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Apple Pie Smoothie

1 apple, cored and chopped
1 cup coconut, rice, almond or hemp milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄2 inch slice of ginger (optional)
2 tablespoons of flax seeds
Pinch of nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth. Can use pumpkin pie spice for spices.

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Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

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Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

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Yield: 2 servings

1 cup coconut milk, rice, almond or hemp milk or more as needed
1 1/2 cups baby spinach
1 banana
1 avocado
3 Tablespoons, rounded, organic cacao powder
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup frozen berries

Combine all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth.

 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Photo Credit:    http://simplysugarandglutenfree.com/pumpkin-pie-smoothie/

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2 cups coconut milk, rice, almond or hemp milk
1 cup pumpkin puree (home-made or canned)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
2 Tablespoons raw honey or 5 drops stevia

Combine all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth.
 

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Delicious Stovetop Popcorn

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yields: 2 people

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon tamari

Directions: 

  1. Heat oil in a deep, wide sauté pan.
  2. Add popcorn and cover.
  3. Hold pot with potholders and shake every few seconds until kernels have popped.
  4. Remove lid, add tamari and nutritional yeast, mix and transfer to serving bowl.

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Ball-O-Nuts

Prep time: 10 minutes

Prep notes: Soaking Time: a few hours

Yields: 10 people

Ingredients: 

  • 6 dates
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 3/4 cup poppy seeds

Directions: 

  1. Soak dates with oats in water for a few hours, then drain excess water.
  2. Add dates, oats, almonds, sesame seeds, juice and syrup to a blender. Blend until chunks become very small, but are still visible.
  3. Form little balls with mixture.
  4. Roll in poppy seeds.

Notes: 

  • Try squeezing lemon or ginger juice for added zing!

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