This smoothie is so delicious it makes me want to sing acapella (Get it? Peach perfect? From Pitch Perfect? I am a sucker for those kind of movies but can you blame me?!) Ok, but seriously, this peach perfect smoothie is one of my favorite smoothies; plus it’s really easy and simple to make. This smoothie is great for breakfast, in-between meals snack or even a well deserved treat! I am no nutritionist but it’s got some good stuff in it too.
We love to make raw vegan smoothies, especially as the weather begins to warm up. We both love this chocoberry smoothie and think it’s the perfect way to kick off smoothie season! This smoothie is great for breakfast and can be enjoyed as a snack throughout the day. It’s easy to put into a seal-able container to bring with you on the go as well. Continue reading Chocoberry Smoothie
This baked tofu sandwich with a smoothie is a lovely idea for a vegan gluten free snack to take with you to school, work or a picnic! The baked tofu sandwich is satisfying and is perfectly complimented by the smoothie you can bring with you in a mason jar. We worked a lot until we could figure out a way to make tofu tasty and colorful without frying it, and we are proud to present you with the results. This is another recipe idea by Dimitra Makrigianni who is a nutritionist we are working with to create a vegan nutrition project this week.
What happens when hazelnuts decide to take cacao out on a hot date? Hazelnut hot chocolate of course! This recipe is raw vegan if you do not let it heat up too much in the blender. I’m happy Athanasia figured out how to make this because it’s delicious!
Here in Greece it is time for exams and Athanasia needed a good brain boosting food. Hemp seeds are very nutritious indeed, but most people do not understand they are truly a superfood! Did you know they contain an almost perfect balance of essential fatty acids which help the brain with memory and concentration? Just ask Marjorie Nolan Cohn of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! So, for our last post during our 30 day raw challenge I present to you the brainiac smoothie! This smoothie also features 7 grams of protein from the hemp seeds alone, here is how you can make one: Continue reading Brainiac Smoothie
It’s time for another smoothie as we have 8 days remaining on the raw vegan challenge! We have made some exciting foods that are delicious during this challenge. Maybe too delicious… We certainly use more nuts than we probably should be using if we really wanted to embrace the challenge. As a result I have only lost 7 kilograms (15.5 pounds) so far. I suppose I could go running more often too though. So, let’s get back to a smoothie with this amazing cinnamon vanilla banana smoothie! Continue reading Cinnamon Vanilla Banana Smoothie
It is day 12 of our challenge. We are in Athens for Athanasia’s cousin’s wedding this weekend, the weather has been beautiful and we are having a wonderful time! I am taking a moment away from the celebration to post today’s recipe: the Warrior Smoothie! We decided to call it this because it is a smoothie packed with nutrients. Continue reading Warrior Smoothie
Wow, day 6 already of our 30 day raw vegan challenge! We are both bouncing off the walls with energy! We have made so many great recipes already, I have no idea how we will ever find the time to share them all. So, why not post one today? Here is a recipe I made for our breakfast on day 3; a delicious banana basil smoothie. Somehow these two flavors compliment each other perfectly to make this a very tasty way to kick off your day. This recipe takes 5 minutes to make and another 2 minutes to wash your blender off. If you are in a hurry, this is the breakfast for you! Here is how I made it:
Back in 2007 my family and I became raw vegans. We obviously didn’t stay raw vegans over all these years, but I will never forget how healthy we all felt and looked. I have told Athanasia about this many times and she has read other raw vegan testimonies on the internet as well. So, we decided to create and take a 30 day raw vegan challenge for ourselves. We are going to share with you some of our thoughts, food cravings, results and recipes during this time period. We of course already have many raw vegan recipes posted on our site so we will be using a combination of those and some of our new recipes over the next month. After we are done, I will create a 30 day raw vegan challenge post to put all of our raw vegan recipes in in case anybody else out there wants to take a 30 day vegan challenge themselves. The most important thing to keep in mind during a personal challenge is you are doing it for yourself so stay strong! We kicked off our challenge with this delicious strawberry orange smoothie and it was perfect! It is very quick and easy to make as well.
I made a lot of smoothies and blended soups this week after Athanasia’s wisdom tooth extraction. It’s very easy, even easier than cooking and much quicker thanks to our Vitamix (click here in North America or click here in Europe). One of the days this week I made this kiwi strawberry smoothie and we both loved it very much! This smoothie is raw vegan and gluten-free of course. I am especially proud of this smoothie because it has wheatgrass powder in it and Athanasia still loved it! She usually hates wheatgrass so it doesn’t have very much, but it does have some. Continue reading Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie