Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

1 cup almond milk

2 to 3 pitted dried dates

1 sliced frozen banana

½ avocado

2 to 3 tbsp. fresh mint leaves

3 tbsp. hemp hearts

1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp. natural cacao powder

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy and smooth.
  • Makes about 2 cups.
  • Top with raw cacao nibs if you like.

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Spicy Sesame Crackers

Spicy Sesame Crackers

Spicy Sesame Crackers (Using Almond Pulp)

¾ cup packed almond pulp (freshly strained)

1 tbsp. olive oil

¼ tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. coconut nectar

3 tbsp. ground flaxseed

3 tbsp. sesame seeds

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Pinch cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until well blended.

Press dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll out to about 1/8th inch thick. Try to get it fairly uniform. Transfer dough and paper to baking sheet. Cut dough into squares but do not try to separate. Bake 10 – 15 minutes, until slightly brown. Let cool and separate the crackers.

Notes:

  • Honey may be used instead of coconut nectar

Spicy Sesame Crackers

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Spiced Holiday Smoothie

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Spiced Holiday Smoothie

1 cup water

1 banana, sliced and frozen

½ pear, fresh or frozen

2 cups romaine lettuce

1 tsp. maca powder (optional)

1 tbsp. prepared irish moss (optional)

2 tbsp. hemp hearts

2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp. goji berries

½ tsp. cinnamon

Pinch of cardamom

Pinch of nutmeg

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy and smooth.
  • Makes about 3 cups.

Note: Spinach will also work but the smoothie will be green 🙂

Spiced Holiday Smoothie

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