Cacao Avocado Mousse

Cacao Avocado Mousse

Gluten Free, Vegan

Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

3 Avocados

1/3 Cup Coconut nectar

1/2 Cup Raw cacao
1 tsp ground cinnamon

dash of allspice (optional)
2 vanilla beans, split and seeded
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt

Stevia drops if desired sweeter

Mash all ingredients together and enjoy!

Optional to add nut milk to thin out consistency.

Fresh mint leaf for garnish or chopped for added flavor
The Cacao is antioxidant rich, high in flavonoids, which are essential to a healthy cardiovascular system.  Cacao provides a natural form of iron for a natural energy boost.

The avocado provides heart healthy monounsaturated fats as well as a good amount of vitamin B5 and Vitamin K.  Avocados are known for promoting heart health, regulating blood sugar and are believed to potentially offer anti-cancer benefits, specifically when it comes to cancer of the mouth, skin and prostate gland. Avocados are very alkalizing to the body.

Mango Energy Bites

Mango Energy Bites
Vegan, GF, Refined Sugar Free
Happily serves 15

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 Cup walnuts or cashews
1 Cup firmly packed dried unsweetened mango
10 soaked medjool dates, pitted
2 TBSP hemp seeds
1/3 Cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
1 lime and zest
Dash Sea salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Add dried mango to a mixing bowl and cover with warm water (don’t skip this step or they’ll be too tough to blend).
Let soak for 5-7 minutes, or until soft and pliable, but not too soggy.
Drain and lay on a towel and pat off excess moisture. Set aside.
Add nuts to a food processor and mix into a fine meal. Set aside.
Add dates and soaked mango to the food processor and mix until a rough paste/sticky dough forms.
Add nut meal, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, lime zest, and sea salt. Mix until it forms a moldable dough.

 

Zucchini Breakfast Loaf – Gluten Free

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread is free from dairy, gluten, soy products and refined sugars!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Organic Zucchini, finely grated
  • 2 C almond meal
  • 2/3 C tapioca starch/arrowroot flour
  • 2 tbsp flax/chia meal
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 eggs (or flax egg substitute)
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) Organic coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) Organic coconut oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Line a loaf tin with parchment paper.

Combine the dry ingredients together in one bowl and whisk the wet ingredients together in another bowl.

Combine both wet and dry ingredients together, pour into a loaf tin.

Bake in the oven for 30-40 mins or until golden brown on top and cooked through. When the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is ready.

Serve warm or toasted.

 

Herb Potato Salad – Served Warm or Cold

Herbed Potato Salad

Vegan, GF, Vegetarian

Happily Serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 lb.Organic baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ Cup Whole grain mustard

¼ – ½ C Avocado oil

1 Cup chopped fresh herbs: thyme, tarragon, dill, chives

2 – 3 TBSP Capers, drained, finely chopped

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Place (diced) potatoes in a large pot of cold water, bring to a boil. Remove & allow them to cool.

Place potatoes in a large bowl, toss with garlic, mustard, avocado oil, herbs, and capers.

 

Black Bean Lentil/Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Black Bean Lentil & Quinoa Salad

w/Cumin-Lime Dressing

Vegetarian, Gluten free, Vegan
Happily serves 6

quinoa salad

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup dry lentils or Quinoa (or 1/2 Cup each)

2 Cup Black beans (if using canned, rinse well)

1 Red bell pepper

1/2 Red onion

3 Green onion stalks

1 Yellow Zucchini

Bunch of cilantro to taste, stems removed

 

Dressing

1/4 Cup Lime juice

2 TBSP Avocado or olive oil

1 tsp dijon or flavored mustard

1-2 Garlic cloves

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Oregano

1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea salt

Optional: chipotle powder, chili powder, pepper

 

Cook lentils according to package directions, leaving firm not mushy. Drain.

Cut or mince Galice, let sit 5 minutes.

While lentils are cooking, make the dressing: place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Finely dice the bell pepper, onion, and green onion.  Roughly chop the cilantro.

In a large bowl, place black beans, bell pepper, onion, zucchini and lentils.

Add the dressing.  Add cilantro, and lightly toss.

Serve or chill covered in the fridge for at least an hour.

 

Jodi’s Sweet Potato Brownies

Jodi’s Sweet Potato Brownies

Grain Free, Paleo, GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 medium Sweet Potatoes
14 Medjool Dates
1 1/2 Cups Quinoa or Almond Flour
4 TBSP Raw CACAO Powder
3 TBSP maple Syrup (Grade B) or Coconut netar or coconut palm syrup
Pinch of sea salt

Peel Sweet Potatoes. Slice/cut and steam for about 20 mins until soft.
The smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook.

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.
Place on Parchment paper lined baking dish and bake for 20-30 mins on 350 until the toothpick comes out dry.
Allow to cool 10 mins for the brownies to gel together, very important step!!

Tip: If you don’t use raw cacao powder, you cause conventional cocoa powder but you will need to double the quantity.

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

  • 8-9 tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeños, seeds removed unless you want it really spicy
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 handful organic fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 medium sweet organic onion
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • Optional: Drizzle of raw honey

Optional: Avocado

Mix cilantro, onion, jalapenos, garlic and lime juice in the Vitamin or blender.  Add Sea salt, and Tomatillos.

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

GF, Refined Sugar Free

Happily serves 6-8

Sweet salsa could be served as a breakfast side dish.

ALL ORGAINC INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest (from about 1 lime)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
  • 1 TBSP Organic raw sugar, or coconut sugar
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 C seeded and finely chopped watermelon
  • 1 organic cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • Sea Salt to taste
  1.  Stir together the lime zest, lime juice, sugar and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the watermelon, cucumber, jalapeno, onion and basil and toss gently.
  3. Chill the salsa until ready to serve.
  4. Add the garlic salt just before serving.

Cowboy Salsa

 

Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Happily serves 8-10

 

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1/2 Cup Avocado oil

1-2 TBSP Raw Coconut sugar or Monk Fruit

1/3 Cup Coconut vinegar

1 tsp Chili powder

1 tsp Himalayan Sea salt

1 Cup black-eyed peas or Kidney beans

1 Cup black beans

1 Cup Aduki Beans

1 Yellow Onion

2 Green Onions

2 Garlic Cloves

1 diced Green bell pepper

1 diced Red bell pepper

1 diced Yellow bell pepper

 Handful chopped cilantro

2 TBSP Lime juice

Optional: 1/4 Cup Jodi’s Salsa

Whisk together the Avocado oil, coconut sugar, coconut vinegar, chili powder, and salt.

Combine beans, red onion, and bell peppers.  Stir in cilantro.

Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight to blend flavors.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Eggs – Eggciting Egg Ideas

“Egg”citing Egg Ideas

Eggs are so good for you.  They are a cheap source of protein for your body and wallet!  Egg whites contain adequate amounts of all essential amino acids.  Eggs are a good source of iodine, important for healthy thyroid function.  Egg yokes contain Lutein, which is an important phytonutrient for eye health.  Eggs are also an excellent source of B Vitamin Choline, which is an important nutrient for brain function.   Eggs have omega 3’s and are a very good source of selenium. Without enough iodine the body cannot synthesize thyroid hormones (T3 & T4).  And without selenium the body cannot have healthy thyroid metabolism function.  
 
1 egg:egg
70 calories
5.5grams Protein
4.5g Fat
55g potassium
186g Cholesterol
0 Fiber
1g Carb
Always Always please choose organic, free range eggs
 

Deviled Eggs
deviled egg

 

 

 

 
 
6 Organic Free Range eggs
1/4 cup Coconut yogurt
1-2 TBSP olive or avocado oil
1 tsp coconut vinegar
1 tsp Organic yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
 Paprika, for garnish
pepper (optional)
 
Boil eggs. Crack and peel shells.  Remove yokes. Mix with the rest of the ingredients, smashing with a fork. Return mixture to eggs and garnish with Paprika

Egg White Breakfast Pizza

 Break 3-4 Egg whites in a hot pan coated with coconut Oil.  Fry until a round.  Remove from heat.  Add Salsa, or Pizza Sauce and Breakfast sausage or Meat and top with Cheese.  Add Salt and Pepper
 

Egg in an Avocado

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
 
Cut Avocado in Half, Remove pit.  Scoop out extra if the hole is small.  Use the left over yoke from breakfast pizza and put in the middle of the avocado. Season each filled avocado with chives, parsley, sea salt, and pepper.
Bake about 15 mins
 

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