Add more green to your St. Patrick's Days this year in a healthy way. This smoothie is packed full of vitamins, nutrients and flavor! This recipe is featured in Miraval's Mindful Eating cookbook
CLEAR, AGELESS SKIN SMOOTHIE
Note from Nutritionist Junelle Lupiani: “Smoothies are a great, quick energy option any time of day. Just remember that many have a similar calorie count to a plated meal when using them as a substitute.”
March 2014 Recipe of the Month
This month's recipe of Coconut Lime Bars is featured in Sweet & Savory Cooking, Miraval's newest cookbook created by Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy. These citrusy bars are the perfect way to welcome the warmer weather!
"Everybody loves this kind of slightly fancy bar cookie, especially my version with fresh lime juice and lime zest—although, the classic lemon version is pretty great, too. These are easy to make—just press the crust into the pan—but they’re delectable enough to serve as a dessert for guests or to bring to a cookie swap. I use coconut oil instead of butter in the crust, which has a wonderful flavor and no cholesterol. You can add toasted coconut to the top for garnish if desired." - Pastry Chef Kim Macy
Have a love for chocolate but deprive yourself the joy of eating it? Chocolate has many benefits which include contributing to a healthy heart, reducing stress, and even higher intelligence. So indulge and reap the benefits of this scrumptious snack (in moderation, of course!). Try some of these delicious dessert recipes featured in our cookbooks Mindful Eating and Sweet & Savory Cooking. These recipes capture the true flavor of your favorite desserts using healthier ingredients than traditional recipes.
These three recipes are some of our chocolate-lovers' favorites!
February 2014 Recipe of the Month
This month's recipe of Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes is featured in Sweet & Savory Cooking, Miraval's newest cookbook created by Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy. These light pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat to surprise your family with on cold mornings!
Note from Chef Kim Macy: Having success with gluten-free recipes isn't just a matter of using the right ingredients; it's also about cooking things properly. You need to know that these pancakes don't behave quite the same as "traditional" ones—you won't see a lot of bubbles forming as you cook the first side, and you'll need to cook them a touch longer than you think you might. The best way to test is by taking a bite!
Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes
Makes 12 Five-Inch Pancakes
- 1 c. rice flour
- 1/4 c. tapioca flour
- 1/4 c. potato starch
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Looking for healthier options during your Super Bowl party this year? Try some of these classic dishes with a Miraval twist. Featured in Mindful Eating and Sweet & Savory Cooking, these recipes use natural, fresh ingredients for amazing flavor with tons of nutrients.
For more healthy, flavorful recipes from Miraval Chefs, order your copy of Mindful Eating or Sweet & Savory Cooking today!
Note from Executive Chef Justin Macy: I make this chili with venison when I cook it at Miraval, but you can use beef chuck as well. Don't grind the meat, however; the cubes will give you a really nice texture. You'll simmer the chili for a long time, which will marry the ingredients and make the meat fork-tender. A little bit of bacon and some canned chipotles in adobo give the dish a hint of smokiness that is balanced by a touch of honey and molasses and some nerve form the porter and red wine.
- 1/4 lb. applewood smoked bacon
- 1 lb. medium-diced venison meat or beef-chuck stew meat
- 2 medium yellow onions, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
- 1 c. diced red bell pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped