Muffins are naturally sweetened with juicy blueberries, banana puree and date paste. Joy is found once you bite in and find plump berries waiting to burst into your mouth.
With the healthiest ingredients chosen, you can have these for breakfast without any hesitation. The perfect breakfast muffin? Perhaps!
Oats, bananas, dates with a touch of agave create a unique take on your standard muffin oozing with sugar and oil. These are refined sugar-free, dairy & oil-free and if you use gluten-free oats, gluten-free.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Bake Time: 28-38 Minutes | Servings: 6 Muffins
Red, juicy, sweet, ripe raspberries are so divine. A gift from above.
We had a whole bunch of them so I decided to make a fresh berry crisp.
I recently had a conversation with a girlfriend about how she wants to make a crisp when she gets berries but then sees the recipes with 1 cup of sugar and is discouraged. I made this with her in mind using absolutely no sugar or oil and only 4 ingredients. This isn't your standard crisp oil and sugar variety yet still absolutely delicious. I asked my husband if he liked it and he said "oh you mean the dessert we ate in one sitting? Yeah, I liked it." Plus...Raspberries are:
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 40 Minutes | Servings: 4
Vegan, Gluten-Free Opt, Refined Sugar Free, Oil-Free
Raspberry Breakfast Crisp - 4 Healthy Ingredients
Notes: Any berry or your favorite fruit can be used. Use a certified gluten-free variety of oats for gluten-free. Soak dates in cool water for 30+ minutes if not using hot water, until soft. Add extra oats for more crumbly vs. moist texture.
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4 Points
“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Mother Teresa
This morning we awoke very early. Early enough to still see the moon shining in its glory and catch the colors of the sky, pre-sunrise, then watch the sun rise. It was very chilly but worth it to catch a glimpse before the daily buzz of the world began. The loudest sound was the chitter chatter of the birds.
We started our day with an overnight chia-oat parfait! Overnight oats with chia seeds, infused with vanilla, cinnamon and instant coffee then layered with nuts, fresh fruit and coconut flakes. Yum! The layered effect takes on a parfait like experience with new flavors to explore with each bite. If coffee isn't your thing, pass and it will still be heavenly! I started without it and added it on a whim. At first I thought it was in error but after soaking overnight and infusing the flavors I was happily surprised with each bite in the morning. With hues of red, white and blue you can feel the happy plant-based vibes! Have a great day!
Overnight Café Chia-Oats:
1 1/2 Cup Plant Based Milk (Cashew or Almond are great)
3/4 Cup Oats
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
3/4 tsp Instant Coffee
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Agave (or favorite)
Pinch Sea Salt
1 Cup Banana Slices
1/2 Cup Cashews
Opt: 1/4 Cup Raspberries and 1/8 Cup Blueberries
Opt: 1 Tbsp Coconut Flakes
This happened today: Jalapeño Garlic Hummus. We worked out hard and I knew just the trick to refuel our bodies. White beans, freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic, spicy jalapeño slices were just the ticket. Imagine this dip with pita bread, vegetable sticks, veggie chips, paired with a Greek salad...how will or would you eat it? I used to buy a tub of hummus from the health food store and would be shocked at how we'd eat it all in one sitting, this batch was no different, it's all gone! This could easily serve 4 as a snack, we just couldn't stop! Enjoy. Love, Christa
Chocolate is food from the gods; it's energy, vitality, oneness.
Murray Langham, Chocolate Therapy
Raspberries, a touch of cream, a hint of vanilla, pinch of salt, cranberries and oats create a pie-like base that is luxuriously delicious as is. Add an extra bit of cream on top with a healthy chocolate sauce and you are in heaven! We both licked our bowls. There is something magical about combining raspberries with chocolate. We are blessed to live near acres of raspberry farms and can buy big bags for a unbelievably low price so you may find some extra raspberry recipes this season. I am like a kid in a candy shop only this one is super healthy! Enjoy life with a pleasurable breakfast.
Raspberry & Cream Oatmeal with Chocolate Sauce - Serves 2
Idea inspired from one of my favorite sources of chocolate inspiration Chocolate Covered Katie. Recipe modified from Strawberry Creme Oatmeal with Ruby Red Gems found in my new cookbook!
Without chocolate sauce and cream it looks like this. Still delicious!
To healthy yet delicious food with love,
PS - My husband is having a new event in Mexico City! I will be on site and would love the chance to meet you, share and even have some vegan food together! Wouldn't that be awesome! There will be a full day lecture and 2 full day tours. One is to the National Museum of Anthropology and the other is to Tula and Teotihuacan! This is the largest city in the world with more to do and see than you can imagine. We visited Mexico City and the sites in late 2015, climbed the pyramids and it is a must do. Hope to see you there. Love, Christa
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Warm up with a big bowl of purifying soup rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This soup contains many veggies that regulate blood sugar, boost immunity, aid in digestion and may even offer anti-cancer benefits. Cleanse your body from harmful metals and enrich yourself with over 10 cups of vegetables with 10 different varieties.
Carrots, celery, garbanzo beans, garlic, fresh herbs, jalapeno slices, onion, spinach, tomatoes and zucchini with hints of paprika are simmered together. The scent is heavenly and the leftovers are just as good if not better. In fact I snapped these pictures on day 2. This one is a keeper, I hope you love it!
From my heart and kitchen to yours...love,
Carrot cake for breakfast? Not quite cake but the taste is incredibly similar! What a delightful treat. After over a week of cleansing my husband and I treated ourselves to a big warm bowl of oatmeal. Not just any oatmeal, carrot cake oatmeal. It had one big carrot in it so I felt good serving it up. I looked up some of the best carrot cake recipes and took the healthy portions like the carrots, walnuts, cinnamon, vanilla and added some raisins and oats to create one heck of a way to start your day. Impress your loved ones with a memorable breakfast. "That was delicious honey" raved my husband!
Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes | Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes | Servings: 3 Bowls
Calories: 522 Calories per bowl
We ate this all between the two of us! Feel free to do the same. It is so delicious it is hard not to! We also got in a lot of movement and had a salad and soup for dinner to balance it out. If you are watching calories, divide it into 4 servings at 392 calories per person. I hope you LOVE this delicious breakfast! Love, Christa
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
As you bite into layers or chocolate with a creamy raspberry center and a sweet almond date crust instant happiness is found. With absolutely no sugar used you can feel good about having this dessert. This dessert was inspired by the sweet and beautiful coconut raspberry hearts taken up a notch with a yummy crust and chocolate topping. This would be a fun dessert to make and enjoy over the weekend and is even okay to enjoy on a cleanse, at least it is in my book. Have a great weekend!
Total Time: 2 + Hrs Freeze | Prep Time: 25 Minutes | Servings: 8 Bars
206 Calories Per Bar
“One love, one heart, one destiny.”
― Bob Marley
Having a healthy dessert around can make such a huge and happy difference in ones life. Creamy coconut, raspberries, a pinch of salt and hint of vanilla come together harmoniously. When poured in a heart mold they create pretty pink hearts that are so desirable it is hard not to pop one in your mouth! Gluten-free, grain-free, oil-free, dairy-free with no baking required and a sugar-free option these little hearts have my #!
Makes 14 Hearts - 44 Calories per Heart
I have been busy working behind the scenes to move websites for a more user-friendly and blogger-friendly experience! I still have some open items I'm working on so hang in there with me while I work out the glitches and make the final touches. I have a backlog of beautiful recipes that I can't wait to share with you and more to be created and shared soon. I look forward to a wonderful 2016 and am excited to share with you all along the way. I wouldn't and couldn't do it without you and your support, views and love! Thank you!
What is on the horizon this year? A new conference in May 2016 at Teotihuacan with my husband, best-selling author and researcher Gerald Clark! Learn all about it at: https://www.geraldclark77.com/anunnaki-dominions-of-mexico.html
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