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Three Slimming Vegan Recipes

Check out our top 3 Slimming Vegan Recipes:

Raw Broccoli Soup

 

  • 3-4 large broccoli florets
  • 2-3 large cloves of garlic
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of almonds
  • 1/8-1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: In a vitamix or food processor, add the almonds with 1/8 cup water to make a “milk”. Then add the garlic cloves and blend til completely smooth. Chop broccoli into smaller chunks so they will blend well in the vitamix. Add broccoli to almond milk mixture. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. Add water as needed to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!!

 

  1. Mean Green Juice

Mean Green Juice by Kelly Gibson

  • 3 leaves organic swiss chard
  • 1 cucumber or green apple
  • 1/2 lemon (if using cucumber)

Instructions: Make sure you have a juice extractor! Step 1: Slice the cucumber in half so that it fits nicely into the juicer 🙂 You can fit the swiss chard in the juicer without slicing it at all, but you may want to break the leaves into smaller pieces first. Step 2: Place the swiss chard leaf in the juicer, with the red stem first. Then, juice the cucumber. If you are not a fan of cucumbers, try juicing a green apple instead! There’s nothing like the fresh taste of green apple juice 😉 If this doesn’t look beautiful and green, I don’t know what does!   Step 3: Now squeeze 1/2 a lemon right into the foam atop the juice for a tart added flavor. (Skip the lemon if you are making apple juice).

 

  1. Three-ingredient cocoa balls

 

Next time you think about reaching for a chocolate bar, stop!  Make this simple protein and magnesium-rich snack instead!

  • 2T cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried pitted dates

Instructions: Use a food processor to mix all of the ingredients together, then shape into cookie balls. No baking required.

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The One Healthy Mac and Cheese You Have to Try!

HEALTHY Mac and Cheese

Want to enjoy the delicious flavor of mac and cheese without gaining weight???

Try my Homemade Gluten Free Vegan recipe for Healthy Mac and Cheese!
This recipe contains literally NO CHEESE, NO OIL, NO MARGARINE and NO BUTTER. Seriously, You have to try this!

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Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese (using Homemade Dairy-Free Cheese!)

 

Directions:

Step 1: Cook 8oz package of brown rice macaroni as directed on package.

Step 2: Mix the following ingredients in a small mixing bowl:
1 cup raw cashews, ground into a powder
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp dried basil
1tsp turmeric
1tsp paprika
2tsp ground mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Step 3: Strain the macaroni and rinse with cool water. Place into large mixing bowl.

Step 4: Add 1/4 cup original unsweetened coconut milk (make sure it is not vanilla flavored) + Add 1/4 cup of the dried powder mixture from step 2 and whip together with the pasta! Set aside extra powder to save for your next batch! Dig in and eat your Healthy Mac & Cheese!

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Gluten Free Vegan Mac and Cheese Spirals using Quinoa Pasta

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Written by Kelly Gibson on July 4, 2014

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The Most Spectacular Gluten Free Vegan Pizza!

How to Make a Spectacular Gluten Free Vegan Pizza

In this video, a gluten free vegan trainer who coaches clients online to eat gluten free vegan will walk you through how to make a gluten free vegan pizza with just the basics.  You don’t need any baking experience to be able to follow along and try the recipe that I am showing you. Although I am using alot of ingredients to make the dough, it’s quite a simple process actually. I encourage you to give it a try, you won’t regret it!  This is truly a spectacular gluten free vegan pizza with wonderful flavors. If you aren’t too keen on all the added effort of making the dough, feel free to just skip ahead to the sauce and toppings… anyone with a few minutes on their hands and an appetite can make this delicious pizza with ready-made-crust.  Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

  • Preheated oven at 450F
  • food processor
  • spatula
  • measuring spoons & cups
  • one medium sized bowl
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Gluten Free Vegan Pizza, Topped with Tomatoes and Olives

Ingredients:

Gluten Free Pizza Dough:

  • Glutino Pizza Crust Mix
  • 1/6th cup olive oil
  • 2Tbsp ground flaxseed + 6TBSP water
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


Cashew Garlic Sauce
:

  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews
  • 1/2 TBSP fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup plain almond milk
  • 1Tbsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp basil

Toppings:

  • 1/2 can black olives
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 3 green onions

Instructions: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust is firm…. Now you have a Spectacular Gluten Free Vegan Pizza !

Video by Kelly Gibson | Gluten Free Vegan Trainer and Online Vegan Coach | on July 30, 2014

 

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PB&J Cannelini

PB&J Cannellini

Hate the taste of plain beans but need more protein? Try this delicious snack:

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peanut butter and jelly beans

PB&J Beans

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 1 can Canellini beans (or equivalent dried beans, prepared)
  • 2 TBSP natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup organic strawberry jelly (look for jelly with no sugar added)

It’s this simple… heat up your beans and put in a mixing bowl, add PB&J and stir until evenly mixed together. Tastes amazing! Tip: This is a well-balanced snack for anyone, including kids!

  • Total Calories Per Serving of PB&J cannelini: 330
  • Protein: 16g
  • Fat: 8g (mostly unsaturated from PB)
  • Carbs: 42.5g

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Written by Kelly Gibson on November 1, 2014

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Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies

Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies

A cookie with no butter, oil, refined sugar or eggs?  That’s right!  Cut out the junk and still enjoy a delicious dessert! 100% Gluten-free vegan

These are an especially great treat for the holidays!

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ organic banana, mashed until smooth (makes about ¼ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons organic vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine banana, soy milk, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.  Slowly add flour, baking soda + powder, and salt. Mix until smooth.  Scoop dough into one-inch balls, and place onto cookie sheet, and top with sprinkles. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, cool, and enjoy. Tip: if you don’t like banana, try applesauce instead.  Give it a try and let me know how you like your Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies!

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Detoxifying Mint Tea

Detoxifying Mint Tea

Written by Cheyenne, vegan blog writer

Benefits of Mint

 

One of the most popular seasonings in the world is the flavor mint. Mint belongs to the Lamiaceae family of flowering plants ,which also contain the plant dead nettle. Mint originates from Europe and Asia and now grows in a variety of climates around the world. Mint has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes for millennia. Ancient Greeks and then the Romans used mint for pain relief and also to help stomach aches. The cool refreshing taste is soothing and the strong flavor helps eliminate even the worst of odors. Mint is hardy, grows very quickly and is perennial so this makes it very convenient and popular as a house plant. There are a great deal of benefits to eating mint leaves.

• Mint is excellent for bowel issues such as indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome

• Mint has also contains peryllyl alcohol which has been found to have anticancer properties

• Mint reduces allergy symptoms due to high levels of romarinic acid • When used externally, mint can also be used to reduce skin inflammation

• Mint has been found to possibly reduce candida by helping the effectiveness of candida medicine

• Mint is fantastic for scalp problems such as dandruff and promoting hair growth

• Mint can be used in facial scrubs to energize the skin

• Mint can be used to alleviate illness when used in steam

• Mint can also be used as an aroma for relaxation

To truly benefit from the health properties of mint, it should be taken daily. Mint can be added to a variety of different dishes and can added to drinks as a detoxyfying mint tea.

Detoxifying mint tea recipe:

 

Ingredients:

• 16oz water

1 packet organic green tea

• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

• 1 sprig of mint

• 1 tablespoons xylitol, mixed well

• 1 slice of lemon

• Ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a glass and mix well. Use xylitol as a healthier alternative to sugar sweeteners. Top with a slice of lemon and add ice cubs to make drink cooler if you wish. Repeat as needed.

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Raspberry Sun Tea Recipe

Raspberry Sun Tea Recipe

Written by Cheyenne W, blog writer. Sun Tea Recipe by Kelly Gibson.

 

As we say goodbye to the freezing winter weather of the past few months and say hello to brutal Arizona hot weather, we may be wondering “What is the best drink to cool us off in this blazing heat?” Some of us may spring for cold soft drinks and sugar filled hydration drinks. But these drinks can cause far more harm than good and are often loaded with caffeine which leads to us feeling even more dehydrated than before. They are also full of dyes and other harsh chemicals that can cause health problems both in short term and long term. A much more simple and healthy option to this problem is a refreshing, homemade Raspberry Sun Tea recipe!  This delicious raspberry sun tea recipe is great for the famous Arizona heat waves we experience yearly and will leave you feeling quenched without all the harsh chemicals.

Raspberry Sun Tea Recipe over Ice

Instructions:
• Add water to the pitcher.
• Add the bags of tea then set the pitcher in direct sunlight for about 1-2 hours. Alternatively, you may put it in the shade for 5 hours if you are concerned about UV rays.
• Remove the tea bags from the pitcher. Put the raspberries in a medium sized or large bowl and add maple syrup to sweeten them.
• Mash the raspberries completely so they can be easily incorporated.
• Refrigerate immediately, then drink in 1-2 hours; Or, pour the tea immediately into a glass and stir well over ice.  Discard after 24 hours or if you notice any syrupy strands in the tea.

This refreshing tea can make even the most blistering of weather more enjoyable. It can be enjoyed be one person or be the main drink at a large gathering of friends and family as an alternative to large boxes of soda and beer that can be filled with calories and chemical dyes. Serve at any occasion that you might want to celebrate or to make a normal day better.

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Benefits of CHOCOLATE this Valentine’s Day!

Benefits of CHOCOLATE this Valentine’s Day!

So you’ve heard all the bad things about chocolate, like how it is high in fat and sugar and will make you gain weight if you overeat it… But, if you take away the dairy and the sugar, you might actually have a healthy product!  Let’s take a look at the benefits of chocolate in it’s most valuable ingredient: cocoa.

Cocoa Powder comes from the cocoa bean, grown on cacao trees mainly in South America.  Raw Cocoa is a nutritious plant that contains several minerals like calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc. (Sounds like the benefits of chocolate could mean good for your bone health… Now we are onto something!) Not only that, but cocoa powder by itself contains almost 20% of calories from protein!


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Cocoa powder can be used in so many ways!  I like to come up with healthy ways to eat food we like, especially chocolate!!  Here is a 3-ingredient cocoa recipe that you can try for  Valentine’s Day:

2T cocoa powder
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried pitted dates

Instructions: Use a food processor to mix all of the ingredients together, then shape into cookie balls. No baking required. (This was a favorite in our first Vegan Challenge!)

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Vegan Cookies Your Kids Will Love

Gluten Free Vegan Cookies Your Kids Will Love

(and have fun making). Imagine your kids doing all the baking!  Vegan cookies for the win.

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Cookie Cutter Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookies GF

 

1. Prehead oven to 350F
2. Mix the following ingredients in a small bowl:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/8 cup vanilla coconut milk
3. In a separate container, mix these dry ingredients:
1 cup gluten-free flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
4. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
5. Shape into balls (or in this case, shapes 🙂 )
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool & serve.

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 8 cookies! I hope you have 7 friends to share with 😉

1. Prehead oven to 350F

 

2. Mix the following ingredients in a small bowl:

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/8 cup vanilla coconut milk

 

3. In a separate container, mix these dry ingredients:

1 cup gluten-free flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

pinch salt

1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips

 

4. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

5. Shape into 8 cookie balls (or in this case, shapes 🙂 )

6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.Cool & serve.

Enjoy these delicious Gluten Free Vegan Cookies !!

 

Written by Kelly Gibson on Oct 28, 2014

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Homemade Almond Milk and Almond Crackers

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Finally, A Two-In-One Recipe for Homemade Almond Milk with no wasted leftovers! No second guessing.

Homemade Almond Milk Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds, soaked for 8 hours
  • 3 1/2 cups water, filtered
  • 4 raw dates, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract + 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt
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You’ll need a nut bag and food processor, something like this.

Instructions: After preparing the above ingredients, all you need to do is mix the ingredients on high-speed for at least 1 minute in a food processor until smoothe. (Then, convert to a blender if you want to extract more homemade almond milk.) Use a nut bag to strain your homemade almond milk mixture into a medium sized bowl, as pictured below.

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Homemade Almond Milk, strained into a bowl. It smells and tastes wonderful!

 

Squeeze any remaining liquid from the nut bag until most of the milk is strained into the bowl.  Pour milk from the bowl, into a sealed tight bottle (like below) and store in the refrigerater for up to 5 days.

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Here is what this mixture looks like in a gallon jug. All you need is a a 32oz bottle! If you want more homemade almond milk, double or triple this recipe.

Once you store your homemade almond milk in the fridge, immediately move onto the following recipe.

Use your Remaining Almond Meal for these Delicious Crackers!

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The most delicious cracker recipe in the entire southwest 😉

Sweet and Salty Almond Cracker Recipe:

  • Leftover Almond Meal from the above Homemade Almond Milk recipe
  • 1-1/2 T Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp basil (for basil lovers like myself 😉 )
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp thyme

Instructions: It doesn’t get any easier than this!  Preheat your oven the 375, then mix all of the ingredients together with a spatula. Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet, and use the spatula to flatten out your cracker mix into a 1/4″ thick paste across the sheet (careful to keep the corners and edges 1/4″ thick as well). Form the paste into a nicely shaped rectangle.   Once you complete this, carefully use a sharp knife to press down into the paste to create square crackers!  (If you slide the knife too quickly, the almond meal may crumble!) Now they are ready to be baked for 8-10 minutes.  Keep an eye on it to make sure to pull out the dough once the edges start to brown.

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sweet and salty almond meal, sliced into square crackers onto a baking sheet

There you have it! A homemade almond milk recipe with no leftover waste! Complete with sweet and salty almond crackers for the win! And trust me they’re so good you won’t want to leave any behind 😉

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After your first bite, you will be thinking about your next batch!
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The Crumbs are All that is Leftover From this Recipe!

There’s no better way to make Homemade Almond Milk and Almond Meal Crackers 🙂

Created by Kelly Gibson from Kelly Athletics LLC.

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