Tag Archives: Vegan

Date Me Coconut Milk Creamer

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If you know me, you know that I love my coffee. I have tried super hard to kick it but I’m too far gone. It’s not even the caffeine that I need- It’s the smell and the taste that I’m just in lurve with!

I use to be so super duper into this cinnamon coffee creamer that you could only find at Von’s grocery store until I started becoming more health conscious and learned just how awful that stuff is for you. Since then I’ve slowly converted my coffee-loving fam bam to the good side and we’ll never turn back.

I posted this Coconut Milk Creamer recipe a few months ago and while I loveeee it, I thought I’d test out another option. Of course I am still using my full fat coconut milk because it’s my jam but instead of using coconut sugar or honey, I thought I’d try it out with some dates. Dates are GREAT natural sweeteners. I highly recommend adding them to smoothies! I perfected my favorite smoothie recipe and def cannot live without the dates now.

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Date Me Coco Creamer:

2 cans full-fat organic coconut milk

6 organic dates, pitted

cinnamon

oil/flavoring of choice (optional)

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Put your cans of coconut milk creamer into the fridge for about 3 hours. When it’s ready to go, soak your dates in warm water for about 10 minutes. Next, empty the coconut milks into a blender, add dates, cinnamon and flavoring. Blend well! I find the best way to store it is in fun mason jars!

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I like to test out different flavors. This time I’m using the organic almond flavoring for a sexy amaretto creamer. Next, I think I’ll test out an orange creamer and use some of my doTerra Wild Orange essential oil in it! All it takes is a drop or two and the possibilities are endless!

It’s so great to be able to enjoy my coffee guilt-free now! As of late, I am loving the organic dark roast from our local coffee shop.

Mmm Mmm Mmm!

XX

Vegan Cacao-nut Cookies sans refined sugar

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Soo my roomies + I used to make these quite often whenever we had those intense sweets cravings. We were all fitness junkies living in Solana Beach, CA + super into healthy eats + healthy sweets. One in particular had some amazing self control + helped me fight off those flaming hot cheeto + froyo cravings. Oftentimes, we would sit at the dinner table together scrolling through Pinterest to see what other “healthy” dessert we could make. Such a blast we all had. I was so lucky to end up with such great roomies after my previous experience with a male roommate named Rufio (what my gfs + I called him). The story of that fiasco needs to be saved for a whole other post because it is drama. Total creepo, ew.

Anyway, back to happy things like these amazeballs cookies. This recipe is super simple to follow + can be whipped up in 5 minutes.

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Cacao-Nut Cookie:

♥ 1 cup almond meal

♥ 1/4-1/2 TSP of salt (I use pink himalayan salt + it’s a little stronger so I stick to about 1/4 TSP)

♥ 1/8 TSP baking soda

♥ 1/4 TSP cinnamon

♥ 3 TBSP coconut oil, melted

♥ 2 TBSP pure organic maple syrup

♥  1 1/2 TSP pure organic vanilla

♥ 1-3 TSP water (if needed)

♥ 1/4 cup cacao nibs

♥ 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

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Preheat oven to 350•. Combine almond meal, salt, baking soda + cinnamon in medium bowl. Stir in melted coconut oil, maple syrup + vanilla. Add in water as needed to bring everything together. Stir in cacao nibs + coconut flakes. Line baking sheet with parchment paper + spoon onto sheet (I like to kinda ball them up). Bake 10-11 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove from oven + let sit of 5-10 minutes. <<- this part is important because they need to firm up!

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So OBVI you don’t want to eat all of these in one sitting. They are healthy but not thattt healthy. Share with your friends + family! They store well for a short period of time. They do get a little soft after awhile so you can always pop them in your toaster oven for a few minutes!

Enjoy!

XX

Broccoli Mushroom Stir Fry: Oh Baby Oh Babyyy

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When I was younger I used to strongly dislike mushrooms. My cousin used to tell me that they had eyelashes in them. Eventually I grew up + realized he was a big fat liar but I still couldn’t manage to get that gross image out of my head. Like, come on, they totally look like they do have eyelashes.

+ then I tried them + realized that eyelashes or not, mushrooms are frickin’ delicious! + let’s just talk about how good they are for you! Mushrooms are naturally low in sodium, fat, cholesterol + calories. They are rich in vitamins B, C + D + they are rich in potassium + fiber. The high level of antioxidants present in mushrooms helps prevent cancer + diabetes + promotes heart health, immunity + healthy weight (more here).

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Since starting this blog + Bowed Arrows, it seems that I don’t have time to be bored anymore. I also don’t have much time to make elaborate dinners so quick + easy are things I love! Sometimes it’s hard to find quick, easy + healthy recipes but they are definitely out there. You just need to get creative + put in the effort to find them.

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Stir-frys are probably one of the easiest things to make. You just chop up some veggies, choose your meat (if you even want to have meat) + throw it all in a pan. Put a little on top of brown rice or quinoa + you’re set! Plus, it makes the best leftovers to take to work! + you can always mix it up + come up with new creations. On this particular night, I was craving mushrooms + brocc.

Broccoli Mushroom Stir-fry:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast chopped (omit for vegan/vegetarian option)
  • 1 cup organic bone broth (use veggie broth for vegan/vegetarian option)
  • 1/4 cup raw organic honey (sub pure maple syrup here for vegan option)
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 TBSP fresh grated ginger ( Of course I add more bc I love it)
  • 2 TSP sesame oil
  • Coconut oil
  • 6 cups broccoli
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups organic mushrooms, chopped

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Put coconut oil into a pan with the chicken + cook over medium heat until done. Move chicken into a bowl. (skip this step for vegetarian option!) In same pan you cooked the chicken, add more coconut oil + cook broccoli + mushrooms until tender. Add sauce (broth, honey, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic + sesame oil) + bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer 3-5 minutes then toss chicken + green onions in. Simmer for another 3 minutes. Serve over brown rice or quinoa.

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If you love spice as much as I do, add some Siracha or red pepper flakes. It’s seriously soooo good.

It’s amazing just how great clean eating can taste if you do it right! No more burgers, fries + pizza for dinner every night. Mix it up with some healthy food. The healthier you start to eat, the better you will feel. + your body will also stop craving the bad food.

I still love love love to eat pizza + enjoy In N Out once in awhile but boy does my body hate me when I do. I get the worst stomach aches + feel so lethargic. It makes me never want to eat badly again. Train your body + mind + you will live a long, healthy, feel-good life♥

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What are your favorite quick + healthy go-to meals?

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