Affirmation Toast Recipe

Affirmations are such a huge part of my life and I believe that living a life you love is all about reaching for it and manifesting it. An affirmation is a positive, hopeful statement that can help you to overcome challenging, self-sabotaging and negative thoughts.


There are two parts of yourself. Your inner lover, best friend, true soul AND your inner critic. Sometimes your inner critic is loud and may be the only thing you can hear. Sometimes it tells you everything you’re doing wrong in life.


Affirmations, if you repeat them often and truly believe in them, can start to make positive changes and change your mindset. Self-affirmation may also help to soothe the effects of anxiety + stress (so important during the holiday season!). The best part about affirmations is that they can show up EVERYWHERE and can be used EVERYDAY. From the clothes I wear, to the journals + mugs I use, to the way I speak out when I’m faced with a challenge—affirmations show up constantly in my life.


At Philosophie HQ, we decided to put our affirmations on our morning toasts for #ToastTuesday, which is not only fueling us from the inside out but also makes us feel GOOD emotionally and mentally. I AM LOVE reminds me to continue to show up to life from a place of love - love for others, for my job and most importantly, for myself. What are you putting on your morning toasts? I’d love to know!

Gather This:

Canyon Gluten-Free Bread (or any other of your favorite piece of bread)

1 tsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

Wild Friends Almond Cashew Super Butter

A sprinkling of coconut flakes

Optional: a sprinkling of edible gold tiny hearts to make it extra magical (you can also use any other topping you want!)

½ banana


Do This:
Toast bread and spread on almond butter mixed with Cacao Magic. With alphabet cookie cutters, cut out your affirmation with a banana and place them on the toast. Finish with a sprinkle of gold hearts and coconut flakes. ENJOY!

 

What are your affirmations? Did you put them on your superfood toast? I'd love to see! Share with me on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods.

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Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Now that we’re in the heart of winter, there’s nothing like a hot, home-cooked meal to gently wind down your day. This super simple, wholesome dinner recipe ensures you’re getting in plenty of nutrients, while also savoring each + every bite!


I’m a huge fan of bell peppers. They’re such a colorful and juicy veggie to use in the kitchen. I love adding them to my recipes and even enjoying them just as they are! They are low in calories and exceptionally rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet. They also look so pretty + vibrant on your plate. I love any dinner that invites me to eat it because of the color and warmth.


I also added a ton of other comforting + nourishing veggies for a truly savory, southwestern BBQ flavor. The Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend helps to bring out the flavor of the pepper while also adding a ton of nutrients and detoxifying properties to this already high-vibe and tasty plant-based meal.

Gather This:

2 cups quinoa

2 orange bell peppers

1 cup black beans

1 cup corn

1 red pepper

Corn salsa (Sprouts)

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

Sprinkling Kite Hill Ricotta Cheese


Do This:

Cut bell peppers in half and scoop out insides. Roast for 10 min at 400. While those are roasting, make quinoa and add black beans, corn and saute the red pepper. To the roasted red pepper, add the quinoa mix and sauteed red pepper. Finish by topping with corn salsa, a sprinkling of Green Dream and Kite Hill Ricotta cheese. EAT UP!


What warm, wholesome superfood dinners do you love to make in the winter? Share yours with me on Instagram and we may feature it on our page! Use #PhilosophieSuperfoods or tag us!

Cacao Magic Granola Bar Recipe

You know I’m the biggest fan of simple, high-vibe recipes that I can easily grab and take with me on the go. Between all the meetings, photo/TV shoots and outings with the kiddos there’s always somewhere to be! I love, love, love easy superfood snacks that pack a lot in them and taste SO good.


Philosophie babe, Alli Renee created these super easy + yummy superfood granola bars. They make great post-workout treats, afternoon snacks, and awesome additions to the kids’ lunches. I'm obsessed.


Most of these ingredients are probably already in your pantry. All you need is our Cacao Bee Honey and our Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend and you’re set!

Gather This:

1 ½ cup organic thick cut oats

1 ¼ cup almond butter (clean)

¼ cup Cacao Bee Honey (organic honey will also work!)

1 tbsp vanilla

1 ½ cup sliced almonds

½  cup brown rice crisps

3-4 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp cinnamon

⅔ cup Enjoy Life Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Chips

Pinch of salt


Do This:

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Bake at 330 in a parchment lined 8X8 until edges are golden. Refrigerate then cut. ENJOY!


What are some of your favorite superfood snacks to help with a busy day? Share yours with me on Facebook using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #PhilosophieLove.

Winter Sweet Potato Superfood Salad Recipe

Day 3 of our New Year’s cleanse and loving it!! How’s everyone feeling? I created these cleanses so you feel inspired and empowered to recharge your health and work toward feeling your best EVER! Full of whole meals and satisfying dishes, you won’t be feeling depleted or craving for food.


Because our cleanses only enhance the meals you eat on a daily basis, you can still get crafty in the kitchen. I created this Winter Sweet Potatoe Superfood Salad that will leave you feeling well-nourished and satisfied. It’s loaded with my favorite superfoods like quinoa, kale and a heaping spoonful of Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend. This winter salad is so cleansing and detoxifying, it’s the perfect way to help you get back into shape during the first month of the year!


Happy cleansing!


Gather This:

Bag of kale

1-2 sweet potato (cubed)

1 cup quinoa

Sprinkle of chopped pecans

Sprinkle of raisins

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend


Do This:

Roast sweet potato at 425 for 30-35 min. and cook quinoa separately. Top quinoa mixture on a bed of washed organic kale. Top with raisins and chopped pecans. Finally, sprinkle in Green Dream and mix well!


What are your favorite dishes to make while cleansing? Share yours with me on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #PhilosophieLove.

Superfood Recipes to Celebrate the NEW YEAR

As the excitement and happiness from this week’s festivities slowly drift toward the anticipation of the new year, I’m soaking in all the magic, purity and love I can with my friends + family. With the laughs, smiles and nourishing meals, I cherish this time SO much. It really is the beauty of the holidays.


The holidays are all about good food and good times, but it’s important to remain grounded in your truth and give in LOVE. This time of year is nostalgic, happy and light for some, yet for others it can be stressful, triggering, and emotionally charged. I believe in sharing my light all year, but I think it’s especially important to open our arms a little wider during the holidays and one way to do that is through food.


What we put in our bodies affects our overall health, when we nourish ourselves with real food and shamelessly enjoy a treat here and there, we are much more likely to maintain healthy BALANCE. That’s why it’s so important to follow your heart + intuition. No need to deprive yourself and definitely no need for judgment or guilt, especially when you incorporate high-vibe superfoods into your holiday treats!


Enjoy these 3 healthy holiday superfood dishes to help ring in 2019!!

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This rich, minty hot chocolate gets its smooth texture from highly nutritious nut milk and its subtle sweetness from immunity-boosting honey. Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend adds an extra pop of protein plus a variety of potent superfoods, including a dose of finely milled reishi mushroom powder, known to have an ever-growing list of healing properties. And a splash of vodka ensures that this warming drink will leave you feeling merry and bright!

Gather This:
1 cup non-dairy milk
½ cup water
3 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend
1 ½ tbsp sweetener of choice A small pinch of salt
¼ tsp peppermint extract
1-2 oz of vodka
1 oz of chocolate (raw carob will also work)

Do This:

Blend all of the ingredients together, except for the chocolate and vodka. Pour the liquid into a small saucepan, add the chocolate and slowly bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk in the chocolate, and add one ounce of vodka. Simmer for another minute or so, keeping an eye on the chocolate to make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat, and add more vodka if desired. Enjoy warm or chilled (martini glass or wine glass over ice)!

 

Cranberry Cashew Fudge

This decadent, yet ultra nourishing fudge makes the perfect dessert for your holiday soiree. Together, the almond butter and cashews provide a boost of heart-protective antioxidants, as well as a wealth of minerals. Our Coconut Bliss Coconut Butter and Berry Bee Honey create a lovely, immunity-boosting sweetness that pairs wonderfully with dried cranberries.


Gather This:

¾ cup of raw cashews (soaked)
¼ cup almond butter
3 tbsp Berry Bee Honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp Coconut Bliss Coconut Butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
¼ - ⅓ cup dried unsweetened cranberries

Do This:

Blend the cashews in a high-powered mixer or blender until they start to form a butter. Slowly add the remaining ingredients until fully incorporated (the batter should be relatively thick, but feel free to stir in some chopped cashew pieces to bulk it up). Pour the mixture into a lined baking pan, and top with additional cranberries if desired. Place in the freezer to set, about 2-3 hours. To serve, cut into squares and sprinkle with raw coconut sugar. Store in an airtight container and the fudge will last up to 2 weeks in the freezer.

 

Hot Cacao Magic Mug Cake

These cakes are created with low-glycemic coconut sugar, energizing coconut oil, Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend, nut milk and a hint of java. After you’ve shopped for your baking goodies, pick out a gorgeous, inspirational mug to enjoy this tasty treat!


Gather This:

¼ cup gluten-free baking flour
2 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend
1 tbsp vegan marshmallow
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp white vinegar
¼ tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ tbsp coconut oil (melted)
2 tbsp nut mylk
2 tbsp brewed coffee


Do This:

Lightly grease a microwave-safe coffee mug with non-stick coconut oil spray or coconut oil. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Slowly mix in the vanilla, milk, vinegar and oil. Once incorporated, transfer the batter into your mug, mix in the marshmallows, and pour the coffee over the top. Microwave on high for 1 ½ - 2 minutes. Make sure to watch the cake so it doesn’t overcook!

Editor’s note: If you don’t own a microwave or don’t care to use one, simply stick the mug in an oven pre-heated to 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Top with chocolate or carob pieces, cacao nibs, nuts, coconut ice cream, or whipped topping of choice.


*These recipes and photos were made in collaboration with Free People

 

What ways do you celebrate time with friends + family during the holidays? Share your favorite traditions with me in the comments below or on Facebook using #PhilosophieLove.

Cacao Magic Paleo Holiday Loaf Recipe

Happy Holidays, Philosophie fam!! It has officially hit the winter season and that means more baking! I can’t wait to bake all the cookies, cakes and holiday treats with my boys while they’re off from school. It's no secret that we have a sweet tooth over here at Jaffe home, so I am constantly working on fun, new recipes that are extra sweet but also extra nourishing.


This recipe for Cacao Magic Holiday Loaf is not only delicious, but it's also dairy-free, gluten-free AND sugar-free. We used our fav Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend, making a powerhouse nutrient boost that tastes absolutely mouth-watering divine. After whipping this up, Leo immediately came and took the biggest piece for himself. He knows good treats when he sees them!

 

We also added in Ancient Nutrition Multi-Collagen Protein, which features five collagen types all from clean + pure sources. Did you know that you can sneak in collagen into any dish the same as you do our Philosophie superfood blends? It's so easy to make any dish healthy + nutritious without compromising any of the flavor.


Wishing you all a beautiful holiday. So much love for each and every one of you!  

Gather This:

Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix

½ cup SunButter Organic Sunflower Butter

2 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey

2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Ancient Nutrition Multi-Collagen Protein

Jem Cashew Butter

Dark chocolate chunks


Do This:

Follow the Simple Mills instructions for mixing & baking. Before pouring mixture into your bread pan, add in SunButter, Cacao Bee Honey, Cacao Magic and mix until well incorporated. Follow baking instructions. Drizzle Jem Cashew Butter and Cacao Bee Honey on top then finish with dark chocolate chunks. Slice off a piece and enjoy!!


What desserts + sweets do you plan on baking this winter season? Share yours with me in the comment below or on social media using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Pesto Beet Noodle Recipe

Comfort food dishes are the BEST during the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw your standards for a high-vibe nutritious meal out the window! I ♥ spiralized veggies and adding a delicious pesto sauce makes an especially delicious “pasta” dish. We wanted to get a little fun and festive with this dish and paired yummy spiralized beets with our favorite pesto sauce.


You may notice that our Green Dream Pesto sauce has been revamped for you all and let me tell you, it’s SO good! If you pair the beet noodles with this Green Dream Pesto, you’ll end up with a fast, raw, gluten-free, + vegan dinner packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, + manganese (an essential mineral for bone health and brain and nerve function). Be sure to make extra—it’s beyond delish + makes a wonderful lunch for the next day!

Gather This:

1 cup spinach

1 cup basil

2 cups arugula

¾ cups olive oil

¾ cups soaked cashews

1 lemon

1tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp garlic

S + P

Spiralized beets


Do This:

Combine all the pesto ingredients in a high-power blender and blend until smooth. Spiralize beets and saute for 4 min. on medium heat with coconut oil. ENJOY!

 

How are you celebrating the holidays with superfoods this year? Share your favorite dishes with me on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods!