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
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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

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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

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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

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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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Spaghetti Squash Pasta

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It’s the perfect time for something hearty! I love that it’s Squash season. Here is my yummy spaghetti Squash Pasta Love carb and never sacarficing in flavor.  

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INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1/2 Spaghetti Squash ( Pitted Baked at 400 degrees for 15-20 min)  
  •  1 tsp of minced garlic  
  •  3/4 Cup of mushrooms
  •  1/2 Cup of chopped onions, celeries, carrots, bell peppers  
  • 1/2 Cup of grounded veggie protein  
  • handful of chopped basil  
  • 1 bottle of Williams Sonoma Marinara Sauce  
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil  
  • 1 tsp of traders joe umami paste  
  • 4 Tablespoon of reduced sodium soy sauce  
  • Toppings Optional: fried onions, Parmesan cheese, basil  
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My 5 Daily Rituals

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My 5 Daily Rituals

I believe every successful person have non-negotiables or better yet rituals that they do every single day. Here are my 5 non-negotiables that I do every single day. Do you have any?? Leave in comment below I read & reply to every comment :)

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Brussel Sprouts Made Easy

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Brussel Sprouts Made Easy

Brussels Sprouts by Charles Chen

YAY! Brussels Sprouts are in season! This is one of my favorite vegetables to eat, some don't prefer it but that's only because they never had it like this! Cook your next batch of brussels this way, and you will have die heart fans following you around for some more. With the sweet chewy texture of pitted dates, and the citrus note from balsamic vinegar this is a absolute MUST TRY! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 Cup Brussels Sprouts (Cut in Half & Ends Cut Off)
  • 3 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 3-4 Chopped and pitted Dates
  • 1 Clove Chopped Garlic (Optional)
  • 2 Twigs of Rosemary & Thyme 
  • 2 Tablespoon of Coconut Flakes (Large)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Prep and cut brussels sprouts 
  • Heat skillet on medium heat, add in olive oil and brussels sprouts, herbs, spices except on the coconut flakes.
  • Stir-fry for 5-7mins until nice color, add in coconut flakes last.
  • Serve and ENJOY!

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Williams Sonoma Tour

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Williams Sonoma Tour

Williams Sonoma Charles Chen

One of my favorite months is the month of November, it is a great reminder from nature about the changes we go through within seasons.  To me this is a reflection of the transformation that occurs miraculously, tying this to our selves I believe we too go through a shift; mentally, spiritually and physically. Our bodies began to crave different types of food, usually more hearty. The farmers are abundant in squashes, pumpkins, and hearty vegetables like brussels sprouts. I am excited to partner with Williams-Sonoma for a wellness cooking tour sharing recipes inspired for the holidays. Not only will I share recipes, I will be sharing the healing benefits of food, and talk about personal transformation. How I lost 100 pounds, reversed diabetes, and created every rituals for healing my body, mind and soul. I would love to see your beautiful faces and give you a hug! These events are open to the public, if you show up I promise you a awesome experience with good vibes only. RSVP BELOW

SPACE IS LIMITED, MAKE SURE YOU RSVP

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