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DARK CHOCOLATE HIPPIE MOM RAW BARS

hippie kitchen treats Jun 16, 2020

I really couldn’t think of a better name for these bars that were created in my kitchen. So Hippie Mom Raw Bars it is!

These raw ingredients are nutrient dense, high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats and proteins, and satisfy that sweet tooth with flavor and fullness. Boom.

I made these last week and brought them to a yoga retreat in Sedona… they were a huge hit and many of the amazing women asked for the recipe. I promised to share… but I normally just throw things together and hope whatever I’m creating turns out delicious… not all creations do but these did. #win

This time, I documented the recipe and here it is!! The kids and husband devour them so I have to keep a stash in the fridge for me! Don’t tell.

Let’s do this:

Base Ingredients:
1 cup organic almonds butter (or other nut or seed butter)
1 cup organic raw pecans, cashews, or walnuts
12 dates (pitted)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/8 cup hemp seeds
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SALMON SALAD

I rarely post recipes as everything I make is just intuitively thrown together. BUT so many people who I’ve fed this dish to LOVE it so I did my work and measured it all out!

The thing is this salad is so delicious and nourishing. Full of good fats, proteins, and yummy-ness this is a common dish we have at the Wells household.

Wild-caught salmon is so nourishing AND satiating! One of the most wonderful things it contains is anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids which are PARAMOUNT to good health! Check out this article – 17 Science-Based Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids!

Do you know what else I love about this concoction? You can add SO many nourishing and nutrient-dense herbs! Not only do herbs provide incredible flavors but are packed with SO many health benefits… it’s not even funny.

The herbs I love to use are:

#1 DILL! Dill is a good source of vitamin C (awesome antioxidant), fiber (vital for your gut!), folate (your cells need it to divide and...

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TOP 6 DETOXIFYING FOODS

Uncategorized Jun 15, 2020

This is a section of my 14 Day Clean Eating Detox Program where we use foods to heal the body, gut, and brain. The following whole, nutrient-dense, and real foods support our body’s detoxification process. I always work to incorporate one or many of these foods daily.

Our body’s need us to advocate for them! No one else will do it for them.

The following are the top detoxifying foods we can incorporate into our daily diet!

  • Beets
  • Broccoli sprouts (and other Sulforaphane Veggies)
  • Dark Green & Red leafy veggies
  • Lemons
  • Garlic
  • Green tea

BEETS

Beets contain a group of phytonutrients called betalains that support detoxification through an important phase 2 detox liver. Beets support the liver’s efforts ridding our body of are body doesn’t need! So eat these beautiful root veggies as much as you can during this cleanse.

The recipe I highly recommend incorporating into your diet is this Love Your Liver Salad! I make a huge batch on the weekend...

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HEALTHY HOMEMADE BANANA BREAD (GLUTEN FREE)

bread hippie kitchen treats Jun 15, 2020

I’m all about finding healthy recipes and making them even healthier! I’ve been using this recipe, adapted from Kookies and Cate, for a few years now.

I make it my own by using sprouted flours and adding seeds like chia and hemp to up the nutritiousness! Lately I’ve been using the Paleo flour by Bob’s Red Mill. It’s gluten free and works SO well in baking!

I love making this on the weekends and sometimes if the boys are up, they’ll help me… the smell is AMAZING and it pairs perfectly with my adaptogen coffee (recipe coming soon!).

When it’s done, we rejoice and indulge in yumminess. Okay, enough talk… Let’s do this:

HEALTHY HOMEMADE BANANA BREAD:

INGREDIENTS

  • cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 pasture raised eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 ½ medium or 2 large bananas)
  • 1/2 cup milk nut milk (I use homemade cashew milk… here is a recipe to make your own)
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CLASSIC HOMEMADE HUMMUS

I’m all about dips. You make a big batch and there they are waiting to be eaten when you’re starving… they last for days in the fridge and when you make them with real, whole, nourishing ingredients… they can help you stay on track. It’s all about prepping and preparing my friends.

This classic homemade hummus recipe is one I’ve been using for years! Super easy, really yummy, and nourishing. Boom.

Let’s do this:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups cooked garbanzo beans (I LOVE Eden foods option)
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean liquid (use the water after cooking or the liquid in the can).
  • 1/4 cup high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Sea salt to taste (I like a lot)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Drain garbanzo beans (save liquid!)
  2. Put ALL ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender.
  3. Blend until it forms a creamy texture.
  4. Store in an air-tight glass container in refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy!

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GUT HEALTHY POTATO SALAD

hippie kitchen salads Jun 15, 2020

My inspiration in life is to make delicious comfort food as healthy as possible. I mean, I don’t want to live my life not enjoying the fullness of food! It’s a gift to source, create, and consume food! I see it as an act of love, to myself, my family, and my friends.

Take this potato salad for example. When you cook and cool potatoes they transform into resistant starch. This creates less stress on blood sugar! Resistant starch is not digested in the small intestine, so it won’t raise glucose. Our guts need to be fed and resistant starch ferments in the large intestine feeding our good bacteria in the gut. Just this process of cooking and cooling potatoes has a HUGE impact on how our bodies respond to the potatoes. Isn’t that fascinating? I think so.

If you want to learn more about resistant starch and other foods that feed our healthy gut bacteria, click here!

So the trick to making healthier potato salad, is to cook the potatoes in advance. I like to cool...

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HOMEMADE AND GUT HEALING JELLO

Remember those jello packages we used to make with our moms?

Strawberry Jello contains: (SugarGelatin, Adipic Acid (For Tartness), Contains Less Than 2% Of Artificial Flavor, Disodium Phosphate And SodiumCitrate (Control Acidity), Fumaric Acid (For Tartness), Red 40.)

Full of artificial sweeteners and chemicals, this shit should be banned and NEVER allowed to be fed to kid. Luckily this nourishing gummy / jello recipe is not only healthy, provides lots of protein, antioxidants, and minerals… it doesn’t contain all that SHIT!!!

The ingredient that creates the mixture to “gel” is gelatin, which has a plethora of health benefits:

    • Improves Gut Health and Digestion.
    • Protects Joints and Lowers Joint Pain.
    • Helps Improve Sleep Quality.
    • Lifts Your Mood and Improves Cognitive Abilities
    • Improves Skin Health
    • Helps Maintain Heart Health
    • Maintains Strong Bones
    • Helps You Feel Full

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MY BODY IMAGE STORY

Uncategorized Jun 12, 2020

Instead of talking about the virus going around, let’s talk small boobs, shall we?

This post and picture are NOT in my comfort zone, like clean and conscious eating are… but I think this is an important message and story to share as so many women (and men too!) suffer from body image issues.

I have lived most of my life wishing I had another body. A body with bigger boobs, a smaller nose, a more symmetrical face… you know, I dreamed of metamorphosing into one of the models and movie stars that I glorified and compared myself to daily. Every ounce of information I received growing up reinforced how imperfect I was. I remember reading Style and Teen Magazine in high school and every time I put it down, I’d feel sick. I needed to work out, diet, and buy new clothes.

Born with small breasts, I was always stuffing my bras, as young as I could remember. I would buy them with as much padding as possible. One time a guy I was dating even told me that I was...

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BEET, APPLE, FENNEL SALAD

The liver is the most important detoxification organ in our body! It works DAY and NIGHT to take care of us, so it’s paramount we take care of it!

This salad is created with nourishing plants that support the liver and other organs that work in tandem with it. The star ingredient in this salad is beets and beet greens. High in betalains, beets helps reduce inflammation, protect against oxidative stress and can help reduce risk of liver damage. They are also a wonderful source of fiber and vitamin C, which naturally cleanse the digestive system.

Also, I love using cold pressed flaxseed oil as it is high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids (essential to life), can help help improve gut and skin health. I add it to all my homemade salad dressings and smoothies!

Okay let’s do this!

Ingredients:

1 large beet, grated

1/2 apple, grated

1/2 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced

1 cup beet greens, finely chopped

Juice from 2 whole lemons

3-4 Tbsp of organic, cold-pressed flaxseed oil

Directions:

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CILANTRO-INFUSED GUACAMOLE

Thank God we aren’t scared of healthy fats anymore! Fats are VITAL to our health as EVERY CELL MEMBRANE is made of fat (about 50%!)! Many of us consume low quality fats like processed vegetable oils, which are highly oxidized and extremely unhealthy. How do you think our cells feel about that? Huh?

Avocados present us with so much goodness. Fat, fiber, and protein! This is why guacamole could literally be a meal! Adding lots of cilantro just ups this snack, or meal, to provide your body with more antioxidants and actually assists the body in it’s detoxifying efforts. Thus, adding these two nutrient dense foods together is… well brilliant.

P.S. Note this recipe contains raw garlic

Let’s do this.

CILANTRO-INFUSED GUACAMOLE: 

  • Ingredients: 
    • 2 ripe avocados
    • Juice from one lime
    • 1/8 cup minced red onion 
    • 1/2 cup Chopped cilantro (optional)
    • 1/4 diced red tomatoes
    • 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, diced or pressed. (you can substitute 1 tsp of garlic...
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