Almond milk is a great non dairy alternative to cow milk. However a lot of store brands contain many fillers and added ingredients that are not necessary. This recipe is simple, easy and makes creamy and delicious almond milk. A nut bag is very helpful to get the most liquid from your mix, and can be purchased online for a few dollars. You can use the leftover pulp in smoothies, homemade granola bars, or baked goods.
Smoothies are a great way to eat your greens first thing in the morning or for part of a post-workout snack. The blueberries and almond milk blend together with the kale and creates a vibrant smoothie full of life, and fuel, to get you through your day!
While this might sound like a less-than-appetizing combination, you can take our word for it that it is absolutely delicious. Your family and guests will swoon over this rich and yummy dessert, that can double as a power snack. The avocado is undetectable but adds an amazing creaminess and is an easy way to sneak NUTRIENTS into DESSERT, that no one will be the wiser. *Note- serve these the day they are made to prevent oxidation of the avocados.
This is a great meal on the go option for those needing a good power boost without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. This smoothie is inspired by the infamous Chunky Monkey flavor from Ben & Jerry's, but packs a nutrient punch with chia seeds and the superfood powers of cacao.
Need we say more than apple pie at breakfast! You must try these nutritious and delicious pancakes. Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.
Chia seeds act as a great thickener for this coconut milk pudding. Not only that, but chia seeds are a super source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and pack a full punch of fiber, iron, and calcium (which is so needed for bone health). Omega-3 fatty acids bring up our good cholesterol (HDL) which helps protect our heart against stroke and heart attacks. This is a single serve recipe, you may want to just go ahead and double - or triple - it straight away, it's THAT good!
What to do with that overly ripe banana? Why not make these fantastic banana pancakes? Not only are these delicious, they are also gluten free and use a simple oat flour by blending oats in your food processor. With a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, your whole house will smell AMAZING as you whip these up for friends and family!
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.
Caramel is SOOO good...and it's almost always just high fructose corn syrup if you are having it out of the house, along with some dye to make it caramel colored. Thanks, but not thanks. We've developed a rich caramel dipping sauce using the sweetness of dates long with vanilla extract, and some added healthy fat from coconut oil, to make a dip that will not only be a crowd pleaser, but is also good for you! Sliced pears would also taste fantastic with this dip, too!
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.