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Three Slimming Vegan Recipes

Check out our top 3 Slimming Vegan Recipes:

Raw Broccoli Soup

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  • 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

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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. Optional: Roll in coconut flakes for extra flavor. No baking required.

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Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

A 3-Step Recipe

It doesn’t get much easier than this, folks. Trader Joe’s sells a vegan pumpkin muffin mix, so all you have to add is water, oil, and … eggs? Actually, you can use a plant-based egg substitute to keep it vegan & delicious! Alternatively, you can find a gluten-free muffin mix and add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice to give it pumpkin flavor 🙂

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Mini Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Mini Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Here’s the 3-step instructions to make Vegan Pumpkin Muffins:
1. Preheat oven to 400F and use cupcake liners in a mini cupcake tin.
2. Add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice to the dry mix if you have a plain muffin mix. Mix the muffin mix flour with 1 cup water, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and 2 servings of Ener-G Egg Replacer. Then, Spread batter into the tin.
3. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Cool and serve 🙂
You won’t be disappointed. These are the best vegan pumpkin muffins you could possibly have.

Written by Kelly Gibson on 10/31/14

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The Meanest Greenest Juice to Drink on St Patty’s Day

The Meanest Greenest Juice You Can Drink on St Patty’s Day

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Many will wake up and have a green beer, green eggs, or another unhealthy green food to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  For the past few years I have realized my passion for fitness & health is more valuable to me than traditions.  Basically, I have stepped back from the stereotypical junk food celebrations and stepped forward to learn healthy and nutritious plant-based recipes for a new way to celebrate the holidays.  It is actually quite fun to experiment with new recipes and make feel-good foods also taste good! Today, I am going to share my meanest greenest juice and most nutritious green juice recipe for you to try.  It’s easy peasy and takes very little effort to make.

Step 1: Make sure you have a juice extractor!

Step 2: Grab 3 leaves of organic Swiss Chard  + 1 cucumber.

Step 3: 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 4: 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 😉

Step 5: If this doesn’t look beautiful and green, I don’t know what does!  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).

Here’s to one of the best green juice recipes for your health – I love it because it’s jam packed with nutrients and totally beats eating a cucumber chard salad! Drink green juice for a vibrant healthy life! Enjoy and subscribe for more healthy recipes!  In the meantime, check out our recent post aboutThe History Behind Ireland’s Signature Foods and stick around for Derek’s St. Patty’s Day soup!

Written by: Kelly Gibson

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