Decadent Vanilla Chai Protein Smoothie

As late summer breezes shift into early fall winds, you’ll start craving hearty breakfast options. Here’s a seductive morning protein smoothie to warm your senses and nourish your body. Half a frozen banana is blended with creamy nut milks and butters, pure vanilla extract (brain food), fragrant cinnamon, spicy ginger, smoky cardamom, and warming cloves. The Indian Chai spices impart an earthy flavor element when infused with alkalizing hemp protein and fiber-rich flax meal superfoods. Move over Starbucks, this morning pick-me-up is guaranteed to invigorate your palate and feed your body – the healthy way.

Harvest Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Hello Autumn! Quite possibly the perfect flavor profile when the weather starts to cool. This superfood smoothie is blended with warming, earthy, grounding ingredients guaranteed to warm you soul. Organic pumpkin puree is loaded with Vitamin A for glowing skin and healthy eyesight. It is also rich in folate, the bioavailable form of folic acid vital for maintaining a healthy stress response. Pumpkin puree is low in calories, high in fiber, and excellent for maintaining a slim waistline. This recipe balances muscle-building protein and brain-healthy fat satisfy your morning taste buds. Raw walnut halves add much needed essential fatty acids and a hearty flavor. Greek Yogurt (can substitute for homemade goat’s milk kefir) boosts the perfect "tang" to enhance the flavor and deliver gut-healthy probiotics. Superfood Brand recommendation links are listed below. It’s so delicious, you wont want Fall to end.

Chocotentment-Mousse

Who knew dessert could be made with brain-healthy superfoods?! This rich and decadent mousse is made from young Thai coconuts (found at Asian markets), raw cacao powder, almond butter, and raw honey. This recipe calls for the meat from one or two young Thai coconuts. Some people are intimidated by the idea of opening coconuts to get the meat . Video link included in recipe notes - it is easier than it sounds, and well worth the minimal effort! The fresh coconut water and delicious meat are amazing treats. The only thing you need is a meat cleaver or a 10-inch heavy kitchen knife to get started. Young Thai coconuts can be found at all Asian markets or most health food stores and come wrapped in plastic. You can use other types of coconut, but the meat is often not as soft. The meat from a young Thai coconut is usually similar to the consistency of tofu, very soft and perfect for use in superfood desserts.

Summer Berry-Coconut Milk Ice Pops

Nutritious Meets Delicious! Finally a healthy dessert suitable for those with a sweet tooth. The jammy mash-up of 3 summer berries with the coconut milk and cardamom makes these pops just rich enough and rather irresistible. They never last long in the freezer! Enjoy in moderation as they are rich in natural sugars and should be limited for folks with sugar cravings.

Chocolate Sunrise Avocado Smoothie

Avocado in a breakfast smoothie?! Heck Ya! Avocados have nearly 20 essential vitamins and minerals and act as a “nutrient booster” by helping your body better absorb nutrients from the other superfood elements in this protein smoothie. Avocados improve overall immunity, muscle development, digestion, metabolism, and cardiovascular, bone and skin health. They are also the ideal substitute for healthy-fat nuts for those with nut sensitivities or allergies. They lend the perfect creamy texture of this ultra-filling morning breakfast shake. Memory-improving mixed berries are crucial to nervous system and brain health. As a low-glycemic superfruit, they are loaded with Vitamin K, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory elements. Raw cocoa is the highest whole food source of magnesium, which also happens to be the most deficient mineral in the diet of modern cultures. Magnesium relaxes muscles, improves peristalsis in the bowels and relaxes the heart and cardiovascular system. Half a banana yields just the right amount of sweetness without tipping the glycemic impact while providing some Vitamin B6 and potassium. This decadent morning treat will have you thinking you’re eating velvety chocolate pudding for breakfast. Consider this your high protein + high fat sunrise indulgence to kick start your fat-burning metabolism for a vibrant body!

Sinful Raspberry Chocolate Protein Shake

Sinful indeed! You’ll wonder how it tastes so amazing yet provides 100% of the metabolic-burning nutrients you crave to jumpstart your morning (or post-workout) routine. This protein shake balances muscle-building protein, brain-healthy fat, low-glycemic fruit, and the #1 source of fruit fiber to nourish your system and satisfy your taste buds. Raspberries are loaded with 8 grams of fiber per cup. One of the most fascinating new areas of raspberry research involves the potential for raspberries to improve management of obesity. Raw cashews are a rich source of copper - a key mineral in multiple body systems. It is vital to building strong tissue, maintaining blood volume, and producing energy in your cells. Not only do raw cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 82% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil. Chocolate in the form of raw cocoa powder is deliciously decadent and also is rich in antioxidants such as flavonols to promote heart health and reduce the risk of cancer. Flavonols may also help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. Greek Yogurt adds the perfect "tang" to enhance the flavor and deliver gut-healthy probiotics. This recipe is boosted with superfoods including metabolic-enhancing green tea matcha powder and omega-rich chia seeds. One sip and you’ll be adding this to your weekly breakfast rotation. It’s also the perfect “snack” when feeling a need for an afternoon sweet treat! Superfood Brand recommendation links are listed below.

Rich and Creamy Avocado Ice Cream

This delicious summer treat is made with coconut milk and raw honey. At first you might think "weird" but the creamy, fatty flavor of the perfect avocado will make you wonder if there's any rich cream in the recipe at all. Consider it a healthy snack due to the Avocado which is an excellent source of Vitamin E and K and loaded with minerals, like potassium and magnesium. You can even add some Green Tea Matcha Powder and a drop of liquid stevia for added sweetness ....and voila! You have Green Team Ice Cream. This is the perfect sweet treat without the metabolic drag on your fat-burn goals! Top with some crunchy, omega-rich pistachios and, as always, enjoy in moderation.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Mini Muffins

Gluten-Free Blueberry Mini Muffins. These mini-muffins are easy on the constitution. The key is they’re made with almond flour, so they’re grain and gluten-free. Many folks can’t tolerate gluten, especially as they get older; it creates inflammation which messes with the gut and digestion. Here I’ve canoodled with almonds, eggs, blueberries, vanilla, and honey to create a pick-me-up in every bite

Fluffy Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes – Gluten Free

These healthy pancakes were inspired by a lonely banana on a cloudy Sunday morning. Sitting on my counter, too ripe to eat, but perfect for baking. Realizing that mashed up banana makes a great egg substitute, I decided move forward with Pancake Sunday Funday. I always have frozen blueberries on hand, but you can use any fruit of your choosing as long as they cook well with the batter (eg. apple, raspberry, strawberry). The blueberries add a tart and sweet tang and the heart-healthy cinnamon adds a warm spice to these little cakes. You'll notice there's no sugar added to this recipe because both fruits serve as the source of sweetness while the buttermilk adds the perfect acidity.