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January 27, 2018

Cheese and yogurt were two of the things I missed when my family decided to transition to a plant-based-diet.  Luckily, there are now plant-based milks and yogurts in our local grocery store!  I take this Fruit & Yogurt Parfait for lunch frequently.  The fruit options are only suggestions- you can use whatever fruit and berries you enjoy.  I think fresh peaches (when in season) would taste great too!

Hope you try it!

-Madeleine Smith

Ingredients:

½ cup plant-based yogurt, unsweetened (I like Foragers Plain Cashew Yogurt)

½ cup strawberries, sliced

½ cup blueberries

½ cup blackberries

½ cup WELLstyle Breakfast Granola (see WELLstyle.net for recipe)*

Honey to taste

Method:

In a cup or jar layer the ingredients as follows:

Use 1/3 of the granola as a base layer, then 1/3 of the yogurt, topped by 1/3 of the fruit.  Repeat the process until all the ingredients are used.  Drizzle with honey to taste.  Enjoy!

*You can substitute toasted old fashioned rolled oats if you don't have...

January 27, 2018

Whenever my children ask for "box cereal" at the grocery store I ask them to find a cereal without "sugar" in the first 3 ingredients.  It is a difficult task!

Instead of buying high priced, processed, boxed cereal- you can make your own healthy granola.  It is easy and only takes about 15 minutes!

This granola recipe is made from old fashioned rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, spices and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness.

I use RAW nuts (to avoid the added oils with roasting) and buy in bulk to save money.  HINT: To help maintain freshness, store raw nuts in the refrigerator.

NOTE: You can use whatever raw nuts and seeds you prefer- the ingredient list is just a suggestion.  Be creative!

Ingredients:

Approximately 6 cups of old fashioned roll oats

¼ cup raw walnuts, chopped

¼ cup raw almonds, sliced

¼ cup ground flax seeds

¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds

¼ cup hemp hearts

2-3 teaspoons chia seeds

1/2 cup raisins

1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup pure mapl...

November 1, 2016

My family loves green smoothies for breakfast!  Packed with vitamins, fiber, and natural unprocessed ingredients, green smoothies are an excellent replacement for processed, packaged fruit flavored juices in the mornings.  I have included my “basic” green smoothie recipe, but feel free to add ground flax, different fruits and greens (such as kale or swiss chard) or try adding a ¼ cup of raw walnuts for variation.  If you struggle with arthritis, try adding a bit of turmeric.  With a good blender, the green smoothie is ready in minutes, which is a requirement for my family’s busy mornings.  Have fun experimenting!

WELLstyle Basic Green Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup filtered water (or more to thin the smoothie to the consistency you prefer)

1 small navel orange with rind; ends cut off

1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

Slice of lime with rind (approximately 1/8 of the lime)

2 cups packed fresh spinach

1-2 tablespoons agave nectar

METHOD:

Place all ingredie...

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