With all the amazing meat-free, vegan options out there today, why settle for Turkey as your main course when you could eat healthier and start a new Gluten-Free ThanksLiving tradition. As a vegan of 4 years, I still love to experiment with new foods! I picked out a few recipes this year, and look forward to digging right in!
I plan on having a ThanksLiving celebration, with my vegan family and vegetarian friend Erica, with delicious plant-based foods! I also donated some help $$ to Mercy for Animals, who is currently doing a Million Dollar Challenge!! This ThanksLiving, give back!
Main ThanksLiving Course: Vegan Meatloaf made out of Lentils and Gluten-free Bread Crumbs, topped with cranberry sauce. (I’m the only one who has a gluten allergy, so the other three will be eating Tofurky as their main course.)
Which one would you choose? I was really eying down that cake… we ended up making both!
Happy Gluten-Free ThanksLiving to all of my vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan friends out there. GO YOU if you are working on reducing meats and introducing new plant-based meals! I would love to help you – just contact me for more info.
If you’re looking for the greenest St Patrick’s Day lunch around, try Derek’s Raw Broccoli Soup recipe!
Why Broccoli? Why not. As a Health & Fitness coach, I try to set a good example and tend to break the tradition of eating junk food on holidays and instead eat healthy for every celebration. You’d be surprised how great you’ll feel after celebrating with healthful and raw plant-based foods for a change. Most holiday meals make us feel stuffed, tired, and full of belly aches. Nothing is more fun than trying a new recipe, loving the flavor, and feeling full of energy!
Here’s what you’ll need:
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
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 your raw broccoli soup!!
Candida Yeast feeds on sugar, so it’s an important first step in a candida elimination diet to remove all sugar from your diet. Gluten can also impact your digestive system and make candida worse. And finally, coconut oil contains caprylic acid which has anti-fungal properties. Peanut Butter can contain mold, so I recommend using an alternative for your recipes (like almond butter or sunflower seed butter). Combined we have a need for gluten-free sugar-free peanut-free meals with the addition of an anti-fungal. Here is a fantastic yeast-fighting recipe that is quick and easy to make, and is one of my recipes to promote candida die-off. For making 4 pancakes, here’s what you’ll need:
*1/2 cup Gluten-Free Pancake Mix (I recommend The Pure Pantry as pictured above)
*1 serving Ener-G Egg Replacer
*1TBSP Coconut oil
*3/4 cup Unsweetened WestSoy Soy Milk
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork until smoothe. Scoop 1/4 cup onto a pan per pancake, and cook over low-medium heat for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 more minute. Top with Sunflower seed butter or Almond Butter instead of Syrup 🙂 It’s really delicious and unlike any other pancake its truly healthy! IF you’d like more gluten-free vegan recipes to promote candida die-off please subscribe to my blog or set up a Nutrition Evaluation to get started on a candida-fighting diet today!
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Kelly Gibson is a plant-based Personal Trainer in Tempe, AZ who specializes in weight loss, muscle toning, and nutrition for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets. Kelly has personal experience with fighting off candida and after 2 years of effort, candida is gone!