Adaptogens

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Wellness Tip:

Include adaptogens to your food and drinks. What are adaptogens? They are foods that naturally heal and help your body manage stress. Some really popular adaptogens include: maca, licorice root, and ginseng. Maca has been an adaptogen that has received a lot of popularity lately. It’s a root that has been dubbed as a superfood. The benefits of maca include improving skin health, managing stress hormones, and providing the body with many nutrients and minerals. In powder form, it is very versatile. Maca will give your foods and drinks a caramel-like flavour, which goes well in baking and lattes. Below is one of my go-to latte recipes when I want to relax and do a little something extra for my body!

Maca Spirulina Latte

Ingredients:

1 tsp maca powder (a little goes a long way)

1 tsp spirulina powder (high in iron)

1 cup coconut milk

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender

  1. Bring to a slow boil on the stove
  2. Enjoy!

Super simple and easy! What are you doing to take care of your mind and body?

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3 Ingredient Vegan Fudge

Hey everyone!

Sooooo this will be the shortest post ever because it is the easiest recipe ever. Get ready for this 3 ingredient white chocolate almond vegan fudge!

You will need:

A bar of vegan white chocolate

1 cup almond butter

1/2 cup coconut oil

Do this:

1. Melt all ingredients in a bowl over simmering pot of water.

2. Pour into muffin cups and freeze for 2 hours or overnight.

3. Let thaw for 15 minutes before enjoying!

Vegan Tiramisu

My first time making vegan Tiramisu or any tiramisu for that matter happened today. Let me tell ya, it was a glorious day. I love that I got the creamy texture and soft lady fingers from this combo of ingredients! 

Recipe (yields 2 small jars) 

Lady fingers

1 cup whole wheat flour

2/3 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch salt

6 Tbsp vegan butter

4 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 cup almond milk 

1/4 cup coffee

Creamy Vanilla layer:

2 cup cashews (soaked overnight)

6 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp vanilla

4 tbsp almond milk 

pinch of salt

Creamy chocolate layer:

1/2 avocado

5 pitted dates

2 tbsp cacao powder or raw cacao nibs

5 tbsp maple syrup 

5 tbsp almond milk

Pinch of salt 

Directions 

1. Preheat oven to 350F. 

2. Mix all lady fingers ingredients with a whisk or mixer. 

3. Place in square baking pan. Bake for 15 mins. When cool, pour coffee over lady fingers. 

4. Mix all creamy vanilla ingredients together and set aside. 

5. Mix all creamy chocolate ingredients together and set aside. 

6. Put all layers in a jar to your liking. Enjoy! 

Vegan Tacos 

I want to live every day like it’s taco Tuesday. The joy and anticipation is just too good! Taco Tuesday for me has reached a whole other level because of these vegan tacos! It’s refried beans and tahini and pink pitaya sauce. I could just eat the sauce on its own. Is that weird?

Recipe

Ingredients: 

Refried beans: 

1 can of black beans

1/2 cup of chopped onion

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

3 tbsp mustard 

Pinch of salt

Tahini Pink Pitaya Sauce 

1/2 cup chickpea flour

1/4 cup almond milk or any plant based milk

1 tbsp sesame seeds

Pinch of salt

Juice of half lemon

1 clove garlic 

Pink Pitaya powder (optional)

*If too runny, add more flour. If too chunky, add more liquid. 

Directions:

1. Mix all refried beans ingredients  together in a blender. Put in pan on medium heat. Let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally. For a really thick consistency, fry for longer. 

2. Chop up avocados, cherry tomatoes, spinach, onions, peppers, corn and mushrooms (and whatever else you want to add). 

3. Make tahini sauce in a blender. 

4. Heat up taco shells and add beans then spinach and then the rest of the ingredients. 

5. Squeeze tahini sauce on top and enjoy! 

Vegan Cheesecake

Hello friends! This 5 ingredient cheesecake and 3 ingredient crust really hit the spot. It is super easy and just super delicious. It’s like it’s not even fall right now. Take your taste buds back to summer with this healthy, raw dessert! 

Recipe:

1 cup coconut milk

1 1/2 cup soaked and drained cashews (soaked overnight)

1/2 cup strawberries

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tbsp pink pitaya powder (optional)

Crust:

2 cup oats 

1 cup pitted dates 

2 tbsp almond milk

Directions:

1. Mix all crust ingredients in blender. Spread in tray. 

2. Mix all cheesecake ingredients in blender. Pour on top of crust. 

3. Put in freezer until frozen.