Overnight Soaked Oats | An All-Time Favorite!

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Brown bagged cinnamon apple quaker oats oatmeal. YES. This was my all time favorite breakfast when I was dieting in my early high school years. My favorite way to eat them? Unheated, with just water. The foodies today call that soaked oats. Continue reading

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Oil-Free Summer Pool-Side Salad!

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If you’re looking for something fresh, full of flavor, & nourishing for your body and soul, then this salad is all yours!

Threw this salad together with whatever I could find in my fridge, and its turned out to be my new favorite!

If you’re planning a day in the sun, no matter if its at the beach, pool, or park, eating foods that are abundant in water are essential for maintaining hydration. Aside from their hydrating factor, these water dense foods contain minerals, enzymes, plant protein, and vitamins that will help you sustain your energy!

So, here you go 🙂


Organic Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup sprouted lentils & split peas (purchased or homemade)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Large handful cilantro
  • Thinly sliced yellow onion (desired amount)
  • 5 heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 apple (skin peeled)
  • 1/4 cup Non-GMO organic corn (optional)
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1 Tsp raw unpasteurized applecider vinegar
  • 1/4 Tsp Vietnamese cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/8 Tsp Pink Salt

Directions

  • Rinse and dry your mixed greens, & throw them into your salad mixing bowl
  • Chop veggies into desired size, then add them into your bowl
  • Make sure to peel the skin off of your apple! They’re loaded with waxes and secret pesticides! 
  • After all salad toppers are chopped and in the bowl with greens, add cinnamon, turmeric, nutritional yeast, pink salt, and raw vinegar
  • Toss salad thoroughly so that all the yummy juices from the veggies blend together. I usually toss it slowly for about 1-2 minutes. The blending of juices is what makes your dressing!
  • Place into serving bowls, or if you can’t wait, just eat out of your mixing bowl!

I love adding a few scoops of brown, volcano, or black rice rice to this yummy salad bowl! The combination of rice and most legumes (the garbanzo beans) makes a complete protein!

Now, eat and enjoy!

Xo!

Splendid Split Pea Soup

I remember someone referred to me as an old lady because I loved the taste and texture of split pea soup! I don’t remember who it was exactly, but I’ll take the time to thank them for the great inspiration to recreate my very own!

I hope you find yourself to enjoy it just as much as I do!

Its a great option no matter if you’re on a Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, or a Keto diet. Modification with an animal protein option would go wonderful with this as well 🙂

Split peas offer great amounts of protein, B vitamins, magnesium, Vitamin A, fiber, & other trace minerals to support the body nutritionally!

One of the main reasons I love this soup is due to its texture. This recipe requires no oil, yet seems fatty in taste. So, it satisfies that need and taste for fat! Split peas have a low caloric value, while offering optimal nutrition for sustaining energy! Continue reading