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STRESS-ADAPT PALEO GRANOLA

Author: Lily Mazzarella

Typical granolas are part of the high-glycemic faux “health food” hoax perpetrated on health conscious folks in this county (many yogurts fit this bill, too). But. The good news is, you can make your own low-fuss, low-glycemic version AND add adaptogenic support to the mix.

If you don’t know adaptogens yet, you’ll want to: adaptogens are safe, tonic herbs that support whole body neuro- endocrine balance, resulting in benefits such as stable energy, good sleep, and more robust libido.

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STRESS-ADAPT PALEO GRANOLA
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings
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Optional:
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Optional:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven on “warm” setting.
  2. In a food processor, roughly chop the nuts (you can also use sliced almonds).
  3. Combine shredded coconut, chopped nuts, seeds, Stress-Adapt powder and optional ingredients (if using).
  4. Gently heat the coconut oil, turn off the heat, and whisk in the raw honey and vanilla. While the liquid is warm and runny, pour over nut/seed/coconut combination and whisk/toss thoroughly (this can take a little while!).
  5. Spread out over 1-2 baking sheets and “dry” in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Note: it will smell divine while it's in the oven.
  6. Allow to cool, add optional cacao nibs and dried fruit, if using, and store in an airtight jar in a cool, dry place. *Tip: Double the nut/seed portion of this recipe and set aside for use in the Savory Herb Snack Mix
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THE CHERRY CONNECTOR

Author: Lily Mazzarella

I formulated this luscious smoothie for a specific reason: I’ve been healing from a chronic arm/shoulder injury for several years and am finally building back strength (woo hoo!) and becoming more active in physical therapy. Aware that an injury could set me back, I’m careful to support my tissues with the nutrients they need to recover. Research has shown that cherries reduce post-exercise fatigue, and that collagen prevents sports injury—a winning combination. Flavonoids from cherries support cross-linking of collagen fibers (what all our connective tissue is made of!). Protein, plant-based omega 3’s, and other healthy fats help reduce post-workout inflammation and restore depleted energy reserves.

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THE CHERRY CONNECTOR
Cuisine American
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Ingredients
Cuisine American
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process at high speed until thick and creamy.
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GREEN BIRD BURGERS

Author: Lily Mazzarella

I make a batch of these tasty turkey burgers and freeze them for my week’s lunches. Sometimes I add a finely chopped green, such as chard, to boost the veggie content further.

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GREEN BIRD BURGERS
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, and divide into 4-6 patties. Cook on the grill over indirect heat until firm, or in the oven at 4000 F for 25 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Serve in large cabbage or lettuce leaf with Mineral-rich Pesto or Ranch-ish dressing. Pairs wonderfully with roasted sweet potato chips.

 

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Turkey Sage Breakfast Patties

Author: Lily Mazzarella

Farmacopia Turkey Sage Breakfast Patties

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Turkey Sage Breakfast Patties
Serve with half a leftover sweet potato and some cooked greens (or green soup!) for balanced, nutrient-dense meal.
Farmacopia Turkey Sage Breakfast Patties
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
small patties
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
small patties
Ingredients
Farmacopia Turkey Sage Breakfast Patties
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Divide into 8 small patties on a baking sheet, pyrex dish, or cast iron pan.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

These can also be made stovetop in a cast iron skillet.

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