Melt coconut oil in large pot over medium-high heat.
Toss in onion, carrots, fennel, apple, garlic and ginger. Cook until veggies begin to soften, about 7 min.
Add in coconut milk and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling reduce heat, simmer for 20-25 minutes.
Blend into a creamy soup.
Garnish with raw pumpkin seeds. Enjoy and let those whole food nutrients go to work!
Craving brownies without the refined sugar & gluten? Make these little balls of chocolatey deliciousness to pop into your mouth instead!
• 1 cup medjool dates
• 1 cup raw almonds or nut of choice
• 1 cup almond meal
• 3 tbsp good quality cocoa powder
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
Place seeded dates and almonds into high powered blender.
Blend until crumbly, about 1 min.
Place the rest of the ingredients in blender and continue to blend until a dough forms that you can press and roll into balls.
Add a little filtered water if needed.
Once consistency is right scoop out with spoon and form into balls.
Voilá, brownie craving solved!
Almond Meal Waffles (gluten free)
These savory gluten free waffles work equally well for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Top with avocado, fried or scrambled eggs + bacon for a truly excellent meal.
• 1/2 cup almond meal
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• Pinch of salt
• 2 eggs
• 1/8 cup honey
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Avocado Oil Spray
Mix all dry ingredients together in medium bowl.
Whisk together the eggs, honey and vanilla extract and add to the dry mixture, stirring well.
Heat waffle maker and spray with non-stick spray.
Drop about 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot iron.
Cook until browned, about 4 minutes, then top with smushed avocado and lightly scrambled eggs or even berries and real maple syrup if you’re feelin’ sweet.
Pumpkin Taco Bowls
Pumpkins aren’t just for carving! Chock full of beta-carotene that your body converts into Vitamin A (think smooth skin, sharp eyes & boosted immunity) pumpkin is a delicious addition to fall dishes.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Cut sugar pumpkin in half & scoop out seeds.🔪
Slice into wedges.
Spread wedges on baking sheet, drizzle with avocado oil & sprinkle with cumin, smoked paprika & cayenne pepper spices.
Roast in oven for 18-20 min.
Add roasted wedges to your favorite taco salad additions: cauliflower rice, mixed greens, bell pepper, tomato, radish, green/red onion, salsa, avocado, guacamole, cilantro, etc...
*You can go ahead and eat the pumpkin skins.
Banana Coconut Smoothie
Take on the day with this energy sustaining smoothie.
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
• 1/2 cup raw almond butter
• 2 tsp maca powder
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tbsp chia seeds
Toss ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Add almond milk, coconut water or filtered water to thin out consistency if needed.
*I recommend only adding up to 1 cup of fruit & using nut milk or coconut water instead of juice in your smoothies to help keep your blood sugar stabilized. Stable blood sugar is key to helping your body burn excess weight & to reducing inflammation.
Winter Harvest Endive Spears
A quick & scrumptious appetizer to share at your next holiday party.🎄
2 endives, separated
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
1 pear, diced
3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp pecans, chopped
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp goat or blue cheese, crumbled (optional)
Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
Toss with champagne vinaigrette.
Spoon onto endive spears.
Arrange on platter and share with friends!
Easy Roasted Cauliflower
Throw together this super simple Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower dish in only a few minutes & reap the benefits of one of my favorite cruciferous veggies. Loaded with vitamins, minerals & fiber to help boost your immune system, fight inflammation & keep your detoxification pathways flowing.