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All of my recipes are created to be quick, healthy, delicious and vegan (meaning they use no animal foods). They are meat-free, fish-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.

Most are also gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, or can easily be made so with some simple swaps. They are free of refined sugars, and most don't use any added sweeteners so many are suitable for diabetics.

I also sometimes share recipes from other people, and I am always conscious of choosing a recipe that is as healthy and vegan as I would make myself.

If you feel overwhelmed by recipes, you should pick up my online meal plan so that I can show you how to put recipes together into a balanced and nutritious eating plan.

Marly's Chocolate PB Protein Smoothie *SF-Ep.5

Marly's Chocolate PB Protein Smoothie

This is the smoothie to have when you want to feel like you're being totally decadent, but are actually being totally healthy...

This recipe is from the lovely Marly of Namely Marly. She's currently preparing for a food blogger's conference, which if any of you are interested in can check out here: Chopped.

You can have this smoothie for breakfast, or as Marly says, "this is almost like a dessert smoothie it's so tasty!" I agree. Fantastic!

Marly's Chocolate PB Protein Smoothie

Prep time:
Makes 1 smoothie

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Creamy Sunflower Hemp Milk Recipe

DIY sunflower hemp milk, rich in zinc, selenium, and omega-3

You can make your own plant-based milks at home so easily! This one is a combination of sunflower and hemp seeds for a boost of zinc, selenium, and omega-3.

There are so many choices out there in stores for non-dairy milks, but sometimes it's nice to know you can make your own at home in minutes!

Sunflower seeds are one of the foods that I eat every day, because it's difficult to get enough selenium, which is important for your immune system, as well as healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Creamy Sunflower Hemp Milk Recipe

Prep time:
Makes 500 mL (2 cups)

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Chocolate Maca Smoothie *SF-Ep.4

Chocolate Maca Smoothie + SproutLiving Giveaway! *Smoothiefest Episode 4

Creamy, chocolatey smoothie makes a totally healthy indulgence for chocaholics...

This smoothie features chocolate maca protein powder by Sprout Living, which is a new protein powder I came across in researching my update on the best vegan protein powder.

I've been really enjoying it as I was training for my last half marathon, and upcoming running events.

Chocolate Maca Smoothie Recipe

Prep time:
Makes 1 big smoothie

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The Veggie Queen’s Husband’s Daily Green Smoothie *SF-Ep.3

The Veggie Queen’s Husband’s Daily Green Smoothie

This is a husband-friendly green smoothie, complete with tips on making 'smoothie cubes' for freezer-ready smoothies while you're away traveling to keep him in the green...

This recipe comes from Jill's fantastic book Nutrition CHAMPS, which includes tons of amazing recipes from some very talented vegan chefs--including me!

Jill's smoothie-making notes:

"I make this daily. It can be made with kale, collards or your favorite green although it’s not especially tasty to my husband with anything bitter like arugula. I soak the nuts overnight, drain and store in the refrigerator for the week. I also rehydrate the chia weekly by combining 3 tablespoons chia seed with 1 cup water and mixing well."

The Veggie Queen’s Husband’s Daily Green Smoothie

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Makes 1 large smoothie

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Tess's Supercharging Smoothie for Moms *SF-Ep.2

Tess' Supercharging Smoothie for Moms

Moms: you deserve some morning energy. You deserve not just a charge, but a supercharge. Tess Challis has just the thing with her daily morning green smoothie.

The gorgeous Tess Challis of Radiant Health, Inner Wealth is sharing with us her daily smoothie, which may well be the secret to her radiance, her endless energy, and her sweetness.

Tess is also the mom to Alethea, Vegan Kid Chef. So she's doing some things very right. Let's pick up as many tips from her as we can...

We also may call it 'crazy ass smoothie' when you look at the ingredients, but trust me--it's amazing!

I would only recommend making this if you have a high-powered blender, though. If you don't have a Blendtec, you can enter to win one right now! Just click here.

Tess's Supercharging Smoothie for Moms

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Makes 1 large smoothie

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Purple Power Smoothie *SF-Ep. 1

Purple Power Smoothie + Navitas Naturals Giveaway! *Smoothiefest Episode 1

Deep purple and packed with powerful antioxidants to keep your brain sharp and reduce the aging and damaging effects of free radicals.

This is the first episode of #smoothiefest! I'm kicking things off with my favorite smoothie, which includes some tasty - and nutrient-dense - superfoods.

Enter to win them below!

In the video, I mentioned the difference between smoothie and juice benefits. If you want to read more, click through to my article on that specifically: Smoothie vs. Juice.

Purple Power Smoothie Recipe

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Makes 1 big smoothie

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Q&A with Victoria Moran + Raw Vegan Pie in the Sky Recipe

Good Karma Diet Q&A w Victoria Moran + raw vegan Pie in the Sky recipe

How does this sound to you: a guilt-free, amazingly healthy, decadent and gorgeous dessert that's karmically good for your body, mind and soul? Why not add super simple to make, as well... Too good to be true? Nope!

Pie in the Sky

Prep time:
Chill time:
Makes 1 7-8-inch pie

The spectacular Victoria Moran has just the thing... the tag line of her new book, The Good Karma Diet, is 'Eat gently, feel amazing, age in slow motion.' I think her photo there proves the aging in slow motion!

Her new book (she's written 11 others) is a wonderfully grounding and enlightening collection of recipes and thoughts to lift your karmic standing and benefit not just yourself but also animals and the universal energy. I could go on... this is my kinda view on life and energy and happiness - but I asked Victoria some questions, so I'm going to let her words take it from here.

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Vegan London Fog aka Earl Grey Vanilla Latte

DIY vegan London fog

You can make your own vegan lattes at home so easily! One of my favorites is a London fog, which is Earl Grey tea with milk and vanilla.

There are so many choices out there for non-dairy milks, but sometimes it's nice to know you can make your own at home in minutes!

Vegan London Fog aka Earl Grey Vanilla Latte

Prep time:
Makes 1 latte

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Protein-rich, candida-friendly raw vegan chocolate chip cookie dough truffles - *almost* too good to be true...

Who knew you could make raw cookie dough truffles, with tons of protein? And that they'd be totally appropriate for people struggling to beat candida - which typically means nothing sweet of any kind?

Ricki Heller did...

Since we blew past 100 entries in the giveaway for Ricki's book, Living Candida-Free, I'm sharing this amazing recipe from her book!

Ricki is also hosting an amazing series of live webinars - you can sign up for parts 2 and 3 right now - just click here for more info.

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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Makes 30 truffles
From Living Candida-Free by Ricki Heller. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2015

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Tropical Sangria Recipe *Video

Refreshing & tasty tropical sangria recipe for girls' night <3

This is a really refreshing and tasty mix of tropical flavors, sparkling water and white wine - perfect for girls' night!

I find that a lot of people think that I never drink alcohol, but I do. I don't drink very often, and when I do, I don't drink much. I also like to have nice light options, like this tropical sangria.

Tropical Sangria

Prep time:
Makes 1 liter (4 cups), or about 8 servings

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