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Mango Spice Smoothie

Take your smoothie to the next level by adding spices! For this one I added turmeric and ginger, which perfectly complimented the mango. Give it a try- I’m sure you’ll love it!

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Ingredients
1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
1/2 cup frozen papaya pieces
1 frozen banana
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp fresh ginger1 cup almond milk
1 medjool date, pitted

Method
1. Place all ingredients into a high powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Alternatively to achieve this layered look all you have to do is:
1. Place banana and 1/2 cup almond milk  into blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer smoothie to a bowl.

2. Place mango, papaya, turmeric, ginger, medjool date and 1/2 cup almond milk. Blend until smooth and creamy.

3. Layer smoothies into a glass, alternating between smoothies until the desired layered effect is achieved.

Serves 1

Tri Color Humus

tri-colored-hummus

Wow your friends with these super colorful and healthy dips! They are super easy to prepare and make a fun alternative to regular hummus.

Ingredients
3 cups canned garbanzo beans/chick peas, drained
1/2 cup tahini
1/3 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tbsp ground cumin
Juice of one large lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste

Mix-ins ingredients
2 tbsp pesto
1 tbsp ground turmeric powder
1/2 cup cooked beets

Method
1. Place all humus ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

2. Divide ingredients evenly into three bowls.

3. Return 1 portion of humus to the blender and add pesto. Blend until well mixed. Transfer to a bowl ready to serve. Repeat this process with turmeric and then with beet.

Serve your colorful humus dips with bread sticks, pita chips etc.

Enjoy

Cauliflower & Tumeric Curry

Curries are the best meal for those of us following a plant based diet! I add a ton of chunky veggies to my curries, which is really filling and satisfying, especially when partnered with fragrant basmati rice and spice!

curry

Ingredients
1 large onion, diced
1 tbsp fresh turmeric, very finely diced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, very finely diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp curry powder
3/4 cup of crushed canned tomatoes
1 cauliflower, cut into florets
1 zucchini, cut into chunks
1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans/chick peas, drained
1 fresh small green chili, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Handful of cilantro/coriander.

Method
1. Spray a large pot with cooking oil. Over medium heat saute onion.

2. Add spices and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

3. Stir in tomatoes and 1/2 cup water.

4. Add cauliflower florets, zucchini, chili and seasoning to taste.

5. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes,  stirring occasionally.

6. When the vegetables are cooked and the sauce has thicken, stir in garbanzo beans.

7. Serve with basmati rice and a sprinkle of cilantro! Enjoy

Serves 4

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