recipe

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

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

HOLY SH!T you guys!

This Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is so flippin' good.

It's vegan (of course) and there's no gluten, refined sugar or oil in the recipe!

So it's super healthy, but you'd never even know it.

#WINNING

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- HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH -

- INGREDIENTS -

1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed (or 1 1/2 c. cooked chickpeas)
1/2 c. peanut butter (I used peanut butter powder + water)
1/4 c. oats
1-2 tbsp. maple syrup, to taste
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1/3 c. vegan chocolate chips (or cocoa nibs)

- DIRECTIONS -

1. Place the drained chickpeas on a tea towel (or a paper towel) and rub to dry. If some of the skins start to come off peel them off and discard. (This will help the cookie dough not be as gritty!)

2. Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Feel free to add a little bit of warm water if it's too thick.

3. Pop the mixture into a bowl and mix in the chocolate chips. Enjoy!

I usually just eat this stuff with a spoon (although it’s delish with apple slices too)!

xx Kristen

WARNING: I’ve never tried baking this stuff in the oven, although I have a feeling it wouldn’t go over too well. Bake at your own risk!

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

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
 

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

Chili-Lime BBQ Jackfruit

Mmmm. I absolutely LOVE this stuff!

It's perfect in burritos, tacos, and vegan 'pulled pork' sandwiches!

I like making a big ol' batch of this at the beginning of the week and keeping it on hand for all sorts of yumminess. 

I promise you'll love it too! 

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- Chili-Lime BBQ Jackfruit -

Ingredients:

- two 20 oz. cans of jackfruit (in water or brine)
- 1/2 c. vegetable broth
- 1 white onion
- 3 - 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp. chili-lime seasoning (chili powder works too)
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 2 tbsp. taco seasoning (homemade or store-bought)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke (optional)
- juice from 1 lime
- 1/2 - 3/4 c. your favorite BBQ sauce
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped (optional)

Directions:

1. Drain and rinse your jackfruit.


2. Smash each piece and pull it apart with your fingers until all of the jackfruit is nicely shredded. Some bigger pieces are totally okay - they'll break down as you cook the jackfruit.


3. Heat a large pot on medium heat.


4. Slice your white onion into half moons (aka semi-circles).


5. Once your pot has heated, add 1/2 cup of vegetable broth as well as the sliced onions and cook for 5 minutes, or until onions are soft and slightly golden.


6. While the onions are cooking mince up your garlic cloves.


7. Add the garlic to the pot, stir well, and cook for another 30 seconds or so.


8. Add in the shredded jackfruit as well as the chili-lime seasoning, cumin, oregano, taco seasoning, salt, liquid smoke, and lime juice and mix well.


9. Let this cook for about 5 minutes to let all of the spices get nice and toasted and soaked into the jackfruit.


10. Now it's time to add the BBQ sauce! So add that in, stir everything together, pop a lid on, and let it simmer on med-low for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.


11. Add the black pepper and chopped cilantro and mix well.

Enjoy!

xo Kristen
 

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

This decadent pie is PERFECT for the holidays!

It's SUPER easy, totally vegan, and it will blow your friends and family away!

If you've never had the chocolate pumpkin combo before then you're definitely missing out. It's SO good y'all. 

This pie is creamy, chocolatey, pumpkin-y, and just oh-so-good. 

You're gonna wanna make this.

#trust

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- Chocolate Pumpkin Pie -

Ingredients:


- 1 can (14 oz.) organic pumpkin pie mix
- 2 tbsp. unrefined sugar
- 2 tsp. cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 cups non-dairy chocolate chips
- 1 vegan crust (homemade or store-bought)

Directions:


1. Preheat your oven to 425 F degrees.  

2. Either in a double boiler, or in a glass bowl over simmering (not boiling) water, melt 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips.  

3. While that’s all happening on the stove, in a food processor, add the pumpkin pie mix, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Puree until very smooth. Make sure to scrape down the sides as needed.  

4. Once the chocolate is melted, add that to your food processor and puree with the pumpkin pie mixture until smooth and creamy.  

5. Pour the pie filling into the crust, jiggle it around a little to make sure it’s evenly distributed and sprinkle on the other 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.  

6. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 35 minutes until the pie is set.  The middle may still be a bit soft, but no worries, it’ll set as it cools.  

7. Remove from the oven and set the pie on a cooling rack, or in the window to make all of the neighbors jealous. Let the pie cool completely before snarfing the whole thing down.  Enjoy!

If you make this DELISH pie for the holidays, I hope you absolutely LOVE IT. 

It's definitely my favorite holiday treat. 

Happy pie making!

xo Kristen

Instant Pot Garbanzo Beans

It's so easy to cook garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) in the Instant Pot.

You don't even have to soak the beans first!

And it takes less than an hour.

It's pretty much the best thing ever. 

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- INSTANT POT GARBANZO BEANS -

(makes around 2 cups of cooked beans)

Ingredients:

- 1 c. dry garbanzo beans
- water (enough to cover the beans by about an inch)

Directions:

1. Put your beans and water into your Instant Pot and set the manual timer to 40 minutes.


2. After the 40 minute timer goes off, wait 10 more minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure yourself. Be careful not to burn yourself!


3. Once all of the pressure has been released, pop the lid off, and drain your cooked beans.


4. Rinse well & enjoy in your favorite recipe!

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They're AMAZING!

xo Kristen