Holiday Clean Meals!

Cauliflower Stuffing - skip out on the bread belly this year, and enjoy this holiday classic with a low-carb twist!



 

Ingredients: 

4 tablespoons of vegan butter alternative / coconut oil

2 large carrots, peeled and chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 cauliflower head, chopped

1 package mushrooms, your choice, halved

1/4 teaspoon salt

Dash of ground pepper

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1 teaspoon ground sage

1/2 cup low sodium broth of your choice (vegetable or chicken)


Directions: 

  • In a large pot or skillet, melt vegan butter or coconut oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion, carrot, and celery for around 6-8 minutes, until soft.
  • Add the mushrooms and cauliflower, season with salt and pepper, and cook until tender for another 8-10 minutes.
  • Incorporate the chopped parsley, rosemary, and sage, stir until fully combined.
  • Pour over broth of your choice and cook until liquid becomes absorbed by the vegetables, around 10 minutes, and vegetables become fully tender.
  • Enjoy and share this delicious, gluten-free, vegan/paleo stuffing dish and make this low-carb stuffing your new family tradition!


Winter Apple Salad - this crisp wintery salad is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite holiday dishes!

 

 

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

2 tablespoons honey or agave

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1 large clove of garlic, crushed

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


Ingredients:

10 oz fresh baby spinach

1 red apple, sliced

1 avocado, sliced

1 cup roasted pecans, halved

2 fresh clementine, peeled

1/2 cup dried cranberries 


For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • In a small bowl, combine the honey, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, and balsamic vinegar with a fork or whisk.
  • Slowly pour in the olive oil and whisk quickly until the dressing is completely emulsified.
  • For the lazy version (our personal favorite) just throw all the ingredients in a blender and let the magic happen! Note: the dresser will have a thicker consistency if made in the blender.

For the Salad:

  • Combine all salad ingredients in your favorite festive bowl, toss in the delicious balsamic vinaigrette, and enjoy!


Mashed Cauliflower - if you couldn’t already tell, we are kind of cauliflower crazy! This dish is the perfect alternative to the holiday classic, mashed potatoes, without the starchy potato itself!


 

Ingredients:

1 medium-sized head of cauliflower, chopped to florets

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Salt and pepper, to taste


Directions:

  • In a large saucepan, add about an inch of water and place a steamer on top. When the water is boiling add in the chopped cauliflower florets and allow the cauliflower to steam for around 10 minutes or until tender
  • Drain the cauliflower and set aside in a separate bowl or plate. Put the saucepan back on the heat and add the olive oil and garlic, sauté until the garlic is slightly softened.
  • Add the cauliflower and the sautéed garlic into a food processor, blender, or you can use a handheld mixer as well. Season with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. Note: you can start with around 1/2 teaspoon of salt and adjust to your liking as you go.
  • Process the ingredients until it resembles mashed potato. Note: do not over blend because the mixture will become gooey. 

 

 

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese - it’s almost impossible to pass up a tempting bowl of mac and cheese. Don’t worry, this holiday season you won’t have to with this delicious vegan mac and cheese, minus the cheese, using less than ten ingredients!


 

Ingredients:

2 cups macaroni pasta, feel free to try alternatives like gluten-free or chickpea macaroni

1/2 butternut squash

1/2 cup cashews, raw or roasted

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon cumin

Salt and pepper, to taste


Directions:

  • Cut the butternut squash in half and brush with olive oil. Roast the half at 350ºF for 30-40 minutes, or until tender.
  • After roasting, scoop the butternut squash out of the skin and place into a blender or food processor.
  • Add the remaining ingredients into the blender, blend until smooth and creamy. Note: if the mixture comes out too thick, try adding a bit of water or nut milk of your choice to reach your desired thickness. 
  • Boil macaroni of your choice, combine with the sauce, and enjoy!

 

 

Proteini Hot Chocolate - cozy up with a warm mug full of vegan Vanilla Proteini hot chocolate! 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 scoop Vanilla Proteini

1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder

1 cup nut milk of your choice


Directions:

  • Heat up your choice of nut milk in the microwave or in a saucepan until hot.
  • Once hot, remove half of the nut milk into your mug. Then add the cacao powder and Vanilla Proteini into the remaining milk in the saucepan and use a frother to combine.
  • Add the frothed hot chocolate into the mug with the other half of the nut milk. Top with dairy free whipped cream or your favorite festive toppings, and enjoy!

 

 

Vanilla Proteini Mug Cakes - cake in a microwave, is there anything more convenient? Try out this delicious vanilla mug cake and beat your cravings and keep your healthy habits on track! 


 

Ingredients:

1 scoop Vanilla Proteini

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon coconut flour

1 tablespoon coconut sugar

1/2 cup nut milk of choice

Tip: vanilla is such a versatile flavor! Feel free to experiment with some of your favorite flavors: cinnamon, cacao, fresh fruits, and so many more!


Directions:

  • Combine all the ingredients and pour into greased mugs, about half way full.
  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean, let cool to room temperature and enjoy!

 

 

Gingerbread Proteini Smoothie - a creamy, spicy, gingerbread smoothie is just what you need to satisfy your holiday cravings and pass on the extra sugar and carbs! 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 scoop Vanilla Proteini

1 & 1/2 cups nut milk of your choice

1 banana, frozen

2 pitted medjool dates

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 cup ice cubes


Directions:

  • Add all of the ingredients into your blender, blend and enjoy!

 

Immunity Wellness Pumpkin Pie Smoothie - winter isn’t complete without a pumpkin pie... smoothie! Get your dose of immunity wellness before flu season hits in this delicious pumpkin pie smoothie!


 

Ingredients:

1 scoop Immunity Wellness

1 scoop Vanilla Proteini

1 & 1/2 cups nut milk of your choice

2 pitted medjool dates

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 frozen bananas

1/2 cup ice


Directions:

  • Add all of the ingredients into your blender, blend and enjoy!

Christmas Layered Smoothie - add a little holiday flare to your smoothie routine with this merry and bright layered smoothie, featuring Organic Pressed Greens, Vanilla Proteini, and Revive Beets + Roots!

 

 

For the Red Layer:

1/2 scoop Revive Beets + Roots

Handful of your favorite mixed berries, fresh or frozen

Handful ice cubes

1/4 cup nut milk of your choice


For the White Layer:

1/2 scoop Vanilla Proteini

1/2 banana, fresh or frozen

1 medjool date, pitted

1/4 cup nut milk of your choice


For the Green Layer:

1/2 scoop Organic Pressed Greens

Handful fresh baby spinach

1/2 banana, fresh or frozen

1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup

1 medjool date, pitted

1/4 cup nut milk of your choice


Directions:

  • Add the ingredients for the red layer into your blender, blend and place into the bottom of the cups.
  • Rinse out the blender, add the ingredients for the white layer into your blender, blend and gently pour on top of the red layer.
  • Rinse out the blender, add the ingredients for the green layer, blend and gently pour on top of the white layer, then enjoy!