Healthy Recipe: Apple-Yogurt Parfaits

The juicy Honeycrisp apple is the sweetest of the bunch. Combine it (instead of berries) with tart, creamy Greek yogurt for a seasonal, satisfying breakfast.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
3 Honeycrisp apples, diced
3 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
3 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Ground Flax Seeds*
1/4 cup NOW Real Food® Agave Nectar*
3/4 cup golden raisins

  1. Set out 4 large wine or parfait glasses.
  2. In each glass, layer 1/4 apple, 1/4 cup yogurt, 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds, 1 teaspoon agave nectar and 1 tablespoon raisins. Repeat all layers twice in each glass.

Per serving:
263 calories
4 g fat
0 g saturated fat
46 g carbohydrates
6 g fiber
13 g protein

References

NOW Foods (n.d.). Apple-Yogurt Parfaits Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Desserts/080675.htm

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Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Pecan Pie

 Featured Items

Nutiva Organic Chia Seed, 12 oz

Nutiva Organic Milled Chia Seed, 12 oz

Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna, 15 oz

Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar, 16 oz

Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 15 oz

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Even if you are not vegan, you will love this luscious pumpkin pie with a pecan cookie crust. Bake it a day ahead of serving, and chill it for the a classic pumpkin pie texture, or if you serve it the same day, it will be more like a pumpkin mousse pie. I also prefer to use sweet potatoes over pie pumpkin. Either way will be delicious. Serve plain, or topped with your favorite whipped cream or ice cream.

Yield: 6 servings (6 Servings)
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready In: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • Pie Crust
  • 3/4 cup Pecans
  • 1 cup Spelt Flour
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Nutiva Organic Milled Chia Seed
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • Pie Filling
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna™
  • 3 tbsp Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds
  • 2 cups Pumpkin (cooked; can be substituted with cooked sweet potatoes)
  • 1/3 cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 cup Pecans

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Lightly oil a 9-inch deep dish pie pan on the bottom and up the sides with 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil.
  3. To make the crust, place pecans in a food processor and grind to a meal. Transfer to a large mixing bowl along with the spelt flour, 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, water, chia, vanilla and salt and mix well.
  4. Transfer the dough to the prepared pie pan and use your fingers to press it out in an even layer over the bottom and up the sides of the pie pan. Poke a few holes in the dough with a fork.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, until it loses it shine.
  6. While the pie crust is baking, put the water, coconut manna and chia seeds in a 2 cup measuring cup. It will thicken and become gelantinous.
  7. Place all the filling ingredients but pecans in a food processor and puree until smooth. Adjust the spices, if desired.
  8. Pour the filling into the baked pie crust; decorate with pecans and return to the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until pie filling is slightly golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it sit about an hour to cool. Serve warm, or at room temperature or chilled.

 

References

Leslie Cerier (n.d.). Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Retrieved from http://kitchen.nutiva.com/pumpkin-pecan-pie/

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Healthy Breakfast Recipe: Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes

Featured Items

Organic Flax Seeds, 2 lb, NOW Foods

Beet Sugar 3 lb, NOW Foods

Olive Oil Liquid Extra Virgin, 16 oz, NOW Foods

These are light, airy and delicious!   1/3 cup measure, yields 12 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups unbleached flour or 1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup milled NOW Real Food® Flax Seed
3 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Beet Sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg 2 eggs, separated, whites stiffly beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup shredded apple
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
3 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steps:

  1. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat together egg yokes, milk and oil.
  3. Add liquid to dry and stir only until combined.
  4. Shred apple and zucchini add to batter until combined.
  5. Fold in egg whites. Preheat pan to medium heat and lightly grease.

 

References
Sylvia Finlay. (n.d.). Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Breakfast/M082149.htm

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Healthy Recipe: Almond Brown Rice Pudding

A rich mixture that’s not too sweet but just enough to be enjoyed as a warm after-dinner treat.

Serves 6

Ingredients
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 cup uncooked brown rice
4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon NOW Real Food® Organic Vanilla Extract*
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped NOW Real Food® Almonds*

  1. Place dates in a bowl and pour 1/2 cup boiling water over them.
  2. Let soak 15 minutes, then transfer dates and water to a blender and puree until smooth to make a date syrup.
  3. Meanwhile, bring rice and almond milk to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until rice is cooked and has absorbed most of the almond milk, stirring occasionally; about 45 minutes.
  5. Stir date syrup, raisins, vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon and almonds into rice and serve warm.

Per serving: 280 calories (70 from fat)
7 g total fat
0 g saturated fat
0 mg cholesterol
125 mg sodium
50 g total carbohydrate (4 g dietary fiber, 19 g sugar)
6 g protein

References

NOW Foods (n.d.). Almond Brown Rice Pudding Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/089065.htm

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Healthy Recipe: Antioxidant Truffles with Cacao

fantastic and easy to make

Yeild: 12 Servings

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Sprouted Omega Blend
1 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar
3 large, pitted Medjool Dates
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
pinch Sea Salt

Directions:
Place all ingredients into a food processer, and blend until they have formed a dough-like consistency. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Roll into small balls – about a teaspoon at a time. Cover, and place the finished truffles in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to harden slightly. Will soften when kept at room temperature. Makes 1 dozen.

References
Julie Morris (n.d.). Antioxidant Truffles. Retrieved from http://navitasnaturals.com/recipes/9498/Antioxidant-Truffles.html

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Healty Recipe: Fruit and Nut Balls

This easy candy recipe is adaptable enough to accommodate other add-ins of your choice, such as cornflakes, rice cereal, or other chopped, dried fruit (e.g. dates) or nuts (e.g. pecans) of your choice.

Makes 18 balls

Ingredients
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Dried Apricots
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Almonds
1/3 cup raisins
5 ounces white chocolate
1/3 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

  1. Chop apricots, almonds and raisins very fine or use a food processor.
  2. Put white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat 15 seconds on medium power; stir. Repeat until almost melted. Remove and stir until last morsels melt. Cool slightly.
  3. Stir in chopped fruit, almonds and coconut into white chocolate.
  4. Form into small balls.
  5. Put the balls on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet; let set 1 to 2 hours. If mixture seems runny at first, chocolate may have been overheated. Wait for mixture to cool and it will hold together more easily to be rolled into balls.
  6. Drizzle balls with additional melted white chocolate.

Nutrition Information per piece:
68 calories
3g fat (2g sat. fat)
2mg cholesterol
10g carbohydrates
1g protein
14mg sodium
1g fiber

References

NOW Foods (n.d.). Fruit and Nut Balls. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Fruits-and-Vegetables/079680.htm

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Healthy Breakfast Tips: Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes

Featured Items

Organic Flax Seeds, 2 lb, NOW Foods

Beet Sugar 3 lb, NOW Foods

Olive Oil Liquid Extra Virgin, 16 oz, NOW Foods

These are light, airy and delicious!   1/3 cup measure, yields 12 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups unbleached flour or 1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup milled NOW Real Food® Flax Seed
3 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Beet Sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg 2 eggs, separated, whites stiffly beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup shredded apple
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
3 Tbsp. NOW Real Food® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steps:

  1. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat together egg yokes, milk and oil.
  3. Add liquid to dry and stir only until combined.
  4. Shred apple and zucchini add to batter until combined.
  5. Fold in egg whites. Preheat pan to medium heat and lightly grease.

 

References
Sylvia Finlay. (n.d.). Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Breakfast/M082149.htm

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Healthy Recipe: Banana Oat Muffins

Featured Items

Organic Rolled Oats, 24 oz, NOW Foods

Organic Turbinado Sugar, 2.5 lb, NOW Foods

Vanilla Extract Liquid 2 oz Organic, NOW Foods

Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup NOW Real Food® Rolled Oats
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Turbinado Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup safflower or sunflower oil
1/2 teaspoon NOW Real Food® Organic Vanilla Extract
1 cup mashed bananas

Steps:

  1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly.
  3. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined.
  6. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.

 

References

NOW Foods Inc. (n.d.). Banana Oat Muffins. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Breakfast/087776.htm

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