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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
 

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

Easy Vegan Mayo

This Easy Vegan Mayo is a perfect substitute for regular mayo in any recipe!

It's even oil-free and 100% raw too!

Add this recipe to your list of vegan staples for sure!

You'll love the shit out of it.

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- EASY VEGAN MAYO -

Ingredients:

- 1/2 c. raw cashews (soaked for at least 2 hours)
- 1/2 c. raw hemp seeds (soaked for at least 2 hours)
- 1/2 - 3/4 c. water, as needed
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. white vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, optional
- 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. salt, to taste

Directions:

1. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews and hemp seeds and add them into a blender with the rest of the ingredients.


2. Blend away until everything is super smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides, and adding more water as necessary.


3. Adjust any of the flavors to taste and enjoy this stuff however you would regular mayo!

NOTE: If you'd like a SUPER creamy mayo then use 1 cup of cashews instead of half cashews half hemp seeds. I really enjoy the flavor the hemp seeds give to the mayo, but it's definitely not as silky, creamy that way. Just a heads up!

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

Enjoy! 

xo Kristen

Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Making pinto beans in the Instant Pot is So easy!

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

Yayyyyy! 

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INSTANT POT PINTO BEANS

(makes around 3 cups of cooked beans)

Ingredients:

- 1 1/2 c. dry pinto beans (amounts aren't super important here)
- water (enough to cover the beans by at least 1 inch)

Directions:

1. Put the dry pinto beans and water into your Instant Pot and turn the valve on top to sealing.


2. Set the manual timer for 30 minutes, making sure that it's set on high pressure, and let the Instant Pot do its thing.


3. After the 30 minutes is up (you'll hear it beeping), let the pressure release for 10 minutes, and then release the rest of the steam yourself (using a towel to protect your hand from the hot steam).


4. Drain the beans and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Use these delish pinto beans however you'd like! Think: burrito bowls, chili cheese dips, loaded nachos, etc.

ENJOY!

XO Kristen

Cookie Dough Rawnola


This vegan and gluten free raw granola (hence the name 'rawnola') is SO good. 

It's perfect on top of banana nice cream, with some homemade cashew milk and fresh fruit, or even just on it's own! 

I mean, how can you go wrong with cookie dough anything?!

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COOKIE DOUGH RAWNOLA

serves 2

Ingredients:

1 cup oats
5-15 pitted dates (depending on the kind you use)
2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut shreds
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

1. Add the oats, coconut shreds, cinnamon, and 5 dates to a food processor or blender (I prefer using my food processor).

2. Blend on low speed until all of the dates are nice and chopped up.

3. Continue adding dates, 2 at a time, until the mixture is nice and soft, but crumbly
and chunky.

4. You can eat this stuff with homemade (or store-bought) plant milk and fresh fruit,
or roll it into balls and keep them in the fridge for a yummy snack. Enjoy!

I effin' love this stuff - and I hope you do too! 

xo

Kristen

What I Eat In A Day - Zero Processed Vegan Challenge

Check out everything I ate on Day 3 of my Zero Processed Vegan Challenge!  

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Let me know if you want me to do more 'what I eat in a day' videos! 

xo

Kristen

 

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