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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

 

 

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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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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

Coconut Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces raw agave nectar or 2 tbsp sugar cane

Instructions

Pour coconut milk into medium sauce pan on medium to high heat. Bring milk to a boil. Add cocoa powder and agave or sugar cane. Serve hot

Yield: 2 cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies

Looking for a quick dessert? Preparation takes approx 10-15 minutes to bake. Quick, easy and pretty healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup ground sprouted chia
  • 1 cup raw crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (organic)
  • 1 cup raw agave
  • 1 tsp baking soda (organic)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Combine dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
  2. Combine peanut butter and agave in a separate bowl
  3. Mix all ingredients together using a spatula
  4. Roll tbsp sized balls, put onto cookie sheet softly flattening each  cookie with a fork. Put into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until slightly brown on the bottom of each cookie

Yield: 12