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Dark Chocolate Cashew Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Cashew Ice Cream

Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day, as declared by President Reagan in 1984.  Even though the “holiday” is older than me, I had never known of its existence!  But I must admit, I was pretty excited when I pulled up my Today.com page to check the morning news and learned of the special frosty treat…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Are you ready for this new Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding?  I’ve been enjoying chia seed pudding for a while now.  I had been using chia seeds sparingly in dessert recipes prior to that.  I was a little skeptical over using them as a main ingredient in a dish.  If you haven’t used them before,…

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Leek, Asparagus & Herb Soup

Leek, Asparagus & Herb Soup

This Leek Asparagus and Herb Soup is the perfect fresh lunch or dinner for spring!  It is a Core Plan meal, because it uses potatoes.  To make it Advanced Plan, replace the potato with cauliflower or white beans.  The soup will still be delicious! Leek, Asparagus & Herb Soup Makes About 6 Servings  1 Tbsp…

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Questions Answered: Pecan Pie

Questions Answered: Pecan Pie

I had the request for Pecan Pie from Melanie on my facebook page: “I grew up on an awesome tasting Pecan Pie, but unfortunately it calls for both dark Karo syrup and Light Karo syrup.  What would I substitute instead for the same flavor and texture?  I make this a lot at Thanksgiving and Christmas,…

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Questions Answered: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Questions Answered: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Kristin commented on my Chai Tea Latte recipe asking for one of the most amazing fall drinks ever – the Pumpkin Spice Latte! “I just started working for a Maximized Living doctor and am doing the Advance Plan.  Have you ever made a Pumpkin Latte that fits the plan?”  – Kristin My answer is no,…

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Green Green Smoothie

Green Green Smoothie

Smoothies are always fun to create. It’s especially fun to make green smoothies, hiding the sometimes bitter and pure vegetable flavors in a refreshing glass of energy. Feel free to twist around my Green Green Smoothie below. I throw in usually whatever we have on hand. Kale instead of spinach, a frozen cucumber or fresh…

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Almond Joy Ice Cream

Almond Joy Ice Cream

Okay, you can’t pass this recipe up.  This ice cream reminds me of an Almond Joy bar…all the flavors are there, but hey, it’s Advanced Plan!  :) Almond Joy Ice Cream Makes 6 Servings 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 cup full-fat coconut milk 3 free-range egg yolks 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder 1/2 tsp pure…

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Raz-Apple Smoothie

Raz-Apple Smoothie

A tasty tart and tangy smoothie! Raz-Apple Smoothie Makes 1 Serving 1/3 cup organic unsweetened coconut water or almond milk 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, chopped, frozen 1/3 cup organic raspberries, frozen 1/4 cup full-fat organic Greek yogurt or coconut milk 8 drops pure liquid stevia 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder Ice (optional)…

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Coconut Dream Cake

Coconut Dream Cake

This cake is for the coconut lover (aka my hubby)!  I’ve titled it as Coconut Dream Cake as it’s got a dreamy like texture to it, almost a custard-like cake if you will.  Yummmo!  Crushed macadamia nuts only add to the dreamy flavor.  For our second serving, we dolloped on a spoonful of my Coconut…

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Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing

Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing

This turned out to be quite the yummy experiment, so had to share!  Usually you’ll find the cucumbers under the dressing, but in this case they ARE the dressing! Cucumber Salad Dressing Makes 1 1/2 cups 2 cucumbers, chopped 1 cup Healing Cuisine Mayonnaise OR full-fat Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp…

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