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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Kid-Friendly Nourishing Green Smoothie

I went on live yesterday with my girl Melissa Wood for what was originally planned as a fun workout + smoothie creation sesh that shifted into a beautiful, raw conversation on freeing yourself from labels to open up to more FREEDOM and expansion. We were able to squeeze in a quick little 10-minute hit workout and made these super nourishing smoothies to fuel our bods! I’m sharing the recipe below but head to my Instagram (@sophie.jaffe) for the full live!


We chatted about how important it is to show up to our lives in authentic ways and when you have a platform it is your responsibility to live entirely in your truth. When you free + liberate yourself without boundaries you are allowing others who see you do the same. This smoothie is loaded with so much goodness your kiddos will love it too! Smoothies are the easiest way to facilitate nutrients to their little bodies. All 3 of my kiddos have grown up on smoothies and LOVE them.


It’s loaded with a blend of coconut water + nut milk giving it a touch of sweetness from the coconut, 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 Superfood + Protein Blend OR 1 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend and 1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

Topped with: Bee Pollen, a scoop of Culina yogurt alternative


Do This:

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

What are some of your favorite ways to live and eat intuitively? Share below!

Naturally-Energizing Honey Matcha Latte

What a wild year this one has been and so heavy. Lately, I’ve found myself in flight or fight response and my nervous system is shot since COVID, quarantine, BLM, and our world being in a state of collapse. My sleep is off, my anxiety is high and I’m not here for it.


Intuitively, I knew it was time for a break on many levels and this week have decided to slow down, sleep more and take a break from caffeine. I usually start my day with a delicious cup of superfood coffee full of plant-based protein and good, healthy fats but last week I was starting to feel anxious and nauseous after only one cup. My superfood coffee is so good for the body, I knew this was a response to my high stress + anxiety so it was time for a break.


I’m sharing a naturally-energizing honey matcha latte made with our Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend and Green Bee Honey! So far I feel amazing and my adrenals are getting the break they need to reset. This matcha latte is perfect for mornings and can be easily adapted into a nourishing boost when you add coconut butter, nut butter or soaked nuts. 


Listen to your body! It knows best what it needs for healing.

Gather This:

6-8 oz dairy-free milk

1 tsp matcha powder

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend 

1 tsp Green Bee Manuka Honey

1 tsp ashwagandha powder

1-2 tbsp coconut butter or almond butter or a handful of soaked nuts (optional) 


Do This:

Blend 'til frothy! To make into a meal replacement, add the coconut butter/almond butter/handful of soaked nuts.


What other coffee alternatives do you turn to for fuel when you need a break? Share on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #MyPhilosophie.

Hydrating + Energizing Gummy Snacks

We LOVE summertime over here and as a true California company, we can’t get enough of the sunshine. Days spent outside means more hydration! Philosophie Babe, Monette Moio of Glazed and Confused (@glazedandconfused.co) whipped up these super simple and tasty hydrating gummies using our newest beauty, Hydrating Dream!


With three kiddos it can be a challenge to get them to drink more water and now that they’re constantly in and out of the pool it’s even more important that I keep their little bodies hydrated. Finding fun and delicious ways to hydrate is a summertime tradition. These gummy snacks are so much better than the common gummy bears and taste SO good! Totally kid-friendly and mamas will love them too.


These little tasty treats are made with coconut water (great for electrolytes), Green Bee Honey (a natural immune-boosting sweetener) and the star - Hydrating Dream (our newest babe full of electrolytes and protein-rich superfoods). Grab a fun ice mold with different shapes and you’re good to go! 


Try these babies out with a huge glass of Liquid Sunshine! Your body will thank you.

Gather This:

1 cup Coconut Water (or coconut milk! Any flavored liquid works)

1 packet Hydrating Dream

2 tbsp Green Bee Honey

3 Scoops Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin


Do This:

In a medium saucepan, heat coconut water over medium heat until hot- not boiling! 

Turn heat to low and add Hydrating Dream while whisking, then add Beef Gelatin while whisking to ensure no lumps form.

Remove from heat and add Green Bee Honey. Mix until combined.

Pour mixture into silicone molds or a 8x8 baking dish if you don’t have them. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Notes:

*If you have tiny lumps from the gelatin, don’t worry about it. It’ll still work! Also, the Hydrating Dream mixture has chia seeds in it so it could be that.

*Can be stored at room temp.

*You can sub any juice/liquid to this recipe

*Honey can be subbed for any sweetener


What are some of your favorite summertime healthy treats? Share yours with me on Twitter using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods.

Thick + Creamy Cacao Banana Smoothie

Breakfast or dessert? You decide! We love clean + simple smoothies to kick-start our day in the best energy possible. And if you’re craving a chocolaty creation then this is the way to go! If you want it extra tick use a frozen banana and you can absolutely substitute any of these ingredients with what you have on hand. My rule of thumb? Combine fruit + healthy fat + liquid of choice and SUPERFOODS then you’re good to go!


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

Gather This: 

1 frozen banana 

1 cup nut mylk

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

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

1 pitted date

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


Do This:

Mix all ingredients in a blender. Blend well! Xx

What superfood desserts do you love to spoil yourself and the family with? Share with me on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfods or #MakeEveryFoodASuperfood.

Memorial Weekend Recipe Roundup

It’s warming up here in LA and while Memorial Week will look different this year that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own private backyard BBQ! 


Memorial Weekend has always meant spending time with family and this year is no different. It’s about embracing the warm welcoming of summer and more playtime and joy. It’s moving at a slower rhythm and embracing more joy-FUL days ahead.


We’ve rounded up our favorite cookout recipes for any BBQ or pool party. All are filled with our favorite Philosophie products and meant for many or a few. Enjoy and stay safe this holiday weekend!

BERRY BLISS PEACH SLICES

Gather This: 

Fresh, organic peaches (sliced)

1 cup dairy-free yogurt (we love Kite Hill)

1 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

A handful of raspberries, boysenberries and blueberries

1 tbsp coconut shreds

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

Cut your peaches into round slices (peach count depends on how many people you’re serving or whether this is for yourself!). In a small bowl, mix the yogurt and Berry Bliss powder until well combined. On each peach slice, spread a spoonful of yogurt then top with berries, coconut shreds. Finish with a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey and enjoy!

GREEN DREAM GUACAMOLE

Gather This:

10 cherry tomatoes

6-7 garlic cloves

3 avocados

1 jalapeno

1 lime, or lemon (juiced)

1 bunch of cilantro

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

½ red onion

s + p


Do This:

Add the herbs, garlic, jalapeno, and onions to a blender, and pulse for 2-3 minutes until a paste forms. Then, add the avocados, tomatoes and Green Dream. Pulse until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice to taste! Transfer to a bowl and enjoy immediately!!!

STUFFED PEPPERS

Gather This:

2 cups quinoa

2 orange bell peppers

1 cup black beans

1 cup corn

1 red pepper

Corn salsa (Sprouts)

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

Sprinkling Kite Hill Ricotta Cheese


Do This:

Cut bell peppers in half and scoop out insides. Roast for 10 min at 400. While those are roasting, make quinoa and add black beans, corn and saute the red pepper. To the roasted red pepper, add the quinoa mix and sauteed red pepper. Finish by topping with corn salsa, a sprinkling of Green Dream and Kite Hill Ricotta cheese. EAT UP!

SUPERFOOD VEGGIE SKEWERS

Gather This:

Your choice of vegetables, cut into 1 inch pieces

2 tbsp Green Bee Honey

2 tbsp Liquid Aminos, Coconut Nectar, GF Tamari, or Soy Sauce

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 tbsp water

1-2 tsp apple cider vinegar



Do This:

Whisk together all of your wet ingredients and season to taste. Add a little extra honey to sweeten the deal. If you’d like a thicker glaze, pour the mixture into a small pot and let it reduce over medium-high heat. Season your veggies as you wish, brush them with the glaze and set them on the grill. Flip your skewers after a few minutes or so, and add more glaze if you’d like. You can also reserve your glaze to pour on top of veggies once they’re finished cooking!

*  double or triple your wet ingredients for a larger glaze portion.

BERRY BLISS POPSICLES

Gather This:

1 cup juice of your choice!

1 tsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp liquid chlorophyll (Liquid Sunshine works great!)

Organic berries and Green Bee Honey (for sweetness)


Do This:

Blend the juice and superfoods together. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze. Serve on a platter for your next pool patter and finish with a drizzle of Green Bee Honey + a handful of your favorite berries. ENJOY!

 

 

What superfood recipes are you making to celebrate this weekend? Share your dishes with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods.

Gluten-Free Berry Vanilla Oat Cakes

A fluffy stack of cakes is everyone’s breakfast favorite and the more we’re spending at home means more time for getting creative in the kitchen! This stack is entirely gluten-free and made with oats and superfoods. 


Oat flour on its own is a bit bland but when you add some vanilla extract, immune-boosting Berry Bliss, and our raw unfiltered supercharged Berry Bee Honey it’s the perfect batch! These gluten-free, vegan pancakes are SO good and are also high in fiber, heart-healthy, and super easy to whip up!

Gather This:

1 ½ cup pulsed oats (to create oat flour)

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

1 tsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup nut mylk or a great quality dairy milk like Organic Pastures

Do this:

Add all dry ingredients into a bowl first and stir. Add wet ingredients and cook over medium heat in a pancake grill or skillet. We love using organic pastured butter to cook our pancakes + waffles and to top them with a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey, grain-free granola, or our Coconut Magic Coconut Butter. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until you see bubbles appear and that’s when you know to flip!

 

I can’t wait to see your gorgeous oat cakes! Please share them with me on Instagram with #MyPhilosophie and #PhilosophieSuperfoods!