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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Easy Veggie Burger Kale Salad

Anyone else tired of having a salad for lunch and ending up STARVING two hours later? Same. Give us a salad that’s LOADED with delicious veggies, fruits, a rich protein-source and topped with a homemade Berry Bliss dressing to satisfy hunger and support your energy all day long!


In this salad, we used Dr. Prager’s California Veggie Burgers which includes 5g of protein and 10 different types of veggies. They’re so tasty and super satisfying. We also dressed it with a light and slightly sweet Berry Bliss dressing made from our Berry Bee Honey


Enjoy this salad for lunch or as a side dish to your family dinner! Can’t wait to hear what you think.


Gather This:

1 large bunch kale (leaves torn from stems)

1 cup tomatoes

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup pine nuts

½ cup shredded carrots

¼  red onion (thinly sliced)

1 Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger

FOR THE DRESSING

¼  cup apple cider vinegar

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

½  cup neutral oil (grapeseed, canola, etc)

salt and pepper to taste


Do This:

In a nonstick skillet, cook Dr. Praeger’s California Burger on each side for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Chop burger into small pieces.  

Make the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients with a fork.

Put the shredded kale in a large bowl with the salt. With your hands, squeeze and massage the kale and mix it well with salt. Keep massaging the kale for up to 3-5 minutes as the kale will darken, shrink in size and the fibers will break down. Once this happens, mix in all of the other ingredients into the bowl.

Assemble salad by tossing all ingredients with dressing.  

 

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Vegan No-Bake Cacao + Peanut Butter Cookies

Dream up this batch of no-bake, guilt-free cookies filled with wholesome ingredients for your Valentine!


In addition to cacao (everyone’s favorite superfood!), Cacao Magic + Cacao Bee both contain maca, a libido-enhancing root from the mountains of Peru that also boosts energy + mood. Perfect for a day full of love + romance!


These cookies are super nutrient-dense that require barely any time or energy! Cookies that are raw, vegan, dairy-free and easy to make? Yes, please!

Gather This:

1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)

½ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

3-5 tablespoons Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

½ tsp salt

Drizzle of Cacao Bee Honey



Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until everything has broken down and everything starts to clump together - about 40 seconds. 

Use a heaping tablespoon to scoop out cookie batter and form into balls. Place cookie balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Repeat until you’ve used the remainder of the cookie dough.

Use a fork to gently press down on each cookie.

Pop cookie sheet into the refrigerator to allow cookies to chill. Then feel free to add cookies to a large bag or container to store. Cookies will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, drizzle on some honey and enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Baking can offer a beautiful, meditative time for yourself. It gives you the space to create something beautiful, strengthens your relationship with food, and helps you to discover that food freedom. When you give yourself the time to create more meals in the kitchen you’re so much more conscious about what you're feeding your body and take more pleasure out of the experience. You don’t feel guilty about eating a gooey blueberry muffin because you made it yourself and it’s such a treat to enjoy it!


These yummy anytime-of-the-day treats are loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins A + C, and manganese AND make the perfect on-the-go snack, so be sure to make extras or save a few for later! We used our raw honey which has tons of vitamins and is full of medicinal properties. 

Gather This:

¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce

¼ cup Berry Bee Honey

3 eggs (room temperature)

½ cup coconut oil (liquid form)

2 cups almond meal flour

½ cup brown rice flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp sea salt

1 cup organic blueberries 


Do This:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the apple sauce, honey, eggs, and coconut oil to a high-speed blender and mix well. Mix the almond flour, rice flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and then blend with the mixture. Turn off the blender, and gently mix in the blueberries with a spoon. Fill a muffin tin with the batter and then bake for about 25 minutes. Drizzle with Berry Bee Honey then enjoy!! 

 

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How to Make an Easy Veggie + Fruit Tray

Do you know what dish you’re bringing to your next gathering whether it’s for Super Bowl Sunday, Shabbat Dinner or even a family get-together? A veggie tray or a Crudité Platter if you want to get fancy with it (yes, always!) is traditionally a mix of raw vegetables served with a dip for an appetizer. 


We don’t do anything by the book here so we added a fun mix of dried fruits, cheese, crackers with our veggies and hummus. Appetizers like these really give you space to get creative with it and add the favorites that bring you so much joy to eat!


Tips for making your own fruit + veggie tray:

  • Shop through your local farmers market to check out what fruits + veggies are in season and local.  
  • Bright and colorful means pretty and nutritious!
  • With the many different types of veggie and fruits, try to aim for 2-3 dips (we used hummus, cheese AND a drizzle of Green Bee Honey
  • You can leave all your veggies raw or cooked (we left ours raw)

 

How to assemble your tray:

  1. Start with your tray and put your spreads/dips on first
  2. Add your bigger, bulky items
  3. Add in pops of color with your fruit + veggies
  4. Finish with remaining fruit/veggies + herbs or final touches (i.e. edible flowers and a drizzle of honey)

This colorful appetizer platter is loaded with fun winter fruits + veggies, perfect for your next get-together. We also added our fav, Hope Hummus which tastes so freakin’ good and instantly boosts the quality of any fruit + veggie spread. We paired everything with a drizzle of Green Bee Honey adding some detoxifying + healing properties into the mix. A beautiful platter like this one is such a great way to entertain and appeal to lots of different taste buds at any family/friend gathering. 

Gather This:

Hope Hummus or any hummus dip you'd like!

Kite Hill Ricotta Cheese or your favorite cheese spread

Dried Persimmons

Crackers 

Assorted tomatoes, olives + peppers

Green Bee Honey

Squash (cut into slices)


Do This: 

Cut your veggies and arrange them on a platter, add dried persimmons, Kite Hill cheese, and a small bowl of Hope Hummus. Finally, drizzle some Green Bee Honey and dig in!


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Easy, Raw Coconut Strawberry Bliss Bars

The LA bug is going around and I’m DETERMINED to not let it get to me or my family! The best way to combat the sickness bugs is through nourishment. I sneak in some vitamin C and immunity boosts whenever I can, which is why I’m so happy to have my superfoods on hand that make it so easy to add in nutrients and vitamins into my meals.


These coconut strawberry bliss bars are an easy-to-carry snack AND superfood boost all in one! I added dates, dried strawberries and agave so they’re super sweet and honestly, taste like a candy bar! Yet, it’s loaded with Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blends which includes camu-camu, one of the world’s most abundant sources of vitamin C.


This snack bar will give you long-lasting energy and vitality throughout the day! Plus, your whole family will love them because they taste so good!

Gather This: 

8 soft pitted dates

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup dried strawberries (chopped)

2 tbsp agave

2 tbsp coconut oil 

½ cup almond flour

½ cup Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend


Do This: 

Mix all ingredients in a food processor or stand mixer until well combined. Roll into balls or press into a pan to cut into bars. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins. 

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Healing Cacao Cinnamon Date Latte

Is there anything better than a warm, grounding latte on a cool, winter day, especially during your morning grounding ritual or during the afternoon slump when you need a bit of a boost. This cinnamon date latte made with Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend is the after caffeine boost your body will thank you for!!


Coffee can get a bad rep, but it’s really only harmful to you if consumed excessively like anything else in life. If you’re stressed, you should REALLY watch your caffeine intake because of cortisol, AKA the stress hormone is released after drinking coffee. It also stimulates the adrenal glands. Every time you drink it, you're activating the body's fight-or-flight response. Instead of releasing adrenaline so the body can react to a true stressor, the adrenals are releasing this hormone in response to your coffee consumption. Eventually, this can lead to adrenal fatigue.


This version is all-around better for you than a traditional latte you’d buy at your local coffee shop and - in our opinion - tastes better too! The only sweetener used is from Medjool dates, a bit of cinnamon (or our Fall Vibes Superfood Blend for warming spices) and vanilla extract. Not only that, but the scoop of Cacao Magic adds protein, magnesium, and mushroom magic from the reishi.

Gather This:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp almond or nut butter (we used pecan butter)

1 large Medjool Date (pitted and roughly chopped)

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

½ tsp ground cinnamon or 1 tsp Fall Vibes Superfood Blend

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

½ - ½ cup of coffee


Do This:

Brew your favorite coffee blend and set aside. In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients (except the coffee) to a low boil.  Remove from heat and place in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste test and adjust flavors as needed. Pour anywhere from ¼ - ½ cup of coffee in your favorite mug and top with the milk blend. ENJOY!

 

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