Tarts and Quiches
Fruit Platters, Puddings and Breakfast Bars
Blueberry Pie Chia Pudding
Another fun way to eat and enjoy this super food Chia Seeds! This is a great breakfast full of goodness to get your day started!
Peanut Butter and Apple Toast
This recipe comes from the classic PB&J that everyone knows and loves! Instead of jam though, I use fresh apple slices for a crisp and refreshing contrast to the creamy peanut butter! Great for a breakfast, lunch sandwich or a post workout snack!
Raw Carrot and Beet Smoothie
The raw veggies here are super refreshing! With the addition of a little flax seed this smoothie is the energy you need! For best results you will need a very powerful blender to be able to pulverize the carrots and beets completely – either a Ninja or a Vitamix will work.
Carrot Mango Ginger Smoothie
This is a really flavorful smoothie to give your body a boost in the morning. If you need to add a little sweetness you can add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, but I enjoyed the smoothie just as is! For best results you will need a very powerful blender to be able to pulverize the carrots completely – either a Ninja or a Vitamix will work.
Kale Mango and Tofu Smoothie
I like the addition of soft tofu in this smoothie as it not only adds protein, but it also adds a super rich creaminess to the drink!
Chia, Spinach and Cucumber Smoothie
This is a really energizing smoothie to get your day started! With all the power from the spinach and chia seeds and super hydration from the cucumbers – you are set for whatever the day ahead brings you!
Berry Spinach Chia Smoothie
This is a great smoothie to hide the greens! The berries cover up the spinach in both color and flavor! A little added chia seeds also helps boost the nutrition here!
Kale and Green Tea Smoothie
Green tea acts as a great calorie free liquid to smooth out the kale in this deliciously healthy get up and go smoothie! It’s a great use for leftover green tea, or if you would like to steep it specifically for this smoothie, just let it cool in the fridge for a couple of hours before blending.
Chia Banana-Pumpkin Seed Pudding
Another fun way to eat and enjoy this super food Chia Seeds! I love to eat this as a breakfast to give me energy for the day! The bananas add a sweet creaminess while the pumpkin seeds add a little crunch to this comforting bowl. I find a mason jar is the best tool for this since you can prepare, shake and store all in one! I like to prepare this at night so that I can just grab it in the morning. You can also prepare several of them at once, they will last up to a week in the fridge in your mason jar.
This is an exquisite way to enjoy a pomegranate! The rosewater brings out the natural flowery taste of the pomegranate! It is even better the next day, so feel free to prepare it in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Creamy Avocado & Cucumber Smoothie
Wow! This is one of the best smoothies I have ever had! The avocado makes it lusciously creamy while the cucumber adds bursts of refreshment!
Start your day off right with this deliciously refreshing smoothie!
Roasted Beet and Pineapple Smoothie
This smoothie is a great way to use leftover roasted beets, but of course you can make them fresh for this recipe! The smoothie has such a beautiful flavor and natural sweetness from the beets and pineapple – you don’t need to add any sugar.
Decadently Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread
This Banana Bread tastes so incredibly decadent that you will never believe it is actually pretty healthy! With whole wheat flour, lots of fresh banana and flax seeds you won’t feel guilty serving chocolate cake for breakfast!
Creamy Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
The secret ingredient in this smoothie is silken tofu! This adds a really nice creaminess without needing dairy products. I added some maple syrup to this smoothie, because the kiwis are a bit tart – but if you like it that way, leave it out.
Mini Fig and Apple Tarte Tatin
Tarte Tatin is a French dessert where the fruit is cooked underneath the pastry, in order to serve it is flipped over. In this version I use fresh figs which caramelize beautifully! Muffin tins are used here to create individual tarts. You can serve them for dessert or even as a first course for a formal brunch. : if you are preparing these deserts in advance, prepare steps 1-4 up to the day before. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Just before serving complete steps 5 and 6 (if it has been refrigerated – it should cook for 20-25 minutes instead).This recipe will give you 12 tarts.
Deconstructed Apple-Berry Strudel
This desert is a cross between a pie and a strudel. One day I opened up a package of filo dough and realized that all the sheets were torn. Instead of getting upset that I couldn’t use it for a traditional strudel I came up with this recipe!You could make this strudel a few hours in advance. Just before serving put it back in the oven for 5 minutes.
Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant Tart
Such an impressive looking tart and delicious too! This tart can be served warm or at room temperature.
These turnovers are absolutely delicious especially when hot out of the oven. You can prepare them in advance; keep frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months. When you want to serve them, allow to defrost on the counter for at least 30 minutes. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375 to heat up. This recipe makes 24 turnovers.
Fresh basil and strawberries are just such a beautiful and refreshing combination in this delicious breakfast drink!