30 Day Smoothie Challenge

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30 Day Smoothie Challenge

 Good Morning Green Smoothie by Charles Chen

Good Morning Green Smoothie by Charles Chen

Green Glowing Smoothie

  • 2 Cups of Coconut Water or Almond Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • Handful of Spinach 
  • Half of Lemon (Juice)
  • Handful of Almonds ( Protein) 
  • Half of Small Cucumber 

INSTRUCTIONS: BLEND & GLOW!

I ALWAYS tell everyone I meet, if you can just ADD in ONE Smoothie into your daily routine for 30 days you will see a huge difference in your health and body.

By feeding our bodies nutrient dense fruits and vegetables first thing in the morning, we train our bodies to crave healthier foods. This is also a great way to balance body's PH Level, ensure you get your daily recommended servings of fruits and veggies, lots of FIBER to flush out toxins, and of course do the Fisting Pumping SMOOTHIE DANCE! I am doing a 30 Day Smoothie Challenge starting month of April if you wanna JOIN! 

 

You will receive a NEW Smoothie Recipe Each Day with nutrition profile. Also to start your day off right, you will receive a DAILY positive quote to set a intention for your day. I believe it's just as much what we put into our MINDS, and into our bodies that make a HUGE difference. If you would like to participate in the 30 DAY SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE. Leave your email below, and start receiving smoothies recipes . We are in this TOGETHER, we will be sharing our daily SMOOTHIES on a private Facebook group for our foodie community. 

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Easter Savory Tart

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Easter Savory Tart

puff pastry appetizer

Perfect #Easter Appetizer for this weekend! My goat cheese turkey asparagus tart with seasonal sprouts, lemon, and heirloom tomatoes 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 to 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 to 2 balsamic vinegar 
  • 2 to 3 cups Goat cheese & Mozzarella (or use any cheese you like)
  • 1½ pounds medium asparagus, trimmed*
  • 2 Tablespoon of turkey bacon 
  • fresh cooked golden beets
  • 1 sliced heirloom tomato
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Pink Salt and pepper plus herb de provence 
Savory Tart Recipe

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prep a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place the defrosted puff pastry sheets on the baking sheet
  2. Arrange toppings them in a single layer over the Goat cheese. Sprinkle on the golden beets & other veggies and protein. Brush or lightly drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake until the spears are tender, for about 20 to 25 minutes. Watch your tart while in the oven! Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Add additional toppings like the lemon zest to brighten the tart and some balsamic glaze if desired. Slice and serve and enjoy!

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Spicy Avocado Stuffed Tuna

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Spicy Avocado Stuffed Tuna

avocado tuna

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) can Blue Harbor Fish Co Albacore Tuna ( No Salt Added)
  • 2 avocados, halved and pitted
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Use a spoon to hollow out the avocados, creating a bowl effect, leaving plenty of avocado to form edible bowl walls. Place scooped avocado into a mixing bowl and mash with a fork.
  2. Drain tuna and place into mixing bowl with avocado. Add in lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, cilantro, green onions, peanuts, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  3. Stuff into prepared avocado 
  4. Drizzle with hot chili sauce and serve.
Wild Caught Tuna

During Expo West I had the great privilege of meeting Blue Harbor's Registered Dietician Laura Ali to talk about benefits of eating wild caught fish, and different ways to incorporate into our daily nutrition. Some of the benefits of tuna include:

 Blue Harbor Fish Co Chef Charles Chen & Dietitian Laura Ali

Blue Harbor Fish Co Chef Charles Chen & Dietitian Laura Ali

  • Vitamin D 
  • Heart Friendly. Tuna comprises omega-3 fatty acids, which help in bringing balance in the blood vessels thereby reducing cholesterol in the arteries
  • Lowers Blood Pressure 
  • Improves the Immune System
  • Weight Loss
  • Strengthens Your Bones
  • It Improves Your Skin Health
  • Prevents Risk of Cancer
  • Provides Energy
Blue Harbor Fish Co

What I love is that Blue Harbor Fish Co Tuna is fully traceable to certified sustainable fisheries that have met the strict MSC standard for:
Sustainable fish stocks: Fishing activity has been determined to be at a level that ensures it can continue indefinitely, and the fish stocks are healthy.
Minimal impact on the ecosystem: Fishing operations maintain the structure, productivity, function and diversity of the ecosystem.
Effective management: The fishery complies with international laws, regulations and conservation measures related to the management of the tuna species.

wild tuna salad

Some ways to incorporate Blue Harbor Fish Co Tuna into your everyday include: 

 

1. Tuna Rigatoni with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

2. Tuna, Kale and Egg Salad

3. Tuna, White Bean and Kale Soup

4. Creamy Shells with Tuna and Spinach

  

5. Lower-Carb Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole

6. Tuna Melt In a Tomato

7. Avocado Tuna Salad

I love that the tuna from their company is sustainably fished, and the packaging is BPA free which I personally find super important. 

Check out more information here: 

https://www.blueharborfishco.com/

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Thai Chicken Skewers

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Thai Chicken Skewers

Chicken Skewers

If you are looking for a high protein snack or appetizer before your main course this is delicious and simple! Enjoy full recipe below

CHICKEN SKEWERS

  • 1 pound organic chicken
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce (or additional 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon of curry paste 
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from 2 small, juicy limes)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or grapeseed oil 
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
how to make chicken skewers

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

You can have your chocolate mousse and eat it too! Fantastic source of Vitamin E and skin boosting nutrients.With healthy fats and amazing source of magnesium, this one is a winner. Perfect as a healthy dessert.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe avocados
  • 4 T cacao powder or coco powder
  • 3-4 T pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 T freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Dash of pink salt
  • top with caco nibs and coconut and raspberry 

Instructions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Process until very smooth and mousse like. Add more sweetener or orange juice to taste.
  3. Chill for at least 20 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve garnished with an orange slice or chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
  • Fresh Berries & Cacao Nibs to Top
Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Matcha Avocado Truffles

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Matcha Avocado Truffles

Home and Family Charles Chen

I shared my Matcha Avocado Truffles on Hallmark's Home and Family. These are the perfect go to snack, with so much flavor and antioxidants! Must Try!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1½ Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Coconut Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 4 Teaspoons Matcha
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Dairy Free Chocolate chip ( Melt)
  • Matcha powder to top
Home and Family Charles Chen

Instructions

  1. Place the Avocado, Coconut Oil, Coconut Flour, Honey, Matcha, and Vanilla Extract into a food processor or a mixing bowl
  2. Pulse or mix together until well-blended and the chunks of avocado are thoroughly mixed in
  3. Using your hands, roll ½ Tablespoon of mixture into tiny balls
  4. Place these balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. Place these balls into the refrigerator while you proceed to melt the dark chocolate
  6. Place dark chocolate wafers into a microwaveable bowl
  7. Warm the chocolate in 15-second intervals and stir in between
  8. Once the chocolate is thoroughly melted and the chocolate chunks are melted, take the balls out of the refrigerator and dip into the dark chocolate
  9. Place dipped truffles onto the parchment paper
  10. Sprinkle each truffle with extra matcha powder (optional)
  11. Once all the balls are coated in the chocolate, place back into the refrigerator until chocolate has completely hardened
  12. When chocolate has hardened, take the truffles out of the fridge, serve, and enjoy!

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How to Celebrate Lunar New Year

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How to Celebrate Lunar New Year

gimMe Snack

HAPPY NEW YEAR 新年快乐 also known as Lunar New Year all over the world! One of my favorite childhood memories growing up was celebrating Chinese New Year with the family, also known as Lunar New Year, celebrated all over the world and one of the most important holidays to Asian cultures. To celebrate this year, I have partnered with @gimmegrams / @gimme seaweed ( facebook) to share some fun and delicious ways you too can join in on the festivities.

Chinese New Year 2018

 

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Share your 2018 New Year Resolution in comments below, and I will pick 3 WINNERS for a gimMe Snacks Giveaway! Winners will be announced in 15 days, TAG a friend for more chances to WIN! These are so tasty, organic, non gmo, and the perfect superfood! GOODLUCK :) #GiMMESNACKS

Lion Dance Chinese New Year

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How to Make Paleo Donuts

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How to Make Paleo Donuts

Paleo Donuts

Growing up I used to eat Krispy Cream donuts but I have since found a healthy switch, these are my paleo donuts that taste sooooo YUMMY! Can't wait for you to try! Make sure to subscribe and leave a comment on what you want me to make next!

DONUTS

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup coconutl oil melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 6 large organic eggs
  • 2 tablespoons collagen powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink salt 

GLAZE

  • 1/2 cup coconut butter or almond butter 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut nectar
  • 1 tablespoon earth balance
  • 1-2 teaspoons beet juice or dragon fruit
How to Make Paleo Donuts

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Generously grease a donut pan with the melted coconut oil.
  2. Prepare the paleo mix.

  3. Fill the donut pan with brownie batter. Cook on 350F for about 15 minutes (or until cooked).

  4. Prepare the coconut frosting. 

  5. Once the donuts have cooled, pour the glaze over them and then top with your favorite toppings. I used freeze dried raspberries, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, and coconut.

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Delicious Homemade Ramen

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Delicious Homemade Ramen

Easy Ramen Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pieces mushroom 

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. mirin

  • 1 carton of low sodium vegetable broth

Pork and Stock

  • 1½ lb. boneless pork shoulder (optional)

  • pink himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • 1 head of garlic, minced

  • 1 1” piece ginger, minced

Ramen and Garnishes

  • 1 large eggs

  • 6 5-oz. packages wavy ramen noodles

  • ½ cup mung bean sprouts

  • 1/2 cup of purple cabbage and broccoli carrot slaw

  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 2 Tablespoon of kimchee

  • Toasted sesame oil,  for garnish 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Start with oil in pot and add in ginger, garlic, and scallion stock. Add in vegetable broth, and add in mushroom with mirin, and soy sauce. Let it cook on medium and allow flavors to cook out. 
  • Sear thin pork meat with salt and pepper until nice and golden, optional you can put into a foil wrap and allow it to finish cooking on low heat in oven until noodles and broth are both ready. 
  • Now onto the garnishes, saute all your veggies with vegetable oil, garlic and salt and pepper. Once cool place on side until plating. 
  • In a separate pot cook ramen noodles until ready. Usually 3-4mins
  • Now put everything together, top with your favorite garnishes, and enjoy! 

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Homemade Face Mask

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Homemade Face Mask

Homemade Face Mask

A lot of the masks on the market are filled with bad preservatives, so I thought I would make our own. You can actually eat this face mask!! Celebrity Make Up Artist @FeliciaLaTour comes over to #KitchenHustle to share a yummy face mask recipe! 

  • 1 Whole Avocado
  • Melted Coconut Oil
  • Pinch of Turmeric Powder 
  • Pinch of Activated Charcoal
  • 1 Tsp of Raw Honey

 

 

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Top Brain Foods with Jim Kwik

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Top Brain Foods with Jim Kwik

www.KwikBrain.com

Best Brain Foods to Boost Your Memory by Celebrity Memory & Brain Coach Jim Kwik  

Jim has worked with numerous celebrities, top performers in all walks of life to improve mental cognition, boosting memory, and helping to retain knowledge. With the holidays coming up, I thought it would be perfect to have Jim share his favorite foods for boosting our brain health. 

JIM KWIK'S TOP 10 BRAIN FOODS:

  1.  Avocados
  2.  Blueberries
  3.  Broccoli
  4.  Coconut Oil
  5.  Organic Eggs
  6.  Leafy Greens
  7.  Wild Salmon
  8.  Turmeric
  9.  Walnuts
  10.  Dark Chocolate

What's Your Favorite? #KitchenHustle

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Holiday Coconut Macaroons

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Holiday Coconut Macaroons

Vegan Coconut Macaroons Kimberly Snyder

Need a Holiday Dessert recipe that will impress all your friends and family! Kimberly Snyder shares her yummy blondie coconut truffles! These are a perfect balance of salty and sweet, and not to mention so scrumptious.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 Tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon of Melted Coconut Oil
  • ½ Cup of Tablespoon of Coconut Nectar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix all ingredients, roll into bite size, and freeze. After 5 minutes enjoy

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Post-Holiday Detox Salad

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Post-Holiday Detox Salad

 Cucumber Salad By Charles Chen 

Cucumber Salad By Charles Chen 

If you are like me, and ate too much for thanksgiving here is a nice refreshing post workout detox salad! Yummy avocados, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup non-GMO corn
  • pinch each of sea salt and cayenne pepper
  • 1 whole avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • handful of fresh chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix and enjoy! Top with basil & hemp seeds (optional)

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Brain Boosting Smoothie

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Brain Boosting Smoothie

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For any of you who struggle with mental clarity and focus, this is a brain boosting keto smoothie that will fuel your brain! 

Perfect post workout smoothie! Filled with healthy fats, greens, fiber, and protein! Definitely fills you up, and keeps you energized! 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup Spinach

  • 2 Small Persian Cucumber

  • 3-4 Pitted Meedjol Dates

  • 1-2 Stock Celery 

  • 1-2 Tablespoon of Organic Smooth Almond Butter

  • 2 Cups Rice Milk or Almond Milk (No Sugar Added)

  • 1 Ripe Banana or you can swap out for coconut cream

  • 3/4 Cup Frozen Bluerberries & Strawberries

  • 1 Egg (Optional, Skip this if you want to keep it vegan)

Direction:

BLEND & ENJOY!

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BBQ Artichoke Tacos

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BBQ Artichoke Tacos

BBQ TACOS by Charles Chen TV

HERE is a FUN spin on traditional tacos tuesdays, especially if you like bbq

  • 2 14-ounce cans of artichoke hearts (half canned or fresh steamed and drained)

  • 1/2 cup of black beans 

  • 1 tablespoon herb de provence 

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce 

  • 6 small gluten free tortillas

tacos on tacos

Make BBQ Slaw according to the recipe and set aside in the fridge. Next, your pan/grill to high . Drain artichokes and place into a large bowl. Add the dry rub, vinegar, and olive oil. Toss to coat. Grill artichokes for 6 minutes on both sides or until well-marked by the grill grates. Toss with the BBQ sauce & cooked black beans. Serve on tortillas with plenty of BBQ slaw. Makes 6 tacos. (Serves 2 to 4 people.)


BBQ Mango Salsa Slaw

  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage (1/2 of a small cabbage)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Mango Salsa 
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Avocado diced
  • 2 Tablespoon of Liquid Aminos
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Cilantro ( Optional)
  • Top with Hemp Seeds

Toss cabbage, tahini, carrots, mango salsa and BBQ Sauce until well incorporated. Add salt and pepper to taste. (Makes about 2 1/2 cups.)

Coconut Basil Sour Cream

  • 1/2 cup of coconut yogurt (unsweetend) 

  • 1 whole lime juice 

  • pinch of sea salt 

  • handful of basil 

  • drizzle maple syrup 

BLEND & ENJOY!

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Rainbow Quinoa Sushi

This is a nice spin on regular spicy tuna sushi rolls! I'm using quinoa and instead of fish I'm using grapefruit, its super refreshing and yummy!

  • 2-3 Nori sheets
  • 1 Cup Cooked & Cooled Quinoa
  • 1/2 Cup Guacomole
  • English Cucumber, sliced
  • handful of sprouts
  • 3/4 cup purple cabbage
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 6 Ripe Fresh Grapefruit Peeled
  • 2 scallions, finely diced
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

ALMOND GINGER DIPPING SAUCE

  • 2 Taplespoon of Almond Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Pickled Ginger
  • 3 Tabplesoon of shredded Baby Carrots
  • handful of sesame seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp of Ginger Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon of Tamari of Gluten Free Soy Sauce

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10 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

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10 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

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Don't worry I got you covered for your thanksgiving needs! Here are 10 Easy yummy thanksgiving friendly recipes! ENJOY! Make sure you take a photo and TAG @CharlesChenTV to WIN a prize

1. MUSHROOM GRAVY

2. BUTTERNUT SQUASH KALE SALAD

3. VEGGIE COLLAGEN CHILLI

4. MAC & CHEESE

5. PUMPKIN PIE

6. PUMPKIN WONTONS

7. SWEET POTATO PIE

8. COCONUT PUMPKIN PASTA

9. CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE 

10.  BRUSSELS SPROUTS

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CBD Chocolate Giveaway

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CBD Chocolate Giveaway

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It's no SECRET that I LOVE Chocolate! But Chocolate with CBD Oil Benefits? Say No More! I found these TheraTreats which are absolutely delicious and make me feel amazing. I have it as a treat after dinner, not ONLY are the ingredients made with Organic Cacao for it's rich magnesium benefits, you are also getting the perks of CBD infusion. I am doing 3 GIVEAWAY of these Theratreats delivered to your door. SEE RULES BELOW 

R U L E S:

  1. Follow @Theratreats & @CharlesChenTV
  2. Enter Your Name & Email Below
  3. Comment Below Which Flavor You Want to Try

GOOD LUCK! I'll be picking 3 Lucky Winners Announcing Monday 11/20 on Instagram    

GET 15% OFF using Discount Code: “CHEN” 

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Bourgeois Butternut Squash Soup

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Bourgeois Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Vegan

Here is my fancy pants bourgeois butternut squash soup! So yummy it hits the spot right away! I made this for my friends, and they told me they felt the love as it instantly warms your heart! 

INGREDIENTS: 

BASE

  • 2 Cups of Veggie Broth 
  • 1/2 Cup of Almond Milk 
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper 
  • 3 Tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast 
  • 2-3 Tablespoon of Reduce Sodium Soy Sauce 
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Steam and Cooled Butternut Squash ( Cubed) 

TOPPINGS

  • 3/4 Cup of Chopped Celery 
  • 1 Tsp of Minced Garlic 
  • 1 Tsp of Turmeric Powder 
  • 3/4 Cup of Chopped Portobello Mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon of Umami Paste ( Trader's Joe)
  • 1 Tsp of Ginger Minced 
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

INSTRUCTIONS:

Blend all base soup ingredients, sauté toppings. Warm up soup. Top with favorite toppings and serve.

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CBD Hot Chocolate!

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CBD Hot Chocolate!

     

 

 

My favorite time of the year is now because we can cozy up with yummy hearty recipes. This CBD Oil Infused Hot Chocolate hits the spot, and warms up my heart. Not only does it have anti-inflammatory properties, but it's absolutely delicious! Topped with coconut whip and vegan marshmallows 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 2 Cups of Coconut Milk 
  • 3 Tablespoon of Raw Cacao Powder 
  • 1-2 Drops of CBD Oil 
  • 3 Packets of Monkfruit Sweetener 
  • Pinch of Cinnamon 
  • Toppings Optional: Raw Chocolate Shavings, Vegan Marshmallows, Organic Sprinkles, Coconut Whip Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Mix all ingredients, blend, and heat up! Top with favorite toppings! ENJOY

Photography By Rebecca Pimm Stylist Aimie Vredevoogd

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