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Plant-based healthy recipes
Wellness
Published Friday Mar 15, 2019 by Erica Fowler

Learn To Live Green with These 4 Go-To Recipes

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so there’s no better time to pack as much green on your plate as possible. From a tasty lunch bowl full of veggies to vegan pesto for dinner, our resident nutritionist Erica Fowler is serving up some powerfully plant-based recipes to help you eat nutritiously all day long!


BREAKFAST

mango smoothie recipe

Mango Smoothie
Getting enough greens in a day can be challenging! That's one of the reasons I love this smoothie. It’s a great way to get the nutrients of mango and ginger with all the amazing benefits of spinachwithout the extreme green taste. 


Ingredients
- 2 cups mango (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups of spinach
- 1 inch of fresh ginger
- 1 cup of orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of water 
 
 Additions
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
 
Directions
- Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until you reach your desired constancy, adding more water if needed. 
- Pour into glass and enjoy! 
 


 
LUNCH

green everything bowl recipe

Nourishing Green Everything Bowl
This nourishing bowl is great when made fresh, but also feel free to double the recipe and meal prep for a couple of days. This can be eaten cold or also placed back into a pan and sautéed for a warm green dish! 

 

Ingredients
- 2 cups of  wild rice 
- Large head of curly kale, washed and de-stemmed 
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 heads of broccolini
- 2 cups of pre-washed green beans
- 1 cup of edamame
- 2 small radishes, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds 

 
Directions
- Cook 2 servings of wild rice per the instructions on the package. Set aside.
- Place washed and de-stemmed kale in a large bowl. - Add 1/2 the avocado and lemon juice to bowl and use both hands to massage the avocado and lemon into the kale leaves until the leaves feel tender. Tear the leaves into bite-size pieces (save the other half of the avocado for a topping on the salad).
- In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add broccolini and steam until tender. Remove from water.
- In the same pot, steam green beans, until tender. -Remove from water and set them aside with the broccolini.
- Lastly, steam the edamame for a few minutes. Now that the veggies are steamed, you are ready to build your nourishing bowl! 
- Use about 2 cups of the massaged kale as a base for the bowl and build from there, adding ½ cup of cooked wild rice, a handful of the edamame, cooked green beans, and broccolini. Top with sliced radishes, remaining avocado, and sprinkle with hemp seeds. - Repeat for each bowl. Enjoy!
 

 


DINNER 

pesto pasta gluten-free recipe

Pesto Pasta
Creamy, vegan basil-avocado-cashew pesto for your favorite pasta dish or veggie bowl. Raw basil and garlic have been proven to act as an anti-inflammatory and immune system boosters. 
 
Ingredients 
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 2-3 cups of fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 avocado
- 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled 
- ½ tbsp  lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon pink salt
- Gluten-free pasta noodles (my favorite is Jovial)

 
Optional:
Top with homemade vegan parmesan 
- 1 teaspoon hemp seeds


Directions
- Gluten-free pasta: follow the instructions on the package to cook the noodles  
- Pesto: Add all the ingredients to blender or food processor. Pulse until the desired consistency is reached. Season to taste (adding more garlic, salt, etc.)
- If too thick, add a small amount of water and continue to pulse.
- Place GF Pasta in a serving bowl, topping with pesto. Serve immediately and enjoy! 
 
 


SNACK

hemp seed date balls recipe

Hemp Seed Date Balls
The perfect power ball to get you through a workout or for an afternoon snack. Hemp seeds contain amino acids and are considered a complete protein. They are also a great source of good fats and fiber! 
 
  
Ingredients
- 1 cup of raw almonds
- 20 pitted dates
- 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons of water
- Pinch of pink salt
- Dash of cinnamon
 
For rolling
- 1/3 cup of shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup of hemp seeds
  
Directions
- In a food processor, place a cup of raw almonds and blend until it becomes a loose meal.
- Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and blend until it is mixed well.
- Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture out and roll into a ball with your hands, place shredded coconut in a bowl and hemp seeds in another.
- Roll the ball to cover the outside in the coconut or the hemp seeds and alternate this process until the mixture is gone.
- Place balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one hour to set. Enjoy!  
 

Erica Fowler
Written by
Erica Fowler
Contributor | Holistic Nutritionist
About the author
With a heart-filled passion for holistic living and people, Erica spends most her time in Southern California along the salty coast when she’s not traveling. Focused on helping her clients find a natural balance, Erica encourages them to thrive through delicious, simple recipes and healthy habits.
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Wellness
Published Monday Nov 11, 2019 by Sara Lesher

4 Healthy Apple Recipes to Indulge Your Fall Cravings

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Autumn is the season of apple picking, pumpkin carving, and delicious holiday treats. Whether you’re searching for a delightful morning pick-me-up or your go-to seasonal salad, we’ve found four apple-featuring recipes that are yummy, healthy, and perfect for fall!

Breakfast

 

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

If you think quinoa for breakfast sounds a little strange, trust us, it’s a game-changer. This protein-packed, healthy treat is a great way to start your morning off strong. Not to mention, it’s gluten-free.

 

Photo credit: Simplyquinoa.com
 

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Breakfast

 

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

If you think quinoa for breakfast sounds a little strange, trust us, it’s a game-changer. This protein-packed, healthy treat is a great way to start your morning off strong. Not to mention, it’s gluten-free.

 

Photo credit: Simplyquinoa.com
 

Lunch

 

Autumn Apple Salad with a Maple Vinaigrette

This salad is packed with so many different flavors, and they work in tasty harmony. It might be called the Autumn Apple Salad, but we want to eat it all year long.

 

Photo credit: Houseofyumm.com

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Lunch

 

Autumn Apple Salad with a Maple Vinaigrette

This salad is packed with so many different flavors, and they work in tasty harmony. It might be called the Autumn Apple Salad, but we want to eat it all year long.

 

Photo credit: Houseofyumm.com

Dinner

 

Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Sautéed Apples

Sweet and savory, paleo and Whole30 approved, cooked in just one pan… ‘nuff said.

 

Photo credit: Wellplated.com
 

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Dinner

 

Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Sautéed Apples

Sweet and savory, paleo and Whole30 approved, cooked in just one pan… ‘nuff said.

 

Photo credit: Wellplated.com
 

Dessert

 

Healthy Vegan Apple Crisp

This dessert is gluten-free, vegan, and delicious. It’s made with salted caramel cashew butter and maple syrup. YUM.

 

Photo credit: Veggiesdontbite.com
 

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Dessert

 

Healthy Vegan Apple Crisp

This dessert is gluten-free, vegan, and delicious. It’s made with salted caramel cashew butter and maple syrup. YUM.

 

Photo credit: Veggiesdontbite.com
 

Sara Lesher About the Author Headshot
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Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As MINDBODY’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).