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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Honey Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Honey Salsa

Is there anything that says summer BBQ like watermelon salsa? With sweet watermelon, fresh veggies, lime juice and our raw superfood honey, this salsa is a total crowd-pleaser. Watermelon salsa is refreshing; it can be served as a side to any summer meal or as an appetizer.


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Watermelon Summer Salsa Recipe

Gather This:

Watermelon

Mango

Onion

Cucumber

Cilantro

Lime (for juice)

Berry Bee Honey

Salt + Pepper


Do This:

Cut and Slice the watermelon. You will need about 2 generous sized cups of small cubed pieces. Think small, so you can fit on a chip!

Set watermelon aside, as it sits, natural juices will pool at the bottom of the bowl. Before mixing with other ingredients, drain juices.

Chop mango, onion, and cucumber into small pieces

Cut and chop cilantro, we used about ½ cup (add more or less to your liking)

2 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

Juice from 1 small lime (about 2 tbsp)

Pinch of salt & pepper

Mix all ingredients into a bowl and still. Chill in the refrigerator and serve with chips - ENJOY!

Honey Watermelon Salsa

 

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Cacao Crunch Smoothie

Cacao Chocolate Smoothie

Summer is for smoothies and we’re crushing on this cacao crunch chocolate smoothie! This is perfect for when you are craving something chocolatey but don’t want to go through a sugar spike.


The luscious chocolatey flavor comes from our Cacao Magic Superfood Blend, which is also naturally energy-boosting. This smoothie also has goji berries for immune system support, banana, walnuts, cinnamon and dates.


Thank you to Grace Groccia of @bewell__bygrace for this tasty summer smoothie!

Cacao Superfood + Protein Smoothie

Gather This: 

1 frozen banana

Handful of walnuts

1 tbsp goji berries

2 scoops of Cacao Magic

1 cup cashew milk (or any nut milk)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 dates (optional)


Do This:

Mix everything in the blender and enjoy! Top with almond butter, coconut flakes or anything of your choosing!

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Cacao Magic Chocolate Covered Bananas

Chocolate Covered Bananas

Looking for a delightful sunny afternoon snack? These chocolate covered bananas feature a nutrient-packed fruit paired perfectly with chocolate!

We amped up the healthiness factor on this carnival staple by incorporating Cacao MagicCacao Bee Honey, coconut oil, and wholesome toppings so that it’s A M A Z I N G L Y delicious + G U I L T - F R E E!

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

Gather This:

1/4 cup Cacao Magic Superfood Blend
2 tablespoon Cacao Bee Honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 frozen bananas, halved
goji berries, bee pollen, cacao nibs, chopped nuts (toppings)

     

    Do This:

    Melt the coconut oil and evenly mix in the Cacao Bee and Cacao Magic powder. Drizzle the chocolate mixture on the frozen bananas (on sticks if you like!) and add your favorite toppings! 

    Chocolate Covered Bananas
    Chocolate Bananas
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    Coffee Cacao Shake

    coffee cacao shake

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    coffee chocolate shake

    Gather This:

    ⅓ cup soaked rolled oats (oats + filtered water)

    1 frozen banana

    1-2 cup chilled coffee

    1 scoop Cosmic Elixir Collagen + Adaptogen Blend (optional)

    1 scoop Cacao Magic

    2 tbsp peanut butter

    Ice cubes (to make it thick + creamy)


    Do This:

    Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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    Superfood Veggie Skewers

    superfood veggie skewers

    If you’re looking for an alternative way get your daily dose of greens, then these skewers are totally for you. There’s just nothing quite like biting into tender, juicy, and slightly caramelized veggies that have been kissed by a grill…so bring on the BBQ!

    This dish is super easy to prepare and ready to eat in minutes! You can cook these kabobs in advance, chill them, and arrange them on a platter for later, or pop them into your mouth right off the grill. Regardless, they will still taste amazing!

    And the best part is, these skewers are not only rich in color, but they are rich in nutrients too. Vegetables are naturally loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, but our Green Bee glaze, powered by mesquite, maca and manuka honey, totally sweetens the deal.

     

    Gather This:

    Your choice of vegetables, cut into 1 inch pieces
    2 tablespoons Green Bee Honey
    2 tablespoons Liquid Aminos, Coconut Nectar, GF Tamari, or Soy Sauce
    2 cloves of garlic, chopped
    1 tablespoon water
    1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

     

      Do This:

      1. 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.

      2. 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.

       

       

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      Vanilla Collagen & Honey Oat Bowl

      Vanilla Collagen & Honey Oat Bowl

      Stepping up your oats game is so much easier than it sounds. This nourishing oat bowl is made with oatmeal, yogurt, chia + hemp seeds, and our Cosmic Elixir Collagen + Adaptogen Blend. This oat breakfast bowl is super sweet and just what you need to make your mornings better.


      Cosmic Elixir is infused with adaptogens to help balance hormones/mood and also has vanilla and collagen in it to keep you glowing all day long. 


      Top your bowl with dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and a drizzle of superfood honey to finish. Let us know what you think after you make this oatmeal full of sweet goodness!


      Thank you to Taylor @taylorheinrich for this yummy oat bowl recipe!

      Gather This:

      1 cup organic oatmeal

      2 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

      1 tbsp raw superfood honey stirred into the oatmeal for sweetness + more for topping

      1 tsp chia + hemp seeds

      ¼ cup coconut yogurt for topping

      Topped with: chopped up dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and honey to finish


      Do This:

      Pre-make the oatmeal as usual in a pot with water.

      Mix the oats, honey, and Cosmic Elixir until well combined. Add in the chia + hemp seeds until well mixed. Place in a bowl and top with dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and a drizzle of honey. ENJOY!

       

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