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Everyday Basic Vinaigrette

This dressing is good on any combination of greens and veggies, and it will be good for at least a few weeks! Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this recipe! A simple and delicious dressing for everyday use on salads. Using good quality ingredients in this dressing and your salad, and you can’t go wrong.   Ingredients: (Servings: 8 {1 serving ≈ 1 ½ tablespoons}, Calories: 75) ¼ cup vinegar of choice Juice of 1 lemon (= 3 tablespoons) 1 clove garlic (or 1 teaspoon minced garlic) ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon raw honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1-2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley 2-4 chopped green onions ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil   Directions: Add to a...

Back To School Crispy Rice Squares

This is a classic, delicious snack recipe that has been making memories for kids and parents alike for generations. This recipe adds flavor and texture with additional offerings. Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this easy to make recipe, that you can customize into your own liking!   Ingredients: (Makes 32 squares {1 serving ≈ one 2-inch by 2-inch square}, Calories: 160) 1 teaspoon cold-pressed coconut oil ½ cup brown rice syrup 2 tablespoons almost butter 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups crispy brown rice cereal 2 cups puffed rice 2 cups puffed millet ½ cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds ½ cup currants, chopped dried apples or dates   Directions: Heat oil in a large pot. Add rice syrup and almond butter. Stir...

Almond Cocoa Smoothie Detox

This delicious smoothie is quick and easy to make, and it’s a great alternative to smoothies with loads of sugar in them! Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this tasty Almond Cocoa Smoothie Detox! Ingredients: (Servings: 2, Calories: 254) 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 scoop vegan protein powder* 1 small avocado 1 tablespoon cocoa powder: 1 teaspoon almond extract ½ cup ice cubes Stevia, to taste (optional) 1-2 cups loosely packed chopped kale Note: *Soy-free. Typical varieties include rice, pea, hemp. Should be sweetened with stevia or unsweetened altogether. 1 scoop should be = to 17g protein. Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender in the other listed. Blend all ingredients together in a blender starting on low speed and working up...

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies (Vegan + Grain-Free)

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies (Vegan + Grain-Free) Thanks to our friend Rachel at RachlMansfield for sharing this sweet holiday recipe! These easy to make dark chocolate peanut butter pumpkin candies are made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus, they have extra protein in them!   Ingredients: (Servings: 9 candies) ½ cup creamy peanut butter + 2 tablespoons for drizzling ¼ cup organic pumpkin puree ¼ cup ALOHA Plant-based Vanilla Protein Powder (add 2 more tablespoons coconut flour if you do not have protein but I highly recommend adding to add extra boost!) 2 tablespoons manuka honey or maple syrup 4 tablespoons coconut flour ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 5-6 ounces of dark chocolate (or milk chocolate if you’d prefer that!) Directions: Line a baking sheet or...

Super Fudgy Paleo Brownies

Super Fudgy Paleo Brownies Just in time for the holidays! These super fudgy Paleo brownies are made with plenty of chopped chocolate, almond flour and a touch of coconut flour. They’ll be your new favorite treat – whether you’re Paleo or not! Yes, their is sugar in these brownies, but coconut sugar does have some nutrients, and the recipe calls for significantly less sugar than most brownie recipes. Thanks to our friend Nicole Hunn at Gluten Free on a Shoestring for sharing this tasty recipe!   Ingredients: (Servings: 16 brownies) 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (you can try using a mix of unsweetened chocolate and dark chocolate, for a richer, less sweet brownie) 6 tablespoons (84 g) virgin coconut oil ¼ cup (84 g) honey 3 eggs (150 g, weighed out of...