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Cashew vegan cream cheese: foolproof video instructions

I posted the recipe for a cashew cream cheese, but I thought nothing better than enjoying a video instruction to make it easier and more fun! A variation for this cheese is a green cheese, where instead of cashews you use pistachios, the only change to the instructions is that you would process first the oils and vinegar with 1 or 2 jalapeño (for either low or medium heat) peppers until smooth, then add the rest of the ingredients. Enjoy!

We make this and more recipes in our Healthy Cooking Classes in Playa del Carmen


Rawnola Recipe

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What do you get when you make homemade granola using all raw ingredients?


While the texture is slightly more chewy than traditional homemade granola which is baked in an oven, the taste is equally as delicious. I love making rawnola because it is extremely versatile. You can use it any way you would with granola – add it to smoothie bowls ( such as the ones we made yesterday ), chia pudding, on it’s own with some almond milk, or just eat it straight out of the jar!

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Smoothie Bowls – What’s the Hype All About?

Smoothie Bowls

Yesterday I mentioned some detoxifying benefits of a vegan diet. One easy vegan recipe you can have for either breakfast or lunch is a smoothie bowl! Lately I have been obsessed with making smoothie bowls. If you’re not familiar with what it is, it’s basically just as the name states – a smoothie in a bowl. The smoothie is usually made much thicker ( more of a sorbet consistency ) and is topped with a variety of toppings.

One of the reasons I love smoothie bowls, aside from how delicious they are, is because they are much more filling than traditional smoothies due to all the toppings. Not only that, but I tend to eat them much slower than I would drink a smoothie.

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Detox Naturally on a Vegan Diet

Feeling lethargic? You might be in need of some detoxing.

In today’s society people are exposed to many toxins on a daily basis; in food, water, and the atmosphere. Over time, these toxins build up to create a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, constipation, skin issues, muscle pain, and more. In order to expel toxins, it’s important to become aware of where the majority are coming from. For most people, it’s in the food that they consume.

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Guilt-free goodness in a glass

spinach popeye

There are many good things to be known about spinach apart from the famous boost of strength that the pipe-smoking sailor-man Popeye used to take from it when faced with trouble.

The dark green leaves contain high levels of chlorophyll and health promoting carotenoids (beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin) with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties and are especially important for healthy eye-sight, helping to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts – so not only Popeye’s biceps would bulge when he opened a tin of spinach, but his sight would get sharper, his energy – restored and his vitality – improved.

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Green goodness!

Green Smoothie

Have all the benefits from the greens in this smoothie!

Rice bran is very high in magnesium, yogurt will provide some protein (goat yogurt has the highest protein), hemp protein is usually high in fiber plus the Omega 3 benefits, matcha green tea will give you a very good kick of energy, nutritional yeast is a great source of the vitamin B complex for your nervous system, flaxseed oil is the highest vegetable source of Omega 3, mango is sometimes enough sweetener and it contains some good vitamin A,  avocado is a great way to make the smoothie a sustained source of energy with healthy calories! A hint of detox, yes please spirulina! Blend and enjoy!

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Powerhouse of Energy! Chocolate bars!

Chocolate Energy Bar

This is a great way to start your day and enjoy with your morning coffee or tea. It is literally a bomb of energy just waiting to blast! It is also very easy to make… basically blend all ingredients and voila!… Only for the chocolate layer from the top mix coconut oil and cacao… my mouth starts watering as I am writing this two ingredients… they are very healthy as coconut oil contains laurie acid which has antiviral properties to give your immune system a helping hand; and cacao, the highest vegetable source of magnesium which can help prevent diabetes as it can help regulate blood sugar, and as well helps keeping you in a good balanced mood.  Start the day with this treat and enjoy the ride! You can cut it into small bits and have them as a treat-or-trick snack for the family!

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