Recipe Round-up: 5 Superfood Packed Packable Lunches

The boys are back in school and I’m feeling this major energy shift to get back to hustlin’. This calls for all the potent, nutrient-dense lunches full of all the delicious superfoods I could ever need. Philosophie Babe, Marissa Cohen, scoured our Philosphie recipe database for some of our all-time packable favs.


While we’re still soaking up every last bit of the summer sun, fall is just around the corner. Making the transition back to school, college, and work schedules can be stressful. Packing a nourishing lunch is a great way to fuel your day and give yourself something to look forward to before that mid-afternoon lull. Here are my top 5 packable Philosophie superfood lunches to enjoy all week long.

Monday – Winter Superfood Salad

Start your week off right with this delicious salad. With a hearty mix of veggies, wild rice, eggs, and a delicious Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend infused balsamic dressing, this salad will keep you satisfied through your busiest afternoons.


Gather This:

FOR THE SALAD

2 cups organic mixed greens

1 cup cooked black wild rice

1 soft boiled egg

4-5 slices of cucumber

1 spoonful of sauerkraut

S + P

FOR THE DRESSING

¼ cup olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Powder

S + P


Do This:

Toss all of your salad ingredients into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, gently whisk all of your wet ingredients together until the dressing emulsifies. Add extra salt, pepper, additional olive oil, or vinegar as needed! Toss your salad + dressing, and devour!


Tuesday – Empty the Fridge Curry

Batch cooking is a must for busy weeks. This curry recipe uses whatever you have on hand for a flavorful, wholesome meal. It is perfect lunch as we transition into the cooler autumn months. From an energetic perspective, root vegetables and spices like turmeric and ginger have grounding properties to keep you calm during stressful days at the desk.


Gather This:

4 cans coconut milk

3 sweet potatoes

1 parsnip

2 C carrots

2 C green beans

1 C snap peas

1 medium white onion

3 small squash

S + P

1 ½ tsps crushed garlic

1 inch fresh ginger (chopped)

Pinch of garam masala, tumeric + cumin

Bragg's Sea Kelp Seasoning

Curry leaves

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend


Do This:

Add all ingredients (vegetables, milk, then spices) to a crockpot and cook on high for approximately 4 hours. After your curry's cooked, add the Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, serve up in your favorite bowl, and ENJOY!

Wednesday – Green Dream Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

This one will make your co-workers jealous. Stuffed peppers are simple and delicious. Try making this recipe for dinner one night and bringing the leftovers the next day.


Gather This:

4 bell peppers

4 C quinoa or rice (cooked)

½ C chopped onion

10 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend (divided)

S + P (to taste)

Cheese (optional)


Do This:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Sauté garlic and onions in a splash of olive or coconut oil then mix in the quinoa and add the seasonings to taste. Cut off the top of the bell peppers and remove any seeds. Stuff the bell peppers with quinoa mix, cover with foil and bake for 10 mins. Then uncover and bake for 15 more mins. Add cheese when desired, while baking for golden brown, or immediately after pulling out from oven. Finish with a sprinkle with Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend.

Thursday – Zoodle Pesto Pasta

Who doesn’t love pasta? This Zoodle Pesto Pasta is full of fiber, plant based protein, and healthy fats, unlike traditional boxed pasta. Get creative and add toppings like hemp seeds, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and tempeh to suit your liking.


Gather This:

2 zucchinis (one per person for zoodles)

1/4 C olive oil

3/4 C cashews

1/2 C pine nuts

1 C basil

2 T water

1 T nutritional yeast

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 clove of garlic

1 tsp garlic powder (optional)

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp Bragg's Organic Sea Kelp Delight (optional)

1 tsp hemp seeds for seasoning

 

Do This:

Cut both ends off of the zucchini. Follow the directions for your spiralizer and transform your zucchini into thin ribbons, placing the final product into two large bowls. Mix all of the pesto ingredients in a high-speed blender. If the mixture isn’t incorporating properly, feel free to add more water and/or olive oil to get things moving. Divide the pesto sauce evenly amongst the “pasta” and stir it all together! Optional (but delicious) toppings include: hemp seeds, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and tempeh!


Friday – Brain Boosting Smoothie

On days when you can’t be bothered to chop or roast veggies (we feel you), depend on your blender. Smoothies are a great meal replacement if they have the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to sustain you. This Brain Boosting Smoothie checks all of the boxes. Chocolate for lunch is perfectly acceptable when it comes from our high-vibe Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend. Make it even more delicious with an extra spoonful of one of the Philosophie coconut butters for extra brain power.


Gather This:

1 C nut milk

1 frozen banana

2-3 T chopped walnuts

1 T Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 T coconut oil

1 T unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 tsp cinnamon

Two handfuls ice

Organic pomegranate seeds, cacao nibs, or chopped walnuts (for toppings)


Do This:

Add all ingredients (except your toppings) to a high-speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth. If it’s too thick, add a bit more nut milk. Pour into your favorite glass, add your toppings, and enjoy!



We hope these lunch ideas inspire you as much as they excite us. If you make any of these recipes or create your own Philosophie-infused lunchbox meals, be sure to tag us on social media and use #philosophielove!

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Gluten-Free Superfood Crescent Moon Cake Cookies

Celebrating more time at home with my favorite little humans by making these gluten-free superfood crescent moon cake cookies! So in love with how these turned out and the flavor profile they created. 


This is such a simple recipe and adds such a wonderful addition to any family dinner or date night. We used Simple Mills Vanilla Cupcake & Cake Mix which is so good! This baking mix is super easy to make, cuts your cook/prep time in half and also uses the best ingredients for your body. It also contains coconut sugar, almond flour and arrowroot. I’m all about balance and this cake mix makes it easy. 


We added in two tablespoons of our immune-boosting and beautifying Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend which creates a truly blissful experience and added some of our Coconut Magic for healthy fats and extra nutrients then dusted them monk fruit sweetener which is a fantastic substitute for powdered sugar. 


Can’t wait for you to try these!

Gather This:

1 box Simple Mills Vanilla Cupcake & Cake Mix

3 eggs + 2 extra egg yolks

⅓ cup high quality, mild-flavored oil (such as grape seed)

⅓ cup water

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

2 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp vanilla extract

Monk fruit sweetener


Do This:

Heat oven to 325 and grease a sheet pan.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then mix in the oil, water, and vanilla extract.

Once those ingredients are thoroughly combined, stir in the Simple Mills mix, two extra egg yolks, Coconut Magic and Berry Bliss until the batter is smooth.

Bake on a sheet pan 25-30 minutes, and when cooled cut moon shapes out with a cookie cutter.

Blend monk fruit on high in a blender until it makes a powdered sugar consistency. Dust cookies with it when cooled.

 

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

Fall Vibes Brûlée Bites

Can’t stop, won’t stop...holiday baking! These mini Fall Vibes Brûlée Bites are as yummy as they are cute! Made with a creamy pumpkin, Fall Vibes base and a gingersnap, cinnamon graham cracker crust, this delicious little treat is perfect for your upcoming holiday dinners or everyday snacking. 


We topped these little beauties with our Fall Vibes Browned Butter Frosting making an explosion of warm autumn spices in your mouth. We’re not afraid of sweets around here. The trick is to make healthy substitutions where you can like sweetened condensed coconut milk instead of sweetened condensed whole milk and using our adaptogenic, superfood pumpkin spice blend, Fall Vibes, loaded with grounding herbs like tocos and ashwagandha instead of your average pumpkin spice. 


It’s also acknowledging that your body does not hate sweets and does in fact crave it every once in a while and making these little pumpkin pies with so much love and intention only makes them taste all that much better. This creamy, pumpkin spice flavored dessert is guaranteed to be a family favorite. Share your magical creations with us on Instagram! We’d love to know what you think!

Gather This: 

FOR THE CRUST

1 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs

1 cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs

5 tbsp raw butter organic pastures 

FOR THE FILLING

1 15ox can pumpkin puree

1 ¾ cups sweetened condensed coconut milk 

2 eggs

1 ½ tsp Fall Vibes


Do This:

Preheat oven to 350. Using a rolling pin or food processor, pulverize the gingersnaps and graham crackers into little crumbs until you have about a cup of each. Pour them into a mixing bowl and combine.

Heat 5 tbsp of butter and pour over the crumbs. Mix until thoroughly combined with a spoon or your hands.

Grease a pan with butter, then pour your crumbs evenly into the pan. Distribute as evenly as you can across the pan then press down with a spatula. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes then remove. 

Add pumpkin puree, 2 eggs, Fall Vibes, and condensed milk to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine until smooth. 

Pour the pumpkin mixture evenly over your crumb crust into the pan, and place in the oven for 55-60 minutes on the bottom rack. Remove and let cool for at least 4-6 hours in the refrigerator. 

Once cool, use cookie cutters to create these little pumpkin brûlée bites and top with some fall vibes browned butter frosting! ENJOY!


Trying out this recipe? Share your creations with us on Instagram using #PhilsophieLove and #PhilsophieSuperfoods! We’d love to see them!

Pumpkin Spice Browned Butter Frosting

We love the holidays around here at Philosophie HQ because that means it’s baking season! More of us are staying in as the weather turns cooler which gives us more time to enjoy our favorite baked goods and sweets but, of course, with a Philosophie twist.


This simple, browned butter frosting is a nutty, tasty way to sweeten up all your favorite autumn goods. We added our seasonal Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend loaded with mood-balancing, healing adaptogens and antioxidant-rich superfoods with a rich fall flavor making this frosting the perfect topping for all your cakes, cookies, and baked goods. 


This frosting is also made with maple syrup giving it a rich flavor while adding sweetness and warming fall flavors and spices. We can’t wait for you to try it!

Gather This:

2 sticks (1 cup) raw organic butter, room temperature

3 oz. vegan cream cheese

2 cups monk fruit

⅓ cup real maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp Fall Vibes


Do This:

Add 1 stick butter to a skillet, set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown lightly, about 2-3 minutes. Stir often. Remove from heat and transfer the butter to a mixing bowl, let cool until it's at room temperature.


Add the remaining stick of room temperature butter and the cream cheese to the bowl. Then add the powdered sugar and maple syrup. Beat together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and Fall Vibes and beat until combined. If the frosting feels too loose, add more Fall Vibes to thicken.


Enjoy!

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

Immune-Boosting Homemade Elderberry Syrup

It’s that time of year when we begin to prioritize supporting our immune systems, except this year when it’s felt like the year-around season of immune system supplements and more! We’re sharing this incredibly simple and truly healing superfood elderberry syrup recipe for the fall and winter season.


Elderberry is a potent fruit full of health benefits including fighting and protecting against bacterial infections, reduces symptoms and duration of a cold or flu, anti-inflammatory properties, and extremely high in antioxidants. The current elderberry supplements and vitamins on the market tend to be extremely pricy for limited benefits. This simple syrup offers all the benefits of taking elderberry supplements but is supercharged with our Berry Bee Honey and other nutritional properties. 


Our superfood honey already has a ton of healing and powerful antibacterial properties to help fight off any sickness or allergy, but combined with our Berry Bliss blend loaded with camu-camu, one of the world’s most abundant source of vitamin C, and you’re saying goodbye to any sickness before it can even get to you!


This syrup created by Philosophie Babe, Eva (@evalshipp) is s yummy on oatmeal, pancakes, toast, in smoothies, or by itself! It perfectly balances herbal tea and coats the throat to protect and prevent sore throats & coughs.

Gather This:

1 cup dried elderberries

4-6 cups water

1 cinnamon stick

A big chunk of ginger

½ - ¾ cup Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

Add all of this into an instant pot for 20 minutes then strain into a glass jar and add the Berry Bee Honey once it’s slightly cool. Enjoy!

How do you support your immune system during the cold & flu season? Share your favorite superfood immune-boosting recipes with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods and #MakeEveryFoodASuperfood!

Spider Cacao Cookies

These adorable spider cacao cookies are perfect for your Halloween celebrations this year! Made with banana, almond flour and Cacao Magic not only are they extra yummy they’re great for energy and nutrients. They’re super fun to assemble and ALMOST too cute not to eat.


When you’re craving cookies, why not make them vegan, gluten-free friendly and FULL of superfoods? The added Cacao Magic, a mix of cacao, superfoods, and hemp protein with no added sugars, to add more protein and nutrients to each cookie. Unlike most protein powders, the Cacao Magic is completely unsweetened and contains no additives, fillers, or emulsifiers, just 100% pure goodness!


This fun Halloween treat was created by Philosophie Babe, Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_)! Go give her a follow!


Makes: 10-12 cookies depending on size


Gather This:

1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax, 3 tbsp water) or 1 egg

¼ cup black tahini

1 really ripe banana

½ tsp vanilla extract 

1 tbsp coconut oil 

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

FOR THE SPIDERS

Gf pretzel sticks

Coconut yogurt + turmeric


Do This:

Make flax egg and set aside.

In a food processor, add the egg, tahini, banana, coconut oil and vanilla extract.

Add in the baking powder, almond flour and cacao magic.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Use a cookie dough scoop to form cookies. Lightly press down to flatten. 

Bake for 15 minutes.

Cool before topping! Enjoy!


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Vegan Immunity + Dreamy Chocolates

With the holidays coming up this is the perfect time to make delicious, yummy treats for you and your family to enjoy. These vegan dreamy chocolates look super fancy but are actually so easy to make and only need four ingredients. 


For this recipe, we used our Cacao Magic for rich cacao chocolate flavor and a boost of plant-based protein. We also used our new sweet and creamy superfood spread - Dream Butter - which includes our detoxifying and nutrient-dense Green Dream powder. We added our Berry Bee Honey for extra sweetness and a boost of immunity. 


These super yummy chocolate candies are loaded with a ton of vitamins & nutrients to help support your body as we head into the cooler months and make a perfect holiday favor!

Gather This:

CACAO IMMUNITY CHOCOLATES

¼ cup coconut oil (melted)

3 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

CACAO DREAMY CHOCOLATES

¼ cup coconut oil (melted)

3 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Dream Butter


Do This:

Gently melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. For your immunity chocolates, stir in Cacao Magic and Berry Bee Honey into melted oil, well-blended. Pour mixture into a fun candy mold (you can find them on Amazon). Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour, then add in honey on the inside and freeze overnight. Repeat with the dreamy chocolate ingredients. Enjoy!!

 

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