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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Beet Hummus + Avocado Toast

Good ol’ fashioned toast recipes will never go out of style! Sweet or savory, we love finding new and fun ways to top our toast with veggies, fruits, spreads and superfoods. 


Avocado toast, for example, has just the right amount of good, healthy fats and energizing cards, plus the simplicity of “grabbing a snack” without any processed BS. We’ve also revamped our Berry Bliss Beet Hummus recipe and adding it to toast was a no-brainer! 


Thank you to our girl Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_) for this yummy toast creation!


Gather This:

1 slice of your favorite bread of your choice

AVOCADO TOAST

1 small avocado

1 tsp Green Dream

BEET HUMMUS TOAST

2 tbsp Beet Hummus (recipe here or you can find it at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s)

Quinoa crisps


Optional: microgreens


Do This:

While bread is toasting, make your hummus and slice your avocado. Spread sliced avo on half of toast and top with Green Dream, then on the other half spread your hummus and top with quinoa crisps. ENJOY!

Show us your Green Dream toast creations on Instagram! Use #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #MakeEveryFoodASuperfood.

Cacao Chamomile Elixir

What we love most about supportive + grounding superfood blends is their versatility whether you want to make a delicious latte with your morning coffee or an evening elixir as you get ready for sleep, superfoods are available to balance your mood, support your energy, or ease any pent-up tension. 


This elixir uses chamomile powder which you can make by gathering dried ORGANIC chamomile flowers and blend until a fine powder forms. It’s so important to use organic herbs so you can get the full benefits and not mess with anything that’s unnatural for the body. Chamomile has been shown to help improve the quality of your sleep, promote digestive health, and support immune health. Combined with the mood-enhancing and antioxidant-rich Cacao Magic, this is an elixir perfect for any time you need a little extra grounding. 


Thank you to our girl Heather (@iamheatherdawn) for creating this yummy latte!   

Gather This:

1 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 cup milk of choice (ie oat, almond, coconut)

1 tbsp coconut cream

1 tbsp Cosmic Elixir or collagen of choice

½ tsp chamomile powder

8-12 oz. brewed coffee (optional)


Do This:

If you’re making a latte, brew your coffee.

Steam milk.

Mix together all other ingredients either in a blender or with a handheld frother until well blended.

**For chamomile powder: Gather dried ORGANIC chamomile flowers and blend until a fine powder forms.

What tonics do you turn to when your body needs a little love + grounding? Share with us on Facebook using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #PhilosophieLove.

Cosmic Mint Chocolate Pudding

Don’t let yourself miss out on the pleasures of life. So, if you want the chocolate then eat the chocolate! For an easy-to-make, delicious cacao chocolate treat, whip up this super yummy and mood-balancing cosmic 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). We’ve also added Cosmic Elixir, which is a blend of grounding adaptogens and beautifying collagen with no added sugar. 


Add fresh mint leaves for an extra pop of flavor and a bit of monk fruit for an extra touch of sweetness. Mamas, your kiddos will love!

Gather This:

½ cup milk

5.4 fl oz coconut cream

½ avocado

2 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tsp Cosmic Elixir

A few mint leaves

1 tsp cinnamon

Dash of sea salt

Handful of cacao nibs 

1 tsp monk fruit 


Do This:

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

 

Snap a photo of your chocolate mint pudding and share it with us on Instagram with #PhilosophieSuperfoods! 

Green Elvis Smoothie

We created our 7-day green smoothie challenge to bring more fun and joy into treating your body to organic fruits, veggies and superfoods a day. You can also use this as a chance to do a full-body spring cleanse - read inspo here or here! This season is all about fresh starts and reinvigorating your daily rituals with fury energy and feeling inspired by life.


Why green smoothies? This blended drink of fruits and dark leafy greens gives us energy, an answer to a quick healthy meal, and transforms our bodies from the inside out. An easy way to get even more out of your daily green smoothie is by adding protein + superfood blends like Philosophie Green Dream, which is our most detoxifying and protein-rich blend. 


Thank you to Amy from our Philosophie family for creating this magical green smoothie! 

Gather This:

1 cup almond milk or coconut water

1 spoonful Cacao Magic

1 spoonful of Green Dream

2 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter

1 banana

Handful of spinach

Add ice to the thickness and consistency you like


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!

Green Dream Chickpea Hummus Dip

Ramp up your snack game with this ultra-nourishing, super satisfying homemade hummus! It’s just as easy as making a smoothie and only requires a handful of ingredients to create a creamy dip—perfect for pairing with pita bread, wholesome chips, cucumbers or baby carrots!


We made this hummus even better by adding our Green Dream superfood blend which is packed with essential minerals and yummy fats and plant-based protein. You can easily make any food a superfood by adding your favorite Philosophie superfood blends to dips, spreads, sauces and more outside of your lattes and smoothies!

Gather This: 

1 can cooked chickpeas (drained)

1⁄3 cup plain greek yogurt

1 tablespoon Green Dream

1 teaspoon dried dill 

1 teaspoon dried parsley 

1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt

fresh parsley or dill (for garnish) 


Do This: 

Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh parsley and dill (we also added some bee pollen for fun and texture!) Enjoy with pita bread, veggies, or your favorite wholesome crackers! 

 

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Acai + Banana Green Superfood Smoothie

So this superfood smoothie bowl might not look green, but it’s made with our detoxifying and protein-rich Green Dream superfood blend which is PACKED with superfoods such as spirulina, maca, hemp seeds and more!


Incorporating greens and superfoods whenever you can, even when you can’t get a workout in, can really keep you looking and feeling amazing! Between the açai, the berries, banana and the Green Dream...I think we had our bases covered! 


Tip: Use a blender that has a tamper so you can mix the frozen ingredients with the almond milk while the blender is running. It might seem like more liquid needs to be added but if you keep mixing you’ll see everything start to blend and you will get a perfect consistency! 


Recipe created by our Philosophie Babe, America (@americaskitchen) Go give her a follow!


Gather This:

BASE

1 cup frozen berries

1 frozen banana

1 heaping tbsp Green Dream

1 acai packet

½ cup almond milk

¼ cup water (only use if the base needs more liquid to blend better)

TOPPINGS

Banana

Chia seeds

Hemp seeds

Coconut flakes

Blueberries

Granola 


Do This:

Blend all of the base ingredients and slowly add in the liquid until desired consistency is reached. Top with toppings and enjoy! 

Tag us in your superfood smoothie photos on Instagram!