A Tweak to the Original

This is day 15 of our January Wellness Challenge where we focus on all dimensions of health. Today’s challenge is to try a new hummus recipe – actually make it yourself. It’s easy and hummus is such a plant based powerhouse of goodness – packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. The traditional recipe is chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, salt to … Continue reading A Tweak to the Original

Simple Spiced Ginger Apple Cider

Simple Spiced Ginger Apple Cider Grate ginger with a microplane into a glass – I personally like it on the heavy side (about an inch of fresh ginger root). Fill glass half full with organic apple cider and fill remainder with ice. Top with freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon. Option: make it a cocktail by adding vodka of choice before filling with apple cider (Skyy … Continue reading Simple Spiced Ginger Apple Cider

Easy Pumpkin Soup Dinner

Ingredients: 1 15 oz can organic pumpkin 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots sliced 1-3 cloves of garlic minced (to taste) 1 cup chicken broth (or vegetable) 1 tablespoon coconut nectar Cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste Toppings: 7 tortilla chips crushed, 1/2 cup julienned raw spinach, 3 oz cooked chicken (small bite size cubes) Directions: Sauté shallots in oil for 2-3 … Continue reading Easy Pumpkin Soup Dinner

Strawberry Sunflower Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry Sunflower Smoothie Bowl Blender Ingredients: 1/2 frozen banana 4 frozen strawberries 1/2 cup kale 2 Tablespoons Sunflower Spread 1/2 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (no added sugar and grass fed preferred) 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk Toppings: 1 fresh strawberry 1/2 tsp sunflower seeds 1/2 tsp coconut flake Dash cinnamon Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 Calories: 434 Fat: 8.2 g … Continue reading Strawberry Sunflower Smoothie Bowl

Acorn & Apple Soup for the 1-2 Punch

Here in the PNW the rain started, the temperature dropped and although fall is gorgeous, we are starting to get sore throats and feel the first cold of the season coming on and need us some vitamin C! This acorn & apple soup is so easy to assemble and make and will be building up the immune system lickety-split. (All puns intended!) Ingredients: acorn squash … Continue reading Acorn & Apple Soup for the 1-2 Punch