Recent Posts by Jennifer Keirstead

Vitamin Green Smoothie Bowl w/ Chia

Overview This looks like food art, but it couldn't be more simple to throw together. Please note, you want to soak the chia seeds the night before.  Ingredients 1/4 c chia seeds, soaked in unsweetened nut milk, coconut milk, or grass-fed / full-fat cow, or goat milk  1 very ripe, frozen banana  1/2 c full-fat coconut milk 1 c organic spinach 1 ...

Raspberry Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

Overview When berries are in season, stock up -you won't regret it. All winter you'll have frozen treats to add to your smoothies, Steel-Cut Oats, mix into creamy yogurt, or to make berry compotes for moist, yet hardy Sweet Potato Pancakes. Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 2 cups full-fat coconut milk 2 Medjool dates 1/2 cup shredded coconut  2 Tbsp raw almond butter  1 ...

Pumpkin, Cashew + Coconut Energy Bites

Overview The holiday's are officially over, and most of us want to start the New Year with less sugar in our system. These little energy bites make a great alternative to the overly processed sweet stuff.  Ingredients 2 c. raw cashews, soaked overnight  1/2 c. pumpkin puree 1.5 c. shredded, unsweetened coconut + extra for rolling 2 ...

Iced Matcha

Overview When the, sun is blazing, the last thing I want is hot tea. I've been making iced tea lately, and really loving it. Here's a caffeinated version of my latest go-to.   Ingredients 2 Tbsp pure organic Matcha powder  3 cups water a handful of fresh mint leaves, torn from the stem  1 Tbsp raw honey, optional  Preparation Method Bring 3 cups ...

Raw Zucchini, Carrot + Walla Walla Onion Wraps

Overview These wraps are raw and chock-full of whole food vitamins. You'll just need to pull out your handy dehydrator for this one.  Ingredients 1 small zucchini  3 large carrots  1 small Walla Walla, or other sweet onion variety  1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup fresh parsley  1 cup ground flax  3 garlic cloves a big pinch of sea salt Preparation Method In a food ...

A Sugar Wake-up Call

Don't be fooled by fantastic marketing. Would you believe that both Clif Bars + Reese's Pieces have the same amount of added sugar?! It can be hard to imagine, but sadly, it's true.  This can be a real wake-up call for people who are under the impression that energy, protein and meal replacement bars are healthy.   This ...

Lemon Zest + Cane Sugar Exfoliant

Slough off dry winter skin with an invigorating homemade body scrub. It's easy, all-natural, and so darn cheap when you make it yourself.  Ingredients 2 cups organic cane sugar 1 cup almond, olive, coconut, or avocado oil  10 (or so) drops lemongrass essential oil  1 Tbsp organic lemon zest  Notes If you have a tendency towards sensitive skin, test ...

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