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10.24.14

Healthy Tropical Tostada Recipe

10.15.14

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Ingredients:

  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup of black beans
  • 1/2 of chopped mango
  • 1/4 chopped avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of grated cheese
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin

 

Directions:

  • Heat oven at 350F
  • Bake tortillas for about 5 minutes or until crispy
  • Heat water in a small pan, add beans, then spices, then garlic
  • Stir and cook for a few minutes
  • Mash cooked beans with a fork and then spread over both tortillas
  • Add the rest of the ingredients onto both tortillas
  • Enjoy!

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10.7.14

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 to 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of stevia
  • 3(ish) mint leaves
  • ice cube tray and blender
  • Optional: black coffee or espresso shot

Directions:

  • Freeze almond milk in 8 ice cubes on try
  • Add about 3/4 cup of almond milk to blender along with frozen ice cubes
  • Add stevia and cocoa powder to blender
  • Add optional coffee
  • Blend away until you reach a slushy consistency
  • Enjoy!

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10.1.14

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09.23.14

Chocolate Fruit Kabobs Recipe

09.16.14

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Ingredients:

  • 15 strawberries
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 dark chocolate bar OR 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts
  • 5 chop sticks or kabob sticks

Directions:

  1. Boil 3-4 cups of water in saucepan
  2. Add bowl over top of pan
  3. Place chocolate in bowl and stir until it melts
  4. Cut of tops of strawberries
  5. Peel kiwis and then slice in rounds
  6. Alternate between strawberry and kiwi on each stick (make 5)
  7. Drizzle melted chocolate on top of kabobs
  8. Top with chopped nuts
  9. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Black Bean Brownie Recipe

09.8.14


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey (or agave)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients in food processor EXCEPT walnuts
  3. Mix until you achieve an even, blended consistency
  4. Spread blended ingredients in 9 x 9 inch square pan
  5. Add walnuts
  6. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes
  7. Cut into 9 brownies
  8. Serve and enjoy!
  9. Remember each brownie is about 150 calories, therefore 1 brownie = 1 serving

 

Almond Butter Cups

09.1.14


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Ingredients:

  • 1, 100-gram bar of dark chocolate (the darker the better)
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter
  • 4 chopped almonds
  • 6 cupcake holders

Directions:

  • Melt chocolate in the microwave for about 30 seconds
  • If you are using a stove, heat saucepan on low heat OR see cool video tutorial above
  • Break chocolate into small pieces and add to pan
  • Pay close attention as the chocolate can burn quickly
  • Stir chocolate until it is completely melted, then quickly pour into a bowl
  • Repeat this same process with almond butter until it is fully melted
  • Lay out 6 cupcake holders on a plate
  • Pour one small layer of dark chocolate in each cup
  • Then pour a layer of almond butter in the cups
  • Sprinkle the crumbled almonds evenly on top of the almond butter layer
  • Top with a layer of chocolate
  • Place the cups in the fridge and chill for 2-3 hours. Enjoy!

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08.26.14

Fluffy Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

08.19.14

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 2 tbsp nuts of choice (we used pecans)
  • 2 tbsp of dried fruit of choice (we used cranberries and dried bananas)
  • 2 tbsp of your favorite sweetener (brown sugar or agave)
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/4 cup of chopped fresh fruit

Directions

  • Rinse Quinoa using strainer
  • Bring quinoa and water to a boil
  • Reduce to simmer for 10 minutes while covered
  • Keep covered and let it sit for another 15 minutes
  • transfer 1 cup of quinoa to serving bowl (this recipe makes 2 cups and serves 2)
  • Add almond milk, nuts, dried fruit, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and optional fruit
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