After making my vegan carrot oat muffins a few weeks back, I realized how easy it could be to make a vegan, gluten free, sugar free version. Yes, you heard that right. An infamous combo followed by groans from the masses as they automatically dismiss the idea that a vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free dish could be … Continue reading Carrot Coconut Oat Muffins – Sugar Free!
Ahhh, mango! How do I love you, let me count the ways... 🙂 As my favorite fruit ever, I love to put mangos in everything, and eat them plain as a meal! There are many health benefits to mangos as well. Mango helps to aid with digestion because of its fiber content, it helps lower cholesterol, improves libido, … Continue reading Tropical Mango Chia Smoothie
This is an all-natural Gatorade smoothie, made with fresh fruit and veggies. You get the nutrients and hydration from the fruits and veggies, and the electrolytes from the coconut water. One taste and you will wonder why anyone even buys that stuff from the store anyway! Let us begin! You will need: - 2 oranges - … Continue reading Natural Gatorade Smoothie
Banana Peach Kale Celery Smoothie! Yet another winning kale smoothie! You can make this with frozen bananas and peaches, or just have one of the fruits frozen, as I did with the peaches. Let us begin! In your high-powered blender, add in: - 2 fresh or frozen bananas - 2 cups water, coconut water, or a … Continue reading Banana Peach Kale Celery
This juice comes out gorrrrgeous! Look at that lovely color! For your juicer, you will need: - About 1/4 to 1/2 pineapple - About a 2 inch slice of ginger - About 3 carrots - Four to 5 large lacinato kale leaves - 1/2 cucumber Throw it all in the juicer, and juice away! Then … Continue reading Pineapple Carrot Kale Ginger Juice
These came out great! The mango retains all of its lovely color and flavor, and it didn't take long at all! Try it for yourself! Thinly slice about four mangos or so, and distribute them evenly on the dehydrating trays, making sure none of them overlap the other. Because mangos can have a lot of … Continue reading Dehydrated Mango Chips
LOOK AT THAT GORGEOUS COLOR! I recently found frozen acerola at Central Market. In Brazil I looooved eating these fruits, and they are so good for you! I came up with a delicous smoothie using acerola! If you don't have it, don't worry. The apple in this works fine too! - about 1 cup of … Continue reading Carrot Leaf, Apple & Kale with Acerola Smoothie
A great tasting green smoothie! - 2 to 3 cups coconut water - abotu 4 celery stems - 1/2 cucumber - handful of parsley - couple leaves of kale Throw in the parsley and coconut water first, and gradually add in the other ingredients so that they fully blend. You have to have a strong, … Continue reading Coconut Cucumber Kale Delight!
Like pineapple chips, bananas take a long time to dehydrate. They aren't as moist as pineapples, but they have a thicker texture and are more dense. This is why they too, can take up to 24 hours for dehydration. Peel 4 to 5 bananas, cut them into thin slices and spread evenly on the dehydrating … Continue reading Dehydrated Banana Chips
Pineapple chips are full of moisture and take forever to dehydrated. A whole pineapple can take up to 24 hours to dehydrate, and about 5 minutes to eat! So not fair! But...this is life, you know... 😉 Dehydrated Pineapple Chips Thinly slice 1 whole pineapple into inch long pieces. Try to keep the slices as … Continue reading Dehydrated Pineapple Chips!