Eating healthy doesn’t have to be tasteless and boring!  I love the way I eat and I want to share with you some of my amazing healthy recipes.  Here are four of my favorites right now.  I eat the smoothie bowl almost every morning for breakfast.  We made this soup the other night and it was fabulous!  The granola is a nice healthy snack that I have been making for my clients to enjoy.  And the apple delight has been my go-to afternoon snack and it’s sooooo yummy!  I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I have been! 🙂

 

BLUEBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen wild blueberries

1 small organic banana

1 Tbsp raw local honey

1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1/4 tsp organic cinnamon

1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract

Stevia if desired for more sweetness

4 cups raw organic spinach

8oz water

1 scoop protein powder (optional)

5g glutamine powder (optional)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a blender.  The blender should be filled to the top.   Start blending and monitor, packing down the spinach if it is not mixing well.  I generally have to add a little more water and blend for a minute twice.  It should form a thick and possibly a bit foamy smoothie.  Pour into a bowl, using a spatula to get all contents out of the blender.

Top with whatever fruit and toppings you desire…strawberries, raspberries, more blueberries, more banana, dried mulberries, raisins, kiwi slices, papaya, apple or banana chips, granola, etc.  Get creative! 😊

 

TOMATO VEGETABLE SOUP

 Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil

1 organic yellow onion, chopped

1 organic red onion, chopped

3 large organic carrots, peeled and chopped

1 large organic zucchini, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp dried Italian blend

1/2 tsp organic paprika

1/2 tsp organic turmeric

1/4 pink Himalayan salt (more to taste if needed)

1/4 tsp pepper (more to taste if needed)

5-6 fresh organic basil leaves, chopped

1/2 cup organic cilantro, chopped

3 Tbsp organic tomato paste (use one with no preservatives)

4 cups organic low sodium vegetable broth

1 cup quinoa, dry measure

Instructions:

Place oil in a large pot over medium high heat.  Add onion, carrots, zucchini, and garlic and saute 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.

Next add oregano, Italian blend, paprika, turmeric, salt, and pepper.  Stir for about 30 seconds.

Next add tomato paste, vegetable broth and chopped basil leaves.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours, or until soup thickens and flavors come together.

Taste and adjust seasonings/salt as necessary.

Add cilantro at the very end and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Cook quinoa per package instructions.  It generally takes about 20-30 minutes to prep and cook the quinoa so time accordingly.

Makes 4 servings.

 

HEALTHY GRANOLA

Ingredients:

1/4 cup organic maple syrup

1/4 cup raw local honey

1 scoop protein powder (flavor of choice)

1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1/2 tsp organic cinnamon

1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract

4 cups organic old fashioned oats, dry measure

1/2 cup organic raisins

1/2 cup organic dried mulberries

1/2 cup organic dried goji berries (optional)

Instructions:

Place maple syrup, honey, protein powder, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk until blended and forms a thick “sauce.”

Place oats, raisins, mulberries, and goji berries in a separate bowl and mix together.

Pour sauce over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly so that the sauce is coating all dry ingredients thoroughly.

Spread parchment paper on two backing sheets and divide the mixture equally on the two baking sheets, spreading evenly over the sheets.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.  Place baking sheets on two different oven racks and bake for 12 minutes.  Stir the ingredients and re-distribute on sheet.  Bake for 5 minutes and stir again.  Repeat the 5 minute baking/stirring cycle until the granola is golden brown.

Cool for about 20-30 minutes.  Granola while become more crunchy as it cools.

Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

Makes roughly 16-20 ¼ cup servings.

APPLE DELIGHT

2 apples, chopped

¼ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 dates, pitted and chopped

1 tsp honey

¼ cup raisins

Instructions:

Coat a skillet with organic coconut oil spray and turn on burner to medium heat.  Sauté chopped apples in the skillet for about 5-7 minutes, until they soften.  Add cinnamon, vanilla, dates, raisins and honey and stir to coat mixture.  Sauté another 5 minutes.  Pour the apple mixture into a bowl and enjoy!  Makes 1 serving.