Note: Make this dish vegetarian by skipping the chicken and replacing it with 1 C cooked chickpeas, kidney beans, or white beans.
½ C frozen or fresh raspberries
½ C frozen or fresh strawberries
½ C frozen or fresh blueberries
1 small banana
1 C almond or coconut milk
1 C chopped spinach, collard greens or kale (stems removed)
¼ C chia seeds (1 TB chia seeds soaked in ¼ C water for ten minutes before using)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. It helps to start at a low speed and slowly increase speed as the ingredients begin to blend. Add water by the ¼ C if your smoothie needs a little more liquid. Enjoy!
1 cup millet (or quinoa or buckwheat) – soaked for >4 hours or overnight
1 ½ cups almond milk
1 cup water (or 1 more cup of almond or sesame milk)
1 Tsp. coconut nectar, honey, or maple syrup (optional)
½ tsp. vanilla powder or extract
1 cup mango, peaches, berries or bananas (or your favorite seasonal fruit)
Other topping options: goji berries, raisins, currants, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
1. Rinse the quinoa well in a fine mesh strainer and drain the excess water
2. Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
3. Heat some oil on a skillet over medium heat.
4. Pour ¼ of the batter in the hot skillet and swirl the skillet around so that the batter spreads and becomes thin (less than 1/8 inch thick).
5. After about 2 minutes, flip with a spatula and cook for another 3 minutes, or until wrap is lightly browned
6. For a yummy lunch, try this wrap with with fresh avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts and sauerkraut.
1. Bring 1 ½ cups water to a boil in a medium pot
2. Add quinoa & salt, cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes until water is evaporated and quinoa is soft and fluffy.
1. Cook your basic quinoa (recipe above), in the mean time, heat a large sauté pan.
2. Add ¼ cup water and carrots, sauté for 1 minute.
3. Add all other vegetables, seasonings and spices (except for garnishing herbs),
4. Sauté for another few minutes until veggies are slightly soft but not overcooked
5. Add more water if needed.
6. Add cooked quinoa & coconut oil, and stir for another couple minutes.
7. Turn heat off and add freshly chopped parsley, cilantro or green onions (garnish)
8. Serve warm with a healthy salad. Enjoy!