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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White Chocolate Cosmic Mulberry Bark

There’s a misconception that superfood blends and collagen/adaptogen powders are only used in smoothies and cozy lattes; while they are so perfect in these kitchen creations there are tons more you can unlock when you add powerful nutrient-dense blends to other recipes.


If you’ve been with us for a while now you know that’s what we’re all about. We LOVE to get creative in the kitchen and our incredible community does too. This white chocolate cosmic mulberry bark recipe was created by our Philosophie girl Lauren (@laurenupsidedownorsideways) using our collagen blend, Cosmic Elixir!


We love treating ourselves to a nourishing, delicious snack! Cosmic Elixir is a blend of grounding adaptogens and beautifying collagen with no added sugar, which means you can add it to this white chocolate recipe and stay sugar-crash free!


This recipe also uses cacao butter (so good!) which can be substituted with coconut oil if you don’t have access to it and a handful of dried mulberries which help to decrease oxidative stress and improve blood sugar control.


Can’t wait to hear what you all this of this cosmic treat!


Gather This:

½ cup cacao butter (or coconut oil)

2 tbsp no sugar added white chocolate chips

¼ cup no sugar added peanut butter or cashew butter

2 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

2 tbsp maple syrup

Handful of dried mulberries

Handful of gluten-free pretzels

Optional: pinch of sea salt


Do This:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using a double boiler or microwave, melt mix cacao butter/coconut oil, white chocolate chips and peanut butter. If using a microwave, microwave for 30-second intervals and then stir, repeat 1 or two times until smooth.

Add Cosmic Elixir and maple syrup, and stir until smooth.

Pour mixture on parchment-lined baking sheet

Sprinkle mulberries and pretzels on top (and optional sea salt)

Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

No-Bake Cosmic Cashew Butter Truffles

Philosophie fans, you’re going to want these super simple cashew butter truffles that triple as a protein snack, dessert and collagen beauty booster all in one!


For these truffles, we used cashews and cashew butter as a base that supports heart health and weight loss then sweetened them with our Coconut Magic Coconut Butter which is full of healthy fats and our superfood Cacao Magic blend. We also added our vanilla collagen blend, Cosmic Elixir that naturally helps your body produce more collagen.


You can store these high vibe beauty-boosting truffles in the fridge and they last for up to a week! Such an amazing protein-packed snack and wonderful for a sweet, low glycemic index treat in the evenings!


Gather This:

1 cup cashews

½ cup cashew butter

1 cup almond flour

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

3 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Butter

4 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

Drizzle of Berry Bee Honey


Do This:

In a food processor add all your ingredients. Blend, roll into golf-sized balls and pop in the fridge to harden. If your mixture is too dry, add a bit more melted coconut oil to help all the ingredients mold together! 

Take out after an hour and drizzle with Berry Bee Honey and bee pollen for tons of anti-inflammatory benefits! ENJOY!

We’d love to see your beautiful truffles! Share them with us on Instagram with #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Vegan Berry Applesauce Waffles

The Jaffe kids LOVE superfood waffles and it’s definitely a morning staple around our home. They’re so easy to make and you can sneak in a ton of high-quality ingredients like your favorite superfood + protein blends. These vegan waffles are made with our immunity-boosting Berry Bliss blend, oat flour, cinnamon and applesauce. They’re crisp with a warm, soft center and so tasty.


Use unsweetened applesauce to help keep sugars to a minimum and complement it with cinnamon and vanilla to make a perfect, warm spice flavor. Mixed with Berry Bliss Superfood Powder and drizzled with Berry Bee Honey for an extra immune boost (a huge plus during the cold season), they’re the perfect brekkie for your whole family to enjoy.


Top these babies with blueberries, banana, coconut whip and a healthy drizzle of supercharged raw honey! Kid-friendly and mama approved! Recipe was created by our love Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_)!


Gather This:

2 cups oat flour⁣

2 tbsp Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend⁣

3 tsp baking powder⁣

Dash of pink salt⁣

Dash of cinnamon ⁣

4 flax eggs (4 tbsp ground flax, 10 tbsp water)⁣

¼ cup almond butter⁣

½ cup unsweetened apple sauce⁣

1 tsp vanilla extract⁣

1 ¼ cup vanilla almond milk 


Top with coconut whip, blueberries, banana and a drizzle of Berry Bee Honey!⁣


Do This:

Make flax eggs, set aside.⁣

Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl.⁣

Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.⁣

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Set for 5-10 minutes to let oat flour absorb and fluff up.⁣

Heat waffle maker and lightly oil.⁣

Make waffles! Quantity will vary with waffle maker size!!⁣

 

How do you load up on superfoods in the morning? Share your Philosophie breakfasts on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #MakeEverySuperfoodASuperfood!

Green Vitality Smoothie Bowl

Around here we love starting the day we vibrant smoothie bowls loaded with superfoods, organic fruits & veggies, and all our favorite toppings like Cacao Bee Honey to make us feel motivated and empowered to take on the day! 


This smoothie includes an easy way to get in your daily dose of greens with spinach and steamed zucchini and the detoxifying powers of Green Dream. It’s sweetened with mango, banana, dates, cinnamon and a healthy topping of our immune-boosting and nutrient-rich Cacao Bee Honey


Enjoy this smoothie bowl created by the lovely Danielle (@cacaoforcoconuts_) when you’re looking for an ultra nutritious, yummy breakfast or when you need a little afternoon pick-me-up. 

Gather This:

Handful of spinach  

½ cup frozen mango

½ cup frozen steamed zucchini 

1 frozen banana

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

2 dates

Dulse flakes (optional but a great source of calcium & potassium, can swap for paprika)

Cinnamon

1 cup of water

½ tsp reishi extract (optional but great for the immune system, stress support and sleep)

¼ Avocado

TOPPINGS

granola, buckwheat, Cacao Bee Honey and date spread


Do This:

add everything to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth + creamy! Pour into your favorite bowl, top with your favorite toppings + ENJOY! 

 

What veggies do you like to sneak into your smoothies or smoothie bowls? Let me know on Instagram with #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Peppermint Cacao Brownies

Sharing these super yummy peppermint cacao recipes for our Philosophie family! Peppermint brownies are a seasonal must but we added a superfood twist to this classic dessert. These fudgy cacao brownies are sure to get you in the holiday spirit and we could all use a little more of that this year, right?


We added Philosophie’s Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend which has an abundant source of mood-balancing cacao and plant-based protein. These delicious brownies are also sweetened with Philosophie’s Cacao Bee Honey made with cacao superfood + protein blend and raw organic honey perfect for the cold & flu season. 


Peppermint and chocolate during the holidays is always a win and these brownies are perfection. 

Gather This:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-4 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey or monk fruit syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup creamy almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1 banana (ripe)
  • 1 ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • one candy cane (optional to decorate)

Do This:

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
  3. In a bowl, combine all your dry ingredients - almond flour, Cacao Magic, and baking soda. Mix.
  4. To a blender, add the eggs, honey or syrup, melted coconut oil, almond milk, almond butter, banana, peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Blend until fully combined.
  5. Next, add your dry mixture and blend until lightly combined.
  6. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides. Add the chocolate chips to the blender and mix with a spatula.
  7. Pour contents into the baking dish and shake the dish gently until the batter is even.
  8. Bake 24-25 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  10. Crush candy cane and sprinkle on top of brownies, you can drizzle honey or melted chocolate if you’d like.
  11. Cut into small squares and enjoy!

Cacao Veggie-Packed Oats

We fueling up on cozy oat bowls like this one during the holiday season to keep us nourished & grounded. Spread holiday cheer at home by making these cacao veggie-packed oats and share with loved ones!


These oats are an easy way to sneak in veggies, fiber and micronutrients in a cozy bowl of oats. You may think a combination of riced cauliflower, zucchini and cacao sounds strange but trust us! The perfect brekkie or mid-afternoon snack in minutes. It’s made with a healthy serving of our Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend to give your body a natural energy and mood boost.


Enjoy this beautiful bowl by Philosophie Babe, Danielle (cacaoforcoconuts_) on those cold, cozy mornings.

Gather This:

1 cup frozen riced cauliflower

½ cup oats

½ cup grated zucchini 

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 cup water


Do This:

Bring cauliflower and water to a boil.
Add zucchini and reduce heat.
Stir in the Cacao Magic and oats.
Transfer to a bowl and top!
    What are some of your go-to superfood oats dishes? Share yours with us on Instagram by tagging #PhilosophieSupefoods!