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Smoothie Wednesday

Vegan Espresso Super Green Smoothie

February 24, 2015

It seems I’ve been on a bit of an espresso kick since my husband got an espresso machine. Today’s smoothie is a perfect meal replacement for those days on the go.

I love it because it gives a hint of natural sweetness from the dates, a bit of salt from the peanut butter, and the tofu adds to the creaminess & thickness of the smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box of non GMO firm tofu
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 T of Meriden peanut butter
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 t of Ultimate Green Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 t of Nua Vanilla Powder
  • 5 dates
  • 1 huge handful of ice

Blend in a high power blender or a good stick blender. Enjoy!

 

breakfast, Featured, Recipes

Warm Gingery Oatmeal 

January 27, 2015
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yields: 3 people
Ingredients:

2 cups water
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup goji berries
2 teaspoons grated ginger(or to taste)
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon natural sweeteners(honey, malted rice syrup, maple syrup, malted barley syrup)

Directions:
  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add oats, raisins, goji berries, ginger and a pinch of salt.
  3. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Cook until water is absorbed and oats become creamy (about 7 minutes).
  5. Remove from heat and add sunflower seeds and agave nectar.
Notes:
  • To make oatmeal creamier try using rice, soy, coconut, or nut milk instead of water.
Featured, Recipes

Bone Broth; a Superfood revisited.

January 1, 2015

Did you hear bone broth is the newest super-food? I laugh because my mom always made me broths when I was growing up. There were some I love like her oxtail, & beef bone broth with tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes. Others were made with, either pork bones, chicken carcass/feet, or fish bones. She used to make different soups for each season. The winter soups were the best because they warmed me right up. Here is a breakdown and what you need to know now about bone broth this winter. PS. If you’re in NY, go to Brodo in the East Village and tell me how it is! It’s a new bone broth restaurant that opened up and I can’t wait to try some.

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