Whipped Cheese, Fruit & Nut Breakfast Bowl

November 1st, 2018 | no comments

Assuming you aren’t dairy intolerant, unsweetened yogurt can be a great breakfast solution. But if I’m being honest, sometimes I like my first meal of the day to be a little salty. In fact, if you were a fly on my kitchen wall, you’d most certainly witness me adding a few cranks of pink Himalayan sea salt to my apple and peanut butter slices. 🙂

Cottage cheese is a nice alternative to yogurt, however one of the biggest complaints is its chunky texture…and I sort of agree. It doesn’t exactly have a becoming mouthfeel, does it?

To fix this, I decided to run a few heaping spoonfuls of Kalona Supernatural Organic Whole Milk Cottage Cheese through my food processor to give it a nice smooth texture. The result was a creamy—and dare I say decadent—cheese that really doesn’t resemble cottage cheese at all…except of course for the color. 

A few shakes of cinnamon, two sliced strawberries, half of a sliced apple, and a couple tablespoons of pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) later…and breakfast was served. 

I prefer full-fat dairy, and cottage cheese is no exception. If you want the decadent texture to come through in this simple recipe, go for whole milk cottage cheese. Also, to save time you can blend an entire container of cottage cheese in your food processor and simply store it back in the container for easy access. 

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Whipped Cheese, Fruit & Nut Breakfast Bowl
Cottage cheese is a nice alternative to yogurt, however one of the biggest complaints is its chunky texture. I decided to run a few heaping spoonfuls of Kalona Supernatural Organic Whole Milk Cottage Cheese through my food processor to give it a nice smooth texture. A few shakes of cinnamon, two sliced strawberries, half of a sliced apple, and a few tablespoons of pumpkin seeds later...and breakfast was served! 2 Earthfoods per serving ♥♥
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Kalona Supernatural Organic Whole Milk Cottage Cheese
  • 2 large strawberries, sliced or a handful of your favorite fresh berry!
  • 1/2 medium apple, diced with skin on fresh pears would also work well!
  • 1/4 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or other nut/seed of choice
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Kalona Supernatural Organic Whole Milk Cottage Cheese
  • 2 large strawberries, sliced or a handful of your favorite fresh berry!
  • 1/2 medium apple, diced with skin on fresh pears would also work well!
  • 1/4 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or other nut/seed of choice
Instructions
  1. Add cottage cheese to food processor and pulse until smooth. You will have to stop and scrape the sides a couple of times. If only processing a small amount, a mini food processor will work better.
  2. Add berries, apples, and pumpkin seeds and sprinkle with a few shakes of cinnamon. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 10 g; Saturated Fat: 5 g; Sodium: 430 mg; Potassium: 280 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 24 g; Dietary fiber: 5 g; Net Carbohydrates: 19 grams; Sugar: 11 g (no added sugar); Protein: 15 g

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Earthfood Powder

May 17th, 2018 | no comments

I’ve spent countless dollars on overpriced protein powders over the years. And you know what? I wasn’t really happy with most of them. Other than unsweetened plant-based and Bone Broth protein powders, most contain either added sugar, sugar alcohols, stevia, or worse…artificial sweeteners!

Finally the lightbulb turned on and I thought: I can do SO much better than this! 

My Earthfood Powder is a very simple recipe with only seven ingredients: 

  • Pea protein powder: for protein!
  • Pumpkin seeds (pepitas): for fiber, fat, and protein.
  • Flaxseed: for omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
  • Hemp hearts: for more omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.
  • Ground cinnamon: for flavor and blood sugar control.
  • Cacao powder: for flavor, blood sugar control, and magnesium!
  • Sea salt.

You can add Earthfood Powder to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, or homemade protein bars!

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Earthfood Powder
Tired of overpriced protein powders full of additives and artificial sweeteners? Give my Earthfood Powder a try! A great source of healthy fat and protein...all from Earthfoods. This is how Mother Nature intended us to eat! This recipe is free of gluten, grains and dairy. 2 Earthfoods per serving: ♥♥
Course Smoothies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 cup milled flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Pea Protein Powder
Course Smoothies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 cup milled flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Pea Protein Powder
Instructions
  1. Add pepitas through sea salt to a food processor or blender and process until seeds are broken down (about 1 minute).
  2. Pour contents into a large mixing bowl or container with lid and add pea protein, mixing (or shaking) until thoroughly combined.
  3. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. Enjoy! 🙂
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving (2 tbsp.): Calories: 100Total Fat: 7 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Sodium: 150 mg; Potassium: 0 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 3 g; Dietary fiber: 3 g; Net Carbohydrates: 0 grams; Sugar: 0 g; Protein: 8 g

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Earthfood Energy Bars

February 5th, 2018 | no comments

Other than a select handful of bars (like the Elemental Superfood Seed Bars!), most of the so called “nutrition” bars on the market are nothing more than big fat sugar bombs disguised as health food. I find it to be much healthier (not to mention more cost-effective) to make my own. This recipe is as simple as it gets! With five Earthfood servings per bar, I found it most appropriate to call them Earthfood Energy Bars!

Point blank, these bars make me happy! Not because they are tasty and filling (which they ARE!)…but due to the addition of a secret ingredient used by the Inca warriors for endurance. The addition of maca powder places this bar in a league of its own. Maca–also know as Peruvian ginseng– is part of a group of plants called “adaptogens”, which means that it can help your body fight fatigue and cope with every day stress in a more peaceful way.

Earthfood Energy Bars are loaded with nuts and seeds…and then more nuts and seeds! Pure maple syrup is the sweetener…but don’t worry, it works out to be just a smidgen over one teaspoon per bar.

I just know you will fall in love with these bars. ♥

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Earthfood Energy Bars
A raw, no-bake bar full of good healthy fat and protein! The extra special ingredient is maca powder. Maca, a root vegetable native to Peru, is considered an adaptogen, which means that it helps the body adapt to stress. If you can't find maca powder or would rather leave it out, just replace it with two extra tablespoons of ground flaxseed! Earthfood Energy Bars store well in the freezer...so go ahead and double the batch! 3 Earthfoods per serving: ♥♥♥
Course Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup milled flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp. maca powder I like the Navitas brand
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh ground almond butter
Course Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup milled flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp. maca powder I like the Navitas brand
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh ground almond butter
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, grind the almonds until coarse. Add to a bowl with the sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, pepitas, chia seeds, cacao nibs, maca powder, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, and fresh ground almond butter. Mix until well combined and add it to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  3. Tear a sheet of parchment paper slightly bigger than an 8X8 pan. Line an 8X8 pan with the paper and add the mixture, spreading evenly to cover the pan. Pack down tight with your hands, then place in refrigerator for one hour to set. Slice into squares and store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 195Total Fat: 15 g; Saturated Fat: 5 g; Sodium: 75 mg; Potassium: 160 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 12 g; Dietary fiber: 5 g; Sugar: 4 g; Protein:6 g
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