Carrot Cake Cooler

I love this drink! It's perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, as most juices are, for me at least! It's subtly sweet and creamy with a zingy ginger surprise!

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Ingredients
1/2 cup Almond Milk (or any milk you choose! Coconut would add a strong flavor though, but I bet it would be good!)
1 cup Carrot Juice
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/8 tsp Allspice
A 1/2 to 1" hunk (depending on how much you like it!) of fresh ginger w/ outer skin removed of course
A palm-full of Walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp coconut palm sugar or whatever sweetener you choose

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Blend (I used my Nutribullet!) and enjoy with some unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Chia Seeds, and a pinch of Cinnamon on top!

Curry-Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Spuds w/ Ginger & Honey Yogurt Sauce

This is one of my favorite dishes I've created to date! It has the perfect balance of texture and salty sweetness!

Ingredients

Roasted Veggies:
- 3 medium to large Sweet Potatoes with the skins left on, washed and cut into fries
- 12 oz. fresh (not frozen!) Brussels Sprouts, cut into quarters
- 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Curry
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp ground Oregano
- 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Sauce:
- 1 cup Bulgarian Yogurt
- 1/3 cup Honey
- a pinch of Nutmeg
- a pinch of ground Ginger
- Salt and Pepper

Cut your veggies and place them together in a large bowl. Mix the oil and spices together until well blended, and let the oil sit for a minute or so until the oil is infused with the flavors (or even better - do this step the night before!). Toss the Sweet Potato fries and Brussels quarters in your oil mixture until they're all well-coated. Roast them all together at 400° for 45 minutes or until they are fork tender and the Brussels are crispy and browned on the edges. 

While the veggies are roasting, combine all of your sauce ingredients. Be careful with the Nutmeg because the flavor is very strong! Add salt and pepper to taste. Try the mixture and see if you can taste the flavors - adding more of something if you'd like. 

When the veggies come out of the oven, serve them with the sauce drizzled over top and enjoy! This is a great meal in and of itself, or paired well with a nice piece of salmon and herbed quinoa!

Choco-conut Fat Balls

These are SO yummy and make me feel SO good when I eat them! I have a couple for breakfast along with my tea or decaf coffee and they make me feel so balanced and energized. The oil in them helps keep my lips soft too! 

This recipe is inspired by Lee From America's (Instagram: @leefromamerica) Coconut Fat Balls, but I added a few things and switched it up a bit!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 c Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/4 c Coconut butter, softened
  • 1 c slivered Almonds
  • 1/2 c Walnuts
  • 1/2 c Pecans
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Nibs
  • 3 pitted Dates
  • 3 tsp Ashwagandha Powder
  • 3 tbsp Maca Powder
  • 6 scoops of Aloha's Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c Almond Milk 

Process all of these ingredients in a food processor until a slightly wet dough forms. The consistency should be like that of chocolate chip cookie dough batter without the chips - everything should grind together and blend up nicely, including all of the nuts. If your processor gets stick mixing, add a bit more liquid in, a tbsp or two at a time. You don't want the dough to be too wet.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop individual balls of the dough out onto a cookie sheet and roll each one nicely with your hands. Then pop the sheet of balls into the freezer until they're fully chilled. Store them in the freezer in a glass container with the lid on tight, and let them thaw for about 5 minutes before you eat them. 

Feel free to mix up the ingredients and try your own! I plan on making a different kind next week once these have been eaten! :) I love adding the Ashwagandha and Maca to balance my hormones, and the cinnamon gives them a warming spicy taste which I love.

Happy eating!

Hormone-Balancing Hot Chocolate

This recipe came from a girl I follow on Instagram, @jasminehull and once I tried it, I fell completely in love! Tweak it as you want to and let me know what recipes you create with these powders!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 to 2 cups of nut milk (almond, cashew, coconut)
1 tbsp maca powder
1 tbsp ashwagandha powder
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup, apple honey, date nectar)
or 1 raw pitted date to sweeten works too and gives an earthy quality

Heat milk on the stove and add to mixer/blender (I use a nutribullet). Add all other ingredients in using measurements of your choice... I sort of eye-ball it but it's about a tbsp of each. Blend and enjoy in your favorite mug!