Recipes

Red Clover Key lime Iced Tea

Ingredients:

2.5 Hefty handfuls of red clover blossoms

3 fresh squeezed key limes

1 fresh squeezed lime juice

sweeten with clover honey or maple syrup

Preparation:

Boil 4-5 cups of water (depends on how strong you like)

Remove hot water from heat

Add red clover blossoms in boiled hot water

Let steep until room temperature

Strain tea

Place strained tea into a pitcher

Add fresh squeezed key lime and lime juice

Stir in clover honey or maple syrup

Vegan watercress avocado sandwich

Ingredients:

1 bunch fresh watercress

1 ripe avocado

1 large heirloom tomato

2 slices of toasted ezekiel bread (low sodium)

1/4 - 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds

~1 tbsp grape-seed mayo

~ 1.5 tbsp avocado oil

1 tsp sherry vinegar

1 tsp low sodium tamari sauce

Preparation: Sandwich

Chop watercress

peel, pit & smash avocado

slice tomato

Preparation: Black sesame seed oil dressing

Blend the avocado oil, black sesame seeds & sherry vinegar, and tamari sauce (can whisk or combine with folk)

Spread black seed oil dressing all the way to the edges on one slice of toasted bread

Spread the grape seed mayo all the way to the edges on the another slice of toasted bread

Spread the avocado on the slice of bread with mayo

Place the watercress on the slice of bread with the sesame seeds

Place the tomatoes on top of the watercress

Put the 2 slices of bread together, cut, put on a plate and garnish place with your favorite: olives, celery slices, colorful peppers, fresh basil…

Baked apples and pears  

6 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

5 large pears, people, cored and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup stevia (may substitute with maple or barley syrup)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

TOPPING

1 1/4 cups oats

1/2 cup crushed graham crackers

1/2 cups walnuts, almonds or pecans (your choice & optional)

1/3 cup date sugar  

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon powder ginger

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.  Lightly oil a 9x3 inch baking dish

3.  Prepare the fruit base: in a large mixing bowl, combine apples, pears and lemon juice

4.  In a medium size bowl mix, maple syrup, vanilla flavoring, cinnamon and nutmeg

5.  Sprinkle maple syrup mixture over apples and pears tossing to coat.

Prepare topping:  

6.  In a large bowl crush oats graham crackers, date sugar and nuts (finely crushed)

8.  Add spices to oat and graham cracker mixture

8.  Crumble mixture evenly over the apples and pear mixture

9.  Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the crumble topping is golden brownServe

10. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream (if vegan serve over coconut vanilla or soy ice cream)

arugula and spinach salad served with sliced avocado

1 cup arugula leaves chopped

1 cup fresh chopped spinach or favorite salad green

1 chopped tomato

2 hearts of palm chopped (or chopped artichokes)

1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

2 tablespoon grated vegan parmesan cheese

1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 cup extra virgin cold pressed olive oil

1 sliced avocado

Preparation

In a small bowl whisk olive oil & fresh lemon juice set aside and combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl

Add drive oil mixture and toss

Serve on a plate and garnish with sliced avocado slices

Juice and smoothie receipts

Detox Cucumber juice

1 large cucumber

1 green apple

1 lemon, peeled and deseed

1 ginger root (1/2 or less size of your thumb)

fresh dill (optional)

Celery cucumber juice

4 celery stalks

1 lemon

1 green apple

1 ginger root

The blood sugar buster: Bitter Mellon

Juice 2 large bitter melons - that’s it

bitter mellon is the most bitter of all fruits and vegetables, you may not be able to stomach the taste.

Note: According to diabetes.co.uk bitter mellon contains 4 ingredients that help lower blood glucose levels - lectin, charantin, vicine and polypetide-p.

Caution:“NYU Langone medical center states that bitter melon is so potent that when combined with medication may reduce blood sugar too much that it can fall to dangerously low levels.

Green juice with bitter melon

1/2 cucumber

1 green apple

1/2 bitter melon

2 ribs of celery

1/2 geen pepper

 Almond berry milkshape

2 cups almond milk

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup frozen cherries

1 large frozen ripe banana (pre-sliced)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 pitted dates (optional) used a a sweetener

Combine all ingredients together until smooth

Serves 4-5

STRAWBERRY-KIWI SMOOTHIE

1cup frozen strawberries (approx. 5-6 medium-large frozen strawberries) 

1 ripe banana, sliced

1 kiwifruit sliced

1 1/4 cups cold apple juice

1 1/2 clover honey or agave

Combine all ingredients together and add sweetener of your choice

Serves 3-4

COCOA NUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE

1 1/4 cup cold almond milk

1 frozen banana (pre sliced)

1 1/2 tbsp peanut or almond butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp cocoa powder

clover honey, or agave sweeten to desired taste

1/2 tsp shredded coconut

1/2 cup ice (optional)

*Hibiscus ice tea

1/2 cup of dried hibiscus flowers

5 cups of water

orange and lemon slices

1/2 cup fresh strawberries or blueberries

honey, agave, or maple syrup (sweeten to taste)

Set a pot of water on the stove to boil

Put the dried hibiscus flowers into  boiling water

Leave the tea to sit for 5 minutes or more depending on how strong you like it (taste after 5 minutes)

Let tea sit until room temperature and strain

Add lemon & orange slices and fresh berries and sweetener

Garnish your glass with mint leaves

*HOW TO FREEZE BANANAS

1.  Start with ripe banana (brown spots on peel, they're more favorable, sweeter) 

Peel bananas

2.  Slice them into 1-2 inch chunks (smaller pieces are easier on your blender)

3.  Arrange the slices in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze.

Note:  if you decide you'd like to just put the banana slices into a freezer bag before freezing

they will freeze into brick of banana chunks they'll need to be chipped apart before using.  

4.  Once banana slices are frozen, transfer to freezer-safe bags. Separate them into individual bags that hold just enough banana chunks for a smoothie, eliminating guesswork or measuring needed.  

Almond berry milkshake

Almond berry milkshake

Roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetables

Red Clover Key Lime Tea

Red Clover Key Lime Tea