A New View of Healthy Eating: Cooking Class Video

A New View of Healthy Eating: A look at an Intuitive Cooking Experience Cooking Class.

Thanks to Maya’s Farm, Phoenix Public Market, and The Farm at South Mountain.

Interested in having Melanie A. Albert speak at your next event?

Melanie has been speaking to groups and organizations for over a decade. She is an expert in intuitive cooking and nutrition and has spoken to thousands of people in Arizona and across the US.

Author of A New View of Healthy Eating, Melanie believes that healthy eating begins with the food we choose to eat and extends to our shopping cooking, and eating experiences. The key philosophies are:

  • Eat real whole foods.
  • Shop local and in season.
  • Enjoy intuitive shopping.
  • Cook with intuition.
  • Eat mindfully.
  • Enjoy food and life.

Clients & Partners

Melanie has served as a speaker, workshop, cooking classes, and retreat leader for many organizations including the City of Phoenix, Maricopa Library District, NFL Alumni Association, NFL Hall of Fame Players Classic, The First Tee of Phoenix, Future for Kids, Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury Kids Camp, Phoenix Youth Sports Day, Gregory’s Fresh Market, Marquette General Hospital, Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery, Sedona Women’s Retreat, Flores Wealth Management, Whole Foods Market, Chandler, AZ, Earth Day Phoenix, Food Day Phoenix, The Farm at South Mountain, Valley Permaculture Alliance, Phoenix Public Market, Harmony Hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica, Spirt of Yoga, and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.

Speaking Topics

Melanie’s workshops and cooking classes are fun, interactive and always delicious. In the workshops enjoy interactive cooking experiences, simple culinary techniques, nutrition tips, and mindfully enjoy the organic whole food creations.

Speaking topics, with intuitive cooking class or demo include:

  • A New View of Healthy Eating
  • Intuitive Cooking with the Season
  • Unique Simple Ways to Enjoy Veggies
  • Avocado Veggie Salsa
  • Organic Raw Kale Salad
  • Roots & Greens Stir-fry
  • Raw Salads, Cold Soup & Hummus
  • Healthy Vegan Desserts
  • Hydration & Smoothies

For more information, or to hire Melanie for your next event, call 602.615.2486 or e-mail Mel@MelanieAlbert.com

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A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Veggie Stir-fry with Roots & In-season Produce

By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

I decided to blog about a stir-fry as I will be teaching the simple steps to prepare a stir-fry (really a saute). this weekend, Sunday, December 11, 2016, in a Holiday Intuitive Cooking Class at The Farm at South Mountain.

Stir-fries are so simple and can be cooked year-round with different veggies, creating a variety of seasonal textures, colors, and flavors. This week I created a simple saute of local Arizona tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, and added olives and capers, to create a sauce for my flatbread.

Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Veggie Stir-Fry with Roots and In-Season Produce

One of my favorite ways to cook all kinds of vegetables, including roots, is a simple stir-fry (really a simple sauté) with what’s seasonally available from local farmers. The beautiful veggies available during the first week of my winter 2016 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) from Maya’s Farm at the Farm at South Mountain, only a mile from my Phoenix home, inspired this intuitive stir-fry.

To create a simple veggie stir-fry, chose a few local in-season veggies, some roots and some greens. This stir-fry was inspired by the baby bok choy and fresh green garlic in my CSA. Added to the stir-fry were other veggies from local farmers, along with sun-dried tomatoes and capers. During the middle of the stir-fry, I decided to de-glaze the pan with fresh lemon and to add local Arizona citrus to the dish.

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

  • Organic extra virgin olive oil
  • Green garlic
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Capers
  • Asparagus
  • Baby bok choy
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh lemon

SIMPLE STEPS

  1. Gather your mise en place.
  2. Pre-heat sauté pan on medium-high.
  3. Pour organic extra virgin olive oil into the pan.
  4. Add the aromatics (green garlic) and cook a few minutes.
  5. Toss in veggies you’d like to brown a little (Brussels sprouts).
  6. Add dense vegetables that need to cook a bit longer (carrots, cauliflower).
  7. Toss in extras (sun-dried tomatoes, capers).
  8. Add vegetables that do not need to cook very long (asparagus, bok choy).
  9. Enjoy!

What’s the Difference: Sauté vs. Stir-fry

Sautéing and stir-frying are similar dry-heat cooking methods to cook food quickly. Small, bite-size pieces of food are stirred or tossed and quickly cooked over high heat. With sautéing, usually a pan or skillet is used; with a stir-fry, traditionally a wok is used.  With stir-frying, the heat is higher and the action is faster with the food continuously tossed and stirred.

“Have fun preparing quick, delicious veggie stir-fries with a few simple steps. The key is to be organized. Pre-chop all your ingredients and set up your mise en place (all ingredients in place) for your cooking before you start stir-frying.”

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A New View of Healthy Eating new cookbook, by Intuitive Cooking Expert, Melanie A. Albert, and one 2-hour Intuitive Cooking Experience Cooking Class.

  • Book gift-wrapped and mailed (free shipping) to your family or friends.
  • Unique hands-on interactive plant-based cooking class features local Arizona farmers’ organic produce. Learn natural culinary skills and enjoy mindfully eating your creations with community.
  • Your choice of 5 monthly cooking classes held in the South Mountain area January through May 2017.
  • Gift Certificate expires May 31, 2017.

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 Gift Certificate Details

3 Steps to Redeem Healthy Cooking Gift Certificate

Step 1: Healthy Cooking Gift Certificate

  • Gift Certificate will be mailed to purchaser address in PayPal receipt.

Step 2: Fill out the following information for A New View of Healthy Eating book, to be shipped to your family or friend.

Step 3: Gift Certificate Recipient makes reservation for the Intuitive Experience Cooking Class.

  • Choose your date for one of the 5 monthly classes in the South Mountain, Arizona area.
  • Classes will be held in January, February, March, April, and May 2017.
  • We are in process of confirming the class dates and locations and will update here at www.EXPNutrition.com
  • Confirm your class selection by e-mailing Mel@MelanieAlbert.com. Thanks so much!

Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you at the Intuitive Cooking Experience class!  Melanie Albert

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A New View of Healthy Eating: Special Holiday Gift Certificate: Book & Intuitive Cooking Experience in Arizona

SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIFT:  Purchase from November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017

$75 Healthy Cooking Gift Certificate: Local First Arizona

A New View of Healthy Eating new cookbook, by Intuitive Cooking Expert, Melanie A. Albert, and one 2-hour Intuitive Cooking Experience Cooking Class.

  • Book gift-wrapped and mailed (free shipping) to your family or friends.
  • Unique hands-on interactive plant-based cooking class features local Arizona farmers’ organic produce. Learn natural culinary skills and enjoy mindfully eating your creations with community.
  • Your choice of 5 monthly cooking classes held in the South Mountain area January through May 2017.
  • Gift Certificate expires May 31, 2017.

Purchase $75 Holiday Gift Certificate Today!

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Gift Certificate Details

3 Steps to Redeem Healthy Cooking Gift Certificate

Step 1: Healthy Cooking Gift Certificate

  • Gift Certificate will be mailed to purchaser address in PayPal receipt.

Step 2: Fill out the following information for A New View of Healthy Eating book, to be shipped to your family or friend.

Step 3: Gift Certificate Recipient makes reservation for the Intuitive Experience Cooking Class.

  • Choose your date for one of the 5 monthly classes in the South Mountain, Arizona area.
  • Classes will be held in January, February, March, April, and May 2017.
  • We are in process of confirming the class dates and locations and will update here at www.EXPNutrition.com
  • Confirm your class selection by e-mailing Mel@MelanieAlbert.com. Thanks so much!

Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you at the Intuitive Cooking Experience class!  Melanie Albert

A New View of Healthy Eating Recipes: Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide: Fruit Sorbet

By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

Thanks so much to Tom Shanahan and Spiritual Adrenaline for inviting me to be part of the Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide. I am honored to share my ideas for healthy holiday desserts with you and hope you and your family enjoy creating and eating the delicious “good-for-us” desserts. The Raspberry Cara Cara Orange Sorbet is absolutely one of my very favorite refreshing desserts and is a perfect light dessert for the holidays. Have fun experimenting with making your own sorbet.

Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating: Raspberry Cara Cara Orange Sorbet

For most of my life I ate refreshing sorbet only at restaurants. Now with this simple sorbet process, I enjoy making it at home with local, seasonal fruit. I especially love sorbet with freshly harvested Arizona oranges. Intuitively create sorbet with fruits that are local and in season and experiment with different fruit, spices, and herbs to create sorbet year-round.

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Sweet, refreshing sorbet features organic raspberries, local Arizona Cara Cara navel oranges, and a touch of nutmeg. Cara Cara oranges are one of my favorites, with their rosy interior and sweet taste. Pair this refreshing sorbet with shaved organic dark chocolate.

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups fresh organic raspberries
  • 5 tbsp agave nectar
  • ½ Cara Cara navel orange, juiced
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 70% organic dark chocolate bar, shaved

 SIMPLE STEPS

  1. Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender.
  2. Pour into frozen sorbet maker and process for about 15-20 minutes until thickened, soft, and creamy.
  3. Sprinkle shaved dark chocolate on sorbet.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

 5 Tips to Make Your Own Unique, Delicious Sorbet

  1. Peak sweetness. Use high-quality, fresh organic fruits at their peak of sweetness. The freezing process in making sorbet reduces the sweetness of fruit.
  2. Experiment. Have fun making sorbet with all types of in-season fruit. Berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries), stone fruit (cherries, peaches, plums), bananas, grapes, pears, oranges, and pineapple.
  3. Natural sweetener. If the fruit tastes tart, add a sweetener such as agave nectar or coconut sugar.
  4. Citrus. Add a squeeze of citrus to balance flavor or add acidity.
  5. Accent. Experiment with spices such as freshly ground cinnamon or nutmeg, fresh herbs such as basil or mint, citrus zest, or vanilla.

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A New View of Healthy Eating Recipes: Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

It is such an honor to be part of the Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide. I appreciate Tom Shanahan for the opportunity to share my simple, healthy desserts with you. This Chocolate Avocado Pudding was one of the first “good-for-us” desserts I learned to make with “healthy ingredients.”  I invite you to experiment with this pudding and I have a feeling you might enjoy it long after the holidays.

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Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating: Chocolate Avocado Pudding (page 166)

Incredible, rich, and creamy vegan chocolate pudding will delight everyone. Make it for dessert or an after-work or after-school snack. Once you’ve made this avocado pudding, experiment by adding some extras, such as bananas, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, homemade nut milk, and freshly ground spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg.

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or 2 vanilla beans, scraped
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 cups water

SIMPLE STEPS

  1. Place all ingredients in high-speed blender.
  2. Blend on high for about 2 minutes.
  3. Stop and scrape down sides of blender, if needed.
  4. Blend for another 2 minutes or until completely pureed and smooth.
  5. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  6. Enjoy topped with fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds.

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A New View of Healthy Eating Recipes: Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide: Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie

By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

It is my honor and pleasure to be part of the Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide. Thanks so much to Tom Shanahan for coming out to Arizona to enjoy these delicious, healthy desserts with me. The Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie (with Soy) is a favorite for people of all ages. It is so decadent. And, the best thing is that is a really healthy dessert that is simple to prepare and perfect for the holidays.

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Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating: Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie (pages 162-163)

Enjoy creating vegan, gluten-free chocolate recipes with fruit, raw cacao powder, nuts, natural sweeteners, and even sweet potatoes. If you are a chocolate lover or have a sweet tooth, try these “good-for-us” chocolate desserts.

Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie

Try this simple chocolate dessert recipe that everyone enjoys. This gourmet-quality pie is so much fun to make and is beautiful and delicious every time I teach it in my private and group cooking classes. Learn to quickly and easily melt chocolate chips right in your oven. If you have extra chocolate pie, cut it into small pieces and freeze for snacks.

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 2 cups raw pecans
  • ¼ cup maple sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Filling

  • 2 ½ cups vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 2 packages organic soft silken tofu (260g packages)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • Pinch of sea salt

 

 SIMPLE STEPS

Make the Crust.

  • Pulse pecans and maple sugar in food processor.
  • Add coconut oil and sea salt.
  • Pulse to combine well.
  • Press and shape mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.

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Melt Chocolate Chips.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pour the chocolate chips in a single layer onto a flat baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven to melt for no more than 3-4 minutes or until melted. Be careful that you don’t burn them.

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Blend the Filling.

  • Place tofu, vanilla, sea salt, and melted chocolate chips into a food processor.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Top with fresh fruit and nuts.
  • Enjoy!

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A New View of Healthy Eating Recipes: Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide: Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownie

By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

I am so honored to be part of the Spiritual Adrenaline Dessert Guide and would like to thank the inspiring Tom Shanahan for inviting me to share my healthy recipes for the holidays with you. If you have never cooked a brownie with sweet potatoes, I invite you to give it a try. It is sweet, chocolatey and a perfect complement to your holiday celebrations. Enjoy!

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Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating: Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownie (pages 164-165)

Delicious vegan, gluten-free chocolate dessert made with a sweet root veggie, the sweet potato. This brownie is always a favorite at kids’ and adults’ cooking classes. It’s one of those desserts we can even eat for breakfast!

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ⅔ cup raw almonds, ground
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • 4 tbsp raw cacao
  • 3 tbsp maple sugar
  • Pinch sea salt

SIMPLE STEPS   

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Peel sweet potatoes, cut into chunks, and steam in a bamboo steamer for about 20 minutes until they become really soft.
  • Once sweet potatoes are soft and beginning to fall apart, remove from steamer.
  • Mix sweet potatoes and pitted dates into food processor and blend.

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  • Put remaining ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine.

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  • Add sweet potato/date mixture to other ingredients and stir well.
  • Place mixture into 8-inch by 8-inch parchment-paper-lined baking dish.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Test doneness by pushing a toothpick into the brownie. The brownie is ready when a toothpick comes out dry.
  • Allow baking dish to cool for about 10 minutes.

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  • Remove the brownies from baking dish.
  • Cool for a few minutes and cut into squares.
  • Enjoy!

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A New View of Healthy Eating Recipes: Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide: Aromatic Apple Crisp

By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

It is such an honor to be part of the Spiritual Adrenaline Holiday Dessert Guide. Thanks so much to Tom Shanahan for coming out to Arizona to experience these healthy holiday recipes. The Aromatic Apple Crisp with Freshly Ground Spices is one of my very favorite desserts for the holidays, as it brings back childhood holiday memories of cooking with my Mom and Grandmom.  The natural aromatherapy of the freshly ground spices – cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg – is an incredible mindful experience of the cooking. Enjoy preparing and eating this delicious dessert.

Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating: Aromatic Apple Crisp with Freshly Ground Spices (pages 126-127)

DESSERT: Aromatic Apple Crisp with Freshly Ground Spices

This apple crisp is one of my all-time favorites. From cooking with local organic apples to mindfully hand-grinding and enjoying the aromatherapy of freshly ground warming spices, from the aromatherapy of the apples sautéing in the spices to memories of eating pies when I was a child, this dessert (or breakfast) is outstanding. Enjoy the process of setting up your mise en place, cooking, and enjoying this dish with your family and friends.

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SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

Topping

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almonds, walnuts, or pecans, sliced
  • ¼ cup maple sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, fresh ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, fresh ground
  • 1 tsp cardamom seeds, fresh ground
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil

Filling

  • 8 apples, sliced
  • 3 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 4 tbsp maple sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, fresh ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, fresh ground
  • 1 tsp cardamom seeds, fresh ground
  • ½ tsp cloves, fresh ground
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested

 SIMPLE STEPS

  1. Prepare your mise en place.
    • Hand-grind all spices in mortar and pestle.
    • Hand-squeeze and zest the orange and lemon.

Prepare topping.

  • Mix all dry ingredients for topping until well combined.
  • Pour in grapeseed oil and mix.

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3. Cook the apple crisp.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place sliced apples in a large sauté pan.
  • Turn heat to medium and add remaining filling ingredients.
  • Cook until apples slightly soften; stir occasionally.
  • Pour cooked apples with sauce into 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish.
  • Top with oats topping.
  • Bake on middle oven rack for 20-30 minutes.
  1. Enjoy!

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A New View of Healthy Eating: How to Quickly Grill Wild Salmon

By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

Many people only eat salmon when eating out at restaurants. Once you learn how to very quickly and easily grill or broil salmon at home, I have a feeling you’ll enjoy it at home more often. Not only is salmon tasty, it’s a “great” healthy fat.  In today’s blog, I’m sharing with you a really quick way to marinade salmon with a few ingredients and the benefits of eating  omega-3 rich foods, like wild salmon.

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Quick Wild Pacific King Salmon on the Grill

  • Create a simple marinade with fresh lemon juice, dill, and green onions by mixing the ingredients together.
  • Marinade the salmon in your refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat grill to medium high.
  • Grill for about 3 minutes.
  • Flip the salmon and grill for another 3 minutes.
  • Let the salmon rest for a few minutes, as it will continue to cook.
  • Enjoy!

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Why We Must Eat Omega-3s

For optimal health, we must eat about 30% good fats every day, every meal. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for many areas of health, including:

  • Reduce inflammation, which is often considered the root cause of many diseases, such as heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lower risk of heart disease: lower blood pressure, triglycerides (blood fat), and cholesterol
  • Improve brain health, which positively influences memory
  • Help depression and mental health, and may be beneficial for ADHD, autism, and dementia
  • Reduce joint inflammation and pain
  • Reduce risk of diabetes
  • Benefit bone health
  • Protect eye health
  • Synthesize hormones
  • Reduce risk of cancer

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in beef, eggs, and poultry, but are most abundant in the fat of cold-water, oily fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are also available in supplement form.

EPA and DHA Essential Fatty Acids in Cold-Water Fish

Cold-water fatty fish are a rich source of the two essential omega-3 fatty acids: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These nutrients benefit long-term physical and mental health. EPA supports heart health, and DHA supports brain development and function.

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A New View of Healthy Eating: Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe

By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

Pomegranates are in season here in Arizona and I am so happy. I totally remember picking out the pomegranate seeds when I was a kid and absolutely loving them. Fortunately, now I know an easy way to get the seeds out of a pomegranate without making a mess, which you can find in the following Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe.

Last year at this time, I created this very intuitive pomegranate smoothie and have been enjoying it this week as well.  If you’re in Arizona, go to a farmers’ market and buy a few pomegranates and enjoy this  creamy eat with the season smoothie.

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Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating:  Pomegranate Smoothie with Homemade Almond Milk (pages 144-145)

Inspired by pomegranates sitting on my kitchen counter, I decided to create a smoothie. I wanted this smoothie to be special because I’ve loved sweet, juicy pomegranates since I was a young kid having fun mindfully picking the seeds out of the fruit like crabmeat, with the deep, red juice dripping down my arms.

Intuitively, I created the pomegranate smoothie with homemade almond milk, which is delicious even by itself. Enjoy the process of creating this thick, creamy, sweet smoothie.

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 Medjool date
  • 1 frozen banana

SIMPLE STEPS

  1. Simple Steps to Get the Seeds Out of a Pomegranate, Without All the Mess!
  • Cut pomegranate in half.
  • Place pomegranate in a bowl of cold water.
  • Tear apart the pomegranate with your hands. Seeds will float to the bottom of the bowl, and the tan membrane will rise to the top.
  • Mindfully examine the seeds and take out any small pieces of membrane.
  1. Fresh Homemade Almond Milk
  • Blend coconut water, almonds, and date in a high-speed blender for 1-2 minutes.
  • Enjoy a taste.
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  • Add banana to the almond milk in the blender and blend for about a minute.
  • Enjoy another taste.
  • Sprinkle in pomegranate seeds and blend for another minute.
  • Pour smoothie into a glass.
  • Top with a few pomegranate seeds and almonds to add crunch to the smoothie.
  • Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

“I previously thought nut milk was hard to make. Once learning how quick and easy it is to make nut milk, especially for my morning smoothies, I no longer buy store-bought milk. Since I’m such an advocate for eating and drinking real whole foods, this fits perfectly with my philosophy.”

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