PINEAPPLE POM  

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This cocktail is sweet and tart with a light coconut taste. The sweet intensity of pineapple is the perfect pairing with the tart of pomegranate seeds.   Serves 2 1 cup coconut water 1/2 cup ice 1/2 cup pineapple 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 2 Tbs. chia seed Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or […]  Read More

HOLY BASIL ELIXIR 

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This is a simple and delicious blend of fresh herbs and apples that is the perfect daily afternoon smoothie for its medicinal support of weight loss.  Serves 1 1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice 1/4 frozen banana 1/4 cup fresh holy basil leaves (available at ethnic grocers) 1 Tbs. chia seed Combine all ingredients in a high-power […]  Read More

ICED COFFEE WHIP

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This smoothie is similar to a decadent frosty frappé, but full of protein.   SERVES 1 1/2 cup hemp milk 1/2 cup ice 2 Tbs. protein powder 2 Medjool dates 1 Tbs. instant coffee Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Drink immediately. Per serving: 225 cal; 13 […]  Read More

FRESHEST RAW CRANBERRY SAUCE

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This jazzed up version of traditional cranberry sauce is sweetened with coconut nectar instead of sugar. Plus, the cranberries in this recipe are raw, a way they’re rarely eaten. And the orange provides just an extra hint of sweetness. Serves 6 2 cups fresh cranberries, or 1 8-oz. bag frozen, unsweetened cranberries, thawed and rinsed […]  Read More

MAPLE CARAMEL APPLE TART

Maple Caramel Apple Tart

Gluten-free with a dense almond flour crust, this tart is well suited to fall and winter fruits. It tastes best served shortly after cooking, so plan accordingly. Serves 8 Recipe by Jeannette Bessinger, CHHC, and Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS Almond Crust 2½ cups blanched almond flour (such as Honeyville) 2½ Tbs. salted pastured butter, room […]  Read More

SAVORY SWEET POTATO BALLS

Savory Sweet Potato Balls

These morsels make a nice appetizer at a holiday party, and the balls also go very well with eggs and turkey sausage for brunch. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Going Against the Grain Group, Tucson, Ariz.   Makes 28 balls 1½ lb. sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into small chunks 2 […]  Read More

HAWAIIAN SPIRULINA TRAIL MIX BARS

Hawaiian Spirulina Trail Mix Bars

Makes about 12 bars ½ cup raw almonds 1 cup chopped dates ¼ cup shredded coconut ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup dried fruit, roughly chopped ¼ cup sunflower seeds 1 tsp. Hawaiian spirulina powder Put all ingredients in food processor, and pulse 30 seconds. Roll mixture into ball and spread into 8 X 8-inch […]  Read More

SUPERFOOD VIRGIN MARGARITA

Concentrated health benefits are accompanied by a margarita-style tartness in this tasty beverage. Makes 2 16-oz. servings 3 cups (packed) chopped baby bok choy 2½ cups coconut ice (coconut water frozen in ice-cube trays) ½ tsp. fresh lemon zest ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice ½ tsp. Hawaiian spirulina powder 1 cup coconut water Sweetener […]  Read More

PAWSOME PUMPKIN CRANBERRY TREATS

Recipe by Wendy Fujita, Pawsome Healthy Pet Treats pawsomehealthypettreats.com These gluten-free treats for dogs are a fun and healthy way for Fido to enjoy the festivities. 1 ¼ cup buckwheat or rice flour ⅔ cup organic pumpkin ¼ cup honey ⅓ cup chopped dried cranberries 1–2 farm-fresh eggs (depending on the size) 1 tsp. cinnamon […]  Read More

KITTY HOLIDAY LIVER TREATS

Recipe by Glenn and Colleen Kumm, Healthy Pet Bakery Shop, healthypetbakeryshop.com Your cat will love these tasty “cookies.” Wrap them in cellophane and holiday ribbon for a cute kitty gift. ½ cup chicken livers (fully cooked) ¼ cup water 1 ¼ cups organic oat flour ¼ cup organic mashed (cooked) carrots 1 Tbs. butter Combine […]  Read More