DIY Plant-based Smoothies with So Delicious

Looking for inspiration to fill your spring mornings with color, taste + plants in one easy bowl or cup? Small steps leading to change can absolutely add up. Change can happen one morning at a time, one smoothie at a time, one plant-based alternative at a time. Create a smoothie you love with this DIY guide here with So Delicious.

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 Sprouts Farmer’s Market is the perfect time to stock up on plant-based yogurt alternatives + milk alternatives to help achieve your plant-based goals one step at a time.

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 Here are some great products to have on hand to create a single serve smoothie you can enjoy any time of the day: So Delicious 5.3OZ Yogurts: Vanilla Coconut, Strawberry Banana, Blueberry + Raspberry. The So Delicious 24OZ Vanilla Cultured Yogurt Alternative is also an excellent staple to create family-sized smoothies.

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 DIY Plant-based Smoothie Recipe with So Delicious:

 

Start with your base, Choose:

 

1 Container: So Delicious 5.3OZ Vanilla Coconut Yogurt Alternative

1 Container: So Delicious 5.3OZ Strawberry Banana Yogurt Alternative

1 Container: So Delicious 5.3OZ Blueberry Yogurt Alternative

1 Container: So Delicious 5.3OZ Raspberry Yogurt Alternative

 

For a Family-sized Smoothie:

 

3 Cups So Delicious 24OZ Vanilla Cultured Yogurt Alternative

 

Choose Your Fruit:

 

1 Cup Frozen Strawberries

1 Cup Frozen Blueberries

1 Cup Frozen, Peeled Banana

1 Cup Frozen or Canned Pineapple

 

For a Family-sized Smoothie:

 

Add in 3 Cups of fruit

 

Choose Your Color:

2 TBSP Powdered Dragon Fruit

2 TBSP Green Matcha

 

For a Family-sized Smoothie:

 

Add in 5 TBSP Powdered Dragon Fruit or Green Matcha

 

Extra add-ins:

 

¼ Cup Spinach

¼ Cup Hemp Seeds

¼ Cup Flax Seeds

¼ Cup Walnuts

¼ Cup Almond Butter

¼ Cup Sunflower Butter

 

For a Family-sized Smoothie:

 

Add in 1 Cup extra add-ins

 

Optional toppings for a hearty Smoothie Bowl:

Granola

Walnuts

Drizzle Almond Butter

Drizzle Sunflower Butter

Sprinkles

Frozen Blueberries

Sunflower Kernels

Cacao Nibs

 

Tried + True Kid-Tested Raspberry-Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe:

 

 

1 Container: So Delicious 5.3OZ Raspberry Yogurt Alternative

1 Cup Frozen Strawberries

2 TBSP Powdered Dragon Fruit

¼ Cup Hemp Seeds

 

Blend together on Medium, top with sprinkles + a fun straw + enjoy!

 

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However you choose to create your smoothie, just remember every step counts. Start with a combination you know you will love + venture out to adding a few leave of spinach, then next time maybe a few more. Remember, progress is perfection.

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This recipe was created in partnership with So Delicious + Sprouts. I only share products + brands that I honestly love + use. And, you can find me at Sprouts often with a cart full of plant-based products + plant-based beverages. I have partnered with Silk + Sprouts to help promote Silk Almondmilk + the Sprout’s plant-based alternatives that are available at a Sprout’s near you.

 

 

Photography by: // © Lindsey Lee & Co.

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Easy Dill Sauce Recipe with a Quinoa & Brown Rice Family Dinner with Path of Life

I'm always looking to make dinner prep time a little easier. One of my life savers is the brand Path of Life. I love short-cuts, but I still want to eat "clean," natural + simple. Here, I'm sharing how this brand can help make your meal prep simpler. Plus, keep reading for a really delicious Fresh Dill Sauce to round out a full dinner for your family .

Easy family dinner with a fresh dill sauce recipe

Path of Life offers 6 organic + natural microwavable side dishes. I used the Brown Rice & Quinoa variety here. But, there are some other really delicious dishes, like: Southwest Quinoa, Mediterranean Quinoa, Superfood Pilaf + more. They are all ready in 4 minutes. Just pop in the microwave, chop some veggies or throw your sauce ingredients in the blender + multi-task while this dinner side is cooking. 

Dill sauce recipe with quinoa and path of life

I have grown to love cooking. But, I do not love all the dirty pots + pans. Honestly, I often need to clean my stock pot from the night before just so it's ready to make dinner again. I love that the Path of Life microwavable pouches help me have less dirty dishes. Sometimes my dirty pots + pans are my biggest pains. The struggle is real with the dirty dishes in my house day in + day out. 

Easy family dinner recipe. Microwave dinner with fresh dill sauce.

My baby Bridger loved this Quinoa & Brown Rice Blend so much, he was eating it as I took the photos!

easy dill sauce recipe and family dinner with quinoa and brown rice

Fresh Dill Sauce

Ingredients:

1 Cup Fresh Dill

1/2 Cup Chopped Leeks

1/2 Cup Macadamia Nut Oil

Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds

2 Tablespoons Brown Rice Syrup

1/2 Teaspoon Truffle Salt

Modifications: For a tree nut allergy substitute Macadamia Nut Oil for Avocado, Grapeseed or Olive Oil

Fresh Dill Sauce Directions:

Wash + rince 1 cup of fresh dill. Hey, grab it from your windowsill if this is a herb you grow! Place the dill in your blender. Chop 1/2 cup of leeks, rinse + add to blender. Measure + pour 1/2 cup of macadamia nut oil into the blender. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon into the blender. Measure + pour into blender: hemp seeds, brown rice syrup + truffle salt. Blend on medium for 30-60 seconds, then pour into a small serving dish. 

Easy family dinner. vegan gluten free dinner idea. Quinoa and rice recipe with dill sauce

Easy Dill Sauce with Quinoa & Brown Rice Family Dinner

Ingredients:

1 - 2 bags of Path of Life Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice

1 batch of Fresh Dill Sauce

1 can of Garbanzo beans, strained

1/2 head of cabbage, chopped

Optional: sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts or sunflower seeds for topping

Optional: dairy or non-dairy cheese for topping

Directions:

Microwave the Path of Life Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice pouch, while blending the Fresh Dill Sauce in the blender. Open + strain 1 can of garbanzo beans. Chop 1/2 head of cabbage. After the pouches are microwaved, let stand. Then, place in a sauce pan with 2 tablespoons of the fresh dill sauce + lightly sauté. Or, just stir the sauce in and forget that dirty pan! Plate your dish with the quinoa & rice blend, topped with chopped cabbage, garbanzo beans tossed in the fresh dill sauce + a side of the fresh dill sauce. Top with optional toppings such as: sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, parmesan cheese or cashew cheese. 

Enjoy!

Easy family dinner. Quinoa and rice with dill sauce

If your kids are still learning about some of these foods, present the foods in small quantities at first. Allow them to dip the cabbage, garbanzo beans + Quinoa & Brown Rice into the Dill Sauce as they explore the foods. 

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This post was sponsored by Path of Life. I only share products that I truly use + that are in our fridge + in our bellies. Thank you for supporting the companies the support this blog + bring you easy new recipes. 

Easy family dinner with fresh dill sauce and quinoa and brown rice

 

Photography by: //  © Lindsey Lee & Co. 

3 Gluten Free Family Friendly Lunchbox Ideas with BFree Foods

Time to break free from the boring lunchbox with BFree Foods. Looking for Non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, egg-free, nut-free, soy free lunch ideas? BFree Foods has so many options to help you create some awesome lunches. I'm sharing 3 gluten free, family friendly lunchbox ideas with BFree Foods

Gluten free lunchbox wraps for kids

Stuck with the same old lunch ideas + looking for some fun + tasty lunchbox ideas? Here I'm sharing 3 lunchbox ideas that are perfect for both the parents + kids. 

Gluten Free Roll Ups with Sunflower Seed Spread + Jelly + Fresh Fruit

Gluten Free Pitas with Homemade Hummus + Fresh Veggies

Gluten Free Pizza Wraps

Gluten free breads, wraps, pitas and bagels. 3 Gluten free family friendly lunchbox ideas

BFree Foods has a large range of products that are all Non-GMO, gluten free, free from the most common allergens + vegan. It's amazing to find pita bread, bagels, wraps, dinner rolls + sliced bread that are gluten free yet taste so authentic. You'll want to try everything!

Gluten free SunButter and Jelly wrap for your kids lunchbox

Gluten Free Roll Ups with Sunflower Seed Spread + Jelly + Fresh Fruit

This twist on the typical lunchtime sandwich is a fun way to brighten up a lunchbox. Perfect for both kids + adults, alike. 

Directions:

Lay a BFee Quinoa + Chia Seed wrap flat on a cutting board. Spread a layer of Sunflower Seed Spread. Next, spread a layer of jelly. My kids like a layer of both raspberry + blueberry jelly! Next, add fresh fruit. Add fruit like: blueberries, banana slices, strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate seeds peach slices or apple slices. Add what is in season, what you have on hand, or try something new. For younger kids, or kids that aren't quite ready for lots of texture or large chunks of fruit, cut the pieces much smaller before placing on the tortilla. Next, take a pizza cutter and cut 1 1/2 inch strips down the tortilla. Then, roll up and place in a bento box. Enjoy! 

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Add some fresh veggies to pair with your gluten free Sunseed + J wraps! It also pairs well with a dairy free yogurt bowl with swirled blueberry puree + topped with ground flaxseeds + vegan mini chips.

Gluten Free lunchbox

Gluten Free Pitas with Homemade Hummus + Fresh Veggies

This light + fluffy pita bread sandwich is a hit. I could eat this everyday. A grown ups favorite, yet it can be perfectly modified for the pickiest of kids. 

Homemade Hummus Ingredients:

3 Cans of Chick Peas

1 Can of Reserved Water from the Chick Peas

2 Cloves Roasted Garlic

3 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Paprika

1/2 Tbsp Salt

1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper

Directions:

Drain 2 cans of chick peas. Add to blender. Add addition can of chick peas with reserved water to the blender.

Roast 8 cloves of garlic in a frying pan with 1 Tsp olive oil over medium heat. Continue to turn with a spatula  until toasted. Add garlic cloves to blender.

Juice one lemon. Reserve 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice. Add to blender.

Add Olive Oil, Paprika, Salt + Black Pepper to the blender. Blend on medium high until a smooth consistency is achieved. Scoop out into a reusable container. Top with a dash of olive oil, paprika + lemon juice. 

Gluten free pita with homemade hummus recipe

Gluten Free Pitas with Homemade Hummus + Fresh Veggies Directions:

Spread homemade hummus onto the inside bottom of a BFree pita. (For kids that don't yet like big chunks of vegetables, stir small diced veggies into the hummus). Next, top hummus with fresh chopped veggies, such as: rainbow carrots, radishes, cucumber, onions, olives + arugula. Spread your favorite salad dressing onto the top inside of the pita bread. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Pizza Wraps

Gluten Free Pizza Wraps

Pizza is always a favorite, but this is a great portable way to bring it along in a lunchbox!

Directions:

Place a BFree Multigrain Wrap onto a pizza pan. Next, spread pizza sauce onto the wrap. Then, sprinkle cheese or dairy-free cheese onto the sauce. (For kids that don't yet like big chunks of vegetables, chop mushrooms, olives, peppers, fresh basil, arugula, + kale into tiny pieces + mix into the cheese before sprinkling on the wrap). For adults that love the fresh veggies, pile them on! Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven + let cool. Next, use a pizza cutter and cut 1 1/2 inch strips down the tortilla. Then, roll up and place in a bento box. Add fun pics to bring some cheer + to keep the roll-ups together. Enjoy! 

Gluten free Pizza wraps. 3 Gluten free lunchbox ideas

Which lunchbox recipe will you try first?

Did you know you can get your favorite variety of BFree Foods from your local King Soopers?

Gluten free lunchbox ideas. Vegan lunchbox ideas.

This post was sponsored by BFree Foods. I only share products that I love + trust, that;s found in my pantry + in our bellies. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog + bring you great recipes, new content + some inspiration. 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co. 

Simple Gluten Free Lunchbox Ideas with Lindsey Lee and Co.