I love getting a fresh sweet smelling pineapple from the market. I don't know why I don't get more than 1 or 2 as it seems they disappear all too quickly. This last week I made healthy frozen desserts using only four healthy ingredients for one sweet treat. Pineapple, bananas, cranberries and pecans are alchemically combined for bliss in each bite. The crust is made with pecans and cranberries, topped with banana slices, pureed pineapple, more banana slices and cranberry gems for a beautiful dessert. With no refined sugars, dairy or gluten you can have more than one and still feel great!
Total Time: 4+ Hours Freeze | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Servings: 6
P.S. - The Artistic Vegan Cookbook is available for pre-sale! The book is complete with over 150 vegan + gluten-free recipes, a meal plan and it even includes my vegan story. It is over 400 pages and will be ready for you by the end of this month! I'm making the final adjustments now. I was hoping to have it out in July but as the Rolling Stones song goes "you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well you might find, you get what you need..."
Have a wonderful weekend ~ Love, Christa
We recently enjoyed a Liver & Blood Cleanse that tastes surprisingly good. My goal was taste with full cleansing efforts. Cleansing your liver can relieve fatigue, body aches and nausea. It also helps regulate your blood sugar levels, relieve allergies, increases the amount of amino acids that reach your cells and so much more. Once your liver is working optimally it can increase your overall energy levels. Read more about the benefits and side effects here. With all of the taxing duties we impose on our liver, even just through the environment, it is important to give it a little care. Give this smoothie a try and see how you feel!
Servings: 2 Elixirs
Poblano chili peppers, a vibrant orange bell pepper, and big onion slices are broiled and served over steaming hot rice with garbanzo beans. We served ours with Abba's African Hot Sauce from the Vegan World Fusion Cuisine cookbook, a spicy favorite of ours and cherished cookbook in our home. We had corn tortillas on the side too for a fun meal.
I love the aroma and flavor of broiled peppers, they come to life in the oven making each bite exciting and flavorful! I hope you enjoy these Pobalano Chili Bowls! This was enjoyed by a fan - Melissa says: "Yummy! Healthy! Simple! Delicious!"
Total Time: 45 Minutes | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes | Servings: 4 Bowls
I've been seeing cherry creations all over the web this summer and have been dreaming of the beauties. My parents had a cherry tree when I was growing up and I have so many good memories of my sister and I climbing that tree and picking the ripe cherries at the top. To my surprise we found deep red cherries for sale at a local fruit market and treated ourselves to some. The first bunch we purchased we ate and had no time for creations, they were so sweet! The next time we bought a bit more and I set some aside in the freezer so I could experiment with cherry ice cream! It dawned on me that cacao nibs would be the perfect addition for a chocolate crunch, and pecans would add another dimension of crunchy deliciousness with hints of vanilla peaking through. My husband and I both fell in love with the sweet cherry crunchy delight. The bonus? It's made with plant based ingredients that are good for you so you can have it any time of day! We've had it for dessert and breakfast. I love being vegan! We made these starting last week up until a few days ago, we had to test it from every angle to ensure it was good enough for you all, it is! This was inspired for my husband who loves berries and cherries.
Cherry Cacao Crunch
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