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Creamy Avocado Spicy Lime Dressing

Creamy Avocado Spicy Lime Dressing
Keto, Vegan, Gluten Free
Happily Serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Avocado
1 Garlic clove
1 Jalapeño
1 handful Cilantro
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond milk
1/3 Cup Lime juice
¼ Cup Avocado Oil
¼ tsp Himalayan Sea salt
¼ tsp White Pepper

Cut Garlic, Let sit 5 mins.
Chop Jalapeño and cilantro.
Add all ingredients except Almond Milk to high power blender and blend until smooth.
Add Almond Milk in slowly until desired consistency.
Top with Micro green Sprouts and pour over BamBox Salad

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KETO Friendly Avocado Lime Salad Dressing

Avocado Creamy Lime Salad Dressing (Keto Friendly)
Keto, Vegan, Gluten Free
Happily Serves 6-8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Avocado
1 Garlic clove
½ Jalapeño
½ cup Cilantro
¼ cup Plain Coconut yogurt
1/4 cup Lime juice
¼ cup Avocado Oil
¼ tsp Himalayan Sea salt
¼ tsp Pepper
½ tsp Cumin
Optional: 1 tsp lime zest

Cut Garlic, Let sit 5 mins.
Chop Jalapeño and cilantro.
Add all ingredients except avocado oil to vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth.
Add avocado oil in slowly until desired consistency.
Keep avocado pit in the bottom of the dressing to help keep fresh.

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.

Black Tahini Beet Dip. New twist on beets to slow the rate of blood sugar

Black Tahini Beet Dip
Vegan, Gluten Free
Happily Serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Cooked Beets
¼ Cup Black Tahini
2 TBSP Lemon juice
2 tsp Maple butter (or stevia and 1/4 tsp maple extract if you are watching sugars)
½ tsp Himalayan Sea salt
1-3 TBSP water

Wash, peel and bake Beets, or buy baby beets already prepared.
Add Black tahini, lemon juice, maple butter,and salt to the food processor.
Blend until smooth.
Add water in 1 Tbsp. increments until desired consistency is achieved.

Quinoa Broccoli “Rice” Bowl-Gluten Free! Meatless meal idea.

Quinoa Broccoli “Rice” Bowl
Vegan, Gluten Free
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Rinsed Quinoa
1 Cup Bone Broth
1 Cup Broccoli Rice
1 TBSP Avocado Oil
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tsp minced onion or 1/4 cup yellow onion
1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

Rinse and drain Quinoa.
Heat Bone broth and add quinoa. Slow simmer about 10-15 minutes depending on how crunchy you prefer.
Steam Broccoli 3-5 minutes.
Add Avocado oil, lemon juice and spices together with the broccoli and quinoa.

Add extra Veggies for more fiber or use as filling for a stuffed Bell pepper.

Macadamia Nut Coconut Cream Collagen Bites

Coconut Cream Macadamia Nut Collagen Protein Bite
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Option
Happily Serves 8-10

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1 Cup Coconut butter
1⁄2 Cup raw Honey (you can use Maple syrup if vegan)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1⁄8 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1⁄2 Cup Macadamia nuts (or any nut)
4 Scoops Bone Broth Protein Powder (or collagen)
** You can add 3 TBSP water for consistency

Whisk together coconut butter, honey, vanilla and sea salt.
Add protein powder and combine remaining ingredients
Pour into a greased loaf pan.
Refrigerate 1–2 hours

Whisk room temp/melted coconut butter, honey, vanilla and sea salt together.
Stir in the bone broth powder or collagen.
Add chopped macadamia nuts and water.
Pour into the greased loaf pan. You can also use parchment paper instead of greased pan.
Refrigerate and let it chill for 1-2 hours.
Once it’s firm, cut into 10 pieces.

Tip:
Soak and dry your nuts before assembly for easier digestion.
You can use any of your favorite nuts to give variety to your meal plan.

Holiday Desserts! Eat clean, reduces sugars, enjoy!

Holiday Desserts!  We had such a fun time creating new recipes and adapting old recipes to better quality ingredients.  Reducing the sugar “coma” feeling is huge during the holidays.  Remember it’s an indulgence, not an everyday treat.  When you can learn to appreciate dessert or good food, you know there be more and you don’t need to be the “starving child” and scarf down what’s in front of you.  Learning how to have a healthy relationship is part of what I teach in “cooking class”.  You shouldn’t be alarmed because it’s not always “cooking”, we learn preparation methods, tips on saving time and energy.  Come to the next class-step out of your comfort zone and see how good you feel after realizing “cooking” isn’t so bad!

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo
Happily serves 8
ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Crust
1/2 Cup soaked dates
2 TBSP Coconut Oil
1 Cup Ground Nut Flour
1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

Soak Dates 1-4 hours. Remove seeds, discard water.
Add the nuts to the food processor and blend until they are like a rough flower then add the dates, coconut oil and sea salt.
Pulse together until it becomes a lumpy ball and then press into the bottom of a pie dish and refrigerate.

Filling
4 Cups Fresh Pumpkin (or 2 Cans Pumpkin purée)
8 oz Vegan Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Maple syrup (can sub coconut nectar) OR 1/4 tsp maple extract & 1/4 tsp stevia or Lohan Sweetener
2 TBSP Pumpkin pie spice

To make the filling
Add pumpkin and other ingredients and process until smooth.
Blend on the highest setting until It is smooth like the cooked version of pumpkin pie.
Transfer the filling to your pie crust and let refrigerate for a few hours.

 

Quinoa Brittle
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free
Happily Serves 10

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

3/4 Cup Tricolor uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup Pecans and/or macadamia nuts
2 TBSP Coconut sugar
1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie or Allspice
2 TBSP Coconut oil
1/4 cup Blackstrap molasses
Dash of cinnamon
Pinch of Himalayan Sea salt
Stevia if you desire it sweeter

Preheat oven to 325.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (Cover all edges)

Combine quinoa, macadamia nuts/pecans, coconut sugar, salt, and cinnamon/spices in a bowl and set aside.

Over low to medium heat, add the coconut oil and black strap molasses (and optional Stevia). Stir until there is no visible separation. Pour over the dry ingredients, combine and coat evenly, spread on a parchment lined baking sheet with a metal spoon.

Try to get it as even as possible or the edges will burn in the center won’t crisp up.

Bake for 15 minutes and turn the pan around to ensure even baking and Browning. Back 5 to 10 minutes more and watch carefully so it does not burn. The edges will get crisp and caramelized, and the color will be uniformly deep golden brown in color.

Let it cool completely before breaking it into serving pieces.
You can store leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature for a week, or in the freezer for up to one month.

Canadian Butter Tarts
Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free option
Happily Serves 24
ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Crust
1 Cup Soaked Dates
1 Cup Ground Nut Flour
1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

Soak Dates for 1-4 hours. Remove seeds.
Combine Dates, Nut Flour and Sea Salt in the Food Processor and blend well. Press into mini muffin tin and refrigerate.

Filling
1⁄4 Cup soft butter, or vegan butter
1⁄4 Cup packed Coconut brown sugar
1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
1⁄2 Cup maple syrup or 1/4 tsp maple extract and 1/4 tsp Powder Stevia
1 egg, lightly beaten or 1 flax/chia egg replacement
1⁄2 tsp Vanilla

Mix all ingredients together.
Add a bit of chopped marischino cherries in mini muffin tin on the crust and fill the tart with the filling.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

Optional to top with crushed pecans.

Egg substitute:
1 TBSP Ground flax or Ground Chia seed added to 3 TBSP water.
Mix and let sit/jell together about 5 minutes.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Fudge! ‘Tis the season for pumpkin…healthy options for that sweet tooth!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Fudge 
Vegan, Gluten Free, Grain free, Refined Sugar free
Happily serves 6

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree (fresh or canned)
1/2 Cup Crunchy Peanut butter
2 TBSP Almond butter
2 TBSP Blackstrap molasses or 1/4 tsp Maple extract and stevia
2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea salt

Heat ingredients in a pan for 5 min place in a 4×4 pan and freeze for 1-2 hours.

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.