It’s Christmas Eve, and that means Santa and his reindeer have a very busy night tonight – they have to travel the whole world and deliver presents to the good little boys and girls – so they are going to need energy!
At our house, we are going to leave some Gluten-free superfood-boosted treats out for Santa and his reindeer that will help give them the energy they need to get their job done!
For the Reindeer…
During the Winter months, reindeer typically eat something called lichen, which is a composite of a fungus and an algae – they especially like to eat especially reindeer moss. They also eat the leaves of willow and birch trees. But even though it is not something reindeer would usually eat, carrots and apple slices would be a real treat for them, so that is what we are leaving at our house for Santa’s reindeer.
Traditionally, Santa gets cookies and milk. This year, we will be leaving Santa a choice of several different Gluten free cookies and some superfood boosted treats and hot chocolate (see recipes below):
Superfood Peppermint Bark
This bark is unique in that it is made with dark chocolate and coconut oil – both superfoods!
This recipe was inspired by this recipe for Peppermint Patties from Elana’s Pantry, a great resource for organic and gluten free cooking.
Double Chocolate Peppermint Stick Cookies
Gluten Free Molasses Ginger Spice Cookies
*Alternatively, this batter could also be rolled into gingerbread men – after step #5, put the batter into the refrigerator for approx. 30 mins to chill. Then roll out dough between parchment or saran wrap, or on a silpat sheet under saran or parchment. Cut with cookie cutters. Bake as directed.
Inspired by this recipe from The Food Lovers Primal Palate.
Superfood Snowball Cookies (raw & Gluten free) – these are a great snack for anytime of year! Perfect for an athlete! These are raw cookies – so no oven needed!
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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What’s the difference between pink Himalalyan Salt and Redmond”s real salt? Thanks for you comment.
I like the Real Salt brand – that is a good choice, contains the natural trace minerals, and no additives. Definitely a good choice!http://rebalancelife.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form
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