Nutty Post Workout Milkshake – Vegan

Vegan Milkshake Recipe
Okay, don’t let the title fool you. You can definitely make this shake anytime. It definitely doesn’t have to be after a workout. But for some reason after you’ve been pushing yourself and sweating away your stresses for a bit this milkshake tastes ten times better. Working out is pretty awesome. I hope that you agree only because I don’t want you to miss out on all of the fun that can occur while getting your sweat on. I think that a lot of people look at being physically active as a chore and it shouldn’t be that at all! It should be fun, really fun. Find an activity that you enjoy and do it. It’ll be great. Your body loves to move (regardless of you believe that or not, it’s true) and it loves to be refueled with awesome treats afterwards which is obviously where this milkshake comes in.

This milkshake is so smooth and rich. Oh my gosh. It’s pretty frosty too which will cool you right down. The nutty filling gives this simple recipe super powers, for real. When you make this you’ll end up with enough nutty filling for about 4 or 5 milkshakes. Just store it in the fridge and go back to it for a post workout snack all week long. Or sneak bits of it throughout your day on its own because it’s amazing that way too. Trust me.

Make this now and fall in love!

Post Workout Vegan Milkshake
Nutty Post Workout Milkshake

Serves 1

Nutty Filling:
1 cup almonds, soaked
1 cup dates
1/2 cup cashews, soaked
3 tablespoons coconut water
1 tablespoon coconut water
Drop of vanilla

Blend together all ingredients until smooth. You will have a lot of extra. Eat it on it’s own or save it for future smoothies!

Milkshake:
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup nutty filling

Blend together all ingredients until smooth. Serve, enjoy!

Lemon Herb Potato Fries – Oil Free

Oil Free Sweet Potato Fries
Potatoes are a very important part of my life. I eat them almost every single day. Lately I’ve been into Japanese Sweet Potatoes. So amazing that I can’t even express my love for them. But you know what, all potatoes are pretty great. What makes them even greater is that there are so many  things that you can do with potatoes. Think of all of the possibilities! One of my favorite things to do is to make them into fries. I just come home from work and can have these prepped and baking in no time. Makes me happy!

I love eating whole plant foods. I think that I say this in almost every post that I make. But I mean it 100%. I am very passionate about it and the reason that I’m always rambling on about it is because it is so freakin’ awesome and I want everyone to experience it! Nothing makes me happier than removing a fresh batch of sweet potato fries from the oven. Except maybe a banana smoothie or something along those lines. But you know, it’s hard to compete with something like that. Anyways, make these potatoes. Let them nourish your cells and give you tons of energy while tasting crazy good at the same time. You’ll love ‘em, trust me.

Vegan Oil Free Baked Fries

Lemon Herb Potato Fries

serves 2-4 small servings

3 medium/large potatoes of choice
1 lemon
1-2 tablespoons basil
1-2 tablespoons oregano

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and slice potatoes into thin slices. In a medium sized bowl add in juice from lemon and potatoes. Coat potatoes with lemon juice and sprinkle basil and oregano on potatoes. The amount of basil and oregano will depend on how large your potatoes are and how much basil and oregano you desire. Place potatoes on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until potatoes are soft. Serve, enjoy!

Almond Cups with Chocolate Pudding – Vegan

Raw Vegan Chocolate Almond Cups

Who remembers these chocolate almond butter cups? To this day I still think that they’re my favorite recipe that I’ve created. These are a close second. I love sweet dessert type things. So good. What’s even better is when you can make those sweet dessert type things with nutritious foods! The chocolate pudding in the center of these is a rich dark chocolate. So smooth, so creamy. You’ll go crazy for it. You could even eat it by itself like I may or may not have done with a whole batch of it today. These things happen and sometimes you need to eat a whole bowl of chocolate pudding. Other times you’ll need to pair it with almond cups and cashew cream. I recommend the second option, of course. But you can do whatever your heart desires.

Whatever you choose, I can guarantee three things.

Almonds. Chocolate. Happiness.

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Almond Cups
Almond Cups with Chocolate Pudding

makes 20-24 cups

Almond Cups:
2 cup dates
2/3 cup oats
1/2 cup almonds

Blend together all ingredients. Roll into small balls and press holes into the centers. Set aside.

Chocolate Pudding:
1 avocado
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cacao powder
1/4 cup cashew milk
1 tablespoon coconut sugar

Blend together all ingredients until smooth. Fill almond cups.

Cashew Cream:
1/2 cup cashews, soaked
1/4 cup water
Juice from 1 lemon
Pinch of himalayan salt
Drop of vanilla

Blend together all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle on top of almond cups. Serve, enjoy!

Store in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Very Vanilla Protein Shake – Vegan

Protein Smoothie Recipe

I remember a few years ago I used to hang out with some of my gym friends after our workouts. We would all sit outside the gym, drink our protein shakes, and just talk about life. It was a great time! What wasn’t so great though was the protein that I was consuming. It was a typical whey protein. At the time that was okay for me. No big deal. But as time went on and I went vegan I dropped the whey protein for the obvious reasons. I want nothing to do with cow milk anymore, thank you.

But really, who needs whey proteins when you can have Sunwarrior plant based proteins?! I received Sunwarrior products a few days ago and I am hooked. Oh my gosh. I can’t decide if I like chocolate or vanilla protein best. They’re both amazing. But I feel like my very vanilla protein shake is a pretty awesome treat so that’s what we’re going to be celebrating today.

For the past few months I’ve been dealing with a frustrating hamstring injury which has held me back in my workouts quite a bit. This past week I’ve been feeling almost 100% so I’ve been amping things up. Finally! And my package from Sunwarrior arrived just in time. I’ve been having post workout protein shakes almost everyday now. I really think that it motivates me to get in a great workout so that I can repair my muscles with a delicious frosty drink. Working out is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle and fueling your body with the proper nutrients to repair itself is just as important. Treat your body well and drink this shake!

Post Workout Smoothie Recipe

Very Vanilla Protein Shake

serves 1

2 frozen bananas
1 cup coconut water
1 scoop Warrior Blend Vanilla
1 tablespoon oats

Blend together all ingredients until smooth. Serve, enjoy!

Sunwarrior Protein Shake Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Bars – Vegan

Green Vegan Dessert Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t really one of my favorite holiday’s to celebrate. In fact, the only way that I’ll celebrate is by eating lots of greens (salads) and drinking even more greens (smoothies). No complaining here! It’s also not much different than a typical day in my life. But that’s totally great because I love living on fresh plants. Every day is a celebration when you eat them in abundance!

In these ice cream bars you won’t find any funky artificial colors or ingredients. There’s actually only 6 ingredients here! I also find that so amazing. Six simple foods provided by the Earth are combined to create such vibrant and delicious ice cream bars. Awesome, right!? Don’t talk that for granted, my friends. Take the time to appreciate your foods and you will reap the benefits from doing so. Let’s get to this recipe so that you can get to your kitchen and create something great!

St. Patricks Day Dessert Recipe Vegan
St. Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Bars

serves 4-8

Crust:
1 cup dates
3/4 cup oats
3 tablespoons cacao powder

Blend together all ingredients. Press into parchment paper lined 5×5 inch pan. Set aside.

Ice Cream Filling:
3 frozen bananas
1/2 cup almond milk
2 large handfulls spinach

Blend together all ingredients. Pour into pan. Place in freezer to set up for 3+ hours. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired. Serve, enjoy!

Store in freezer. Place in refrigerator to thaw approximately 20 minutes before serving.

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