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Morning Glow Juice

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Happy Saturday!! It feels like spring here today. 48 degrees and raining! But sadly it’s not even close to springtime yet. I’m still going to pretend that it’s March and appreciate the “warm” weather though. This juice reminds me of sunshine and happiness. What better way to start your morning, or even end your evening, than with this sweet and tangy juice.

Kale, pineapple, banana, almond milk. I love love love pineapple. It’s my favorite fruit. I don’t usually put it into any drinks or anything because I like to eat it just the way it is. It’s perfect just the way it is (and so are you!) 

But I got 3 pineapples at the store yesterday and I figured I’d switch it up a bit.

 

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I still used pineapple pieces in this juice just for fun. It adds an extra flavor burst and an extra Vitamin C burst as well! It’s always good to get those extra vitamins, ya know. Especially with cold and flu season in full force. Eat and drink up!

 

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Morning Glow Juice

serves 1

1 cup pineapple, diced
1 heaping cup kale
1 banana
1/2 cup almond milk

Place all ingredients into your blender. Blend up, drink up!

 

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Orange Creme Sorbet

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I can’t even tell you guys how much I love my Vitamix. I use it for about 90% of my food now and it makes me so happy. It came with a recipe book that I skimmed through for like 2 minutes on Christmas morning before I tossed it into the cupboard. But there was one recipe in there that was an orange sorbet. I didn’t like it that much though and decided to put my own twist on it to present Orange Creme Sorbet! It’s exactly what the title says, orangey, creamy, and a little bit chilly but that’s totally okay. It’s more than okay if you make this after a nice long yoga practice or a sweaty gym run which I totally recommend. Actually double up this recipe (you can thank me later) because once you make it you’ll be wanting more. I made two servings just yesterday and gulped them down in a hurry. It might happen again later this evening and no ones gonna stop me!

Anyways, let’s get to the recipe so that we can take a moment to appreciate how lovely oranges really are.

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Orange Creme Sorbet

serves 2-4

2 and 1/2 cups coconut milk, frozen
2 medium oranges, frozen

Take the frozen coconut milk and frozen oranges and blend them in your blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Serve, enjoy!

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Summer Dream Smoothie

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It’s zero degrees here right now. I can’t think of a better time to have a smoothie, can you?! Cold outside, might as well make yourself cold inside as well. I know that might not sound fun but I drink smoothies every day so I’m used to it. And by used to it I mean I drink it and then lay on the couch covered in blankets for the next hour. But that’s okay. Totally worth it.

This smoothie is a combination of all of my favorite summer fruits. Yes, I know I should buy seasonally. But I think we all need to splurge every once in a while. Fruit splurge!

I actually got a really good deal on the blueberries last week (actually my dad got them, but still) and that inspired this summertime blast.

Watermelon, mango, blueberries, pineapple = perfection.

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Summer Dream Smoothie

serves 1-2

2 cups watermelon
2 cups ice cubes
1 mango
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup coconut milk

Toss it all in your blender. Blend it up. Turn on Aquamarine, Holiday In the Sun, or any other late 90’s-early 2000’s beachy movie, serve, enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Crumble Granola

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I love granola. It’s so addicting. You can’t just eat one handful (or bowl) of granola. Well I can’t at least. And buying it in the store can get pretty pricey. $6-7 for a small bag of granola. Why?!? I don’t get it.

But that’s totally okay because that’s how I create all kinds of awesome granola recipes for myself and you guys too. Saving money and spreading happiness all across the internet with each passing moment.

This granola isn’t your typical crunchy granola. Here you have a crumbly almost cookie like granola with a bit of crunch. Nuts, cacao nibs, peanut butter (obviously), and a few other nutritious ingredients combined together to create a perfect peanut butter granola. Eat it on it’s own, as cereal, on your oatmeal, topping a brownie sundae, etc., etc., etc. You get it!

And now we’ll get to the recipe!

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Peanut Butter Crumble Granola

serves 6-8

2 cup oats
1 cup mixed nuts
1/2 to 3/4 cup peanut butter (if you really like peanut butter go for 3/4 cup)
1 cup maple syrup
4 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl throw together all of the ingredients and mix together. Place on a parchment papered baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve, enjoy!

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Everything Veggie Bowl With Kickin’ Miso Sauce

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I’m on a sauce/dressing/spices kick. I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of different combinations lately and it’s a lot of fun! It’s hard to tell which ones are good or not so good until I throw them on top of a bunch of different foods. This is my favorite so far. Probably because it’s my favorite toppings all mixed together. Miso, lemon, curry powder, nutritional yeast, tahini; aw yeah. This is a sweet and salty sauce with a little bit of a kick (thank you curry powder). So basically it’s all you need in life and adding it to a delicious bowl of grains and veggies puts it way over the top. Hello Kickin’ Miso Sauce.

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Everything Veggie Bowl with Kickin’ Miso Sauce

serves 2

Kickin’ Miso Sauce:
4 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons miso paste
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons tahini
1/4 teaspoon nutritional yeast

Mix it all together. It’s as easy as that!

Everything Veggie Bowl:
1/2 cup millet
1 cup mixed veggies (I used edamame, carrots, and beans)
1/4 cup mushrooms
handful of spinach
1/4 cup nori strips

Cook millet and sauté veggies and mushrooms. Throw it all in a bowl and mix in spinach and nori. Top with Kickin’ Miso Sauce. Serve, enjoy!!