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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Goji Berry Rose Refresher

Hydration doesn’t have to be boring! Besides our daily dose of sunshine water with liquid chlorophyll there are so many fun ways to get creative with your water. Making a mocktail with a herbal infusion and superfoods adds nutrients to amp up your system and makes it tastier and more vibrant.


A herbal infusion can look like flowers, herbs, spices and fruit to everyday beverages like water, sparkling water or kombucha. These herbal elements have a deliciously subtle taste, don't add extra sugar and add their own set of health benefits depending on the herbs you use. 


Goji berries protect the eyes, support your immune system, and promote healthy skin. Rose provides a bit of magic and a boost of antioxidants, tannins, flavonoids, and essential A, C, D, E, and B3 vitamins. We’ve also added our Berry Bliss which is high in antioxidants, protein, vitamin A, and contains camu camu—one of the world's most abundant forms of vitamin C.


Make sure to top it off with berries and ice for a beautiful spring refresher! 

Gather This:

1 cup hot water

4 tbsp goji berries

2 tbsp dried rose petals

UPON SERVING -

Mixed berries

Kombucha or sparkling water

Juice of half a lemon

1 tsp Berry Bliss

Optional: fresh mint, maple syrup or honey to sweeten


Do This:

Steep the goji berries and rose petals in hot water for at least 20 minutes (ideally overnight) or until the goji berries are soft and the water turns slightly pink and infused with the flavors of the goji berry and rose.

Strain the goji berries and rose from the water and then add kombucha or sparkling water, Berry Bliss, lemon juice and mixed berries. You can add ice for an extra cool beverage.

 

Have you tried herbal infusions? What are some of your favorite combinations? Share with us on Instagram by tagging us @philosophielove.

Cacao Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates

We are in LOVE with these tasty cacao coconut butter stuffed dates filled with the protein and nutrients of Coconut Magic Coconut Butter!


On top of tasting dreamy and delightful, these cacao bites are naturally energizing thanks to the Coconut Magic Coconut Butter (a blend of our high vibe Cacao Magic and nourishing coconut butter) and dates (which also pack a variety of minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc)! 


Dates have a rich, decadent flavor with low sugar content and can be used as a sweetener in your smoothies, thickener in desserts or popped in your mouth to enjoy. They’re great for new mamas to support lactation and are energizing little treats to all your littles and loved ones. 


These stuffed dates are an easy, healthy snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Gather This:

Handful of medjool dates

Georgia Grinder’s nut butter or nut butter of choice

Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

Coconut flakes

Cacao Bee Honey


Do This:

Using a sharp paring knife, cut one side of the dates lengthwise and use your thumbs to create a small cavity. Add about 1 tsp of almond butter and 1 tsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter to each date. Sprinkle to taste with coconut flakes and drizzle with Cacao Bee Honey and enjoy!

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Green Pesto and Radish Salad

For those times when your body is craving a HUGE bowl of greens with vibrant veggies elevate it by drizzling on your own homemade salad dressing made with superfoods. You have the power to up-level any meal when you infuse it with high vibrational fruits/veggies and nutrient-dense superfoods. 


You can add superfood blends to just about anything. We would suggest to play with the quantities and don't add too much in the beginning. For this yummy radish and purple lettuce salad, we used our FAVORITE Green Dream pesto to make this protein-packed, nutrient-dense lunch!


Photos by the talented Danielle of @cacaoforcoconuts_!


Gather This:

FOR THE PESTO

1 cup basil

1 cup spinach

¾ cups olive oil

¾ cups soaked cashews or walnuts

1 lemon

Salt + pepper

1 tsp garlic

1 tbsp Green Dream

Parmesan cheese

FOR THE SALAD

1 handful of purple lettuce

1 sliced radish


Do This:

Slice your radish and plate your salad then set aside.

Tear stems off your basil and add to a blender (you can also add other greens). Add soaked or unsoaked cashews to the blender - depending on personal preference. Add Green Dream, lemon, garlic, cheese, salt and pepper. Add oil and blend until smooth.

Dish your salad onto a plate and cover with the homemade pesto sauce. You can also top with extra Green Dream. Then, enjoy!

 

 

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Cacao Honey Loaf

A yummy breakfast or tasty treat? You decide. When we make chocolate bread mixed with our favorite superfoods there’s no guilt in enjoying it with your morning superfood coffee or as dessert. 


This recipe for Cacao Honey 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. 

Gather This:

Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix

½ cup nut butter of choice

2 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey

2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

Topping: Cacao Bee Honey + dark chocolate chunks


Do This:

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

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Beet Hummus + Avocado Toast

Good ol’ fashioned toast recipes will never go out of style! Sweet or savory, we love finding new and fun ways to top our toast with veggies, fruits, spreads and superfoods. 


Avocado toast, for example, has just the right amount of good, healthy fats and energizing cards, plus the simplicity of “grabbing a snack” without any processed BS. We’ve also revamped our Berry Bliss Beet Hummus recipe and adding it to toast was a no-brainer! 


Thank you to our girl Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_) for this yummy toast creation!


Gather This:

1 slice of your favorite bread of your choice

AVOCADO TOAST

1 small avocado

1 tsp Green Dream

BEET HUMMUS TOAST

2 tbsp Beet Hummus (recipe here or you can find it at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s)

Quinoa crisps


Optional: microgreens


Do This:

While bread is toasting, make your hummus and slice your avocado. Spread sliced avo on half of toast and top with Green Dream, then on the other half spread your hummus and top with quinoa crisps. ENJOY!

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Cacao Chamomile Elixir

What we love most about supportive + grounding superfood blends is their versatility whether you want to make a delicious latte with your morning coffee or an evening elixir as you get ready for sleep, superfoods are available to balance your mood, support your energy, or ease any pent-up tension. 


This elixir uses chamomile powder which you can make by gathering dried ORGANIC chamomile flowers and blend until a fine powder forms. It’s so important to use organic herbs so you can get the full benefits and not mess with anything that’s unnatural for the body. Chamomile has been shown to help improve the quality of your sleep, promote digestive health, and support immune health. Combined with the mood-enhancing and antioxidant-rich Cacao Magic, this is an elixir perfect for any time you need a little extra grounding. 


Thank you to our girl Heather (@iamheatherdawn) for creating this yummy latte!   

Gather This:

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 cup milk of choice (ie oat, almond, coconut)

1 tbsp coconut cream

1 tbsp Cosmic Elixir or collagen of choice

½ tsp chamomile powder

8-12 oz. brewed coffee (optional)


Do This:

If you’re making a latte, brew your coffee.

Steam milk.

Mix together all other ingredients either in a blender or with a handheld frother until well blended.

**For chamomile powder: Gather dried ORGANIC chamomile flowers and blend until a fine powder forms.

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