Chrissy Teigen’s Tomato Basil Soup (a la Ina Garten)

If you follow Chrissy Teigen on Instagram (If you don’t, you should NOW – @chrissyteigen) you have most likely seen this Tomato Basil Soup she makes at least once a week. Well the recipe is from Ina Garten and you can get it at FoodNetwork.com here. It was everything I thought it would be and more. I ate it for three separate meals I loved it so much. Just don’t forget to blend all the ingredients at the end, almost missed that step and had chunky soup. Enjoy! xx, Beth

chrissy teigen tomato basil soup

Lemon Ginger Coconut Chocolate Bites

This weekend I created a bunch of healthy desserts with my boyfriend’s mom and my absolute favorite of the bunch was these Lemon Ginger Chocolate Bites. The batter alone tastes like lemon meringue pie filling. Originally the recipe was for “bars” with no chocolate but we decided that turning them into balls and putting dark chocolate on them made them much more fun. This was my first time using a food processor and it was amazing, going to have to splurge for one myself. The best thing about this recipe is that it is completely clean and raw so you can eat like 50 of them and not feel guilty (minus the chocolate). Let me know if you try out this recipe by tagging me @hautehealthy!

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Ingredients
1 Cup softened Coconut butter (warm jar in microwave)
60 grams fresh ginger root diced or Chop up 3 inches (you can also grate it)
Zest of 2 lemons
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chia seeds, ground
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/3 cup raw honey
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut (add this last)

Instructions
Line a 9 x 9 pan or similar with parchment paper that hangs over 2 sides like handles.

In a food processor or mixing bowl, add the coconut butter and ginger root. Mix well to a smooth paste.

Add all the remaining ingredients except shredded coconut: lemon zest, lemon juice, chia seeds, coconut oil, vanilla/almond and honey.

Taste the mixture, add more sweetener (honey) if needed, and mix well.

Pulse in the shredded coconut last, and very briefly so it remains chunky.

Spread the mixture into your pan and press flat. Chill for 2 hours. Remove the whole sheet of bars to a cutting board. Cut into 1-inch squares and serve. OR cut into small bars and roll each into balls. Warm up dark chocolate with coconut oil and dip the tops of each ball in the mixture. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

xx, Beth

Baked Polenta Fries.

I stopped eating Tofu after reading way too much about soy and freaking myself out so since then I have been on a hunt for another “meat” alternative. Then I read about Polenta. Polenta is basically ground corn meal with some spices but it can be made a variety of ways and tastes pretty amazing. Did I mention that it is raw and vegan too? I found Polenta at my farmer’s market in the organic aisle – it comes in a variety of flavors and does not need to be refrigerated until opened. Read below for how I made these delicious Baked Polenta Fries and let me know how you use Polenta!

baked polenta fries

Directions:
Cut up Polenta roll into “fries”
Sprinkle with Himalayan salt + pepper + cumin
Bake at 450 for 25 minutes or until browned
Enjoy!

xx, Beth

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Who doesn’t love raw chocolate chip cookie dough? No one. Ever. But with a traditional cookie dough mixture you are eating a load of calories and a ton of crap you can’t pronounce, nor should you be eating. So in an effort to recreate this amazing treat with a healthier twist, I created a simple recipe that tastes very similar to the real thing by using just a few natural ingredients (minus the chocolate chips).

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Ingredients: {One serving}
2/3 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup oats
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips or substitiute

Directions:
+ Blend cashews and oats until they are a powder
+ Add the honey, vanilla extract and blend. It will start to form a “dough” like substance.
+ Scoop dough out of mixer into bowl and stir in chocolate chips by hand.
+ Place in the freezer for a bit to harden up.
+ Serve & enjoy!

xx, Beth

Healthy Pop Tart Recipe.

My friend was coming over for brunch on Sunday and I had promised to make us something healthier but not TOO healthy (since she isn’t exactly on the same Raw till 4 level as myself). I had just seen a picture of a healthy Pop Tart in my Instagram feed so I figured I would attempt making one myself. How hard could it be? After looking on Pinterest at a million Pop Tart recipes I decided to keep my dough simple and make the filling and topping healthier. If you want to make the dough yourself there are a ton of recipes out there. I chose to get some ready-made pie crusts and call it a day. Where I decided to go healthy was in the jam filling and the protein powder glaze topping. Now, it has been years since I had a real Pop Tart, but I can say with confidence that these tasted much better…sort of like a cross between a Pop Tart and a Toaster Strudel. I know they were great because the bf plans on eating them for breakfast everyday this week! Get the recipe below and let me know if you try this out. If you do, be sure to tag me on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest with @hautehealthy.

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Haute Healthy x Sambazon Acai Smoothie Packs.

If you follow me on instagram you know of my serious acai obsession. I have it at least a few times a week either at home or my local juice bar Raw Juce which has the BEST acai bowls EVER. Ok, maybe not EVER but they are pretty damn good. So anyway, when my obsession began I first found the Sambazon acai powder on Vitacost (which really does last 30 servings btw); then I discovered the Sambazon acai smoothie packs at my local Whole Foods. While I would say they both have a similar flavor I like to use the smoothie packs more because they are individually separated and cold already, while the powder I have to mix overnight and have it cold for my morning breakfast. I have the acai smoothie/bowl about mastered and my preferred method of blending includes 1 banana, some almond milk and fresh berries for a more tart taste. There’s a reason the acai bowls that are made for you cost $10 a pop – because they are topped with tons of great healthy stuff that can be expensive. I order these toppings through Vitacost or get them at my local TJ Maxx or Marshalls – they always have great prices on tons of health foods! My favorite acai add ons are: chia seeds, hemp seeds, granola, coconut flakes and honey on top. How do you take your acai? x, Beth

Sambazon smoothie Haute healthy

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls.

Over the past few weeks I have tried to make some simple ingredient protein balls and they have not turned out very well. I was feeling a little discouraged but figured I would try something new by incorporating my new Designer Whey chocolate protein powder into my recipe. Let me just say, these peanut butter protein bites turned out so great and they are the perfect snack pre and post workout, or simply for dessert. I found that the key to making the perfect tasting protein ball is in the ratio of ingredients you use and the type of protein powder you choose.

peanut butter protein balls designer whey_haute + healthy

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Ingredients: 
1/2 Cup natural peanut butter
1/2 Cup oats
2 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Designer Whey Chocolate Protein Powder

Mix all ingredients together, form spoonfuls into bite-sized balls, freeze & enjoy!

Let me know how your peanut butter protein balls turn out or if you have any tips you want to share with me. xx, Beth