Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sprouted Wild Rice with Corn and Tomato

Soak wild rice in at least double the amount of water for 2 or more days. Rinse and change soak water at least 2 to 3 times each day. Soaked wild rice will never get as soft as when it’s cooked, but that’s what I love about it. It has a chewy, hearty mouth feel that’s really satisfying, especially when my body’s craving some complex carbs.

Ingredients:


1 1/2 cup soaked Wild Rice (started with 1 cup + 2 cups soak water)
1 cup organic Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup organic Corn Kernels
1/2 tsp organic Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp organic Jalapeno Pepper, deseed, dice, to taste
3 tbsp organic Cilantro, chopped
1 tsp organic Bariani Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Preparation:


Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Toss to mix well.
Will keep for 3 days in fridge.

Quinoa Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes

People often ask where they can get their protein. You can get protein by eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes and grains. Well, unlike wheat or rice, the ancient grain quinoa contains a balanced set of essential properties. Quinoa is super versatile. You can make cereal with it, pancakes, and even bake gluten-free treats with quinoa flour. We combine it with crunchy, raw cashews, zesty sun-dried tomatoes and organic broccoli for this creamy, raw, sprouted, gluten-free quinoa salad. Make it for a tasty lunch, snack or dinner.

Ingredients:


2 cups sprouted organic Quinoa (soak in 1 1/4 cups of water for 8 hours)
3/4 cup raw organic Cashews, soaked
1/4 cup raw organic Red Walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp organic Lemon Juice
2 cloves organic Garlic
1/2 tbsp organic Bariani Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup organic Sun-dried Tomatoes
2 tbsp fresh organic Parsley, chopped
1/2 cup organic Broccoli, chopped
1/4 tsp Celtic or pink Himalayan sea salt

Preparation:


Place the 3/4 cup soaked cashews, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and salt into a blender and mix until super smooth. In a large bowl, place your quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli and parsley and then pour in your blender mixture. Mix well, place in a serving bowl or dish, top with your red walnuts and enjoy. For lunch, try placing a scoop on a large green salad and drizzle on some balsamic vinaigrette.

Makes: approx. 4 cups
Preparation Time: 10-20min (not including soaking)

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Raw Chocolate Monster Eyes

Here’s a fun little recipe. Just in time for Halloween!


Ingredients:


1 Tbsp raw, organic Cacao Powder
 

1/4 Cup raw, organic Cacao Nibs
 

1 1/2 Tsp raw, organic Maca Powder
 

1 Tbsp raw, organic Cinnamon Powder
 

8-10 raw, organic Medjool Dates
 

1/2 Cup raw, organic Almonds
 

1/4 Cup raw, organic Goji Berries
 

1 Tsp raw, organic Vanilla Extract
 

Shelled Pistachios
    (enough to make the eyes)



Directions:


Place all ingredients into a high power food processor and blend until small pebbles form. Roll into balls and gently press a pistachio into each ball. Refrigerate to firm up the newly formed eyes.
    (Makes approximately 15 cookie balls.)

Homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate Chips

Ingredients:


2 Tbsp raw, organic Coconut Oil
 

1/2 Cup raw or lightly roasted, organic Carob Powder
 

1/2 Cup raw, organic Cacao Powder
 

4 Tbsp raw, organic Agave Nectar    
(or Coconut Nectar works well too!)
 

2 Tsp organic Vanilla Extract


Directions:


Mix all the ingredients into a medium bowl. Roll the dough out onto parchment paper & place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. When chocolate is frozen, cut into chips. Use a ceramic knife for a sharp cut. This way you can make large chocolate chunks or tiny chips.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Mango-Cran Immunity Smoothie

We've been talking a lot about ways to boost your immune system for the season changes this time of year and Camu Camu is a great way to do that. Mixing it with mango is delicious and a great way to mask the slight bitterness of the powder. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits but can be a pain when using fresh so I like to soak our Natural Zing dried mango and use it in my smoothies throughout the year. Try this recipe, it's delicious!

Ingredients:
3-5 pieces of dried mango, soaked
1/2 - 1 tsp. Camu Camu powder
1 frozen banana
1 cup coconut water or the water used to soak the mango
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 tsp Cranberry Powder


Preparation:
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender except the banana.. Add banana last and blend until smooth. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pomegranate Lemonade


Ingredients:

-Juice of 1 Lemon
-1/2 Tsp Premier Research Pomegranate Elixade
-Stevia Drops (to taste)
-1 Cup Water
-1 Cup Ice

Directions:

In a large glass combine all ingredients and stir.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Green Tea Latte


Ingredients:


1 Cup Warm Almond Milk
1/2 - 1 Tsp Matcha Powder
Stevia or Organic Honey (to taste)

 

Directions:


Pour Almond Milk into a high speed blender and blend until a nice froth forms.
 

Add the Matcha and your sweetener of choice. Blend until well combined.
 

Pour into your favorite mug. Use a spoon to top it off with a nice dollop of a foam from the blender.