Did you know one serving of blueberries contains almost 25% of your daily requirement of vitamin C? Vitamin C is necessary for growth and development of tissues and promotes wound healing. Blueberries are also high in manganese. Manganese helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein. They’re also a good source of dietary fiber. We all know what fiber does. 🙂 Now eat those blueberries!
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It doesn’t get more delicious than this! I’ve got your summertime veggie tacos right here. Ingredients: 2 cans of organic black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 can of white northern beans (drained and rinsed) 4 small organic english cucumbers sliced thin (can also dice 2 regular organic cucumbers) 1.5 cups of mango chopped 1.5 cups of organic corn 1.5 cups of cherry tomatoes chopped handful of fresh parsley chopped handful of fresh cilantro chopped sea salt and ground black pepper to taste organic lettuce chopped juice of one lime your favorite tortillas or taco shells (we tried out a mix
A smoothie bowl is a fun way to change up your traditional smoothie and make it feel more like a hearty meal. I like to make my smoothies a bit thicker for this. Ingredients: 2 frozen ripe bananas 1 cup of fresh blueberries 1 handful of spinach 1 scoop of my Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder 1 cup of filtered water Blend all ingredients together. Add more water if you want the smoothie to be thinner. If you add too much and it becomes too thin, just add 1/3 of an avocado and that will thicken it right up. You can also
Ingredients: 2 medium frozen ripe bananas 1 cup of frozen berries of your choice 2 medjool dates Splash of rice milk or coconut milk Blend in the food processor And voila! You have a homemade healthy delicious sorbet!
Such a simple recipe. These are my pumpkin spice raw balls. Ingredients: 15 medjool dates (remove pits) 1 cup to 1.5 cups of shredded organic coconut sea salt, cinnamon, clove, all spice (to taste) I use about 15 dates in the food processor, add a cup of shredded coconut, and then the spices and sea salt to taste. You want to pulse the mixture until it begins to stick together. Take out the “dough” and roll into balls! These are great to add some pumpkin spice into your Fall season, or any time of year!
When you eat a plant based diet, you can enjoy ice cream for lunch! This couldn’t be easier. Bottom layer: frozen ripe bananas Top layer=frozen blueberries Put in the food processor and blend! That’s it! You can add a tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter to the food processor when you are blending the frozen bananas if you want to change up the taste! Add raw cacao powder to the frozen bananas for some chocolate nicecream.
My favorite healthy snacks are RAW BALLS! Raw balls are snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated because all of the ingredients are shelf stable. You can keep them cold if you want them to be a bit firmer, but they’re fine in a container on the counter too. These are Cranberry Tart Raw Balls! Ingredients: 1.5 c gluten free oats 3/4 c organic dried cranberries 1/2 c almonds 1/2 tsp sea salt 4 large dried Turkish figs Blend ingredients together in a food processor for a few minutes (I use the “Pulse” button on mine on and off
Nothing like a healthy treat to cool off on a hot day! Make your own Popsicles from your favorite smoothies! I poured a raspberry/strawberry smoothie into the Popsicle mold about half way, then set it in the freezer for about 35-45 minutes so it has time to freeze and set. Then make an orange banana smoothie and poured that into the Popsicle mold to fill it the rest of the way. Pop it back into the freezer for a few hours and you have yourself, colorful, healthy, delicious Popsicles that are perfect for a warm summer day!