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

 

What ways do you celebrate time with friends + family during the holidays? Share your favorite traditions with me in the comments below or on Facebook using #PhilosophieLove.

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Superfood Pumpkin Banana Bites

Pumpkin Banana Muffins

We’re OBSESSED with these bite-sized pumpkin banana bites with fall written all over them. Fall always signifies a time of baking and spicing up your baked goods with our seasonally superfood blend, Fall Vibes, is the best you can get. The add-ins are optional but highly recommended. This recipe was added with mulberries and walnuts for chewy and crunchy!


These are meant to be pretty doughy. They bake and cool for a while, but they are SO worth it. Make sure to bookmark this recipe for the holidays! It’s a great treat the whole family would LOVE. All vegan, organic and gluten-free! 


Our Philosophie Babe, Danielle Bear (@cacaoforcoconuts_) whipped up this decadent superfood creation using our high vibrational seasonal blend, Fall Vibes. We can’t wait to dig into these tasty treats!

Pumpkin Banana Bites

Gather This:

3 ripe bananas

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup pumpkin purée

½ cup nut milk

2 tbsp Fall Vibes

½ cup almond flour

¼ cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

Mulberries 

Walnuts 

Banana and cinnamon for topping


Makes 24 mini muffins or 12 large muffins.


Do This:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork.

Add in pumpkin pumpkin purée, vanilla and nut milk.

Gradually mix in flours, baking soda and baking powder.

Fold in the mulberries and walnuts last.

Prepare a muffin pan with oil and fill with batter.

Bake for 55-60 minutes or until slightly golden on outside.

Cool completely on wire rack.

Store extras in the refrigerator. 

Pumpkin Banana Muffins with Fall Vibes


What fall-inspired treats are you making with your superfoods? Share it with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!
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Dairy-Free Electrolyte-Rich Matcha Latte

Who says you can only get your electrolytes from a sports drink? Not us! You can easily make your own electrolyte-filled drink even in your matcha latte.


Matcha in itself is a green tea powder with a ton of antioxidants and nutritional properties. In one cup of matcha, you’re drinking about three times the antioxidants of regular green tea. Matcha also supports healthy brain health and boosts your metabolism. We added some of our electrolyte-rich, Hydrating Dream which hydrates and replenishes the body while boosting nutrition and promotes focus and energy. 


This naturally-energizing honey matcha latte made with our Green Dream, Hydrating Dream and Green Bee Honey is nourishing, energizing and healing! It’s perfect for mornings and can be easily adapted into a nourishing boost when you add coconut butter, nut butter or soaked nuts. 

Gather This:

6-8 oz dairy-free milk

1 tsp matcha powder

1 tbsp Green Dream

1 tsp Green Bee Honey

½ packet Hydrating Dream


Do This:

Blend 'till frothy! Warm on the stove top and pour into a mug. Sip and enjoy!


What other coffee alternatives do you turn to for fuel? Share on Instagram and tag @philosophielove!

Back To School Smoothie Recipe Round-Up

There is a major shift in energy when we move from summer to fall. Kids are back in school and we’re back on our work grind. This calls for all the potent, nutrient-dense superfood smoothies we could ever need.


There are tons of ways to make quick, healthy, nutrient-dense smoothies that require little effort and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Add Philosophie Superfoods to your smoothies and make every food a superfood! Here are our top 5 superfood smoothies and a cacao pudding we love for the back to school season!

Kid-Friendly Nourishing Green Smoothie

We’ve loaded this smoothie with a blend of coconut water and nut milk to give it a touch of sweetness, frozen banana to make it thick & promotes healthy digestion, greens, berries, a date (nature’s candy), and superfoods! It’s super easy and you can make it entirely yours with whatever you have in your kitchen.


Gather This:

½ cup coconut water

½ cup nut milk

1 frozen banana

Handful of strawberries (tip: keep the stems on for extra greens!)

Date (1-3 depending on how sweet you want it!)

Handful of greens of choice

2 tbsp Cacao Magic OR 1 tbsp Berry Bliss and 1 tbsp Green Dream

Topped with: Bee Pollen and a scoop of yogurt alternative


Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender then pour into your favorite glass and top with bee pollen and a scoop of yogurt alternative. ENJOY!

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.


Gather This:

1 cup nut milk

1 frozen banana

2-3 tbsp chopped walnuts

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 tsp cinnamon

Two handfuls ice

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


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!

Green Smoothie Bowl

There are really SO many variations you can do with a smoothie that makes it super easy to whip one up based on whatever you have in your kitchen. All you need is a good liquid base (nut milk and coconut water are my go-to's), frozen banana for fiber and creaminess (frozen makes it extra THICK), a nut butter, leafy greens, fresh or frozen fruits and most importantly, your superfoods (Philosophie Superfoods, of course!!) Psst...if you throw in some avocado you’ll basically get ice cream and who doesn’t want that?


Gather This:

Handful of ice

1 cup dairy-free milk

1 tbsp Green Dream 

1 banana (frozen)

1-2 handfuls of kale/spinach 

*If you’re easing into green smoothies, use ½ handful of kale or spinach, ½  tbsp Green Dream, and 2 frozen bananas.

*If bananas aren't your jam, swap 1 banana for 1 cup of mango or 1 cup of pineapple, or add both!

Toppings: cut fruit (kiwi + strawberries), blueberries, shredded coconut, bee pollen and edible flowers


Add everything to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth + creamy! Pour into your favorite glass, or bowl + ENJOY! 

Thick + Creamy Cacao Banana Smoothie

Cacao is rich in antioxidants and provides hormone-balancing benefits combined with the reishi mushrooms and plant protein found in our Cacao Magic, you have the perfect morning boost for natural, high-vibrational energy.


Gather This: 

1 frozen banana 

1 cup nut mylk

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

1 tbsp your favorite nut butter (we love Georgia Grinders!)

1 pitted date

Toppings: granola, sliced banana, and a drizzle of Cacao Bee Honey


Mix all ingredients in a blender. Blend well! Xx

Berry Immunity Smoothie for the Whole Family

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!


Serves: up to 7 


Gather This:

3 cups frozen berries

1 cup frozen banana

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

2 tbsp Berry Bliss

2 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

2 cups plant-based milk

1 tbsp bee pollen (inside & top)


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!!

Mint Chocolate Pudding

This pudding is full of protein, nutrients and healthy fats from the avocado, coconut cream, and our superfood blends. It receives its delicious chocolatey flavor from the raw cacao powder in the Cacao Magic (which is made by grinding cacao beans into a paste and then removing the oils to create a fine powder). 


Gather This:

½ cup milk

5.4 fl oz coconut cream

½ avocado

2 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tsp collagen

A few mint leaves

1 tsp cinnamon

Dash of sea salt

Handful of cacao nibs 

1 tsp monk fruit 


Combine all ingredients in the food processor or high-speed blender. Let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge or overnight until the pudding has thickened. Stir and enjoy!


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

Simple & Delicious Cacao Mulberry Smoothie Bowl

Dessert for breakfast or breakfast for dessert? It all blends together around here and we are LOVING this cacao smoothie girl by Danielle Bear of @cacaoforcoconuts_! This super simple and delicious smoothie bowl is made with chocolate (or carob!), ginger and mulberries that keep us coming back for more!


It’s topped with a crushed mulberry ginger carob bar, mulberries and hazelnut cacao butter!


Why Cacao Magic?

We love adding Cacao Magic to beautiful smoothie bowls because it’s mood-balancing, energizing and made with no added sugar. Enjoy the taste of chocolate without a sugar crash and naturally energize your body through whole, nutrient-dense superfoods. 


We can’t wait for you to try this bowl! Enjoy by yourself or share with your kiddos!

Gather This:

¾ cup frozen cauliflower

1 frozen banana

A few coconut milk cubes

2 tsp fresh ginger

Handful of mulberries

A shake of cinnamon

4 tbsp Cacao Magic (save $$ by subscribing and never being without this superfood blend!)

1 date

¾ cup water


Do This:

Blend all ingredients and top with a crushed mulberry ginger carob bar, mulberries and hazelnut cacao butter!

 

We’d LOVE to see the superfood bowls you dream up! Share them with us on Instagram @philosophielove!

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Chlorophyll-Rich Green Energizing Smoothie

Green Smoothie with Philosophie

We’re always on the hunt for simple and quick recipes as we’re running around throughout the day and smoothies are a go-to! This chlorophyll-rich green energizing smoothie will help keep your nourished and tastes AMAZING! 


This smoothie is made with our Green Dream Superfood Blend which is loaded with plant-based protein, iron, and vitamin B-12. We’ve also added our Sunshine Drops made with liquid chlorophyll and mint. If you’re someone who isn’t a big fan of the taste of chlorophyll, sneaking a few drops into your morning smoothie is an excellent way to get all the benefits of chlorophyll.

Gather This:

1 cup nut milk

1 banana

1 cup chopped pineapple or other fruit

1 cup organic leafy greens

Juice of ½ lemon

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood Blend 

1 - 2 droppers Sunshine Drops


Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blend and blend! Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

 

What’s your favorite green smoothie? Create yours and tag us on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Refreshing Homemade Berry Superfood Lemonade

We’re celebrating summer with a refreshing, homemade berry superfood lemonade recipe! Sweetened with honey, and filled with our Berry Bliss Superfood Blend for immunity and fresh berries. 


Homemade lemonade is always the way to go. It’s also super simple to make. This lemonade is perfect for pool days, backyard gatherings, and celebrations. It looks beautiful especially with a few frozen berries added!


We frothed in our Berry Bliss blend for a boost of immunity, nutrients and superfoods! We mean it when we say, “Make every food a superfood!”

Gather This:

2-3 cups fresh berries

⅓ cup raw honey (we used Berry Bee Honey for extra nutrients + mood-boosting properties!) 

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp Berry Bliss

4-5 cups water


Do This:

To make the lemonade, add fresh-squeezed lemon juice, honey, and 4-5 cups of water to a blend until combined. Pour into a large pitcher.

Add the berries and Berry Bliss to a blender. Puree the berries for 3-4 seconds and then add them to the lemonade. Stir Well.

Serve with ice and add some frozen berries and ENJOY!

 

Have any suggestions for juice recipes you'd like to see? Tell us on Instagram, and tag @philosophielove!