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Healthy Summertime BBQ Recipes!

Holidays are often the most difficult time to uphold healthy eating habits – especially during the summer! This 4th of July is bound to be filled with All-American favorites, classic picnic dishes and deep-fried-everything… Tempting? We know. Resist the temptation with these delicious alternatives! Here are a few of our favorite summertime recipes, with a healthy twist!

 
Get Your Drink On With Superberry Lemonade!

Superberry Lemonade

 There’s nothing better than a fresh glass of cool, sweet lemonade on a hot day. Leave the 2% Juice concentrate and refined white sugars behind – check out this amazing Superberry Lemonade with an antioxidant boost! Perfect for the entire family!

  • 32 oz. Pure Water
  • 5 Organic Meyer Lemons, Juiced (Plus 1 sliced for garnish!)
  • 1 oz. Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar (Or Coconut Palm Nectar!)
  • 4 Organic Strawberries, Sliced
  • ¼ Cup Organic Blueberries
  • ¼ Cup Organic Raspberries
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Goji Berries
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Mulberries
Combine sweetener of your choice with water and lemon juice, add fresh fruit and refrigerate overnight – serve over ice and enjoy! Don’t know what to do with the leftover fruit? Combine the sliced fruit with Coconut Water, pour into popsicle molds & freeze for the kids!
 

 
Grill Up Some American Favorites!
Not every barbeque is created equal! Here are some of our favorite gluten free, dairy free, soy free & fully vegan burger alternatives!

Portobello Burger

Portobello Burger

Serves 4

  • 3 large Portobello mushrooms (wash them well!)
  • 2 tbsp Gold Mine Tamari
  • 1 tbsp Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar
  • 1 ½ tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sunfood Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 cup Sunfood Organic Pumpkin Seeds
  • ½ cup Organic Carrot (Chopped – Pulp works best)
  • ½ cup Organic Celery (Chopped – Pulp works best)
  • 2 tsp Organic Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Organic Dill
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
  • ½ Small Sweet Yellow Onion (Minced)

 

In a bowl, combine tamari, agave, vinegar and salt. Mince the washed mushrooms and fold into the mixture. Set into refrigerator for 1-2 hours. In a food processor, grind pumpkin seeds until smooth. Combine mushroom mixture into pumpkin seeds and process until very smooth (little to no texture). If overly pasty, add teaspoons of water until smooth. With a wooden spoon, fold carrot, celery, garlic, onion and herbs into the mixture. Shape into patties and dehydrate or bake.
 
Dehydrator: Set temperature to 115 for 2 hours. Check to see if browned, then flip for remaining 2 hours. If desired consistency is not reached, continue to dehydrate/flip.
 
Oven: Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20minutes, flip and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes. Serve over greens, on a bun or chop up into salad!

Double-Double Pistachio Burger

Double-Double Pistachio Burger
  • 1 cup pistachios, shelled and soaked for 2 hours
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup lentil sprouts
  • ½ cup cilantro, fresh
  • ½ tsp Kalahari salt
First, make the burgers. In a food processor, add ingredients for burger except for cilantro. Process until well incorporated. Pulse in fresh cilantro. Form into patties and place on dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate overnight (approximately 12 hours).  
 

I’ll Take Some Superfoods On The Side!

So many options, so little nutrients! Don’t be bombarded with fried preservative filled foods and barbequed GMO’s. We like our sides fresh, don’t you? Here are some delicious creations from our in-house chef!

 
Tropical Slaw-Style Salad

Tropical Slaw-Style Salad
  • 2 Cups Organic Red Cabbage (Shredded)
  • 1 Cup Organic Carrots (Shredded)
  • 2 Cups Organic Brussel Sprouts (Chopped)
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Chia Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Hemp Seeds
  • 2 Organic Green Onions (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup (Plus ¼ Cup) Organic Pineapple (Diced)
  • 2 tsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Organic Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Sunfood Organic Maca Powder
  • 2 tsp Sunfood Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar (Coconut Palm Nectar works well too!)
  • 1 Clove Organic Garlic
Combine cabbage, carrots, brussel sprouts, chia & hemp in a large bowl, set aside. In a blender, combine 1 cup of pineapple, coconut milk, maca powder, salt & pepper, vinegar, agave and garlic. Blend until smooth. Pour combination over vegetables and add additional diced pineapple. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is best!) before serving.

 
Cucumber & Herb “Salsa”

Cucumber & Herb Salsa
  • 2 Organic Cucumbers (Diced)
  • 1 Medium Organic Red Onion (Sliced thin)
  • 1 Medium Organic Heirloom Tomato (Diced)
  • 1 Large Organic Avocado (Diced)
  • 1 Clove Organic Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 tbsp Organic Dill (Chopped – Coarse)
  • 2 tbsp Organic Cilantro (Chopped – Fine)
  • 2 tbsp Organic Rice Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Botija Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Organic Serrano Pepper (Minced)
  • 1 Medium Organic Meyer Lemon (Jucied)
  • 1 Medium Organic Lime (Juiced)
  • 2 tsp Sunfood Fine Kalahari Salt

 

Combine cucumbers, red onion, tomato, avocado, garlic and herbs in a bowl, set to the side. In another bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, serrano pepper, lemon & lime juice – whisk together until a vinaigrette is achieved. Pour vinaigrette over vegetables and sprinkle salt over top. Refrigerate before serving.
 

Dessert Please!

Our favorite time of day is dessert, hands down! Ice cream, chocolate, cake – you name it, we love it! For your Independence Day, we’ve created a festive and delicious recipe that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed after the festivities! So simple, easy and irresistible!

 
Red, White & Blue Custard Bowls!

Red, White & Blue Custard Bowl

Serves 6

  • ½ cup Sunfood Organic Chia Seed Powder
  • 1 ½ cups Sunfood Organic Cashews
  • 3 Cups Organic Milk (Coconut, Almond, Dairy – whatever you choose!)
  • ½ Cup Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar
  • 1 tsp Sunfood Organic Vanilla Powder
  • ½ tsp Sunfood Fine Kalahari Salt
  • 1 tsp Sunfood Organic Lucuma Powder
  • ½ cup Organic Blueberries
  • ½ cup Organic Strawberries
  • ¼ cup Organic Blackberries
  • ¼ cup Organic Raspberries
Combine chia, cashews and milk of choice in a bowl, allow to refrigerate for up to an hour. Move contents to blender or food processor, blend until combined. Add agave, vanilla, salt and Lucuma until smooth. Transport to individual serving dishes and garnish with chopped fruit. For a creative approach, layer the fruit between the custard!

 
Let your healthy choices shine this summer! Grab your favorite summer picnic ingredients and get busy living!

 

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