New Year’s Eve celebrations mean getting together with loved ones, setting off fireworks, indulging in food, and toasting for a healthy life.

In Aruba, people welcome the New Year’s Eve festivities with the light of the pagara – Chinese firecrackers. This cultural event gathers friends and family to have a champagne toast and get ready for this special occasion meal while fireworks brighten the sky and the ocean.

Without a doubt, this sparkling party accompanies the joy of preparing Aruban traditional dishes to welcome the new year. Although resorts and hotels offer tourists New Year’s Eve meals at their restaurants with delicious and multicultural menus, locals prefer cooking at home.

However, people don’t have to stick just to traditional dishes, they can try new high-protein recipes to keep their families healthy and energized to celebrate and say hello to the New Year to come.

You might be wondering whether these nutrient-rich recipes are tasteful for New Year’s Eve or not. The truth is that they’re mouthwatering and healthy dishes to begin another year on the right foot. And the best part is that you can get all the best protein products for your super powerful recipes at Nature’s Discount.

Believe it or not! Superfood recipes offer a myriad of options to boost your creativity and have colorful and delicious meals. Read ahead and prepare these 4 nourishing recipes to show your loved ones you care for their health.

The Best Fruits & Greens Recipes to Start the Day

Sound familiar? The best way to start the last day of this year is with a Mango Coconut Green Smoothie to energize your body for all celebrations. Discover the ingredients you need to prepare this creamy beverage: 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 passion fruit
  • ½ cup frozen zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons Spirulina powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut or almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Cacao nibs or coconut shreds

Have your smoothie ready in the blink of an eye! Blend on high all ingredients for around 30 seconds until getting a creamy mix. End it with cacao nibs or coconut shreds and enjoy it. 

Have you tried Chia Seed Pudding?

Needless to say, this is another fabulous dish with superfood supplements to give your day a new and energetic start. Have a look at the ingredients you need:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp spirulina powder
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup or coconut sugar 

How do I prepare it? Blend and get a super smoothie! Mix almond milk and sweetener in a small bowl. Separately, mix chia seeds and spirulina and finally, fuse both mixtures, refrigerate, and serve it with granola or fruits.

Now, you have two appetizing options for breakfast, let’s find out what superfood recipes you can get for lunch.

A Super Recipe for the Kids: Macaroni, Cheese, and Maca

You’re about to find out how to prepare a delicious dish for your end-of-year dinner, especially for the children. These are the ingredients you need to give a touch of cheese to your meals:

  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni (cook with 4 cups water and a pinch of salt)

Cheese sauce:

  • 1 can butter beans
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp mild mustard
  • 1 tsp Maca powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Mozzarella cheese

Ready to impress the little ones? Blend all the cheese sauce ingredients together and mix the cooked macaroni with the cheese sauce in a preheated pan with olive oil.

But what if you’re not in the mood for pasta? The best thing about this delicious cheese sauce is that you can use it with any other dish, such as chicken, meat, or vegetables. 

It’s time to sparkle your lunch with creative recipes and don’t forget the superfood must-have ingredient – Maca powder. An energy and health booster you cannot miss.

After preparing these delicious recipes for a healthy and wonderful New Year, you must be in the super chef mood, but don’t forget about sweets and desserts.

Have Healthy Desserts for New Year’s Eve

We know you are wondering; how I can choose a healthy dessert for the festive season. You’re about to discover how to give your meal the sweetest and most delicious touch with an almond flour cake

Let’s start with the ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil at room temperature – extra for greasing
  • 1 tbsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Heat, mix and bake! Start by heating the oven to 320°F degrees. Then, mix all the dry ingredients – almond flour, baking powder, cardamom powder, and salt. Then add eggs, honey, and coconut oil in a bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture into a greased pan and bake until the top is golden brown.

You can read more about these superfood ingredients such as coconut oil in our blog article “Come Discover the Benefits of Coconut.”

There’s no better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than having family and friends around and brighten your moments by watching the fireworks while enjoying the aforementioned superfood recipes. 

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