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.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- 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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I’ve recently discovered not only how to make spring rolls, but how delicious they are. I always thought they looked so complicated, but I’m so glad I realized that they really aren’t difficult to make at all and make a perfect meal. For this recipe, I’m not only going to give you a recipe, but walk you through exactly how to make them! I’m also throwing in a yummy peanut sauce that you can dip the spring rolls in.
- Spring roll wrappers / rice paper (found at most grocery stores in the international section, at an Asian market, or online)
- Carrots: thinly sliced
- Cabbage: thinly sliced
- Cucumber: thinly sliced
- 1 avocado
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Beets can be extremely intimidating if you’ve never tried them, or cooked with them. I thought I’d do a little “how-two” for anyone that wants to experience the beauty of the beet!
Beets are extremely nutritious, and taste so good if you cook them right! They are LOADED with nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties. Their beautiful deep red color comes from all their phytonutrients. They are also great food if you’re wanting to detox. I love eating both the beet and the beet greens (which are also loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals), so I included how to cook the greens as well for a lovely accompaniment to the beet root. Beets tend to be very bitter, so I’ve found that roasting them is the best way to cook them because it draws out a lot of their sweet flavor and makes them soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. They’re so delicious you just won’t be able to beet them!
1 bunch of beets
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp oil (coconut, or flavored olive oil is suggested)
1-2 Tbsp. vegetable stock (optional)
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It’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.
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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Spinach Veggie Wrap
(Serves: 1 person)
- Spinach & Herbs Tortilla (I used a vegan tortilla by the brand Olé Mexican Foods, but
you can use any type of tortilla)
- 1 handful spinach
- 5-6 slices cucumber
- 2-3 slices tomato
- 1/4 block tempeh (lightly sautéd)
- 1/4 avocado slices
- 1 handful sprouts (I used alfalfa & clover sprouts)
Making wraps are super easy, because they only require chopping up a few veggies, and wrapping them up in a tortilla. They are a great lunch to pack to take on the go.
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