Can I literally call this recipe the new-age chai latte? This is a dairy-free, caffeine-free and refined sugar-free chai latte recipe. Chai tea is a rich, spicy and aromatic drink that has in the last decade captured a lot of loyal tea drinking fans. There are many different variations of chai tea on the market but the classic chai tea is usually a blend of black tea with cloves, cardamom, black pepper, and ginger. Black tea is the base of chai tea and is very rich in powerful antioxidants. Instead of using dairy milk, I opted to use almond butter.
This recipe pairs Brussels sprouts with small bay scallops and honey to help balance and take off the occasional slight bitter taste in Brussels sprouts. They are like mini cabbages and are extremely nutritious. Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamins and an excellent source of fiber. They have been found to have anti-cancer properties and cholesterol-lowering capabilities when consumed on a regular basis. They taste exceptionally nice when they are in season. You will not regret spending the time to make it.
Matcha powder is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg. Regular consumption of matcha powder has been shown to have positive impacts on your body’s metabolism and therefore helps you burn calories and lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Matcha powder is also very rich in fiber, chlorophyll and a ton of essential vitamins and minerals. You might want to give this recipe a try and you will be surprised at how delicious healthy matcha can be. Enjoy warmed or chilled!
How about a mood-boosting and nutritious breakfast to start your day? Blueberries are so small but are packed with so much goodness. They are not too sweet but so flavorful that you can easily end up eating a whole pint without noticing it. Blueberries contain a ton of water and dietary fiber which when consumed on a regular basis can help you maintain a healthy digestive tract. Bananas are also nutrient powerhouses. They are very rich in potassium and can help to keep your blood pressure in check. Yummy!
Comfort food has never been healthier and easier. It literally takes less than 20 minutes to put this recipe together and voila! This Salmon Quinoa Buddha bowl has been my go-to “fast food” since I started paying more attention to what I eat for better health. This Salmon Quinoa bowl is packed with healthy protein from both the salmon and the quinoa and is definitely a complete meal with lots of vegetables and complex carbohydrates from the quinoa grain. This recipe is also very forgiving for a novice in the kitchen!
This Salad in a Mason Jar is so nutritious and chock-full with loads of antioxidants and vitamins like B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Like most vegetables and fruits, it is very low in calories and packed with essential dietary fiber that should be included as part of your healthy daily diet. All these vegetables contain tons of nutrients that are vital for optimal health. Serving this salad in a jar makes it oh so portable for a healthy meal or snack on-the-go! Best of all, no messy chopping and no clean up!
This is one of my all-time favorite snacks. So simple to make but so delicious and so nutritious. Only two ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to put together to pop into my watering mouth! The nuttiness of the walnut pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of dates to give you that wonderful yummy pop in your mouth with every bite. Walnuts probably don’t get the attention it deserves compared to almonds and cashews but this recipes is a game changer!
This is a spin on your classic egg benedict recipe that uses bacon and poached eggs on toast with a hollandaise sauce. Instead of the creamy hollandaise sauce that is not as calorie friendly, we are using creamy avocado. We ditched the bacon because the combination of a nicely poached egg with creamy avocado is yummy enough. Avocado is that one fruit that everyone talks about because of the healthy fats that they contain. Hold the “mayo” and pass the “avocado” instead, please!
I love chocolate! Who doesn’t? Today chocolate is very popular, but they usually come added with some sugar and dairy ingredients to make them more palatable. Not in this recipe! Cacao powder and nibs, on the other hand, are in their purest form, from the cocoa bean. Raw cacao is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system. It contains a broad spectrum of important vitamins and minerals. Why not give this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding a try and let it be one indulgence in your diet?
Here is another healthy snack for those of us snackers out there! This Matcha Energy Bites recipe is a popular favorite. Matcha is rich and intense in flavor and is packed with antioxidants. Regular consumption of matcha powder has been shown to have positive impacts on your body’s metabolism and therefore helps you burn calories and lose weight. You might want to give this recipe a try and you will be surprised at how delicious healthy matcha can be with the sweetness from the honey and shredded coconut.