Vegan Chill Hemp-Chocolate Smoothie

Vegan Chill Hemp-Chocolate Smoothie

vegan hemp chocolate smoothie proteinWe all want a bit of chocolate from time to time and need proteins every day. I add hemp seeds to my smoothies for a natural protein, fiber, and omega-3 boost. 3 tablespoons has an impressive 2.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, 10 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. It also has a good amount of manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc, B6 and more.

Enjoy this creamy hemp-chocolate vegan smoothie.

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Chill Hemp-Chocolate Smoothie

1 cup = 2.3 dl 1 tablespoon = 15 ml 1 teaspoon = 5 ml

10 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 pitted large dates
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons hulled hemp seed
  • 1 large peeled and frozen banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 large ice cubes

Instructions

  1. First add the liquid then add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.
Cuisine: World wide | Recipe Type: Smoothie
6.8
http://allveganfoods.com/vegan-chill-hemp-chocolate-smoothie/

Photo credit:  Jamieanne

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Vegan Green Goddess Smoothie

Vegan Green Goddess Smoothie

vegan green goddess smoothieThis is an “all-day” vegan smoothie, meaning that you can drink it morning, before-noon, noon, afternoon, before dinner and evenings. The chia seeds is supposed to be one of the super-foods; Chia is being studied as a potential natural treatment for type-2 diabetes because of its ability to slow down digestion. The gelatinous coating chia seeds develops when exposed to liquids-can also prevent blood sugar spikes. (source: http://www.fitday.com/).

You also get stronger teeth and bones because a serving of chia seeds has 18% of the recommended daily intake for calcium, which puts your well on your way to maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.
Chia seeds has more benefits, these are just 2 of them.

Yields 1

Vegan Green Goddess Smoothie

1 cup = 2.3 dl. 1 Tbsp = tablespoon = 15 ml 1 tsp = teaspoon = 5 ml

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • 1 ripe kiwi, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 large chopped apple
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lime zest
  • 2 1/4 cups organic fruit tea, brewed and chilled
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender but the ice cubes, and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the ice cubes
  3. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more green tea.
  4. Serve chilled and enjoy your smoothie.
Cuisine: Drinks | Recipe Type: Smoothie
6.8
http://allveganfoods.com/vegan-green-goddess-smoothie/

 

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Celebrating 4th of July with Pink Lemonade

Celebrating 4th of July with Pink Lemonade

pink-lemonade 4th of july veganAre you going out to watch fireworks, celebrating Independence Day? Get your picnic basket out, put in this lovely homemade lemonade, cups and a blanket, and you are set to go.

There is a cute story behind the pink lemonade:

Conventionally, pink lemonade is colored with grenadine. The Greeks were the first to have pink lemonade. They made this so that while the adults were having wine at celebrations, the children would also have a special treat. When the Greeks dyed the lemonade pink by adding wine, the common myth in the community was that this drink was made from pink lemons that grew in a forest that no man could enter and come out alive. They made the children believe that these magical pink lemons were brought back by a noble king.

Recipe:
If you don’t have grenadine to colour, you can use berries.

Celebrating 4th of July with Pink Lemonade

1 cup = 2.4 dl. - I use 2.5 dl.

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Ingredients

  • 6 medium lemons
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup Sugar (can be adjusted by +/- 1/4 cup to taste)
  • Grenadine to colour

Instructions

  1. Juice the lemons on a citrus juicer/squeezer. Rolling the lemons on the counter with moderate pressure prior to juicing will result in more juice from each lemon.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in the water.
  3. Heat may be helpful if using a large amount of sugar.
  4. Combine the juice and sugar water in a glass jar.
  5. Add the Grenadine.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Chill or serve over ice cubes.
Cuisine: Vegan | Recipe Type: Drink
6.8
http://allveganfoods.com/celebrating-with-pink-lemonade/

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Vegan, Raw Avocado Banana Chocolate Milkshake

Vegan, Raw Avocado Banana Chocolate Milkshake

raw banana chocolate milk shakeMilkshakes come in so many variations, that it can be hard to pick a recipe. Give this Vegan & Raw Banana Chocolate milkshake a try, it’s purely joy:-)
If you don’t have patience to wait for the coconut milk to cool, it is also delicious without, but I think it is worth the wait.

Remember a straw:-)

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 
1 banana
  • 1 cup dates
  • 
1 large scoop Vega chocolate protein powder, or Epic Protein Chocolate Maca (or 2 tablespoons cacao powder + 1/4 teaspoon stevia)
  • 1-2 cups vegan milk
  • 1-2 cups ice
  • Whipped coconut cream: 1 can coconut milk, left in the fridge or freezer overnight
  • Bean from 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 1/8 teaspoon stevia

Method:
To make the milkshake:
1) blend all the ingredients until smooth, adding as much vegan milk and ice as needed to make it thick, creamy and cold.
2) Adjust according to taste, then fill up 3 or 4 glasses.

To make the whipped cream:

1) take the can out of the fridge – DON’T SHAKE IT! Open it gently and scoop off the solid fat that has settled on the top.
2) Put it in your mixer bowl, or a normal bowl if you have a handheld mixer.
3) Add the stevia and vanilla beans and whisk until stiff peaks form.
4) Top off your glasses with it and enjoy the heck out of what you just made.

Photo Credit : Ben Dalton

Read more at: http://www.rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/avocado-banana-chocolate-milkshake.html

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Stay Cool with these 4 Vegan & Gluten-free Smoothies

Stay Cool with these 4 Vegan & Gluten-free Smoothies

vegan green smoothieFor the lucky ones, it is a nice and warm summer and is there anything better than to cool down with chilled vegan & gluten-free smoothies? I always sneak in a handful of baby spinach leaves, make the smoothie a tad healthier and gives extra iron.

Smoothies are easy to make – start adding the liquid and then just throw in the other ingredients and blend until smooth:)

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Serves 1
• 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pit removed
• 1/4 cup coconut milk yogurt
• 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
• 1 cup fresh blueberries
• 1 tablespoon organic moringa
• 1 tablespoon date syrup, recipe at date syrup
• ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve chilled and enjoy.

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