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Chicken-Apple Breakfast Sausage

Looking for something fresh and healthy that the whole family will love this Thanksgiving, give this recipe a try and surprise them all with Chicken Sausage. Ingredients: 1 medium tart apple chopped with the peel!                                            ½ t black pepper ½ small onion, minced                                                                                 1 ½ lb. ground organic chicken 3 T fresh sage leaves, minced                                                                   1 T organic extra virgin olive oil 1 t sea salt Directions: Place apple, onion, sage and salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop well. Add chick and oil and mix well. Form into patties and cook in an oiled pan. Serve hot. [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Chicken-Apple-Breakfast-Sauce.pdf" text="Download Printable Recipe!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ]...

Green Tea Infused Steel Cut Oats with Apples, Ginger and Walnuts

Infusing oats with green tea bumps up the antioxidant values. Adding nuts, oil and flax help slow the absorption of the carbohydrates to stabilize blood sugar throughout the day. Ingredients: 3 cups of water                                                                             1 cup unpeeled, diced organic apple 3 organic green tea bags                                                          1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped 1 cup steel-cut oats                                                                     2 T finely chopped crystallized ginger or ½ t ground ginger 1 T minced fresh ginger 1/8 t salt                                                                                          2 – 3 t honey 2 T MCT or organic coconut oil                                               1 T ground flax seed Directions: Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags; turn off the heat and let steep for 4 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add oats and salt and bring to a boil, stirring once, reduce heat to low and simmer covered...

Walnut Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites

A great addition to any breakfast, these Walnut Blueberry Oatmeal Energy Bites are savory and filling enough to give you that energy boost needed as a healthy snack. For a healthy brunch or breakfast serve with the chicken sausage, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. Ingredients: 1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped 1 cup whole wheat or brown rice flour if gluten-free 1 cup gluten-free regular oats (not instant) ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes 1/3 cup maple sugar or coconut sugar 1 t cinnamon 1/8 t cardamom. ¼ t sea salt or Himalayan salt ½ cup dried blueberries ¼ cup maple syrup 3 T olive oil 2 T grass-fed organic butter or ghee 1 t baking soda 2 T boiling water Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheets with parchment. In a mixing bowl combine walnuts, flour, oats,...

“Bagels and Lox” Wraps

This Bagel and Lox Wrap recipe is a lower-carb substitute for the breakfast and brunch favorite. If you want to scratch the carbs all together replace the tortillas with romaine lettuce.  Ingredients: 4 tortillas, low carb                                                                                       2 T capers, drained 4 oz cream cheese, room temp                                                                2 T finely chopped chives 4 oz lox or high-quality smoked salmon Directions: Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread cream cheese in a thin layer over each tortilla, Top evenly with lox, Arrange capers down the center of each. Add chives evenly. Roll up. [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Bagels-and-Lox-Wraps.pdf" text="Download Printable Recipe!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ]...

Coconut-Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Save time by making a batch of quinoa earlier in the week. You can use it throughout the week for breakfast porridge, salad topping and to be used with roasted vegetables for a dinner bowl. To use cooked quinoa in porridge just add 2 T of water with the coconut milk and heat to incorporate. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups uncooked quinoa 4 cups water 1 cup coconut milk ¼ t sea salt 1 cup fresh blueberries Toppings: maple syrup (2 t); honey(1-2 t tsp); hemp seeds ( 1 T); cinnamon ( 1 t); toasted nuts ( 2 T) Vanilla Cashew Milk (recipe follows) Directions: Place quinoa, water, salt and coconut milk in a 2-quart pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover to cook for 20 minutes. Stir in blueberries and cook...

Vanilla Cashew Milk

Vanilla Cashew Milk [caption id="attachment_4413" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image Courtesy Vitamix[/caption] Ingredients: ½ cup raw cashews 3 cups water 2 t raw honey 1 t vanilla Directions: Soak cashews in 2 cups of water for at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain them then place cashews, 1 cup filtered water, honey and vanilla in a high-powered blender. [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Vanilla-Cashew-Milk.pdf" text="Download Printable Recipe" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver" ]  ...

Blueberry Banana Nutty Smoothie

Bring some heart into your breakfast with this Blueberry Banana Nutty Smoothie recipe that is sweet, simple and full of antioxidants! Ingredients: ¼ cup blueberries and ½ frozen ripe banana ½ cup almond milk 1 T ground flax seed ½ cup water 1 scoop protein powder or 2 T almond butter or both if high protein desired 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach, washed and lightly dried Directions: Blend all-in high-speed blender.   [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Blueberry-Banana-Nutty-Smoothie.pdf" text="Download Printable Recipe" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/thriver/" text="Become a Thriver!" ]  ...

Basic Smoothie Recipe

Your smoothie recipe should be clean, healthy and filling. But many of them forget the flavor! Not this recipe! Give it a shot on your next smoothie and stay tuned in the coming weeks for smoothie variations! 8 oz liquid + ½ cup cut fruit (fresh or frozen) + 1 cup vegetable + 1 scoop protein powder + fat + natural sweetener + healthy add-ons + High Powered Blender Liquid base: 1 cup coconut water; ½ cup filtered water with ½ cup almond, cashew or coconut milk Fruit: ½ cup seasonal or frozen but not peeled! Protein: whey or vegan – no flavoring needed (optional); 2 T almond, cashew or peanut butter; 1 scoop collagen powder Fat: ½ avocado; 1 T almond or cashew butter; 2 t MCT oil Natural Sweetener:...

Yummy Homemade Granola

  Store-bought granola is not only expensive but filled with added sugars and carbohydrates that drive up insulin levels and a zap in your energy and mood. This granola will keep you feeling full and satisfied. Serve with plain yogurt and fresh fruit for a heartier breakfast. Ingredients: 1 cup of oats 2 T honey ½ cup each of almonds and walnuts 1 T melted coconut oil (virgin, organic) 2 T unsweetened coconut flakes 1 t vanilla 1/2t cinnamon Optional; ½ cup dried cherries, cranberries or blueberries 1 T chia seeds Pinch of nutmeg and cloves Directions: Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Mix together honey, coconut oil and vanilla and whisk well. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well to coat. Spread granola on to a parchment lined cooking sheet. Bake at 250...