Posts Tagged vegan

Apple Spinach Carrot Celery Beet Ginger Juice

Posted by on Wednesday, 22 May, 2013

1 Apple
5 Carrots
5 Celery Stalks
1 Beet with the leafy tops
Handful of Spinach
Nub of Ginger Root
Toss all this nutritious veggies and fruit into your juice, and in a few minutes you’ll be in fresh juice heaven.

Apple Spinach Carrot Celery Beet Ginger Juice Recipe

Apple Spinach Carrot Celery Beet Ginger Juice = yummmm

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Stellar Organics 2011 Pinotage

Posted by on Thursday, 14 March, 2013

Time to wind down with some organic wine! This time I chose Stellar Organics Pinotage 2011. This organic red wine has no added sulfites, is vegan, and is fairly traded. It hails from South Africa. That means there are no pesticides, herbicides, or other nasty chemicals used in growing these organic grapes for wine making. Yay!! And this wine is relatively cheap. In price, that is, not is it’s making.

My girlfriend and I both liked this wine. The Stellar Organics Pinotage 2011 had a little spiciness to it with an overal plum/fruity flavor. It would go perfect with a … Read the rest

Orange Pineapple Banana Vegan Smoothie

Posted by on Tuesday, 1 January, 2013

Mmmm, this vegan smoothie is delicious. It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients and it makes a great way to start your day, or a pick-me-up afternoon snack. And, with some Chia Seeds added in the mix, you can get some much needed proteins.

3 Oranges
1 Banana
2 TSP of Chia Seeds
handful of cut up Pineapple
handful of ice

Orange Pineapple Banana Vegan Smoothie

Orange Pineapple Banana Vegan Smoothie -- vegan is good!

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Apple Celery Swiss Chard Ginger Juice

Posted by on Wednesday, 12 December, 2012

I had some random items sitting in my fridge that I needed to use up or they would go bad. That’s one of the benefits of juicing. Yes, I like having all these wonderful nutrients in a pint glass form, but it also comes in handy when you neglect your fruits and veggies for a while too.

4 Apples
3 Handfuls of Swiss Chard
4 Tall Celery stalks
1 inch of ginger

Chop up all these goodies and drop them in your juicer. The sweetness of the apples completely cover the taste of celery and swiss chard, and the gingerpacks … Read the rest

Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet

Posted by on Wednesday, 5 December, 2012

Pacific Redwood Organic Cab hails from Redwood Valley, California. This organic red wine is great for vegans and for people looking for a sulfite free wine. Pacific Redwood Organic Cab is made with organically grown grapes and processed naturally, with NO added sulfites or other synthetic preservatives. Nice, right? You, betcha. Pacific Redwood also totes about natural farming in general, which I find very cool.

This organic cab is full-bodied with hints of cherries and chocolates. I also found that this organic cabernet had a bit of spice to it. The first sip went down easy, just like the rest … Read the rest

Raw Date Bar

Posted by on Friday, 3 August, 2012

Raw bars taste amazing while giving you the nutrients your body needs. The only problem is, they are expensive. So I’ve been trying out my own raw bar recipes. This is my first go-around and it turned out really good. Not that I’m bragging or any thing…

1 Cup Dates
1 Cup Almonds
1/4 Cup Raisins
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup Raw Sun Flower Seeds
1/4 Cup Cashews
1/4 Cup Oats
2 TBS Raw Sesame Seeds
1/4 Cup Flax Meal (ground flax seeds)
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
2 TBS Tahini
2 TBS Coconut Oil
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Vegan Chocolate Chip and Agave Cookies

Posted by on Wednesday, 18 July, 2012

This vegan cookie recipe is very close to another vegan cookie recipe, BUT for several ingredients which make these vegan delights softer!

2 Cups Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
Pinch o’ Salt — I use Himalayan Crystal Salt
2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup H2O
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
1 Cup Chocolate Chips — make sure it’s dark chocolate to remain vegan
1/2 Cup Cacao Nibs (optional, I like ‘em for that added crunch)
1 TBS Flax Meal
1 TBS Agave Syrup
1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar

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Blueberry Orange Banana Kale Chia Seed Smoothie

Posted by on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012

Talk about a power punch of nutrients! In this smoothie you’ve got Vitamin A, B, C and E, loads of Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Folic Acid, Antioxidants and Omega-3. Nice, right? But doe sit taste good? Hells yeah. And it’s super easy to whip up.

1 Cup Forzen Blueberries
1 Orange
1 Banana
2 Handfuls of Organic Kale
2 TBS of Chia Seeds
Keep it this way for a vegan smoothie delight or add a few spoonfuls of plain yogurt to add some smoothness. Truthfully, this smoothie will taste great either way. So it’s up to you.

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Blackberry Blueberry Chia Seeds Smoothie

Posted by on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

What an awesome pick-me-up! Thanks to the Chia seeds this smoothie gives me lasting and sustainable energy throughout the day.

1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Blackberries
3 TBS Chia Seeds
1 Banana
3/4 Cup fresh squeezed orange/pineapple juice

Toss into your blender and enjoy. This makes 2 smoothies. Or one now and one for tomorrow 🙂 And this recipe is vegan and gluten-free. Obvs.

Blueberry Blackberry Chia Seeds Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Blackberry Chia Seeds Smoothie Recipe

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Vegan Cranberry Almond Muffins

Posted by on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012

I’ve been on a chia seed kick lately. Chia Seeds are an easy way to add some good proteins, healthy omega-3 fatty acids as well as other minerals. You can literally add some chia seeds to any thing without an overpowering taste. I like it because it adds a little crunch to things. To rad more about the benefits of chia seeds, click here.

This is a pretty easy and quick muffin mix to whip up. And it’s vegan 🙂

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Raw Sugar
1 Cup Almonds – chopped
2 Tsp Baking Powder
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