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24 Vegan Recipes for October #Unprocessed

9 Oct

October #Unprocessed is well under way, and that means I’ve been cooking more frequently, and more from scratch. Vegan meat alternatives are usually loaded with strange ingredients, so it’s been an interesting challenge to avoid using them. I’m sure others taking the challenge are struggling with this, so I put together a vegan recipe roundup to get you through the day, and the month! Enjoy these 24 recipes from my blog and some of my favorite food bloggers. #Unprocessed doesn’t have to be impossible!

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Breakfast

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Apple Cornmeal Protein Muffins

Piña Colada Oat Muffins

Sheet Pan Pear Crumble

Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal

Sweet Potato Chia Pudding

Whole Wheat Apple Pannekoek (Dutch Pancake)

Oats & Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Lunch & Dinner

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Vegan Chorizo Enchilada Soup

Triple Pepper and Tempeh Stir Fry

Slow Cooker Corn, Pepper and Potato Chowder

Mexican Lentil Salad

Nourishing Vegetarian Crock Pot Lentil Soup

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Honey Pineapple Tofu Bowl -Sheet Pan Dinner

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet Potato, White Beans, and Red Pepper

Bites & Sweets

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Golden Milk Recovery Truffles

Carrot Cake Hummus

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls

Pumpkin Cookie Dough

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Maple, Pecan & Date Healthy Stuffed Apples

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pie Dip

3 Ingredient Medjool Date Nutty Caramel Protein Bars

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Superfood Chocolate Cups

Hazelnut Mocha Energy Bites

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Strawberry Banana Beet Juice Protein Smoothie

16 May

Disclaimer: I received free product from Nuzest USA to create recipes with. All opinions are my own; I was not compensated for my time.

Nothing says springtime like fresh berries! That’s why, when I saw beautifully ripe strawberries at the store for stupid cheap, I knew I’d be a fool if I didn’t stock up. But the problem with buying ripe-at-the-moment fruit is that it’s going to go bad soon. And no one can eat four containers of strawberries in a few days (ok, maybe you can, but that’ll be about all you eat!).

Instead, I took the freezer route. Just like when I buy a huge bag of overripe bananas, I washed, hulled and halved these lovely strawberries and laid them out on parchment-lined baking sheets to freeze. Just a few hours in the freezer and they were rock-solid, after which I transferred them to freezer-safe zipper-top bags.

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Now THAT is how to prep for the ultimate protein smoothie! This concoction is a simple one, made of frozen bananas and berries, prepared beet juice, Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein powder, hemp seeds, coconut, and pepitas for a fat boost.

The result? A dreamy, creamy, dark pink smoothie that’s bursting with fresh fruit flavor, lots of protein, stamina-improving beet juice, and the right ratio of carbs:fat:protein:fiber to get you through the day.

Don’t forget that you can take 15% off your next order of Nuzest USA products using my code “behealthy” at checkout! These protein powders really are clean and lean – they’re vegan, too, and taste amazing on their own, or blended into smoothies and baked goods!

Strawberry Banana Beet Protein Smoothie

Makes 1 big smoothie, or two smaller servings

  • 1/2 C prepared beet juice
  • 1 C cold water
  • 1 serving Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein powder
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp pepitas
  • 2 tbsp shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 diced, frozen banana
  • 4 halved, frozen strawberries

Blend together all ingredients until completely smooth. I find it helps to use the “ice crush” setting first, to break down the frozen fruit. Add more cold water as necessary, until desired smoothie consistency is reached.

If you prefer to eat your smoothie with a spoon, omit the water and add just a splash of non-dairy milk to blend it up.

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Creamsicle Beet Juice Protein Smoothie

4 May

Disclaimer: I received free product from Nuzest USA to create recipes with. All opinions are my own; I was not compensated for my time.

Imagine that you’ve just completed a rugged workout on a hot day. You’re pouring sweat, thirsty, hungry and tired. And then, off in the distance, you hear the merry tune of an ice cream truck rounding the corner onto your street.

In that moment, for me at least, nothing sounds more satisfying than an ice-cold popsicle. Which would you opt for? Chocolatey fudge pop, ice cream cone, character-shaped popsicles, or a frozen candy bar? I’d make a beeline for the creamsicle – creamy, slightly tart, and just sweet enough to get me over the hump of being hungry after exercise.

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That’s a nice thought, but all that fat and sugar is not exactly the best way to refuel! Instead, I’ve concocted a creamsicle-flavored smoothie that’s full of nutritional vegan protein, carbs, and heart healthy beet juice!

With so many protein products on the market these days, it’s hard to navigate through them. Some are vegan, while others are made with whey. Some are sweetened, while others are not. Some are made up of only vegetables, while others have a multitude of ingredients – and not always ones you can pronounce!

I’m happy to announce that I am now a brand ambassador for Nuzest USA! Nuzest makes vegan, clean protein powders, among other vegan products. Their line of Clean Lean Protein Powders is made simply of pea protein isolate, natural flavors, and Thaumatin (a low-calorie sweetener). Use code “behealthy” to get 15% off your order of Nuzest products!

With that in mind, this refreshing smoothie is actually packed with TWO vegetables, two fruits, and several forms of protein! Exciting, I know 😀

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Creamsicle Beet Juice Protein Smoothie

Serves 1

Puree all ingredients together until completely blended. I find that it helps to pulse the blender a few times first, to break up the banana slices.

Serve the Creamsicle Beet Juice Protein Smoothie in your favorite glass and enjoy!

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My smoothie-matching game is on point!

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