- 1 frozen small zucchini
- handful of frozen spinach
- half of avocado (if you love avocado + like it extra creamy!)
- 1 cup (or 1 1/2 cups) almond milk
- 2 heaping teaspoons Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Magic Coconut Butter
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
- few shakes of cinnamon
- handful of ice
We’re in the thick of summer and the heat is INTENSE. I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and hydrated because this is the time of year the sun does all of its hardest work. That means eating plenty of clean, cool foods loaded with nutrients and prepared as simple as possible.
Smoothies (and smoothie bowls) are a favorite of mine because they cover all of those bases in the summer. They’re delicious, super easy to make, and can be modified to suit your body’s tastes and needs. Right now, our summer cleanse is in full gear, so I’m packing my smoothie bowls with all the fiber and antioxidants I can. This dragonfruit smoothie bowl has everything I need to stay hydrated, healthy, and cool in the July heat.
Dragonfruit - that spiny, egg-shaped fruit you see in your grocery stores produce section - has a mild sweet flavor similar to a kiwi or pear. It’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants, along with crucial nutrients like iron and vitamin C. Normally it’s used to add texture to a fruity dessert, but I’ve been obsessed with these dragonfruit chips so I thought I’d add them to the recipe for a little sweet crunch. This smoothie also includes bee pollen, one of the most broadly nutritious ingredients you can include in a dish and a favorite of mine. Throw in Berry Bee Honey, some Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend, and a base of frozen berries with plant-based milk, and you’ve got a frozen, yogurt-like treat that’s simple to make - a much-needed breeze in this summer heat.
½ cup red dragonfruit chips
½ cup fresh raspberries
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup plant-based milk
1 tbsp bee pollen
2 tbsp coconut shreds
1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey
Blend all the wet/frozen ingredients and Berry Bliss in a high-powered blender and pour in your favorite bowl. Add dragonfruit chips in a neat arrangement around or on one side of the bowl (for dipping) and top with bee pollen, coconut shreds, and more honey as desired. Enjoy!
What are some of your favorite superfood smoothie bowl recipes to make in the heat of summer? Share your creations with us on Instagram and we may reshare and tag you!
Sharing one of my favorite summer smoothies that is full of superfoods and vibrant tropical flavor! You can enjoy this smoothie any time of day, all summer long! I love papaya because it helps promote healthy skin and supports a strong metabolism and digestion. Plus its cleanse friendly and great for the whole family!
Papaya is the perfect summer fruit because it's loaded with antioxidants and enzymes which help slim you down and keep you energized all summer long! Watch the full how-to on my YouTube Channel!
1 cup of frozen coconut meat
1 packet Sambazon Acai Tropical Immunity
2 cups cashew milk (video tutorial here)
½ cup of strawberries
1 tbsp Coconut Dream Coconut Butter
½ tbsp Berry Bee Honey
Cut the papaya in half and scrape out the seeds (use 1 tsp of seeds in your smoothie if you’re feeling adventurous). Add all ingredients to a blender and mix well. For extra fun, while sipping, pour into half of the papaya, add your favorite toppings then ENJOY!
Summer is in full swing and that means more family dinners and backyard parties! I always have dishes ready to go that are simple to make, great for the body and something everyone can enjoy. One of my favorite easy dinner recipes that works great as an appetizer or a dinner side are stuffed mushrooms.
For this dish, we used crimini mushrooms, which are amazing little “button” mushrooms that add a lot of nutritional value to your meals. They’re low in calories, fill you up with fiber and help boost metabolism. Plus they taste delish making them the perfect summer veggie for dinners with the family and friends!
8-10 crimini mushrooms
½ cup vegan cheese
1 can sliced or quartered artichoke hearts
A handful of kale (finely chopped)
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes (chopped)
1 tsp Green Dream Savory Blend
Line up crimini mushrooms on a cookie sheet and spray with EVOO then season with Green Dream Savory Blend.
In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, kale, and vegan cheese. Season with Green Dream Savory Blend. Mix well.
Using a spoon (with the help of your fingers), take a portion of your filling and carefully stuff each mushroom cap. Place into oven and cook for 15 - 17 minutes or until golden brown at 400°.
What are some of your favorite superfood appetizers for family dinners? We’re always looking for new Shabbat dinners to try! Let me know below or tag us on Facebook using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #PhilosophieLove.
Happy 4th of July loves! After an enchanting family vacation in Tel Aviv, I’m thrilled to be back in the United States to celebrate this country’s birthday. With everything that’s been going on in America recently, it might be hard for some people to feel patriotic - but like our bodies, minds, and souls, our country has its own imperfections, and the desire for positive changes that we want to see it make come from our love for the place we call home. That’s why, on Independence Day, I celebrate my country the same way I celebrate my body: by giving it what it craves and needs.
This yogurt bowl recipe accomplishes just that. I’ve fallen in love with this unique cashew yogurt from Forager Project, a dairy-free yogurt made from organic, ethically-sourced and sustainably farmed cashews that include healthy cultures to promote the replenishment of crucial gut bacteria. It’s creamy, yummy, and an excellent source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. To that, I add a fresh assortment of my favorite summer berries such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for both flavor and antioxidants. Then, I throw in some coconut flakes and garnish with a heavy drizzle of Berry Bee Honey, the perfect sweetener for a colorful, tasty finish. It’s got all the red, white, and blue you need to feel like a true patriot this 4th of July.
I recently tried this recipe with a Cacao Magic Cupcake on the side and could not believe what was going on with my taste buds...SO GOOD! Try it yourself and feel the fireworks in your belly with every scrumptious bite.
1 cup Forager Project organic dairy-free cashewgurt
A drizzle of Berry Bee Honey
¼ cup assorted berries
1 tbsp coconut flakes
1 Cacao Magic Cupcake (optional)
Add the yogurt to a small bowl and top with berries and coconut flakes. Scoop desired amount of honey into a microwaveable glass and zap just long enough to liquefy about 15 seconds. Drizzle honey over a bowl and enjoy!
How are you celebrating today? Let me know in the comments below or tagging us on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove!
We like to think we have perfected the art of eating the rainbow. Want in on the secret? Lots of fruits and veggies, of course! This summer veggies plate is a great addition to a family barbeque or picnic in the park. Veggies can be a tasty treat if you buy fresh and organic then top them with delicious superfoods & seasonings.
A beautiful veggie plate like this one is such a great way to entertain and appeal to lots of different taste buds at any social gathering or family dinner. We started with a base of spiralized butternut squash for an enhanced flavor profile and added peppadew peppers, olives, and almonds. Peppadew peppers are beautiful South African peppers that little like tomatoes and have a sweet, slightly spicy taste.
We topped everything with our powerhouse seasoner Green Dream Savory Blend which includes the detoxifying and nutritional properties of Green Dream with nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor and sea salt. Topped with pesto and you’re ready to dig in!
Spiralized butternut squash (or make your own using a spiralizer!)
1 cup peppadew peppers
1 tbsp pesto
1 cup olives
1 cup truffle macadamia almonds
1 tsp Green Dream Savory Blend
1 tsp pepper
Roast the peppers in the oven at 350° for 8 minutes with EVOO and Green Dream Savory. While those are roasting, spiralize your butternut squash with a spiralizer then toss with Green Dream Savory Blend and pepper. Layer your spiralized squash onto a plate, then add olives, almonds and your roasted peppers. Top everything with a spoonful of pesto and enjoy!
How do you create your veggie platter? Tag us on Instagram @philosophielove or use #PhilosophieLove. We adore seeing your magical food creations.
Elevate your snacks with these beautiful summer peach slices topped with Berry Bliss yogurt! The beginning of summer is marked by the plethora of summer fruits + veggies that pop up at your local markets. A Philosophie team favorite is a delicious fresh peach.
Peaches are high in fiber, minerals and antioxidants which helps to aid digestion and prevent aging. We added our Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend and a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey for a boost of Vitamin C and some organic berries to round out the flavor. The perfect summer treat that tastes as good as candy!
These make beautiful appetizers for the whole family at brunch or a backyard BBQ. Or enjoy them as a midday work break snack!
Fresh, organic peaches (sliced)
1 cup dairy-free yogurt (we love Kite Hill)
A handful of raspberries, boysenberries and blueberries
1 tbsp coconut shreds
1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey
Cut your peaches into round slices (peach count depends on how many people you’re serving or whether this is for yourself!). In a small bowl, mix the yogurt and Berry Bliss powder until well combined. On each peach slice, spread a spoonful of yogurt then top with berries, coconut shreds. Finish with a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey and enjoy!
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