SNEAKY GREENS CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE
The carob powder covers the “green” in this smoothie and makes it a perfect dessert for kids! Carob powder tastes like chocolate but doesn’t have the caffeine or stimulating effect of cocoa powder.
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 cups water
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 1/2 bananas, frozen
2 cups fresh baby spinach
4 pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup carob powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax meal
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine hemp seeds and water in a high-speed blender and process on high for 30 seconds.
Add strawberries, bananas, spinach, dates, carob powder, chia seeds, flax meal, and vanilla. Process on high until smooth. Makes 4 Servings.
NO-COOK APPLE OATMEAL
Talk about easy, this scrumptious and healthy meal is made the night before by combining a chopped apple, oats, cinnamon, non-dairy milk and dried fruit in a microwavable bowl.
Pop on the lid and refrigerate overnight so the oats can soak up the liquid. The next morning, simply heat in the microwave for a minute and breakfast is served. Tip: Try adding a 1/4 teaspoon of cocoa powder for chocolate oats.
1 Fuji apple
1/3 cup gf oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoons currants or raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
Chop the apple into bite-sized pieces and place in a microwavable dish. Add oats, cinnamon, currants and soy milk and stir to combine.
Cover tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours. To serve, remove the lid and heat in the microwave for one minute or until warm. Stir and enjoy. Makes 1 serving
PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE
Who doesn't love peanut butter? This is one of the easiest sauces out there to make, yet it adds tons of flavor and richness to water-sauteed or steamed vegetables. Kids & picky-eaters especially love this sauce.
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium tamari
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Combine peanut butter, tamari, and vinegar in a medium bowl and whisk to blend.
Serve over your favorite water-sauteed or steamed vegetables. 4 servings