As I get closer to the start of my vegan cleanse I have begun experimenting with meal ideas and researching recipes. Something people are constantly asking is, "How will you get enough protein during your cleanse?" Well a few days ago I came across a meal that is an incredible example of exactly how I will do that. In one serving, Cilantro-Lime Quinoa with Black Beans and Kale contains 12-15 grams of protein.
This meal is really tasty, full of nutrition and something that I will definitely be eating a lot of throughout my cleanse.
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If you've been checking my facebook or happen to see my google history for some reason...then you know that juice has been on my brain! Here are a few examples of my thoughts lately; "Is juice really that much better for you?" "Does it taste bad when you make it yourself?" "Should I buy a juicer or will my blender work?" etc, etc, etc.
So recently I've been experimenting and I feel that by practicing my usual "throw-a-bunch-of-stuff-into-a-blender-and-see-how-it-turns-out" method has finally brought me to a combination that is super healthy and pretty darn tasty! Go ahead, you can be impressed now...just kidding. But for realz, it's incredibly good for you.
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With the weather warming up I get so excited for ice cold treats and drinks! I've always loved iced bubble tea but recently I can't get enough of it...unfortunately this the cost of fancy drinks can begin to add up rather quickly when you "can't get enough of it". Which is exactly why I was super excited to find out that making your own Bubble Tea is not that difficult or expensive.
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Yesterday was "National Banana Bread Day" so today we will celebtrate with this amazing recipe! It is very different from anything I've ever had before. It is completely vegan, a bit tropical and full of nutrients. The creator Michelle Grubb Black was kind enough to allow me to use this spectacular recipe from her blog "healthiersteps.com".
Thank you for allowing me to share your delicious and healthy recipe Michelle!
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Breakfast. Yum! Am I right? One of the best meals of the day if you ask me... as long as you aren't rushing out the door and have time to enjoy the moment.
Today I will be sharing one of my favorite breakfasts for vegetarians (non-vegetarians love it too, just ask my boyfriend). The reason I call it "the breakfast of vegetarians" or "champions" is because this is a champion meal. I'm pretty sure if I entered it into contests it would win medals. You get so many wonderful nutritious qualities AND it tastes fabulous! It includes: veggies, fruit, dairy and - HELLO - pizza for breakfast!
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Part of February's "choose to live well" challenge is to shop locally; along with practicing an inversion every single day and eating at home rather than in restaurants for the entire month. So far this challenge has been really great for me. Over the past few months I had been feeling a bit sluggish and inactive for my typical lifestyle, this challenge was exactly what I needed to get me on the right track.
For the longest time I had only shopped within grocery stores, not knowing that I had other options. Just recently after moving from the subburbs to the city, I began making trips to theRiver Market in KC. I have no clue why I hadn't been taking advantage of this before, other than the pure fact that I really just didn't realize that there was shopping like this available in the area. It is so much better than a typical grocery store for a plethera of reasons...
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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, your healthful diet begins to diminish and is then replaced with cookies and wine. Along with taking time for yourself and pretty much every other normal part of your life. From Thanksgiving until the New Year, your life is consumed by holiday parties and non-stop shop-til-ya-drop errands. These things are great... until you hug a million people and touch a million things and share your food/drinks/gifts with all of your friends and family.
Why is that bad you ask? Two words. Flu Season.
Which brings me to today's topic! Welcome back guest blogger, Rachel Starr, who joined us a few weeks ago with the article "Where the Wild Things Are". Today she will be priming us for "Holiday Survival" - the goodies, the parties and plenty of winter time germs; with tips to boost your immune system. She covers what to look for, why you should get it and where to find it.
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As we continue with our vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes, I decided it was time to bring in something sweet. In my eyes it's not Thanksgiving without dessert! This Tofu-Chino Parfait recipe is vegan friendly, a bit lighter than pie after such a large meal, and presented in an adorable manner. This recipe is a bit more particular than the side dishes I've shared with you so you'll really have to pay attention to detail.
As Thanksgiving grows near, I promised to share vegetarian recipes each day to help you prepare for the oh-so-famous "turkey day". We've discussed sticking with side dishes rather than entrees, unless of course the Thanksgiving you are attending is serving all meatless dishes. Yesterday I shared with you a recipe for Roasted Sweet Potatoes which is great for all types of eating habits. It is a healthier substitute for your traditional candied yams covered in marshmallows and sugar.
Today we discuss stuffing. Other than sweet potatoes, this is my favorite part. The problem that sometimes may arise is that the stuffing has been inside of the turkey - hence the name "stuffing". This vegetarian friendly option allows you to get the same yummy texture without the bird.
Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE holidays, I absolutely love it! Only one problem... the focus is on the turkey. If you are vegetarian this creates a problem; which is why I cruise the side dishes.
Typically this plan works, although people tend to add bacon and ham into side dishes when they don't know what else to add to it. Over the next few days I'll be sharing (simple) vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes so that you will have no excuse not to enjoy this year's "turkey day".
Today I will be sharing one of my favorite dishes, roasted sweet potatoes! This is a vegetarian - as well as vegan - friendly recipe.