Food/Nutrition Recipes

Nuttzo Nice Cream

One of my soul sisters Nicole Antoinette often asks the question, “what are you totally obsessed with right now?” I have gone bananas for frozen bananas! For the past two months, I have been enjoying ROO’s Nuttzo Nice Cream as a delicious breakfast or nourishing desert. It was time to finally share my latest obsession with all of you and I look forward to hearing what you think about Nuttzo Nice Cream! Ingredients: 2 Frozen Bananas 2 Tablespoon Nuttzo 1 Tablespoon Vega’s Vanilla Protein & Green Powder 1/2 cup water or almond milk Add ons: Purely Elizabeth Granola, blueberries, maple syrup …

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One Love Bowl

One of my favorite recipes from Rich Roll and Julie Piatt’s “The Plantpower Way,” is their One Bowls. The One Bowl allows for creativity, balanced nourishment, and is an easy-to-assemble lunch or dinner. One Bowl consists of five general categories, a legume, a grain, a green, a whole food, and a sauce. I was inspired to develop a One Love Bowl with my loves, Hilary’s Eat Well Root Veggie Burger and a new ROO sauce I have been enjoying. Ingredients: Handful of sprouted beans (legume) 2 Hilary’s Eat Well Root Veggie Burgers (grain) Handful of kale, sautéed (green) Beet and carrots, …

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Harvest Revive Smoothie

As part of the #SummerofROO Instagram Challenge, co-hosted by Susie of @longrunergy and I, we are asking participants to share a daily ritual that nourishes, grounds, and reinvigorates your spirit. Green smoothies revive my spirit on a daily basis. As a young girl, I could have never imagined that I would crave a green drink, but, my taste buds have turned and a day does not feel complete without my green smoothie-fix. One of my favorite go-to plant-based Cambridge restaurants is Life Alive, which has inspired many ROO recipes. At Life Alive, their “classic” green smoothie is called the Harvest …

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Amaranth Plant Power Pizza

I recently discovered the super grain amaranth, which is gluten-free and a source of complete protein as it contains all the essential amino acids. Amaranth’s nutty and earthy flavor won me over and I was inspired to begin experimenting with it. Lottie Bildirici, my friend, soul sister, creator of Running on Veggies, and ROO podcast interviewee #116, developed a quinoa pizza crust that was a big hit among my family and friends. Lottie’s quinoa pizza crust recipe showed me how to make reimagine pizza in its gluten-free glory! I have developed this amaranth pizza to be the perfect Meatless Monday …

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Shakti Bowl

Last week, I celebrated one of my soul sisters, Addie’s birthday. Addie and I often eat Life Alive, our go-to plant-based Cambridge restaurant. For Addie’s birthday, I recreated her favorite Life Alive meal, the Swami Bowl. In honor of Addie’s radiant strength, I have renamed it the “Shakti Bowl.” I highly recommend visiting Life Alive if you are in the Boston area (they also have locations in Lowell and Salem)! Check out ROO’s other Life Alive recreations, including, the Mystic Mountain Mama Salad, the Coconut Revive Smoothie, and the Helpful Healer Bowl. Bowl Ingredients: *Serves 2 *  2 cooked cups brown …

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Powerhouse Teff Pancakes

As many of you know, I had the privilege of working in Ethiopia in Fall 2014 and eating injera bread on a daily basis. Injera comes from the ancient grain teff, which is gluten-free and high in calcium, protein, and fiber. I have enjoyed experimenting with teff flour since returning to the US, including ROO’s Teff Nuttzo Cookie. Jenné Claiborne, creator of Sweet Potato Soul and ROO podcast interviewee #103 has a delicious teff pancake recipe that inspired me to start developing my own recipe. I encourage you to not only enjoy these pancakes for Sunday brunch, but make these …

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