Spiced Holiday Smoothie

Something about cold weather doesn’t just make us pull out the fleece blankets and grab a big fluffy cat for extra warmth. It makes us slow down and start taking time to look a little deeper.

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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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Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

These cookies are filled with goodness. I think that they taste even better the next day.

Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 8 large breakfast cookies

Cook: 15 to 20 minutes

1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup maple syrup

½ tsp. vanilla

½ cup GF rolled oats

1 cup ground oats (I grind whole GF rolled oats in my Magic bullet)

1 cup almond meal (I grind whole almonds in my Magic bullet)

2 tbsp. sunflower seeds

3 tbsp. hemp hearts

2 tbsp. sesame seeds

1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp. goji berries

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. sea salt

2 tbsp. carob powder

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix flaxseed with applesauce and set aside for 5 minutes. Mix in maple syrup and vanilla.

In large bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together. Add the applesauce mixture and mix until well combined.

Drop batter by tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 8 large cookies.


  • Honey or coconut nectar can be used instead of maple syrup.

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