Archive for December, 2012

Grinch Smoothie

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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This will give you “the strength of 10 Grinches…plus two!”

2 handfuls curly kale
2 handfuls baby spinach
1 handful dandelion greens
½ handful wheat grass, cut into small pieces
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 small frozen banana
1 medium orange, peeled
1 heaping tablespoon coconut oil
2-3 cups water

Blend and enjoy!


Creamy, Dreamy Raw Almond Hummus

Friday, December 14th, 2012

This is a great cocktail party snack that’s a twist on traditional hummus!

2 cups raw almonds, soaked 12-18 hours
1/4 cup tahini
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup water
1 small glove garlic, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
twist of freshly ground pepper

Rinse and drain the soaked almonds. Grind in a food processor until crumbly. Add remaining ingredients, except water. Begin processing and slowly add water through the chute until the hummus is creamy. You may need to stop the food processor and scrap down the sides of the bowl. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

Serve with cucumbers, carrots, celery, and flax crackers.


Cheesy Kale Chips

Friday, December 7th, 2012

These Kale Chips are the best I’ve tried. The nutritional yeast gives them a tangy cheese flavor!

Cheesy Kale Chips

2 bunches curly kale
1 cup cashews, soaked for several hours
1 red bell pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 to 2 teaspoon sea salt

Wash, dry, and de-stem the kale, tearing into bite-sized pieces.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add a little water if needed. In a large bowl, toss the mixture with kale pieces.  Spread onto dehydrator trays and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8 to 12 hours.