard. Stirring constantly and making sure to scrape the sides of the pan so that you don’t curdle the eggs. When the custard starts to steam and it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Immediately pour the mixture through the strainer, and set the bowl in the ice bath. Stir in the salt and let cool. 

Once cool, transfer mixture to an airtight container and refrigerate overnight. The next day churn according to your machine's instructions. 


Cocoa Magic Brownies 


Gather This:

1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour (GF version I prefer Anson Mills GF Blend)

1 cup cocoa

1 cup Cacao Magic

1 ½ tsp salt

2 sticks room temperature unsalted butter (medium dice)

1 cup canola oil

4 large eggs

1 ½ cup sugar

1 cup Cacao Bee Honey

¾ tsp vanilla extract

10 oz. chocolate chips 


Do This:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9” x 13” baking tray and line with parchment paper. 

Melt the butter and mix together with the oil. Set aside to cool.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, cocoa magic, and salt. Set aside to mix in later.  

Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the eggs, sugar and honey until the mixture is light and airy about 3-4 minutes. With the mixer running on lowest setting, slowly mix in the dry ingredients alternating with the oil and butter mix. Be careful not to over mix at this stage. Once everything is fully incorporated, remove bowl from mixer and fold in the chocolate chips. Pour brownie mixture into the pan and bake for 50 to 65 minutes. The edges should just start to pull away from the pan, and a tooth pick in the middle should come out clean. Make sure you don’t hit any chocolate chips when you test it. 

 

Superfood Apple Pie Filling

So many wanted the recipe for this apple pie filling with added superfoods! It’s a simple and delicious topping for ice cream, waffles, pancakes, or used as expected: for apple pie! It's not too sweet, has a wonderful bright flavor from the lemon zest and lemon juice, and is super easy to make.


We added our seasonal Fall Vibes blend which has all your favorite fall spices with the benefits of adaptogens like ashwagandha and superfoods like tocos. Can’t wait to hear what you think!!


Gather This:

4-7 medium apples

1 tbsp lemon juice

⅓ cup + 1 tbsp brown sugar/coconut sugar

¼ cup tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp Fall Vibes

1 cup water


Do This:

In a medium sized pot over medium heat, combine your diced and peeled apple pieces, lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar, Fall Vibes, water, cornstarch, and salt and mix until everything is nicely coated and the cornstarch is dissolved.

Allow to cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes so the apples can get cooked through evenly.

Once apples are cooked as desired, transfer to a clean jar to store in the fridge, or serve warm over your favorite desserts! Allow to cool to warm or room temperature before using in a pie so it doesn't melt your pastry dough!

Dairy + Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe w/ Creamy Frosting

Nothing says fall like a gooey, warm pumpkin bread with creamy frosting! Make your favorite pumpkin bread recipe a superfood treat by adding our Fall Vibes seasonal, adaptogenic blend and substituting ingredients for more vibrant, nourishing options.


Our girl, Heather of @thewestsidecollective created this dish by adapting a super gooey Pumpkin Oat Cake recipe to her mainly dairy and gluten-free diet and added in Fall Vibes to make it a superfood.


Your whole family will LOVE!!

Gather This:

1 cup almond flour

½ cup old fashioned oats

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp Fall Vibes

½ cup earth balance butter (or butter of choice)

½ cup pumpkin puree

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup coconut sugar

¼ cup almond milk

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla


Do This:

Mix all ingredients.  Cook on 350 for 40 minutes in a small baking pan. After cooling add frosting and ENJOY!!

 

What sweets + treats are you making this holiday season? Share your favorite superfood desserts on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #MakeEveryFoodASuperfood.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

For all our chocolate lovers and sweet tooth fiends, this is for YOU! This smoothie is inspired by the deliciousness of a PB cup but made with nourishing, healthy ingredients to support you rather than deplete you! 


Making sweet (yet so nutritious) smoothies really helps us feel like we’re getting dessert throughout the day! 


This smoothie uses organic pumpkin, Coconut Magic Coconut Butter for healthy fats, Cacao Magic, persimmons and our seasonal Fall Vibes blend full of adaptogens, superfoods and fall spices. A healthy, yummy treat for you and the family!! 

Gather This:

8-10 oz almond milk

1 tbsp Cacao Magic 

1 tbsp Fall Vibes

1-2 frozen bananas (depending on your thickness desire)

⅓ cup puréed canned organic pumpkin

1-2 tbsp organic unsalted peanut butter

1-2 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

1 handful frozen cauliflower

1 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey

Optional chopped persimmon


Do This:

Blend all, top with dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs + enjoy with love

Candy Corn Inspired Fall Treat

While we’re loving our seasonal superfood + adaptogen blend, Fall Vibes in our morning coffee the possibilities for this pumpkin spice superfood blend are ENDLESS. 


These candy corn inspired fall treats are made with chickpeas which are high in protein and pumpkin which is highly nutritious and loaded with vitamin A, as well as our Fall Vibes blend made with healing medicinal herbs, antioxidant-rich superfoods, plant-based sweetener, and traditional fall spices. Make sure you save yourself one of these babies before giving them to your kids; they won’t last long!


Thank you to our girl Danielle of @cacaoforcoconuts_ for this yummy recipe using our seasonal Fall Vibes. Enjoy this delicious fall treat!

Gather This:

BASE - 

1 cup chickpeas ⁣

1 tbsp maple syrup⁣

1 tbsp nut butter of choice

1 tsp Fall Vibes

MIDDLE -

1 cup pumpkin purée ⁣

1 tsp maple syrup ⁣

2 tbsp almond flour⁣

TOP -

½ cup cashews (soaked overnight)⁣

2 tbsp lemon juice (½ a lemon)⁣

1 tsp sugar of choice

Do This:

Soak cashews over night.⁣

Rinse and drain chickpeas.⁣

In a food processor, make the base. Press into silicon muffin tins (used 4).⁣

Freeze while you make the next layer!⁣

Make pumpkin layer in food processor and add to the base.⁣

Freeze again while you make cashew layer!⁣

Use food processor to make the top cashew layer. ⁣

Freeze for at least an hour before cutting and enjoying!⁣

Keep in freezer (makes about 8 servings)!⁣

Easy Superfood Pumpkin Spice Latte

One of our favorite ways to use our seasonal pumpkin spice superfood blend, Fall Vibes is in our morning coffee. We’re sharing an easy superfood pumpkin spice latte recipe that’s delightfully sweet and so much better for you than your go-to $5 latte!


 If I had to describe what the flavors of fall would be, I would use this blend. It’s creamy, light and sweet that doesn’t leave you tired, heavy or achy from added sugar. It’s entirely vegan and all organic. You know, only the good stuff. 


What’s in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

In the PSLs you find at your local coffee shop you’ll find ingredients that aren’t so great for the body and often include LOTS of sugar and sweeteners. Making it at home meals you CHOOSE the ingredients and can sub out any sugars or sweeteners for better options.


Our seasonal FALL VIBES blend is only available for a limited time with a limited amount in stock so make sure to get your hands on it. It has a shelf life for a year so you can celebrate fall all year long!

Gather This:

1 cup almond milk

2 tbsp pumpkin puree canned or fresh

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp Fall Vibes

1 tsp Cacao Magic (optional)

½ cup strong brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso


Do This:

Combine almond milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, Fall Vibes and Cacao Magic (optional) in a small saucepan over a medium low heat. Whisk everything together and as soon as the milk begins to simmer, shut off the heat and transfer the milk mixture to a blender.

Add a cup of strong brewed coffee to the blender and blend for 10 seconds or until light and frothy. (You can also add the coffee right to the pot and skip the blender but the blender does add a bit of extra froth to the top.)

Pour into your favorite mug. Top with fresh cinnamon and enjoy!

 

What cold-weathered treat would you like to see made healthy + healing? Share below!