Recipes

Split Pea Soup

If you have leftover holiday ham, try making this easy Split Pea Soup.  You can make it in a Slow Cooker or on your stove top.

Peas are legumes, and provide an excellent source of protein. This plant based protein is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.  Diets rich in legumes may help reduce cholesterol, hypertension and the risk of pre-diabetes.

Ingredients:
16 oz package of dried green split peas, rinsed
1 cup of chopped carrots
1 cup of chopped celery
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minces
1/2 tsp. of thyme and rosemary
Salt & pepper
1-2 cups of cooked ham
32 ounces of broth (chicken, vegetable or bone broth)
2 cups of water

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until peas are tender.  You can garnish with sour cream, fresh parsley or sprinkle crumbed bacon on top.  Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast “Cookies”

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup flax seed
1/2 tsp. salt
1-2 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup (optional)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 apple peeled and very finely chopped
1/2 cup very finely chopped walnuts

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs and then mix together the remaining wet ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl and stir.
  • Fold in the chopped apples and walnuts.
  • Use a 1/4 cup dry-ingredient measuring cup to scoop out 1/4 cup of batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  These cookies won’t spread, so press them down a bit to flatten them slightly.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes and enjoy.

 

Cherry Vanilla Delight Protein Smoothie

Cherry Vanilla Delight Protein Smoothie

1 cup water
3-4 ice cubes
1 scoop OptiCleanse GHI (Sugar & Stevia Free) Vanilla Delight
8 frozen cherries
Combine in blender and Enjoy!

OptiCleanse® GHI Sugar- & Stevia-Free is a comprehensive, monk-fruit- extract-sweetened, low-allergy–potential dietary supplement designed to support gastrointestinal (GI) function and balanced detoxification.

  • Supports Natural Detoxification Mechanisms
  • Supports Gastrointestinal Health
  • Supports a Balanced Cytokine Profile
  • Lactose-Free Vegan Protein Source

Does Not Contain:  Wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.

Super Detox Green Juice

Reduce inflammation of the digestive system and alkalize your body with this refreshing, cleansing juice.  Packed with greens to detoxify, hydrate and nourish your cells, it’s the perfect pick-me-up or kick-start to a healthy New Year!

Using a juicer, juice the following organic ingredients:
2-3 celery stalks, leaves removed
1 small cucumber
2 kale leaves
1 small lemon or lime peeled
1 green apple
Pour over ice and enjoy!

Why’s it’s good for you:
Celery provides protection against inflammation of the digestive tract, with just one cup meeting more than 1/3 of our daily need for vitamin K which is necessary for bone health and blood clotting.

 

Chocolate Berry Patches

These Chocolate Berry Patches are a healthy treat you can enjoy right away or store a few in the freezer and enjoy them later as a frozen treat!

  • Melt approximately a 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Dollop a teaspoon of the melted chocolate on the baking sheet.
  • Top with raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries.
  • You should be able to make approximately 20 dollops of chocolate berries.
  • Save some of the melted chocolate and drizzle it over the berries.
  • Sprinkle with a little sea salt – optional
  • Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate sets and enjoy.
  • Or once the chocolate sets you could store them in the freezer and enjoy them as a frozen treat.

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