Nut Free Energy Bites

Looking for a nutrient-dense and easy-to-make snack? These Nut Free Energy Bites are packed with sunflower seeds, coconut, chia seed and sunbutter to hold it all together and are the perfect way to fuel your day! Make a batch on Sunday for easy access snacks throughout the week!

Nut free energy bites in a storage container.Allergy Friendly Energy Bites

These no bake energy bites are the perfect snack to have on hand in the fridge. They are loaded with healthy whole ingredients and of course, healthy fats, protein, and carbs. Sunflower seeds are a fiber-packed powerhouse and contain many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E. Including them in both the whole form and the seed butter make these energy bites a nut-free option to bring to schools! Which is perfect because these energy bites are loved by both kids and adults! Grab one or two and have a filling bite-size snack, pack it in the lunch box with your kids or serve for a healthy after dinner treat. 

Ingredients for nut free energy bites in a mixing bowl.

What’s in them?

How to Make Them

And this is our favorite part! Most energy bites rely on dates for sweetness and for consistency which means they need to be made in a food processor. These however do not: which means to make them, all you have to do is mix up the ingredients in a bowl! It really is super simple.

Once the ingredients are fully combined, roll them into balls and store!

Energy bite dough mixed together.

How to Store Them

Store energy bites in a covered container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. They can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

They are stable at room temperature, so are perfect safe to be out of the refrigerator for a few days if need be.

Rolling sunflower seed energy balls.

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Nut Free Energy Bites

This Corn Avocado Salsa recipe is a quick and delicious side to serve up with just about anything! This cool summer side dish is easy to make and is gluten and dairy free!

Corn and avocado salsa recipe in a bowlAvocado and Corn Salsa Recipe

This is the perfect summery side dish to serve when the weather is HOT. This Avocado and Corn Salsa comes together quickly. It is the perfect easy side dish to throw together and flies off the table! This dish is served great with nearly anything, but we especially like it for other quick cooking summer dishes like this Blackened Fish, quick Chicken Tacos or this Garlic and Lime Grilled Steak.

Corn Salsa Ingredients

Corn salsa with avocado plated with fishMethods to Cook the Corn

The only piece of this salsa that needs to be cooked is the corn! There are a few different methods you can use to cook it. You can quickly boil it, as we suggest in the recipe. Or you could grill it! Additionally you can also cook corn in the Instant Pot using these directions here.

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Avocado and Corn Salsa

Knowing How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream is essential for making delicious, dairy free whipped cream! This healthy alternative is more nutritious and tastes amazing! It’s made with three ingredients, and aside from chilling time, comes together within 5 minutes!

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream

This dairy free Coconut Whipped Cream is a great recipe to have on hand for when you want an alternative to regular whipped cream that still tastes great! Even if you don’t need to be dairy-free, this coconut whipped cream is so good! It’s creamy with a hint of vanilla and perfect with so many different dishes. We’re dishing all the details on what you need to know on how to make!

Here is what you need to make it:

Tips for Making Coconut Whipped Cream

  1. Look for coconut cream instead of coconut milk. It will give you more of the solid part of the coconut milk the that you need to whip up. If you can’t find it, you can use regular coconut milk, but you may need about 2 cans to get enough of the solid part of the coconut milk.
  2. You absolutely must refrigerate your coconut cream. We recommend doing so for 24 hours. However, if you are in a pinch 8 hours will work.
  3. Use powdered sugar as a sweetener. It helps thicken the consistency of the coconut cream. If you were avoiding refined sugar you could use honey, but it will be a bit thinner.
  4. Add vanilla extract to give it an extra flavor boost!
  5. Serve immediately. You can make it up to 4 hours ahead of time, but it hardens back up in the refrigerator if stored for much longer.
  6. If it does stiffen up too much in the refrigerator, you can rewhip it again to get it to a consistency you desire.

Coconut Whipped Cream in a bowl

Ways to Use It

Use coconut whipped cream in place of many of your favorite uses for regular whipped cream! Just know that it is very susceptible to warm temperatures so it will not hold up as long as traditional whipped cream does. 

Coconut whipped cream is delicious with:

Berries with Coconut Whipped Cream

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How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Knowing How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream is essential for making delicious, dairy free whipped cream! This healthy alternative is more nutritious and tastes amazing! It's made with three ingredients, and aside from chilling time, comes together within 5 minutes!


Yields 1-1/2 cups
Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine dairy-free
Make Ahead: Easy
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Refrigerate the coconut cream for at least 8 hours, but preferably 24 hours.
  2. Scoop out the solid part of the coconut cream and add to the bowl of an electric mixer (or you can use a hand mixer). Leave behind any of the thin watery coconut milk, reserving for another use.
  3. Whip the cold coconut cream with the whisk attachment until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and whip for an additional minute.
  4. Use immediately or store for up to 4 hours.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can use honey to sweeten this, but the whipped coconut cream will have a looser texture to it and won't be as stable.
  2. If you anticipate using this recipe often, always leave a can of coconut cream in your refrigerator!

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How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream

This easy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe is the perfect creamy and flavorful smoothie to add to your morning routine! It uses leftover coffee or cold brew, and is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and SO delicious.

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Looks like summer is here and I am certainly ready! I started off my day with a refreshing shake that contains my morning coffee, protein, and healthy fats (don’t be afraid of fats, you guys!). Oh, and it was DELICIOUS.

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie is a hit with everyone who makes it! To build a perfect smoothie, you want it to be nutrient dense, creamy, and not super thin. 

Frozen bananas smoothie prep

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Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake


Yields 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
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Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed organic coffee, place in fridge for 10 minutes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop SFH Grass-fed Whey Protein {Use code LEXI for 10% off all purchases}
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
  • Optional: Handful of ice cubes

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until creamy.
  3. Taste and add additional sweetener if needed.

Recipe Notes

  • *If your shake isn't thick enough for your liking, add the optional ice.
  • **Photos updated April, 2017.

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Coffee Banana Smoothie

This 5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge recipe is my new favorite treat. It’s easy to make, made with minimal ingredients, has the perfect texture, is customizable with your favorite fudge add-ins, is packed with healthy fats, and is a rich and decadent treat that everybody will love! Made in partnership with So Delicious.

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Healthy Fudge Recipe

I am so excited to partner with my friends at So Delicious today to chat about the brand new So Delicious Organic Almondmilk with Cashew product line. Each of the three flavors is simple and clean, with seven ingredients or fewer. And, it’s the first-ever plant-based bottle in the refrigerated dairy case! We have been loving this new nut milk in our refrigerator and know you will enjoy it, too!

5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge

This healthy fudge recipe is:

How do you keep fudge?

Whether you’re going to freeze your fudge, store it in a refrigerator or keep it at room temperature, the process begins with proper wrapping. Wrap each piece of fudge in waxed paper, then place the pieces in a sealable plastic bag or a Tupperware!

Homemade Healthy Fudge

This new almond milk is light-tasting and smooth, and is USDA certified Organic, Non-GMO project verified, and certified Vegan. There are no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives, and each flavor is gluten-free, soy-free, carrageenan-free, and dairy-free!

5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge

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5 Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

A delicious, 5-ingredient, vegan and paleo fudge that you will love. Feel free to add nuts, marshmallows, raisins, dried cranberries, other dried fruit, and anything else you might like! And always top with some maldon sea salt for good measure!

Healthy Fudge Recipe with Coconut Oil

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5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge


Yields 20 Pieces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Directions

  1. Line a 5" x 7" (or similar sized) glass container with parchment paper. Cut the parchment paper big enough so that the ends hang outside the glass container to create a sling to remove the fudge after it has cooled.
  2. In a medium sauce pan add chocolate chips, coconut oil, almond butter, almond milk and 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt. Turn the burner to the lowest setting and immediately begin stirring the chocolate mixture with a spatula to help it melt evenly.
  3. Once it has melted about half of the chocolate chips, switch to a whisk to combine mixture completely and smoothly. Take care not to scorch any of the chocolate by whisking constantly.
  4. After the mixture has become smooth and fully combined, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
  5. Pour chocolate into the parchment lined glass container and smooth top. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and place in refrigerator until set, at least two hours (but better overnight).
  6. Once it has completely set, take fudge out of container using the parchment sling and slice into desired portions.
  7. Store in the refrigerator or the freezer.

Recipe Notes

  • We recommend using dark chocolate chips. When using semi-sweet, the texture was softer.

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5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge (Vegan)

This healthy rice pudding recipe is the perfect, lightened up version of the creamy rice pudding recipe you grew up loving. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar free and is hands down the perfect hearty dessert!

Rice Pudding Recipe Healthy and Vegan

Healthy Rice Pudding

So many of you have requested a lightened up rice pudding recipe, and we worked hard to make it just perfect for you! I didn’t grow up eating rice pudding but while we were testing this recipe, I quickly fell in love with the hearty yet delicate, sweetened-just-right dessert.

This rice pudding recipe is:

Healthy rice pudding with almond milk

Can you make rice pudding with cooked rice?

You can, but we prefer not to cook it the way! You may need less liquid if doing so.

What rice should you use?

Can you use long grain rice for a rice pudding? You should use white rice. You can use long-grain aromatic rice (like basmati or jasmine) which will give the unique flavor and perfect texture that we love. If you use short or medium-grain white rice (like Arborio) your rice pudding will be more thick and chewy. The size of the pan can change the evaporation time of the liquid depending on the type of rice you use so if you are finding a lot of liquid left over, increase the temperature of the heat and cook for a bit longer.

Healthy Rice Pudding Recipe

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Healthy Rice Pudding


Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a medium sauce pan (see note), add rinsed and drained rice and add water just enough to cover the rice. Heat pan on medium. Once rice has reached a boil, turn heat to medium low and let water reduce for 10 minutes. Take care not to let water evaporate out completely.
  2. Drain any water that remains after the 10 minutes and return rice to sauce pan.
  3. Add coconut milk and salt and cook on medium-low heat. Cook for 25 minutes and stir the pan every few minutes to make sure the rice does not stick.
  4. Add raisins and sugar, and turn the heat to low. Cook for an additional 15 minutes, stirring frequently until creamy and the liquid is mostly evaporated.
  5. Serve warm or cold, with ground cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Recipe Notes

  1. Make sure you are using the cartoon of the coconut milk beverage and not the canned variety.
  2. You can substitute maple sugar for coconut sugar but will change color slightly.
  3. For our recipe we used a medium sauce pan. Depending on the size pan you use, it may take less or more time for the liquid to evaporate. 
  4. Update on 10/2018: We've gotten comments that this recipe yielded rice pudding that was more liquid-y. We initially tested this recipe 5 times. After receiving those comments we went back and tested this recipe completely as written and we can say 100% this recipe works if followed as written and resulted in rice pudding that was thick and creamy like you see here in the photos. If for some reason your rice pudding is taking more time to evaporate than the direction indicates, simply let the rice pudding evaporate for a bit more time. Also note that as the rice pudding cools it thickens up quite a bit as well, so don't overcook it! 

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Healthy Rice Pudding (Vegan)

Greek Veggie Bowls [Paleo and Vegan] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Greek Veggie Bowls with Greek Cauliflower Rice are a weeknight favorite of ours! Packed with veggies, fresh herbs, hummus, and so much flavor, these easy-to-prepare gluten-free bowls are a fabulous dinner or lunch, and perfect for meal prep!

Greek Veggie Bowl

I am loving all things Mediterranean, Greek, and Middle Eastern lately. If you tried my Mediterranean Fritters or Bowls, you know just where I’m coming from. The flavors are just so delightful, healthy, and fresh!  These Greek Veggie Bowls are simple and perfect for meal prepping or a quick meal any night of the week!

Greek Veggie Bowl

All those fresh herbs going into that cauli rice!

Greek Veggie Bowl

These bowls are loaded with:

Roasted or Grilled Veggies

Fresh herbs

Greek Cauliflower Rice

Hummus to top

Greek Veggie Bowl

Roasted veggie time!

Greek Veggie Bowl

Greek Veggie Bowl

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Greek Veggie Bowls


Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

    Grilled Or Roasted Veggies

    Cauliflower Rice: (See notes for regular rice)

    Everything Else

    • Hummus, for topping (homemade or store-bought)
    • Optional: crumbled feta cheese

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread veggies across it in one single layer. Toss with extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. Bake for 45-5o minutes, or until veggies are soft and start to blister.
    3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in onion, garlic, and herbs and cook until the onion turns translucent. Add in cauliflower rice and lemon and cook for 5 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
    4. Assemble the bowl! Place roasted veggies and cauliflower rice in serving bowls of choice. Top with hummus, feta cheese (if using), and serve right away or store in an airtight container for later.

     

    Recipe Notes

    • *To make this dish with regular rice, follow the directions on your basmati rice package, and add fresh herbs, garlic, and onion to the water while cooking your rice!

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    Greek Veggie Bowls

    This Superfood Summer Smoothie is loaded with Summer fruits and packed with tons of antioxidants! It is dairy-free, vegan, and the perfect start to any morning!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    I used to really be into smoothies, and then I hit a wall and decided they weren’t as exciting to me as a breakfast option like eggs or a hearty meal. Lately, especially after a long weekend away, I am back on my smoothie game and this Superfood Summer Smoothie hits the spot! It is creamy, fruity, and packed with nutrients to fuel your body for success!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This smoothie makes for the perfect breakfast, snack, or even for a night time treat/dessert!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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    Super Food Summer Smoothie


    Yield 2
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time
    Total Time 5 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    • 1/2 frozen banana
    • 1 Kiwi, skin peeled
    • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple 
    • 1/2 cup frozen strawberry
    • 1/4 cup frozen Peaches
    • 1/2 cup frozen Raspberry
    • 1 teaspoons grated ginger, more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
    • 2 cups cashew milk, or nut-milk of choice, add more based on desired consistency
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, more for garnish
    • Optional: 1/4 cup cauliflower, frozen
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon bee pollen, either blended in or used as a garnish
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon ground flaxseeds
    • Optional: 1 scoop protein powder of choice

    Directions

    1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. If too thick, add more liquid and blend longer. Serve right away!

    Recipe Notes

    If you want to add more veggies into your diet the cauliflower is a great way to do so! It will also help make this smoothie extra creamy.


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    Check out these 5 smoothies from my blogging girlfriends!

    Healthy Summer Smoothies (dairy-free, vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Lee made you a Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie

    Smoothies are the perfect on-the-go healthy breakfast or delicious snack. Add this Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie to your rotation this summer, it won’t disappoint!

    Lindsay made you a Creamy Coconut Spirulina Superfood Smoothie

    This Creamy Spirulina Superfood smoothie recipe is an easy way to boost Energy and Protein intake with real food. No protein powder needed. Just coconut milk, spirulina, fruit, avocado, ginger root, and extra antioxidant rich spices! Paleo and Vegan friendly.

    Brittany made you a Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

    Combine frozen blueberries with peanut butter and banana for a protein-packed peanut butter and jelly smoothie that tastes just like your favorite sandwich from childhood!

    Gina made you a Guava Pineapple Smoothie

    This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.

    Taylor made you a Banana, Mango + Watermelon Smoothie

    This healthy 4 ingredient mango avocado smoothie with watermelon and banana is an easy, vegan, paleo and whole30 compliant summer breakfast or snack that is ready in 5 minutes!

    Build the PERFECT Smoothie:

    Build the Ultimate Smoothie - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Superfood Summer Fruit Smoothie

    My new favorite drink is here! A Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte, made iced for the Spring/Summer or hot for the Fall/Winter! It is flavorful, sweetened just right, refreshing, nutrient dense, and made totally dairy-free!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    I am so excited to partner with my friends at Nuts.com to bring you today’s recipe. I love their matcha tea powder. It’s so fresh and vibrant! Today I’m showing you how to make a mean iced matcha latte, a hot matcha latte, AND matcha iced cubes!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Confession: I’ve never been a huge matcha person until recently, and I am now fully currently obsessed! I cut out coffee and added matcha into my life and I am loving it. It’s packed with antioxidants, boosts memory, has detoxifying properties, and so much more. Now that it’s warming up here in Boston, the iced matcha latte has been on repeat daily.

    Let’s talk… HOT LATTE:

    The hot variation is made on the stove top and topped with steamed nut milk. I used cashew milk but any will do! LOOK at that delicious vanilla bean. Another Nuts.com win!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Creamy, delicious, and just the right amount of sweet! It makes for a perfect coffee alternative.

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Let’s talk… ICED Latte:

    The iced variation is made slightly different, by blending the ingredients together! It’s my new obsession. Especially with the matcha iced cubes!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Creamy, delicious, vanilla bean matcha latte!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

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    Matcha Tea Latte: Iced or Hot


    Yield 2
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time
    Total Time 5 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

      Hot Latte

      • Makes Two 8-ounce mugs
      • 1 tablespoon hot water
      • 2 teaspoons matcha powder, sifted
      • 1/2 cup hot water
      • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or nut milk of choice, warmed
      • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 Vanilla bean, seeds scraped
      • 1/8 Cinnamon, more for garnish
      • Optional: 1 scoop Collagen Protein or protein powder of choice

      Iced Latte

      • Makes: Two 12-ounce cups
      • 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, sifted
      • 1 tablespoon of boiling water
      • 2 cups almond milk
      • Ice
      • Optional - honey or liquid sweetener
      • 1/2 Vanilla bean, seeds scraped
      • Optional: 1 scoop Collagen Protein or protein powder of choice
      • Optional: top with frothed milk

      Matcha Iced Cubes

      • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
      • 1 tablespoon hot water
      • 1 cup water

      Directions

      1. For the hot latte: Place the matcha powder in your mug or a small bowl. Pour in the hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour the coconut milk, water, sweetener, and spices into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until warm, make sure not to bring the milk to a boil. Pour the matcha paste into the saucepan and whisk. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired. Optional: top with steamed milk.
      2. For the iced latte: Place the matcha powder in a small bowl. Pour in one tablespoon of hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour green matcha paste along with the rest of the ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until well combined.
      3. Matcha Ice Cubes: Place the matcha powder in a small bowl. Pour in one tablespoon of hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour green matcha paste along with the remaining water into a blender. Blend on high until well combined. Pour into ice cube molds and freeze for 6 hours.

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      Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte: Iced or Hot

      No Bake Mint Chip Bites - Lexi's Clean Kitchen & Quitter's Circle #ad

      These Mint Chip Energy Bites are the perfect on-the-go snack. They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and require absolutely no cooking or baking.

      No Bake Mint Chip Bites

      I am so excited to be partnering with Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, to bring you today’s recipe!

      You all know how passionate I feel about helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. Since the day I started Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, that has always been my core mission. Whether it’s helping you on your clean eating journey, stocking your pantry, giving you tips to wake up feeling great, or giving you cleaner beauty and skincare ideas– I want you to be the best you!

      Now, even though I’ve never personally been a smoker, I am so excited to partner with Quitter’s Circle, an online quit smoking community, to show you my favorite ways to fuel your body and mind with healthy tips and recipes to help set you up for success!

      Having people in my family who smoke, I’ve seen firsthand the negative effects that can come from it. This has made me passionate about helping others – whether you smoke, or you know somebody you love that smokes – make positive, healthy changes to their lifestyle!

      Quitter’s Circle is a fabulous resource that provides motivational tips and a variety of information ranging from how much money you can save from quitting smoking, to articles on why you need a quit smoking support squad, and I am so excited to bring you even more ways to be confident, feel great and glow from within!

       

      These no bake energy bites are the perfect mid-day snack that you can grab in your hand and munch on. Easy peas-y, and gives you something to distract your hands and mouth on your work break!

      No Bake Mint Chip Bites

      No Bake Mint Chip Bites

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      Mint Chip Energy Bites


      Yields 15 balls
      Prep Time 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      Total Time 10 minutes



      Author: Lexi
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      Directions

      1. Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.
      2. Add in coconut flakes, walnuts, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt.
      3. Process until well-combined. Mixture should come together into a large ball.
      4. Roll the mixture into 15 roughly 1-inch balls.
      5. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes before storing in the refrigerator for up to one month.

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      This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.

      Mint Chip Energy Bites

      Arugula Salad with Mint Chia Dressing {Grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      This Arugula Salad with Mint Chia Dressing inspired from a recent trip to Round Hill Jamaica will quickly become your new favorite salad dressing! It is flavorful, creamy, and bursting with fresh flavors!

      Arugula Salad with Mint Chia Dressing

      A few weeks ago you may have seen on Snapchat and Instagram that we were in Jamaica at our absolute favorite resort, Round Hill. This was our second stay there, and it was just as fabulous as our first stay!

      The understated luxury, quaint beauty, and small size of the resort are some of my favorite features, aside from the sunsets (see below), and the amazing, local and fresh cuisine. They even have Billy’s garden where they pick tons of their own fresh produce each morning!

      Round Hill Resort

      Each morning we started our day with a Tropical Green Smoothie and a big ‘ol breakfast plate. One of the breakfast highlights was the Round Hill salad. Fresh arugula from their garden, slivered almonds, segmented oranges, and the best Mint Chia Dressing.

      For lunch they start you off with fresh plantain chips and their homemade tapenade (ah-mazing, we took two jars home), and I ordered the chopped jerk chicken salad one MULTIPLE days. So fresh and delicious!

      My fabulous friends at Round Hill said I could s hare with you the Mint Chia Dressing since I adored it SO MUCH.

      Arugula Salad with Mint Chia Dressing

      This dressing is…

      Creamy

      Tangy

      Sweet

      Flavorful

      Fresh

      Arugula Salad with Mint Chia Dressing

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      Arugula Salad with Mint Chia Dressing


      Yields 8
      Prep Time 5 minutes
      Cook Time
      Total Time 5 minutes



      Author: Lexi
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      Ingredients

        Mint Chia Dressing

        Everything Else

        • 6 cups arugula
        • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
        • 2 oranges, segmented

        Directions

        1. Place all ingredients into your high-speed blender and pulse for 5 seconds.
        2. Slowly pour in olive oil while blending until smooth and creamy.
        3. Assemble salad and serve!

        Recipe Notes

        This recipe is adapted from Chef Martin MM. Maginley from Round Hill Resort and printed with permission.


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        This is not a sponsored post. We did receive some complimentary meals and a few complimentary nights throughout our stay. All opinions are 100% always my own!

        Arugula Salad with Mint Chia Dressing

        Cruite Platter with Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        This Crudité Platter with Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce makes for such a light and refreshing snack, appetizer, or side-dish! The perfect bright and colorful dish to make with any seasonal veggies you have on hand! Dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and Whole30 compliant! This will be the most gorgeous appetizer on the table, for sure!

        Crudité Platter with Dairy-free Tzatziki Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Is there anything better than a dish filled with colorful fresh produce? We blanched the carrots, broccoli, and snow peas in this platter to create that pop of color! Blanching stops the enzyme actions that can cause loss of flavor and color in vegetables, making it a great technique to use before freezing vegetables or serving them raw!

        This would be the perfect spread for any dinner party, brunch, or holiday celebration!

        Crudité Platter with Dairy-free Tzatziki Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        I mean, how gorgeous is this? Dip and devour!

        Crudité Platter with Dairy-free Tzatziki Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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        Crudité Platter with Tzatziki Sauce


        Yields 6
        Prep Time 10 minutes
        Cook Time 5 minutes
        Total Time 15 minutes



        Author: Lexi
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        Ingredients

          Vegetables for Crudité

          • 6 cups water
          • 1 tablespoon sea salt
          • 3 multi-colored carrots, peeled and blanched
          • 1 head broccoli, blanched and sliced into bite-sized pieces
          • 1 bunch of radishes, blanched
          • 1 cup snow peas, blanced
          • 1 watermelon radish, blanched and sliced thin
          • 1 bunch celery
          • 1 case cherry tomatoes
          • 4 small sweet pepper

          Dairy-free Tzatziki

          Directions

          1. Fill a large saucepan with water and toss in salt. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
          2. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside.
          3. Prep you vegetables and place them in the boiling water. Set your timer for three minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the broccoli, red radish, snap peas and watermelon radish and place vegetables into the ice water. Set your timer for two more minutes. After two minutes, remove the carrots with the slotted spoon and place into the ice water. Remove the vegetables from the ice water and pat dry. Serve on platter of choice!
          4. Place shredded cucumber in a medium mixing bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and let sit for 5 minutes.
          5. Place coconut milk, lemon juice, dill, sea salt and black pepper into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a small mixing bowl.
          6. Strain the water out of the cucumber. Add the cucumber to the small mixing bowl with the coconut milk mixture. Stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning as desire. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika.

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          Crudité Platter with Tzatziki Sauce

          These Spring Rolls with Mango Ginger Sauce are the perfect light and healthy appetizer or snack! The fresh flavors from the herbs and veggies combined with the spicy and sweet sauce is snack perfection, and easy to prepare- perfect for a meatless Monday, too! They are paleo-friendly, egg-free, nut-free, and vegan if you omit the shrimp! 

          Spring Rolls with Mango Ginger Sauce 

          Spring Rolls With Mango Ginger Sauce

          Make these ahead of time for snack all week long. TIP: Cover them with a damp paper towel, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate to store them for up to 3 days!

           Spring Rolls With Mango Ginger Sauce

          Chop all of the veggies, roll, dunk and devour! 

          Spring Rolls With Mango Ginger Sauce

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          Have you made your own spring rolls? What do you stuff them with?

          Spring Rolls With Mango Ginger Sauce

          My new favorite cocktail is this light and refreshing Raspberry Gin Cocktail. We’re making our own simple syrup (and I promise, it’s super simple to prepare), made with no refined sugars for a delicious and guilt-free cocktail. Plus, it’s festive for Valentine’s Day! 

          Raspberry Gin Cocktail

          We’ve also spruced up the ice cubes by adding raspberries into them! So cute, so festive.

          Raspberry Gin Cocktail

          If you’re staying in for Valentine’s Day or are looking for the perfect drink to make before heading out to dinner, this light and flavorful cocktail is for you! 

          We’re heading out to for a little dinner date tonight, and starting off with one or two of these beauties.

          Raspberry Gin Cocktail

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          Raspberry Gin Cocktail

          This Orange Power Pasta with Cauliflower Alfredo is super creamy and simple to throw together. No one will be able to tell that the Alfredo sauce is made from CAULIFLOWER! Serve it with zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, or gluten-free pasta of choice for a great meatless dinner for any night of the week!

          Orange Power Pasta with Cauliflower Alfredo

          I am so excited  to share this recipe today from my friend Kelly of Nosh and Nourish‘s second cookbook, Superfood Weeknight Meals! This book is packed with tons of meals made in under 30 minutes! I’m loving all things cauliflower right now, so this alfredo was a must-make on my list! Up next are the Sriracha Cauliflower Tacos!

          Orange Power Pasta with Cauliflower Alfredo

          A bed of delicious roasted veggies on top of creamy pasta is a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your meal!

          Check out this creamy alfredo sauce, made without any cheese!

          Orange Power Pasta with Cauliflower Alfredo

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          Grab a copy of Kelly’s book here! Happy Cooking!

          Orange Power Pasta with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

          This Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Recipe is super simple to make and so delicious! Use as a condiment for your next taco night, or just about anywhere.

          roasted tomatillo salsa recipe with veggiesRoasted Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

          Tomatillos and cilantro are bursting out of my CSA, along with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and celery! It may sound complicated to make salsa verde but it couldn’t be simpler: broil up some tomatillos and blend with a few other ingredients. Serve it with all those farm fresh veggies for the ultimate appetizer, or use it to make a One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice dish, in some enchiladas or scooped up with some tortillas.

          Ingredients Needed

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          Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

          This beet slaw is a tangy and sweet side dish, with all of those farm fresh beets, scallions, and fresh mint! It pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or salmon, or as an addition to any leafy green salad.

          Beet Slaw

          Confession: I haven’t always been a huge beet fan.

          Lately though with all the beets from the CSA, and experimenting with my new juicer (beet juice is delicious), I’ve taken more of a liking to them! I wanted to throw these beets grated into some sort of a salad. It just seems more appealing grated to me. This slaw came about, since you know I love slaws, and it is packed with the most fabulous flavors.

          My garden is bursting with fresh mint, and my CSA is giving me TONS of beets and scallions. I’m throwing all of my favorite flavors together to make a farmer’s market slaw that everybody will love. It comes together quickly for any BBQ or weekend lunch or dinner.

          Beet Slaw

          Beet Slaw

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           Do you like beets? What is your favorite way to eat them?


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          Beet Slaw



          Prep Time 20 min

          Total Time 20 minutes



          Author: Lexi
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          Ingredients

          Directions

        • Using a grater, grate beets and ginger.
        • In a large bowl toss all ingredients together and mix well to combine.
        • Serve immediately or make ahead and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 6 hours until serving.
        • Recipe Notes

        • For vegan sub maple syrup for honey.

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          Beet Slaw

          These 4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles couldn’t be easier to make! And they have such a warm and unique flavor, and naturally separate in the freezer to make a really beautiful layered look! They’re also dairy-free, Paleo and vegan friendly.

          5 Chai Popsicles laying downEasy Chai Popsicles

          Summertime means it’s popsicle season! Are you a chai fan like I am? These 4-ingredient chai popsicles are creamy, flavorful, and the perfect summer cool down treat! Not much is better than cooling down outside with a delicious, creamy popsicle that’s packed with flavor while also having none of the added refined sugars that goes into conventional store-bought popsicles. Plus, it’s made with only FOUR ingredients, and is SO easy to make. 

          What is Chai spice?

          A chai spice is a blend of warm spices. The ingredients can vary but here is what I use in mine:

          For this recipe you’ll make a slightly larger amount of chia spice than you’ll need, but you can store the rest to use for various recipes that call for a Chai Spice blend. It will keep for up to a year in your cabinet, assuming the spices you are starting with are fresh.

          Chai spice blendHow to Make These Chai Popsicles

          It’s so simple to make these Chai spice popsicles. There is no cooking required at all. Simply: Blend, pour, freeze, devour. The popsicles will have a natural separation which will give you a total flavor experience with each bite! And they look so beautiful.

          Want to know more about making popsicles? Check out this guide on building your own popsicles HERE.

          Chai Popsicles slightly melting

          If you like this summertime dessert recipe, check out these others:

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          4-Ingredient Chai Popsicles

          Aside from these breakfast cookies being packed with awesome nutrients, they are also  easy to make and taste like banana bread. Yes, banana bread.

          Breakfast Cookies with Collagen Peptides

          Breakfast Cookies

          Before we get into the cookies, I have to tell you how excited I am about today’s post. I am teaming up with Vital Proteins to share with you this protein-packed, delicious recipe, but I want to tell you why I love Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides so much, and how I sneak it into my diet daily.

          My mom and I have been adding collagen into our diets for over a year and a half now and have been truly amazed at what we’ve seen. Let me tell you about her, first. My mom’s hair hasn’t stopped growing and is thicker than ever. Before she started using collagen protein daily, her doctor told her she might have to start taking medicine for Osteoporosis. At her next visit her doctor was stunned that she no longer had it! Now, I’m not saying collagen is the cure, but it was one of the only changes she made so she absolutely attributes it. 

           

          Easy Breakfast Cookies Cooling on Baking Sheet

          I love it as it’s wonderful for your skin, nails, and hair, and also for joint and gut health. Now, how do we sneak it into our daily routine (aside from breakfast cookies)? Through my coffee (yes it’s tasteless)!


          Paleo Breakfast Cookies Cut In Half

           

          Easy breezy. I just add a scoop into the mug, pour in the coffee, and it dissolves instantly with no taste. But, these cookies… what a treat! Loaded with protein, healthy fats, and some good carbs to make up the perfect fueling snack anytime of day.

          Make them nut-free

          Swap out almond flour for oat flour and omit nuts for your favorite add-ins!

          Breakfast Cookies

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          Breakfast Cookies

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          Breakfast Cookies


          Yields 12
          Prep Time 8 min
          Cook Time 15 min
          Total Time 23 minutes



          Author: Lexi
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          Ingredients

          Directions

        • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet or a plate with parchment paper.
        • In a bowl smash bananas until soft and mushy.
        • Add in almond flour, crushed nuts, shredded coconut, and collagen peptides and mix to combine.
        • Add in maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt and mix to incorporate.
        • Add in any add-ins as desired.
        • Scoop 12 cookies onto the baking sheet and bake for 15 to 17 minutes.
        • Let cool completely before serving.
        • Lasts for up to 1 week in the refrigerator or in an air-tight container on the counter, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
        • Recipe Notes

        • For these cookies I use the blue bottle of collagen peptides, not the green. The green is for gummies and other gelatin items.

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          In partnership with Vital Proteins. All opinions are always 100% my own.

          Breakfast Cookies

          Thanksgiving is on my mind! Now that it’s here next week, let’s discuss the menu. What are we serving with our turkey? It’s seriously a must for your dinner! This easy Cranberry Spice Relish aka the best ever cranberry sauce. It’s sweet and flavorful, the perfect dollop on top of your slices of turkey. Or if you’re like me, a nice big spoonful onto of the entire plate which turns into a big mix of everything in one bite.

          CranberrySpiceRelish2The Best Cranberry Relish (In Under 30 Minutes!)

          Other Thanksgiving Sides:

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          Cranberry Spice Relish



          Prep Time 5 min
          Cook Time 20 min
          Total Time 25 minutes



          Author: Lexi
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          Ingredients

          • 1 cup water
          • 1/2 cup maple sugar
          • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
          • 1 cup fresh cranberries
          • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
          • 1 cup golden raisins
          • 1 teaspoon- 1 tablespoon orange zest, for garnish

          Directions

          • Add maple sugar and water in a small pot, bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is dissolved.
          • Add in everything else except for orange zest and let boil for 20 minutes, or until all of the water has evaporated (stir occasionally so that the mixture does not burn on the bottom and sides of the pot).
          • Top with orange zest and enjoy!

          Recipe Notes

          • 1 cup

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          What’s on your Thanksgiving menu every single year?

          The Best Cranberry Relish (In Under 30 Minutes!)

          I realize I never gave you my weekend recap LAST weekend. We got back Monday night and the week just sort of caught right up with me. I mean really, where are these weeks going? FLYING BY. Well, now that another weekend has passed, why not go back in time and chat about the previous one, right? Right!

          We went to Toronto to visit Mike’s family and to celebrate his grandma (bubbie)’s 90th birthday. What a milestone! We had fun family dinners and a nice big brunch to celebrate 90 amazing years.

          We spent time with Mike’s cousins, and went to his cousin Zoe’s new home (congrats, you two)!  I love love love going to Toronto to visit! So many amazing people to see in always too short of an amount of time. Zoe’s new company, Schmooz, is all about connecting brands with social media, which is obviously right up my alley. Canada friends & brands— I highly recommend Schmooz for your business! While in Toronto we also got to spend some time with Davida from The Healthy Maven, who I’ve been great friends with since we met (e-met first, then met in real life later). I love love love spending time with her and her boyfriend, and the four of us just have the best time!

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          Now we’re back to this weekend and we laid low here in Boston! I hope you had an amazing weekend and I say we kickstart the day with a really really good GREEN SMOOTHIE.

          You guys, I LOVE this smoothie. I first tried a variation of it from my local Whole Foods and thought about it way too much for days after. Naturally I needed to make my own little version of it.

          Green Summer Smoothie

          Creamy.

          Packed with flavor.

          Tastes DELICIOUS (I promise).

          And Packed with nutrients to fuel your day.

          #Winning.

          Green Summer Smoothie

          Green Summer Smoothie

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          Green Summer Smoothie

          P.S. If you haven’t checked out the new FAQ page, I’ve answered tons of your questions that you’ve sent me via email, social media, or on the blog! 

          Happy Blending!

           

          Green Summer Smoothie

          This Bananas Foster Chia Pudding is the perfect make-ahead chia seed pudding recipe! It is a delicious egg-free breakfast option that everybody will love, and the Bananas Foster topping is one of my all-time favorites!

          Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

          Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

          Life sometimes gets busy. Right now, life for me is super super busy. Have you noticed I’ve been blogging less the past few weeks? Don’t worry, it’s about to pick back up! I’m finishing up the school year with my students, then off to embark on my new journey (you can read about that here). So, with the twenty million tasks I’ve set for myself in these busy few weeks, I’ve also set myself on a mission to make some delicious nutrient-packed snacks and breakfasts that have a fun twist to them

          Now, I’m currently all about exploring egg-free breakfasts. Not because I’m not eating eggs, but because sometimes you just want to switch things up a bit!

          Bananas Foster Chia Pudding ingredients

          This chia pudding is packed with omegas, nutrients, and potassium, while also throwing in the delicious flavors of decadent bananas foster. I seriously love bananas foster. All this is missing is the vanilla ice cream, but I promise you won’t miss it! When we were in Jamaica one of the desserts was a bananas foster bar which sparked my current obsession. It’s just so good!

          Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

          Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

          It’s as simple as throw it in a jar and leave it overnight. Then boom! It’s ready to devour. Love me some simple, healthy, and quick snacks!

          How to make chia pudding

          Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

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          Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

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          Bananas Foster Chia Pudding [Video]

          Happy Foodie Friday with American Express! I’ll often whip up some healthy fried plantains to go along with breakfast, Mexican night dinner, lunches, and so on. Whenever I make plantains and share photos on my Instagram page, I get asked over and over how exactly I make them!

          Let’s make today our little how-to day! Now go out and buy those plantains 🙂Easy & Healthy Fried Plantains

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          We eat fried plantains with eggs for breakfast, mexican night plates, or with beef barbacoa salads and bowls! They make for a perfect carb, especially when you’re craving a little something sweet.

          Beef Barbacao Bowls

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          Do you love plantains? What’s your favorite way to eat them?

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          Easy & Healthy Fried Plantains



          Prep Time 2 min
          Cook Time 8 min
          Total Time 10 minutes



          Author: Lexi
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          Directions

        • Cut plantains into desired pieces
        • Heat oil in your skillet until hot
        • Place cut plantains into the skillet
        • Flip after 4-5 minutes
        • Remove, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels, and pat
        • Add salt and cinnamon as desired
        • Recipe Notes

        • *yellow plantains are sweet where green plantains are not, they make tostones!

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          Easy & Healthy Fried Plantains

          Ever wonder how to make a healthy snack that’s low carb and packed with healthy fats? These easy avocado boats are a great and easy lunch or snack to make. These avocado boats are gluten-free, keto, and customizable with 5 different filling options! 

          The Benefits of Avocados

          Healthy Avocado Boats

          I want to talk about some serious brain food. AVOCADOS. Avocado is a super healthy fat. That’s right. By now you know I am all about healthy fats in my diet! I think we’re almost over the low-fat fad, right? Good! Avocados fill me up and are loaded with nutrition that I want daily.

          You are going to love these avocado boats. Craving a BLT? Got you covered. Want something refreshing? Tropical Salsa coming right at you! How about in the mood for breakfast food? Baked egg is calling your name. See where I’m going with this? Avocado heaven: five ways.

          Avocado BoatsAvocado boats: the easiest way to snack {for two people}. Cut an avocado in half, the long way. Remove the pit. Get creative and stuff with your favorite salad, cuisine, or an egg. WA-LA. A snack for two. One for you, and one for some lucky individual.

          If you like this avocado recipe, try these others:

          Avocado Boats

          Let’s break it down: Serves 2

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          Healthy Avocado Boats: 5 Ways

          Homemade Nutella… can I get a HUGE yes?! Hazelnuts are delicious. They contain health benefits and well, combined with good quality chocolate and good-for-you ingredients you essentially have a healthier version of the amazing Nutella. Only it tastes EVEN better. I promise.

          The Health Benefits of HazelnutsHomemade Paleo Nutella

          Chocolatey hazelnut flavor, spreadable, and amazing. Don’t forget a spoonful (or two) while it’s warm!

          Homemade Paleo Nutella in jar

          Want other chocolate recipes?

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          How to make Homemade Nutella

          Spread homemade Nutella on:

          Paleo Nutella recipe
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          What will YOU spread your homemade Nutella on? Do you have a favorite recipe using the classic spread?

          Homemade Nutella (Paleo)

          This 4-Ingredient Easy Blueberry Jam is thickened with chia seeds, lightly sweetened, and seriously delicious! It’s kid-approved and Paleo friendly.

          Blueberry jam with chia seeds in a jarEasy Blueberry Jam Recipe

          This month we’re celebrating Summer fun, and what better than to celebrate with a healthy kid-friendly chia seed jam that can be topped or spread on everything! Ice cream, crepes, oatmeal, muffins, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, toast, or even have a spoonful plain! Blueberries are a superfood that I simply cannot get enough of. When they are back in season I stock up weekly and when they’re just about to go out of season, I freeze a bunch for smoothies and muffins!

          Say goodbye to store-bought jam loaded with preservatives and sugars. This jam is free of refined sugars and such a fabulous healthy alternative to traditional jam. You are going to be amazed at just how quickly it comes together and how thick it gets! I give the credit to the chia seeds, a super healthy seed used as the thickener!

          Ingredients Needed For Blueberry Chia Jam:

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          Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

          Yes! Chia seeds are a Paleo-friendly and nutrient-dense. They’re easy to digest and can even aid in digestion by helping this move along! They are also contain omega-3’s which means they’re not only good for your body but also good for your brain!

          Can you make jam without pectin?

          Absolutely! The chia seeds thicken this jam wonderfully by absorbing a lot of the liquid of the strawberries without having to cook the mixture for hours. As the directions state, we recommend cooking it a bit to get the correct desired consistency, and then after cooking the chia seeds will continue to absorb liquid to thicken up the jam.

          how to make blueberry jam

          How long will this Blueberry Jam last?

          Store in a mason jar for up to 10 days in the refrigerator!

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          Easy Blueberry Jam


          Yields 2
          Prep Time 5 min
          Cook Time 15 min
          Total Time 20 minutes



          Author: Lexi
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          Ingredients

          • 2 cups fresh organic blueberries
          • 2 tablespoons raw honey
          • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
          • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

          Directions

          • 1. Coat blueberries with raw honey
          • 2. Transfer coated blueberries to a pot and add lemon juice
          • 3. Heat over medium/low heat until blueberries are soft and bubbling (5 minutes)
          • 4. Lightly smash blueberries and reduce heat slightly
          • 5. Add in chia seeds and mix to combine
          • 6. Bring heat back to medium/low and let bubble (but not burn) until jam thickens (another 5 or so minutes)
          • 7. Turn heat off and let cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to jars
          • 8. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks

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          Easy Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds

          I have made Chia Pudding before, which I really really loved. It is super healthy, packed with nutrients, and the flavor options are endless. The thing is, it really isn’t the consistency or texture of actual pudding, so a slight change needed to happen (for me), and it only took one additional step to get it there!

          TUESDAY TREAT from Lexiscleankitchen.com

          I call this Espresso Chocolate Chip based on the ingredients, but to me it tastes more like Cookies ‘N Cream. Really really good, Cookies ‘N Cream. I wouldn’t except strong coffee/espresso flavor here, unless you add more into it. Except a cross between the two!  

          I love this as a mid-day snack, a dessert, or even a post-workout treat because it uses my favorite protein powder, SFH, to make it a complete good-for-you package. The texture of thick pudding, loaded with delicious flavor, protein, and nutrients! #win

          Paleo Chocolate Chip Espresso Pudding
          Paleo Chocolate Chip Espresso Pudding

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          Paleo Chocolate Chip Espresso Pudding Paleo Chocolate Chip Espresso PuddingPaleo Chocolate Chip Espresso PuddingWhat is your all-time favorite pudding flavor? Do you like it simple or creative?

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          Espresso Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding





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          Author: Lexi
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          Ingredients

          Directions

        • 1. Combine all ingredients (except for the chocolate chips/cacao nibs) in a bowl and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes
        • 2. Transfer mixture to high-speed food processor, add in 1/2 the cacao nibs/chopped chocolate (or more as desired), and blend until smooth
        • 3. Add in additional cacao nibs or chopped chocolate chips
        • 4. Garnish as desired and serve
        • Recipe Notes

          1. - I have made this a few times, I do not like it with flavored protein powder
          2. - For sweeter pudding, add additional maple syrup
          3. - To make vegan, use a vegan protein
          4. Servings: 2
          5. Amount Per Serving: 1
          6. Calories: 215
          7. Fat: 7g
          8. Carbs: 15.8g
          9. Protein: 19g

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          Paleo Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding

          Warming hearts, one bowl at a time. At least that’s how it is for me. I love soup of all kinds, especially hearty and healthy ones that use your favorite seasonal vegetables. This Rustic Vegetable Tomato Soup is a hit! Packed with flavor and perfect for that cool winter night. If you’re experiencing the cold that we are here in Boston this week, you can relate!

          Find my Healthy Holiday Recipes Series and so much more on American Express’ Tumblr!

          Rustic Vegetable Tomato Soup

           

          Rustic Vegetable Tomato Soup 

          Rustic Tomato Soup

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           What is your favorite soup?

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          Rustic Vegetable Tomato Soup



          Prep Time 10 min
          Cook Time 45 min
          Total Time 55 minutes



          Author: Lexi
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          Ingredients

          Directions

        • Chop all vegetables and set aside
        • Heat olive oil in a large pot.
        • Saute garlic, onions, carrots, purple potatoes, and celery for 8-10 minutes, stirring often until onion is translucent and potatoes have softened.
        • Add in green beans, zucchini, mushrooms, and cauliflower. Let cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring often until translucent. Add 2 teaspoons of water if the bottom of the pan starts to brown.
        • Add in 3 cups of broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices.
        • Bring soup to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer for 45 minutes.
        • Taste and adjust spices as desired.
        • Recipe Notes

        • This recipe was updated on January 19th, 2017

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