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Crowd Pleasing and Healthy Mexican Food

  • Tuesday, May 19th at 5pm
  • Enjoy a cooking class with Health Chef, Maru Davila, during International Week!
    • On the menu:
      • Magic Guacamole
      • Plant-based Burritos
      • Vanilla Chia Pudding
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Guacamole and Salad

Makes: 2 servings 

Ingredients

  • 2 Garlic cloves 
  • 1 roma tomato organic
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, fresh, organic, 
  • 1 Serrano chile, organic 
  • 1 Avocado, 
  • 2 Limes 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celery salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder 
  • 1 package of organic leafy greens like arugula, spinach, mixed greens, romaine or other
  • 1 cup of pumpkin seeds or other nut of your choice

Equipment/Tools

  • Mixing bowl
  • Potato masher or big fork
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 small pan
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife

BURRITOS

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 canned of black beans, organic
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 Jalapeños
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ onion
  • Sea salt
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 2 cups of spinach, organic
  • 1 cup of broccoli, organic
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Grain-free tortillas from Siete Brand (Cashew, almond, chick pea, cassava) Get them at most stores.
  • Butter lettuce, organic (to be used instead of tortillas for those who don’t need or prefer to skip the tortilla)

Equipment/Tools

  • 1 large cooking pan
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife
  • Blender
  • 1 pan to heat/warm the tortillas
  • Small wood sticks to keep the burrito together (optional)

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Almond milk unsweetened or another non-dairy unsweetened milk like cashew, coconut, pistachio
  • 1/2 cup Chia seeds, organic 
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon Liquid stevia- sweet leaf brand (wholefoods, amazon)
  • 1/3 cup Almonds, organic raw or another raw nut or seed like cashews, pecans, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, walnuts
  • 1 Cup Berries, organic
  • Cashew or other nut butter (optional) – unsweetened 

Equipment/Tools

  • Small mixing bowl
  • 1 fork
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife

Learn more about Maru Davila:

Website: www.FlacaForever.com and www.TheMexicanFoodDiet.com

FB/IG Social Media: @FlacaforeverNew

Youtube Channel (to be launched in May 2020): Chef Maru https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOwjT9543O7w-7QpeX7aTQ 

Maru is a celebrity health-nutrition coach, chef, international best-selling author, and former competitive triathlete and marathon runner. She’s a frequent TV guest, writer, and speaker on weight loss, healthy eating, healthy Mexican food, detoxing, wellness, high performance, and empowerment topics.

Born in Mexico City and immigrated to the U.S. to pursue her MBA at Harvard Business School after a successful corporate career in a Fortune 500 company (Procter & Gamble). Her stressful and busy life led her to unhealthy eating and putting her health on the bottom of her priorities. This neglect eventually resulted in multiple health issues, depression, and decades of struggling to keep the weight off.

She went back to school to get certified on holistic nutrition and health, enrolled the help of the most progressive doctors, and began experimenting on herself. Through her education, she discovered a new way of eating that helped her get to a healthy weight and overcome the variety fo health issues and depression that had kept her on medicines for more than a decade 

Today she is on a mission to teach busy people how to prepare SMART meals that are quick, healthy and absolutely delicious. One of her specialties and favorites is healthy Mexican food.

She is passionate about people with knowledge and tools to get healthier, and look and feel amazing using the power of “Healthy Eating that Feels like Cheating™” and natural solutions to support and maximize physical and emotional wellbeing. Her products and programs have already helped thousands of people feel (and look) amazing in as little as 14 days.

Today, Maru balances her life as a Mom, wife, chef, and CEO, while always trying to inspire others to eat better, get fitter and feel happier.