Hello, I’m sorry I’ve been fairly inactive lately. I’ve been focusing on graduate school and another blog of mine, streamoflaura.net, as well as dreaming up a concept for a youtube channel! I’ll try my best to keep you posted on all of that.
Here’s a new recipe I recently created though! There are plenty of green smoothie pancakes (although I haven’t found a good gluten free one yet), but as far as I could tell, no green waffle recipes! So, I made it!
- 2 cups non dairy milk of choice
- 1 banana
- 1 serving of vegan vanilla protein powder (I used Aloha)
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 cup sweet white rice flour
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 tbsp tapioca starch
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle iron accordingly.
- Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides with a rubber spatula several times to ensure everything mixes properly.
- Spray iron, and scoop or pour out about 1/4 of the batter. Cook in your waffle making appliance according to directions, waffle irons vary.
- Makes about four waffles.
- Serve and enjoy.
Thanks to this recipe for cake batter butter, I discovered that vegan butter extract exists, and started going a little overboard making all things cake batter.
Then I decided to make a raspberry cake batter smoothie.
It’s basically two cups nondairy milk, a scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use Vega Essentials), 1/3 cup frozen raspberries, one banana, 1/2 tsp vegan butter extract, 1/2 tsp almond extract, and 2 tsp vanilla extract. I also added in some vegan sprinkles, So Delicious coco whip to make it creamier (about 1/3 cup in the smoothie, and more for the topping), and drank it out of a fun straw. If you make the nut butter, you can also add a tablespoon or two into the blender.
PS: If you like vegan, gluten free, soy free, and protein packed waffles, check out the new Fitquick birthday cake flavor…I haven’t tried it yet but I love their stuff and can’t wait until I can!
I’m super excited. Yesterday I finished all my work for the term at college. I have one class this summer, and two classes in the Fall before I complete my Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational and Community Studies and Psychology (It’s a bit of a mouthful, I know!) Since I am so close, I will be walking with my class at College Unbound this May 30! I’m so excited. In two weeks I will be giving a special presentation on my journey towards this achievement and feeding people delicious vegan treats!
Anyhow, I think I’ve created the most delicious vegan protein smoothie ever!! It’s a Black Forest Cake Smoothie! For a long time as a child, my brother would request black forest cake every birthday. It was his favorite, and sometimes difficult to find. Last week, this obsession of his randomly popped into my mind, and I realized what a great smoothie it’d be!
Here is the recipe (feel free to add stuff/substitute as desired):
Vegan Black Forest Cake Protein Smoothie (Gluten free):
- 1-2 scoops (depending on serving size) vegan chocolate protein powder (I used Vega One)
- 3 tbsp Glutino Brownie Mix (or other gluten free and vegan cake or brownie mix, I like Glutino because it has mini chocolate chips in it!)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup organic, vegan, gluten free cherry pie filling
- 1 1/2 cups of your favorite vegan non dairy milk (I used almond milk, but coconut milk from a can would be even more amazing!)
- Handful of baby spinach (optional)
- In a blender, blend everything together until smooth.
- Serve in a cup. If you use a small straw, some of the chocolate chips from the brownie mix may get stuck inside, so beware.
- Enjoy, it’s delicious!!
I’m so happy that I’m so close to being done with school and have a bit of a break! I am looking forward to posting here a bit more frequently!!
Today I’m headed into Boston for a research study. I woke up earlier than I’d like to admit, fit in a run that ended up being pretty crappy, and now I’m trying to rush to get other stuff done before I have to leave for the train. However, I get to also go to Veggie Galaxy with a friend tonight!
Back in my pre-vegan days, there was this Asian Market I loved exploring when I lived in Boston. I once bought a huge green tea latte milk tea mix that tasted slightly like melon, it was amazing.
To try and recreate that taste, I have made this green tea smoothie (I wish it looked more green!).
It’s pretty simple actually.
1 1/2 cups almond coconut milk
1 cup watermelon (I froze a bunch of it in cup-sized portions this Summer to use later in the year)
Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tbsp green tea powder (matcha)
You just blend these ingredients together to make the smoothie.
I also have really been enjoying an even simpler recipe for a hot green tea latte.
You simmer 1 cup almond coconut milk and 1 tbsp green tea (matcha powder) until boiling, and then I like to add some liquid stevia extract in to that. Mmm. And great because I refuse to drink coffee but haven’t given up caffeine entirely.
HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY (or thereabouts!) to my BLOG!
I am so excited to be participating in Vegan MoFo 2014 as a celebration. I have come along way since starting this blog. From being so afraid to make up my own recipes (literally shaking while my first real recipe was in the oven!) My recipes at first did not usually come out all that impressively. But now I’m excited to be having some really delicious things happen, and recipes becoming the biggest focus of my blog. Since I’ve tested a lot of the recipes I created for Vegan MoFo already, I know you are all in for a big treat!! I can’t wait to see what this next year of blogging brings!
Cranberry Orange Dream Smoothie
So Fall is just around the corner and I wanted to make a new smoothie that features a famous Fall ingredient aside from pumpkin—cranberry sauce! The cranberries do not overpower this smoothie and are not the most prominent flavor. Overall though, they make the smoothie sweeter and give a unique, comforting taste. The flax gives it some Omega 3 vitamins, something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my cooking more but haven’t been able to find many ways yet besides smoothies.
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup plain flavored almond milk or water
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 cup baby spinach or other greens
- 1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1/2 tbsp flax meal
- 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp agave or liquid stevia to taste
Blend and drink.