Whether you’re celebrating the first day of Hanukkah, preparing for the upcoming rush of Christmas treats, or simply looking for a delicious and nutritious dessert or snack, this no-bake pie should be on your list. Dates provide sweetness and are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Cashews also contribute sweetness, along with healthy fat and protein. Enjoy this sweet treat, guilt-free!
This salad is a perfect side dish, and would be a highlight at your Thanksgiving feast. Bitter greens, like the ones found in this salad, are an amazing addition to your meals. They're teeming with nutrition, packed with fiber, and they help kickstart the digestive process. Most of us don’t eat enough bitter foods, so we miss out on their many benefits. Best of all, their taste is balanced by the sweetness of apple and beet. We hope you enjoy this beautiful and tasty way to include more bitter foods in your diet.
"You just can't get all the phytonutrients you need to thrive without eating lots of colorful fruits and veggies."
- Alejandro Junger, M.D.
Every once in awhile, I like to give the community a recipe that might not fall into the Gut or Cleanse guidelines; a treat. Something to enjoy post cleanse when you're still trying to incorporate many of the principle of Clean but might be a bit more lenient on ingredients. This cake, which I discovered on one of my favourite food and photography blogs, Roost, contains eggs (lots of them!) but even for those who may have a sensitivity to eggs, like myself, I find that when they're in something baked, they're fine. And of course, as we've mentioned before, the higher quality (pastured, local) eggs you use, the better they are for you. The large number of eggs is why the fiber rich coconut flour works so well here.
This is a recipe for nut cheese, soft and creamy, made two ways.
Macadamia nuts are easy to find and high in healthy saturated fat which helps speed up metabolism. Marcona almonds are high in protein and we use them for this recipe because they come already peeled. Pine nuts and cashews would work as well.
You could also use regular almonds, but if you want them skinless (which is recommended for this recipe), it's a pretty involved project, so we'd suggest finding already peeled nuts for this versatile and delicious "cheese". Check out the serving suggestions below and enjoy!
A review from Clean Team Member Kaya on her favorite LA restaurant. If you're a SoCal local, check it out and if you're planning a visit, be sure to put it on your list!