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Smoothies You’ll Be Sippin’ on All Summer Long
Wellness
Published Friday Jul 06, 2018 by Erica Fowler

Smoothies You’ll Be Sippin’ on All Summer Long

Nutrition
Drink

Packed with protein and nutrients, the smoothie is a classic and healthy snack you just can’t beat. This summer, break out the blender and stay cool with these easy and *delicious* recipes! 

 

Wild Blueberry and Spirulina Smoothie  
Blueberry and Spirulina Smoothie

By far my favorite way to start the day, the key to this smoothie is the combination of homemade cashew milk, tasty wild blueberries, and Hawaiian Spirulina. Fruits, especially wild blueberries, are an antioxidant powerhouse—and are easy to find in the frozen section of your favorite health food store when they aren’t in season. Plus, wild blueberries and Hawaiian Spirulina are known to help remove heavy metals from your body. With an amazing amount of antioxidants and protein, Spirulina has been a great addition for my wellness routine. 


INGREDIENTS:  

- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1 cup of homemade cashew milk
- 1 cup of coconut water 
- 1 tsp of Hawaiian Spirulina
- Dash of Ceylon cinnamon
 

INSTRUCTIONS:  

- Pour cashew milk and coconut water into the blender, followed by banana and blueberries. 
- Add Spirulina and cinnamon (and any optional ingredients listed below).
- Blend the ingredients until desired consistency, adding additional cashew milk if needed. 
- Pour into your favorite mason jar, grab your glass straw and enjoy!

 

If you are looking to incorporate a little something extra to your Wild Blueberry and Spirulina Smoothie, here are a few of my favorite ingredients that make great additions to this recipe: 

- 1/2 scoop of vegan protein powder
- 1/2 tsp of maca powder
- 1 tbsp of hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp of almond or nut butter or your choice

 
Strawberry Mango Bliss Smoothie

Strawberry Mango Bliss Smoothie

Nothing welcomes warm weather like mango—and it’s in season, so buying fresh mango is easy. Not only does this tropical fruit help to alkalize the entire body, but it also aids in digestion and is rich in antioxidants. Blend it with strawberries, and you’ll be sipping on paradise. 


 
INGREDIENTS: 

- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup diced mango
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 cup homemade cashew milk (or store-bought if you’re in a rush)
- Dash of Ceylon cinnamon

 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

- Pour cashew milk into the blender, followed by banana, mango, and strawberries.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on top (and any optional ingredients listed below).
- Blend until desired consistency, adding more cashew milk or water if needed.
- Pour and enjoy!

 

I like adding in one (or both) of these ingredients to my smoothie for a complimentary boost of not-so-sweet flavor:

- Handful of shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp of raw cacao

 

Scrumptious Smoothie Bowl 
Smoothie Bowl Recipe

If you’re bored of the same old oats every morning, grab a spoon and try this refreshing treat. Perfect for summer, this bowl has the same nutritional value as smoothies… plus, you’re chewing instead of drinking. Digestion starts long before food hits our stomach—it begins when we are chewing our food. Smoothie bowls have so many healing properties and antioxidants benefits and will leave you full and healthy for all that fun in the sun. 


INGREDIENTS:

- 1 frozen banana
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries of your choice
- 1-2 cups of preferred nut milk (I like to use almond)
- 1 tbsp of Hemp protein 
- ½ teaspoon Açaí powder
- Dash of Ceylon cinnamon
 

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS


Choose one or all!

- Almond butter or cashew butter
- Organic granola
- Hemp seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Bee pollen

 

INSTRUCTIONS:  

- Add nut milk, banana, and mixed berries to the blender. 
- Sprinkle hemp protein, acai powder and cinnamon on top of mixture.  
- Blend until desired consistency, adding more nut milk if needed.
- Scoop out into your favorite bowl and add your preferred toppings. Enjoy! 

 

Erica Fowler
Written by
Erica Fowler
Contributor | Holistic Nutritionist
About the author
With a heart-filled passion for holistic living and people, Erica spends most her time in Southern California along the salty coast when she’s not traveling. Focused on helping her clients find a natural balance, Erica encourages them to thrive through delicious, simple recipes and healthy habits.
dairy-free cheese healthy recipes
Wellness
Published Wednesday Jan 22, 2020 by Mckenzie Hathaway

Not Too Cheesy: Vegan "Cheese" Recipes That Taste Like The Real Thing

Recipes
Food
Nutrition

We all love cheese. And if you don’t love cheese, well, you just haven’t found the right kind for you. If you’re unlucky like me, however, cheese does not like you. Thankfully, we live in 2020, where plant-based cheese recipes are alive and well.

I have been dairy-free for a few years, and cheese is truly the food group I miss the most. As much as we try, we sometimes just can’t get vegan cheese to taste like the real thing. So, I recruited my dairy-loving, cow-consuming friends to be my taste-testers. Their brutal honesty helped me create some “fake” cheese that can actually compete with the real stuff.

Goat "Cheese" Ball

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

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Goat "Cheese" Ball

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

I know what you’re thinking: is this real? Is it too good to be true? No nuts, no fat, and it tastes good? You’re in for a treat. No one can tell the difference between this recipe and their favorite gooey cheese sauce. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so be ready to share and shock your dairy-loving friends.

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Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

I know what you’re thinking: is this real? Is it too good to be true? No nuts, no fat, and it tastes good? You’re in for a treat. No one can tell the difference between this recipe and their favorite gooey cheese sauce. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so be ready to share and shock your dairy-loving friends.

Sweet Potato Mac N' "Cheese"

Feeling some cheesy FOMO? Get your macaroni and cheese fix with this deliciously dairy-free recipe inspired by Forks Over Knives. Enjoy all the creamy goodness with ingredients like cashews, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and gluten-free pasta. Yum! 

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Sweet Potato Mac N' "Cheese"

Feeling some cheesy FOMO? Get your macaroni and cheese fix with this deliciously dairy-free recipe inspired by Forks Over Knives. Enjoy all the creamy goodness with ingredients like cashews, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and gluten-free pasta. Yum! 

"Cheese" Potato Fries 

The perfect side dish to go with your Impossible burger, these “cheese” potato fries will definitely take you to flavor-town. Whip up the sauce with cannellini beans, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and just add some seasonings to the potatoes for a healthy alternative to a classic meal. 

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"Cheese" Potato Fries 

The perfect side dish to go with your Impossible burger, these “cheese” potato fries will definitely take you to flavor-town. Whip up the sauce with cannellini beans, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and just add some seasonings to the potatoes for a healthy alternative to a classic meal. 

Mckenzie Hathaway MINDBODY
Written by
Mckenzie Hathaway
Media & PR Specialist
About the author
From working at a fashion magazine to taking on the tech industry, Mckenzie is passionate about all things Public Relations. Outside of the office, you will find her trail running, swimming in the ocean, or creating plant-based recipes as she heals her body from autoimmune diseases.