Mixed Bean Salad with Pico de Gallo Vinaigrette
4. An easy quick morning breakfast should always have some fruit, healthy fats, protein and high quality carbs that will keep you full for that red-eye you're catching. Toss some mulberries and goji berries into a oatmeal bowl or cup with a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder.
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Before we get into the recipe, check out why this tasty drink can help you feeling great as you travel:
Makes 1 serving (multiply as needed for bulk or travel use)
Directions: Grinding bee pollen in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle can help the mix be more homogeneous. Simply mix together all ingredients with a whisk or electric whisk until incorporated. If using in bulk or for travel, mix all dry ingredients and put in a sterile container or bag. If traveling, simply add 2-3 Tbsp of the dry mix to your hot water. You can make it your own too! Add cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and ginger for a chai chocolate elixir. Need more caffeine? Mix a splash of coffee in! Need a kick? Add a pinch of cayenne!
Pro tip: If you are traveling outside of the central mid-west region, you can try sweetening this with local honey from the area you are visiting to help with seasonal allergies you might experience there!
Baked Goods: Always take into account the thickening properties of chia seeds, but especially in homemade breads, muffins, and oatmeal bakes, it's easy to add a couple teaspoons to add a protein and omega-3 boost to your recipe! Of course, also include a few extra splashes of liquid.
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2. Protects your liver: Studies showed that after several weeks of daily matcha consumption, liver enzyme levels were significantly reduced. It is also associated with reduced liver disease risk.
3. Better source of caffeine than regular green tea: A 1/2 tsp of matcha contains 35mg of caffeine. The best part? No crash! Matcha green tea also contains L-theanine from the unique way that it is grown (shaded 20-30 days before harvesting). This compound helps moderate the withdrawal from the caffeine, while enhancing that mental and physical boost you crave.
4. Helps with Weight Loss: The antioxidants in matcha are commonly known for increasing metabolic rate, which enhances the rate at which you burn fat at rest and during exercise. This can be boosted by 17% or more! That's why you will often see green tea extract in many weight loss supplements.
5. Heart Healthy: This magical matcha also protects your heart. It is known for containing catechins, which actively lower LDL or "bad cholesterol". High cholesterol (which often leads to high blood pressure) are the leading causes of heart diseases and cardiac events. With healthy eating, exercise and matcha, you're set to live a long, healthy life!
Time: about 1.5-2 hrs
(*Start soaking walnuts used in filling, for 1 hr if processor is not powerful)
Cover mulberries with water and set aside for 30 minutes. Once ready, drain mulberries and blitz all crust ingredients in a food processor until slightly dry crumbles form. Press into pie tin using the bottom of a glass, or in springform pan. In a springform, be sure to press the crust up the sides just a centimeter or two. Set aside in freezer and clean food processor.
In a double boiler, melt raw cacao butter by grating chunks into top bowl. While waiting, use food processor or powerful blender to blend walnuts that you soaked for 1 hr into a butter. Stop every couple minutes to scrap down as needed.
Add honey, cacao powder, vanilla and salt to melted cacao butter, turn off heat. Stir thoroughly with a whisk or rubber spatula until silky and smooth. Allow to cool to lukewarm, stirring occasionally. Add coconut cream to walnut butter in food processor, blend until incorporated. Mix in chocolate mixture, pulsing until incorporated. Remove crust from freezer, pour in mixture and smooth with spatula. Top with shredded coconut, cacao nibs, chia seeds, etc and put in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes. Top with fresh berries and serve.
3. can be applied topically to increase hydration and improve healing of sores or acne
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The Raw Cacao:
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This is a minor revision of the recipe posted by Superfood World on Instagram, make this fit your personal taste!
Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas, then place all ingredients in a food processor (except spirulina) on high speed or mash by hand until smooth. Then add spirulina slowly until incorporated. Store in a sterile container for up to 3 weeks or serve immediately.
Notes: I used 2 cloves of garlic and I found it too much, personally. This can also be the size of the cloves, since one of mine was huge. I advise that you start with one, or with a 1/2 tsp of minced garlic and add as desired. I also felt I would use another teaspoon or two of tahini, maybe add a couple spices for fun.
Cacao is an amazing source of iron, magnesium, calcium, flavonoids, antioxidants and neurotransmitters. It contains over 300 different compounds for overall health! The antioxidant content of raw cacao is more than blueberries and green tea combined! Theobromine, a natural mental stimulant, is known to improve focus and help reduce depression symptoms. It even contains phenethylamine, a compound that is released by the brain as a natural stress and pain reliever. PEA also increases the secretion of endorphins and serotonins, the natural feel good, happy hormones! Raw cacao contains insignificant amounts of caffeine, so you can enjoy a late-night treat too. With all of these incredible health benefits, it's easy to see why it's called the food of the gods.
Raw or "UnBaked" Brownies
This recipe is based on Chocolate Covered Katie's Unbaked Brownie recipe, I made minor tweaks with what I had/preferred, but this recipe is a win with kids and adults alike. With the chewiness, I'd even call this raw fudge! She eats chocolate everyday, sometimes twice a day--just like us!
Makes 1 8x8" pan
Blend all brownie base ingredients in a food processor until a well incorporated dough forms. If you want some crunch, only process until you see some small nut pieces. If it is a weak processor, you might need to blend for 1-2 minutes each time and give the machine 5 minute breaks to prevent overheating. (I use a 10-cup Hamilton Beach processor I got at Walmart for like $45. I could blend for a few minutes before it felt a little warm.) Once done, grease a 8x8" pan with warmed coconut oil or butter and spread the dough evenly. It is a sticky mixture, so I like to take a piece of parchment paper or wax paper and lay it on top, then press my fingers down and brush back and forth until glossy smooth.
Next, whisk the frosting ingredients in a small bowl, then pour on top of the brownie base. Use a rubber spatula to smooth. Pop it in the fridge for about an hour before serving. You can store these yummies for a few weeks in the fridge or few months in the freezer in a sealed container.
Rachel's Note: I've made these twice now and they never get old. I grab one when I'm hankering for fudge or something gooey good. I'd LOVE to hear on our social media, on this blog, or tell me in store what spins you put on this. Next batch I'm attempting a caramel swirl, or maybe a cheesecake swirl!
A different kind of magic happens when it is taken in larger amounts. Maca is an aphrodisiac superfood that boosts libido, stamina and drive when enjoyed in larger amounts. The ideal amount when eating our Maca Damiana cup or enjoying our Aphrodisiac Box of chocolates is 3 pieces of chocolate. Within 15-20 minutes things will start to heat up and make romantic time with your loved one more special!
Maca works on other hormones too! It's adaptogen magic works to balance out hormones. This is how it helps reduce anxiety, stress and depression symptoms, but it also improves fertility. Consistency is key though. You can enjoy the other benefits of maca without this particular benefit so long as it is not taken every day for weeks on end.
Caramel Maca Latte Recipe
One of my favorite drinks to make for an extra boost in the morning! It's a breeze to make with any blender, it takes just a couple minutes to make. Maca has a natural malty-caramel taste that goes well with chocolate dishes, in smoothies or unique treats. If you think this delicious beverage will become a favorite, I even recommend making a few servings in advance and storing it in a sealed, sterile jar or pitcher in the fridge for up to a week. Chilled or hot this will delight your taste buds!
Left: All of the ingredients and equipment used--Right: The finished product
Makes 2 servings
Place all ingredients in a blender or small food processor and then blend until frothy and smooth. Enjoy immediately or make multiple servings to store in a sealed, sterile jar for up to 1 week.
Remember, we have a ton of special things going on for Valentine's Day, like Premium Truffle 12 and 6 packs, Bite Me Bark and our Aphrodisiac Box! In-store exclusive assortments are Dozen Hearts, Dozen Roses and Dozen Hearts & Roses for that special someone