What I Eat In A Day | September 19, 2015

What a beautiful Saturday we had up on the mountain! Clear skies, a light breeze, and sunshine! My morning started off with a classic Samantha breakfast.. two slices of Ezekiel bread, one with peanut butter the other with blueberry jelly, a banana, and a cup of coffee. I added some almond milk and a few drops of stevia into my coffee, not sure why I’m still into the almond milk in my coffee considering I’ve been a die hard black coffee girl for the past six years. But maybe times are changing in my morning coffee mug. IMG_0228

After breakfast, I headed over the the farmer’s market to help our dietetics club table. We were there promoting local food, as well as sharing the volunteer work our club is doing throughout the community. It was fun getting to people watch, and listen to the beautiful music that is always playing throughout the market. While there, I bought and munched on some yummy kale!

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Some of our lovely club members! And Calvin the Carrot!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Veganized

Today, I bring to you an epic VEGAN oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe that will blow your mind. They are super easy, and don’t have any crazy/hard to find ingredients.

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup flour (gluten free, whole wheat, white, almond, coconut flour, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. molasses (or maple syrup)
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seed (optional)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used some by Equal Exchange that are vegan)

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Milkshake

IMG_8385It’s hot outside! Sweltering hot weather calls for cold drinks, especially milkshakes! I love any drink that is smooth, cold, & creamy and milkshakes are one of my favorite treats to have when it’s hot outside. This recipe is a delicious chocolate strawberry flavored milkshake and it definitely doesn’t have to be for dessert, because it’s filled with tons of nutrients and is good for you!

One ingredient in this milkshake that I’ve recently discovered is a vegan, plant-based supplement powder. I’m usually not a big fan of supplements, especially protein supplements. Protein isn’t something anyone really needs any extra of, most of our diets have plenty of protein without needing to supplement. We really need only about 8-10% of our diet to come from protein,but  I’ll talk more about that in a future blog post. IMG_8391

So anyways, I was a little skeptical about this powder, but not only did it have good quality plant-based protein, but it had lots of other beneficial nutrients. It has digestive enzymes, omega-3 (from plants, not fish), minerals, vitamins, prebiotics, and is non-GMO, and is soy-free. It doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners, or colors which is also great. The serving size is 2 scoops, which has 20 g of protein, so I only used one scoop. The taste is great, and it is pretty easy to add a little bit to any type of smoothie or beverage to get in some extra vitamins and minerals, as well as probiotics/digestive enzymes. I picked up mine at CVS but you can check it out on Naturade’s website.

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