Immune Boosting Citrus SmoothieNow that winter is in full swing, I like to boost my family’s immune system with all my tried and true natural remedies. Our smoothie is packed with oranges rich in Vitamin C, carrots loaded with beta-carotene and Vitamin A (which helps your body create more white blood cells to fight off infection), dates rich with phytonutrients that can stimulate the immune system, manuka honey which is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti- bacterial (optional for our vegan friends), and ginger that produces strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Berry ‘N’ Yogurt PopsiclesThese RED, WHITE, and BLUEberry popsicles are a great snacktivity to make with the kids, and also a healthy treat for the Fourth of July! They can be made dairy free (depending on the yogurt used), and are filled with clean, natural good-for-you ingredients. Perfect for those warm summer days!Pink Pitaya Popsicles🍓 When it’s summertime, the kids and I are all about refreshing & nutritious popsicles!! My favorite mom hack is to repurpose leftover smoothies we make and turn them into popsicles for another treat later… we’re team no-waste over here!
🍍 The best part about homemade popsicles is that YOU control the ingredients… no food dye, no added sugars, just nature’s pure candy. For our dragon fruit popsicles, we use pink pitaya, strawberries, pineapple, peaches, superfood hemp hearts, and plant-based milk. After blending, we pour our smoothie mixture into Zoku monster ice pop molds, wait a few hours, and enjoy our adorable kid-friendly treats.Peanut Butter Acai PopsiclesThis popsicle is the perfect refreshing spring & summertime treat or even a make-ahead breakfast idea! Acai is rich in antioxidants, deliver healthy fats and fiber, and is low in sugar. These popsicles are creamy and rich from the acai/peanut butter mix, filled with nutritious banana, blueberry, and strawberry pieces, and dipped in sweet granola surrounded by chia and flaxseed.Creamy Peanut Butter Acai BowlDid you know açaí is a superfood packed with antioxidants that aid in immune support? This rich & creamy indulgent açaí bowl has become a favorite breakfast and snack for Liv & Sawyer (last week we even managed to pack it for Liv’s school snack!). We top it with all the yummy goodies like berries, homemade granola, banana, and hemp seeds.Southwest Bean + Corn Pasta SaladAs a vegetarian mama, beans are often my go-to for a rich protein source. I find that they pair well with corn and come together for a full meal when combined into an avocado pasta salad with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing. This dish works well as a main meal or side and can be meal prepped by cooking the pasta beforehand, in addition to chopping your veggies and roasting the corn.
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⏰ Great meal-prep mealPeanut Butter CRUNCH PopsiclesThese popsicles are a MUST MAKE treat (or even breakfast) before summer ends! These gems taste like indulgent creamy peanut butter ice cream with little yummy oatmeal chunks but contain healthy, clean ingredients without any of the refined sugars!Vegan Rainbow RollsVegan rainbow rolls are a great way to pack a bunch of veggies into one meal. They're paired with aromatic herbs, protein rich chickpeas, and a creamy sweet peanut butter dipping sauce. This recipe is great for meal prepping because all the chopping of veggies + fruit can be done beforehand!Citrus Herb Quinoa SaladQuinoa is one of our favorite grains to meal prep because it's a great source of plant protein, is gluten free, high in fiber, and contains loads of vitamins. It's also super easy to meal prep + freeze! This meal combines healthy fats from creamy avocado, the aromatic fresh flavors of dill, salty feta, cool + crisp cucumbers, and sweet tomatoes in this wow-factor salad.Watermelon Salad with FetaThe bold flavors of sweet watermelon, refreshing mint, and tangy lime pair so well together for a light summery meal. Easy to meal prep, all it takes is some washing and cutting of fruits, spinach, and cheese to prepare this fun main or side dish. It's one of our favorite picnic meals!