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VANILLA PINA COLADA.

This past weekend I was able to escape to the coast! And you can’t do the beach without pina coladas. (Virgin of course.) 🙂

These smoothies are packed with delicious yummy nutrients! They were PERFECT for a post workout/post surf smoothie! Hope you love them as much as we did!

Vanilla Virgin Pina Coladas

Ingredients:

1 handful pineapple

1 mango

1 banana

1/2 cup almond coconut milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 cup ice

Toppings: coconut whipped cream (LACTOSE FREE!), coconut flakes, granola, puffed rice

Directions: 

  1. Chop your fruit
  2. Add your milk and fruit
  3. Blend
  4. Add Ice
  5. Blend
  6. Add toppings 🙂
  7. ENJOY.

Happy almost summer!

-Rache

Recipes, Smoothies

Peanut Butter + Cocao Nice Cream.

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Nothing beats ice cream. Well, maybe. Ice cream has always been my weakness. When I figured out that dairy was the culprit of making me sick and I had to stop eating it, I quickly realized how much of temptation it is to me!

There are so many delicious vegan non-dairy ice cream substitutes available, but a lot of the time I still end up with a stomach ache due to all the artificial sweeteners. (Fun fact: Artificial sweeteners can actually cause IBS symptoms. Some people don’t have the enzymes in our body to digest or breakdown those fake sugars. This leads to bloating and gas. When it comes to zero-calorie sweeteners, I only use stevia. Stevia is a great sugar alternative that comes from a plant, Stevia rebaudiana. The leaves of this plant were used for more than 1500 years in Brazil and Paraguay to naturally sweeten local teas and medicines.)

SO, the reason why I love making my own ice cream is because the ingredients are few in number and they are all whole food ingredients.

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Peanut Butter & Cocao Nice Cream 

Ingredients: 

4 Chopped Frozen Bananas

1 Spoonful Cocao powder (Or unsweetened cocoa powder)

2 Tbs Peanut Butter (Or 3 Tbs PB2 Powder)

3+ Tbs Plant Milk (I LOVE coconut milk.)

Directions: 

  1. Place your chopped frozen bananas in your blender with 1 Tbs of milk. Blend for a little. Add 1 more Tbs of milk. Blend until another Tbs of milk is needed. Be careful with how much milk you pour because it will change the thickness of your ice cream, but add as needed.
  2. Once bananas are thickly blended, add your cocao powder and peanut butter.
  3. SERVE with toasted coconut flakes, fruit, granola, puffed rice, etc. Get creative!

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I would LOVE to see what you created! Email me at rachelahubert@hotmail.com with pictures! I would love love love to share them on my next post!

Much Love,

Rachel Aletta

 

 

Mains, Recipes

Broccoli Flat Bread Veggie Pizza

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Pizza is always an essential to living in happiness.

Gluten Free Pizza? Even Better.

This recipe is so simple and only requires a handful of simple & basic ingredients.

I used the recipe of Broccoli FlatBread from Green Kitchen Stories. (If you haven’t discovered them, you should discover them now. They have delicious whole food, plant based recipes that are just to die for.)

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Broccoli Flat Bread Pizza

Ingredients:

Broccoli Flat Bread

1 Large Head of Broccoli

2/3 cup Oat Flour (Blended Oats to fine grain)

3 eggs

Sea salt & Black pepper to taste

1 Tbs Rosemary

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Toppings:

Tomato Paste

Sliced Mushrooms

Vegan Cheese or Parmesan

Sliced Tomatoes

Sliced Scallions

Oregano

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Directions:

Preheat the oven 400°F and line a baking tray with baking paper. Chop the broccoli, stem included. Blend food processor. Add oats and continue to blend in your processor. Add the eggs. Add in your salt, pepper, and rosemary. It should be more loose and wet than a normal bread dough. Transfer to the baking paper and form into a rectangular base. Bake on the middle rack in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden and firm. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

Once your bread is cooled, pizza up your flatbread. Spread your tomato paste, sprinkle your cheese & oregano, and drop your veggies onto your bread. Broil on low for about 5 minutes.

ENJOY.

Love,

Rache & Talia

 

Smoothies

NICE CREAM.

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One of my biggest weaknesses: ICE CREAM.

Thats why Nice Cream is one of THE greatest inventions of all time. Its healthy ice cream! Who knew? And it is SUPER easy and simple. All you need are frozen bananas, vanilla, and a tiny bit of plant milk.

This recipe has so much potential for variations as well. SO, for our first ice cream post, we are going to start with a simple & basic recipe.

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CHOCOLATE COCONUT NICE CREAM

Ingredients:

3 frozen bananas

2 Tbs Almond Coconut Milk

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 spoon full Cocao (or unsweetened cocoa powder)

Handful of coconut flakes

Toppings: Coconut Flakes, Crushed Cashews, Cocoa Nibs

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Directions:

Chop your frozen bananas into small pieces and blend them on low in your blender. Add 1 Tbs almond milk. Increase your velocity, and then if needed add your other Tbs of milk. (If you add too much milk, it wont have an ice cream consistency.) Add your vanilla extract, cocao powder, and coconut flakes. Blend until desired consistency.

ENJOY 🙂

-Talia & Rache

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Peanut & Almond Butter Energy Balls.

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Energy Balls are the perfect, quick, healthy snack that you can always bring with you anywhere. The beauty of this recipe is that you make it your own! There is no strict list of ingredients- there are SO many variations.

“You make the Rules” -Els Riboldi

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So here you go. We made a little video showing you one variation of the many variations possible!

 

Peanut & Almond Butter Energy Balls

Ingredients: 
2 cups oats
dates
coconut flakes
sesame seeds
1/4 almond butter
1/4 pb butter
1/3 honey
1 tsp salt
vanilla dark chocolate chunks/chips
Directions:
Add all into your blender & pulse until desired consistency!
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***Other options/variations
unsweetened coconut
sesame seeds
candied ginger chunks
cacao nibs
pumpkin seeds
flax seeds
protein powder
mashed up banana – keep in freezer
spices- nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, allspice,ginger
other nuts- walnut, pecans, pistachios, cashews
dried fruit- raisins, crasins, papaya, mango…
grated orange peel. lemon peel
essential oils
sweeteners– dates, pure maple syrup, honey, agave, stevia, xylitol, coconut sugar…
nut butters– PB, almond, cashew…
HAVE FUN AND EXPERIMENT!
Let us know what you think!
Love,
Talia & Rache
Dips & Sauces, Recipes

Meet Natalia. And Thai.

 

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Meet Natalia.

 

This is Natalia Riboldi. She is one of the greatest people I know. She is a granola who loves yogi & the beach. (Just like me.) Can you see why we get along? We can sit for hours upon hours talking about EVERYTHING.Literally everything. I don’t know what I did to become her friend, but I am truly grateful for her.

When we first hung out, we discovered that we had been dealing with almost identical health problems over the past few years. We would talk, talk, and talk about everything that we had learned. We talked about the struggles and the pain. We would laugh about having to deal with our bloated tummies. We talked about how much we wanted to help people with their health challenges and goals. And we talked about starting a blog.

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SO…

We recently decided to TEAM UP on Nourish & Cherish. Two granolas is always better than one. Right?

And what better way to introduce Natalia than an amazing video of a DELICIOUS Thai recipe? And if you love Thai, you should know that this will definitely not be the last thai recipe on here. 🙂

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Thai Peanut Sauce

Ingredients: 

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 lime

2 cloves garlic

chunk fresh ginger

1/3 cup honey

1 Tbs Thai curry paste (optional)

3 Tbs soy sauce (amino acids brags)

1 Tbs Fish Sauce (optional)

Ginger & Lemon Essential Oils (optional)

**Variations: Sesame Seeds, Almond Butter, Coconut Milk Base, Fresh Orange Juice, Fresh Cilantro, Apple Cider Vinegar (You can make it different every time!)

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Directions:

Add into your blender, and blend it all up!

Use it on top of your cooked veggies, salads, rice, or even use it as a vegetable dip!

We hope you enjoy it! Many more recipes to come from Natalia!

Love,

Natalia & Rache

 

 

Mains, Recipes

Life is short, eat tacos.

img_8992-copyI have been trying to get creative to make quick, fast, and affordable healthy lunches. This meal I literally made in 20 minutes! Hopefully you find it as delicious as I do!

Sweet Potato Fish Tacos with Kale 

Makes 3 Tacos (Serves 1 poor college student)

Ingredients: 

3 corn tortillas

Coconut Oil

1 Sweet Potato

1 Tilapia Fillet

Red Onion

Kale

Toppings: Avocado, Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese

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Directions:

  1. Chop a handful amount of your red onion and a handful amount of kale.
  2. Put your Sweet Potato in the microwave for 4 minutes (or until soft) Poke with Fork.
  3. Sauté your Tilapia with Coconut Oil, Lemon Pepper, Thyme, and a dash of salt while your sweet potato is cooking
  4.  Once your sweet potato is soft, cut into cubes and add it to your pan with your tilapia. Add your onions and kale as well. Mix around and begin to shred apart your tilapia. Sauté all for 2 minutes. Remove from heat
  5.  Heat your tortillas in the microwave for 10 seconds.
  6. Stuff your tacos with your yummy tummy sweet potato, fish, & kale mixture
  7. Add desired amount of chopped tomato and avocado
  8. Sprinkle cheese on top. *(Ive noticed that certain cheeses have different affects on my body. Some hurt, and others don’t. Feta and parmesan for me are usually safe, but you can omit the cheese if you would like just to be safe.)

 

Enjoy!

Love,

Rachel Aletta

 

Recipes, Smoothies

Blood Orange, Vanilla, & On Guard.

With all these colds running around, I decided it was time to create a vitamin c based, immunity building, antioxidant filled smoothie. I found blood oranges at Sprouts and was so stoked to experiment with them. I have never been a huge orange lover, but I have always loved blood oranges. Im pretty sure they taste almost the same, yet I still love blood oranges more. 🙂

And because watching videos is a lot more entertaining, I made a little vid to show you all the goodness in this smoothie!

P.S If you are an essential oils fan, pull out your On Guard!

Blood Orange, Vanilla, & On Guard Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 blood orange

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (Vega Vanilla is my fav!)

1/2 cup plant milk

1 drop On Guard Essential Oil

1 handful of ice

Directions:

  1. Add you milk & chopped fruit. Blend.
  2. Add you powder & essential oil
  3. Add you ice
  4. Enjoy!

 

Smoothies

A warm winter smoothie.

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One of the greatest ideas my dad has had was when he put his smoothie over the stove. This idea made it possible to have smoothies ALL YEAR ROUND. Even when you live in Idaho and it is -6 degrees outside. 🙂

For example, I’m currently in Island Park, Idaho. (One of the seven wonders of Rachel’s world.) It’s 10 degrees outside, blizzarding, and my dad keeps on asking me if I’ll go snowmobiling with him. Currently, I’m sitting by the fire writing this post and trying to work up the courage to step outside into the blizzarding winter wonderland of Island Park. Luckily my dad made me his warm smoothie this morning; so, when I do finally leave this cozy fireplace to explore the tundra, my insides won’t freeze into ice cubes.

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The recipe is really simple. 🙂 It has the same basic whole food ingredients as my dad’s “Good Life Smoothie”. The only difference is that you stick it over your stove once your finished blending it!

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The Warm Banana & Oat Winter Smoothie 

Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

1.5 cup oats (ground with your Vitamix)

1.5 cup plant milk (almond, almond coconut, or soy)

1 apple

1.5 frozen bananas

1 handful blueberries

1 Tbs Honey

1.5 cup ice

Toppings: Fresh cut fruit, Granola, Coconut Flakes

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Directions:

  1. Grind your oats to a fine powder
  2. Add your milk, apple, and banana
  3. Add in your honey & ice
  4. Place your smoothie over the stove in a pot and heat until desired temp. (10-15 minutes)

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Happy Holidays!

Love,

Rachel Aletta