5 Holistic Recipes for Healthy Living

Getting the right nutrients is very important for overall health and illness prevention. Holistic cooking isn’t as complicated as it sounds. It basically just means eating fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and making healthy dairy choices. Eating holistically helps the mind, body, and soul. Since the holidays are upon us, we thought we’d give you five holistic recipes for traditional holiday goodies.

1.) Holistic Holiday Eggnog Recipe

Ingredients

2 large eggs

2/3 cup canned coconut milk

1/3 cup water

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

2 tbsp. raw honey

Instructions

1. On the stovetop, melt the raw honey just until melted.

2. In a large bowl add eggs.

3. With an electric mixer beat eggs on medium high until well blended.

4. Add coconut milk, water and melted raw honey and beat on medium high for several minutes until mixture thickens slightly.

5. Stir in the vanilla and ground nutmeg.

6. Chill for several hours.

7. Serve with a cinnamon stick and some ground nutmeg on top.

8. If you want this to be an alcoholic eggnog, add a little brandy, rum or bourbon

 

2.) Holistic Recipes for Healthy Living: Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

3 cups blanched almond flour

1/4 cup grass fed butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup organic cane sugar

1/4 cup raw honey

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt

1/2 – 1 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate mini chips which are dairy, nut and soy free.)

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 F. With a Kitchen Aid or electric mixer blend together butter, coconut oil, organic cane sugar, raw honey, eggs and vanilla extract. Blend until well combined (about 2 minutes). In a separate bowl combine almond flour, baking soda and unrefined sea salt. Mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Place a rounded spoonful (about 1 inch) onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

3.) Holistic Recipes for Healthy Living: Butter Cookies

 Ingredients

3 egg yolks

1/2 cup Stevia Blend (Can use other sweetener of choice)

2 tsp. vanilla extract

4 cups blanched almond flour

2 sticks (or 1 cup) grass fed butter, softened

2 tbsp. coconut flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine butter, egg yolks, sweetener, and vanilla with an electric mixer or kitchen aid. Add almond flour and coconut flour and blend with mixer until well combined. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down slightly with a fork making a criss cross design on the cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly brown. Sprinkle with homemade red sprinkles (see recipe).

 

4. Holistic Recipes for Healthy Living: Rum Balls

Ingredients

1 cup (about 8 pieces) of shortbread (see recipe) cut up into pieces.

1 cup finely ground pecans, or pecan meal

2 tbsp. + 2 tsp. rum

2 tbsp. + 2 tsp. raw honey

Unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

Directions

Mix all ingredients (except coconut flakes) together. Roll into 1 inch balls. Roll balls into coconut flakes if desired.

 

5. Holistic Recipes for Healthy Living: Shortbread

Ingredients

3 cups blanched almond flour

2 sticks (or 1 cup) grass fed butter

1/2 cup organic cane sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 F. Combine almond flour, butter and sugar together (I used my kitchen Aid Mixer). Press evenly into an ungreased 8×8 pan. Gently prick with a fork. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cut shortbread in 20 pieces. Turn oven off and return the shortbread back to the oven while leaving your oven door slightly opened (I used a metal spoon to create a 1-2 inch opening). Leave shortbread in oven for 1 hour. This is an important step to allow the shortbread to crisp up. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from pan.

Sources:

http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/dessert/holiday-cookies/

http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/drinks/holiday-egg-nog/