Kale quinoa salad with watermelon radish, snap peas, purple cabbage, carrots, edamame, sprinkled with black sesame seeds + hemp hearts. Tossed in a white miso, sesame, ginger dressing.
Hot tip: add a little avocado to this salad for all the good fats. Also, did you know quinoa is a complete protein! #plantpower 💚🌱
SNACK ATTACK 🍪
Any one else started the week extremely peckish and on the constant look out for a snack?
It’s been hard to concentrate on much else this Monday when I’m channeling the Cookie Monster screaming “Me want cookie!” #cookieduh
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Went on a vegan donut date with my girls this morning 🍩✨💕 we had so much fun and ate four donuts between the three of us. I didn’t even feel one tiny bit bad about it, Nor did I feel like 💩 afterwards. 🎉
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This one is one of my favorite old standbys: Raw Vegan Lasagna! Here's the free recipe. Make it tomorrow and enjoy it all week long. You can thank me later! ✨👌If you make it, tag me if you make it and I'll post your creations in my story! ✨🙌🏼✨
Knife & Cutting board
(Note: The salt present in the pesto, tomato sauce, and cheese will draw the moisture out of your zucchini. Because of this, it’s important to make all sauces thick and paste-like, NOT watery.)
Each layer of the lasagna is listed below, but you will also need 3-5 medium sized (long, if you can find them) zucchini and 1 lb of fresh spinach.
5 cups cashews, soaked
½ cup lemon juice
8 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T sea salt
1.5 cups nutritional yeast
½ water to blend (add more if needed, but your cheese should be thick!)
4 T hempseeds
Process all ingredients but hempseeds until well incorporated. Fold in hempseeds after base mixture is done. Cheese should be very thick, like a paste. This cheese is the glue that holds your lasagna together!
Basil Arugula Pesto Ingredients:
2 quarts fresh basil
2 quarts fresh arugula (sub spinach if you don’t like arugula)
1 cup lemon juice
6-8 garlic cloves (Yes, it’s a lot, but it balances out when you add layers to lasagna!)
2 T sea salt
1.5 cups nutritional yeast
1/3 cup olive oil
2 ½ cups processed walnuts
In food processor, add lemon juice, garlic and basil. Process down until combined. Add arugula to processor while running (this will help keep your pesto looking green! If you process everything too much at once, it will start to brown and oxidize). THE REST OF THE RECIPE IS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! Xo
~ happy monday 💕 ~
I love Mondays. If you love what you're doing, a new week and opportunity to dive into things is nothing to dread ✨
Today's lunch sure helps to kick the Monday blues too 😋👌🏼. Turmeric brown rice, topped with sweet potato falafels, cucumber, spinach, pumpkin seeds, vegan mayo, pepper, sauerkraut and pink beetroot mayo style dressing 👌🏼
“She was the type of person, who took months to get comfortable with people. She took months to open up properly. You have to be patient enough to get through her awkward/shy phase. And she is always watching to see if you actually care. She was that type of person and well... it can be beautiful being like that. Being her.”
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Can I just say SHOUT OUT to this weeks Prep Queen 👸🏻🙌🏻. Janice 😉🤗
No this isn’t my refrigerator. No this isn’t a stock photo found in a search. THIS IMAGE is from one of my ROCKSTARS kicking butt in her Lifestyle Change Journey!!
YES food prepping TAKES time! It’s a
*skill* I say! It’s for some and not for others. I personally always look at these *pros* and say DANG YOU GO GIRL! .
Here’s how I see it—If taking that time makes you THAT MUCH MORE successful for the rest of the week — then HECK go for it! I KNOW she knows she feels great and confident for the week because she won’t need to worry about taking the time each day to prepare her meals. So HANDS DOWN — YOU ROCK ...this is awesome!!
Fail to Plan - Plan to Fail! How ever that Plan looks to you...DO IT WELL and you’ll be all set! 👍🏻👍🏻❤️
Let’s talk for a moment about SELF-SABOTAGE and our health 🤷🏻♀️ When clients come in, one of the first things we go over is my list of “guiding principles” 💗 One of my personal favorite principles from the list is: “We are often our own worst enemy and stand in our own way. Planning ahead is your best weapon against self-sabotage.” 💪 How are you going to plan ahead to make this week your healthiest yet? 🍏 Maybe you take a minute to meal prep some overnight oats for breakfast, or grill an extra chicken breast for tomorrow night’s dinner 🥗 Small changes can add up to big results! 💋 Time to get out of your own way and make some positive change in your life! 👏
Staying strong with my Whole30 while on vacation! I've had a few temptations but I haven't given in. Here's what I ate today...
•egg, sausage, and hash brown bake
•garlic chicken sausages
•@tessemaes ranch dressing
•@applegate hot dogs
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Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce ***
I throw this together to make a homemade tomato sauce for the week.
1 kilo Organic Roma tomatoes, halved
1 bulb of garlic, clove skin removed
1 - 2 red onions, peeled and sliced finely
Handful of herbs, rosemary, marjoram, thyme
1/2 cup olive oil
Sea salt and ground black pepper
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup of water. ***
Place all of the above in roasting dish, cover with a wet piece of baking paper and cook at 200oC for 35-40 minutes, until onions are caramelised. The tomatoes will become naturally sweet as they start to turn golden. Place in a blender, process. Taste and season again. Cool and bottle, ***
TOMATO HEALTH + CANCER PREVENTION
Tomatoes (which have the scientific name Solanum lycopersicum) are a member of the nightshade vegetable family called Solanaceae, which also includes veggies like peppers, eggplant and potatoes. They are considered a high-antioxidant food and one of the best sources of the phytonutrient called lycopene in the world, which is closely tied to enhanced immunity and cancer risk reduction. Although most people correlate lycopene with deeply coloured red tomatoes, it’s believed to present in equally high quantities in organic yellow, green or orange tomatoes.
While lycopene is most researched in regards to tomato nutrition benefits and prostate cancer prevention, it’s beneficial for defending against other types, too. Strong evidence indicates that higher lycopene intake can help protect against lung, stomach, colon, oral, breast and cervical cancers. Additionally, tomatoes supply many other forms of antioxidants and a wide range of vitamins, in addition to potassium and phosphorus. #tomatoes#prostatecancer#antioxidants#vegan#organic#veganlifestyleblogger#mothernaturesbeauty#plantbasedfamily🌱 #eatbeaitiful#wholefoodsmarket#plantbasedrecipes#holidayfood#plantbasedpower#tomatoesontoast#vegancookclass#happyfood#veganfood#veganworkshop#organicmarkets#veganchef#plantbaseddiet#happiness#letscookvegan#healthysnacks#veganism#eattherainbow#foodshopping#veganfun#healthyplanet#summerfood
How beautiful are these #vegan babies❤️ I’m missing my lovely friend @rawfullywholesome and her adorable family❤️
I’m beyond thankful for all the amazing connections that social media have brought into my life🙏 Bec and I have been connecting for a while now on IG and I’m beyond grateful that we got to spend so much quality time together last year! I cherish all the precious memories we’ve created together🙏 She’s soooo beautiful inside out and her kids are beyond blessed to have her as mama✨ Love you Bec❤️ #veganfriend#veganfamily#vegankids
It’s a snowy #SmoothieSaturday over here! So of course I decided to be bold and go cold 😎
Pretty in pink pitaya smoothie bowl [@pitayaplus frozen pitaya pack + frozen banana, frozen strawberries + @vitalproteins vanilla coconut collagen protein] topped with berries, cherries, @oatmygoodness starshine granola, @perfectbar almond coconut chunks and @laurelsbutter “coconutty for you” almond butter 💗
Now brb while I go make Saturday smoothie angels 🧚🏻♀️
Agenda for today includes some gym time and enjoying this bowl of warm carrot cake oats before it starts snowing later today. 🙃 Topped it with some banana, nibs, strawberries, blueberries, kumquats, cranberries and peanut butter (bc treat yo self 💃🏽). I feel like the flip flopping weather is the reason behind my sore throat. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll be feeling a little better. 👌🏽Hoping everyone else is in much better health. ❤️
Carrot Cake Oats
1 small carrot, grated
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp flax meal
1 tbsp crushed walnuts
1 heaping tsp of pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp maple syrup (feel free to adjust to your preference)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 mashed banana (or mash half of banana while cooking)
Pinch of salt to taste🌱
Add in dry ingredients and add grated carrots. Mix together dry ingredients before adding milk, walnuts, banana and maple syrup then give another even mix. Heat over medium heat on the stove top and allow to simmer to cook oats for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir again to make sure all ingredients are well mixed. You can allow mixture to cool for 3-5 minutes to thicken even more. Sprinkle salt over top and mix in to incorporate then serve. 🌱
Good morning 😀 .
I felt like something Creamy and delicious for breakfast this morning... So whipped up this super yummy #dairyfree nicecream! It literally took less than 5 mins (so no excuses for not making yourself one! Hehe) .
1 Cup frozen mango
1 Cup @sogoodau unsweetened almond milk
1 small frozen banana
Dash vanilla .
Blend and serve! I topped mine with some fresh fruit, edible flowers, watermelon seeds and quinoa puffs!
Hope you all have a fabulous day xoxo
Avo toast or avo boats? I posted a poll in my stories to ask which you prefer. It's highlighted on my profile, but you can also answer here!
My reason for asking is that I want to do a short ebook to give my newsletter subscribers. I appreciate your feedback and support! 💚
Fuel in its perfect form. Fuel for me is always food and hydration...not pictured is the sleep, which was an important factor for me this weekend. Sleep is one of the things I am aiming to improve in 2018 as it is always a struggle for me. I'm a night owl...that also happens to like getting up super early. 🤔I can confirm this combo is tricky to work around. Biggest things that are helping my sleep is keeping my room clean (disorganization generally keeps me up for some reason), trying to avoid my phone prior to bed, starting my general night time routine a half hour earlier then usual. Not one of these things alone is typically enough, but doing them all together has definitely helped me get more sleep last week. My body was less tired, mind more focused and I was able stay productive. I think the only road block I've had thus far is my annoying cough I have that randomly wakes me up in the middle of the night (this is what happens when you work with sick people all day lol). Hopefully though, once that clears up I will be benefiting more from the new habits I'm working on. 😄That begs the important question, what are you guys currently working on to improve? Let me know below! 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
In my bowl I have some left over quinoa that was cooked with some veggie broth, a mix of black beans and fire roasted corn, some greens and frozen broccoli that I roasted in the oven. Over top had to have this chipotle tahini sauce, which I made using 1 tbsp tahini, 1/2 tsp chipotle powder, 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp maple syrup/agave, pinch of salt, 1 tbsp water (add more if it's too thick). If opting for something more gastritis friendly, you can do a mix of 1 tbsp tahini, 1/2 tsp garlic, 1/4 tsp ginger, pinch of salt and maple syrup/agave and 1 tbsp of water. Top over bowl and make sure you keep hydrated. I typically try to fill this 32 oz container a few times a day and keep it with me always or else I forget. 💧
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About to drop some truth🔥😂
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