Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Smoothie

 
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
1 banana
1 cup frozen cauliflower
1/2 tsp turmeric
Dash of black pepper
Dash of cinnamon
1 Tbsp whole-milled flaxseed (I like Manitoba Milling Co.)
1 scoop collagen peptides (I like Further Food - save 5% off with this link! -if you use another brand or a protein powder instead, this is equivalent to 8 grams or a rounded tablespoon)

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender (I love my Vitamix!) and blend until smooth.

2. Serve in a glass or bowl or store it in a mason jar for later. Enjoy!

 

Note: If you prefer your smoothies ice cold, you could use a frozen banana instead.

 

 
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Cape Cod Cranberry Kombucha Mule

Disclosure: This recipe was made for a recipe contest sponsored by Cape Cod Select Cranberries. All opinions are my own, I never feature a brand that I don't love!

 
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Having grown up spending my summers on Cape Cod, I was pretty excited to connect with this brand. I was even more excited to find out that I can find them all the way out in Montana.

Cape Cod Select cranberries are fresh from the bog and frozen without preservatives, making a high quality product you can get all year. Plus they're a women-owned family business (4th generation!) and they power their facilities primarily with solar power! It may just be me but I find that this brand of cranberries tastes a bit less tart than other varieties and I absolutely love them! If I can find them in the middle of nowhere Montana, you can probably find them near you too, just take a look here. If by chance, you can't find Cape Cod Select at a store near you, you can order their frozen cranberries online here.

Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and Vitamin C. Paired with the probiotics in the ginger kombucha, this healthier alternative is the perfect, refreshing summer beverage. 

Traditional Moscow Mules are pretty high in sugar. 1 can of ginger beer can have almost as much sugar as a can of coke. This recipe replaces the traditional ginger beer in a Moscow Mule for a lower sugar, probiotic rich ginger kombucha, and it is absolutely delicious. Enjoy!


Ingredients:

cranberry moscow mule

1/4 cup Cape Cod Select Cranberries
1/3 cup ginger kombucha
1.5 oz (1 shot) vodka
1/2 of a small lime, juiced
1/2 tsp honey

 

Directions:

1. Place cranberries in an 8oz rocks glass and muddle with a muddler. (If the cranberries are too hard to mash, place in the microwave for just 15 seconds to soften enough to mash).

2. Add ice to the rim of the glass.

3. Add vodka, kombucha, and honey. 

4. Stir and enjoy!

Note: You can omit the vodka and add extra kombucha for an equally delicious non-alcoholic summer beverage.

Find out where you can buy Cape Cod Select frozen cranberries here or order online here.

White Bean & Artichoke Hummus

Guest post by Joey Bruno of ThriveCuisine.com.

 
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This white bean and artichoke hummus is perfect for a quick weekday lunch, snack, or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer and takes only a few minutes to prepare.


It is great for…

  • Spreading on bread or pita
  • Dipping celery, carrot sticks, or other veggies
  • Using on a sandwich as a more nutrient-dense alternative to mayo.

I often double or triple this recipe to prep for a few days. If you are making multiple batches I would suggest using a blender or food processor. Both countertop and handheld blenders work great. You can see my reviews and recommendations for countertop blenders here and handheld blenders here. For a single batch, you can use a potato masher or fork and leave extra chunks if you would like.

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Ingredients

1 16 oz can white beans (Cannellini or great northern), drained and rinsed
Juice from ½ of a lemon
1 clove of garlic (roasted if you'd like)
1 16 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained
1 Tbsp tahini (optional)
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)*
Salt and pepper to taste

*Note: Nutritional yeast is often used as a vegan alternative to cheese and is a good source of vitamin B12 (good for energy and brain function!). You can often substitute nutritional yeast with parmesan cheese.

 

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except artichoke hearts in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth, leaving some chunks for texture if you would like.
  3. Add the artichoke hearts and pulse just a few times. This will ensure that they have some texture and won’t get liquified.

*Note: If you’re using a hand blender or potato masher, simply add all the ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl and mash to your desired consistency. It will take a bit more elbow grease and will be less smooth than your typical hummus but is just as delicious.

 

About the guest blogger:

Joey has a passion for making healthy and simple plant-based meals taste good. He also has an obsession with dips, smoothie bowls, and "nice cream". In his free time, he likes writing for ThriveCuisine.com, playing hockey, and practicing martial arts.