Category Archives: Beverages

Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

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

Breakfast Smoothies

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

Summertime Virgin Mojito

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)
Soda water
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

Vegan Hot Cocoa

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 serving

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

Chia Blueberry Smoothie

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