Make a Healthy Choice

Do yourself a favor and make this smoothie. (Doesn’t require vitamix, but does blend nicely in one…)

This anti-oxidant and omega-3 rich smoothie with ginger will have you feeling enegized immediately. The smoothie will give you feeling of aliveness and direct power to the brain right now.

Ingredients/Recipe: ‎Kale, cacao nibs, dehydrated sprouted walnut, flax seeds, ginger, water.

Blend.

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A look inside the blender:
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Pure Energy Cookie-Bars

Whole Foods Cookie

Seriously, this recipe took me 20 minutes, from conception to finish. I thought I’d be making a sort of energy bar… Turned out more like a cookie, or even brownie/blondie!

10 minutes to mix ingredients in food processor and 10 minutes in the oven (in a pie tin sprayed with coconut oil).

INGREDIENTS:
Organic medjool dates, raw almond butter, Himalayan salt, hemp protein (Manitoba HempPro70 has delicious flavor and is high in protein), organic raw oat bran, unsweetened organic almond milk, organic raw coconut sugar, organic raw cocoa nibs, organic raw hemp seeds (hemp hearts), organic sesame seeds, organic coconut oil.

20130416-122542.jpg(I did not bake on the metal thing the cookie is resting on. That is just what I was cooling it on. I baked in a pie mold. And, in the photo, the cookie is actually flipped upside down.)

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Maybe the best cookie I’ve ever had.

Vegan.
Gluten-Free.
Great source of fiber.
Great source of protein
Great source of antioxidants
Great source of health-promoting fats
Great source of minerals.

No cane sugar!

I might re-make them into little muffin-things. ;)
Could be good with added spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne!! :p

Collard Green Wraps

Better than a burrito!
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This is the dinner I threw together last night when I got home from work. It took under 30 minutes (and I enjoyed the whole process!).

I made quinoa, kale and tempeh with sundried tomatoes (simmered) in vegetable stock. I seasoned with basics like Himalayan salt, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper. I also made a raw (living foods) vegan sauce in the (Vitamix) blender. The sauce has fresh organic mint and dill, greens, cultured almond milk yogurt, tamari, and pineapple (as well as other ingredients, which I don’t remember now, but which felt right to include in the moment). If you would like to recreate something similar, use what you have in the fridge and trust what inspires you.
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Delicious Health-Conscious Vegan Snacks

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Omega-3 fatty acid-rich, health promoting, savory snack:
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Flax seed (crackers) by:
Mauk Family Farms
Garlic & Parsley Raw Flax Seed Crisps
Ingredients: Brown flax seed, garlic, parsley, lemon peel powder, sea salt, water.
http://www.maukfamilyfarms.com

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Raw Energy Bar:
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Super-Nutrient packed, awesome, handcrafted (and Shaman-Blessed!)
THUNDERBIRD energetica
Cacao Hemp Walnut
Ingredients: Organic dates, walnuts, organic hemp seeds, organic cacao, cacao nibs, chia seeds, coconut shreds, organic mint, Himalayan salt.
http://thunderbirdenergetica.com/

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Fruit & Nut Bar (Raw “Cookie”)
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Simply 100% pure raw food; nothing added!
Gopal’s Healthfoods
Nature’s Gift – Golden Berry Brazil
Ingredients: Organic Brazil Nuts, Organic Dates and Organic Goldenberries
http://gopalshealthfoods.com/
Here’s some nutrition facts: (science about) Fruits & Nuts

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Raw Chocolate:
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Locally manufactured raw chocolate. (Purchased at Purée Juice Bar)
Pure chocolate by Jinji
Cayenne Scented Goji Berry + Orange Crunch (75.6% DARK)
http://jinjichocolate.com

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And don’t forget, Kombucha:
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This one’s local.
Capital Kombucha
Mango Chili (Indonesian sweet + a dash of heat)
Ingredients: Organic Kombucha, Fresh Mangoes, Fresh Chili Peppers, Organic Agave
(They have a cool) Website: http://www.capitalkombucha.com/

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ENJOY!