Delicious, Healthy, and Sustainable Recipes from a Nutritionist and Chef!

When you choose organic, plant-based foods, you know you're doing your body a favor. But you're also helping the planet with your choices as well! It's been proven that most unhealthy foods are not only bad for your body, but for the environment too. Eating a sustainable diet has become the more 'trendy' thing to do, and it's a trend we can get behind! Sustainable and organic foods provide us the nutrients we need in a way that respects our ecosystems (without depleting our natural resources).

 

Here are some ways you can be more mindful about eating more sustainably:

- Eat more plant-based foods

The livestock industry alone generates nearly 15% of all man made greenhouse gas emissions. If you're not ready to fully cut out meat, even just limiting your intake will help.

- Growing your own foods

Growing your own food is the most sustainable way of eating! It's free from the carbon footprint and it's much more delicious when it comes straight from your backyard.

- Avoid wasting foods

Food waste is a big problem and you can make a difference in simple ways.  Freeze anything you can’t eat while it’s fresh, buy loose produce so you can select the exact amount that you need, and plan recipes ahead so you know which groceries you need to get.

- Only buy and eat certified foods

    Be mindful of where you're getting your food. Are they certified organic and sustainable? Spend your money on business's that you know are honest and good for the environment!

     

     

    One business's food we love to add into our diet is Alma Frutal. Founded by nutritionist and chef Glenda Saborio (a dear friend of Tutublue founder Sarah Buxton), their intention is to provide its customers with the highest quality foods straight from Costa Rica. They work together with nature and Costa Rica's local farmers to support a healthy environment and diet. Glenda is a superb chef and often shares delicious recipes through Alma Frutal's Instagram. Check out some of her organic and healthy recipes below and shop their food at their website!

     

    Smoothie Bowl

    Blend:

    • 1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries
    • 2 Frozen Organic Bananas
    • 1 Tbsp of Alma Frutal Peanut Butter
    • 1/2 Tbsp Tahini
    • 1 Spoon of Animamundi Rose Powder
    • 1 Spoon of Cacao Beans
    • 1 Tbsp of Maca and Lucuma Powder
    • 1 Cinnamon Stick
    • Splash of Vanilla
    • 1/3 Cup of Nut Milk

    Top it off with Alma Frutal dried fruits and cacao nibs, then enjoy!

    French Toast 

    Mix in a bowl:

    • 1 Egg
    • 2 Organic Bananas (small bananas with brown spots for more sweetness )
    • Pinch of Cinnamon
    • Pinch of Vanilla
    • 2 Tbsp of Coconut yogurt or Nut Milk

    Then add 2 slices of sourdough bread into the mix. Put 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the pan, then place the bread onto the pan until toasted. Once cooked, add a slice of butter, maple syrup, strawberries, orange skin, pinch of salt and love on top!

    Smoothie Bowl

    Blend:

    • 1 Cup of Frozen Strawberries,
    • 1 Coconut Water
    • 1 Passion Fruit and Raw Honey
    • Splash of Lime Juice

    Top it off with Alma Frutal peanut butter and dried fruits!

    Green Smoothie Bowl

    Blend:

    • 1 Cold Coconut Water and Coconut
    • 1 Kale
    • 1 Frozen Banana
    • 1 Tbsp of Alma Frutal Peanut Butter
    • 1 Pinch of Cinnamon

    Top with Alma Frutal dehydrated fruits!

    Dragon Fruit Bowl

    Blend:

    • 1 Frozen Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)
    • 1 Frozen Passion Fruit
    • 1 Frozen Banana
    • 1/3 Cup of Pineapple
    • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk

    Top it off with chia seeds, oats, cashew seeds & Alma Frutal fruits!


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