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    New Year Glow Smoothie Bowl

    Yield 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) Prep time 10 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, nut-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free Ingredients For the smoothie bowl: 3/4 cup (175 mL) water* 1 heaping cup (145 g) frozen mango chunks 1/3 cup (55 g) packed avocado 1/2-inch piece (7 g) peeled ginger, or to taste 1 cup (30 g) packed fresh baby spinach 1 small (75 g) clementine, peeled 1 very large (30 g) pitted Medjool date** 3 ice cubes 1/2 teaspoon…

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    5-INGREDIENT VEGAN PARMESAN CHEESE

    Easy, 1-Bowl, 5-ingredient vegan parmesan cheese made with a blend of nuts, seeds, salt, and nutritional yeast! The perfect topper for Italian dishes Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Italian-Inspired Serves: 1 cup Ingredients 3/4 cup (100 g) brazil nuts 2 Tbsp (16 g) pine nuts 1 Tbsp (10 g) hemp seeds 1/4 cup (12 g) nutritional yeast  3/4 tsp sea salt optional: 1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 Tbsp (15 ml) garlic-infused olive oil Instructions Add brazil nuts, pine nuts, hemp seeds,…

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    Wow! Chocolate Bark with Caramelized Quinoa

    Using a dark (72% cacao) chocolate brings an intense, not-too-sweet, almost fruity flavor to this bark. If you prefer a sweeter chocolate, substitute bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate. Ingredients                                                                                        1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 1/3 cup natural brown sugar…

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    Sesame-Ginger-Chickpea-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Active Time 40 Mins Total Time 1 Hour 40 Mins Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 stuffed sweet potato halves) Sesame, especially toasted sesame oil, is a key flavor in many Asian cuisines. It makes sense that tahini would fit here too, from satay sauces to the ginger dressing on your sushi restaurant salad. Here we spike tahini with fresh ginger, garlic, and rice vinegar and drizzle over roasted sweet potatoes (tahini rounds out sweet flavors beautifully). And because tahini…

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    Gingerbread Protein Cookies

    You  may know that I talk a lot about trigger foods and buffer foods, especially around the holidays. What can we buffer our cravings with when we feel triggered to eat something less healthy? Well, there are options! If your trigger food around the holidays is cookies, then here’s a recipe to buffer that with a little BONUS of added protein.   NOTE: The best protein powder to use for these cookies is vanilla whey OR pure paleo. Vega, unfortunately,…