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Recipes: Sauces, Smoothies and Snacks!

I wanted to share a few of my favorite, flavorful recipes that are surprisingly easy to make. Made from affordable ingredients, several that you can often find right in your fridge or pantry, these recipes are super easy and ridiculously delicious!

Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

This recipe is all about fresh flavors and can be easily tweaked. You can add as much or as little of each ingredient to get it just the way you like it.

 

What you need…

  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup 100% coconut milk
  • 2 medium green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

My favorite 100% coconut milk brand is Aroy-D. It has no extra additives or hidden preservatives. You can purchase bulk packages of Aroy-D on Amazon and store them for later use (they don’t need to be refrigerated until opened).

 

 

 

What to do…

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend until combined. If too thick add more coconut milk or oil.
  3. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

 

Orange Julius Smoothie

I used to love Orange Julius as a kid (remember those fruity drinks you could get in the mall that were full of sugary crap?). This recipe tastes even better and has no junk ingredients!

What you need…

  • 3 oranges, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup 100% coconut milk
  • 1 egg yolk (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 1/2 cups ice or frozen berries of your choice

What to do…

  1. Combine everything but the oranges and ice (or frozen berries) into a blender and mix for about 30 seconds until you have a frothy cream.
  2. Add the oranges and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the ice or frozen berries (I prefer frozen strawberries) blend until smooth and serve immediately.

 

Bacon Covered Almond Dates

 

These salty-sweet bites are great for small gatherings and are really simple to make!

What you need…

  • Dates, pitted
  • unsalted almonds
  • bacon strips
  • toothpicks

What you do…

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Stuff each date with one almond.
  3. Cut bacon slices in half (or thirds).
  4. Wrap bacon around date and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Place dates on a foil lined baking pan and cook until bacon is crispy (around 20 minutes).
  6. Drain on paper towel and serve warm or room temperature.

Here’s to keeping it simple…Eat delicious whole foods and move your body often!

Don’t forget to join Honest Small Group Training this Saturday April 23rd from 11:30a-12:30 to learn the tips, techniques, and benefits of foam rolling, along with sampling some delicious smoothies!! Sign up here before the class fills!

 

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