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Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

{Yields: 1-2}


2 avocados, pitted and peeled
1 cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup raw cacao
2 Tbsp coconut oil
pinch Celtic sea salt
Optional toppings: cacao nibs, fresh berries

Directions :

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

*This can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Root Veg Muffins

{Yield: 36 mini or 12 medium muffins}


2 cups gluten free flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup + 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 cup plant milk
2 Tbsp orange juice
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups grated veg (carrots, sweet potato, beet)
1/2 cups walnuts, toasted and chopped

Directions :

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil baking dish of choice.

Combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cloves in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk to combine.

In a separate large bowl, whisk the oil, maple, milk, oj, vinegar, and vanilla extract until well blended.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir to combine. Stir in grated veg.

Pour batter into baking dish and smooth top with spatula. Bake for about 10-15 minutes until the top of the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool pan on a wire rack.

Recipe for Success Foundation VegOut! Ambassador Chef Erin O’Leary Stewart, co-owner of DEFINE body & mind, is inspiring and empowering us to eat healthier. This busy working mom of a two-year-old teaches us how to get our veggie on with her daily VegOut! posts on Instagram. She posts tips and tricks to have kids of all ages taking on this healthy adventure. Since 2005, Recipe for Success Foundation has taught more than 50,000 kids to eat their veggies and enjoy it.

A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary arts, Erin also earned her BFA in Dance Performance and Kinesiology at Southern Methodist University and spent the subsequent eight years dancing professionally and teaching Pilates, barre, dance and fitness classes in New York City. Erin created and operated a nationally selling cookie and granola line called O’Cookies Wholesome Bites, and focuses on using natural seasonal ingredients aimed towards healing in order to live a balanced and grounded lifestyle. Along with her passion for movement, Erin strongly believes that what you eat is of paramount importance to achieving a well-rounded healthy lifestyle and continues to study the effects that food has on both the body and mind offering culinary and nutritional insight through her DEFINE foods program at DEFINE body & mind. Erin joined the DEFINE body & mind team in 2011 as co-owner and played a vital role in expanding the brand, addition of DEFINE foods, development of new class programs, and implementation of DEFINE franchise locations nationally and internationally.

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