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Daily Eats: Whole Wheat Pancakes with Raw Agave
Note: If you have fresh berries, put them on top of the pancakes and enjoy!
Red Kidney Bean & Pinto Bean Chili
Snack Idea: Lightly Steamed Kale & Spinach
In less than 5 minutes you can make this warm, antioxidant and iron rich snack! INGREDIENTS: 3 cups of kale 3 cups of spinach extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste Pour some water into a medium sized pot and place a steamer basket into it. Make sure that the water is not high enough to touch the bottom of the steamer basket. Add kale and spinach...
Snack Idea: Avocado & Tomato Sandwich
Embrace healthy fats with this quick snack idea! INGREDIENTS: 2 slices of bread (all natural, no preservatives, read more about bread here) 1/2 of a large avocado 1/2 of a large tomato 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste Toast two slices of bread. Spread half of an avocado onto one of the slices: Add tomato slices: Drizzle extra virgin olive...
Daily Eats: Sautéed Eggplant Sandwich
Daily Eats: Garden Veggie Sandwich with Hummus
Tip: To make your sandwich extra tasty and to aid digestion, when you add tomatoes and avocado to your sandwich, drizzle on some extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Also, you can spread hummus onto your bread for some extra flavor.
Tutorial: How to Make a Vegan Berry Smoothie
A great tip I learned from Courtney is to buy berries in bulk when they are in season and on sale and then freeze them! Here is a quick and delicious vegan berry smoothie recipe which makes two servings: INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of unsweetened rice milk 1 cup of frozen berries 2 ripe medium sized bananas 1-1.5 cups of ice 1 teaspoon of raw agave (for sweetness) if your bananas are not ripe ...
Daily Eats: Tangerine, Orange & Mango Juice
I just got a juicer and I’m trying all kinds of combinations. What is your favorite juicing combination?
Tutorial: How to Make Vegan Carrot, Apple & Walnut...
We just got a juicer this past weekend so I have been trying all kinds of different combinations, with one of my favorites being apples and carrots. Especially when you buy organic, you want to make sure you use as much of the fruit as possible so when we noticed all of the “pulp” in a side compartment of the juicer after juicing, we decided to use it to make a sweet bread, and this...
Vegan Bodycare Tutorial: Shampoo & Conditioner...
Something hair product companies don’t want you to know is that shampoo is harmful for your hair. A strand of your hair has tiny scales on it that lay flat, however, when you use shampoo aka detergent on your hair, the scales are opened and that’s why your hair becomes rough, tangled and then in need of conditioner. The only reason you need to put conditioner on your hair therefore, is...
dysmetria-deactivated20120321 asked: Thank you so much for this blog! It's really helping with my transition to veganism :) i was just wondering have you tried any meat substitutes like Soya protein chunks or Mock duck? I tried the soya today and absolutely hated it!
Hi friends, I will be posting new food tutorials, daily eats photos and a brand new section with posts about how to make your own vegan shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, face creams, face cleansers, etc. starting next week on Monday! :) Also, if you want any specific tutorials, please let me know!
Daily Eats: Double Chocolate Vegan Brownies
Weekly Tip: How to Roast a Bulb of Garlic
Garlic has numerous health benefits, a few of which include support for your immune system, the lowering of your bad cholesterol and the increasing of your good cholesterol. You can mince garlic and add it to spreads, dips, salsas or sauteed vegetables. Also, if you want to have a sweeter flavor and creamier texture, you can add roasted garlic as a spread on bread, pizza and dips. Here’s a...
Tutorial: How to Make Pinto Bean Dip
Bean dips are easy to make and great for snacks with fresh vegetables and pita bread. Also, a bean dip can be used as a healthier substitute for refried beans. The recipe below makes 1-2 servings and should last up to three days in the refrigerator. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of cooked pinto beans or your bean of choice 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1.5 teaspoon of cumin 1 teaspoon...
Daily Eats: Hearty Kidney Bean, Chickpea, Lentil &...
Daily Eats: Vegan Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
Weekly Tip: Raw Cranberries
Instead of using dried cranberries which are frequently sweetened with sugar in order to balance the tartness of the berry, try using fresh cranberries. Simply cut the cranberries into thin slices and add them to your oatmeal, steel cut oats and salads for a great dose of vitamin C, phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory effects.
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I’d like to thank you all so much for following and supporting Vegan Youth! It’s been a very rewarding experience for me. I just realized that I didn’t have links up for Vegan Youth’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, so here they are :) The links are also on the main page now at the bottom of the right hand column. Facebook Twitter Thanks again and I hope that you have a...
Daily Eats: Black Bean Veggie Wrap
Snack Idea: PB&A (Peanut Butter & Agave Wrap)
A delicious sweet and salty on the go snack is an organic peanut butter and organic raw agave wrap.
Flaxseeds are a great source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. In order for your body to digest as much of the fiber and micronutrients in flaxseeds as possible, grind them up in a coffee grinder and then add them to smoothies, salads, soups, oatmeal and sauces. Keep whole flaxseeds in your pantry (they can last up to a year) and only grind as much flaxseed as you need for your meal. Also, 1...
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Snack Idea: Vegetables with Tomato Basil Hummus
Hummus is a high fiber and vitamin rich dip, traditionally made with chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and tahini (ground up sesame seeds). Hummus is very simple to make and you can create delicious flavors, such as tomato basil as seen below. Eat hummus with your favorite fresh vegetables for a filling and nutritious snack.
Daily Eats: Orange Slices
Snack Idea: Raw Walnuts
Eat a handful of raw walnuts every day for a dose of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and minerals.
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Tutorial: How to make a Vegan Portobello Mushroom...
Portobello mushrooms, which are a great source of fiber, selenium, vitamins and phytochemicals, are easy to cook and a great addition to a pita. The recipe below makes one serving (2 pitas). INGREDIENTS: 1 large portobello mushroom 1 small onion 1 tomato 1 pita extra virgin olive oil salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste Slice the portobello mushroom into narrow strips: Chop...
Tutorial: How to make a Vegan Black Bean &...
You know those days when your fridge is empty and you desperately need to go to the market? This sandwich is for one of those days. As long as you have bread and black beans, the rest of the ingredients can be whatever you have left in your fridge. I did not have avocado, cucumbers or pickles, but if you do, then by all means add them to your sandwich. INGREDIENTS: whole wheat bread black...
Daily Eats: Banana & Apple Smoothie
Snack Idea: Apple Slices dipped in Organic Peanut...
Apple slices and peanut butter are a great snack to eat when you are craving something sweet and salty. If your peanut butter is not organic (aka Jiffy or Skippy), throw it away and get an organic one. You will be amazed by the difference in taste, texture, smell, color and consistency (basically everything) plus you won’t be eating chemicals and preservatives.
Tutorial: How to make a Vegan Sauteed Zucchini &...
If you have two medium sized zucchini, you can make a quick and tasty lunch. The recipe below makes one serving (two pitas). INGREDIENTS: 2 medium sized zucchini 1 medium sized onion olive oil salt, pepper, turmeric and garlic powder to taste whole wheat pitas Gratuitous zucchini shots (it’s easier to grate zucchini when they are whole): Grate the zucchini: Chop up the...
Daily Eats: White Bean & Pinto Bean Chili
Tutorial: How to make a Vegan Protein Fruit...
A vegan protein fruit shake makes a quick and nutritious breakfast. You can substitute your favorite fruits into this recipe, which makes one large serving. INGREDIENTS: 2 small gala apples 3 medium ripe bananas (the more bananas you add, the creamier the shake will be) 1.5 cups of unsweetened rice milk 1/2 a scoop of vegan protein powder (18g) 1 cup of ice Chop up the fruit: ...
Daily Eats: Radishes
When you wake up in the morning before you eat breakfast, drink at least one large glass of water. This will kickstart your metabolism and rehydration after a night of sleep.
Daily Eats: Date Bar
Tutorial: How to make Vegan Fennel, Sunflower Seed...
Fennel is a herb that smells like black liquorice and has a texture similar to celery. It is rich with phytonutrients and antioxidants, making it a perfect ingredient for a salad. SALAD INGREDIENTS: 1 fennel bulb, chopped 2/3 of a large red apple, chopped 1 head of butter lettuce a handful of raw sunflower seeds DRESSING INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup extra virgin olive...
Snack Idea: Coconut Oil on Whole Wheat Bread
One of the healthiest things you can incorporate into your diet is organic unrefined coconut oil. Spread one tablespoon onto a small piece of whole wheat bread for a dose of lauric acid and a boost to your metabolism. I recommend buying bread fresh from a bakery and not from the bread aisle at a major chain market because bread only needs four ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast....
Daily Eats: Black Bean & Pinto Bean Chili
Snack Idea: Dates
Dates are awesome and so are the fruit! Dates come from date palms and they are about 1.5 inches long. I eat about 2-4 of them a day. Here are some pros about this semi-strange looking treat: Dates are packed with potassium, fiber and magnesium. They are a great alternative to candy when you are craving something sweet and chewy. You can buy them at any market and they last for months in your...
Snack Idea: Persimmons
A fruit that many people have not eaten before is a persimmon. Persimmons are high in fiber and vitamin A and they can be eaten raw or cooked. I prefer eating persimmons when they are crunchy like an apple, while some people prefer eating them with a spoon when they are more ripe and squishy.
Daily Eats: Thai Eggplant Salad & Sweet Potato...
Daily Eats: Vegan Lentil Soup
Snack Idea: Fresh Pomegranate
Pomegranates are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat, as they are full of antioxidants. Eat half of a pomegranate for a tasty snack and be careful not to get its juice on your clothes because it stains.
Snack Idea: Raw Almonds & Raisins
Eat a handful of raw almonds and fresh raisins (not the kind that come in a box) for a healthy on the go snack. I eat this combination everyday.
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Tutorial: How to make a Vegan Black Bean & Avocado...
A quick and nutritious vegan meal is a black bean and avocado wrap. I eat them several times a week and sometimes twice in the same day! They are that good! INGREDIENTS: black beans whole wheat tortilla tomatoes butter lettuce 2 small avocados salt & pepper to taste 1 tsp of organic extra virgin olive oil your favorite hot sauce Chop up the vegetables. Place a tortilla...
Tutorial: How to make Homemade Vegetable Soup
The weather is getting chilly so here’s a tutorial for making vegetable soup, something I make all of the time with whatever vegetables I have in my fridge. It’s a quick, healthy meal which is actually very easy to make so I encourage you to make it if you have never done so. Please be warned that you will cringe at canned soup after eating your homemade soup. INGREDIENTS: 1 large...