SPICED COCOA NUTS

Spiced Cocoa Nuts

These audacious spicy-and-sweet almonds make a great gift (distribute cooled almonds in jars or cellophane bags and tie with ribbon). They’re perfect party munchies, too. Makes 3 cups (serves 12) 1 egg white 2 Tbs. high-quality cocoa powder 3 Tbs. xylitol ¼ tsp. vanilla ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. salt 1⁄8 tsp. ground cloves 1 […]  Read More

MINT-LEMON TRUFFLES

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These to-die-for truffles make a great gift. 4 oz. dark chocolate (70% cacao or more) ½ cup whipping cream ½ oz. fresh peppermint leaves (about 50 large leaves) 1 tsp. fresh grated lemon zest 1 Tbs. agave nectar Cocoa powder or powdered sugar Put the chocolate in a small, heat-safe bowl. In a small saucepan, […]  Read More

GREEN DECADENCE FROZEN

Greem Vibrance Frozen Dessert

This cool concoction might make your dinner salad green with envy. Makes 16 servings 1 pound (about 4 large) very ripe, peeled bananas ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves ½ cup Vibrant Health Green Vibrance powder ¾ cup honey ¼ tsp. salt 1 cup fresh lime juice 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk (not lite) […]  Read More

“BUTTERY” OMEGA POPCORN

Buttery Omega Popcorn

This gourmet-style popcorn is laced with omega oils, sweet beet crystals, and nutritional yeast. One bite and you may never make popcorn another way. Serves 4 ½ cup unpopped popcorn 2-3 Tbs. Flora 7 Sources Oil or Udo’s 3.6.9 Oil Blend 1 tsp. sea salt 3-4 Tbs. nutritional yeast Optional: Beet crystals (try Flora Salus […]  Read More

MANGO MADNESS SMOOTHIE

Mango Madness Smoothie

Mango combined with protein-packed whey powder and yogurt make this tangy tropical delight a no-brainer breakfast or snack. Serves 1 1 scoop Designer Whey French Vanilla ½ cup cold water ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt 1 cup frozen mango chunks Stevia to taste Combine ingredients in blender. Blend on high for one minute. PER SERVING: […]  Read More

SUMMER SALAD DRESSINGS

Summer Salad Dressings

CHERRY-TARRAGON VINAIGRETTE Makes 8 servings Cherry concentrate, a natural anti-inflammatory, adds a sweet-sour bite to this salad dressing. Try serving alongside chicken dishes. ¼ cup champagne vinegar ¼ cup The Vitamin Shoppe Black Cherry Concentrate (unsweetened) 2 tsp. minced tarragon 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbs. minced shallots 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard ¾ cup almond […]  Read More

CITRUS JULIUS POPS

Citrus Julius Pops

The addition of chia seeds (which have a neutral taste) give these refreshing pops a mega dose of omega-3 fats, fiber, and antioxidants. Makes 4 pops 1 Tbs. Barlean’s Organic Chia Seeds 1 grapefruit, juiced 2 lemons or limes, juiced 1 cup cool water 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled Optional: Dash cayenne Optional: Stevia […]  Read More

Awesome Fudge Brownies

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Moist and chewy, these dark chocolate brownies will satisfy the most serious cravings. Do not overbake. They’ll seem wet, but they continue to bake after they’re out of the oven. Makes 20 brownies 1 ½ cups walnuts or pecans 3 cups natural chicory root sweetener (a second choice is 4 cups erythritol) 1 cup medium-shredded […]  Read More

Roasted Tomato and Turkey Mini-Meatball Soup

Roasted Tomato and Turkey Mini Meatball Soup

This simple recipe is a favorite among several of my clients’ children. Makes about 4 servings 4 large heirloom tomatoes, quartered 1 small shallot, coarsely chopped 1 Tbs. olive oil 2 cups organic chicken broth 1⁄3 lb ground dark-meat turkey 1 heaping Tbs. finely-chopped Italian parsley 1 Tbs. safflower oil 1. Toss tomatoes and shallots […]  Read More

TILAPIA FISH STICKS

Tilapia Fish Sticks

This healthy riff on a classic is guaranteed to please even the most finicky eaters. Makes about 10 pieces 1 large piece tilapia, cut into 2” x ¾” pieces ½ cup low-fat buttermilk 1 cup finely-crushed, reduced-fat butter crackers (Try Late July Organic Classic Rich Crackers) Organic safflower oil for frying Salt and pepper to […]  Read More