Mushroom Steak Sauce

As you know I don't eat meat but I've come up with a delicious steak substitute, which is my tofu steak. Although my tofu steak is pretty good, it was missing something. That's when did some research on what sauces go best with steak and mushroom sauces came up a lot. I hope you like this mushroom sauce. It was pretty good in my opinion. 

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Ingredients:

  • 5-6 button mushrooms
  • 1/4 red onion chopped or 1 shallot
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 TBS avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup of tamari sauce
  • 1/4 TSP oregano, thyme, and basil 

Procedure:

  1. Slice the mushrooms, chop red onion or shallot, and mince the garlic.
  2. Suatee the garlic and mushroom with the avocado oil for a 1 to 2 minutes
  3. In a bowl whisk the balsamic vinegar, tamari sauce and herbs.
  4. Pour the mixture on the mushrooms and garlic. 
  5. Suatee for about another 1 to 2 minutes. 

Nut Butter Snack Balls

I love making these snack balls. They're so easy to make, plus they're full of nutrition. Not mention that you can take them anywhere! 
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Ingredients:

  • 1 C oatmeal
  • ⅓ C sliced almonds
  • 1 TBS ground flaxseed 
  • ½ C nut butter (peanut or almond are both good)
  • ¼ C honey
  • 1 TBS chia seeds
  • ⅓ C dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1-2 TSP maca powder

Procedure:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well together.
  2. Then form about 1.5 inch balls and place them on a baking sheet
  3. Finally, place the snack balls in the refrigerator for minimum 20 minutes

Chia Seed Lemon Muffins

I like making simple muffins. Muffins that take very little time to make, taste delicious and have good nutrition for you. These muffins took me very little to make they taste very delicious.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C gluten free flour
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1/4 TSP baking soda
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1/3 C sucanat 
  • 2/3 C coconut yogurt
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS chia seeds

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  2. In a blender add olive oil, sucanat, coconut yogurt, lemon juice and zest, egg and vanilla extract; blend until smooth
  3. In a bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to blender little bit at a time.
  4. Fold in the chia seeds
  5. In muffin cups add mixture and bake for 15-20 minutes. 

Avocado Blueberry Smoothie

I never thought that avocados and berries mixed...but they do! This smoothie is delicious, filling and oh so creamy. The orange makes it sweet and the flaxseeds gives you extra fiber and omega 3s. Try this smoothie and leave a comment below of how you liked it when you do.
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Ingredients:

  • 1 C mixed fresh or frozen berries 
  • 1 C filtered water
  • 1⁄2 avocado
  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1⁄2 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 TBS ground flaxseeds 

Procedure:

  1. Blend ingredients until smooth

Smoothie Bowl

I learned about smoothie bowls when I lived in Hawaii. They are so simple to make and delicious. They're perfect for the summer since they're so refreshing. I love having them in the afternoon as a delicious and healthy snack.
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Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of frozen Pitaya or Acai
  • 1 C of frozen berries
  • 1/2 C frozen fruit of your choice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 serving of vegan protein or 1/4 C of coconut yogurt
  • Splash of almond milk or coconut milk

Procedure:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  2. Add fun toppings like fresh fruit, the other 1/2 of the banana, granola and honey

Delicious Guacamole

I love homemade guacamole. It has a taste of freshness that is un-comparable to any store bought gucacamole. You can just taste the difference. What I also like is that you can make it as mild or as hot as you'd like. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 -2 ripe avocado
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • ground pepper and garlic salt to taste
  • (optional) 1 TBS fresh chopped up cilantro

Procedure:

  1. Add all ingredients, except cilantro, to a blender and chop in blender or use a mortar & pestle to smash ingredients. 
  2. Add cilantro last and fold gently

What do I eat this with?

Use guacamole as a spread or a dip. 

Breakfast Ginger Green Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to drink when you're feeling a cold coming and to keep yourself extra healthy.
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Instructions

  • 2 C water
  • 2 C leafy greens (i.e. romaine lettuce, green leaf greens, red leaf greens, dandelions)
  • 2 C dark leafy greens (i.e. spinach, kale, collard greens, chard)
  • 1-2 stalks of celery or 1 small cucumber
  • 1 TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 C of one variety of fruit or one fruit (i.e. pear, apple, mangos, etc.)
  • A second C of one variety of fruit or one fruit (i.e. pear, apple, mangos, etc.)
  • Add a centimeter of ginger

Method

  1. Add water to blender along with all greens, banana and lemon juice
  2. Add fruit and ginger and blend until smooth

Simple Marinara Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 (14 ounce) can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of crushed tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 TSP balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TSP dried oregano
  • 1 TSP dried basil
  • 1/4 TSP sea salt
  • 1/4 TSP ground black pepper

Procedure

  1. Chop garlic and onions
  2. Blend one can of tomatoes if needed 
  3. In a sauce pan add olive oil, chopped garlic and onion and dried herbs.
  4. Cook for on medium high until onion is transparent.
  5. Add crushed and chopped tomatoes
  6. Sprinkle ground black pepper and garlic salt and balsamic vinegar
  7. Cook on low for minimum 20 minutes

Berry Strong Smoothie

I love drinking this smoothie in the afternoon or after a workout. It's refreshing and full of antioxdants, which help give your skin a beautiful natural glow. 
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Instructions

  • 2 C almond milk
  • 1 C berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1/4 TSP cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein

Method

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Almond Butter Banana Rice Cake

I love making this simple snack in the afternoon. It's easy, quick and nutritious too! My daughter loves it too.
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Ingredients:

  • 1 rice cake
  • 1 TBS almond butter
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 TSP local raw honey
  • dash of cinnamon

Procedure:

  1. Spread almond butter on rice cake
  2. Slice banana and place on top of almond butter
  3. Drizzle honey
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon

What do I eat this with?

Eat this as a mid-morning or -mid-afternoon snack.

Raspberry Brownie

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Brownie Ingredients

  • 2 TBS ground flaxseed
  • 5 TBS water
  • 1/2 C avocado oil
  • 3/4 C coconut sugar
  • 1/4 C raw cacao powder 
  • 1 C almond milk
  • 1 1/2 C gluten free flour 
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1/4 C cacao nibs
  • 1 C fresh or frozen raspberries

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Start by blending together water and ground flaxseed
  3. Add avocado oil and whisk
  4. Add coconut sugar and whisk
  5. Add almond milk and whisk
  6. In a bowl blend raspberries, cacao nibs, flour and baking powder
  7. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth
  8. Pour in a pan and bake for 30 minutes

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 C cacao powder
  • 1/4 maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1/2 TSP vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Raspberry Chocolate Pudding

I absolutely love this recipe. It's so smooth and so full of nutrients that will satisfy your sweet tooth as well as fill your body with wonderful nutrients. You can eat it as part of your breakfast, snack or a delicious dessert. 
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Instructions

  • 1 C of frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1 1/2 C non-dairy milk of your
  • choice
  • 2 TBS cacao powder
  • 1/2 C chia seeds
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS local raw honey for mixture
  • 3 extra fresh raspberries
  • 1 TSP local raw honey for garnish
  • 1 TSP cacao nibs

Method

  1. Blend raspberries, milk, cacao powder, 2 TBS local raw honey and vanilla extract until smooth
  2. Place batter in a bowl,  add chia seeds and fold them into the batter
  3. Cover batter with a plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for minimum 4 hours
  4. After 4 hours, blend chia seeds into pudding for a smoother texture.
  5. Place 3 fresh raspberries on top, sprinkle with cacao nibs and drizzle local raw honey on top.

Oatmeal Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 C almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 TBS ground flaxseeds
  • 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 1/2 C frozen berries
  • 1 TBS local raw honey
  • (optional) 1 scoop of vegan protein

Procedure:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth

What do I eat this with?

  • Drink this smoothie in them morning as part of your breakfast or as a mid-morning snack

Red Velvet Smoothie

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Ingredients:

  • 2 C water or coconut water
  • 1 small raw beet
  • 2 C leafy greens (i.e. spinach, kale, arugula)
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 C pineapples
  • 1 C cherries
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1 TBS chia seeds

Procedure:

  1. Blend leafy greens, beet and water until smoothe
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth

What do I eat this with?

  • Drink this smoothie in the afternoon for a great pick me up
  • Alternate berries, leafy greens and oranges for a different flavor and different nutrients

Tuscan Hummus

I love this white bean hummus. It's so delicious and not heavy at all. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 can of great northern beans
  • 1/4 sesame paste
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 TBS low sodium tamari sauce
  • 1/4 TSP sea salt
  • 1/4 TSP cumin
  • 1/4 TSP coriander
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 TBS of water if needed

Kitchen Supplies:

  • Food processor

Cook:

  1. Place all items in food processor and blend until smooth

What do I eat this with?

  • Eat as a dip or as a spread in a veggie wrap

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

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Ingredients:

  • 1 C of water
  • 1/2 C of almond or coconut milk
  • 1 TBS coconut cream
  • 2 TBS pumpkin puree
  • 2 TBS maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of all spice

Kitchen Supplies:

  • whisk
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • small pot

Prepare:

  1. Place all ingredients in small pot

Cook:

  1. Whisk ingredients while liquid is warming up. 
  2. Only allow latte to simmer and not boil

What do I eat this with?

  • Part of a late night snack

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Coconut Maca Latte

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Ingredients:

Kitchen Supplies:

  • whisk
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • small pot

Prepare:

  1. Place all ingredients in small pot

Cook:

  1. Whisk ingredients while liquid is warming up. 
  2. Only allow latte to simmer and not boil

What do I eat this with?

  • You can enjoy this with any of my homemade muffins or alone

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Baked Yuca Fries

I love yuca fries! I grew up eating yuca boiled or fried. Fried was always my favorite. However, I've learned that baking yuca can be just as delicious as frying and of course we all know that it's so much healthier! Download the recipe or pin it and try it this weekend!
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Ingredients:

  • 2 yucas (frozen or whole)
  • 2 TBS avocado or olive oil
  • 1/2 TSP of paprika or chilli powder or both
  • Garlic salt and pepper to taste

Prepare:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Peel yuca (if not frozen) with vegetable peeler
  3. Place yucas in pot of boiling water and boil for 10 minutes
  4. Take out yucas and cut them in a long strips and place them on baking sheet
  5. Add spices and avocado or olive oil
  6. Bake them for 15 minutes and then flip them and bake for 15 more minutes

What do I eat this with?

  • Eat it as fries to a veggie burger

Enjoy! Pin! Comment! Share!

Salty Maca Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups almond milk 
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 2 tablespoon coconut nectar
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 TSP of sea salt

Kitchen Supplies:

  • whisk
  • small pot

Prepare:

  1. Place all ingredients into the pot

Cook:

  1. Whisk all ingredients until smooth and warm
  2. Don't allow milk to boil, just simmer or less heat

What do I eat this with?

  • You can enjoy this with any of my homemade muffins or alone

Enjoy! Pin! Comment! Share!