Overnight Apple Oatmeal

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  • 1 apple (shredded)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4th teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup yogurt (dairy-free if you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3/4th cup soy or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4th cup raisins or frozen blueberries (optional)

Shred the apple. Mix all the ingredients together and store overnight. In the morning heat (or eat cold) and add your favorite toppings—blueberries, banana, coconut shreds, or flaxseed.

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Blackberry Basil Mojito

Blackberry Basil Mojito

Very light and refreshing. Perfect for summer!

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This is an altered version of the Minmalist Baker’s recipe:

·       1 Tbsp brown sugar

·       1/2 orange (the original recipe calls for lime)

·       3 blackberries

·       6-7 basil leaves

·       1.7 ounces white rum (we used a spiced local organic rum)

·       1 cup crushed ice

·       1/4 cup soda water

  1. Gently mash the sugar, orange juice, and blackberries in a glass.
  2. Add the basil and continue to mix together.
  3. Add the rum and stir. Then add the ice and the club soda.
  4. Use the basil leaves and/or blackberries for garnish.

Honeydew and Cucumber Dill Salad

Honeydew and Cucumber Dill Salad

1 honeydew

1 large cucumber

2 lemons

2 teaspoons dill

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

walnuts and feta (optional)

 

  1. Cut the honeydew and cucumber into cubes
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients
  3. Sprinkle walnuts and/or feta on top

Hearty Green Smoothie

Hearty Green Smoothie

2 tablespoons flaxseed

2 tablespoons goji berries

4 dates

1 banana

1/4th of an avocado

2 cups leafy greens

1 cup frozen fruit (I recommend blueberries or strawberries)

3/4th cup soy or almond milk

3/4th cup water

Blend together. My stepdad freezes his greens so they last longer. Regular greens work too.

Banana Chocolate Oatmeal

Banana Chocolate Oatmeal

1/4th cup oats

1 banana

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons honey

Sliced almonds

Milk

  1. Cook the oats with 1 cup water.
  2. Mix the banana, cocoa powder, and vanilla together. Add to the cooking oats.
  3. Add the honey and sliced almonds. I like the dry roasted honey almonds from Trader Joe’s. Pour milk of choice on top.

Spiced Peach Cobbler

Spiced Peach Cobbler

This is a perfect summer dessert. My mom and I served it with Soy Cherry Chocolate Chip ice cream from Trader Joe’s.

8 peaches cut into 8 slices

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons lemon juice

3 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon nutmeg

½ cup honey or brown sugar

Mix together and pour into a baking dish. I top it with either my almond cookie dough or Williams-Sonoma Cobbler Dough.

Cook at 350ºF for 60 minutes. Check occasionally. Serve hot over ice cream.