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[Recipe] : Matcha Chia Pudding

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As warm weather begins and we pull out our shorts and sun dresses - it's always a fresh (and nagging) reminder to eat healthier. We constantly put - maybe too much - pressure on ourselves to look a certain way during the sunny, warm months - but learning to incorporate healthier food choices into our lives and eating habits is always a great thing!

This recipe is a sweet treat that is packed with nutrition, superfoods, powerful antioxidants and energy boosting goodness. We hope you love this Matcha Chia Pudding as much as we do!

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Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding

Yields four 1/2-cup servings 14.5 ounces (1 can or 428 mL) canned coconut milk 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (to taste) 1/4 cup (50 grams) chia seeds 1 recipe Coconut Whipped Cream 1/3 cup (30 grams) shredded coconut

In a food processor or blender, blend together the canned coconut milk, matcha powder, vanilla, and maple syrup. Transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in chia seeds. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Then whisk the pudding once and return it to the refrigerator to set overnight.

Before serving, stir shredded coconut into coconut whipped cream. Set aside. Divide pudding evenly between serving containers. Top with a generous amount of whipped cream and serve.

Grab a spoon & indulge - have a wonderful weekend!

[  Recipe & images via The Pastry Affair ]

[ Author : Bekah Glass ]

[Recipe] : Cilantro & Lime Detox Smoothie

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I am constantly looking for new healthy smoothie recipes...because I - personally - am not a huge smoothie lover. However, I wish so badly that I was. They are jam-packed with healthy & nutritional ingredients & I don't know about you - but I love the idea of covering a lot of bases with one big gulp.  Whether you enjoy it after a workout, as a snack or as a detox tool - this recipe from Elena of "As Easy as Apple Pie"  is packed FULL of healthy & delicious goodness.

Here are some of her notes that sold me on this one:

Cilantro (coriander) binds to heavy metals and helps remove them from your body. Lime juice helps to cleanse and detox your liver. Ginger is a fantastic digestive aid, proper digestion is important for elimination of toxins.

Not only does this smoothie helps you detox, it’s also loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Based on rough calculations, it has 70 calories and it’s very high in dietary fibers, manganese, Vitamin A, C and B6.

Since mango is very sweet, there is no need to add extra sugar.

The combination of lime, cilantro and ginger gives this smoothie a refreshing zing.

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INGREDIENTS

160 ml (2/3 cup) water, cold 30 grams (1 cup packed) baby spinach 10 grams (1/4 cup packed) fresh cilantro leaves 1 small mango, peeled,cored and diced 1 green apple, cored and sliced (but not peeled) the juice of 1 lime 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon chia powder

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend the baby spinach, cilantro and water until smooth. Add the mango, apple, lime juice, ginger and blend again. Pour it into a glass and sprinkle some chia powder on top before serving.

Enjoy your detox green smoothie!

[AUTHOR : Bekah Glass]

 

 

[ Recipe ] : Mango Butter (only 3 ingredients!)

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Only 3 ingredients in this delicious, healthy treat for toast ... or seed crackers, sweet potato, & probably anything else you can lather it on!

 

INGREDIENTS : 

-1 ripe mango (with skin & seed removed)

-1 cup raw, cold-pressed coconut oil

- 1 tbsp raw organic honey

DIRECTIONS : 

Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth & creamy.

Store in a glass container in the refrigerator to solidify.

This will keep for 3-4 weeks.

[ Recipe via Naturally, Danny Seo ]