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Healthy and Easy White Bean and Kale Dip

31 Jan I choose Quinoa and Flax Seeds Chips and a sprinkle of Merlot Salt on top

Super Bowl is tomorrow, and you don’t have to give into temptation and eat processed, artificial, greasy and unhealthy junk. Better yet, nobody will even notice that this is a healthy and nutritious dip. It is so creamy and delicious, people keep coming back for more.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked white beans (or 1 15.5 oz can)
  • 1 can artichoke heart
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 sprig of sage (or about 7 leaves)
  • 1 organic Roma tomato, cut into 4 parts
  • 2 cups kale, rinsed and chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tbsp unfiltered cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Himalayan Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Fontina and Gruyere Cheese, shredded (Optional, if you are not Vegetarian or Lactose intolerant)

Method

1) In a small bowl, place the artichokes,tomatoes, garlic cloves, sage leaves, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix it together with your hands and lay them flat n a sheet pan covered in parchment paper. Place it in a pre heated oven to 350F for about 30 minutes, or until artichoke and garlic are golden in color. Remove and let it cool.

2) In a food processor, add the beans, kale, paprika, tomato, lemon juice, and artichoke mixture, removing the sage leaves. Pulse it in the processor until becomes a paste.

3) If you like, place it in a oven safe bowl and sprinkle some cheese on top. Place it in a sheet pan in broil for 4 minutes or until golden brown and crusty on top.

BeanDip Cheese

Sprinkle your favorite salt on top (I like Merlot Salt) and serve it with Crudites, Pita Chips, Crackers, Tortilla Chips, or Crusty Bread.

I choose Quinoa and Flax Seeds Chips and a sprinkle of Merlot Salt on top

I choose Quinoa and Flax Seeds Chips and a sprinkle of Merlot Salt on top

Bom Apetite!

 

 

 

 

Healthy New Year!

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Happy and Healthy New Year!!!
2014 was such a crazy year, I am glad it is over! The hard times have thought me a lot about resilience and perseverance.

I also learned (once again) that we do not not have total control of our lives. So when our plans are forced to be changed in the middle of our paths,the best thing to do is letting go and accepting it. Letting go of the anger that comes with it. And instead, trying to see the lesson it also brought to my life. I am thankful for that.

My biggest lesson of last year was:        🙏Balance🙏

Lesson learned after two major exercise related injuries and one ACL Reconstruction Surgery.
But I am thankful for them, because on my healing journey I drastically changed my diet and I am a healthier and happier person because of that.

So, I started my year with a smoothie of beautiful Homemade Cashew milk+Dates+Kale+Bee Pollen+Maca Powder+Frozen Bananas.

Welcome 20015! Let’s make it count!

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