Smoothie Bowl

For Christmas 2015, “Santa” bought Matt and I a nutribullet.  I have become slightly obsessed with smothie bowls because of it.  They are delicious, you can add all kinds of toppings, it’s healthy and yummy!  Allergy season has kicked in and I add a little local honey (which is supposed to help).  Here’s the recipe, all ingredients are organic:

1 banana (can be frozen)

1 small handful of frozen strawberries

3/4 c unsweetened coconut milk

1 large handful spinach

1/2 handful kale

1 tbsp honey

Throw ingredients in your nutribullet (or blender will work) and blend away.  Pour in your bowl and add whatever toppings you like!  I add about 2 teaspoons of the super seed and ancient grain blend from Trader Joe’s (it has sprouted buckwheat, flax seed, quinoa, hemp, chia and amaranth), shredded coconut, almonds, and fresh berries.  Enjoy!

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Baked Egg and Veggie Ramekins

I’m so excited about this recipe!  Not only is it super healthy, but I got to use my new ramekins I got at World Market the other day!  This meal is such a great way to start the day.  You get a handful of fresh veggies along with some protein to keep you full. The egg yolk also remains nice and runny after baking which is my favorite part 🙂  Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 Bellpeppers, chopped

2 small zucchini or 1 large, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped finely

small handful of fresh basil, chopped

1 tbsp evoo

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

6 -8 eggs

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Steps:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a roasting pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Put veggies, salt and pepper, basil, and parmesan cheese in roasting pan and toss with evoo.
  3. Roast veggies for 30 minutes.
  4. Spread veggies evenly among ramekins.
  5. Make a small well in each ramekin and crack an egg over the top.
  6. Place all ramekins on an oven tray and bake for about 20-25 minutes.

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Enjoy!

 

Hibiscus Cooler

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What you’ll need:

Glass gallon drink dispenser
1/2 cup dried organic hibiscus leaves
1/2 cup chopped mint (I used pinnapple mint)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup sliced organic strawberries
1-2 organic oranges, sliced
1/8 cup honey
5-6 whole cloves
5-6 whole green cardamom, crushed

Instructions:

Place all ingredients into glass gallon jar. Fill jar with filtered water. Let it brew in the sun for about 4 hours. Enjoy!

*You can also add chopped apple, dates, raisins if you’d like your drink sweeter.

Cherry, Almond, and Fig Energy Bites

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Cherry, Almond, and Fig energy bites

Ingredients:

1 cup dried cherries
1 cup almonds
1 cup (12-15) figs
1 tbsp honey
dash of cardamom
dash of cinnamon

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a food processor. Mix until ingredients clump together into a large ball. Lay out a large piece of saran wrap and place ball on the saran wrap. Form into a square shape, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cover completely and refridgerate for 4 hours. Cut into square and enjoy!