This vegan potato dill salad is a great alternative to the traditional cream based potato salads typically found at summer BBQ’s. The cucumber makes a nice, refreshing addition! Remember that the reason that potato salad is susceptible to bacterial growth is because potatoes have a PH that bacteria thrive in, especially at room temperature. So don’t think that just because this is a vegan version that you can safely leave your salad out in the sun.
Keep these three “A” words in mind when choosing ingredients for a post workout smoothie: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidants, and Alkalize. Always reach for greens and plants for the alkalize portion (that is why we choose plant protein vs animal protein post workout). Herbs and omega oils give you powerful anti-inflammatory action, and super fruits will give you the most antioxidant protection, whether the whole food or a concentrate is used.
Kelp noodles are a great way to add sea vegetables to your families diet without anyone cringing about what they are eating. Kelp noodles are raw and a great alternative to traditional pasta. Kelp, and all sea vegetables, have a wide array of nutrients including iodine, 21 amino acids, and over 70 minerals. This is a quick and easy recipe with a lot of flavor.
Fruit salads offer a nice change of pace all year long. This is a quick, easy and healthy snack, breakfast main course, or side dish. Any combination of fruit and nuts can be used. You can choose fruits based on color to suit a party theme or season. Chia seeds are a rich vegan source of Omega-3’s, fiber and protein. They can be added to any salad, smoothie, etc. for a great nutritional boost! Use our Chia Fruit Salad recipe as inspiration for your own.
Have you jumped on the bone broth bandwagon? Bone broth has become trendy and popular in food circles lately, but you may be surprised to learn that this food has traditionally been used as a health tonic for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, and other cultures.
Have you heard the word alkaline often? I have been hearing it more and more. I’ve seen the same massage therapist since I was 14 years old who is also a Naturopathic Physician (so I get lots of great advice when getting a massage!). She has always spoke about the body being alkalized and how she believes that prevents cancer in her opinion. I felt that I had a pretty alkalized diet (lots of greens, not much meat, no sugar or caffeine) so I was on the right track there. That’s about all I knew!
This stew is great year round, but especially yummy in the winter months. Escarole is a variety of endive that is slightly less bitter. It is high in vitamins A, K and folic acid. The great thing about this stew is that you pretty much throw everything in the slow cooker and let it cook all day!
This vegan cream of asparagus soup recipe can be found in the “Feeding the Whole Family Cookbook”. I altered is slightly, but can be made in a variety of different ways. Asparagus is the star vegetable and this soup is a fun and tasty way to prepare it! It can also be served cold. Asparagus has many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It also contains inulin, which is beneficial for digestion.
Here is a delicious vegan creamed spinach recipe. Nothing compares to eating raw greens, but there are qualities to cooked greens that are very healthful and that wouldn’t be obtained by eating them raw. Sometimes I just get a craving for creamed anything, and this way I can get a ton of green nutrition in one “creamy” serving! This vegan creamed spinach makes a great side dish for any occasion. Enjoy!
I love pistachios, so why not make pistachio pesto?! Pistachios are naturally high in many vitamins and minerals including copper, phosphorous and the B vitamins. Additionally, pistachios are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that help protect your eyes. They contain mono and poly-unsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial for your heart.
Our intention is to offer more cabbage recipes because of the outstanding health benefits, and because it is so economical. This vegetable is a perfect example of outstanding nutrient density. We even think cabbage deserves “super food” classification. Hopefully this vegan red cabbage coleslaw recipe inspires you to eat more of this delicious and nutritious vegetable all year long.
In our opinion, coleslaw is great anytime of year, and you need to try this coleslaw recipe! There is no mayonnaise so it is light and refreshing. You can make it spicy with horseradish and red onion, or leave those ingredients out, and still enjoy this flavorful recipe adapted from “Greens Glorious Greens!”.
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.