Throw a bunch of vegetables in a bowl and call it lunch. When time is scarce this is my go-to.
Today’s bowl: bed of greens, radish, hemp seeds, persimmon, roasted warmed Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, and a homemade balsamic dressing.
Lunch with my bestie! My good friend was in town today for work so we grabbed a quick bite at @greatwhitevenice. I got an arugula salad with salmon (look at that portion!!!), an activated charcoal latte with almond milk (liver cleansing!) and shared the blue algae smoothie bowl. Everything was so good
Imagine spiced donut holes, now bite into one of these healthy energy balls. You won’t be disappointed! It has that same flavor profile.
@alison__wu is a genius. Made her Walnut Cardamom Bliss Balls and they are my favorite energy ball so far...and I’ve tried a few. Skip the protein or energy bar next time and opt for a few of these.
Walnut Cardamom Bliss Balls by @alison__wu (recipe below that I tweaked slightly or original on her site)
2 cups walnuts
3 cups almond meal
1 cup date paste loosely packed (or plain dates)
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
2 teaspoons coconut flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoon cardamom
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (can use ground)
2 pinches pink salt
Optional: 2 teaspoons maca powder
1.) Process all ingredients in food processor until a sticky dough forms. Be patient this can take a while! Keep pulsing.
2.) Gently roll into small round balls. Roll balls in dried coconut, chopped nuts or cacao powder.
Pizza night and the 3rd time I’ve watched Elf this December-thanks @freeform you da best. Homemade pizza can fit into your health goals! With options like @califlourfoods pizza crust and this @angelicbakehouse sprouted-grain thin crust you can build a healthy pie. I topped mine with organic marinara, goat mozzarella cheese, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, and spinach.
My granch (Greek Yogurt Ranch) is so simple and adds a boost of protein to this #meatlessmonday. Just @siggisdairy whole milk yogurt, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Empty fridge = steel cut oats with mashed apple, yogurt, pecans, and lots of fresh cinnamon.
So much food gets wasted here in the US. I try to be as aware as I can what’s in my fridge and pantry and how to use it, even past it’s prime. If you get an apple that isn’t very good or it’s past enjoyably eating make this compote, and freeze into cubes to use with oats, pancakes, an applesauce snack, or a sauce for meat like pork tenderloin, etc.
Chop your apple into cubes. Combine with two tablespoons water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt (a dash of each). Simmer in a covered pot until desired consistency, between 20 and 50 minutes. I like to leave the skin on for added fiber and nutrients. Freeze up to 6 months in cubes.
Walked a few miles to this adorable cafe @twohandsnyc. The market plate was so good...I mean, look at those folded eggs and golden oat milk latte. So full It’s been fun, New York, but I am ready for home and some homemade meals. Bye!
@ippodoteausa is two blocks from where I’m staying in New York how lucky is that? This place is the real deal.
What even is matcha? Why is it so trending right now? Matcha is basically a high quality green tea leaf, pulverized into a powder form. So you drink the leaves when you drink this tea, rather than discarding them. That makes it higher in the beneficial properties of green tea than a steeped tea. It’s also pretty and can be a relaxing/fun experience to drink. A lot of people are starting to enjoy the grassy taste and substitute their coffee habit with a matcha one.