Kai's 6th Birthday Cake

Kai is almost 6. By almost, I mean TODAY my little cherub turns SIX! What the even...? I'm not going to deny the intense range of emotions I'm experiencing right now. My first born, one of the kindest souls I've ever encountered, turning SIX. We will shower him with love as we celebrate his sixth year around the sun, but the tears will continue I am sure. The only thing to stop my tears is the thought of Kai’s EPIC birthday cake. Brace yourselves…

Kai can eat an entire carton of strawberries if you let him, so naturally strawberry was the obvious choice for his birthday cake. You may not think that kids would enjoy healthier versions of desserts, but this one is super sweet from the Berry Bee honey and the dates, and really rich from the cashews. The richness mimics a cheesecake, sans the cheese! The filling also tastes like deliciously creamy yogurt, without any of the inflammatory dairy.

You can also swap out the strawberries with any fruit of your choosing such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, or even peaches. Adding a scoop of vegan coconut milk ice cream would make this treat NEXT level!! Be right back, my mouth is just watering!! It tastes like a raw vegan strawberry shortcake, and we can't get enough!

Gather This

For the Filling:

For the Crust:

  • 2 C walnuts
  • 1 C pitted dates
  • 2 T shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp Berry Bliss
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t sea salt

Do This:

  1. Soak the cashews overnight (or for a minimum of two hours). Simply put them in a glass or bowl covered with water, and drain them before using.
  2. Start with the crust. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is fully incorporated. If it’s really difficult to blend, and small amounts of warm water (up to a tablespoon).
  3. Add the mixture to the bottom of a small springform baking pan
  4. You have to freeze each layer before assembly. Place the pan into the freezer while you work on the filling.
  5. Add all of the ingredients of the filling to the food processor the same way you did with the crust.
  6. Take the pan out of the freezer and add the layer of filling
  7. Take a knife and scrape across the top to make sure the top of the cake has a flat surface
  8. Put the pan back in the freezer. When you are ready to serve, take the cake out of the springform pan while it is still very frozen, and then let it thaw a bit once you take it out of the pan.

 

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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!

 

I'd love to see your superfood smoothies! Share them with me on Instagram with #MyPhilosophie!

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!


Are you making your own superfood toast creations? Share yours with us on Facebook using #MyPhilosophie or #PhilosophieLove

Summer Berry Smoothie

One of our favorite ways to use our superfood + plant-based protein blends is in a supercharged, tasty smoothie! We’re sharing the first of three smoothie recipes featuring all three of our antioxidant-rich superfood blends that taste like summer in a cup. 


First up is a summer berry smoothie made with banana, pitaya, Berry Bliss, collagen (for healthy hair & skin), nut butter and nut milk! Pitaya is high in fiber and iron, a rich source of antioxidants, and is a powerful source of vitamin C; combined with our Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend and your stopping any sickness from ever entering your sacred body temple. We also added 1 tbsp of Berry Bee Honey full of vitamin C, nutrient-dense superfoods and mood-boosting adaptogens. 


Can you think of a better way to get your daily dose of healthy fruits than sipping it in one smoothie?

Gather This:

1 frozen banana (makes it extra creamy!)

½ cup pitaya

1 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

1 spoonful Copina Co collagen (optional but so good!)

1 spoonful Georgia Grinders almond butter or your favorite nut butter

1 cup Goodmylk almond milk or milk of choice


Do This:

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

 

How are you sneaking in your superfoods into your meals?! I love swapping recipes, share your favorites with me on Instagram. Use #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods.