Healthy Holiday Indulgence (Everything in Moderation) ???

Pear Ginger Shots?

• 4 Ripe Anjou pears, peeled, quartered
• 1 cup apple cider
• 1 cup dry white wine
• 1 Tbs ginger, minced, or ginger juice
• 1 Tbs lemon juice
• 1 cinnamon stick, 4-inch • 1/4 tsp salt
• 1 1/2 Tbs honey

1. Stir pears, cider, wine, ginger (or ginger juice) to taste, lemon juice, cinnamon stick and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and gently simmer until the pears are very tender, about 20 minutes.
2. Discard the cinnamon stick. Pour the soup into a large blender or food processor; add honey. Blend or process until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Pour into a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours. Pour into small glasses to serve. ?

Pomegranate Champagne Punch ??

• 2 cup champagne
• 1 cup pomegranate juice • 1 cup seltzer
• 1/2 cup citrus vodka
• 1 lemon twist
Combine ingredients in a large bowl or pitcher. Serve over ice with a twist of lemon

Veggie Ceviche ???

• 1 Can Hearts of Palm Cut in rings (14 ounces)
• 2 Large Tomatoes, Diced, any color
• 1/2 Small Red Onion, Diced
• 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
• 2 Jalapenos, diced (or to taste) 2 Limes Juice of
• 1 Tbs Olive Oil
• 1 Avocado Optional
• 1 Cucumber Optional
• 1 Green Bell Pepper
• Optional 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp black pepper

1. Cut hearts of palm in circles and pop out the middle.
2. Chop everything else and mix together.
3. Serve in martini or margarita glasses with a little cilantro and fresh

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

• 2 bananas,small
• 1/2 cup almond butter, or other nut seed
• 2 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 2 tbs coconut oil, melted
• 3 tbs maple syrup
• 1 1/2 cup oats, quick-cook
• 1/2 cup almond flour
• 1/2 cup coconut flour
• 1/4 cup flax meal
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Peel and chop bananas
  2. Preheat oven to 350
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. Add bananas, almond butter, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut oil and maple syrup to blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  5. In a mixing bowl whisk together oats, flours, flax meal, baking powder, baking soda, make a well in the middle and add wet ingredients
  6. Stir until just combined then stir in chips
  7. Using an ice cream scooper, or 1/4 cup measuring cup, place batter on parchment lined baking sheet and shape into cookies
  8. Bake for 15-18 min or until edges are browned
  9. Cool on wire rack. Wrap and freeze leftovers.


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