2 cups homemade cashew milk or Silk Cashew Milk (yummy & rich!)
½ cup Trader Joe’s extra thick and creamy Coconut Cream
⅓ cup raw cashews (soaked overnight or for at least 30 minutes)
—Cashews are optional, but important if you leave out the coconut cream
4-6 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg… Read more
I like for one of my meals—usually breakfast—to be a smoothie made with veggies and fruit. I also add one superfood powder: 1 ounce of one of the following–spirulina powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, wheatgrass powder, or a vegan protein powder.
First, choose 4—6 ounces of some good dense, fibrous ingredients—
- Leafy greens of any kind
- Roots/Tubers of any kind
Add … Read more
Cool, refreshing, mint-lime goodness!
Summertime Virgin Mojito
1 part simple syrup
1-1/2 parts lime juice
6 mint leaves, whole (do not shred)
1 sprig mint
To make a simple syrup, add equal parts sugar and water, heat until the sugar dissolves into the water, and allow to cool.
To create the drink, muddle* the lime juice, mint leaves … Read more
Here’s a delicious, milk-free, low fat, processed-sugar-free, hot cocoa recipe that still manages to hit all the right chocolate-y notes. Yay!
Vegan Hot Cocoa
1 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk
2 teaspoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Rapunzel Pure Organic Cocoa Powder)
1 teaspoon (or more) pure maple syrup
Heat almond milk. Add cocoa powder and maple syrup … Read more
Let’s face it: drinking 8-10 cups of water a day can get just the tiniest bit boring. Infusing water with fruits, veggies, and/or herbs really helps. Try using an infuser water bottle, or make up a big infusion-pitcher and keep it in the refrigerator for a day’s worth of tastiness 🙂
Here are some infused-water ideas to get you … Read more
I have several health conscious friends who had been trying to get me to add chia seeds to my diet for months. In an effort to stop their nagging (!), I finally broke down and bought some, then promptly forgot all about them. (Hopeless, I know.)
Finally, there was an evening when I was over-tired from a long, complex business … Read more