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St. Patrick’s Day Avocado Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes


30 organic cherry tomatoes

1/2 medium organic avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut up

ounces organic cream cheese, softened

tablespoons organic basil pesto

teaspoon fresh organic lemon juice

Fresh organic basil

  1. Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato and a thin slice from bottoms of tomatoes so they stand upright. With a small spoon hollow out the tomatoes. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Invert tomatoes on the towels. Let stand 30 minutes to drain.
  2. In a food processor bowl combine avocado, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice. Cover; process until smooth. Spoon filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round or open star tip.
  3. Place tomatoes, open sides up, on a serving platter. Pipe filling into the tomato cups. Serve immediately or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving. Sprinkle with snipped basil before serving. 

Healthy 7-Layer Dip


Looking to make something healthy for your Super Bowl Party, well here it is…

Healthy 7-Layer Dip for Your Super Bowl Party

2 cups organic chopped romaine lettuce

2 organic avocados, mashed well

1 cup organic low-fat Greek yogurt

2/3 cup organic black beans

1/2 cup organic diced tomatoes

1/2 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese

Sliced organic black olives and scallions to garnish

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Essentials New Year

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Easy Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider


12 or so small-to-medium-sized organic apples, assorted
1 organic orange
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 whole nutmeg
1 Tbsp. whole cloves
1 tsp. whole allspice (optional)
water to cover

1) Wash apples and the orange, and then roughly cut into quarters. (Don’t worry about removing peels, seeds, or stems.) Place in a large stock pot.
2) Add sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Then cover with water, filling the pot until it is nearly full (about 2 inches of space at the top of my pot). Bring to a boil and boil uncovered for at least an hour, stirring occasionally. Then cover and reduce to a simmer, and allow juice to simmer for at least another two hours.
3) Periodically during the three hours, use a potato masher (or tongs, or you could just use the side of a spoon) to begin mashing the apple and orange slices once they are soft. Add more sugar or spices to your taste.
4) When cider is ready allow to cool then strain apple and orange pieces and whole spices into a clean pitcher or pot (you can strain everything through a cheesecloth and twist and squeeze to get every last drop).
5) Serve hot, and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Store in the refrigerator and reheat as desired.


Arbonne Blueberry Smoothie

Arbonne Blueberry Smoothie

1 Cup Organic Plain Yogurt

3/4 Cup Organic Blueberries (frozen)

1 Organic Banana (frozen)

1 Teaspoon Organic Cinnamon

1 Ounce Almonds (about 20)

1/2 Cup Ice

2 Scoops of Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Mix

Blend all ingredients together until smooth

Homemade Vegetable and Fruit Soak

Vegetable and Fruit Soak

The vinegar cleans and the salt will draw out any little bugs and dirt



Cleanse & Detox Green Smoothie

Arbonne Cleanse & Detox Green Smoothie

2 scoops Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder (20 grams of vegan protein, plus 20 essential vitamins and minerals)

1 Organic Apple, cored (Wash away harmful toxins in the body)

1 Organic Lemon, juiced (This citrus fruit helps boosts the digestive tract)

1 Cup Organic Kale (Chlorophyll kick starts the digestive tract by ridding the body of pesticides and environmental toxins)

1 Stalk Organic Celery (Used as a diuretic for centuries and thought to be an excellent blood cleanser)

1 Teaspoon Flax Seed Oil (Great source of Omega-3’s and ridding the body of harmful toxins)

1 Cup Arbonne Detox Tea, chilled (Boost digestive tract and flush out harmful toxins)


Add all the above ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth then pour over ice.