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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Berry Immunity Smoothie for the Whole Family

As the weather continues to dip toward cooler temperatures we’re much more susceptible to colds + flu. Our #1 trick for defending + beating sickness here at Philosophie is flooding our body with superfoods. 


The kiddos love berries in their smoothie and it makes a super simple and tasty smoothie the whole family can enjoy! This berry smoothie is super yummy and ultra-nourishing, then when you add in a spoonful of Berry Bliss, you've got quite the punch of antioxidants + immunity magic!


The healing Berry Bee Honey adds a bit of sweetness and natural antibiotic properties, while the Coconut Magic brings in healthy MCT fats + adds a 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. 

Serves: up to 7 


Gather This:

3 cups frozen berries

1 cup frozen banana

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

2 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

2 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

2 cups Ripple Plant-Based Milk (or any nut mylk of your choice)

1 tbsp bee pollen (inside & top)


Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour out for your family and top with a sprinkling of bee pollen. Sip and enjoy!!

 

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Cacao Covered Roasted Almonds

These cacao covered roasted almonds are a delicious snack you can feel good about. We LOVE snacks and are always on the hunt for more fun, delicious and creative ways to snack that also nourishes the body. These almonds give just enough energy to power through the rest of the day. The combination of almonds, olive oil, salt and our energizing, protein-rich Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend make them extra delicious.


They’re super easy to make and because of the oil, they soak up a lot of the Cacao Magic flavor when they come out of the oven. 

Gather This:

1 cup almonds

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

Sprinkle of salt

Optional: drizzle of honey for added sweetness


Do This:

Roast almonds in olive oil for 10-15 min at 375℉. Once cool, toss them with Cacao Magic and finish with a drizzle with Cacao Bee Honey (for added sweetness). Store in a glass container in the fridge. ENJOY!

What are some of your go-to healthy snacks? Share with me below or tag us on social media using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #PhilosophieLove.

Gooey, Tasty Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Muffins

Don’t mind us, just cooking pumpkin-everything like it’s never going out of style! When we decided to create our limited Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend we immediately started imagining all the cozy, autumn-inspired dishes we could create. And these chocolate covered, oat-based pumpkin muffins barely didn’t even last a full day in the Jaffe house.


They’re deceptively more healthy than they look as they’re made entirely gluten-free and sweetened with real maple syrup. We topped them with dark chocolate which is said to be one of the best sources of antioxidants and can improve blood flow. Plus, they’re made with pumpkin which is actually a superfood! Enjoy these babies in the morning or as a delicious afternoon snack. Really, any time of the day because they’re just that good. 


No pumpkin muffin is complete without traditional warming spices which is why the Fall Vibes Superfood Blend is PERFECT for these treats that smell & taste just like fall. 

Gather This:

¾ cup pumpkin puree (buy it or make your own with sugar pumpkins!)

½ cup nut butter (we used almond butter)

2 large eggs 

¼ cup pure maple syrup

¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups gluten-free oats

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend

¼ tsp salt

⅓ cup dark chocolate chips 

Drizzle of Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

Preheat oven to 350℉ and line a muffin pan with liners and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, nut butter, eggs, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla until well combined. Then, stir in the dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, Fall Vibes and salt. Stir well to combine. Finish by adding in ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips into batter.

Evenly distribute the muffin batter in the liners. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top and bake for 25-30 minutes. Drizzle with Berry Bee Honey to help with immunity and add a touch of extra sweetness, if desired. ENJOY!

Immune-Boosting Pumpkin Spice Truffles

We’re huge fans of shareable desserts and snacks over here at Philosophie HQ! These little bites of fall are super tasty and delightfully nutritious as it’s loaded with my favorite autumn favorites, immunizing Berry Bee Honey and our limited-time Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend


These truffles are really easy to make and filled with super clean ingredients. We used cashews as the base which supports heart health + weight loss and dates which is a great source of antioxidants and is great for sugar balance (perfect snack or treat during the holiday season!). 


This no-bake recipe is a must if you are all about pumpkin spice desserts as much as we are!

Gather This:

1½ cup cashews

5 dates

1 tbsp Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter


Do This:

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor for 1 min then roll into tiny truffle shapes. Pop into the freezer for ½ hour or until hardened. Drizzle with Berry Bee Honey and enjoy! Keep stored in the fridge. 


We’d love to see your beautiful truffles! Share them with us on Instagram with #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Pumpkin Spice Superfood Oats Bowl

Oatmeal is my go-to brekkie most mornings because it’s easy to make and I can add all of my favorite ingredients and superfoods to make it a nutrient-dense, energizing meal. I had the honor of meeting Bob of Bob’s Red Mill up in Portland and he is just as cheerful and inspiring as he looks! I’ve been a fan of his oats and grains for YEARS so seeing how it was all created and hearing the story behind the brand from the man himself was a real treat. 


It inspired me to create this super easy oats bowl using the Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free instant oat cups. For any mamas or those on-the-go, these little cups are life-savers! I added in a healthy scoop of our limited-time Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend which instantly transformed this oat bowl into a pumpkin spice treat full of grounding adaptogens and healing superfoods. 


This oat bowl is topped with all the goods from Goji berries and golden berries to granola and bee pollen. Finish with a drizzle of beautifying Berry Bee Honey to help boost my immunity during the cold & flu season. Did you know that raw honey like that found in Berry Bee Honey has been shown to be as effective as a common cough suppressant? Combined with Berry Bliss which is loaded with camu camu, one of the world’s most potent sources of vitamin C and the sickness doesn’t stand a chance! 

Gather This:

1 Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oat cup

1 tbsp Fall Vibes Pumpkin Pie Superfood Blend

1 tsp Berry Bee Honey

Handful of Goji berries

Handful of gluten-free granola

Handful of golden berries

1 tsp bee pollen


Do This:

Cook oats as directed and mix in both the honey and Fall Vibes. Top with berries, granola and bee pollen then finish with a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey. ENJOY!

 

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Creamy Guilt-free Chocolate Pudding

Starting the week off sweet with this vegan, paleo, and gluten-free take on traditional chocolate pudding. It’s super light, extra sweet and amazing for your health! The creamy, "peanut butter chocolate meets coconut" treat features the healing powers of our energizing Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend and our nourishing Coconut Magic Coconut Butter


We added some of our Green Bee Honey along with some other magically potent superfoods, including ashwagandha (an exotic herb that naturally boosts physical energy, stamina, and endurance), Chaga (a wild, anti-inflammatory mushroom that slows the aging process), and pearl powder (an Eastern supplement packed with minerals, co-factors, and amino acids). Whip this mousse up for spoonfuls of goodness for the soul AND body! 

Gather This:

4 oz almond milk 

1-2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend 

3 chunks of coconut meat

3-4 dried figs or dates

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter 

½  avocado

1 tbsp powdered organic peanut butter 

1-2 tbsp coconut flakes

1 tsp ashwagandha 

½ tsp Chaga (we used Moon Juice

½ tsp pearl powder

½ tsp Himalayan pink sea salt 

1 tbsp any flavor of manuka honey (I used Green Bee!)  

1-2 drops vanilla or hazelnut extract/original stevia  


Do This:

Blend + top with fresh fruit, strawberries, goji berries, granola, and coconut flakes! 

 

What’s your favorite way to make a decadent dessert healthy and nourishing? Share with us in the comments below or tag your creations with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!