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Body Update + Am I Still Vegan? Vlogmas #2

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New Video!!! ♥

My Vegan Thanksgiving + Vlogmas Day 1

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Check out my latest vlog where I show you my prep work for my organic, gluten-free, plant-based, whole-food FEAST!

This is the third year in a row I made a vegan Thanksgiving for the fam…

Here is the video…also, I’ll post info on my other 2 vegan Thanksgiving below with recipes and posts!

 

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PB&J Everything Oats (New Recipe)

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Helloooooooo

As you may already know, I have enrolled in the Rouxbe Plant-Based Certification Program!!! You know what that means??
It means I’m going to be posting lots of new recipes for you all and gathering even more to hopefully be release in a book format soon!! 

I want to share with you my first recipe…I’m calling it PB&J Everything Oats because you can throw just about everything in this baby! It’s hearty, nutritious and tastes like a sweet peanut butter and jelly sandwich mmmmmmmm…

Let’s get started: (scroll to the end for printable recipe)

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As you know, I like to give you OPTIONS so that you can cultivate your own cooking tastes as well as use ingredients you already love, while discovering more with these recipes. I tend to mix things up depending on what I’m in the mood for or what I have on-hand. Here is what I used + more options to consider:

GF rolled Oats (I tired a new one from Trader Joes called Ancient Grain & Super Seed Oatmeal, it already has added nuts, grains and seeds so you don’t have to add more)
Peanut Butter (or any nut or seed butter you prefer)
Loads of mixed frozen berries
Maple Syrup to sweeten
Coconut milk (or other nut milk) and shreds to top

Options:
Add bananas, dates, apples and/or cinnamon

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Once you’ve cooked your oats, it’s time to mix all the ingredients together!
I like to save some fruit, maple syrup and coconut to add to the very end….

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Once everything is stirred together top with remaining ingredients! This is a great late breakfast or lunch idea!

Here is the full recipe with detailed and measured instructions:

PB&J Everything Oats

Nutritious and hearty these oats pack protein and the flavor of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!


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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup GF rolled Oats (I tired a new one from Trader Joe’s called Ancient Grain & Super Seed Oatmeal, it already has added nuts, grains and seeds so you don’t have to add more)
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 3/4 cup mixed frozen berries
  4. 1 tbs. maple syrup
  5. 1/3 cup coconut milk (or other nut milk)
  6. 1 tbs. coconut shreds
Options
  1. Add bananas, dates, apples, more nuts/seeds and/or cinnamon.
Instructions
  1. Cook oats according to product instructions.
  2. Once oats are cooked, stir in mixed frozen berries to soften.
  3. Mix in nut butter, maple syrup and half of your coconut milk.
  4. Once everything is stirred together, top with remaining coconut milk, maple syrup and coconut shreds.
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New Video: Good Mood Foods that make you feel HAPPY + Smoothie Recipe!

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This video is all about good-mood foods that are clinically proven to work as an anti-depressant and help you to feel HAPPY! These are some of my favorite foods that I eat just about every day because it is so important to stay energized and happy in order to follow your purpose and passion in life! If some of these good-mood foods will help you to accomplish that, I say go for it!
The smoothie recipe is one of my favorites that I drink almost EVERY day because it’s that good and it helps me to feel good too!
Enjoy!

Farmers Market + Grocery Haul!

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So yeah…

I’m kinda always at the Farmers Market…sometimes 2 x per week! Not always though 🙂

I do love seeing whats in season and getting meal ideas. It’s actually really fun! So fun, I made a little video about it, which isn’t the first…or the last video I will make about this place! This week I visited the Silverlake Farmers Market on a HOT Tuesday afternoon!

P.S. eating locally and seasonally is good for you and the planet! Support the farmers!

Here is my latest video + some Farmers Market Finds Pics 🙂

Fast Summer Snack Hacks! Vegan + Healthy

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It has been SO hot in Southern California I decided to do a video on summer super quick and easy snacks I’ve been eating lately! These are so easy to make and are super delicious! Try them out and let me know what you think!

Snack 1: Easiest taco in the world

Snack 2: 3 ingredient mint chip nicecream

Snack 3: Citrus, mint and cucumber spa ice

Snack 4: Peanut butter banana bites (trust me you want to make these)

Check out the video:

Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies

Finally a dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, nut-free, vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

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Eat More Fruit and Greens for GLOWING SKIN!

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I’ve been noticing some major transformation lately…

…not only in my energy level, which is through the roof, but my appearance as well. I have to attribute that to my lifestyle change and even more specifically to FRUIT!…and GREENS! Honestly, mixing these together and eating them on a regular basis, at least 2x per day has transformed my skin, both face and body.

I am not using the word “transformed” lightly here either. The skin on my face has become like baby skin, yep, baby skin, what? and before, I have struggled a lot with congestion, oiliness, dryness and occasional breakouts. The overall appearance is smooth, soft and GLOWING to the point where others have noticed. The skin on my body has never felt so soft and looked more smooth either. Scars have disappeared, rough elbows are non-existent and there is an overall (here is that word again) GLOW!

This is definitely not something exclusive to me, as a matter of fact, one of the reasons I was drawn to this lifestyle in the first place was seeing all these people who looked amazing, especially the older woman, who completely defy age on this diet. It inspired me to try it for myself, and although I did notice a lot right away, I have to say, the longer I do it, the more benefits I am starting to see. You can actually feel and look younger on this lifestyle then ever before and it keeps going.

Healthy, clean eating, free of all animal products, plant based, high in carbohydrates and low in fats makes you the most happy and healthy you can be both inside and out!
So don’t be afraid to eat that fruit, and LOTS of it! FILLING up on fruit for breakfast and lunch will curb your sweets cravings later in the day!

Here is an example of a go-to smoothie:

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Smoothie Recipe:

  • Heaping handful of greens (from Romaine, to spinach, to arugula, or a mix like this favorite of late by organic girl greens).
  • Fill your blender with as many frozen bananas it will hold
  • Add some strawberries (mango is another favorite)
  • Coconut Water
  • blend
  • garnish with hemps seeds

Enjoy!

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