We know smoothies are hard to wrap your brain around when it’s cold and wet outside. Since mixing Omega3NutraCleanse® into a smoothie is our customers’ preferred way of incorporating our product into their diet, we thought we’d offer more options that are more realistic for the current season.

Here are 3 gluten-free winter recipes that use Omega3NutraCleanse® (All 3 recipes adapted from Vegetarian Comfort Foods with permission from author Jennifer Browne.):

Winter Quinoa Bowl

This is a great alternative to a hot breakfast cereal. Breakfast in the winter need not be boring! The walnuts add some healthy fat, and quinoa is a complete protein, which creates a perfect meal for plant-based, gluten-free eaters.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Omega3NutraCleanse®
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon

Method

  1. Combine quinoa and almond milk.
  2. Bring to a simmer on the stove; then turn heat down to low.
  3. Cook until all milk is absorbed, and quinoa is fairly translucent.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in Omega3NutraCleanse®, and divide into bowls.
  5. Top with banana slices, walnuts, and cinnamon. Enjoy!

Vegetarian Chili

It’s perfect for a cold winter day, and especially if you’re in the mood for something hearty.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 mushrooms
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup Omega3NutraCleanse®

Method

  1. Drain and rinse beans well, then set aside.
  2. Combine onion, green pepper, carrots, and garlic in food processor.
  3. Process for about 7-8 seconds on high; then slice your mushrooms.
  4. Combine veggie mixture with mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, water, spices, and bay leaves in crock pot.
  5. Cook on high for two hours, or low for 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Just before serving, add Omega3NutraCleanse® and stir into chili.
  7. Remove bay leaves, and serve hot.

Chunky Monkey Cookies

These cookies are soft and fabulous and entirely flourless. Be careful—they vanish quickly.

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup Omega3NutraCleanse®
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mash bananas in a large bowl, and then stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Let batter stand for about 10 minutes (this is important—it’s how the batter thickens up).
  4. Drop by small spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely, and then enjoy!

We hope you enjoy these winter recipes! Leave us a comment below if you have any suggestions or questions.

*Photo by Tanya Loewen of Wild Honey Art House.