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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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Cuisine American
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process at high speed until thick and creamy.
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Warm Cinnamon Roll Stress-Adapt Smoothie

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Warm Cinnamon Roll Stress-Adapt Smoothie
This warm delight features our Stress-Adapt Herbal Pow[d]er, a building and nourishing blend of Ashwagandha, Suma, and Maca roots. Cashews, vanilla, and antioxidant cinnamon take this slightly sweet and creamy treat over the top.
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Adjust for desired consistency and cinnamon level.
Recipe Notes

*You can heat the liquid portion of this in the beginning, or gently heat the whole smoothie at the end. A Vitamix will heat a smoothie to room temperature (or warmer) just by running longer. If you are using non-denatured whey powder, make sure to heat to *just* warm as higher temps will destroy some of the whey’s beneficial components.

*If more sweetness is desired, add 1-3 drops liquid stevia.

*The no-sugar version of this smoothie leaves out the dates, and uses more cinnamon, vanilla, and stevia (if desired).

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Ranch-ish Dressing

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Ranch-ish Dressing
Okay, so I haven’t had real Ranch dressing in about 20 years. BUT. I will say that this is the closest thing to my memory of it, which is very, very good. And besides, what is “real Ranch dressing” anyway? Those of us who grew up in the 80’s remember the advent of “Cool Ranch Doritos,” which while weirdly tasty/addictive will make your hair fall out and over time, kill you (only a slight exaggeration). Chives, dill, and a little bit of creamy tang go a long way to reproduce the satisfying, traditional Ranch flavor. This nutrient-packed dressing can be used on salads or to make your steamed vegetables, grains, or grilled fish instantly more exciting. I use it with avocado and cilantro over “paleo” fish tacos in which the corn tortilla is replaced with a fresh green cabbage leaf.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
cup
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
cup
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Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except dill and chives in a blender or Vitamix, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add dill and chives and process until they are chopped and uniformly distributed.
  3. Pour over everything and enjoy.
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Ocean-friendly Fish Tacos with Ranch-ish Dressing

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Ocean-friendly Fish Tacos with Ranch-ish Dressing
I love fish and fish tacos in the Summer. Like many Californians it conjures memories of vacations down to Baja, tangled ocean hair and the best tans of my life. While my trips down south have waned over the years, my appetite for these tasty lime-drenched filets persists. But as more information becomes available, we’re learning how populations of fish we enjoy so much are in trouble due to destructive fishing and farming practices. This of course presents a problem for my fish-o-phile ways. So when grilling up my fish tacos, I choose a wild-caught variety approved by the Seafood Watch Group. Click here to download your state-specific Sustainable Seafood Guide.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
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The Tacos
Ranch-ish Dressing
The Garnish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
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The Tacos
Ranch-ish Dressing
The Garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, garlic and salt & pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Toss the fish in the marinade, and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. While marinating, whip up your Ranch-ish Dressing by placing all Dressing ingredients (except dill & chives) in a blender or Vitamix, and blend until smooth and creamy. Add dill and chives and process until they are uniformly distributed.
  4. Preheat a large skillet or grill over medium-high heat, add either enough avocado or coconut oil to coat the pan.
  5. Add the fish, cook for about 5 minutes per side or until fish is flaky.
  6. To assemble the taco, add a piece of fish to one leaf of cabbage, add garnish and drizzle with as much Ranch-ish Dressing as desired.
  7. * OPTIONAL For fun, garnish with pickled carrots, thinly sliced jicama or chopped onions.
Recipe Notes

If you're looking for spice and know you're not nightshade sensitive, you can add 1 tbsp ancho chili powder and 1 jalapeno, minced to your marinade

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Green Dream Smoothie Bowl

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Green Dream Smoothie Bowl
I’ve always loved my smoothies on the thicker side, so why not really go for it, and eat it with a spoon? The ground chia and flax form a gel so this recipe has a wonderful pudding-like consistency (experiment to find your preferred consistency). I use collagen powder as it dissolves fully - but of course use your protein powder of choice. For extra flavor and texture, I love adding coconut shreds, Stress-Adapt Herbal Pow[d]er, berries, paleo granola, and hemp seeds.
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients including 1 tsp of greens powder until thick and creamy. Spoon into a bowl and swirl the remaining 1/2 tsp of greens powder of your choice into the center. Top with chopped nuts, berries, hemp or pumpkin seeds and enjoy!
  2. If more sweetness is desired, add 1 tsp real vanilla and/or 1-3 drops organic liquid stevia.
Recipe Notes

The no-sugar version of this smoothie leaves out the dates and banana, and uses more cinnamon, vanilla, and stevia.
Use 1 tbsp nut butter if avocados are unavailable to you.

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Turmeric-Mango Lassi

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Turmeric-Mango Lassi
This delicious lassi side-steps the dairy with coconut yogurt, mango, and creamy nuts and seeds. If you don’t have a batch of Divine Turmeric Paste this is a reason to whip one up (or use dried spices if you don’t have time!). Turmeric stimulates the flow of bile, protects liver cells against toxins, and reduces inflammatory enzyme load in the body. What more do you need?
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust for desired thickness.
  2. This smoothie will thicken if you keep it overnight in the fridge due to the chia seeds. This is not a problem—you just might want to eat it with a spoon!
Recipe Notes

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Strawberry-Goji Happiness Smoothie

Author: Lily Mazzarella
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Strawberry-Goji Happiness Smoothie
This light, creamy, not-overly-sweet treat features vitamin C-rich springtime strawberries and goji berries, a.k.a. Happiness Berry or Wolfberry. Goji is a traditional Chinese medicine used for liver and kidney deficiency patterns, for “brightening” the eyes (no wonder, as it is chock-full of carotenes and anti-inflammatory pigments), and promoting happiness and longevity. In a 2-week clinical trial, daily consumption of goji berries was found to increase energy and well-being (“happiness”) and improve digestion in the lucky participants.
Prep Time 5 minutes
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serving
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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serving
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Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients and adjust liquid to desired consistency.
Recipe Notes

Dried goji berries can be a bit tough, for best results soak overnight to soften.

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Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl

Author: Lily Mazzarella

Farmacopia Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl recipe

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Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl

Loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and a plethora of other micronutrients, this chia pudding bowl recipe is a soothing, nourishing and easily digestible morning uplift.


Reinvent your breakfast over and over by getting creative with your toppings! Superfood toppings like cacao nibs, berries, flax powder and chopped dates make it easy to get your morning protein in without the hassle of cooking. Simply soak overnight and viola!

Farmacopia Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl recipe
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour to overnight
Servings
bowls
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour to overnight
Servings
bowls
Farmacopia Morning Uplift Chia Pudding Bowl recipe
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a quart-sized mason jar and shake vigorously.
  2. Refrigerate overnight, or allow to sit for a minimum of 1 hour.
  3. For a warm chia bowl, you need to make a thick pudding—so add an extra tablespoon of chia to your mixture. Heat chia mixture gently until warm, adjust for flavor and sweetness, finish with toppings, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

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