peanut butter and jelly smoothie

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I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately (see my papaya, kiwi, and blueberry muffin creations) and today’s recipe is no different. I typically like to start a weekday with a fresh smoothie full of tasty frozen fruit that will keep me carbed up throughout the morning. They’re also quick, easy, and perfectly portable. Today’s drink is a play on the […]

peanut butter and jelly collard wrap 2

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  On days when I need a portable lunch option and I’m not in the mood for a smoothie (check out a smoothie roundup here), I usually pack some raw wraps. This PB&J wrap has been a favorite recently. It’s salty, sweet, and tastes delicious! You can pair them with some fruit to round out a full lunch. […]

juice pulp pancakes

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Have you tried making your own juice? I’ve shared a number of juice recipes before, but today I wanted to talk about the elephant in the juicing room- that poor, sad, fiberous pulp that is usually shoved down the garbage disposal. Leftover juice pulp contains flavor, phytochemicals, and fiber. You may be wondering what the purpose […]

Vegan-Caramel-Apples (1)

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It’s almost Halloween which means it’s almost time for costumes, candy, and scary movies. I’ll pass on the scary movies but count me in for the costumes and (plant-based, date-sweetened) candy! I’ve always had a sweet tooth, but I’ve changed my diet substantially to eat gluten-free vegan. I came up with these Vegan Caramel Apples as a […]

pumpkin spice turmeric smoothie

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Have you made a pumpkin spice smoothie yet this fall? If not, get on that! This version of a pumpkin spice smoothie incorporates turmeric, a bright yellow spice that contains the powerful curcumin compound. Curcumin has numerous health benefits including decreasing inflammation, reducing oxidative damage, and improving brain function. Read more about turmeric here. Pumpkin Spice Turmeric Smoothie Author: Lauren Vacula, […]

watermelon peanut butter smoothie

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 Yes this recipe is made up of watermelon and peanut butter. I know that seems like a strange combination, but it’s delicious. I devised this combo one night when craving ice cream. Instead of blending up frozen banana and cacao, I reached for the melon and peanut butter. The results are so tasty, I would go […]

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 We talked about a childhood frosty favorite last Wednesday, the Fugsicle, and we made it vegan. Today, let’s make some Gluten-Free Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches. Because what’s better than ice cream on a dreary Tuesday? This recipe is two parts – Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cookies and creamy Coconut Whipped Cream. Both are pretty phenomenal on their own, but I suggest combining […]

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 I love making a batch of oatmeal for breakfast in colder months- it’s warm, comforting, and one of my favorite parts of the morning. Now that it’s warm outside, I haven’t made oatmeal in a few weeks. It’s all about green smoothies and banana fruit ice cream. For some reason (I blame air conditioning), I woke up […]

stimulating raspberry maca smoothie

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Monday’s back, so why not take on the week with some gusto? Maca powder has become one of my favorite smoothie ingredients. It’s a Peruvian root that you can buy at some grocery stores (Wegman’s, Whole Foods) or order online. (It’s expensive, but lasts for a long time.) The root is thought to have many benefits which include increased […]

cherry almond protein smoothie 2

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It’s officially Winter Olympics season! I have always been a lover of the Olympics. They’re exciting, dramatic, and I find myself completely inspired by them. Inspired to get off my butt and move. Bring on the protein smoothie! If you too are inspired, use that inspiration as a fuel to fire up your workout! And, if you’d […]

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