5-Minute Cacao & Superfood Smoothie

Recipe by Pauline Hanuise

My parents just came back from Africa with heaps of fresh coconut flesh for me. As soon as I got back home with it, I couldn’t help but whip up an amazing superfood smoothie for the whole family.

Here’s what I came up with, and I promise you’ll love it!

5-Minute Cacao & Superfood Smoothie5min Superfoods Smoothie

(Serves 2)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup coconut flesh
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite berries (here I’ve used frozen raspberries)
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. maca

Toppings

  • Pistachios
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cacao nibs

Directions

Blend all ingredients into your high-speed blender until well combined and serve with your favorite toppings. Here I’ve used pistachios, hemp seeds and cacao nibs for toppings.

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Pauline HanuisePauline Hanuise is a certified Holistic Recovery & Health Coach. Featured by Cosmopolitan as one of the top 5 healthy women you should know, she believes everyone deserves freedom over food, health & happiness. Having recovered from 15 years of struggles with full-blown bulimia, she is now dedicated to help people making peace with food and get a better life. She is the creator of the health and wellness website paulinehanuise.com and the Facebook community ‘Respect Yourself‘. She is also the founder of the “Make Peace With Food, Change Your Life” project, where she empowers women to live a better life.

Sprouted Quinoa Salad Recipe

Sprouted Quinoa Salad Recipe

Salads are great all year round but they are especially fitting for hot summer days.

Here is a great recipe that requires a bit of prep for sprouting but it’s so worth it! If you’re new to quinoa then you’ll discover that soaked and sprouted quinoa is even easier to digest than regular quinoa. There’s just something about awakening those enzymes that makes it easier on our bodies to digest and enjoy!

Sprouted Quinoa Salad

Basic Sprouting Guide

1. Place the quinoa in a bowl with water overnight.
2. The next morning pour the bowl in a cheesecloth bag (or nut milk bag). This will remove the water.
3. Then run the back under the faucet for another minute to rinse the quinoa. Place the cheesecloth bag back in the bowl (or a bigger bowl since it will expand!).
4. Keep the bowl on the counter, unless you live in a super hot climate that might cause mold to grow quickly.
5. Rinse the bag under water every morning and night.
6. The sprouting process should only take a few days, feel free to eat the sprouts when you choose. The length of the “little tail” is totally up to you!

For the salad, chop up the following vegetables:

• 2 Stalks celery
• 1 Tomato
• 1/2 Cucumber
• Chopped marinated mushrooms
• 1 Red bell pepper
• 1 bunch of parsley

Toss everything together with some olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, and a little sweetener like stevia or raw honey.

Delicious Anti-inflammatory Juice

anti inflammatory cabbage juice recipeByline: Wally Brown

Do you hate eating cabbage? If you are anything like me, then you may not consider cabbage to be one of the better tasting vegetables. But with all of the wonderful health benefits this cruciferous vegetable can give your body it really is worth it to get as much of it as you can in your daily diet.

Red or purple cabbage is loaded with compounds called anthocyanins which have been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory. If that’s not enough reason to start eating more cabbage, the glucosinolates found in in cabbage have also been shown to help prevent cancer.

So what is the easiest way to get a lot of cabbage for better health if you do not like smelling or eating cabbage? Juicing! You can juice up quite a bit of cabbage in the recipe below and you are not going to taste a thing.

This juice is packed with so many helpful micronutrients that do your body good and it tastes so good you are not going to have any problem getting it down as often as you feel like.

Purple Cabbage Anti-inflammatory Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

Makes 500 ML

  • 1 wedge purple cabbage (about 1/6th whole cabbage)
  • 1 medium or large beet
  • 1 lime
  • 1 medium apple of your choice
  • 4 – 6 large carrots
  • 4 – 6 stalks celery
  • Ginger to taste (I use about 2 – 3 inches)

Optional Ingredient

Most of us do not get enough green leafy vegetables in our diet. For some people, an all green juice can be overwhelming, but this juice is a perfect way to add some great greens without any sacrifice in taste.

  • 2 – 3 large leaves of your favorite chard greens or kale

Just add all of the ingredients in your favorite juicer and enjoy. The lime and ginger really make this juice stand out and taste fresh and clean. Try this juice first thing in the morning to give you an awesome jumpstart on your day and you will feel great.

 

Wally BrownWally Brown is a weight loss and health writer at The Weight Loss Lie where his goal is to help people lose weight and be healthier than they have ever been. Find him on Twitter and say hello.

 

Coleslaw Veggie Wrap Recipe

Coleslaw Veggie Wrap Recipe

One of my favorite summertime recipes makes use of veggies that are in abundance right now. This super simple coleslaw veggie wrap recipe can be assembled anywhere, and it tends to be a crowd pleaser, too!

Wraps make great picnic foods. Pack up the filling and wraps separately so everything is fresh when you’re ready to eat.

You can also switch out the filling, add a little organic free range chicken to it, or play around with other veggies if you’re not a fan of beets or radishes. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s flexible, and it can accommodate anyone’s taste buds!

Coleslaw Veggie Wrap

In a food processor or hand shredder, shred your desired amount of the following vegetables:

• Carrots
• Beets
• Cabbage (Chopping by hand might work best)
• Purple Cabbage (Chopping by hand might work best)
• Radishes / Daikon

Then mix your shredded veggies with the following:
• 1 chopped avocado
• 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
• 1 tsp. cumin
• 1 tsp. chili powder

Once your wrap filling is thoroughly mixed, set aside and prepare the leaf for your wrap. I used a large cabbage leaf for my wrap, but other good wraps or “cups” include:

• Smaller cabbage leaves
• Collard leaves (remove the hard stem)
• Romaine lettuce leaves

You can make one large wrap, or several little “cups” or wraps for more of a munchable meal.

Enjoy!

Carrot Cake Bites (raw, vegan, paleo, nut-free)

Recipe by Coach Bryn

I’m a sucker for bite-sized snacks. I also LOVE carrot cake. I also love not being sick, which makes most forms of carrot cake rather challenging. I like to refer to my house as the “allergy house.” We’ve got 2 people, 3 cats (that, yes, we are allergic to, but they are our babies!), and these food allergies:  gluten (celiac), dairy, peanuts, treenuts, shellfish, strawberries, melons, and all legumes with sensitivities to eggs, corn, and soy. Plus, all kinds of fun environmental allergies. My celiac diagnosis is also recent enough that I am grain-free to facilitate all of the healing I need to do.

So carrot cake without gluten, eggs, nuts, or grains…what’s left besides the carrot??? Check it out below :)

Carrot Cake Bites (raw, vegan, paleo, nut-free)

Ingredientscarrot cake bites

  • 5 small carrots, shredded
  • 16 dates, pitted
  • 1/2 c shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 c hemp protein
  • 3/4 c hemp seeds
  • 1/2 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c No-nut butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cloves

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.
  2. Scoop out and form into tablespoon-sides balls or discs. If the balls won’t hold together, cool the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and try again.
  3. Store in the fridge to ensure that the bites stay solid.

coach bryn 150Coach Bryn is a certified holistic health coach and productivity expert. She works with clients to set goals for health, wellness, and awesomeness, and then helps them conquer the crap out of them. She specializes in folks with food allergies, sensitivities, and any other health issue that leaves people stranded in the middle of a grocery store aisle saying, “Look at all of this stuff that I can’t eat!…now what do I do???” Two of her favorite places to hang out are Instagram and Facebook.