When I run out of almond, rice, or coconut milk, one of which is usually the base of my smoothies, I will use part water and part organic juice if I happen to have some on hand. When you use whey protein in your smoothies, it will give it a creamy “milkshake” consistency. However, don’t over blend it, because some whey proteins will change your smoothie to more of a frothy consistency.
Chances are you are already a banana eater, unless you have shied away from them because of negative ads you may have seen on the Internet making them seem unhealthy. On the flip side, you probably “don’t like” beets, so you are nowhere near close to eating enough of them for optimal health. Let’s vow to change our attitudes toward bananas and beets, and start consuming them more often! Here’s why:
I had forgotten how much I love goji water! I recently ended up with a surplus of goji berries, and didn’t want them to go to waste. I gave some to Michelle and she made raw, vegan goji berry bites, and I made goji water! As you may have guessed, goji water is easy to make, and the health benefits are outstanding!
These vegan goji berry bites are quick and easy to make, and high in protein and antioxidants. We have many informative posts about these magical berries. Just type goji into the search box on this blog to learn more! Cashews and sunflower seeds are rich in the minerals copper and magnesium. Store these goji berry bites in the refrigerator and eat often!
Once November hits, I start stocking up on frozen organic cranberries. Cranberries have AMAZING health benefits! Besides being a good source of vitamin C and a supportive nutrient for urinary health, they can play a significant role in collagen building and tissue repair! The cranberry is a low sugar superfood that makes a great smoothie ingredient all year long! This cranberry banana smoothie recipe is simple, nutritious, energizing, and delicious.
This vegan chai hot chocolate recipe is easy to make and…YUM! I made a quick homemade chai spice mix, but a store bought one can be used as well. I left pepper out of my mix since I was not in the mood for a lot of spice, but white pepper can be added to the mix. The Gula Java Cacao in this recipe is high in antioxidants and sweetened with coconut blossom sugar. If this is not available, unsweetened cacao can be used and sugar can be added to the recipe.
I was very excited to try the Aman Prana High ORAC Botanico herb mix, mainly because I am so excited about this entire company and the products they are making available. All of the Aman Prana products, including coconut oil, matcha, and Gula Java coconut blossom sugar, are rated according to their ORAC value, glycemic (GI) value, Bovis value – this is a frequency value that measures the energy and vitality present in our bodies and foods, and Yin and Yang value – a popular measure in traditional Chinese medicine. These measurements alone, found on all of their products, set Aman Prana apart from any other company that I am familiar with.
The 3 added super foods in this “go green” smoothie are not greens in the most common or traditional sense, they are concentrated supplements from outstanding green ingredients that provide optimal energy and nutrition from unique sources. (more…)
Yes, you read that right! This was just a random combination of ingredients I threw together one morning, and I was pleasantly surprised when the first sip I took tasted like chocolate cake batter! It has been decades since I have tasted actual chocolate cake batter, so maybe I am delusional. But no matter what you want to call it, it was delicious!
Congratulations Kindra! The winner of this giveaway! I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes! I was very excited to try the new spice blends from Outer Spice. First, I started substituting my usual spices with the Outer Spice blends into meals that I have cooked for my family in the past. I used them in spaghetti sauce, as a seasoning for chicken, and in egg sandwiches. Everyone loved how the spices subtly changed the flavor of each meal, especially in the egg sandwiches. My fiancé specifically said that his egg sandwiches tasted “much better” with the new seasonings.
In order to prevent heart disease, we should try and do what we can to maintain a healthy heart and circulatory system (arteries, veins, capillaries and so on). The two main pillars as far as good health is concerned have always been a regular exercise regime and a balanced diet and, while it’s relatively easy to walk or cycle a few miles and know that you’re better off than you would have been otherwise, diet takes a bit more thought.
This vegan butternut squash soup recipe focuses more on the squash and less on broth and other ingredients compared to the butternut squash and carrot or the mushroom with carrot and butternut squash soup recipes we have posted in the past. This recipe is prepared vegan with a slight amount of coconut oil, but can also be prepared with regular butter.
Recently my 5 year old niece came for a visit. After our visitors left, I noticed an unopened jar of organic unsweetened applesauce in the refrigerator that was purchased for my niece, but hadn’t been used. I’m not really an applesauce eater, so there it sat for days until I was making a smoothie one day and I thought that it just might be a nice addition.
We have posted very similar smoothie recipes to this one in the past, but it is worth repeating since this month we are talking a lot about antioxidants, and focusing on things you can do daily that equal cancer prevention, instead of focusing on just the search for the cure.