So TOMORROW IS THE DAY! Thanksgiving has finally arrived and it’s the day we’ve all been waiting for; the day we get to stuff our faces into a food coma!
Yesterday I got inspired when I saw Mind Body Green mention the idea of having a functional feast. ✨🌿 I fell in love with the concept of preparing recipes that way go wayy beyond healthy, designed to heal the body in addition to nourishing the soul, and I jetted on over to the website to get to testing everythanggg out.
After compiling my (actually really magical) faves from the site, going twinkle-toes ✨ through the grocery store at 10:30pm last night and taste-testing everything from Addictive Sage & Walnut Roasted Butternut Squash to Kombucha Cider Spritzers from 630am-1pm this afternoon, I can confidently say I am going to blow this thanksgiving away!
The recipes I settled on from Mind Body Green turned out to be SOO outrageously good I felt it would be a crime not to share; so I’ve compiled them all neatly together here for any of you last-minute Thanksgiving prep peeps! I’ll be cheffin’ all these up alongside some of the traditional faves such as mashed potatoes with gravy, corn and stuffed mushrooms!
WE START WITH DRINKS
Prepare to get weird. There is no way you’re having just one.
To ensure my cocktail was cruelty-free, I opted for replacing honey with agave in this delish drink.
The girl that developed this mocktail is a genius, I swear.
I went for GT’s organic & raw Hibiscus Ginger Kombucha instead of the original ginger flavor; the purple hue complimented the array of color on my plate to add a touch of something enchanting.
A SIDE TO SWOON OVER
Here’s a brussels sprout salad that’s more Thanksgiving than you imagined. My recommendations? Absolutely toast the pine nuts, and use pomegranate in place of the dried cranberries. Dang does this dish sing!
Of course I left the cheese out of this recipe, although there are several delicious dairy-free cheese options available at grocery stores nationwide. Your best bet is to take a peek in the refrigerated organic section.
NOW THIS IS A MAIN
How is it so simple…but it tastes soooo gooood??? It’s like a holiday symphony, played right on your palette.
ONE DECADENT DESSERT
This healthy sticky date cake is absolutely scrumptious. I wanted to add a touch more color to my plate, so I poured a little (not so healthy) raspberry buttercream frosting on top with a sprinkle of coconut flakes & crushed pecans. (For the raspberry frosting recipe, feel welcome to DM me on Instagram or leave a comment down below!)