Lunch with the bija life teen retreat

krisiHere are all the delicious recipes from our Modern Teen Retreat!

Lunch was served by our Rock-Star Executive Chef, Krisi Mace!

Mango Lassi served fresh berries.


To make Lassi: 1 fresh or frozen mango, 1 cup Greek yogurt, juice of lime 1tbsp Local Honey

Place all in blender till smooth, do not over blend,

Place Lassi in a beautiful glass, add berries,another layer of Lassi, then more berries. Top layer Lassi, grated dark chocolate and a spring of fresh mint.

To make it even more refreshing freeze Lassi, it will be like frozen yogurt!! Change fruit to your favorite's


Asian Chicken Salad over Avocados


4 chicken breasts, ( with or without skin) 2 celery stack 2 scallions or finely diced chives 2 Tbsp Sesame seeds 1/4 cup tamari.( or soy sauce) 1 stem grated fresh ginger 1 can water chestnuts ( can eliminate if not wanting to use canned goods) I fresh mandarin orange 2 limes. 1 tbsp sweet Sriracha sauce. ( Asian sweet chili sauce)

Sear chicken breast in coconut or olive oil. Add 1/4 cup chicken broth. Roast in 400degree oven for 20 minutes till meat is cooked to 160 degrees.

Make dressing ,scallions, Tamari,ginger ,lime juice, Siracha, and a tbsp of olive oil. When chicken is done, let it cool, shred in small pieces. Place chicken in bowl, add water chestnuts and. Oranges,. Toss mixture with dressing. Slice avocado in half ( you can keep in in skin or just scoop it out.) On a plate of your choice julienne some kale , spinach or spring lettuces, Place on plate,avocado in middle, and put lovely chicken salad on top. Enjoy.



Turn oven to 425 degrees

4 sweet potatoes, wash and peel skins.  Cut into desired slices, ( like french fries) place in a bowl sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt. Toss well. Place on a cookie sheet, ( I like using parchment paper) Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. All ovens are a bit different. Check if you want more crisp do it for 5 more minutes. When finished sprinkle with grated Parmesan and red pepper flakes. YUM



Adapted from The Healthy Kitchen

1/4 cup coconut oil ( can use butter or any other substitute of choice) 1 egg I mashed banana 1/2 cup maple syrup, honey, agave, (sweetener of choice) I cup of Pamela's bake mix 1 cup old -fashioned oatmeal 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries. 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 teaspoon orange zest, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Preheat oven to 350  degrees. Cream tho coconut oil and egg together, till smooth,add banana, vanilla, sweetener, and orange zest. Mix well, till blended. Add oatmeal, bake mix, coconut shred, walnuts etc, blend slowly till all blended. I usually use my Kitchen Aid for this. Once again, use parchment paper on baking sheet. Put 1tbsp of dough separate 2 inches apart. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool on rack.