It's winter and flu season, so here's a soup to warm you up (It's 80 in L.A.) or make you feel better.
The best part is that it's super easy, clean and filling.
Filled with vegetables, chicken, lentils, wild rice and lots of turmeric.
These measurements are pretty accurate but always salt and pepper to your liking.
2 boneless skinless organic chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
3 large carrots, diced
4 cups chopped kale or collard greens
1/2 cup raw lentils
1/2 cup wild rice blend (this includes brown rice, wild rice and jasmine rice)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 celery stalks, rough chopped
1/2 yellow onion, rough chopped
4 oz organic tomato paste
10 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
3 tablespoons ground turmeric
1/2 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon herbs de provence (basil, marjoram, tarragon and lavender)
I have a sweet tooth and when I crave sugar I usually go for chocolate, cakes, cookies, donuts- basically anything super sugary.
But I recently got inspired to start trying and making healthy desserts, so I made this recipe up with ingredients I already had and it turned out really well. I'm trying to be more mindful of everything I eat and slowly reducing my sugar intake.
The superfood sorbet is made of blended acai sorbet, frozen blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. These ingredients are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and omega 3's. Acai has also proven to promote clear skin, cognitive function and digestion.
Avocado pudding is my favorite! It may sound weird at first, but don't knock it till you try it.
Once you blend the avocado, it turns into a light mousse like pudding. The coco powder and sweetener will make you forget that you're eating a vegetable for dessert.
Top it off with some chopped dark chocolate and your sweet tooth will be satisfied.
2 ice cream scoops acai sorbet (I used this brand)
2 handfuls frozen berry medley (blueberries, strawberries & raspberries)
1/4-1/2 cup almond milk (add enough to make a thick smoothie, not loose)
Avo Chocolate Pudding
1 large avocado
2 tablespoons coco powder
6-8 tablespoons coffee or almond milk (coffee will make the chocolate flavor more intense)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 teaspoons raw sugar, honey, agave, coconut sugar, etc
2 dark chocolate squares, rough chopped for topping