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Mediterranean Tzatziki Dip (dairy-free)

Mediterranean Tzatziki Dip (dairy-free)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6-8 as a dip or 10 for when paired with meat or seafood

This dip is one I have been obsessed with all summer. It is refreshing with the thinly shredded cucumbers and lemon juice. I love it with Mary’s crackers or pairing it with lamb in a Gyro bowl or on top of some wild salmon. If you are not sensitive to dairy, or you are not aware of being sensitive to dairy, it doesn’t hurt to cut it our for a bit (let’s say 10 days) to see how you feel when you enter it back in. I personally stick to sheep or goat products for cheeses, but either way whatever you choose make sure it is organic, full-fat and preferably raw/unpasteurized.

Strawberry Moringa Mint Smoothie

Strawberry Moringa Mint Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

This low sugar, keto (high-fat) smoothie is my go to in summer. When I see strawberries at the market I will freeze half for my on the go lunch or snack (depending on my workout). Because of the healthy fats from the coconut, MCT oil and chia seeds, this smoothie keeps you full and satisfied. Cauliflower is my secret to a creamy consistency without the high sugar and carb from the traditional banana used in most smoothie recipes. Try adding a scoop of collagen or protein to up the protein as well.

Peppermint Pomegranate Mules with Ginger

Peppermint Pomegranate Mules with Ginger

I wanted to make something festive and of course something that tastes delicious and would be fun to make in a punch bowl or just for some family. I found organic pomegranate juice at Trader Joes after fresh pressing it for the event so I would recommend buying that. Has anyone ever tried juicing a fresh pom? Not only is it time-consuming but it is so dang messy, I hope you enjoy and make sure to take you activated charcoal!

Mint Chip Smoothie

Mint Chip Smoothie

I worked on this recipe all summer last year, I needed to replicate what I was tasting in juice bars in order to create "mint chocolate chip" but healthy of course. After working at Rancho La Puerta and  completing their summer juice and smoothie menu, I realized I couldn't get the flavor profile I wanted without the banana and date combo. Try this on a summer day, and boy does it take you back to the good ol minty chocolate ice cream, but WAY healthier of course.