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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Salted Chocolate Matzah Toffee Recipe

Passover starts this Friday. It’s always been a symbolically intimate celebration in my life. For me, it’s a time to embrace and celebrate the relationships I’ve nurtured, my little loves, my partner and all the people in my life helping me to reach my most aligned self. Passover is a celebration of rebirth and freedom. What better way to celebrate than with homemade foods the whole family can enjoy?


This variation of a matzah dish is satisfyingly sweet, dairy-free and made with pure, wholesome ingredients. It uses some of my favorite ingredients like goji berries, cacao, almond and coconut for a tasty, high vibe boost of healthy fats, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. During all the celebrations your family and friends are guaranteed to stay nourished and radiant!


Gather This:

10 matzah crackers

2 cups coconut oil

2 cups coconut sugar

2 tsp kosher vanilla extract

1 cup small sliced almonds

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup cacao nibs

1 cup goji berries

2 ⅔ cups dairy-free, semisweet chocolate chips

⅛ cup of fleur de sel

Do This:

Preheat oven to 350℉. Cover a cookie sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil. Be sure to cover all of the edges of the cookie sheet with the foil so that no edges are showing. Place the matzah crackers in the cookie sheet in a single layer of rows. If you find that there are open spaces on the cookie sheet, simply break up the crackers and fill in the gaps with the smaller pieces.


Melt your coconut oil by placing it in a saucepan on the stove and turning your burner on to the medium heat setting. When the oil begins to melt, stir the coconut sugar into the oil until well incorporated. (If you don’t have coconut oil or coconut sugar, regular butter and brown sugar will work as well.) Once the oil is fully melted, bring to a boil and stir continuously for 3 minutes until the ingredients have completely combined into a thick, syrupy consistency.


Remove the mixture from the heat, add the vanilla, and stir a couple of times to mix. Carefully pour the mixture over the crackers and use a spatula to spread the mixture so that it coats all of the crackers evenly. Place in the fully heated oven and bake for 15 minutes. While the matzah is baking, mix the coconut, almonds, cocoa nibs, and goji berries in a bowl.


Remove matzah crackers from the oven after 15 minutes and let them cool for about a minute to allow the mixture to stop bubbling and begin forming into a toffee coating. Sprinkle the chocolate chips onto the hot toffee, wait for 3-5 minutes until the chocolate melts, and then spread the chocolate with a frosting knife or butter knife.


Sprinkle the coconut, almond, cacao nibs, and goji mixture onto the chocolate, as desired, and gently press the toppings down with a flat spatula. Sprinkle fleur de sel over the top. (Depending on your preferences, you may want to add just a tiny bit or you may want to sprinkle it more generously.) Once your toppings are in place, allow the matzah to sit at room temperature until completely cooled, and then place in the fridge for at least one hour to set.


You can serve the matzah toffee treats whole or break them into pieces. Arrange on a plate as a single layer with parchment in between and be sure to serve with love! Enjoy and Happy Passover!


Will you be celebrating Passover? Let me know what dishes you plan to create for your friends and family in the comments below or share on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods.

Turmeric Egg Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

This savory sweet potato toast made with a turmeric poached egg and the Green Dream Savory Blend is a perfect brekkie toast to restore, energize and satisfy. Just the answer after a weekend out in the sunshine.


You may think that cooking an egg with turmeric seems difficult and time-consuming but it’s actually super simple! What exactly is a turmeric poached egg? It’s when you poach an egg like usual in water but you add in some turmeric stirred into the water, creating a vibrant little egg perfect for an open-faced toast of any kind. I loving topping my “toasts” with egg because they’re a fantastic source of protein, vitamins and healthy fats. Topped on a perfectly roasted sweet potato base and combined with the Green Dream Savory Blend, you have a powerhouse breakfast or post-workout snack that tastes as great as it looks!

Add a touch of healing and immune-boosting sweetness by adding a drizzle of the Green Bee Honey!


Gather This:

Sweet potato slice

Garlic spread

2 tsps ground turmeric

1 organic egg

Dash of Green Dream Savory Blend


Do This:

Slice your sweet potato and cook in the oven at 450° for 18-22 minutes, flipping over halfway through.


While your sweet potato roasts, boil water in a pot then turn to a simmer. Add in turmeric and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Create a whirlpool and drop in an egg. Allow simmering for about 3 minutes, until the whites are set but the yolks are runny.


Remove the eggs from the pan using a slotted spoon, then allow them to drain while prepping your sweet potato. Be careful throughout this process as turmeric has been known to stain clothing!


Spread on your garlic spread, top with egg and sprinkle over Green Dream Savory Blend and ENJOY!


What are your favorite ways to cook an egg? Share with me in the comments below or on Facebook using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Bringing back this beautiful, blissed out smoothie bowl! Been bringing so much color and vibrancy into my life and I’m so excited I can appropriately make smoothie bowls again. Though let’s be honest, did the cold weather ever stop us from creating drool-worthy smoothie bowls?


This nourishing dragonfruit smoothie is perfect ahead of a busy weekend whether that looks like a festival, pool parties, or like me, surrounded by the love of my family home in LA. This smoothie is loaded with fiber and B-vitamins to help keep you satisfied and energized throughout the day. It’s packed with a heaping spoonful of Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend to supercharge your body with vitamin C and Coconut Bliss Coconut Butter full of healthy fats to keep you full longer!


Gather This:

2 cups nut mylk (make homemade cashew mylk here!)

1 banana (frozen or fresh)

1 dragonfruit smoothie packet (pitaya)

2 dates

1 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Coconut Bliss Coconut Butter

Ice cubes


Do This:

Blend all ingredients together! Add extra ice or mylk as needed. Reserve ½ cup of your smoothie base for the chia pudding!


Pour the rest of the smoothie into a bowl, and begin to decorate with your favorite superfood toppings! I LOVE coconut, hemp seeds, goji berries, and edible flowers!


How are you getting in the mood for the weekend? Share your most colorful and vibrant smoothie bowls with me on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Matzah Pizza Recipe

With the celebration of spring comes the celebration of Passover starting next Friday! This week I’m sharing some of my favorite Passover-friendly and super yummy recipes. This one is definitely a good one.


These super delicious and wholesome matzah pizzas are so fun and easy to make. The kids especially love helping me out with this one and its the perfect dish to create for a dinner party. Everyone can make it their own!


Try these sweet and savory combos with matzah or your favorite crackers, spreads, superfoods and toppings for your own custom pizzas! Watch my how-to for matzah bread on my YouTube channel here!

Gather This:

Pesto & Arugula Pizza:

pesto

cherry tomatoes

arugula

bell pepper

Mediterranean Pizza:

tahini or hummus

marinated olives & artichokes

dairy-free, meltable cheese

Italian Pizza:

tomato sauce

baby summer squash

dairy-free, meltable cheese

Sweet Pizza:

fig jam

goat cheese

Cacao Bee Honey

Do This:

To create a base, spread your sauce of choice (pesto/tahini/hummus/tomato sauce/jam) on the matzah. Add your favorite raw toppings, sprinkle on some cheese, and then pop your matzah pies into the oven. Bake until the cheese has melted and voila—your pizzas are ready!

What are some of your favorite pizza toppings? Share yours below and tag us in your pizza creations on Instagram!

Green Dream Asparagus Soup Recipe

Spring cleaning and cleansing vibes call for lots of yummy, healing smoothies, soups and salads to detox 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!


Of course, we added some of our *new* Green Dream Savory Blend to punch up the flavor and add in a bit of savory spice! This seasoning is so perfect for a savory dish and totally transforms a meal. Obsessed!!

Gather This:

¼ almonds

Bunch of asparaguses (cut in thirds)

2 cloves garlic

Handful of parsley

1 tsp Green Dream Savory Blend

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.

What are some of your favorite spring superfood soup recipes? Share yours with us on Facebook using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Unicorn Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

Welcoming in a new month in spring with this colorful lil’ superfood sweet potato toast recipe. It’s been so fun creating new dishes and seeing Noa’s eyes light up when we offer a little bit to her. She was in love with this unicorn toast goodie.


Read more about how I’ve been slowly incorporating food into her diet here. All about intuition!


This special #ToastTuesday creation in our sweet potato toast series is full of delicious superfoods, gut-supporting probiotics, and topped with organic strawberries and bee pollen. Your kiddos will eat this one up and not even notice they’re eating a sweet potato!

Gather This:

1 sweet potato slice

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

Siggis Yogurt (we used plain) or dairy-free yogurt of your choice

Sliced strawberries (cut out shapes optional but recommended!)

Bee pollen

 

Do This:

Slice your sweet potato and cook in the oven at 450° for 18-22 minutes, flipping over halfway through. In one container, mix a bit of the yogurt with the turmeric for one spread. In another, mix yogurt with Green Dream and combine Berry Bliss and yogurt in another. Once your toast is slightly cooled, spread on the three different colored spreads in fun stripes. Cut out star and heart shapes out of your strawberries and place on top. Sprinkle on some bee pollen and eat up!



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