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Smooth(ie) Relaxing

Chock full of vitamins and minerals, especially magnesium, enjoy this relaxing combination! 

-1/2 cup spinach leaves
-1/2 of an avocado
-1-2 TBSP ground pumpkin seeds
-1/4 cup raw cacao
-1 medium banana
-pinch of Himalayan sea salt
-2 teaspoons of NaturalCalm Raspberry Lemon
-1 C plain unsweetened almond milk (optional) or water

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Coconut Flour Bread

Bread where you can enjoy, feel full, and it's actually good for you! Check out this paleo (grain free & dairy free) version that goes great with any spread.  

Ingredients that make 1 loaf
-1 cup cashew or almond butter (let sit out for a few hours first)
-1/4 cup of coconut flour
-3 pasture raised or organic eggs
-1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
-1/2 tsp of baking soda
-2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar (try Bragg's)
-sprinkling of sea salt-cinnamon-ginger-nutmeg

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White Gazpacho

Help out your detox pathways with this delicious meal!

Ingredients for 1 serving
-2 cups chopped, peeled english cucumber ( 1 lg.)-1 cup dark leafy greens
-2 cups seedless green grapes
-1 1/2 cups salted marcona almonds
-1 small garlic clove
-1/2 shallot
-1 tbsp. fresh dill
-1 1/2 cups veggie stock
-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
-sliced avocado to top

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Coconut Avocado Lime Tart

Coconut has so many wonderful benefits, being an original healthy fat in that it's medium chain fatty acids help with an immediate boost of energy but without the crash! 

Ingredients for a 1-2 person serving
-Almond Tart Crust (see below for directions)= 2 cups total of almonds/walnuts/pecans (any combination will do), 1 cup dates, 2/3 cup shredded coconut, 1/4 tsp sea salt
-1/2 cup coconut milk
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp honey
-1/8 tsp salt
-3 avocados, peeled, seeded mashed
-1 large lime, zest & juice
-1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
-coconut flakes for garnish

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The Real Power Ball

Now you've really won the power ball!! Of health that is- with a little bit of sweetness, these balls make a great on-the-go snack, or after meal dessert.

Ingredients to make about 10 balls
-1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder
-1 1/2 C macadamia nuts
-1/2 C shredded organic coconut flakes
-6 pitted medjool dates-1/2 TBSP coconut oil
-1 TBSP honey or maple syrup
-1/2 TBSP water
-dash of sea salt

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Hormone Healthy Coconut Pancakes

Gluten free, vegan, sugar free, chockfull of nutrients to support a healthy hormones

Ingredients for a 1-2 person serving
-1 1/2 cups cooked and mashed butternut squash
-1/2-1 cup dark leafy greens (e.g. chard, kale, collard greens)
-2 cups almond flour
-2 cups toasted coconut
-2 teaspoon baking soda
-"eggs"= 2 tablespoons flax + 6 tablespoons water (in separate bowl, add flax, then water, whisk, then set in refrigerator for about 15 minutes to allow it to set)
-toppings (pick one or all!)= sliced avocado, sliced apples, sliced kiwi
-coconut oil for skillet

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Orange Arugula Salad

A delicious, light, cleansing taste perfect for the warmer weather!

-4 cups arugula
-2 oranges, peeled and cut into segments
-3 Tablespoons olive oil
-1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
-celtic sea salt to taste
-optional= avocado, pumpkin seeds, ground flaxseeds, lentils, pieces of chicken

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Cauliflower Paella

You can really fill up on veggies with this Paella! 

Ingredients for 4 servings
-4 cups roughly chopped cauliflower (about 1 medium head)
-1 cup chopped peppers
-8 ounces cooked organic meat (e.g. chicken, turkey, chorizo), or wild seafood (e.g. scallops, shrimp, salmon) or beans
-1 cup sliced onion
-3/4 cup organic chicken or vegetable broth
-3/4 cup sliced carrots
-2-3 TBSP high heat oil (e.g. coconut, avocado, almond, grape seed)
-1 TBSP chopped garlic
-1 TBSP lemon juice
-1 tsp turmeric
-1 tsp paprika
-1/4 tsp ground thyme
-1/4 tsp himalayan sea salt
-1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

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Two-Bean Soup with Kale

Great for those cool rainy or winter days, with ingredients that really help balance hormones, stabilize blood sugar, and helps you detox.

-3 TBSP olive oil
-1 cup chopped onion
-1/2 cup chopped carrot
-1/2 cup chopped celery
-1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
-4 cups organic vegetable broth
-7 cups stemmed, chopped kale (about 1 bunch)
-2 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans*
-1 (15-ounce) can black beans*

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Cauliflower Cashew Soup w/ Apple

This warming soup will help keep you feeling toasty & satisfied, while also being loaded with nutrients! 

-1 head of cauliflower, bottom trimmed & leaves removed
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 small pink lady apple, peeled, cored, & chopped
-1/2 C raw cashews
-1/2 C chopped kale, chard, or other dark leafy green vegetable
-1 TBSP minced peeled fresh ginger
-1/2 TSP ground cinnamon
-1/2 TSP ground cardamom
-1/4 tsp cayenne
-sea salt
-1 C plain unsweetened almond milk (optional)

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Black (Bean) Forest Cake

Imagine a dessert that will also fill you up and air on the healthier side because of all the protein and anti-oxidants... you can thank black beans for those great qualities.

-One 15-oz. can (BPA free lining please!) black beans, drained and rinsed
-1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites
-1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
-1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
-1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp. Himalayan sea salt
-2 tbsp. mini (or chopped) semi-sweet chocolate chips/ dairy- free chips (Good Life)
Consider berries and/or crushed nuts as toppings

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Paleo Pasta

Full of healthy fats and vegetables, lean protein, to have as a meal, snack, or even post workout!

Ingredients for a 1-2 person serving
-2 zucchini
-1 cup dark leafy greens (e.g. chard, kale, collard greens)
-1-2 carrots, chopped or shredded
-2 sticks of celery
-4-6 ounces of cooked chicken (or other lean protein, such as wild- caught fish)
-2 TBSP flaxseed
-1/2 avocado, chopped
-2 TBSP of olive oil, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar = dressing

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Healthy Latkes

Happy Passover! Or happy snacking/breakfast/lunch- a great recipe overall that's also grain free & dairy free.

Ingredients for 3 latkes
-4 cups roughly chopped cauliflower
-2 large eggs
-1/4 cup shredded onion, thoroughly patted dry
-1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-Coconut oil for frying
-optional toppings= dairy free sour cream + chopped scallions, unsweetened applesauce + cinnamon

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