Well, it’s not really so cold in Dallas, but a few mornings have been chilly. And when it’s chilly, an icy cold nutrition filled smoothie just doesn’t fit the bill. So I’ve complied a few warm eats and sips for your cold (or mildly chilly) holidays.
Mint/Chocolate Shake (Adapted from goop)
1 1/2 cups warm peppermint tea
1 heaping tbs cacao
1 scoop vega (vanilla chai), chocolate would also work (they have
single packets at whole foods if you want to sample)
1 TBS gently melted coconut oil
2 TBS whole raw cashews
1 scoop amazing greens powder (choc. would be good here but I’d use
whatever, including spinach or kale)
1/4 tsp stevia or agave
1 pinch sea salt
spirulina tabs (optional but gets crazy green)
Pour warm tea into blender, add cacao, cashews, salt, stevia,
spirulina (if using) – bend until cashews are broken down.
Add powders and while blending drizzle in coconut oil.
*My sis added a banana for sweetness and gave it two thumbs up.
**Don’t blend HOT stuff, it could EXPLODE, so let me emphasize the “warm” part again.
Spicy shake (Adapted from goop)
While this one is still cold due to frozen fruit, the spices are a nice nod to warm.
2 cups almond milk
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 tbs carob or cacao
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 freshly grated nutmeg or ground (or allspice)
1″ peeled ginger
1/4 tsp stevia
pinch sea salt
Blend and serve.
Banana bread shake (room temp.)
1 1/2 cups Almond Milk
1/3 cup Gluten-free Rolled Oats (uncooked)
1 TBS (heaping) Almond Butter
Squirt of flax seed
Squirt of honey (raw, local)
Blend and serve.
Superfood Haute Chocolate (from My New Roots)
2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
2 tsp. maca powder
1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
pinch sea salt
pinch cinnamon powder
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch ginger powder
small piece vanilla bean, scraped (optional)
1 ½ cups milk of your choice or water
1. Boil water or warm milk on the stove and let cool slightly. If using raw nut milk, do not heat above 118°F/42°C.
2. Whisk in dry ingredients. Serve immediately with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
*This is quickly becoming my most favorite thing ever.
Baked sweet potato (400 degrees, poke holes, bake for 40 minutes (pan underneath to catch the drips))
Split open, drizzle with coconut oil, shake “Spike” (a LOW sodium spice blend) or your favorite spice blend.
Open Avocado Sammy
Two slices Ezekiel or gluten free bread (I like the California Family Complete Protein also)
Veganaise, sliced avocado, sea salt, pepper, eat open faced……it makes me feel more full than just a regular sandwich – go figure. I’ll usually have this with an apple.
Chia pudding (from goop)
1/4 cup chia seeds
2/3 cup warm water
Place the chia seeds in the water (either warm or cold, whichever you
prefer) and stir, stir, stir! Then let the concoction sit in the
fridge for 10 minutes and it will form a “pudding-like” consistency.
Top your chia pudding with some blueberries, bananas and shredded
coconut for a yummy, fast and filling breakfast.
1 cup coconut water
1 handful ice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 date (pitted)
2 tbs Nuttzo NP
What is Nuttzo you ask? Nuttzo is my new fun thing to dump in smoothies or smother on Ezekiel bread or spread on apples, it’s got: Cashews, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds ALL of which are organic and full of Omega-3’s. The other thing that’s nuts about this product is the price, it’s like $16.00, BUT it’s pretty much a meal in a couple tablespoons, so maybe it’s not so bad. They’ve got a few other flavors like “Dark Chocolate” that have an amazing nutty blend as well- that one is calling my name…after this whole rancid peanut thing passes that is! Until then I’m good with the Nuttzo NP (no peanut).