RAW Cacao Coconut Hemp Crunch Chips

*Coconut Chocolate Hemp Chips

These are an amazingly delicious crunchy sweet and satisfying snack. Everything is raw and it is SO easy to put together. The hemp adds protein and omega 3’s while the coconut and cacao add vitamins, minerals and energy. Y U M. So delicious.

RAW CACAO COCONUT HEMP POWER CRUNCH CHIPS

2-1/2c raw coconut chips or shreds

1/2c hemp seeds

1/4c raw cacao powder

1/4c coconut sugar

1T raw agave

Pinch pink salt

1/2t vanilla

1/2c filtered water

In a bowl, toss all of the ingredients together, being sure to coat the coconut-hemp mixture thoroughly.

On a dehydrating sheet, thinly spread the coconut love all over the sheet. Place in the dehydrator for 15-20 hours. Remove and let the chips come to room temp before storing in an air proof container. You can break into small or larger pieces as you wish.

Lemon Poppy Seed Sunflower Dressing

*lemon poppy seed sunflower dressing

This dressing is an awesome go to dressing, packed with protein, fiber, nutrients and minerals all without any added oils or fats. Amazing on mixed fresh greens.

Lemon Poppy Seed Sunflower Dressing

1 1/2c raw, (sprouted & dehydrated is ideal) sunflower seeds

2 to 2 1/2c filtered water

2T sesame seeds

2 lemons, juiced

2T mellow miso

4T poppy seeds

2t stone ground mustard

1t paprika

1 clove garlic, smashed

salt and pepper to taste

Blend all of the ingredients, except the poppy seeds, together in a high powered blender. Add more water if a thinner dressing is desired.

Mango Recovery Power Smoothie- Omega 3‚Äôs

*mango recovery power smoothie

Mango Recovery Power Smoothie- Omega 3’s  

1c almond milk

1T hemp seed

1T Golden flax seeds

2t raw agave or raw local honey

1T chia seeds

1 generous cup of mango- or one smallish mango

1t vanilla

1T coconut oil

1 scoop protein powder

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1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

*optional 1T bee pollen

Mint Julep Coconut Power Smoothie- Omega 3 Blast

*mint julep omega 3 power smoothie

Mint Julep Coconut Power Smoothie- Omega 3 Blast

1c almond milk

1T hemp seed

1T Golden flax seeds

2t raw agave or raw local honey

1/2c raw Coconut

1T chia seeds

1/2t peppermint extract

1 generous handful of fresh spinach

1t vanilla

1T coconut oil

1 scoop protein powder

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1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Cheddar Cheesy Zucchini Pappardelle

*zucchinipaparedelle

Because it is still apparently winter this late in March, I decided I needed something warming so I am slightly cooking the zucchini- you can definitely eat the noodles raw by salting them and setting them in a food dehydrator for a 1/2 hour or just set aside for 15-20 minutes so they soften. I pan fried the onion and garlic in 1T of coconut oil then quickly sautéed the noodles. Then the sauce and voila! Cheddar Cheesy Zucchini Pappardelle! THIS IS AWESOME.

Cheddar Cheesy Zucchini Pappardelle

1T coconut oil

1/2 onion thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, smashed and thinly sliced

1 zucchini per person, prepared as so;

Prepare the zucchini- 

Using a vegetable peeler, create thin slices from the squash. Salt, pepper and set aside.

Prepare the sauce.

Raw Cheddar Cheesy Sauce 

1/2c raw cashews

1/4c water

¬Ĺ red bell pepper

1t chipotle powder

2T nutritional yeast

1T coconut oil

1T mellow miso paste

1t brown rice vinegar

1t ume vinegar or lemon juice

Salt and black pepper to taste (I used a pinch Smoked Salt)

In a blender or food processor, place all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Use over raw or cooked vegetables!!!

Saute the onions and garlic in the coconut oil until golden and browned. Add the squash and sauté just until al dente.

Immediately toss with 2-3T of the Cheddar Cheese sauce and enjoy!

Strawberry Coconut Omega 3 Boost Power Smoothie

*Strawberry Coconut Omega 3 Boost Power Smoothie

Strawberry Coconut Omega 3 Boost Power Smoothie

1c almond nut milk

1T hemp seed

1/4c coconut meat

1t raw agave or raw local honey

1c strawberries

1t maca powder

1T chia seeds

1T golden flax

1t vanilla

1scoop protein powder

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1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Chocolate Cacao Maca Almond Butter Power Smoothie

CHOCOLATE ALMOND POWER SMOOTHIE

Chocolate Cacao Maca Almond Butter Power Smoothie

1c almond or cashew nut milk

1T hemp seed

2t raw agave or raw local honey

1T raw Almond Butter

1T Maca powder

2T cacao powder

1T golden flax seeds

1t vanilla

1scoop protein powder

pinch salt

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1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Pasta Con Tanti Funghi alla Crema / Pasta with Many Mushrooms Cream Sauce

*Pasta con funghi alla crema

Pasta with Many Mushrooms Cream Sauce

I made this pasta on my birthday and I am telling you, NO ONE, unless they were crazy, would miss the dairy, butter, or cheese in this recipe. The cashews offer a super creamy, velvety texture; paired with the divine savory intensity of the mushrooms is SUPER FRICKEN YUM. Shitake, porcini, and maitake mushrooms are going to lend the most flavor, however, the combo of onion, garlic, mushroom and wine is LEGENDARY and I wouldn’t be to concerned about your selection. Clearly the above picture was prior to me getting the parsley on it- the parsley adds a level of freshness that is SO YUM, but not required. ¬†I have even squeezed fresh lemon into the mix prior to serving- it brightens the deliciousness up but is so not necessary. You could totally make this as a fettucini or linguine, just be sure to thin the sauce a bit so that the mix isn’t too heavy for the pasta. Oh, also…crack a TON of black pepper into the mis ALL ALONG THE WAY.

HAVE FUN!!! I LOVE THIS DISH!

4c mixed fresh mushrooms (shitake, maitake, crimini, portobellos, button), thinly sliced

3T extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced

1c white wine

1t smoked salt *optional (can use reg pink salt)

1t smoked chipotle powder *optional or 1/2t red pepper flakes

Fresh cracked black pepper- LOTS OF IT

1/4c fresh parsley, minced- reserved for end

1c raw cashews

2T nutritional yeast

1 clove garlic

1T mellow miso paste

1t ume vinegar

1t brown rice vinegar

1-2c water

1-pound gluten free pasta- rigatoni, linguine or farfalle- cooked al dente

tossed in 1T vegan butter or olive oil

In a large, heated, skillet or cast iron pan, over medium heat, add the olive oil, hot pepper and onions and sauté until they onions begin to soften. Add the minced garlic and the sliced mushrooms and sauté until the mushrooms have a golden crust on the edges. Add the wine and sauté and move the mix quickly around the pan. Season the mushroom mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Remove about 1 cup of the mushrooms and set aside.

In a blender, add the cashews, garlic clove, miso, vinegars and about a ¬Ĺ cup of water to get the mix blended. Process until smooth and taste- it should be on the saltier side, you will be adding more water to the sauce.

Add about another cup of water to the cream mixture to thin it out. Add the cream to the mushrooms remaining in the skillet and over medium low heat, incorporate the mushrooms into the cream sauce., add water if it seems to thick, if it seems to watery, let some of the water cook out, gently stirring frequently.

Add the cooked pasta into the skillet of cream sauce and cook just until heated through. Finish with a little bit of vegan butter or olive oil and add in the fresh parsley. Serve immediately. FRICKEN UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS.

Strawberry Coconut Power Smoothie

*strawberrycoconut

Strawberry Coconut Power Smoothie

1c nut milk

1T hemp seed

1t raw agave or raw local honey

1c strawberries

1T gold flax seeds

1T coconut manna

1t vanilla

1scoop protein powder

1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice and process until smooth- taste and adjust if needed

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.

Coconut Cinnamon Cream Power Smoothie

*coconut cinnamon cream power smoothie

Coconut Cinnamon Cream Power Smoothie

1c fresh coconut meat or 2T coconut manna

1T coconut oil

1t cinnamon

1T chia seeds

1T hemp seeds

1 scoop protein

2t coconut sugar or raw honey

1c nut milk

1t vanilla

1c ice

Blend all ingredients together except the ice until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness etc.

Add the ice and blend just until smooth.