L.A. Mag Test Kitchen’s Self-Care Recipes with NEW Millie Gram Nut Butters

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Caring about what we put in our body is a prerequisite for treating ourselves kindly. Even something as simple as the snacks we choose can be little doses of self-care.That’s why we love new Millie Gram Nut Butters! They’re not your typical nut butters. They are made with lots of cool well-being ingredients like matcha, baobab and honey and…get this…MUSHROOMS. Yep. We all know mushrooms are so on-trend right now and Millie Gram found a super cool and delicious way to snackify them!

Millie Gram comes in two varieties – Vitality and Power – each of which have 2 flavors that come in 8 oz jars and 1.12 oz portable tubes. Depending on the variety, there are between 1250-1750 mg of mushrooms from unique blends of cordyceps, shiitake, reishi, lion’s mane and maitake.

Our foodie team is actually so obsessed with Millie Gram they brought all four varieties into the L.A. Mag Test Kitchen to create some recipe ideas that are simple and oh-so-delicious ways to treat yourself with a little dose of self-care.

Visit www.milliegram.com to find a local Gelson’s location to pick-up in store or purchase online. Try them out. You deserve it. You’re welcome, in advance!


Overnight Oats

Thinking ahead with overnight oats is the perfect way to start the morning with self-care! With this scrumptious recipe, your breakfast also takes care of itself – allowing you more time for a smooth, productive morning.

RECIPE:

  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk (or sub other dairy-free milks such as almond, soy, or hemp!)
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 2 ½ TBSP Millie Gram Sesame Almond Honey Cashew Spread
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar, organic brown sugar, or stevia to taste)
  • ½ cup rolled oats

Mix coconut milk, chia seeds, Millie Gram Nut Butter and maple syrup together in a mason jar or other container with a lid. Mix in oats until fully coated and submerged in milk mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Enjoy by itself in the morning or with a fruit of your choice. We love it with fresh sliced bananas!


“Self-Care To Go” Bites

We’re always on the go – so it’s important to treat ourselves well along the way. For even the busiest days, these ‘to go’ bites are a perfect way to take a delicious dose of self-care with you anywhere!

RECIPE:

  • 1 ¼ cup oats
  • ½ cup of Millie Gram Baobab Orange Almond-Cashew Nut Butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • ¼ cup yogurt chips
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Cover & chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove dough and roll into balls 1-inch in diameter. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator – they’re good for up to 2 weeks.


Self-Care Smoothie

Self-care is a holistic philosophy that helps keep us balanced and calm. This doesn’t have to be hard or create more work. The simple task of making a smoothie after your daily work out or meditation can help create a more intrinsic – and yummy – self-care ritual.

RECIPE:

  • 2 cups coconut water
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 TBSP Millie Gram Matcha Cashew Spread
  • Optional: 1 TBSP chia seeds

Mix all ingredients into a blender until the perfect consistency.


Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This one combines all our faves – chocolate, avocado and Millie Gram Nut Butter into a pudding (that’s right, dessert is self-care, folks!) Easy to make, hard to pass up!

RECIPE:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • ½ cup Millie Gram Cacao Almond-Cashew Spread (plus more for topping)
  • ½ cup maple syrup (or sub agave, coconut sugar, brown sugar, honey or date paste to taste)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk (or sub other dairy-free milks such as almond, soy, or hemp!)

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Refrigerate pudding until chilled (about 30 minutes).


And, as if these snack ideas weren’t enough, Millie Gram Nut Butters also come in super cute portable tubes you can have with you at all times to enjoy on their own or elevate any snacking experience.

Any way you spread or squeeze it, Millie Gram’s citrusy sweet, nutty, and earthy nut butters provide an exceptional upgrade to your snack or meal.