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Matcha Nice Cream

If you've never had matcha nice cream before then you're in for a special lil treat.

This stuff is oh-so-delicious but it's also SUPER healthy!

You're gonna LOVE it!

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- MATCHA NICE CREAM -

- INGREDIENTS -

- 2 large frozen bananas
- 2 tsp. matcha powder
- 1/4 c. non-dairy milk (more if needed)
- 1 tbsp. coconut butter (optional)
- 1/4 tsp. spirulina (optional)

- DIRECTIONS -


1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or a food processor.

2. Blend until smooth and creamy (like ice cream!), scraping down the sides as necessary.

TIP: Start on a low speed and use your tamper (if you're using a blender) until it starts to come together. Then increase the speed, adding more milk if needed, and watch the magic happen.

BOOM. ICE CREAM BABY!

❤️ ENJOY ❤️

xo Kristen

Instant Pot Brown Rice

If you never made brown rice in the Instant Pot before then you're 100% missing out.

It's seriously SO easy!!!

And it turns out perfectly every single time.

You just can’t go wrong.

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 - INSTANT POT BROWN RICE -

Ingredients:

2 c. brown rice
2 1/2 c. water (or veg broth)

Directions:

1. Add ingredients to Instant Pot and set the manual timer for 22 minutes. Make sure the nozzle on top is turned to 'sealing'!

2. After the 22 minutes is up, wait 10 minutes for the pressure to naturally release and then manually release the rest of the steam by turning the nozzle from 'steaming' to 'venting'.

3. Open the lid, fluff the rice with a fork and it's all good to go! Enjoy!

xx Kristen

Instant Pot Vegan Mashed Potatoes

These no-drain, Instant Pot Vegan Mashed Potatoes are quick, easy and absolutely delish!

Plus, they’re SUPER healthy too!

What else can you ask for in a recipe?!

Not much, if you ask me!

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 - INSTANT POT VEGAN MASHED POTATOES -

(serves 4-6)

Ingredients:

- 2 lbs. russet potatoes
- 1 c. vegetable broth
- 1/2 - 1 c. unsweetened, plant-based milk
- 1 - 2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. white pepper

NOTE: This is a super simple recipe, so feel free to jazz it up with some roasted garlic, nutritional yeast, vegan sour cream, vegan cheese...or whatever else you'd like!

Directions:

1. Wash the potatoes and poke them several times with a fork to help steam release during the cooking process.

2. Add the potatoes, as well as the vegetable broth, to the Instant Pot and make sure the top valve is turned to sealing.

3. Set the manual timer for 10-12 minutes (depending on the size of your taters) and let the Instant Pot do it's thing.

4. When the timer goes off, manually release the pressure and open the lid.

5. Poke the potatoes with a sharp knife to test their doneness (they should be soft all the way through). Cook for longer if needed.

6. Once the potatoes are done cooking, warm up the plant-based milk and add that into the Instant Pot with the salt and pepper.

7. Mix well, adjusting the liquid (you can add more veg broth and/or plant-based milk if it's too dry for your liking) and seasonings to taste (feel free to add in whatever else you'd like) and enjoy!

xx Kristen

Beet Blue Cheese Dressing

This vegan blue cheese dressing will CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Not only is this stuff great on salads, but it's amazing when used as a dipping sauce for fries or vegan wings.

The possibilities are endless you guys!

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 BEET BLUE CHEESE DRESSING RECIPE

(makes ~ 2 cups)

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 c. tahini
1/2 c. beet juice (from canned or jarred beets)
1 tbsp. ume plum vinegar
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. miso
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
3 tbsp. whole dijon mustard
1 tsp. Everything But The Bagel Seasoning*
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. Bragg's Liquid Aminos (optional)
1/4 tsp. black pepper

*from Trader Joe's

DIRECTIONS:

1. Add everything to a large bowl and use a whisk to mix well.

2. Adjust everything to suit YOUR taste buds and enjoy!

NOTE: This will last about 5-7 days in the fridge.

Now, go put this on EVERYTHING. And let me know what you think! 

Love you guys! 

xx Kristen

 

⬇ STUFF I MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO ⬇

Crispy Oil-Free Fries: https://youtu.be/leB3qDy19C0

What Is Tahini? (And How To Use It): https://youtu.be/yVQ4gbYf-NI

Artisana Tahini: https://goo.gl/SfBRVf

Ume Plum Vinegar: https://goo.gl/4ziW5p

Bragg's Liquid Aminos: https://goo.gl/cVu2xq

Violife Feta: https://goo.gl/61ShGZ

Raw Cereal Bowl

This Raw Vegan Cereal Bowl is super easy, super tasty and SUPER healthy!

It's even better topped with my Homemade Cashew Milk - which just so happens to be raw too!

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- RAW CEREAL BOWL -

Ingredients:

- 1 apple (I use Honeycrisp)
- cinnamon
- oats
- dried, unsweetened coconut shreds
- walnuts
- blueberries (bananas are good too!)
- raisins
- raw buckwheat groats
- cacao nibs
- non-dairy milk (I use homemade cashew milk)

Directions:

Add all ingredients (or whatever ingredients you'd like) to a bowl and top with your choice of non-dairy milk.

Enjoy!

xx Kristen
 

Instant Pot Black Beans & Rice

Making black beans & rice has never been so easy!

I love this recipe because it's quick, it's simple and it's HELLA tasty! 

You're definitely gonna want to try this at home. 

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 - INSTANT POT BLACK BEANS & RICE -

Ingredients:

- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 cup black beans
- enough water to cover the rice and beans by about 3/4 of an inch
- 1/4 onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/2 - 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- Optional add ins: your favorite salsa or hot sauce
 

Directions:

1. Put the rice and beans into the Instant Pot and cover with at least a half inch of water.

2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well.

3. Set your Instant Pot for 25 minutes on the manual setting (make sure the valve is turned to sealing and the pressure is on high).

4. Once the 25 minutes is up, wait until the timer counts up to 10 minutes and use a towel to turn the valve from sealing to venting. Be careful - that shit is hot!

5. Let the pressure release for another minute or so, open your Instant Pot, give the rice and beans a good stir, and boom - perfect rice and beans for all your burrito bowl needs. Enjoy!

NOTE: Cooking time may vary depending on your location, the age and size of your beans and rice, how they've been stored, etc. So keep that in mind! Play around with this recipe until it's just right for you!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! 

xx Kristen

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CHOCOLATE ZOATS (aka Zucchini Oats)

OMG. These zoats are my new fave! 

They're vegan, they're delicious, and they're packed FULL of nutrients.

They straight-up taste like brownie batter and I LOVE it!

 

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- CHOCOLATE ZOATS -

Ingredients:

1/4 c. non-dairy milk

1 tbsp. chia seeds

2 dates, pitted and chopped

1/2 of a small zucchini, grated

1 small banana, mashed

1 c. water or non-dairy milk, add more as needed

1/3 c. oats

2 tbsp. cacao (or cocoa) powder (add more if you want it super chocolatey)

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. maca powder (optional)

Topping Ideas:

fresh or frozen fruit
nut or seed butter
hemp seeds
walnuts
coconut shreds
cocoa or cacao nibs
your fave non-dairy milk

Directions:

1. Whisk together 1/4 c. of non-dairy milk and the chia seeds and set aside to thicken up.

2. To a pot on medium-high heat, add 1 c. of water (or non-dairy milk), the chopped dates, and the grated zucchini. Bring to a low boil.

3. Once boiling, stir in the oats, turn the heat down to med-low, cover and cook until the oats are done - usually around 5 - 7 minutes. FYI: This will depend on the type of oats you're using.

4.Turn the heat down to low and add in the cacao powder, mashed banana, cinnamon, maca powder, and the chia seed mixture you set aside earlier. Mix well, adding in more water or non-dairy milk if needed.

5. Cook for another minute or so on low heat to let everything come together and get all nice and yummy.

6. Top with your desired toppings and enjoy!

xo Kristen
 

RAW VEGGIE WRAPS + Creamy Wasabi Sauce

You guys, these Raw Veggie Wraps are OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD delish!

They remind me of sushi, and I effing LOVE sushi, so I'm totally stoked on these!

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RAW VEGGIE WRAPS + CREAMY WASABI SAUCE
 

Ingredients for the Sauce:

1/2 c. raw cashews, soaked, drained & rinsed
1/2 of a zucchini, peeled & roughly chopped
juice from 1 lemon
3 cloves of garlic
3 tbsp. hemp seeds
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/2 - 1 tsp. wasabi powder
3 tbsp. tamari
3 tbsp. coconut aminos
splash of water, if needed
squirt of Sriracha (optional)

Ingredients for the Wraps:

nori sheets
cucumber
red pepper
avocado
romaine
alfalfa sprouts
hummus (optional)
sesame seeds (optional)

Directions:

1. To make your sauce, add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until super smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary.

2. Pour into a container and store in the fridge until you're ready to eat your wraps.

3. To make your wraps, chop the cucumber, red pepper, avocado, and romaine into long, thin strips.

4. Place one of your nori sheets, shiny side down, in front of you. Make sure the lines are vertical.

5. Gently spread a thin layer of hummus on the nori sheet.

6. Top with your veggies in whatever order you'd like.

7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

8.  Roll the wrap with your hands, making sure to keep everything nice and tight. (See the video for examples.)

9. Wet the end of the nori sheet with a bit of water to seal the roll.

10. Wet a sharp knife and cut your roll into 6 pieces.

11. Dip the pieces into your sauce and enjoy!

NOTE: You can use whatever veggies or fruit you'd like in these rolls! FYI: They're really good with mango in 'em.

xo Kristen
 

Easy Vegan Sour Cream

If you're looking for a delicious and super-easy vegan sour cream recipe then look no further!

This stuff is #LegitneySpears.

Use it however you would 'normal' sour cream!

Nachos, burritos, tacos...you name it.

It's 150% DELISH!
 

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- EASY VEGAN SOUR CREAM -

Ingredients:

- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
- 1/2 - 3/4 c. water (as needed)
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 - 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. salt (to taste)

Directions:

1. Drain and rinse your soaked cashews and add them to a blender with the rest of the ingredients

2. Blend until super smooth and creamy. This usually takes my Vitamix about 3-4 minutes total.

3. Make sure to scrape down the sides a few times throughout the blending process!

4. Adjust everything to taste.

5. Enjoy right away, or put it in the fridge for a few hours (overnight is best) to thicken up and get all sorts of delicious. Enjoy!

FYI: This will last in the fridge for about 5-7 days.

xo Kristen

Easy Overnight Oats

These Easy Overnight Oats are absolutely delicious.

They're perfect to take to school, or to work, or whatevs! 

I was skeptical about the whole overnight oat craze, but once I tried them, I was hooked.

We bring these with us EVERY single time we go camping too!

They're just the best.

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- EASY OVERNIGHT OATS - 

(makes 1 serving)

Ingredients:

- 1/2 c. oats

- 1 - 2 tbsp. chia seeds

- 3 chopped dates

- 1 tbsp. raisins

- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

- 1 - 1 1/2 c. of your fave non-dairy milk

Easy Cashew Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Directions:

1. Put all of the ingredients into a jar (or whatever you're going to store it in) and pop the lid on.

2. Shake the shit out of it until everything is mixed well. 

3. Place in the fridge for at least a few hours (overnight is best - hence the name 'Overnight Oats' hehe). 

4. Top the oats with your fave toppings (I love banana and walnut) and eat it!

Enjoy! 

xo Kristen