Citrus Trees are in bloom, here’s a simple clean salad dressing for your BamBoxProduce Salad!

Orange Ginger Sauce
Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Happily serves 2-4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

5 TBSP Bone Broth
1/2 tsp Orange zest
1/3 Cup fresh Orange juice
1 TBSP Coconut Aminos
1/4 tsp Red chili flakes
1/4 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 TBSP Ginger powder

1-1/2 TBSP Avocado Oil

Blend all ingredients together. Shake well before serving.

Add to your favorite BamBox salad mix.

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Valentine’s Chocolate Treats! Dairy Free Indulgence!

Valentine’s Chocolate Treats
Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Happily Serves 10

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Filling:
1 Avocado
3 Tbsp Coconut Butter
3 Tbsp Unsweetened Cacao powder
6 drops liquid Chocolate Stevia
1 TBSP Maple Butter

Chocolate Coating:
1/2 cup coconut oil melted
1/2 cup unsweetened Cacao powder
2 drops liquid Chocolate Stevia
Unsweetened Finely Shredded coconut

Combine all filling ingredients in a food processor, process until combined. Remove and set in refrigerator about 30-60 minutes to set.
Remove from refrigerator. Roll into 1 inch balls.

For coating:
Combine coconut oil, Cacao powder, shredded coconut and stevia.
Dip the balls in the coating.
Place on a parchment paper and put in refrigerator about 30 minutes, until solid.

Purple Sweet Potato Brownies! Grain Free! Dairy Free!

Purple Sweet Potato Brownies
Grain Free, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Purple Sweet Potatoes
14 Medjool Dates
1 1/2 Paleo Nut Flour
4 TBSP Raw CACAO Powder
3 TBSP Maple Butter
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt

Soak Date about 1-4 hours. Remove seeds.
Peel Sweet Potatoes. Slice/cut and steam for about 15 mins or until soft.
The smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook, the less nutrients you’ll lose.

Add Sweet Potatoes and Dates to food processor, blend until a creamy smooth texture.
Mix all other ingredients in a bowl, then add cream mixture. Stir well.
Bake for 20-30 mins on 350 until the toothpick comes out dry.

Allow to cool 10 mins for the brownies to gel together.

Chocolate Class! How to make chocolate healthy!

Chocolate….we all love it, might as well figure out how to make it healthy so we can enjoy it without Guilt! Just a few things we sampled and made today! Most of these products I got from Sprouts and Natural Grocers.

Purple Sweet Potato Brownies
Grain Free, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Purple Sweet Potatoes
14 Medjool Dates
1 1/2 Paleo Nut Flour
4 TBSP Raw CACAO Powder
3 TBSP Maple Butter
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt

Soak Date about 1-4 hours. Remove seeds.
Peel Sweet Potatoes. Slice/cut and steam for about 15 mins or until soft.
The smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook, the less nutrients you’ll lose.

Add Sweet Potatoes and Dates to food processor, blend until a creamy smooth texture.
Mix all other ingredients in a bowl, then add cream mixture. Stir well.
Bake for 20-30 mins on 350 until the toothpick comes out dry.

Allow to cool 10 mins for the brownies to gel together. (Important step!!)

Jodi’s Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
Grain free, Dairy free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Happily serves 12-15

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Egg Replacer (or 1 egg)
2 Cups Cooked Black beans
One Avocado (or 1/2-3/4 Cup coconut oil)
1 TBSP Vanilla extract
1/2 Cup Coconut sugar
2/3 Cup Raw Cacao or Carob
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Baking powder
Optional: 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease an 8 x 8″ baking stone or mini muffin pan (spray coconut oil)
Mix flax egg, black beans, avocado or oil, vanilla and sugar in the food processor until smooth.
Add the Cacao, baking soda, baking powder and mix again until smooth.

Batter needs to be stick to be fudgy if you want it thinner add a tablespoon or so of coconut milk or tsp coconut oil.
Fold in the chocolate chips spread in the pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely.

Tips:
The food processor is best, blends and hides the consistency of the beans.
Brownies are best cold.  Can be stored in the fridge or frozen.
Also tastes good raw, no need to bake if you are in a hurry.

Creamy Coconut Garlic Chicken

Creamy Coconut Garlic Chicken
Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Happily serves 4-6

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1½ Pounds Chicken breasts or thighs
2 TBSP Avocado or Coconut Oil
1 Cup Coconut Cream
½ Cup Chicken Bone Broth
1 tsp Garlic
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ Cup Vegan Cheese
1 Cup Swiss Chard

Thinly slice chicken.
Press or cut garlic, let sit 5 minutes.
In a cast iron skillet, add Avocado oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center.
Remove chicken and set aside.
Add the Coconut cream, Bone broth, garlic, italian seasoning, and cheese.
Whisk over medium high heat until it starts to thicken.
Add the Swiss chard and let it simmer until it starts to wilt.
Add the chicken in and stir.
Serve over zucchini pasta or with a side of veggies.


Holiday Drinks and Natural Remedies for Hangovers

Holiday drinks!! What to do if you drink to little water and become dehydrated and have a hangover the following day?

If you are going to drink this holiday season, please be responsible and smart.  Always choose good quality ingredients and ORGANIC where you can.  Good rule of thumb is drink a glass of water after each mixed drink. This will not affect your “Buzz” It allows your body to metabolize the alcohol content.

Following the “fun” recipes I have listed a few tips to help sooth your guts.  Remember: if you are a coffee/caffeine person or drinker, those two deplete your B vitamins and fatigue/stress your adrenals out.  Supplements are strongly recommended to help keep levels normal.

I’d be more than happy to help create a meal plan for you to keep you on track during the holidays.  Happy creating!!

I found Bailey’s Almond cream, it’s gluten free and vegan.  Was a total hit at class.  The salted Caramel Kaula was a second win!  The Staff at Total Wine was so helpful in answering my questions since my knowledge lacks in this department.  Don’t be afraid to ask….remember you are the consumer and you vote with your dollars so do so wisely.

Vegan Eggnog Chai Latte
Dairy Free, Vegan
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
8 oz So Delicious Eggnog
2 Chai Tea bags
1/2 cup espresso or Cold Brew
Optional: 2oz Kahula

Heat eggnog and 2 tea bags over medium heat, never allowing it to come to a boil. Stir often.
As soon as eggnog begins to form little bubbles remove from the heat.
Remove tea bags from eggnog.
Pour coffee in a mug and top with the chai spiced eggnog.
Serve immediately.

Peppermint White Russian Cocktail
Dairy Free
Happily serves 2

1/2 cup Kahlúa coffee liqueur
1/4 cup Peppermint flavored vodka (2 oz)
1/2 cup Coconut Cream or coconut egg nog
6-8 Ice cubes

Top of Glass:
1/8 cup vanilla frosting
1/4 cup peppermint candy bits

Apply a thin layer of vanilla frosting around the rims of both glasses.
Add the peppermint bits to a shallow bowl. Dip the rims of each glass into the candy, covering the frosting entirely. Chill for 10 minutes.

In a cocktail shaker, add the Kahlúa, vodka and coconut cream.
Shake it!
Pour into the peppermint-rimmed serving glasses filled with ice.

Hot Caramel Apple Cider
Vegan, Gluten Free (Use Tito’s vodka or Towers-it’s Gluten Free)
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
32 oz apple cider (Four 8 oz servings)
8 oz Caramel vodka
1 TBSP Cinnamon

OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup Coconut brown sugar (for rimming your glasses)

Mix all of the ingredients in a large pot.
Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until liquid just begins to steam

TIP: Heat to your desired temperature and then add the vodka to ensure the alcohol doesn’t burn off.
Optional: While cider is warming up rim the mugs with brown sugar

BAILEYS Spiced Iced Cold Brew
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
2 oz Baileys Almond Milk Liqueur
15 oz Cold brew
Cinnamon essential oil or cinnamon stevia
Nutmeg
Ice if desired

Combine Baileys with cinnamon oil/stevia, cold brew over ice.
Top with grated nutmeg.

 

Golden Milk
Dairy Free, Soy free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Yeast Free
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1 Cup Almond or non dairy nut milk
1 TBSP Coconut oil
1 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp white pepper (or black)
1 scoop of collagen

Hangover Remedies:

1 scoop Can’t Beet this (Purium)
8 oz Organic Coconut water
Optional but strongly recommended:
1 scoop Green Spectrum or “More Greens” (Purium)

8oz Bone Broth before bed

8oz Bone Broth first thing in the morning.

Avocado and sea salt for your first meal.

Keto Chocolate Butter Fat Bomb-Delicious!!! Best morning or afternoon snack for REAL energy!

Keto Chocolate Butter Fat Bomb
Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Happily serves 8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1/2 Cup Coconut Butter
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Ghee
3 TBSP Raw Cacao Powder
2 TBSP Erythritol or 15-20 drops Stevia
Optional: 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Optional: 1/4 cup Paleo Nut Flour

Put room temperature butters in the food processor, add all ingredients and blend til smooth.

Add Nut Flour if desired for more texture.

You can scoop onto parchment paper or us mini muffin tin. Should make about 15.
Refrigerate at least 30-60 mins to harden the butters.
You can store them in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrients: 1 ball (without nut flour)
2.5g carbohydrate
Net carbs: 1 (depending on your sugar choice)
1g Protein
Fat: 15
About 135 calories each

Protein Balls: Sunflower butter and Bone Broth Powder

Sunflower Butter Protein Balls
Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 ½ Cups Sunflower butter or any Nut butter
¼ Cup raw honey (or maple syrup if Vegan)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp Himalayan sea salt
¼ cup Bone Broth Protein powder OR Collagen Powder
Optional:
½ cup dark chocolate Vegan chips

Stir sunflower butter, honey, vanilla and sea salt together.
Add protein powder and combine thoroughly
Optional: Stir in chocolate chips
Form into balls, refrigerate for at least 2 hours

To cut your sugars, You can use 1/2 tsp maple extract and stevia.

Tiramisu-Dairy Free – Organic

Tiramisu
Vegetarian, Dairy Free
Happily serves 12

Tiramisu-Dairy Free

 

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
½ cup coconut sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
8 oz almond cream cheese
1¼ cups hot espresso coffee
2-4 tbsp of liquor of choice – I usages Kahlua
1 Package lady fingers
Cacao and cinnamon for finishing

Beat yolks and coconut sugar on medium high for 12 minutes or until white and thick.
Add vanilla and cream cheese, beat until just combined. Transfer mixture to a bowl, set aside.
Clean mixing bowl.
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Fold ⅓ of the yolk mixture into the egg whites.
Then gradually fold the remaining yolk mixture in and mix until just combined.
Mix coffee and Kahlua together. Quickly dip lady fingers in and line the bottom of pan. They will get “soggy” fast, so I wouldn’t recommend dipping more than 2 at a time.
Spread over half the cream, then top with another layer of coffee dipped biscuits.
Spread with remaining cream.
Dust with cacao and cinnamon powder.
Cover, refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

I adapted this recipe from Nagi/RecipeTin Eats, which had already been adapted. I of course am always trying to eliminate dairy and gluten from most recipes. The outcome was a hit at the party, plates were licked clean so I assume it is a keeper recipe!

Tiramisu-Dairy Free

Kids home from school? Try this healthy Chocolate pancakes to keep them full of natural energy

Coconut flour cacao pancakes
GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12 pancakes

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1⁄3 Cup Coconut flour
5 eggs
½ Nut milk of choice
¼ Cup full fat coconut milk
¼ Cup coconut sugar or stevia
3 TBSP Raw Cacao powder
¾ tsp vanilla extract
Dash of Sea salt
Coconut oil spray for each pancake

In a deep bowl, whisk all ingredients except ghee/coconut ghee/coconut oil, until well combined. Batter should be very thick but pourable. Not watery.
Let batter sit for 5 minutes to let the coconut flour absorb the liquid, stirring once more at the end.
Pour about 1⁄3 cup of batter into a frying pan pre-heated with coconut oil. 
If necessary, tilt pan and shake lightly for even distribution of batter. (Batter does not necessarily need to spread throughout the pan).
Fry for a couple of minutes, occasionally covering with a lid, till liquid has almost firmed up
Tip: Covering the pan with a lid occasionally will help keep moisture and enhance even cooking.
Flip with a spatula, and fry the other side for a couple more minutes, then remove from pan.
Repeat for rest of batter, greasing pan between batches as needed, and occasionally stirring the batter left in your bowl for even consistency.