Sonnet Lauberth Recipes

 Enjoy these recipes from holistic health coach, Sonnet Lauberth.

No-Stress Blood Orange Spritzer (with Magnesium)
 
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Makes two 16-ounce drinks
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh blood orange juice (about 6 medium oranges)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Natural Calm Raspberry-Lemon Flavor magnesium supplement
  • 16 ounces sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Juice oranges and mix with magnesium powder. Add sparkling water, ice, and garnish with fresh mint (optional). Serve and enjoy!
Notes
Magnesium is a mineral that you can find in sea vegetables, dark leafy greens and green vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and cacao. However, due to mineral depletion in our soil and cooking/heating our food, most of the magnesium in our food supply is minimal by the time it reaches our bodies. And if you consume coffee, sugar, or high amounts of protein, this can also deplete magnesium levels in the body.

About a month ago I began including Natural Vitality’s Natural Calm magnesium supplement in my diet and have already noticed a huge difference. I am sleeping better, feeling less stressed overall (even while moving!), and saw a huge decrease in PMS symptoms. This is the only magnesium supplement I have tried, so I can’t personally recommend others, but I love how easy it is to add this powder to water. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with organic stevia; so, when mixed with water, it makes a bubbly, sweet drink.

The magnesium powder mixes best with warm or room-temperature liquids, so be sure to mix the juice and powder together before adding any ice.

Disclosure: Natural Vitality provided me with complimentary samples of their products, but I was under no obligation to write a positive review or create a recipe. I was so shocked by my findings on magnesium deficiency and the difference that this supplement made for me that I wanted to share it with you. I would never recommend a product here that I do not personally use and believe in.
Fajita Baked Yams
 
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Serves 4
Ingredients
  • Fajita Baked Yams: 4 medium-large yams
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • Simple Black Beans: 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • 4 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Fajita Baked Yams: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub yams and place in a baking dish (you can line it with foil to make cleaning easier). Bake about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until yams are tender.
  2. Add olive oil to a pan over medium-low heat. Add the bell pepper and onions and sauté 5-7 minutes, until tender-crisp.
  3. Simple Black Beans: Add the olive oil to a pot over medium heat. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, and chili powder and sauté for an additional minute. Add the black beans, vegetable broth, and bay leaves. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until beans are soft, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove the bay leaves and serve beans atop baked yams. Garnish with red pepper flakes, if desired.
Notes
I’ve stopped myself about ten times now from sharing this recipe with you. Why? It’s a silly reason and I’m sure you’ll laugh. It’s because I worry that it’s too simple. I’m all about easy and quick recipes, but this one really seems overly simple. I finally decided to get over myself and just share it with you already, because it’s a great example of a meal that I eat’and quite often, I might add. This recipe includes baked yams, sautéed fajita veggies, and some spiced black beans. For an easy weeknight dinner, roast the yams and make the black beans ahead of time. Then, come dinnertime, simply sauté up your fajita veggies, reheat your potato, and top it with some black beans. This recipe is incredibly flexible, so feel free to add in any leftovers from your fridge that need to be used up. And it is mighty fine topped with some fresh avocado slices!