This afternoon we spent some time in the sun taking a stroll and doing some yoga. Yoga is one of our favorite ways to connect with our bodies and move past areas that may be holding. In 10-3o+ minutes you can change the way you feel. We've not once regretted getting movement. We refueled with an Orange Strawberry Fusion Smoothie and boy what a treat! "Magnanimous! What a variety of flavors!" My husband declared! Don't miss this guzzle worthy creation. Simple and healthy, it's how I like it!
Total Time: 15 Minutes | Servings: 2 Smoothies
Orange Strawberry Fusion Smoothie
Blend, Pour, Slurp!
Mangoes are whirled together with flavorful ingredients to create a creamy frozen dessert. This recipe has six wholesome ingredients and only a pinch of sweetener for a healthy dessert. Mangoes help alkalize the body, regulate diabetes, boost your immune system, help your digestion, can aid in concentration, memory and so much more!! Receive massive health benefits all while enjoying a slice of cheesecake, isn't life sweet!?
Total Time: Overnight | Prep Time: 4-6 Hours Soaking | Cook Time: 0 Minutes | Servings: 6
6 Ingredient Mango Cheesecake Cups
Inspired from my 6 Ingredient Berry Cheesecakes!
A must-have vegan recipe is 1 ingredient ice cream. If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it!! All you need are ripe bananas, broken into 1-2" pieces, frozen overnight or until solid. The next day, blend.
A high speed blender helps a lot here and patience! I like to pulse mine until the majority of pieces break up, then I proceed to stir with a butter knife or strong spatula, scraping down the sides, moving it away from the blade and repeating until finally it whirls together. Top with a berry!
This recipe is rewarding, healthy and free of all dairy! Whoo-hoo! Use this recipe as your base, adding just about any flavor or combination you can dream up! Bananas provide great feel-good fuel for the day and who doesn't want to eat ice cream for breakfast? : ) You can also have it for a snack or treat at any time of day. I categorize it as breakfast and dessert as it is one of the most delightful ways to start or end the day.
3 Frozen Bananas
Place in blender. Pulse, Scrape/Stir, Pulse, Scrape/Stir, Pulse, Scrape/Stir - repeating as needed until finally it whirls together!
To a yummy and bright day,
In 2011 my sweet Mother-In-Law taught me how to pickle peppers! We drove down to the store, picked up a pound of jalapenos, a few other items we needed and returned. She taught me to look for the multicolored peppers, if you can find the ripe red ones grab them to make a prettier batch. When we got home we filled up the sink with water and washed the peppers. With our favorite knives in hand, we sliced the jalapenos.
In a big measuring cup we put equal parts water and vinegar and added salt. The recipe called for 3 Tbsp but we opted for less. 1 tbsp or less works out well. Then you simply, pour the solution over the peppers, seal the jars and place in the fridge overnight.
The next day, the lid will pop open as though you bought them from the store! Then taste one...
IRRESISTIBLE GREEN GEMS!
My husband was so happy I learned this recipe and since then we've done our best to keep a batch in our fridge at all times. It is also wildly convenient when you are cooking and a recipe calls for a jalapeno, just spoon some out and voilà!
Here is a simple and easy go to recipe for pickled peppers, a big warm thanks to my second Mama Harriet for lighting the way!
On Friday I made us Raw Brownies with Creamy Chocolate Frosting. It made the perfect treat to have while working on my new cookbook due in JULY! My new cookbook features 100% BRAND NEW RECIPES never seen before on artisticvegan.com! With so many mouthwatering creations, in order to stay slim and stop drooling I had to have a treat to get me through.
These brownies are made with your health and waste-line in mind! Plant based foods create the brownie and frosting for a luxurious treat. The frosting really takes the chocolate experience to the next level. It is so lush and creamy. My husband had big bright eyes as he sampled them! I shared this recipe on social media but in cased you missed it, here it is!
Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Freeze Time: 1 Hour | Servings: 8+
In a food processor, pulse until very smooth, scraping down sides and allowing food processor to cool as needed. Press into a pan lined with parchment paper or wax paper, allowing the sides to come up high making it easy to remove. Place in freezer.
Raw Creamy Chocolate Frosting
In a food processor, process until extremely creamy and smooth. Use a spatula and spread on top of the raw brownie base. Freeze for one hour, and serve. Store balance in freezer. To chocolatey guilt-free treats!!!
Today we enjoyed Southern Stuffed Green Chili Peppers. I had some in the fridge begging to be used and I knew just the trick, stuff them. Not with meat and cheese but with rice, black beans, spices, salsa and tomatoes. The flavors harmonize with a hint of sweet from vine ripened tomatoes and spice from the spices and pepper.
The aroma of the peppers broiling and the filling sauteing is enough to bring wondering eyes over to see how things are coming along. Fresh broiled peppers are stuffed and served, the test..how is it. Does it taste as good as it smells? Yes! Absolutely delicious my husband raved! A winner in our home and I hope in your home too. The added black beans make it exceptionally healthy. An article I was reading states "beans are one of the most nutritionally well rounded foods on the planet. They have high amounts of protein and carbohydrates as well as large quantities of RDAs for micronutrients and minerals." Enjoy this heart-healthy plant-based meal! Bon Appétit!
Total Time: 30 Minutes | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Serves 4
Southern Stuffed Green Chili Peppers [Free of: Oil, Gluten, Soy, Nuts and Dairy]
6 ingredients are all you will need to blend, pour and freeze before you enjoying a healthy serving of vegan cheesecake that is 100% raw! This version has no crust and is grain and gluten-free. If you haven't tried vegan cheesecake I highly recommend it! This recipe is a great base to let your creativity fly and create new flavors. With healthy ingredients you can have one or two with out a smidgin of guilt. I often keep healthy frozen treats around as you never know when you may desire something sweet. Wishing a very Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there, especially mine! : )
Total Time: Overnight | Makes: 6 Individual Servings
6 Ingredient Berry Cheesecake
Living foods are blended together to create a vibrant bowl of health for breakfast. Bananas, Mangoes and Moringa are all alkalizing foods and an easy way to balance your pH levels. A body high in acid can attract sickness so it is important to eat foods that help create a more alkaline environment. Add a touch of one of the trees of life, Moringa, and fly high with new energy. By adding moringa powder one can achieve 7 times the vitamin c of oranges, 4 times the vitamin A of carrots, 4 times the calcium of milk, 3 times the potassium of bananas and 2 times the protein of yogurt. Who knew you could have a one-of-a-kind, lick-your-bowl smoothie for breakfast and achieve all of that in 10 minutes or less. I love eating healthy, don't you? Shine on!!
Total Time: 10 Minutes | Servings: 2
Bananas are whipped into a creamy "nice-cream" with almonds added for crunch and dates added for savory sweetness. The Cinnamon brings it all together making a wonderful treat for any time of the day. Add granola and agave on top for the ultimate experience. We like to enjoy this high carb meal for breakfast, it provides great fuel for our day! Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar, reduce LDL Cholesterol, is effective against bacteria, is a natural food preservative and more! This delicious ice cream is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, living and if you replace nuts with seeds it is nut-free. Hooray for healthy living, have a beautiful week!
Total Time: 10 Minutes | Serves: 2
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