Healthy Twix Bites

Ingredients:

  • 15 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • Sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Slowly melt chocolate in the microwave. While you are waiting for chocolate to melt, scoop peanut butter into a piping bag fitted with a small circular tip.
  2. Pipe peanut butter into pitted dates, dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
  3. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to cool in the fridge for about an hour.

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This smoothie is so festive, yet so healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 2-3 chunks of frozen mango
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • About 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (fill to the top of your ingredients for best consistency)

Instructions:

  1. Blend and enjoy! If your smoothie is too liquid-y, add a couple more mango chunks, and if it’s too thin, add a little more almond milk.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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California Sushi Bowl

This recipe makes about 4 bowls.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 english cucumber (sliced)
  • 3 carrots (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (shredded) OR pickled ginger
  • 1/4 mayo (use veganaise to make this recipe vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon siracha hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Soy sauce (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Cook rice according to directions on package (usually 1 part rice to 2 parts water).
  2. While rice is cooking, slice the cucumber, avocado and shred the carrots and ginger. Also, mix together the mayo and hot sauce to make your spicy mayo in a ziploc baggy and cut a small hole in the corner.
  3. Once rice is cooked, add the rice vinegar and fluff with fork. Add the rice to 4 bowls and top with the rest of your ingredients.
  4. Squeeze spicy mayo over top and top with sesame seeds. Add soy sauce as needed.

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Original Buddha Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 big handful of baby spinach or kale
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/4 cup matchstick or shredded carrots
  • 1/8 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/8 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 teaspoons hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Freshly cracked pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  • Arrange your greens first, then top your salad with everything else. Drizzle olive and maple syrup right before eating.

 

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