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Chocolate Hummus

Don’t knock it ‘till you try it: CHOCOLATE HUMMUS ‼️ I’m obviously a little biased when I say that I think this recipe is better than the store-bought kind, but I seriously think it is! A sweet treat that’s packed with protein and fiber, and is super easy to make! Serve it with strawberries, graham crackers, pretzels, bananas, apple slices, Nilla wafers, etc.! Recipe courtesy of our friend Mindfully Murphy, please follow her for more great recipes! INGREDIENTS: 1 can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup nut butter or tahini 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup genuine maple syrup or honey 1/4 nut milk (I used almond) chocolate chips on top I also added monk fruit to make it sweeter! DIRECTIONS: Rinse the chickpeas in...

Carrot Top Pesto

If you are lucky enough to find local carrots with the tops still on don’t throw out the leaves. One of the things I like to make with the leaf tops is Carrot Top Pesto. It is easy, delicious, nutritious, and helps decrease food waste. My recipe uses walnuts for brain health and cancer protection, nutritional yeast for that wonderful umami flavor, and is delicious on pasta, sandwiches or even pizza. Recipe courtesy of our Friends at Pharmacy In Your Kitchen. Please follow them for more delicious recipes! Ingredients: 2 cups carrot tops, no stems, washed 1/2 cup basil leaves packed 1/3 cup walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 garlic clove 1/2 cup olive oil salt and pepper Directions: Place all the ingredients except the oil in a food...

Easy Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats

These cinnamon apple overnight oats took about 60 seconds to throw together last night and kept us full all morning! Recipe courtesy of our friends (and former Thrive nurses) Lindsey & Rachael at eating.to.thrive Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 tbsp chia seeds + cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla topped 1 tsp chopped apple 1 tsp almond butter 1 tsp local honey Directions: Combine all ingredients and let them set overnight, open, and eat for a yummy breakfast treat!...

Cold Sesame Peanut Rice Noodles

Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup smooth, no sugar added peanut butter or almond butter 3 T gluten-free soy sauce or tamari 2 T toasted sesame oil 2T rice vinegar 3 T water 2 t coconut sugar 2 medium garlic cloves minced 1 T minced ginger 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 package of soba or brown rice noodles ( 8 oz) 1⁄2 cup grated carrot or prepackaged shredded carrot 1⁄2 cup shredded red cabbage 3⁄4 cup cleaned snow peas 3⁄4 cup shelled edamame 1⁄2 fresh red pepper cut into thin strips 1 T sesame seeds toasted (can buy toasted or can easy do in 350 degree oven for 3-4 minutes. Watch so they do not burn 1 scallion cut up into small slices, separating out white...

Carrot Cake Baked Oats

This Baked Oat recipe from our friend Mindfully Murphy is a favorite around the kitchen. It has a hint of fall with it and perfect to try this weekend! INGREDIENTS: - 1/4 cup oats - 1/4 cup almond milk - tiny splash of vanilla extract - 2 tbsp shredded carrots - 1 tbsp shredded coconut - dash of sea salt - small shake of cinnamon - 1 tsp maple syrup - 1 egg white - small shake of nutmeg DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Mix all of the ingredients into a small oven-safe dish and stir. 3. Place in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until slightly brown on top. 4. Top with more coconut, nutmeg, or whatever you want and enjoy!! Makes 1 serving...

Carrot Hummus

Here is a carrot hummus recipe I made over the weekend. It was a win with my family and I want to share it with you! Ingredients 2 cups of baby carrots or 8-9 medium organic carrots peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces and halved to make 2 cups. 1 BPA free can of chickpeas, water drained, and saved ¼ cup olive oil separated into approximate 1/8 cup portions 3 rounded tablespoons tahini 2-3 garlic cloves 1 T lemon juice 1 t cumin 1 t turmeric + additional to sprinkle on carrots prior to roasting 1 t miso paste ¼ cup chopped cilantro Salt and Pepper to taste Pumpkin seeds, roasted Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss carrot sticks with some of the olive oil (about ½...

WATERMELON PIZZA

If you are looking for a fun end-of-the-summer watermelon idea this is for you! Just like summer, seasonal watermelon will soon be gone so slice one in wedges, add some berries, stone fruit, and mint, and enjoy! Recipe Courtesy Pharmacy In Your Kitchen Ingredients Farm Fresh Watermelon Fresh Berries Fresh Fruit (stone fruit, oranges, green apples) Mint Salt / Sugar / Feta (optional) Directions Cut watermelon in wedge about 1' in width Add favorite berries, fruit to top of watermelon slices. Tear mint and sprinkle on top. Cut watermelon wedge into 6 pieces (like a pizza) and enjoy! Optional - some people like a touch of salt or sugar. We've found Feta cheese is a nice touch with the mint! Enjoy!  ...

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Dairy Free)

This Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a delicious seasonal breakfast or snack that is packed with nutrients! It is dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and there is a nut-free option! Recipe Courtesy our Friend - Mary's Whole Life   Ingredients 1 frozen banana 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 tbsp almond butter, sub sunflower butter for nut-free 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup dairy-free milk of choice 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon 1 scoop Collagen Peptides Instructions Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend on high for 30 seconds. Pour into a glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy! [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Download Printable Recipe" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.maryswholelife.com/wprm_print/4639" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] ...

Homemade Granola

This recipe is SUPER easy, and feel free to add or take away some ingredients (like vanilla extract, chocolate chips, etc.)! I just topped some vanilla Chobani with this and it was Yummy! Thanks to our friend Mindfully Murphy for this great recipe! Ingredients: Rolled oats Coconut oil Honey Cacao nibs Pecans Coconut Salt Cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 300*F Add ~1/3 cup of coconut oil and ~1/3 cup of honey to a bowl and microwave for 15-30 seconds Add that mixture to a large bowl with oats, coconut, and pecans. Toss/stir. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until oats are golden brown (**the granola will get crunchier as it cools so don’t worry if it’s not really crunchy yet**) Toss in...

Fresh Summer Salad

Plate this seasonal salad up now because the corn and the peaches are fresh and delicious!   Thank you to our friends at Pharmacy In Your Kitchen for this wonderfully yummy recipe! You could keep this recipe raw, but we slightly cooked the broccoli and corn this time and it was delicious. Add whatever fresh herbs you have in your kitchen and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 ears fresh corn , shucked 1 cup fresh broccoli bite size 1 peach or nectarine, sliced 1 scallion, sliced 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar Fresh mint or parsley Salt Pepper Instructions: Place 1 Tbsp olive oil in a hot skillet with the corn and broccoli and sauté for a few minutes, but do not overcook. Let cool, then...