Power-Packed Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

This is a smoothie I eat everyday for breakfast. It is packed with superfoods that fight cancer and it provides long-lasting energy until lunchtime. It is quick to make and you can take it on-the-go! INGREDIENTS 1 and 1/2 cups filtered water 1 scoop protein powder  (I use NOW Foods Pea Protein Powder. It is important to avoid those with artificial sweeteners)  1 handful raw almonds, walnuts, or other nuts.  Activated nuts are better (see below) 1 handful kale, spinach or other “greens” 1 tablespoon raw cacao…

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Paleo Almond Joys

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INGREDIENTS 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 3 Tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey 6 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil 1.5 cups dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate chopped in small pieces ½ cup almonds   DIRECTIONS Combine the coconut, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a food processor. Blend for 2 minutes, pausing halfway to scrape down the sides. Spoon the mixture into a 16-slotted plastic ice tray and press down. Place in the freezer while you prepare the melted chocolate. To temper the chocolate,…

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Paleo Mini Key Lime Pies

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INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST: 1 cup unsweetened coconut 1 cup walnuts  Dash of sea salt 7 pitted dates   INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING: 1 1/2 cups avocado 3/4 cups fresh squeezed lime juice 1/3 cup raw honey 1/2 cup coconut oil Zest from one lime   DIRECTIONS: Put all of the ingredients for the crust into a food processor and blend until it is a paste-like consistency that will hold together.   Press the crust into the bottom of cupcake liners or the bottom of…

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Raw Pecan-Date Snack Bars

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These bars are great to make if you need a healthy snack on-the-go. INGREDIENTS: One and one-third cups pitted, chopped dates Two cups raw pecans A few dashes of sea salt   DIRECTIONS: Place chopped dates in a medium bowl and cover them completely with water. Allow to soak for 20 minutes Process the pecans in a food processor until they resemble the texture of breadcrumbs. When the dates are done soaking, drain the water. Add dates to the food processor and process with the…

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Lemon Coconut Bars

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INGREDIENTS 1 cup of almonds 1 1/2 cup dates 2 lemons 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon sea salt   DIRECTIONS In your food processor, process one cup of almonds until they are fine like almond meal Finely grate the rind of the lemons and add to the almonds in the food processor Juice the lemons and use 2 or 3 tablespoons of lemon juice depending on how lemony you want your bars to taste Add the lemon juice, dates and salt to the…

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Paleo Banana-Blueberry Pancakes

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INGREDIENTS 2 cups almond flour  1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon  3 free range eggs 1 3/4 cups almond milk  1 tablespoon raw honey (optional) 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 2 ripe bananas 1 cup blueberries Coconut oil    Whisk eggs in a large bowl then whisk in almond milk, honey and almond/vanilla extract.  Smash or cut bananas into small pieces and add to wet ingredients.  Mix in remaining dry ingredients then stir in blueberries. Melt 1-2 teaspoons of coconut…

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“Cheesy” Baked Cauliflower Poppers (Dairy-Free)

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INGREDIENTS 2 heads of cauliflower 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 tsp of garlic salt 1/2 – 1 cup of nutritional yeast (available at Fruitful Yield and Whole Foods) depending how “cheesy” you like them   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and clean the cauliflower. Cut off and discard stem. Cut the cauliflower up into small pieces. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic salt and nutritional yeast. Add the cauliflower pieces and thoroughly coat each piece. Place cauliflower pieces onto a…

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Ginger Tea (Anti-Inflammatory)

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Soda (regular or diet) and other sugary drinks promote disease.  This beverage contains no sugar, is full of flavor, fights disease and helps keep you healthy.   The compounds (catechins) in green tea are antioxidants, anti-cancer, anti-heart disease, and increase fat burning because it boosts metabolism.   Ginger is a powerful, natural anti-inflammatory spice that is also anti-cancer and anti heart disease.   Spicy Green Tea with Ginger Boil 1 Gallon of filtered water  Add 1/4 to 1/2 pound of sliced fresh ginger root and…

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