Superfood Bowls

Coconut Chlorella Bowl

Coconut Chlorella Bowl

I’ve got a new favorite creation on my raw superfood journey that cuts down kitchen time, meets my body’s “NOW” nutrition requirements, and tastes great every time.

I think these Superfood Bowls will also empower you to find your own creative nature in your kitchen, as well as be even more in tune with your body’s wisdom.

The basics of Superfood Bowls are simple:

1. Get a bowl

2. Add some dry superfoods

3. Add some wet superfoods (fats and/or sweetener)

4. Stir and eat on the spot

It might seem like cereal to you, or as my raw friend calls it, “goo”.  That’s why I just call it a superfood bowl.  If you don’t label it like anything you’ve ever eaten before, you can focus more on how it feels in the moment and enjoy the flavors, nutrition and satisfied full feeling.

Here are some recipes to get you started …
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Chia Gel

chia seeds, omega 3, soaking, superfoods

Chia seeds soaking

Chia seeds can soak up to 12 times their weight in water, so eating them dry can potentially leave you dehydrated and with chia seeds stuck in your teeth. A better option is to create a chia gel that you can then add to smoothies, salad dressings, soups, dips, cereals, puddings or any food you desire to upgrade with added nutrition.

The basic formula is 1/3 Cup Chia Seeds to 2 Cups Water (or other liquid). Stir the chia seeds into the liquid well, stir again in about 10 minutes. The longer the chia seeds sit in the liquid, the more gelatenous they will be.

Store your Chia Gel in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

 

Check out our Chia Pudding Recipes as a reference point.

Green Gobblers

Green Gobblers

Melissa gobbling up a Green Gobbler

My good friend Courtney came up with this recipe she calls snickerdoodles and while I love, Love, LOVE these snacks, the name “snickerdoodle” just doesn’t work for me.  I mean, they’re green.  Snickerdoodle cookies aren’t green.

So, since the name keeps throwing me off I’ve decided to call them Green Gobblers … they are green and I can just gobble them all up (even though they are green).

Try out this recipe and I think you’ll see what I mean – the sweet taste packed full of protein and green goodness will have you coming back for more.

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2/3 Cup Hemp Seeds

1/3 Cup Lucuma Powder

2 Tbsp Blue-Green Algae (or Vitamineral Green or another favorite green powder)

½ Tbsp Vanilla Extract

¼ tsp Sun Fire Salt

1 tsp Cinnamon

¼ tsp Nutmeg

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (melted)

2 Tbsp Honey (or Vanilla Agave Nectar)

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Best Brownies Ever

Best Brownies Ever

I’ve been playing with the recipes for Chocolatey Chocolate Brownies and my Happy Bars (Energy Bars) and the combination of the two has resulted in what we now call the Best Brownies Ever!  We’ve been eating these non-stop, all day long, for the last month.  Ohhh so grateful!

Here’s the new and improved recipe*:

3 Cups Brazil Nuts

1 tsp Sun Fire Salt

3 Cups Dates

2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Carob Powder

1/4 Cup Cacao Powder

1/4 Cup Mesquite Powder

1 Cup Hemp Seeds

1/4 Cup Bee Pollen

3/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans

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Energy Bars (or Melissa’s Happy Bars)

Energy BarsOhboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy!  I’ve got a new favorite superfood staple food.  It doesn’t replace my love for Chocolate Bliss, but it sure does complement it well.  These energy bars are great when  you:

1.  Want to chew something instead of drink

2.  Are traveling and can’t take liquids or keep your Bliss cold (like on airplanes)

3.  Want some extra energy that’s sustainable and naturally derived from your extreme nourishment

4. Want a flavor sensation that is not quite savory, but not overly sweet either

And, I always feel really really happy when I eat them.  It’s kind of like a giddy excitement for what I’m experiencing in life.   I can get that way on my own sometimes, and it’s been really fun to automatically go to my happy place just by eating a yummy energy bar.

This recipe comes from Yemiah’s DVD’s of Raw Food Delights which is sadly no longer published.  I’ve also played with the recipe to try a version made with Chocolate Bliss powder.  Both are good, and there’s clearly a lot of variations you can make from this very simple and yummy recipe.

So, here’s Yemiah’s original recipe followed by my variations:

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Savory Fiesta Mole Smoothie

Fiesta Mole SmoothieDo you like V8?  Or another version thereof?  I think I’ve got something you’ll really like.  I’ve created this savory smoothie that uses our yummy Fiesta Mole raw superfood mix and it’s super-delicious.

Here’s the recipe:

In a Vitamix or other high-powered blender add these ingredients:

2 Tomatoes (about 2 cups)
2 Celery Stalks
1 Granny Smith Apple (or other tart apple) quartered
2 Tbsp Fiesta Mole Mix
2 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Cucumber (optional)
Ice as desired for a chilly drink (optional)

Blend on high until smooth. Just like the Boutenko-Style Green Smoothies, this smoothie can last for about 3 days in the fridge or otherwise kept cold.  You can also play with the ingredients … we’re experimenting with adding cucumbers in since we have so gosh darn many of them from our garden right now.

>>>We just tried the cucumber in the smoothie at our raw food dinner tonight and it was scrumptious!  Made for a delightfully refreshing smoothie!

If you don’t have a high-powered blender I suggest you cut the ingredients into smaller bits (and core the apple). You might have to blend it longer than you would in a vitamix, but it should still work out great.

Enjoy!