broccoli salad

I love this salad because it’s light and it’s a great way to use veggies you have ready from your meal prep day. I love the texture of the steamed broccoli with the raw stems and carrots… add the nuttiness of the hemp seeds, and I’m in heaven.  This salad is packed with omega 3s, fiber, plant protein, and…

paleo granola

If you are making homemade nut milk, you have probably had the thought There must be something I can do with this nut pulp!  My gift to you: Paleo Granola. Dry Ingredients 2 1/2 cups nut pulp 1/2 t sea salt 1 1/2 cups nuts & seeds –your choice– I use sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, pecans…

ebook preview: yam smoothie bowl

My ebook Chef Amber’s Smoothies to Detox, Heal & Energize comes out tomorrow, so I’m giving you a sneak preview today! One of my favorite tricks for smoothies these days is using frozen roasted vegetables instead of ice cubes for added nutrition, flavor, and texture. Just roast your chopped veggies (cauliflower and yams in this…

why I meal prep

I can’t tell you how much easier my week is when I spend some time planning and prepping my meals on Sunday. After meal prepping, I have some of my meals completely ready for the week, and lots of veggies and proteins prepped so that other meal are really easy to throw together. I can only imagine…

how to be your own smoothie bar

You probably know by now how much I love smoothies. It’s so easy to make your own smoothies once you know what to do, so I put together this little guide on how to be your own smoothie bar! Blenders I have only used vitamix blenders, and I’ve been really happy with them. I’ve heard…

smoothie must-haves

*For a list of superfoods, ingredients, and benefits, stay tuned for my new smoothie ebook!* Pantry Must-Haves: Protein Powder of Choice (Read the ingredients carefully, and make sure you are getting what you need! I use SunWarrior brown rice protein and Ancient Grains Bone Broth Vanilla Protein. You can also choose vegan or paleo options.) Collagen…

arugula-beet salad

This salad is made with roasted beets, arugula, sweet citrus, and feta. Beets have been a longtime favorite root veggie of mine. I eat them raw, juice them, roast them, boil, steam, and salt crust them. Recently I stumbled across some fermented beet slices, which I’ve been loving, too.  They have so many health benefits, which…

smoothie bowl for a valentine

This beet smoothie bowl is high in omega 3s and potassium, and acts as a probiotic! What better way to show your valentine (or yourself) how much you love them, than to nourish their body and soul? Just blend & pour! Ingredients ½ small roasted beet 1 frozen banana 1 cup frozen roasted butternut squash ½…

power-packed veggie “cheese”

Ok so it’s really not cheese. But this is an easy way to get tons of protein and nutrition, and it’s nut-free unlike most veggie cheeses! Eat it plain for a quick burst of protein, or put it inside your wrap or sandwich. You could even drop a piece into the blender when you’re making a…

bison & veggie stuffed squash

Ground bison is a staple in my house.  It’s a lean, low-cholesterol meat loaded with omega 3s, zinc, and iron.  I prefer it to beef because it’s easier to digest, and helps to fight inflammation in the body. This dish is a crowd pleaser, and really easy to make. I love finding small squash to…

favorite veggie soup

I’ve been LOVING this soup lately. I like the big batch because I can freeze half of it, and it’s a really versatile soup that you can eat with any of the add-ons below, or add roasted chicken to. Pre-portion it if you want to have it on the go, or drink it as a savory smoothie topped…

raw detox salad

The health benefits of this salad are amazing. I love a raw meal when I’m cleansing and detoxing.  Beets are great for the blood and liver, and (tip!) half an avocado per day for 30 days is a great way to help detox the liver.  Parsley leaves also help with cleansing with the liver and kidneys. Activated pumpkin seeds…