Food/Nutrition Friday Find Recipes

Everything Oatmeal: My Go-To Breakfast

I have always been a big believer in eating a nutritious and filling breakfast. I often times have to eat breakfast on the go, pre class or post run, and thus love to have an easy-made meal. I created this “Everything Oatmeal” to include many of my favorite superfoods and all it needs is hot water! At the start of each week, I prepare individual oatmeal packs for my morning and this recipe reflects one morning’s serving. In addition, it features the delicious Nuttzo! Ingredients: 3/4 cup of quick oats (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats is my …

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Coconut Revive

As I mentioned in my Mystic Mountain Mama post, one of my favorite restaurants in Cambridge is Life Alive. They make scrumptious, nourishing meals that are primarily plant-based. I highly recommend visiting their restaurants if you are in the Boston area (they also have locations in Lowell and Salem)! My second love at Life Alive, after their Mystic Mountain Bowl, is their Coconut Alive Smoothie. I have recreated it in my college kitchen and renamed it “Coconut Revive.” Revive refers to its potent power to revive me from my senior thesis slumber. Ingredients:  1 cup of almond milk 1 frozen …

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Mystic Mountain Mama

One of my favorite restaurants in Cambridge is Life Alive. They make scrumptious, nourishing meals that are primarily plant-based. I highly recommend visiting their restaurants if you are in the Boston area (they also have locations in Lowell and Salem)! My first love at Life Alive was their Mystic Mountain Bowl. I have recreated it in my own home with my mom’s hummus recipe, and thus have renamed it “Mystic Mountain Mama.” Ingredients: Mesclun greens 1/3 granny apple, chopped 1 carrot, shredded 1 beet, chopped Sprouts & sprouted beans Handful of cashews 3 tablespoons of hummus (see recipe below) Recipe: …

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Butternut Squash Chili

This winter has been really cold! I have enjoyed making this Butternut Squash Chili to warm my family, friends, and me up on bitter nights. It was also a potluck favorite! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, cut in small dice 1 red pepper, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons ground chili 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons tomato paste dissolved in 1 cup water 2 cups diced butternut squash (about 1 pound) 4 cups cooked/drained pinto and/or black beans Salt/pepper, to taste 1/2 …

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Cookie Dough Smoothie

My friends often ask each other silly questions, such as, if you had three drinks on tap for the rest of your life, what would they be?! (excluding water) While in Costa Rica, a month ago, I discovered one of my three drinks. The folks at Blue Spirit Retreat center made an amazing “cookie dough” smoothie that was sweet, refreshing, and nutritious. Although no longer in the sun of Costa Rica, I have recreated it in the winter of Maine and it tastes just as good! Recipe: 1 cup of coconut milk 6 dates Handful of chopped almonds 1 tbsp …

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