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

 

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Savory & Simple Green Asparagus Soup

Simple & Savory Green Asparagus Soup

Feeling an urge to cleanse and detox? This calls for lots of yummy, healing smoothies, soups and salads to reset from the inside out! This vibrant Green Dream asparagus soup is super healing for the body and provides a ton of nutrients to power you through the day well into the evening.


Asparagus is a beautiful and simple veggie to incorporate into your soups because it’s low in calories and packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also a great source of fiber, promoting strong digestive health. It’s affordable, easy to prepare and a yummy, high-vibe addition to any dish!

Asparagus for Green Dream Asparagus Soup

Gather This:

¼ almonds

Bunch of asparaguses (cut in thirds)

2 cloves garlic

Handful of parsley

1 tbsp Green Dream

2 cups bone broth


Do This:

You can use a food processor, but we used a high-speed blender which worked just as well! Heat bone broth on the stove then pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth.

Green Savory Asparagus Soup

 

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Easy Peasy Chocolate Protein Pancakes + Waffles

Chocolate Cacao Superfood Protein Waffles

Host brunch at home with these simple-to-make, protein-packed, nutritionally dense chocolate superfood pancakes and waffles! They have an oh-so-yummy flavor fusion of cinnamon and vanilla, not to mention a burst of vitamins and minerals from our superfood and protein blends. In the pancakes, the vanilla especially helps to balance out the Green Dream and leafy greens, which add a boost of chlorophyll for radiant skin and hair.

For these, I like to use any gluten-free batter mix (Trader Joe’s has a wonderful one!), but Birch Blenders also offers an array of delicious mixes, if you don’t need to eat gluten-free. I also love swapping whatever oil the batter box calls for with Thrive Algae Oil (a tablespoon has the same amount of healthy fat as one whole avocado!) or the fabulously versatile coconut oil.

Be sure to freeze the waffles if you have extra–they make for a wholesome, anytime-of-day snack or dessert and are definitely one-of-a-kind. You won’t be finding any superfood-charged waffles at the grocery store. ;)

Philosophie Superfood Protein Waffles

Gather This:

For the Pancakes:

  • your favorite gluten-free or paleo pancake mix (and ingredients it requires)
  • 1 tablespoon Green Dream Superfood Blend
  • 1 small handful greens
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • a dash of vanilla extract
  • slivered almonds (topping)
  • maple syrup or Berry Bee Honey (topping)

For the Waffles:

  • your favorite gluten-free or paleo waffle mix (and ingredients it requires)
  • Thrive Algae Oil or coconut oil (to use as an ingredient in the mix)
  • 2 tablespoons Cacao Magic Superfood Blend
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • a dash of vanilla extract
  • a sprinkling of bee pollen not an animal protect-B vitamins, like B-12 (topping)
  • Cacao Bee Honey (topping)

Do This:

Follow the instructions on the pancake or waffle mix you’re using, and use a blender to whip all of the ingredients together (this is especially important for the pancakes since you’ll want to liquify the leafy greens!). Cook the batter on a skillet or in the waffle iron to create your pancakes and/or waffles. Once they’re done, sprinkle with your favorite toppings (bee pollen is wonderful for the waffles and is loaded with vitamin B-12, an essential nutrient for your brain, blood, + nervous system!) + ENJOY!

Easy Peasy Superfood Protein Chocolate Waffles

 

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Superfood Dirty Chai Latte

Superfood Dirty Chai Vegan Latte

Make this warming, cinnamon-spiced heart-opening latte at home with a few simple ingredients and superfoods. A dirty chai latte is a chai latte but with coffee or espresso added. You can also make this recipe just a chai latte by foregoing the coffee - listen to your intuition!


A dirty chai latte is a spicy, creamy latte perfect for a cold day and during a season of heart-opening and inner healing work. When combining the spiced chai tea with our limited edition cinnamon-spiced cacao superfood blend, Ancient Aztec you have a delicious latte to enjoy.

Dirty Chai Vegan Superfood Latte

Gather This:

Pour over coffee or espresso

Nut milk of your choice (steamed)

Chai tea (store bought bags work perfectly!)

1 large heaping spoonful of Ancient Aztec

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey (optional)


Do This:

Create your coffee or espresso as normal and brew chai tea. Combine both in a blender then add steamed milk and Ancient Aztec. Pour into a mug, sip and enjoy!

Superfood Dirty Chai Latte

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Vegan, Raw & Gluten-Free Autumn Soup

Vegan Raw Autumn Soup

This is a beautiful creamy carrot-ginger soup with a vibrant lime flavor. We've added Philosophie Green Dream for extra superfoods, nutrients and protein. Gently warm it up as the cold months approach us. Don’t heat too much or too long so the enzymes stay alive and well! 

This simple, savory soup is one of our favorite recipes for brightening up cold days. Creamy & refreshing, it's a satisfying, cozy comfort meal.

Raw, Gluten Free Autumn Carrot Ginger Soup

Gather This:

3 cup carrot juice (fun tip: did you know carrots are in the parsley family!?)
1 small, ripe avocado
¼ cup coconut meat (or use coconut butter if you don’t have coconuts on hand)
¼ cup lime Juice
1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood Blend
2 tbsp agave
1 tbsp minced ginger
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp sea salt
1 tbsp optional olive oil for garnish

     

    To Do:

    In a vita-mix or high-speed blender, puree all the ingredients until completely smooth. Taste for extra seasoning.
    Divide among bowls and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a few cilantro leaves in the middle.
    If you want it heated: Gently warm the soup over very low heat in the saucepan, stirring continuously for a few minutes until it’s warmed through.

    Carrot Ginger Autumn Soup

     

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    Boo Berry Smoothie

    Boo Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

    Get ready for a chilly night out with your little trick-or-treaters with this spicy, immunity-boosting smoothie! 

    Fresh ginger is an excellent cold-buster and tummy-soother, and cayenne possesses anti-irritant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-flu properties (you can always go light on the cayenne and ginger too if you're sensitive to spiciness). The healing Berry Bee Honey adds a bit of sweetness to counterbalance the spice and has natural antibiotic properties, while the coconut butter brings in healthy MCT fats, helps take out some of the kick, and adds the lovely creaminess. And with its high vitamin C levels, Berry Bliss packs in a load of antioxidants, which combat free radicals and keep our immune system cells safe. 

    Boo Berry Orange Smoothie

    Gather This: 

    1 cup nut milk of choice
    1/2 frozen banana
    1 tablespoon orange zest, plus juice of 1/4 orange
    1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or a one inch piece)
    1 full packet of acai (we love the Sambazon packs!)
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne
    1/2 cup to 1 cup of ice
    1 tablespoon Berry Bliss Superfood Blend 
    1 tablespoon coconut butter
    1-2 tablespoons Berry Bee Honey
      Do This:
      Blend all ingredients well until smooth + top with bee pollen! ENJOY! 
      Boo Berry Orange Antioxidant Smoothie
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      Spooky Cacao Bat Date Cookies

      Cacao Bat Date Cookies

      These fun and festive bat cookies are the perfect Halloween treat made with energizing, nourishing and tasty superfood blends. Our Cacao Magic is a delicious, protein-rich Superfood Blend that is extremely high in antioxidants and magnesium, with no added sugar.


      Enjoy these bat-shaped superfood snacks with the kids or at a Halloween party. They are the perfect thing to bring to a dinner party or as a fun cooking experience with your kids.

      Spooky Date Cacao Cookies

      Gather This:

      2 cup unsoaked and pitted dates

      ½ cup Cacao Magic 

      2 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey

      1 tbsp coconut oil

      sesame seeds (optional for "eyes")


      Do This:

      1. Place dates in a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, and process until well chopped.
      2. Add Cacao Magic, honey & coconut oil; process until a ball forms.
      3. Roll to desired thickness, between cling wrap. I then flattened the balls in the cling wrap. (You could stop here and have as is, as little raw cacao cookies)
      4. Chill until firm.
      5. Cut as desired -- I used a small bat!
      6. Decorate with sesame seeds for eyes and use the end of a straw at an angle to make a smile!

      If you would like to individually wrap these, let them dry out a bit on the counter before slipping them into lollipop bags.

      Cacao Magic Date Cookies