Vegan Berry Muffins

black & blueberry vegan muffins
black & blueberry vegan muffins

VEGAN BERRY MUFFINS

• 1 cup Un-bleached all-purpose flour

• 1 cup whole wheat flour (I use my Vitamix to make my own wheat flour by grinding organic wheat berries. Approximately 1.5 c equals 2 c flour)

• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

• Zest of a medium orange

• 1/4 cup organic sugar

• 2-3 very ripe bananas mashed

• 1 cup nondairy milk

• 1 teaspoon almond extract

• 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar

• 1/2 cup blueberries

• 1/2 cup blackberries

DIRECTIONS

preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease muffin pans. I like to use the mini muffin pans. Bite size goodness!

In medium size bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, sea salt & orange zest.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, mashed banana, nondairy milk, olive oil, almond extract & vinegar. Mix well. Add flour mixture, stir until just blended. Gently fold in berries.

Fill muffin pans 1-3 full and cook for about 18-20m. Muffins are done when lightly brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

This recipe was inspired from “The Joy of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Recipe Blueberry Lemon Muffins page 39.

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Creamy-N-Soft Cauliflower Soup – RAW!

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I started from the recipe in Kristin Suzanne’s Easy Raw Vegan Soups book. A few things I didn’t have so replaced with other ingredients, also added some new ones.

Kristen’s Original Recipe:

1 cup water
2 cups cauliflower, chopped
2/3 pine nuts
2 teaspoons onion powder
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon raw agave nector
pinch white pepper
Himalayan crystal salt, to taste

My Version:

1 cup water
2 cups cauliflower, chopped (I weighted 16 oz)
1 cup cashews soaked for 1 hour
2 teaspoons onion powder
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 large medjool dates
1 large spoon or fork full of sauerkraut
coarse black pepper
Trocomare Herb Seasoning Salt, to taste
Garnish with cilantro & sprouts of your choice

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Ingredients
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Sauerkraut & Medjool Dates
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Place everything into the blender
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Blend all the ingredients until velvety smooth!

Soak pine nuts/cashews in water for at least an hour. Add everything to your blender (vita-mix preferred) and blend until velvety smooth. You can also use the vita-mix blender to warm up the soup. Just make sure not to heat over 115 degrees!

This tasted amazing, I had 2 bowls! A girlfriend stopped by and she had a bowl too. She liked it! Yeah!

Raw Breakfast

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1tbl Chia Seeds
1 Banana chopped
1 Apple chopped
Handful of Blueberries
Sprinkle Cinnamon
3 Oranges Squeezed for juice

Place everything in a bowl in the order listed. Let your breakfast sit for about 5 minutes or so for the chia seeds to soak up the juice. 

ENJOY!

So Simple Banana Cookies!

So cool! I had so many bananas so I’ve been making all sorts of goodies. These are so simple. I got this recipe from my Vitamix cookbook! I had a great little helper too.

Remember the riper the bananas the sweeter the cookies will be. The bananas & raisins serve as the only sweetener in the recipe.

If you can’t read the recipe from the photo, let me know and I will type it in.

ENJOY! KID & ADULT APPROVED!

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20130914-182746.jpgI didn’t have any raisins but I did have organic dried cranberries. They tasted great!

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Ruth’s Chia Goodness – 88% Raw Breakfast

What a great morning so far. Woke and did my normal fresh squeezed lemon water drink. Yoga in my newly cleaned rearranged room. Elliptical for 20 minutes, and now for breakfast!

I decided to break open a young thai coconut and use the coconut water in Ruth’s Chia Goodness Cranberry Ginger Raw Cereal!! (the original flavor is 100% Raw). I have been eating this stuff for about a year now. I love it. It’s not just for breakfast. It’s an instant Raw cereal you can eat cold or hot, so it is perfect to carry around with you for when you get hungry or need a powerful pick-me up!

Ruth's Cranberry Ginger Chia Goodness Cereal, Coconut Water, Young Thai Coconut Meat, Apple & cinnamon.

Cranberry Ginger Ingredients:

Chia (salvia hispanica), buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, cranberries, org. cane sugar, ginger, celtic sea salt.

 

Gotta try some. For folks here in Livingston, Foodworks carries it!!