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Lemon-Coconut Breakfast Bars

June 10, 2016

These sweet lemony treats are the perfect canvas for a beautiful collection of natural superfood ingredients like chia seeds, dates, oats and coconut. Chia seeds are an excellent source of healthy essential fatty acids containing eight times more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon! Chia seeds are also one of the most digestible plant proteins, an excellent source of dietary fiber, and a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and free-radical fighting antioxidants. I keep some of these breakfast anytime bars in my…

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Riced Cauliflower w. Asparagus & Lemon

March 25, 2016

Cauliflower is in regular rotation at our house. It’s versatile and easy to sneak in to my kids food, although when I tell Judah about all of the superfood powers a particular food has, he’s excited to eat it and show me how strong he is! A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, cauliflower contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients. It contains a compound that has been shown to kill cancer stem cells, boosts…

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Tricolor Quinoa w. Pesto, Spinach & Sun-dried Tomatoes

April 11, 2014

A new dish for rotation— easy enough to prepare while juggling a toddler and newborn, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, satisfying and delicious! Gather 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 2 cups chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup pine nuts 2/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast or Parmesan 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon minced garlic 4 cups rinsed and cooked quinoa 2 cups baby spinach, sliced thin Method Thinly chop the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Set aside. Using a food processor,…

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No-Bake Fudge Brownies

November 12, 2013

This yummy treat is made with fruits, nuts and pure cacao, making it nutritious and delicious! Gather 10 Medjool dates, pits removed 1 cup raw walnut pieces (can use cashews) 1/2 cup cacao powder pinch sea salt 1 tablespoon cacao nibs 1 tablespoon goji berries Method Place nuts in a food processor and grind for a few seconds to form a coarse flour. While the machine is running, add dates, cacao powder and salt, processing until a moist, crumb-like dough…

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Açaí Berry Cacao (ABC) Truffles

October 17, 2013

These superfood berry chocolately truffles demand attention and appreciation. The inherent guilt-free richness of açaí and cacao announce decadence before a single bite is even consumed. I dare you to eat one in less than two bites! Gather 1/2 cup açaí powder 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons cacao powder 3/4 cup packed soft Medjool dates (about 7 or 8), pits removed 1 tablespoon raw smooth almond butter Dash of sea salt 2 tablespoons cacao nibs unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) Method Combine…

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Healing Spiced Camu Cider

October 4, 2013

There’s nothing like curling up by a toasty fire and sipping a hot cup of cider on a chilly night. This healing cider not only warms the body and soul, but contains the Brazilian superfood, camu camu. The buzz about this potent berry has spread around the world, earning it the nickname “nature’s vitamin pill” due to its antioxidant and anti-viral properties. The camu berry is one of the world’s most abundant sources of vitamin C—as much as 60 times more…

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Açaí Berry Cheesecake in a Cacao Walnut Crust

September 27, 2013

This is one beautifully decadent “cheesecake” to be made for truly special occasions. Loaded with antioxidants and superfood goodness, this naturally sweetened dessert is deeply indulgent without any of the guilt! Gather 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 2 hours to soften, then drained 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons agave nectar (I use maple syrup) 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup açaí powder 1 tablespoon lucuma powder 2/3 cup mashed bananas 1 tablespoon tahini…

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Pomegranate-Glazed Portobello Steaks Over Lemony Spinach

July 23, 2013

In Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris, beautiful dishes are entirely composed of plant-based, nutrient-dense, and whole foods that energize, nourish, and taste delicious. Delightfully written and gorgeously illustrated, this book is coffee-table worthy and the information presented about superfoods is invaluable for anyone who wants to nourish their bodies for optimal health and vitality. Our family has quite a few favorites in this book, with Pomegranate-Glazed Portobello Steaks Over Lemony Spinach ranking very high. “The pomegranate’s complex sweet-acidic dichotomy complements the earthy meatiness of…

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Banana-Hemp Granola

July 19, 2013

This banana-hemp granola recipe is from one of my new fave cookbooks, Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris. It’s easy to make and so delicious. I let my toddler mash the bananas and he gets really excited when he smells a fresh batch baking in the oven. It’s heavenly! Gather 2 mashed bananas (very ripe) 7 Medjhool dates 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup smooth almond butter 3 cups oats (gluten-free oats optional)  1/2 cup hemp seeds Method Preheat oven…

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Raw Superfood Balls

February 20, 2013

These tasty little snacks are packed with nutrient-rich superfoods that keep you satisfied and energized when on-the-go! Gather 1/2 cup almond butter 1/2 cup chia seeds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup organic raw cacao nibs or raw cacao powder 2 tablespoons hemp oil 2 tablespoons maca powder 1 tablespoon organic raw honey (sub maple syrup for vegan) 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of Sea salt Method Throw all ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly. Place in the…

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