This recipe will take you to the Carribbean. Turn up some calypso or reggae and enjoy making these yummy coconut shrimp! The outer coconut crispy coating is a total treat and then we've put together a nutrient packed Thai inspired sauce to use as a dip or a sauce. It's a match made in food (or belly) heaven! Work to chop and prep all your ingredients for sauce before starting it to starting it up. We call for a blender or using your immersion blender for it. If you want your sauce thinner, you can always add in a little water to water it out or enjoy it thick as a dip like our photo.
Making your own popsicles from home is easier than you think! Once you pick up those popsicle molds, it's as simple as mixing together these simple ingredients, pouring, then freezing in the fridge. So many traditional popsicles have a LONG list of ingredients to preserve them for freshness and lengthen their shelf life. Keep it clean and make these for that next warm spell or whenever you want to feel like you are off on some tropical vacation. Try adding fresh herbs such as rosemary for a gourmet and delicious twist! These have been inspired from Rawsome Vegan Life.
Adapted fro a recipe of Miriam Pascal's over at Overtime Cook, we can't get enough of this apple berry crumble. Combining the tartness of blueberries, sweetness of strawberries, and crisp apples gives this crumble a filling you'll soon NOT forget. Using coconut or date sugar in the crumble adds a wonderful caramel hint!
These ribs are simple to make and free of added salts and preservatives. You can bake these ahead of time to store for a busy night. Simply pull them out and broil them up or heat up on the grill. Try topping with our Finger Licking Good BBQ Sauce, located under sauces and dressing. You can get creative with your favorite spice blends, but we found the mix below to be a good mix.
Yes ... you read that correctly! Life is short, sometimes, you do NEED dessert. A little sugar here and there is not going to kill you, it’s just not, but we always recommend eating dessert made from the highest quality ingredients, so that you’re completely satisfied and not putting chemical junk into your body. This lava cake recipe is adapted slightly from TexanErin. That said, these aren’t actually that high in sugar - just 1/4 a cup - and we use coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is quite low on the glycemic index and it contains inulin. Inulin has properties similar to probiotics, and helps with gut health which can boost to the immune system. These are also grain free for you grain- free eaters. And, believe it or not, they are a lot easier to make than you would think. Just be very careful not to over bake.
These molasses cookies were inspired by a vegan blog that many of our members rave about, Oh She Glows – but taken to the next level. Blackstrap Molasses is the highest quality and most nutritious kind of molasses- it has a high iron content, and is high in copper, calcium, and magnesium. Spelt flour is used in place of white flour – spelt is an ancient grain higher in protein and fiber than its counterparts, and is also richer in vitamins and minerals, and is typically easily digestible. Flax, cinnamon, and ginger add extra nutrients to these otherwise naughty tasting cookies.
Who doesn't love some good BBQ now and then! We created a recipe that has a little tang, a little sweet and a little kick to boot! Brought to you free of any corn syrup or other processed additives. Great on ribs, BBQ chicken, or anything else you love to slather in some good ol'BBQ sauce.
A warm and festive drink, this Mulled Wine is perfect to serve over the holiday's or during the dark and colder winter months. This warm and fuzzy drink is loaded with fresh spices and will make your house smell amazing!
Moscow Mule's seem to be the drink of the times right now, so we couldn't help but to try and put a fresh and healthy spin on this refreshing cocktail. In this recipe, you are making your own gingerale in essence and will have extra ginger water on hand. You can always omit the alcohol to make this a delightful "mocktail" as well.
TGIF! Here at VFit Squad, we are all about BALANCE! And yes, sometimes that includes a cocktail or two! But there’s no reason to pass up an opportunity to cut down on sugar and other yucky additives that are harmful for the body and make your hangovers even more painful. Try this recipe for a sparkling, skinny gimlet – just in time for the weekend.