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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Looking for something sweet AND healthy, but don’t have to deal with all the sugar or even have the time to make something? This smoothie is going to be the perfect breakfast alternative! Thank you to Betsy Carter – Concrete & Iron Fitness

 

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups dairy free milk (almond, coconut or hemp)
  • 1 avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or powerful blender.
  2. If needed, add water to adjust thickness.
 
Notes
Betsy’s Tip: If this smoothie makes you feel cold, add 1/4 teaspoon of warming spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or clove. Or, have a hot cup of dandelion or chamomile tea with raw honey to warm your digestion.


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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Well well well hello old friend, this can either be the perfect dessert or breakfast. Either way its going to be delicious and high in protein too. Thank you Heartland Spa for this recipe. You won’t regret it!

 

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Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bananas, whole
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Spray muffin tins lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Stir first four ingredients in small bowl until blended.
  4. Using electric mixer, beat bananas, honey, peanut butter, eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl to blend.
  5. Beat in flour mixture.
  6. Divide batter among muffin tins.
  7. Bake approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Transfer muffins to rack to cool.


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Blistered Tomato Spinach Scramble

This breakfast I discovered has all the qualities the perfect date should. It is colorful, fun, yummy and overall perfect because they actually make you enjoy the morning (even when you’re cranky!) Special thanks to The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu.

 

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Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 cups lightly packed spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • Nutritional yeast, optional
Directions
  1. In a large, heavy skillet, heat 2 tsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and garlic; cook, shifting pan occasionally, until tomatoes are lightly browned and blistered on all sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Heat remaining 2 tsp. oil in skillet. Add spinach, scallions, thyme and red pepper flakes; sauté until spinach is tender, about 5 minutes. Spread spinach evenly over skillet. Scatter tomatoes over spinach and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour eggs into skillet and turn off heat.
  3. Immediately stir egg mixture with a heatproof spatula until eggs are gently scrambled, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, if desired, and serve hot.


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Quinoa Blueberry Muffin

This is an easy to make breakfast, for us carb lovers this is the perfect substitute! Once again Oaks at Ojai has another fabulous recipe. Good news, this recipe makes 2 dozen. You’re welcome in advance 🙂

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INGREDIENTS

2 cups cooked quinoa

3 cups gluten-free flour mix (such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix)

1 ½  tsp. baking powder

¼ cup agave ¾ cup almond milk

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 ½ cups blueberries


DIRECTIONS

Mix flour and baking soda together in a small bowl. In a medium sized bowl, mix the quinoa gently with the agave, milk, egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour just until blended and then fold in the blueberries. Put ¼ cup mixture in each of 24 muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees approximately 20 minutes or until top of muffin springs back when touched.


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Green Tangerine Dream Smoothie

Found this super easy smoothie recipe to make, it is a perfect starter to get that nice healthy energy boost. Bye bye coffee hello green machine! Special thanks to Christine Denney at the Oaks at Ojai.

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INGREDIENTS

1 celery rib

3-4 “ section of European cucumber

½ peeled lemon

1 large handful of spinach

4 tangerines, peeled

1-2 Tbs.  fresh ginger root

¾ c. water

20 green grapes

2 Tbs. mint

Optional:  2 TBS. chia seed

DIRECTIONS

Blend it all together (What that’s it?!)


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Gluten Free Waffles

Happy Weekend everybody! I discovered this easy breakfast by Chef Jen Welper to make for that lazy Sunday coming up. It is not only yummy, but gluten free as well. Enjoy!

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Waffles are great as a sweet or savory breakfast in the morning. Unfortunately, a lot of people cannot indulge in them due to food allergies such as intolerance to gluten. However, this delicious recipe provides one gluten-free way to enjoy waffles.

INGREDIENTS:

3 ½ cup Rice flour

2 tsp. Kosher salt

½ cup Sugar

1 cup Ground flaxseed

1 tsp. Cinnamon

2 T. Baking powder

5 each Eggs, separated

½ cup Egg substitute

3 cups Skim milk

½ cup Canola oil

2 tsp. Vanilla extract

PREPARATION:

  • Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.   
  • In a separate bowl, separate the whole eggs (yolks and egg whites separate—egg whites in large metal mixing bowl).  Using a hand-mixer, beat the egg whites until a stiff peak form.
  • Combine the rest of the wet ingredients, including the egg yolks, and mix well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, the batter should be a little lumpy (that is okay).  Gently fold in the egg whites, in 2 separate batches, until just combined.
  • Preheat the waffle iron.  Add ½ cup of batter for each waffle.  Allow waffle to cook as needed.

AMOUNT PER SERVING:  recipe makes 16 large waffles, but serving size is ½ of waffle cut into quarters (2 quarters each)


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Power Food Fruit Smoothies

Here’s to 2017! What changes do you plan to make in the next year? Some of the best advice I’ve received is to focus on changing my daily habits. Over time, these daily changes will add up to a lifestyle change! This said, a great way to make an attainable change is to start the year off with healthy choices. For you, this may look like replacing your grab and go granola bar in the mornings with a  power food filled Fruit Smoothie. Half Baked Harvest has compiled an excellent guide to smoothie making that will jumpstart your resolutions. Happy New Year!

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Strawberry Acai Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red beet (1 small), peeled and roughly chopped (or grated if you have a weak blender)
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresh) strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) raspberries
  • 1 ripe fresh (or frozen) banana
  • 1 teaspoon acai berry powder*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I use coconut, almond or goat milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (use coconut yogurt if vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon dried goji berries (optional)

Optional Toppings:

  • plain Greek yogurt
  • bee pollen, chia seeds, hemp seeds or ground flax
  • granola
  • fresh fruit and or goji berries
  • almond butter or other nut butter

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Half Baked Harvest. Want more healthy recipes from Half Baked Harvest?  You can follow Half Baked Harvest on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram.


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