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Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 1/2 ounces) firm tofu, drained, cut in half into 2 slabs and then cut diagonally into triangle shaped pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, stalks trimmed, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch rounds, florets separated into bite-size pieces
  • sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cashews, toasted

Directions

  1. Arrange tofu in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with several layers of paper towels. Top with more paper towels and another baking sheet; weight with canned goods. Let tofu drain, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook broccoli (stalks and florets) in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green, 2 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together 1 tbsp grape seed oil, tumeric, sea salt to taste and red chili powder.  Then add drained tofu to bowl and coat each piece with mixture
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu; cook until golden brown on each side, turning gently.  Transfer to a bowl once browned.
  5. Meanwhile, make sauce.  In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, red-pepper flakes, garlic, cornstarch, and 3/4 cup water; set aside.
  6. Add broccoli to skillet; cook over high heat, stirring often, until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Whisk reserved sauce to combine; pour into skillet. Return tofu to skillet; stir to coat, about 1 minute more.
  8. Serve topped with cashews.
Cook Time and Prep Time: 40 min
Serves: 4
recipe and picture courtesy of marthastewart.com with adjustments made by me!

For all those chocolate smoothie lovers!  You are going to love this recipe.  It is easy to prepare and contains all of your favorite superfoods. Chocolate, walnuts, chia seeds and whey protein….you can’t ask for a better tasting smoothie to satisfy your hunger and fuel your body with healthy fats, anti-oxidants, fiber, lignans, protein and very little carbs!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of raw walnuts (you may sub with raw pecans, cashews or almonds)
  • 6 pieces of Endangered Species – Dark Chocolate
  • 2 scoops of Whey Cool Protein Powder by Designs for Health
  • 2 teaspoons of Chia seeds (you may sub with ground flax seeds)
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Directions

  • Add all ingredients, except protein,  into your Blentec blender (you will need a powerful blender to chop up the nuts and chocolate)
  • Once the ingredients are well mixed, add the protein in last and pulse the blender to mix the protein in
  • Serve and Enjoy

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 5 mins or less

*** Note: overblending the protein at high speeds with cause a lot of foaming in the shake and disrupt the delicate structure of the protein

Kirkland Brand – Cashew Clusters

These little bite sized clusters are made from cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds and agave nectar, cane sugar and honey.

They are perfect for a quick snack or side for breakfast.  Kids love them since they are a little sweet.These can also be coated with some yogurt or almond milk and eaten like a cereal

There is only 4 grams of sugar per serving, 11g of healthy fats and 4 grams of protein.  A serving size is 5 pieces

 

 

One of my favorite treats is to have a shot of POM juice with a tablespoon of RAW apple cider vinegar

This tonic hits you like a tonne of bricks and tastes awesome.  I drink it from a shot glass to control my dose.  I could drink the entire bottle if you let me!

We buy the ACV from Kroger’s and the POM juice from Costco

ACV is awesome for lot of things including weight loss and healthy liver function, for more info go to this link.

http://bragg.com/products/acv.html

 

 

Apple – I try to eat 2-3 apples a day.  They are awesome for countless reasons.

Also Dipa had a Larabar – Cashew Cookie Flavor, so good

That juice is the POM and ACV, two servings

 

 

 

 

 

Now the last segment in what seems to be a never ending breakfast.

1 cup of strawberries, blueberries and kiwi

1 banana

8 leaves of turnip greens, stems removed

4 scoops of Lepterra Rice protein, berry flavor

1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds

Notice that the color is a nice purple, kids wont even know they just had turnip greens (probably for the first time ever for most)

The shake is sweet from the stevia in the protein and from the banana, so you can cut the banana if you wish.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD BLENDER TO DO THIS