5 Minute Powerball Recipe for New Mamas

I am typing this one-handed. If you got a baby at home I know you want a one-handed snack that's full of protein, fats and fuel that you can make in 5 minutes. This should last you for about one week, depending on how hangry you are. 

Oats and flaxseeds help with breastmilk production//Hemp seeds are high in protein & a complete protein//Flaxseeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins - both of which are incredible mood and energy boosters//Raw Cacao is rich in Magnesium and gives serotonin a boost//

INGREDIENTS (adjust it however you like):

  • 2-3 handfuls of oats
  • A teaspoon or two of raw cacao
  • A tablespoon or two of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 5-7 medjool dates (other dates are simply gross!). Soak them in a bit of warm water for a couple of minutes, then strain and reserve the water.
  • A handful of hemp seeds (buy these at Costco or Bulk Barn, or else you're getting ripped off)
  • A handful of ground flaxseeds 
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons of almond butter 
  • 1/4 cup of water (or you can use the water from the soaked dates) poured slowly until the consistency looks like something you can work with.

Mix it all up in a bowl until you get a consistency you can work with. Adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. Roll into bite-sized balls. Finish with a pinch of sea salt (Maldon sea salt is AMAZING if you have it) over the whole batch. Keep in the fridge. Done!

Easy & Cheap Vegan Chickpea Curry

Ingredients: 

Olive Oil
2 yellow onions, sliced
2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 cans chickpeas, rinced and drained
1 small fist-size of ginger, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. tumeric
1 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. graham masala (sometimes I forget this and it's fine)
1 tbsp. ground coriander
1 cup of water
1 cup of basmati rice
chopped cilantro & 1/2 sliced avocado for garnish/extra magic

Instructions:
1. Heat olive oil in a large pot - add onions and cook until browned, about 10-15 minutes.
2. Add chopped ginger and garlic, stir and cook for 2 more minutes. 
3. Combine spices with a splash of water and stir to make a paste, then add to onion, garlic ang ginger. 
4. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, adding some water if it dries out. 
5. Add chickpeas and 1/2 cup of water and simmer for 20 minutes. 
6. Cook basmati rice separately.
7. Spoon curry over rice and garnish with cilantro and/or avocado slices.  

Yin Yang Bowl

This bowl is packed full of flavor and superfoods and only takes 20 minutes to throw together. Blood sugar friendly, it is filling and makes a perfect lunch. 

YIN YANG BOWL
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 bunch asparagus

½ bunch dark kale
1 avocado
1 handful raw almonds
1 handful raw cashews
1 cup quinoa
1 cup ramen bone broth/stock
harissa

salt
pepper
1 tsp. organic soy sauce or coconut aminos
sesame oil

olive oil

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Rinse quinoa, strain and place in a pot with 1 cup of water or broth (or even half & half). Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.

3. In the meantime, cover almonds and cashews in 1 tsp of olive oil and a few pinches of harissa.  Place in oven for 20 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly toasted.

4. Cut asparagus into halves and fry on medium heat for 5-6 minutes until slightly softened.

5. Separate kale from stocks and chop into small pieces. Add 1 tsp of sesame oil and a small pinch of coarse salt and massage into the leaves for a few minutes until they turn shiny, dark and softened.

6. Score avocado, remove pit, then cut into cubes.

7. Mix cooked quinoa, asparagus and kale in a large bowl with soy sauce or coconut aminos. Top with avocado cubes, toasted almonds & cashews and a drizzle of sesame oil.