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The Green Chunky Monkey Smoothie

I’ve had a sudden craving for kale lately, particularly in smoothie’s. It’s a perfect blend of ingredients. With the taste of almond and cinnamon mixed with kale, creates a really nice balance. It’s not too bitter or sweet. Perfect to sip on after spending an afternoon at the driving range ūüėČ

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of baby kale
  • 2 tbsp chunky almond butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Instructions

Use a good quality blender, one that can crush ice. Add all ingredients into blender in the order as they appear above. Start on a low setting for about 1 minute, then increase speed to create a nice smooth liquid. Pour into your glasses and enjoy!

Yield: 2- 8 oz glasses

 

 

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Quinoa Puff & Goji Berry Granola Cereal

photo (3)This cereal makes a perfect nutritious breakfast or an early mid afternoon snack. The quinoa puffs are high in fiber and Iron, with goji berries that are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. ¬†You can incorporate the granola and goji berries anyway you like – whether it’s from a store already packaged or ¬†using my quick and easy recipe for granola. See below for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa puffs
  • 1/3 cup granola / goji mixture
  • 1 cup basmati rice milk
  • half of banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup ( optional)

Instructions 

Combine all ingredients into a medium size bowl – quinoa, granola and milk and top with bananas and syrup

Enjoy!

Recipe for Granola

  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp sprouted buckwheat
  • 1 tbsp oat flakes
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp raisins

 

 

Hemp Seed Power Cookies

Are you looking for a healthy snack, without a lot of sugar? Try making these delicious  Hemp Seed Power Cookies. Made without flour or Dairy and loaded with protein. Hemp seeds contain all of the essential amino acids making them an ideal source of protein for vegans, athletes, raw foodists or anyone looking to increase their intake of protein in their diet. Preparation time is 15 minutes and 10 minutes of baking time.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup chunky almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 5 drops vanilla creme stevia liquid
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • 1/ tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1tbsp ground flax
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Using a medium size bowl, mix hemp seeds, almond butter, raisins, stevia, nectar, baking soda and walnuts together. Combine the flax and water in a cup, whisking with a fork until it becomes gooey. Add to remaining ingredients and combine all together using a spatula
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheet, covered with parchment paper. Flatten each ball with a fork
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not over bake
  5. Enjoy!

Yield: 15

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Banana Cocount Cookies

These cookies make a great healthy snack; with coconut palm nectar – low on the glycemic index. It has a nutritional content far richer than all other commercial available sweeteners, with it’s abundant source of minerals, 17 amino acids, vitamin C and B vitamins.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup flax-seed meal
  • 2 tbsp ground chia powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 ripened bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm nectar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix wet and dry ingredients in two separate medium size bowls
  2. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and fold slowly with a spatula, until everything is mixed together, removing all clumps and any dry traces of the flour
  3. Spoon batter onto a non stick loaf pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookie is slightly brown.  You can also insert a knife in the center of a cookie, and if you don’t see any traces of the uncooked batter, their ready!

Yield: 12

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Cilantro-Parsley Pesto

 

Ingredients

  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped533061_10151016128202341_1760923081_n.jpg
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 small jalapeno, seeded & finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Combine all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until all smooth