Vegan PB & J Muffins
2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c coconut sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water, let stand 5 min)
1 ripe banana
1 c natural peanut butter
1 1/4 c non-dairy milk
1/4 c maple syrup
1/4 c (12 tsp) jam or jelly
rolled oats for sprinkling (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper liners and lightly spray with non-stick spray
In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut sugar, baking powder and salt and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, mash banana well until smooth. Add peanut butter, non-dairy milk, flax egg and maple syrup and whisk until well combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry and mix until just combined.
Fill muffin cups 1/3 of the way full with batter. Make a well in the center of each using a small spoon dipped in water (so it doesn’t stick). Put 1 tsp in the center of each well. Divide remaining batter among muffin cups, covering jam as best you can. Sprinkle tops with rolled oats.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until tops are golden and springy when you gently press down on them
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Thursday Motivation. Whether you’re going for a run, hitting the gym, doing a class, or even just going for a walk - try to move and get exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
Tuesday Recipe: Stuffed Grilled Peppers With Brown Rice, Garlic, Onion, Grated Romano Cheese, Basil, Roasted Grape Tomatoes & Topped With Fresh Mozzarella.
Vegan option: skip the cheese, consider using avocado or a vegan mozzarella
We found this awesome visual of skinny alfredo sauce on the blog http://pantopaper.wordpress.com/
We love the idea of skinny alfredo sauce! We’d try ours with Barilla Plus pasta as it’s packed with protein, fiber, and ALA-Omega 3. Yum!
Try adding cucumber to your next salad, sandwich, or wrap!
Two Sexy Veggies is back!
We’ve been MIA (work duties…no fun). But we’re back! Here’s a list of our favorite vegan/veggie sources of protein. Try to incorporate a few in to your diet and notice your energy level boost!
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. today
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -MLK
Sugar-free Strawberry Coconut Butter
Holy Sh*t This Looks Good…
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- 1 cup coconut butter (or 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut*)
- 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh (or thawed frozen) strawberries
- 1 to 2 packets stevia (preferably NuNaturals)
- Big pinch of sea salt
in good health,
New Years Vegan Recipes from PETA
If you happen to be hosting some friends at your house for New Years Eve why not throw in some healthy and delicious vegan or vegetarian appetizers? (See if your friends even notice!) Here’s one from PETA’s site:
Soy Chicken Taquitos
What you need:
1 lb. vegetarian chicken, torn into small pieces
3 Tbsp. canola oil, plus additional oil for frying the taquitos
1 medium onion, diced
2 medium Anaheim peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. oregano
2 cups faux chicken broth or vegetable broth
Salt, to taste
18 to 24 corn tortillas
Click here for instructions & more vegan New Years recipes!
Fresh Caprese Quinoa Salad
-8 oz fresh mozerella
-1 carton grape tomatoes, halved
-2T olive oil
-salt & pepper
1.In a medium sized pan, bring 1C water and 1/2C quinoa to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer on LOW until all of the water is absorbed. This should take anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes. *Cooking your quinoa on low is extremely important. If you let it simmer on a hotter flame, the water will absorb too quickly and the quinoa will turn out hard!
2. Cool the cooked quinoa in the refrigerator for at least an hour before preparing the salad.
3. To prepare the salad, slice grape tomatoes in half [hot dog way] and cut the block of fresh mozzarella into bite size pieces. Mix together. Then, add the chopped basil and cooked quinoa and give the salad a toss. Next, drizzle on the olive oil and season with a little salt/pepper (to taste). Give your salad a final toss and serve cool or at room temperature.
Thank you Fit Foodie Finds for this recipe! Take a look at the other 9 recipes she has for quinoa here: http://www.fitfoodiefinds.com/2011/06/fresh-caprese-quinoa-salad.html
If you are looking for the perfect handmade holiday gift we have you covered! You can’t go wrong with gingerbread cookies in a jar. They are a cinch to make and cost efficient too! They are the perfect present for co-workers, teachers, and friends. Happy Holiday xo
These tasty bites require no baking!! How easy is that? Enjoy this quick and easy recipe and Happy Holiday xo
1 c. oatmeal, 1/2 c. peanut butter, 1/3 c. honey, 1 c. coconut flakes, 1/2 c. ground flaxseed, 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips, 1 tsp. vanilla
Vegan Deviled Eggs
Boil potatoes until fork-tender, then let cool completely. Meanwhile, mix hummus, mustard, garlic and onion together, plus a pinch of black salt, stirring to combine. (Add hot sauce here if you prefer a spicy deviled egg). Taste, adding more Dijon or black salt to taste, then set aside. Once potatoes cool, slice in half long-ways and use a little spoon or melon baller to scoop out a small circle of the potato flesh (this is your “egg”). Spoon hummus mixture into the hole and garnish with paprika or smoked paprika.
You’ll be a hit at your next holiday potluck!