Vegan Breakfast Shake

I actually made something I found on pinterest. That almost never happens. This raw vegan shake is from Rocki’s Rock’n Blog.

It looks like dessert and taste like dessert but let’s call it breakfast. I think I’ll be making this all until my blender gives out. That or I die of brain freeze.

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Here are the directions from Rocki’s blog:

Step 1:
2 very ripe frozen bananas
1 cup pure coconut water
1 Tbs protein powder
1 Tbs hemp seeds
vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla
1 cup ice

Blend the above.  Pour half or more of this vanilla mixture into a tall glass and leave the rest in the blender.

Step 2:
Add 1 Tbs or more of cacao powder to the remaining mixture in the blender and blend briefly until combined.  Pour slowly on top of the vanilla mixture.  I garnished mine with coconut and cacao nibs, but you can garnish any way you want or not.

Note: if you do not have very ripe bananas and/or like it more on the sweeter side, simply add sweetener of choice in Step 1.

*I’m totally going to make this again (many times over) and throw in some peanut butter.

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SLUP SLUP SLUP

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No Time for Breakfast?!

Remember that time (all those times) you skipped breakfast because you can’t find the time in the morning to get something in your belly before you head out? Well have I got a solution for you. Do it NOW! Smoothies are a go to raw breakfast. Just chop up everything you’ll need (which will take you all of 1 minutes to peel and slice a banana and cut the tops off a few strawberries). Throw it in your to go cup and pop it in the fridge.

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In the morning all you’ll have to do it add your liquid of choice (today was fresh young coconut water, which if you’re cutting that sucker up in the morning you probably won’t save any time at all haha. Just use OJ, or a non dairy milk!

SLURP SLURP SLURP!

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Raw Day 2 Breakfast

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It’s not from Kristina’s site. But it’s raw! (well i used almond milk from the store…is that raw?)

2 bananas

3 big strawberries

and handful of each:

blueberries, raspberries, blackberries

1 stick of celery

OJ and almond milk

* made 32oz of this. I need a bigger glass!

Day one started off OK. I had to run to the restroom a lot after about 45 oz of that juice. Lunch was a big salad and that was delicious. I didn’t really plan ahead and just drank juice for dinner and that left me feeling crappy. I’m going to plan now for dinner and hopefully it will start to get easier pretty soon.

Thanks for all the support, friends! Let me know if you’ve tried raw and how it went for you!

SIP SIP SIP!!!

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Smooth(ie) Move Monday

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I’m smoothie experimenting. I threw in a bunch of things and this was the delicious result!

1 large banana

4 pitted dates (I warmed them in a bit of water in the microwave so soften them up before blending)

1 spoonful of peanut butter

1 spoonful of cocoa powder

a small splash of vanilla

a small scoop of coconut butter

enough almond (or any non dairy milk) to almost cover the other ingredients

ice

Blend and SLURP SLURP SLURP!

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Breakfast of Champions (and everyone else)

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I know previously posted a watermelon smoothie, but it’s my new favorite thing and I do what I want! I’m really the opposite of a watermelon fan but in smoothies they become magical.

For the Smoothie:

Watermelon

Figs

Banana

Nectarine

Almond milk (or any non dairy milk)

OJ (the drink not the murdered)

Ice

*I usually use strawberries and it gives it a more vibrant color and really refreshing taste but I was out today.  Also I only used half a banana because the taste can over power the other flavors sometimes. But add in whatever you like! No rules here!

For the Toast:

Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin  Bread (or whatever)

Vegan Cream Cheese (I used Trader Joe’s)

Nectarine and Figs (or any fresh fruit)

Salt and Brown sugar

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For the smoothie: Blend everything but the ice then add the ice (crushed ice blends better without the big chunks) and then give another quick blend.

For the Toast: Toast the bread, add cream cheese then fruit. I found the figs were not as flavorful as I had hoped so I added a tiny pinch f salt and a pinch of brown sugar over the top and WOW; It really brought the flavor out.

This is my go to breakfast for the week.

*Not pictured is the handful of potato chips I also had with breakfast*

Chomp Chomp Chomp!

Banana Oatmeal and Watermelon Smoothie

I am a fan of oatmeal and like to make big pots and portion it into jars to eat throughout the week, but as of late I find that I have been making too much and not finishing it. I found this single serving of baked oatmeal on angie and james do stuff  who adapted the recipe from chocolate-covered katie. It was sooo good and I can eat all day everyday but this filled me up really fast (with the smoothie too).

So here is my go at the oatmeal along with a refreshing watermelon smoothie (and I HATE watermelon but this was delicious!)

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Preheat oven to 220°

1 small banana, mashed
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground nutmeg
1/8 t of salt
1/4 t vanilla
Just under a Tablespon on vegan sugar 1 t chia seeds 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 cup milk of choice. I use vanilla almond milk

Mash your banana until it’s not lumpy

add all ingredients except oats and milk.

mix together with a fork

add oats and milk and mix again

pour into ramekin (I’ve been looking to use that thing!)

bake for 20 minutes and CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP

Now you have some time to clean up and when you have a few minutes of bake time remaining you can make your smoothie!

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No measuring here, dudes, smoothies don’t play by the rules.
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon (more of this than the berries)
Banana
Almond Milk (or whatever you prefer)
OJ
Vanilla,
Chia Seeds
Ice

Directions: BLEND! I like to blend everything then add the crushed ice and give it another quick blend so the ice doesn’t get too small and melt.

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