Yep, all those things are upon us and I’m pretty excited about it. I know that in spring, I kept talking about how much I love summer, sunny, days, and fresh food, and while that’s still totally true, fall holds a special place in my heart.
Speaking of things that hold a special place in my heart — pasta is definitely one of those. Duh.
If you’re craving even more pasta dishes, you can check out my other three pasta recipes I posted in the past: Brown Rice Pasta with Creamy Cilantro Sauce, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pasta, and Tomato Spaghetti with Vegetables, Beans, and Pine Nuts.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t obsessed with homemade almond milk. It makes every oatmeal or smoothie just so much better (and by better I mean super creamy and absolutely heavenly). Making almond milk at home isn’t even that hard — it’s only a matter of soaking, blending, and straining and it’s oh so worth the effort.
This is the second post of my How To series and funnily enough, the first one was also all about almonds. Check out How to Make Almond Butter here. It’s honestly the best tasting almond butter ever!
If you love smoothie bowls, raise your hand! I hope you did because I have an amazing one to share with you today. It’s full of amazing nutrient dense foods with the addition of chlorophyll (and protein!!) rich spirulina. Hence the name — Superfood Spirulina Green Smoothie. Let’s dive in and hopefully also dig in ASAP!
If you haven’t heard of Reishi before, you need to try it, it’s amazing! Reishi is a type of a mushroom. No, not the one you’d make for dinner in a pan on the stove — it’s a tree mushroom and it’s great as a tea or added to smoothies. Most importantly it goes really well with chocolate and I do love everything that goes well with chocolate.
This smoothie should be called pure happiness in a bowl or something like that because it’s one of the best smoothies I’ve ever tasted and it’s become a new go-to smoothie for me. You’ll love it, it’s full of berries, chocolate, and other amazing superfoods and herbs.
Kale chips are officially my new obsession. It’s not that I didn’t know or like kale chips before, it’s because kale chips aren’t sold here and kale is also pretty hard to come by (as crazy as it may sound to you Americans). That’s why I get so happy whenever I come across kale here because it’s so rare. The only variety that’s available here is curly kale so I don’t really use it for salads as it’s impossible to chew. Instead, I add it to smoothies and more importantly make loads and loads of kale chips!
Aaaand we’re back to Baobab.
If you’ve been following my recipes for the last couple of months, you know I’ve been adding Baobab to my breakfast a lot. I don’t actually know why I’m so obsessed with Baobab all of sudden but it’s happening, my friends, so let’s make some baobab orange pudding to celebrate my love for Baobab.
I’ve said Baobab way too many times in the last three sentences. It’s just a funny word to say. B-a-o-b-a-b.
It’s the time of the year when eating popsicles almost every day is acceptable, if not necessary. Right? I don’t know about you but summer is 100% my favorite season and I love making my own healthy popsicles when I’m craving ice cream. It’s pretty easy actually! It’s just a matter of blending a few ingredients and pouring them into popsicle molds and done! These Orange Strawberry Sunrise Popsicles are one of the easiest recipes from my How to Make the Best Healthy Vegan Popsicles ebook and I really wanted to share it with you so let’s make some popsicles today!
Summer is definitely the best time of the year to enjoy raw breakfast every day. There’s nothing better than a bowl of refreshing chia pudding on a hot summer morning. I confess, I still eat my regular bowls of steaming oatmeal quite often (don’t judge me, oatmeal is just too good to skip) but I also love chia pudding and smoothies in the morning and this Berry Chocolate Chia Parfait is the combination of both AKA happiness in a bowl.
Ahh salads. This one, in particular, is absolutely delicious. Black Rice Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing, I mean, doesn’t that sound totally scrumptious? You have to try it, you’ll love it, I promise! It’s super easy to make and you can prepare a bigger batch in advance and just throw it all together on busy days!