Since it's summer, I've been drinking smoothies almost everyday either for breakfast or a snack.
This is one of my favorites!
The collagen powder promotes healthy joints and glowing skin, mango promotes firm, clear and bright skin and flax seeds add extra fiber for digestion.
Maca powder is a natural source of energy, iron and helps memory--It's especially helpful for relieving symptoms like fatigue, mood swings, and pain during that time of the month. I take this 3-4 times a week in smoothies.
Here's a link for more Maca Powder Benefits!
2/3 cups non dairy milk (I used unsweetened vanilla hemp milk)
1/3 cup pure mango juice or orange juice
2/3 cups frozen banana, strawberries, raspberries and black berries
1/2 of a large ripe mango
1 serving of Vital Proteins Collagen Powder (I get mine from Target or Sprouts, here's the link)
1 tbs ground or whole flaxseeds
1 tsp maca powder, I use Sprout's Brand of Raw Organic Maca Powder
Small handful of ice
Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until the consistency is smooth and thick.
Made this French toast for breakfast, more like dessert, and had to share. It was so good I made it twice in one week.
I've made this with and without the peanut butter and jelly. If you want it without the PB&J just leave out those ingredients and skip step three below.
In the picture above, the French toast on top is stuffed and the one on the bottom isn't, for a reference.
6 slices of thick white bread
1-2 cups Cap'n Crunch Cereal
2/3 cup milk (any type of dairy/non-dairy milk)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Skippy peanut butter per sandwich (1 tsp for each piece of bread)
1 tsp of your choice of jelly, I used strawberry jam
Coconut oil spray
1 tablespoon butter
1. In a shallow bowl, whisk 2 eggs, milk, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract until fully combined.
2. In another bowl, roughly crush the Cap'n Crunch cereal using the bottom of a cup.
3. Take two slices of bread and make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then slice the sandwich in half (optional).
4. Next, take the PB&J sandwich half and dip it in the egg and milk mixture. Evenly coat both sides of the sandwich.
5. Then, place the sandwich into the crushed cereal. Gently pressing the sandwich so that all sides get coated with cereal.
6. Lightly spray a large pan with the coconut oil spray to prevent sticking and melt 1/2 of the butter in the pan.
7. Place the cereal coated PB&J into the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. Should be golden brown on each side. Make sure the pan isn't too hot to prevent burning the cereal.
8. Serve warm with syrup and enjoy!
Tip: I like to place my French Toast in the oven at 225 degrees while the second batch is cooking to make sure it stays warm.
I made this for breakfast after being inspired by all the photogenic acai bowls on Pinterest lol. Mine wasn't as picture perfect, but it tasted great!
I made my own fruit and vegetable juice a few days before with 2 apples, grapes, cucumber, celery, ginger, oranges and carrots. If you don't have a juicer or time to make juice, use your favorite brand.
Acai bowls are customizable to whatever flavor juice and toppings you like.
4 frozen organic acai packs (I used this brand)
1 small frozen banana
1 1/2 cups frozen berries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 cup fruit and vegetable juice
1/4 cup pineapple or apple juice
1/4 cup coconut water or orange juice
1 coconut cream pie larabar, cubed for topping
2 dark chocolate squares, rough chopped for topping
1/2 tbs flax, hemp or chia seeds, for topping
1 tbs natural peanut butter, for topping
Small drizzle of honey, for topping (optional)
Quick, easy, healthy, vegan, protein, healthy fats, and nutrient dense--what more could you want.
This is my vegan and healthy take on a tostada AKA this is all I had in the house and made it work.
I fried my tortilla in coconut oil because I didn't have actual tostada chips and I liked it better this way. It'd be good with cotija cheese or Mexican crema on top too!
Hope you try it and enjoy!
Side note: I add extra seasoning to my beans, usually some salt and garlic powder.
1 can Trader Joe's organic "salsa style" refried beans
1 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash (sweet potato works too!)
2 medium red potatoes, cubed (these cook faster and are silkier)
1/2 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
1/2 large zucchini, cubed
Handful of cilantro
1 small lime, 1/2 for cooking and 1/2 for topping
1/2 small avocado
1/4 red onion, fine chopped
Trader Joe's Salsa Verde, for topping
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to your heat preference)
1 tbs coconut oil for cooking vegetables
1/2 cup water
1 tbs coconut oil, enough to fry your tortilla in a pan
Mission 8" flour tortillas, this recipe makes 4-5 tostadas
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)