damiana-infused protein balls

makes a generous amount:
3 cups gluten free oats
1 1/2 creamy almond butter
1 cup local honey
1 cup finely chopped cacao or dark chocolate
1 1/2 sprouted flax
2 tsp He Shou Wu powder (we love Sun Potion)
1 heaping tbsp of Anandamide powder

In large bowl, mix ingredients, by hand is recommended! Form small round balls to the size of your liking. Refrigerate + eat.


BERRY ALMOND quinoa salad

2 servings:
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup salad greens, preferably spinach
1/4 dried cranberries (or fresh strawberries)
1/4 cup crumbled feta
1/4 sliced almonds
2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette (we like Trader Joe's)
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

In large bowl, toss all ingredients together. Add more vinaigrette if needed.


Quinoa Bowls

2 servings:
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup salad greens
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup freshly cooked corn
1/2 chopped green apple or mango
1 avocado, diced
Shredded Gouda or Pepper Jack cheese

In large bowl, pile salad greens & top with quinoa, black beans, corn & the rest of the other ingredients. Top with cheese & serve. Sriracha always makes a great kick!


VEGAN BLACK BEAN ROUNDS

SERVES 6
RECIPE ADAPTED FROM SHELIKESFOOD.COM

1 1/2 cooked quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
½ teaspoon of:
    ground cumin
    paprika
    garlic powder
    onion powder
    salt & pepper
¼ cup + 1 tablespoon chunky salsa
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
Olive or coconut oil
Vegan Cheese

Combine all ingredients, but only ¼ cup of the panko to a food processor, process for 45-60 seconds. Transfer mixture to a bowl & refrigerate for about 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator & stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of panko. Form mixture into ball then press into round patties. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and place black bean burgers on. Refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Heat a large pan over medium heat & coat the bottom with oil of your choice. Cook the burgers for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until crisp and heated through. Top with cheese, cover for 1 minute (to melt). Serve & enjoy!


date bliss smoothie

SERVES 3 - 4

2 1/2 cups almond milk (add more if needed)
1 1/2 frozen banana (can be frozen 1 - 2 days before)
4 pitted dates
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 1/2 tablespoon ground flax

In blender, combine all in ingredients. Process in blender & enjoy!