Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Smoothie

 
anti-inflammatory turmeric 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.

 

 
anti-inflammatory turmeric golden milk smoothie 2
 

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!

 
cranberry mule
 

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.

French Onion Soup Sliders with 'Au Jus' Dipping Sauce

Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


I've been loving hummus lately. I've mostly be using it as a snack with peppers and carrots so I was excited for this contest to try using it more creative ways. Sabra has a ton of different flavors, all of which are absolutely delicious. This recipe uses the caramelized onion flavor which is probably one of my favorites.

The dipping sauce mimics French Onion Soup broth and adds the perfect amount of moisture and salt. Technically 'au jus' is a sauce made with meat drippings, but I much prefer simple recipes so this recipe simply uses store-bought beef broth.

 
french onion soup burgers
 

These sliders are seriously delicious. They work great as sliders for a smaller meal or appetizer or as burgers for something a littler bigger. The Sabra Caramelized Onion Hummus is absolutely amazing and complements the burger so nicely.

 
caramelized onion burgers
 

Yield: 6 sliders (or 4 burgers)

Ingredients:

hummus burgers

Caramelized Onions:
1 onion, sliced thinly
1.5 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1 tsp brown sugar
1/4 cup low sodium beef broth

Burgers:
1 lb grass fed ground beef
1/4 cup Sabra Caramelized Onion Hummus

Au Jus Dipping Sauce:
3 cups low sodium beef broth
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
2.5 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup sherry

Toppings:
6 small burger buns for sliders (or cut regular sized buns in half)
4 oz gruyere cheese, sliced thinly
6 Tbsp Sabra Caramelized Onion Hummus
lettuce or other toppings of choice
caramelized onions and au jus dipping sauce from above

Directions:

Caramelized Onions:

1. Heat a medium sized non stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, butter, thyme, and brown sugar. After 15 minutes, add 1/4 cup beef broth to help prevent sticking. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until soft in texture and golden in color.

Burgers:

2. While the onions are cooking, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef with 1/4 cup hummus. Mix with your hands.

4. Shape the beef mixture into 6 small, 2-inch wide patties. Place on baking sheet.

5. Bake for 8 minutes then flip to the other side.

6. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cooked through or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. With about 2 minutes left, add a slice of cheese to each burger.

Au Jus Dipping Sauce:

7. While the burgers are cooking, heat the beef broth in a medium sized pot over medium-high heat.

8. Add the soy sauce, garlic powder, and sherry. Add the flour 1/2 Tbsp at a time and whisk until combined.

9. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium-low to keep warm until serving.

Serve:

10. When the onions, burgers, and sauce are ready, compile the sliders with hummus on either side of each bun, caramelized onions, and any other toppings you choose. Pour dipping sauce in small serving dishes to dip burgers in. Enjoy!

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