Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Green Gazpacho (gluten-free, wheat-free)

Spring is here and I was seriously craving gazpacho!  A recipe for Green Gazpacho caught my eye in Fitness Magazine's May 2014 issue.  So, I thought I'd give it a try!  It was so delicious that I wanted to share the recipe with you.  Enjoy!


1 celery stalk

1 English cucumber (peeled & chopped)

1 cup thawed frozen spinach

1 garlic clove

1 avocado (pitted & peeled)

1 jalapeño (seeded & chopped)

1/2 cup cilantro leaves

1/2 cup parsley leaves

1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp lime juice

2 tbsp kosher salt

2 cups water

1/4 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1) Pulse celery, cucumber, spinach, garlic, avocado, and jalapeño in a blender to finely chop. Add cilantro, parsley, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, lime juice, salt, and water. Blend until very smooth (2-3 min) or press the "soup" button on your Blendtec.

2) Divide gazpacho among 4 bowls and dollop with yogurt, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, and drizzle with oil. 

3) Set in refrigerator for 30 min to chill soup.

Nutrition Facts:

186 cals
8g protein
10g carbs
15g fat
5g fiber
549mg sodium

Friday, April 18, 2014

Key Lime Pie (gluten-free, wheat-free)

Nothing ushers in Spring quite like a key lime pie. However, I didn't want to make something that was filled with artificial garbage so I scoured the Internet for a healthier recipe. I found one worth trying on this website, so I gave it a try! Honestly, I think they used a stock photo for their picture because mine didn't even come close to looking like theirs. However, my friends and I, as well as my 7-year-old daughter, loved the taste! So, as the old Louisiana saying goes, "Don't look at it, just eat it!"  Bon appétit!

**Please note the recipe doesn't call for Pomegranate juice.  I positioned the bottle in this ingredient grouping by mistake.  However, you can enjoy this delicious Key Lime Pie with a small glass of Pom Wonderful.  :)

Crust Ingredients:

2 cups organic raw mixed nuts

1/4 cup coconut manna

4 large medjool dates, pitted

*Next time I make this crust, I will add some ground organic flaxseed for added omega-3's.


Pulse in food processor until it looks like a sticky granola texture. Press into pie mold.

Filling Ingredients:

3 ripe organic avocados, mashed

Juice of 4 organic limes

2 tbsp lime zest

1/2 cup organic Lucuma powder

3/4 cup organic raw honey


Mix well. Pour and spread to fill the crust. Freeze for at least an hour to set.

Whipped Topping:

1 cup organic raw cashews, soaked

3 tbsp organic coconut manna

1/4 cup Fage Greek yogurt

1 tsp organic vanilla extract

2 tbsp organic Lucuma powder

2 tbsp organic raw honey

Pinch sea salt


Process the cashews. Add them with the rest of the ingredients and whip them up until fluffy. Top the pie and re-freeze.

Set out 10 min prior to serving.