Chia Seed Jam

Strawberry & Raspberry Chia Seed Jam.

This jam is so easy to make and tastes amazing! The chia seeds work as thickeners and also add a ton of great nutrients to the recipe. You can use whatever berries you prefer when making the jam!

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Makes 1 Jar.

Ingredients:

2 Cups fresh raspberries

1 Cup fresh strawberries

2 Tablespoons of chia seeds

*You can add 2 Tablespoons of agave or honey if you’d like, but i felt it was naturally sweet enough.

Directions:

Add all ingredients expect for chia seeds into a medium pot and stir . Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally . When Berries are soft and tender, remove from heat and mash the mixture ( I use a fork or potato masher). Add chia seeds to mixture, stir well to avoid any clumps. Put in refrigerator and allow to thicken for at least a 2-3 hours ( the longer the better).

Can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator in an air tight container.


Tofu Scramble Breakfast Bowl

Rainbow bowl.

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Ingredients:

1 package of extra firm tofu (pressed & drained)

1 tsp. turmeric

1 cup kale or spinach satueed

2 small bell peppers sliced

1/2 a small purple sweet potato

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

After tofu is pressed & liquid is drained from it, use your hands or a fork to crumble into pieces. Cook tofu over medium heat on stove top and season with turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes, then set aside . Then on the stove top sautee your kale (or spinach) and bell peppers, drizzle with a little olive oil. Cook for about 10 mins or until veggies are limp. Wash your sweet potato and puncture with a fork multiple times , place in microwave for about 4 mins. to cook, then slice sweet potato into small rounds. Mix your tofu scramble, veggies, and sweet potato into a bowl & enjoy. You can enjoy this breakfast bowl with any condiment you would normally enjoy an egg scramble with ( ketchup, hot sauce, salsa)


Overnight Oats

The best part of overnight oats is that there is no cooking involved. Super easy to make, and there are a ton of variations with ingredients and toppings.

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Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup almond milk ( you can add more if you prefer your mixture less thick)

1 cup plain yogurt

1 tbsp chia seeds

cinnamon to taste

*some other variations might include a whole smashed banana, greek yogurt,  or any milk you might prefer.

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Directions:

Stir everything together in a bowl, and place in fridge overnight allowing the oats to soak up liquid. In the morning simply add your choice of toppings. My 3 variations were, peanut butter & raisins, blueberries & hazelnuts, and strawberries.


Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

Grain free, no sugar added low fat snickerdoodle cookies.

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ingredients:

1/4 Cup coconut flour

1/4 Cup brown rice flour

1/4 cup baking Truvia

1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar

1/2 Cup non fat greek yogurt

1 egg white

For Snickerdoodle coating:

1/4 cup Truvia

3 Tablespoons of Cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375. In a Large bowl mix together the sugars , egg white, and greek yogurt until smooth. Sift in coconut flour and brown rice flour, mix thoroughly . In a Small dish mix together truvia and cinnamon.  Form the dough into inch sized balls and roll each in truvia and cinnamon mixture. Place on a greased pan and cook for about 12-15 mins, or until golden.


Watermelon Slush

So simple & satisfying, great for a summer day or night!

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Ingredients:

2 Cups diced watermelon

1 Cup Ice

1 Teaspoon truvia ( or any sweetener you prefer)

Directions:

Put all ingredients in blender and mixed until slushy, if you over mix the drink will become too watery.


Superfood Bowl

Superfood Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce

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Ingredients:

1 cup kale

1/2 cup quinoa

1/2 a small avocado sliced

4  asparagus spears

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 fresh lemon slice

Tahini sauce:

3 tablespoons tahini sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 garlic clove minced

Paprika & cayenne pepper to taste.

Directions:

Cook Quinoa as directed on box, allow to cool for 5 minutes. On a stove top, over medium heat saute the asparagus and red onion with a dash of olive oil, cook until limp. Combine Kale, avocado, quinoa, asparagus, and onion into a bowl. In a small sauce dish mix together all ingredients for the lemon tahini sauce, make sure this is thoroughly mixed. Pour sauce over your superfood bowl & enjoy! Squeeze lemon slice for extra flavor if desired!


Quinoa Porridge

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Ingredients:

1 Cup quinoa

2 Cups Coconut milk  (I use unsweeted vanilla)

1 Teaspoon cinnamon

1 Teaspoon baking truvia

Fresh Fruit & Nuts to top

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook for about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and allow to cool for about 5-10 mins. Put porridge in a bowl and top with any fruit or nuts of your liking. You can also add more Coconut milk at this time if you prefer a less thick consistency, simply pour over porridge.