Vegan – Life by Daily Burn http://dailyburn.com/life Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:16:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 6 Easy Ways to Make Pickled Vegetables at Home http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/pickled-vegetables-recipes/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:15:03 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65552

 6 Easy Ways to Make Pickled Vegetables at Home

When it comes to pickles, cucumbers don’t always have to be your main squeeze. You can make almost any veggie into that juicy, crunchy bite you crave. And the best part is you can easily make the vinegar-set snack right at home. In fact, long before it was a trend, pickling was common practice for stopping foods (and not just cucumbers) from spoiling.

To start the pickling process, just toss any produce — we’re talking leftover celery, a half-eaten bag of carrots or whatever you have on hand — into a brine (aka salt and water). Let it sit overnight and it creates that crunchiness you know and love. In some cases, the food also ferments, meaning good bacteria forms. That’s the same process that occurs in buzzy foods like kombucha and kimchi, which offer a whole slew of health benefits, from providing probiotics and healthy enzymes to improving digestion and increasing energy.

So pick your favorite produce, stock up on some apple cider vinegar and pop open a mason jar to store your healthy snack, made right at home. Just follow these six recipes for tasty, crunchy combos.

RELATED: 21 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Want to Eat Every Day

Healthy Pickle Recipes with Veggies

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Quick Pickled Vegetable Variety

1. Quick Pickled Vegetables

No matter what veggie you choose — carrots, beets, green beans, you name it — this is a good recipe to jumpstart your pickling practice. It really only requires five main ingredients, plus water and the option for adding some dill and spices (which we do recommend!). Bring the liquid items to a boil, then pour over your produce. You can munch on them as soon as the next day. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Spiced Pickled Vegetable Variety

2. Spiced Pickled Vegetables

If you’re still a little suspicious of the whole pickling trend, you’re not alone. Teighan Gerard of Half-Baked Harvest notes on her blog she saw no reason to stray from baking, roasting or sautéing her vegetables until she realized just how easy it is create a flavorful jar of pickled vegetables, customized to your taste. In this recipe, she offers herbs and spices to add to your mix — plus the option to toss in red pepper flakes or chiles for a kick of heat. Photo and recipe: Teighan Gerard / Half-Baked Harvest

RELATED: 15 One-Pot Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinners

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Pickled Green Tomatoes

3. Pickled Green Tomatoes

Next time your tomatoes become less than ripe, slice them up for this tasty recipe. Toss in a salad, or add as the finishing touch atop a goat cheese crostini or homemade pizza. Pair them with sundried tomatoes for an extra bold flavor. Photo and recipe: Carla Azevdo Cooking

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Vietnamese Quick Pickles

4. Vietnamese Quick Pickles

These pickles are a match made in banh mi (the signature Vietnamese bread) heaven. But the combination of carrots, cucumbers and daikons also make a great side for any grain bowl or even as a simple snack. Photo and recipe: Liz Ingraham / Pumpkin & Peanut Butter

RELATED: 12 Delicious Asian-Inspired Recipes That Beat Takeout

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Mediterranean Cauliflower Pickles

5. Mediterranean Cauliflower Pickles

Featuring cauliflower, plus flavoring from lemons, basil, peppercorns and chili flakes, this brine perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean tastes. It has a nice strong kick to finish it off, too. Photo and recipe: Danielle / Fermented Food Lab

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Pickled Red Onions

6. Pickled Red Onions

Whether it’s atop a salad, sandwich or tacos, everyone can agree pickled red onions make anything better. Whip these up at home to make taco night feel like you’re dining out. Photo and recipe: Beth Moncel / Budget Bytes

Read More
14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes
9 Veggie-Packed Breakfast On-the-Go Recipes
30-Minute Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinner Ideas

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 6 Easy Ways to Make Pickled Vegetables at Home
When it comes to pickles, cucumbers don’t always have to be your main squeeze. You can make almost any veggie into that juicy, crunchy bite you crave. And the best part is you can easily make the vinegar-set snack right at home. In fact, long before it was a trend, pickling was common practice for stopping foods (and not just cucumbers) from spoiling. To start the pickling process, just toss any produce — we’re talking leftover celery, a half-eaten bag of carrots or whatever you have on hand — into a brine (aka salt and water). Let it sit overnight and it creates that crunchiness you know and love. In some cases, the food also ferments, meaning good bacteria forms. That’s the same process that occurs in buzzy foods like kombucha and kimchi, which offer a whole slew of health benefits, from providing probiotics and healthy enzymes to improving digestion and increasing energy. So pick your favorite produce, stock up on some apple cider vinegar and pop open a mason jar to store your healthy snack, made right at home. Just follow these six recipes for tasty, crunchy combos. RELATED: 21 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Want to Eat Every Day

Healthy Pickle Recipes with Veggies

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Quick Pickled Vegetable Variety

1. Quick Pickled Vegetables

No matter what veggie you choose — carrots, beets, green beans, you name it — this is a good recipe to jumpstart your pickling practice. It really only requires five main ingredients, plus water and the option for adding some dill and spices (which we do recommend!). Bring the liquid items to a boil, then pour over your produce. You can munch on them as soon as the next day. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Spiced Pickled Vegetable Variety

2. Spiced Pickled Vegetables

If you’re still a little suspicious of the whole pickling trend, you’re not alone. Teighan Gerard of Half-Baked Harvest notes on her blog she saw no reason to stray from baking, roasting or sautéing her vegetables until she realized just how easy it is create a flavorful jar of pickled vegetables, customized to your taste. In this recipe, she offers herbs and spices to add to your mix — plus the option to toss in red pepper flakes or chiles for a kick of heat. Photo and recipe: Teighan Gerard / Half-Baked Harvest RELATED: 15 One-Pot Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinners Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Pickled Green Tomatoes

3. Pickled Green Tomatoes

Next time your tomatoes become less than ripe, slice them up for this tasty recipe. Toss in a salad, or add as the finishing touch atop a goat cheese crostini or homemade pizza. Pair them with sundried tomatoes for an extra bold flavor. Photo and recipe: Carla Azevdo Cooking Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Vietnamese Quick Pickles

4. Vietnamese Quick Pickles

These pickles are a match made in banh mi (the signature Vietnamese bread) heaven. But the combination of carrots, cucumbers and daikons also make a great side for any grain bowl or even as a simple snack. Photo and recipe: Liz Ingraham / Pumpkin & Peanut Butter RELATED: 12 Delicious Asian-Inspired Recipes That Beat Takeout Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Mediterranean Cauliflower Pickles

5. Mediterranean Cauliflower Pickles

Featuring cauliflower, plus flavoring from lemons, basil, peppercorns and chili flakes, this brine perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean tastes. It has a nice strong kick to finish it off, too. Photo and recipe: Danielle / Fermented Food Lab Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Pickled Red Onions

6. Pickled Red Onions

Whether it’s atop a salad, sandwich or tacos, everyone can agree pickled red onions make anything better. Whip these up at home to make taco night feel like you’re dining out. Photo and recipe: Beth Moncel / Budget Bytes Read More 14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes 9 Veggie-Packed Breakfast On-the-Go Recipes 30-Minute Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinner Ideas

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Guilt-Free Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/matcha-chocolate-truffles-recipe/ Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:15:24 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63905 Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63908" align="alignnone" width="620"]Guilt-Free Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

What happens when you combine not one but two superfoods into a delicious treat? You get these matcha chocolate truffles! The green center of each truffle is made with just a handful of ingredients, including shredded unsweetened coconut, matcha and avocado, which lend them their creamy texture. On the outside is a rich dark chocolate coating for a decadent crunch. Make a batch of these truffles to give to friends this holiday season! This is one festive edible gift that everyone will enjoy.

RELATED: 17 Amazing Matcha Recipes You’ll Drool Over

Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Makes 25 truffles

Prep time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon matcha powder
1 medium avocado
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
150 grams dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the matcha, avocado, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup. Mash the avocado until it’s smooth and well combined with the other ingredients.
  2. Add in the shredded coconut and stir.
  3. Roll the mixture into 20-25 small balls. Place them on a tray and put them in the fridge to slightly harden.
  4. Put the chocolate in a bowl and microwave it for one-minute intervals until it has completely melted.
  5. Dip each truffle into the chocolate to coat and then place them back on the tray. Sprinkle the top of each chocolate truffle with a pinch of matcha and let them harden in the fridge.

[caption id="attachment_63909" align="alignnone" width="620"]Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny

For more bite-sized treats, try these dessert energy balls.

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Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63908" align="alignnone" width="620"]Guilt-Free Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption] What happens when you combine not one but two superfoods into a delicious treat? You get these matcha chocolate truffles! The green center of each truffle is made with just a handful of ingredients, including shredded unsweetened coconut, matcha and avocado, which lend them their creamy texture. On the outside is a rich dark chocolate coating for a decadent crunch. Make a batch of these truffles to give to friends this holiday season! This is one festive edible gift that everyone will enjoy. RELATED: 17 Amazing Matcha Recipes You’ll Drool Over

Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Makes 25 truffles Prep time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon matcha powder 1 medium avocado 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 150 grams dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the matcha, avocado, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup. Mash the avocado until it’s smooth and well combined with the other ingredients.
  2. Add in the shredded coconut and stir.
  3. Roll the mixture into 20-25 small balls. Place them on a tray and put them in the fridge to slightly harden.
  4. Put the chocolate in a bowl and microwave it for one-minute intervals until it has completely melted.
  5. Dip each truffle into the chocolate to coat and then place them back on the tray. Sprinkle the top of each chocolate truffle with a pinch of matcha and let them harden in the fridge.
[caption id="attachment_63909" align="alignnone" width="620"]Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny

For more bite-sized treats, try these dessert energy balls.

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13 Healthy Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/holiday-handmade-gift-ideas/ Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:15:29 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63521 13 Healthy Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

13 Healthy Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

‘Tis the season for giving, and there’s no gift that keeps on giving like one that’s made with love and care. These healthy edible gifts will nourish with superfood ingredients, like Macadamia nuts, dark chocolate, goji berries and anti-inflammatory spices, while still feeling like a decadent treat. Whether you’re looking to gift a Paleo foodie friend, the vegan hostess with the mostest, or a co-worker who’s on a vanilla kick, we have something for every Secret Santa and white elephant on your list. Just make sure you know who’s nutty or spice! Check out these tasty handmade gift ideas.

RELATED: 11 Super-Easy Mason Jar Recipes for DIY Gifts

13 Heartwarming Handmade Gift Ideas

Handmade Gift Ideas: All-Natural Homemade Limoncello

1. Healthier Homemade Limoncello

When life gives you lemons…make limoncello! This classic Italian drink is perfect for infusing some holiday cheer in the dark days of winter. To prepare this yuletide drink, steep lemon peel in grain alcohol for at least 20 days before sweetening it with low-glycemic agave nectar and zero-calorie Stevia extract. Traditionally, limoncello is a post-dinner aperitif to help with digestion and served chilled. Photo and recipe: Jessica / Desserts with Benefits

RELATED: 7 Skinny Sangria Recipes to Make Happy Hour Sweeter

Handmade Gift Ideas: Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Star Cookies

2. Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Star Cookies

Attending a cookie swap? Bake a batch of these festive star cookies, made with ground almonds, vanilla powder, coconut sugar and cinnamon. The vegan-friendly treats also feature maple syrup to keep them moist and give them heartwarming flavor. Chia seeds substitute eggs to help bind the dry ingredients. We can’t think of a healthier handmade gift idea to wish for! Photo and recipe: Lynn Hoefer / Heavlynn Healthy

Handmade Gift Ideas: Paleo Cookie Mix in a Jar

3. Paleo Cookie Mix in a Jar

If Santa decided to go Paleo one day, he would approve of this gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix. A blend of almond meal and coconut flour boosts the cookies with healthy fats, protein and fiber, while infusing it with a sweet, nutty flavor. When it comes time to bake, all your gift recipient needs to do is add coconut oil and water. Prepare several batches a few days in advance of gifting and decorate the jars with ribbons and stickers. Enlist the help of your elves (aka your little ones). They’ll love to get on Santa’s “good” list! Photo and recipe: Megan Gilmore / Detoxinista

RELATED: 14 Holiday Cookie Recipes Under 100 Calories

Handmade Gift Ideas: Superfood Dark Chocolate

4. Superfood Chocolate Bark

Charlie Brown on Christmas once said, “All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” We couldn’t agree more. In fact, we bet this dark chocolate bark will cure all holiday blues. Packed with goji berries, orange zest and mulberries, the tantalizing flavors will turn every Scrooge into a glowing Rudolph the Reindeer. Photo and recipe: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped

Handmade Gift Ideas: 10-Spice Mix

5. 10-Spice Mix Gift Jars

Spice mixes are expensive, so when you can save a friend major bucks and give them flavorful meals for life, it can only mean good karma. This Oh She Glows recipe calls for smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano, onion powder, dried basil, dried thyme, salt and pepper. Store the spice mix in mini tea jars, tied with a bow. ‘Tis the seasoning! Photo and recipe: Angela Liddon / Oh She Glows

Handmade Gift Ideas: Homemade Vanilla Extract

6. Homemade Vanilla Extract

As the flavor base of many dishes, from desserts to overnight oats, a little vanilla goes a long way. And this small gift will, too. Simply cut vanilla beans in half and place them in each jar. Funnel in vodka, bourbon or your choice of alcohol and let the mixture sit for at least two weeks. Be sure to shake the jars occasionally. On the day of your party, hand these mini favors out to guests. Photo and recipe: Natasha Kravchuk / Natasha’s Kitchen

RELATED: 8 Healthier Hanukkah Recipes

Handmade Gift Ideas: Whole-Wheat Jelly Donuts

7. Baked Whole-Wheat Jelly Donuts

Latkes aren’t the only foods you can bring to a Hanukkah feast, though we love a potato pancake or two. These whole-wheat jelly donuts are a healthier take on sufganiyot (Jewish donuts), which are deep-fried in oil. Instead of frying them, this recipe blogger lightly brushes the donuts with coconut oil and then bakes them in the oven for eight to 10 minutes. Fill the donuts with a little jelly and finish off with a dusting of powdered sugar. Photo and recipe: Neta / Neta Cooks

Handmade Gift Ideas: Cranberry Holiday Jam

8. Cranberry Holiday Jam

Cranberries and pears are totally our jam, especially during the holidays. Seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest, this fruity spread is great with whole-grain muffins, oatmeal and just about anything a morning Grinch desires. Photo and recipe: Foolproof Preserving / Daniel J. van Ackere

Handmade Gift Ideas: Spiced Holiday Nuts

9. Spiced Holiday Nuts

Making spiced nuts at home is way easier and faster than making a shopping trip to a crowded mall to buy boxes of chocolate. In this simple recipe, you place nuts in a slow cooker with the spices and other ingredients. Let the nuts cook for about two hours, or until they're dry and the moisture from the spicy-and-sweet mixture are absorbed. Photo and recipe: Kelly Smith / The Nourishing Home

Handmade Gift Ideas: Peppermint Bark Popcorn

10. 5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark Popcorn with Toasted Coconut

If you’re looking for healthy party finger foods, popcorn makes a delicious whole-grain snack. The combination of toasted coconut, sea salt, dark chocolate and crushed candy cane will satisfy salty and sweet cravings with one handful. Prepare a big batch and wrap it in some parchment paper in a festive tin. Photo and recipe: Lisa Lin / Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Handmade Gift Ideas: Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

11. Healthy Cookie Dough in a Mason Jar

This healthy dessert is made for the nutrition-conscious eater with a sweet tooth and a weakness for cookie dough. The good news is you just need five ingredients to prepare the mix: oat flour, salt, cinnamon, pecans and dark chocolate chips. In a note attached to the jar, remind your recipient to mix the dry ingredients with a banana, peanut butter and honey. Photo and recipe: Kylie Mitchell / Imma Eat That

RELATED: 12 Healthier Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Handmade Gift Ideas: Holiday Chai Cranberry Nut Loaf

12. Holiday Chai Cranberry Nut Loaf Cake

When you combine the delicious spices of chai tea with dried cranberries and nuts, you get this heartwarming loaf. The comforting aroma of the spices is sure to ease the stress of the party planning for a busy hostess. Wrap it in parchment paper and tie it with a festive ribbon and poinsettia for a jolly touch. Photo and recipe: Ella Leche / Pure Ella

Handmade Gift Ideas: Flavored Salts

13. Flavored Salts

You don’t have to be a foodie to appreciate this set of three flavored salts, which can also be individual stocking stuffers. Red wine sea salt pairs well with steak and veggies, while the rosemary lemon sea salt tastes great with baked chicken and fish. For someone who likes to kick the flavor up a bit, consider the Sriracha lime salt. Photo and recipe: Meredith Steele / Steele House Kitchen

Read More
9 Ways to Fight Holiday Bloat (and Still Enjoy Your Eggnog)
The Best DIY Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers
12 Vegan Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

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13 Healthy Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

13 Healthy Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

‘Tis the season for giving, and there’s no gift that keeps on giving like one that’s made with love and care. These healthy edible gifts will nourish with superfood ingredients, like Macadamia nuts, dark chocolate, goji berries and anti-inflammatory spices, while still feeling like a decadent treat. Whether you’re looking to gift a Paleo foodie friend, the vegan hostess with the mostest, or a co-worker who’s on a vanilla kick, we have something for every Secret Santa and white elephant on your list. Just make sure you know who’s nutty or spice! Check out these tasty handmade gift ideas.

RELATED: 11 Super-Easy Mason Jar Recipes for DIY Gifts

13 Heartwarming Handmade Gift Ideas

Handmade Gift Ideas: All-Natural Homemade Limoncello

1. Healthier Homemade Limoncello

When life gives you lemons…make limoncello! This classic Italian drink is perfect for infusing some holiday cheer in the dark days of winter. To prepare this yuletide drink, steep lemon peel in grain alcohol for at least 20 days before sweetening it with low-glycemic agave nectar and zero-calorie Stevia extract. Traditionally, limoncello is a post-dinner aperitif to help with digestion and served chilled. Photo and recipe: Jessica / Desserts with Benefits

RELATED: 7 Skinny Sangria Recipes to Make Happy Hour Sweeter

Handmade Gift Ideas: Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Star Cookies

2. Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Star Cookies

Attending a cookie swap? Bake a batch of these festive star cookies, made with ground almonds, vanilla powder, coconut sugar and cinnamon. The vegan-friendly treats also feature maple syrup to keep them moist and give them heartwarming flavor. Chia seeds substitute eggs to help bind the dry ingredients. We can’t think of a healthier handmade gift idea to wish for! Photo and recipe: Lynn Hoefer / Heavlynn Healthy

Handmade Gift Ideas: Paleo Cookie Mix in a Jar

3. Paleo Cookie Mix in a Jar

If Santa decided to go Paleo one day, he would approve of this gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix. A blend of almond meal and coconut flour boosts the cookies with healthy fats, protein and fiber, while infusing it with a sweet, nutty flavor. When it comes time to bake, all your gift recipient needs to do is add coconut oil and water. Prepare several batches a few days in advance of gifting and decorate the jars with ribbons and stickers. Enlist the help of your elves (aka your little ones). They’ll love to get on Santa’s “good” list! Photo and recipe: Megan Gilmore / Detoxinista

RELATED: 14 Holiday Cookie Recipes Under 100 Calories

Handmade Gift Ideas: Superfood Dark Chocolate

4. Superfood Chocolate Bark

Charlie Brown on Christmas once said, “All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” We couldn’t agree more. In fact, we bet this dark chocolate bark will cure all holiday blues. Packed with goji berries, orange zest and mulberries, the tantalizing flavors will turn every Scrooge into a glowing Rudolph the Reindeer. Photo and recipe: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped

Handmade Gift Ideas: 10-Spice Mix

5. 10-Spice Mix Gift Jars

Spice mixes are expensive, so when you can save a friend major bucks and give them flavorful meals for life, it can only mean good karma. This Oh She Glows recipe calls for smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano, onion powder, dried basil, dried thyme, salt and pepper. Store the spice mix in mini tea jars, tied with a bow. ‘Tis the seasoning! Photo and recipe: Angela Liddon / Oh She Glows

Handmade Gift Ideas: Homemade Vanilla Extract

6. Homemade Vanilla Extract

As the flavor base of many dishes, from desserts to overnight oats, a little vanilla goes a long way. And this small gift will, too. Simply cut vanilla beans in half and place them in each jar. Funnel in vodka, bourbon or your choice of alcohol and let the mixture sit for at least two weeks. Be sure to shake the jars occasionally. On the day of your party, hand these mini favors out to guests. Photo and recipe: Natasha Kravchuk / Natasha’s Kitchen

RELATED: 8 Healthier Hanukkah Recipes

Handmade Gift Ideas: Whole-Wheat Jelly Donuts

7. Baked Whole-Wheat Jelly Donuts

Latkes aren’t the only foods you can bring to a Hanukkah feast, though we love a potato pancake or two. These whole-wheat jelly donuts are a healthier take on sufganiyot (Jewish donuts), which are deep-fried in oil. Instead of frying them, this recipe blogger lightly brushes the donuts with coconut oil and then bakes them in the oven for eight to 10 minutes. Fill the donuts with a little jelly and finish off with a dusting of powdered sugar. Photo and recipe: Neta / Neta Cooks

Handmade Gift Ideas: Cranberry Holiday Jam

8. Cranberry Holiday Jam

Cranberries and pears are totally our jam, especially during the holidays. Seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest, this fruity spread is great with whole-grain muffins, oatmeal and just about anything a morning Grinch desires. Photo and recipe: Foolproof Preserving / Daniel J. van Ackere

Handmade Gift Ideas: Spiced Holiday Nuts

9. Spiced Holiday Nuts

Making spiced nuts at home is way easier and faster than making a shopping trip to a crowded mall to buy boxes of chocolate. In this simple recipe, you place nuts in a slow cooker with the spices and other ingredients. Let the nuts cook for about two hours, or until they're dry and the moisture from the spicy-and-sweet mixture are absorbed. Photo and recipe: Kelly Smith / The Nourishing Home

Handmade Gift Ideas: Peppermint Bark Popcorn

10. 5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark Popcorn with Toasted Coconut

If you’re looking for healthy party finger foods, popcorn makes a delicious whole-grain snack. The combination of toasted coconut, sea salt, dark chocolate and crushed candy cane will satisfy salty and sweet cravings with one handful. Prepare a big batch and wrap it in some parchment paper in a festive tin. Photo and recipe: Lisa Lin / Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Handmade Gift Ideas: Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

11. Healthy Cookie Dough in a Mason Jar

This healthy dessert is made for the nutrition-conscious eater with a sweet tooth and a weakness for cookie dough. The good news is you just need five ingredients to prepare the mix: oat flour, salt, cinnamon, pecans and dark chocolate chips. In a note attached to the jar, remind your recipient to mix the dry ingredients with a banana, peanut butter and honey. Photo and recipe: Kylie Mitchell / Imma Eat That

RELATED: 12 Healthier Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Handmade Gift Ideas: Holiday Chai Cranberry Nut Loaf

12. Holiday Chai Cranberry Nut Loaf Cake

When you combine the delicious spices of chai tea with dried cranberries and nuts, you get this heartwarming loaf. The comforting aroma of the spices is sure to ease the stress of the party planning for a busy hostess. Wrap it in parchment paper and tie it with a festive ribbon and poinsettia for a jolly touch. Photo and recipe: Ella Leche / Pure Ella

Handmade Gift Ideas: Flavored Salts

13. Flavored Salts

You don’t have to be a foodie to appreciate this set of three flavored salts, which can also be individual stocking stuffers. Red wine sea salt pairs well with steak and veggies, while the rosemary lemon sea salt tastes great with baked chicken and fish. For someone who likes to kick the flavor up a bit, consider the Sriracha lime salt. Photo and recipe: Meredith Steele / Steele House Kitchen

Read More 9 Ways to Fight Holiday Bloat (and Still Enjoy Your Eggnog) The Best DIY Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers 12 Vegan Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

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3-Ingredient Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/vegan-matcha-latte-recipe/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:15:45 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63613 Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63615" align="alignnone" width="620"]3-Ingredient Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

Matcha lattes are taking over coffee shops, and don’t show any signs of stopping. The antioxidant-rich, green-hued drink makes it a cheery drink for the holidays — and every day. But if you want to curb your latte-spending addiction and avoid hidden sugars in cafe drinks, this matcha latte takes less than five minutes to make and requires just three ingredients. Although matcha has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, it'll energize you — without those java jitters. Matcha also contains L-theanine, which has been shown to promote relaxation and combats stress. Win-win!

RELATED: 17 Amazing Matcha Recipes You’ll Drool Over

3-Ingredient Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe

Makes 1 serving

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 teaspoon matcha powder
2 drops liquid stevia
1 tablespoon hot water
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. In a coffee mug, combine matcha powder, stevia and water. Using a bamboo or metal whisk, mix the powder until it has completely dissolved.
  2. Pour the almond milk into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  3. With the metal whisk or a handheld milk frother, whisk the almond milk into a nice froth. Alternatively, you can also steam the almond milk using your espresso machine.
  4. Pour the almond milk into the mug and stir. Enjoy!

[caption id="attachment_63616" align="alignnone" width="620"]3-Ingredient Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny

Want to step up your latte game? Get more delicious superfood latte recipes here.

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Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63615" align="alignnone" width="620"]3-Ingredient Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption] Matcha lattes are taking over coffee shops, and don’t show any signs of stopping. The antioxidant-rich, green-hued drink makes it a cheery drink for the holidays — and every day. But if you want to curb your latte-spending addiction and avoid hidden sugars in cafe drinks, this matcha latte takes less than five minutes to make and requires just three ingredients. Although matcha has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, it'll energize you — without those java jitters. Matcha also contains L-theanine, which has been shown to promote relaxation and combats stress. Win-win! RELATED: 17 Amazing Matcha Recipes You’ll Drool Over

3-Ingredient Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe

Makes 1 serving Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 teaspoon matcha powder 2 drops liquid stevia 1 tablespoon hot water 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. In a coffee mug, combine matcha powder, stevia and water. Using a bamboo or metal whisk, mix the powder until it has completely dissolved.
  2. Pour the almond milk into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  3. With the metal whisk or a handheld milk frother, whisk the almond milk into a nice froth. Alternatively, you can also steam the almond milk using your espresso machine.
  4. Pour the almond milk into the mug and stir. Enjoy!
[caption id="attachment_63616" align="alignnone" width="620"]3-Ingredient Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

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Gluten-Free Acorn Squash Stuffing Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/gluten-free-acorn-squash-stuffing-recipe/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:15:03 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63517 Gluten-Free Acorn Squash Stuffing Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63591" align="alignnone" width="620"]Gluten-Free Acorn Squash Stuffing Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for anyone on a restrictive diet, since just about every comfort food dish on the menu has meat, butter, cream or gluten. But this delicious stuffing recipe is the exception the rule. Made with gluten-free bread, mushrooms, dried cranberries and loads of herbs, the stuffing is the perfect choice for guests who are gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan. Moist in the middle with a crunchy crust, it might just outshine the turkey itself. Serve this dish as a Thanksgiving side and top with gravy or cranberry sauce!

RELATED: 17 Quick and Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Gluten-Free Acorn Squash Stuffing Recipe

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 1 hour

Ingredients

2 acorn squash
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 sticks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
7 ounces chestnut mushrooms, diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups stale gluten-free bread cubes (if the bread is fresh, bake it in the oven for 15 minutes)
1 cup vegetable stock
2 teaspoons fresh sage, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut the acorn squash in half, scoop out the seeds and drizzle the insides of each with olive oil.
  3. In a skillet, heat one teaspoon of olive oil on medium, and then add the diced onions, celery, garlic and mushrooms. Season them with salt and pepper. Sauté the veggies for approximately 10 minutes until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms have softened.
  4. Add the bread cubes to a bowl along with the cooked veggies, vegetable stock, herbs and dried cranberries. Stir them until well combined.
  5. Place the acorn halves on a baking dish and fill each with the stuffing mixture.
  6. Cover the entire baking dish in tin foil and bake them in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the flesh of the squash is tender. Remove the tin foil and bake for a few more minutes uncovered until the top of the stuffing is golden in color. Sprinkle each acorn half with the chopped parsley before serving.

The Skinny

Want more delicious squash recipes? Try these flavorful butternut squash recipes.

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Gluten-Free Acorn Squash Stuffing Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63591" align="alignnone" width="620"]Gluten-Free Acorn Squash Stuffing Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for anyone on a restrictive diet, since just about every comfort food dish on the menu has meat, butter, cream or gluten. But this delicious stuffing recipe is the exception the rule. Made with gluten-free bread, mushrooms, dried cranberries and loads of herbs, the stuffing is the perfect choice for guests who are gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan. Moist in the middle with a crunchy crust, it might just outshine the turkey itself. Serve this dish as a Thanksgiving side and top with gravy or cranberry sauce!

RELATED: 17 Quick and Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Gluten-Free Acorn Squash Stuffing Recipe

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 1 hour

Ingredients

2 acorn squash 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 7 ounces chestnut mushrooms, diced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 cups stale gluten-free bread cubes (if the bread is fresh, bake it in the oven for 15 minutes) 1 cup vegetable stock 2 teaspoons fresh sage, finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut the acorn squash in half, scoop out the seeds and drizzle the insides of each with olive oil.
  3. In a skillet, heat one teaspoon of olive oil on medium, and then add the diced onions, celery, garlic and mushrooms. Season them with salt and pepper. Sauté the veggies for approximately 10 minutes until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms have softened.
  4. Add the bread cubes to a bowl along with the cooked veggies, vegetable stock, herbs and dried cranberries. Stir them until well combined.
  5. Place the acorn halves on a baking dish and fill each with the stuffing mixture.
  6. Cover the entire baking dish in tin foil and bake them in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the flesh of the squash is tender. Remove the tin foil and bake for a few more minutes uncovered until the top of the stuffing is golden in color. Sprinkle each acorn half with the chopped parsley before serving.

The Skinny

Want more delicious squash recipes? Try these flavorful butternut squash recipes.

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Better Than Cheddar: 6 Vegan Cheese Swaps http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/best-vegan-cheese-substitutes/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:15:44 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63406 Better Than Cheddar: 6 Vegan Cheese Swaps

The 6 Best Vegan Cheese Substitutes to Make at Home

When you’re contemplating going vegan or converting to the dairy-free life, you can’t help think, “But what about pizza?” Well, thanks to the invention of vegan cheese, you can have your pie — and wine and cheese — any day of the week.

Vegan cheese is usually made from nuts and seeds, like cashews and walnuts, plus a combination of spices, herbs and nutritional yeast. Some vegan cheeses are also made with aquafaba (the liquid inside canned chickpeas) and tofu. McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN, dietitian and founder of Nutrition Stripped, says, “Most have similar benefits and nutritional makeups since they’re made from nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds provide an array of minerals, fiber, healthy fat and protein,” she explains.

Even if you aren’t dairy-free, vegan cheese is a great alternative for cutting back on saturated fat and calories. But it’s important to read the label. “Keep it simple and look out for added sugars or oils,” Hill says. “It’s best to opt for one that has limited amounts or none of those ingredients.” Here are our picks to live your best dairy-free life — with some semblance of the gooey, stretchy, scrumptious stuff.

RELATED: Your Cheat Sheet to Vegan Protein Powders

The 6 Best Vegan Cheeses to Make at Home

[caption id="attachment_63453" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Crunchy Cucumber Rolls with Herb Cheese Recipe Photo: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped[/caption]

1. For ricotta cheese…swap in almond cheese.

Almonds are the perfect swap for creamy cheeses like ricotta, cream cheese or goat cheese. Almonds have a subtle nutty flavor, which plays well with a variety of spices and herbs. “I use almond ricotta cheese in lasagnas, on top of pasta or even as a spread for sandwiches,” Hill says. To make almond ricotta cheese yourself, soak one cup of almonds in water for at least an hour. Then add to a high-speed blender, along with a quarter-cup of water, some lemon juice and ground black pepper and salt. You can enhance the flavor by adding other ingredients, like Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast and minced garlic. For a store-bought version, Hill recommends Kite Hill.

RELATED: 12 Genius Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

[caption id="attachment_63427" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Classic Cashew Cream Cheese Recipe Photo: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped[/caption]

2. For Brie…swap in cashew cheese.

While it’s hard to find the complex taste and texture of Brie in vegan cheese, Hill says the thickness of cashew cheese is a good substitute. Cashew’s buttery, indulgent quality makes it a great match for Brie. Just remember to stick to portion sizes because it’s calorie-dense. In her classic cashew cheese recipe, she blends cashews with nutritional yeast, white wine or apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard and sea salt. A staple of vegan dishes, nutritional yeast is rich in B vitamins and protein, minus the saturated fat. Plus, it boasts a savory flavor that can mimic everything from cheddar to chicken soup.

[caption id="attachment_63462" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Hemp Seed Crumble Recipe Photo: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped[/caption]

3. For Parmesan…swap in hemp seed crumble cheese.

A small sprinkle of grated Parmesan can go a long way in everything from pastas to soups. Parmesan is a hard cheese with sharp fruity and nutty flavors and a course texture. To get the same effect, Hill’s hemp seed crumble recipe includes walnuts, hemp seeds, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic and sea salt. Toss the garlicky, seedy mixture into salads, use it to coat tofu or tempeh, or sprinkle over baked pasta for a nice crunch. It’s nutritious, too: Walnuts and hemp seeds deliver protein, fiber and a big dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

RELATED: The Pegan Diet: Should You Try this Paleo-Vegan Hybrid?

[caption id="attachment_63454" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Herb and Garlic Vegan Cheese Recipe Photo: Dana Schultz / Minimalist Baker[/caption]

4. For blue cheese…swap in garlic and herb cashew cheese.

Whether you prefer sharp and nutty flavors of Gorgonzola or the spiciness of Stilton, there are many varieties of blue cheese to perk up your dishes. And this garlic and herb vegan cheese from Minimalist Baker is a close match. The use of garlic powder, nutritional yeast and fresh minced dill gives this cashew cheese the “moldy” look and a prominent taste similar to Roquefort blue cheese. Serve with crudité and whole-grain crackers for a delicious wine and faux-cheese spread.

[caption id="attachment_63457" align="alignnone" width="620"]The 6 Best Vegan Cheese Substitutes: Daiya Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Photo: Twenty20[/caption]

5. For mozzarella…swap in Daiya cheese.

The stringiness and mouthwatering texture of mozzarella can be hard to replicate at home. That’s why we recommend seeking out a store-bought, dairy-free cheese like Daiya. Made with tapioca starch, arrowroot, coconut oil and potato protein isolate, Daiya’s shredded, dairy-free mozzarella is perfect for making pizzas, tacos, quesadillas and salads. Tapioca, which comes from the root vegetable cassava, is used as a thickening agent in many foods, including vegan cheese. It lends vegan cheese that same hearty texture, but it’s easier to digest. Did we mention it actually melts and stretches?

RELATED: 13 Drool-Worthy Breakfast Pizza Recipes

[caption id="attachment_63458" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Vegan Kimchi Queso Recipe Photo: Alyssa Rimmer / Simply Quinoa[/caption]

6. For queso…swap in vegan kimchi queso.

Queso cheese dip is a Mexican food favorite that usually has a combination of cheeses, including Velveeta or American cheese and pepper jack cheese. To give it that spicy flair, it’s usually seasoned with chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika. This vegan kimchi queso recipe from Simply Quinoa calls for cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, Sriracha, smoked paprika, tapioca starch and, yes, kimchi. Cashews give this cheese its creamy texture, while Sriracha adds bold flavor. Bonus health benefits: The addition of kimchi, which is packed with probiotics, makes it extra gut-friendly, too.

Read More
Aquafaba: The Vegan Egg Substitute Hiding in Your Pantry
13 Vegan Breakfast Recipes You’ll Want Every Morning
9 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Meatless Monday

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Better Than Cheddar: 6 Vegan Cheese Swaps

The 6 Best Vegan Cheese Substitutes to Make at Home
When you’re contemplating going vegan or converting to the dairy-free life, you can’t help think, “But what about pizza?” Well, thanks to the invention of vegan cheese, you can have your pie — and wine and cheese — any day of the week. Vegan cheese is usually made from nuts and seeds, like cashews and walnuts, plus a combination of spices, herbs and nutritional yeast. Some vegan cheeses are also made with aquafaba (the liquid inside canned chickpeas) and tofu. McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN, dietitian and founder of Nutrition Stripped, says, “Most have similar benefits and nutritional makeups since they’re made from nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds provide an array of minerals, fiber, healthy fat and protein,” she explains. Even if you aren’t dairy-free, vegan cheese is a great alternative for cutting back on saturated fat and calories. But it’s important to read the label. “Keep it simple and look out for added sugars or oils,” Hill says. “It’s best to opt for one that has limited amounts or none of those ingredients.” Here are our picks to live your best dairy-free life — with some semblance of the gooey, stretchy, scrumptious stuff. RELATED: Your Cheat Sheet to Vegan Protein Powders

The 6 Best Vegan Cheeses to Make at Home

[caption id="attachment_63453" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Crunchy Cucumber Rolls with Herb Cheese Recipe Photo: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped[/caption]

1. For ricotta cheese…swap in almond cheese.

Almonds are the perfect swap for creamy cheeses like ricotta, cream cheese or goat cheese. Almonds have a subtle nutty flavor, which plays well with a variety of spices and herbs. “I use almond ricotta cheese in lasagnas, on top of pasta or even as a spread for sandwiches,” Hill says. To make almond ricotta cheese yourself, soak one cup of almonds in water for at least an hour. Then add to a high-speed blender, along with a quarter-cup of water, some lemon juice and ground black pepper and salt. You can enhance the flavor by adding other ingredients, like Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast and minced garlic. For a store-bought version, Hill recommends Kite Hill. RELATED: 12 Genius Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time [caption id="attachment_63427" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Classic Cashew Cream Cheese Recipe Photo: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped[/caption]

2. For Brie…swap in cashew cheese.

While it’s hard to find the complex taste and texture of Brie in vegan cheese, Hill says the thickness of cashew cheese is a good substitute. Cashew’s buttery, indulgent quality makes it a great match for Brie. Just remember to stick to portion sizes because it’s calorie-dense. In her classic cashew cheese recipe, she blends cashews with nutritional yeast, white wine or apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard and sea salt. A staple of vegan dishes, nutritional yeast is rich in B vitamins and protein, minus the saturated fat. Plus, it boasts a savory flavor that can mimic everything from cheddar to chicken soup. [caption id="attachment_63462" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Hemp Seed Crumble Recipe Photo: McKel Hill / Nutrition Stripped[/caption]

3. For Parmesan…swap in hemp seed crumble cheese.

A small sprinkle of grated Parmesan can go a long way in everything from pastas to soups. Parmesan is a hard cheese with sharp fruity and nutty flavors and a course texture. To get the same effect, Hill’s hemp seed crumble recipe includes walnuts, hemp seeds, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic and sea salt. Toss the garlicky, seedy mixture into salads, use it to coat tofu or tempeh, or sprinkle over baked pasta for a nice crunch. It’s nutritious, too: Walnuts and hemp seeds deliver protein, fiber and a big dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. RELATED: The Pegan Diet: Should You Try this Paleo-Vegan Hybrid? [caption id="attachment_63454" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Herb and Garlic Vegan Cheese Recipe Photo: Dana Schultz / Minimalist Baker[/caption]

4. For blue cheese…swap in garlic and herb cashew cheese.

Whether you prefer sharp and nutty flavors of Gorgonzola or the spiciness of Stilton, there are many varieties of blue cheese to perk up your dishes. And this garlic and herb vegan cheese from Minimalist Baker is a close match. The use of garlic powder, nutritional yeast and fresh minced dill gives this cashew cheese the “moldy” look and a prominent taste similar to Roquefort blue cheese. Serve with crudité and whole-grain crackers for a delicious wine and faux-cheese spread. [caption id="attachment_63457" align="alignnone" width="620"]The 6 Best Vegan Cheese Substitutes: Daiya Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Photo: Twenty20[/caption]

5. For mozzarella…swap in Daiya cheese.

The stringiness and mouthwatering texture of mozzarella can be hard to replicate at home. That’s why we recommend seeking out a store-bought, dairy-free cheese like Daiya. Made with tapioca starch, arrowroot, coconut oil and potato protein isolate, Daiya’s shredded, dairy-free mozzarella is perfect for making pizzas, tacos, quesadillas and salads. Tapioca, which comes from the root vegetable cassava, is used as a thickening agent in many foods, including vegan cheese. It lends vegan cheese that same hearty texture, but it’s easier to digest. Did we mention it actually melts and stretches? RELATED: 13 Drool-Worthy Breakfast Pizza Recipes [caption id="attachment_63458" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cheese Recipes: Vegan Kimchi Queso Recipe Photo: Alyssa Rimmer / Simply Quinoa[/caption]

6. For queso…swap in vegan kimchi queso.

Queso cheese dip is a Mexican food favorite that usually has a combination of cheeses, including Velveeta or American cheese and pepper jack cheese. To give it that spicy flair, it’s usually seasoned with chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika. This vegan kimchi queso recipe from Simply Quinoa calls for cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, Sriracha, smoked paprika, tapioca starch and, yes, kimchi. Cashews give this cheese its creamy texture, while Sriracha adds bold flavor. Bonus health benefits: The addition of kimchi, which is packed with probiotics, makes it extra gut-friendly, too. Read More Aquafaba: The Vegan Egg Substitute Hiding in Your Pantry 13 Vegan Breakfast Recipes You’ll Want Every Morning 9 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Meatless Monday

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Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/vegan-no-bake-pumpkin-cheesecake-recipe/ Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:15:14 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63389 Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63390" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe Photo: Alyssa and Maria Tosoni / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

This holiday season, whipping up a pumpkin dessert just got easier and healthier. In this vegan-friendly pumpkin cheesecake recipe, we keep the crust gluten-free with pecans, almond flour and dates. And the secret to preparing the deliciously smooth pumpkin filling? Vegan cream cheese (such as cashew or almond cream cheese). Warm fall spices, like pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, enhance the flavor of the dessert, so you don’t need much sweetener. The best part: There’s no baking at all, so you can save more room in the oven for the turkey and other sides. Your vegan and Paleo guests aren’t the only ones that’ll thank you for this guilt-free treat. Even your dairy-eating friends will love it, too!

RELATED: 7 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes Under 200 Calories

Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients

For the crust:
3/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 heaping cup soft pitted dates
Dash of sea salt

For the filling: 
8 ounces vegan cream cheese (such as Kite Hill) or cashew cream cheese (see below)
1 (15-ounce) can organic pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar

For the topping:
1 can organic coconut cream

Instructions

  1. Add the pecans, almond flour and cinnamon to a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse the mixture a few times until the pecans are broken down.
  2. Add the coconut oil, dates and sea salt, and process the ingredients until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Grease the bottom of a seven-inch springform pan, and then press the dough into the bottom of the pan until it’s even.
  4. Rinse out the blender and add all of the filling ingredients. Blend the ingredients on low until they’re well-combined.
  5. Pour the filling into the pan, cover and set it in the freezer for at least three hours.
  6. Allow the cheesecake to thaw slightly before serving. Top the cheesecake with dollops of coconut cream. Store leftovers in the freezer.

Cashew Cream Cheese Recipe

  1. Soak 1 1/2 cups of cashews in water for at least four hours.
  2. Drain the cashews and add them to a food processor or blender with two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of lemon juice and a dash of sea salt.
  3. Process the cashews until they’re smooth and creamy. Add a tablespoon of water if you need to thin it out.

[caption id="attachment_63393" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe Photo: Alyssa and Maria Tosoni / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny


Want more meal ideas for canned pumpkin? Check out these delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes.

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Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63390" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe Photo: Alyssa and Maria Tosoni / Life by Daily Burn[/caption] This holiday season, whipping up a pumpkin dessert just got easier and healthier. In this vegan-friendly pumpkin cheesecake recipe, we keep the crust gluten-free with pecans, almond flour and dates. And the secret to preparing the deliciously smooth pumpkin filling? Vegan cream cheese (such as cashew or almond cream cheese). Warm fall spices, like pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, enhance the flavor of the dessert, so you don’t need much sweetener. The best part: There’s no baking at all, so you can save more room in the oven for the turkey and other sides. Your vegan and Paleo guests aren’t the only ones that’ll thank you for this guilt-free treat. Even your dairy-eating friends will love it, too! RELATED: 7 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes Under 200 Calories

Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients

For the crust: 3/4 cup pecans 1/4 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1/2 heaping cup soft pitted dates Dash of sea salt

For the filling:  8 ounces vegan cream cheese (such as Kite Hill) or cashew cream cheese (see below) 1 (15-ounce) can organic pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar

For the topping: 1 can organic coconut cream

Instructions

  1. Add the pecans, almond flour and cinnamon to a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse the mixture a few times until the pecans are broken down.
  2. Add the coconut oil, dates and sea salt, and process the ingredients until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Grease the bottom of a seven-inch springform pan, and then press the dough into the bottom of the pan until it’s even.
  4. Rinse out the blender and add all of the filling ingredients. Blend the ingredients on low until they’re well-combined.
  5. Pour the filling into the pan, cover and set it in the freezer for at least three hours.
  6. Allow the cheesecake to thaw slightly before serving. Top the cheesecake with dollops of coconut cream. Store leftovers in the freezer.

Cashew Cream Cheese Recipe

  1. Soak 1 1/2 cups of cashews in water for at least four hours.
  2. Drain the cashews and add them to a food processor or blender with two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of lemon juice and a dash of sea salt.
  3. Process the cashews until they’re smooth and creamy. Add a tablespoon of water if you need to thin it out.
[caption id="attachment_63393" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe Photo: Alyssa and Maria Tosoni / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny

Want more meal ideas for canned pumpkin? Check out these delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes.

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Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/baked-chickpea-pie-recipe/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:15:23 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63223 Baked Chickpea Pie with Onions Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63229" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie with Onions Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Rosalba Gioffre[/caption]

Recipe by Rosalba Gioffre, author of Vegano Italiano

Your Paleo and gluten-free dinner guests will appreciate this chickpea pie like no other. Baked to a thin, crunchy crust, this protein- and fiber-rich dish is made with simple, yet flavorful ingredients. All you need is chickpea flour, sweet red onions, fresh thyme and oil. It doesn’t get any easier than that. In Livorno, Italy, they put a piece of this pie on bread and call it Five and Five, because once upon a time, bread and chickpea pie used to cost five cents each. Perfect for the holiday dinners, baked chickpea pie is best when eaten piping hot.

RELATED: 10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie Recipe

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for pan
3 cups cold water
2 cups chickpea flour
Salt
2 sweet red onions
Leaves from a few sprigs of thyme
Peanut oil, for frying and the baking pan
Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a 9" by 13" baking pan.
  2. Slowly add the cold water to the chickpea flour to a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk to stop lumps from forming. Add the oil and a pinch of salt. Leave the mixture to rest for about an hour, allowing the foam that formed on the surface to dissolve.
  3. In the meantime, peel the onions and cut them into rings. Heat oil in a medium skillet and fry them in the hot oil until they’re golden brown.
  4. Remove the onions with a skimmer, leave them to dry on paper towels, and then sprinkle with some salt.
  5. Pour the chickpea flour mixture into the prepared baking pan, then layer the fried onion on top along with the thyme. Bake the pie until it turns a nice golden color. This will take around 25 minutes. Serve with a good sprinkle of pepper on top — it goes great. If you want to enhance this pie even more, add some pitted olives.

The Skinny
 

Want more holiday recipe inspiration? Bake up these healthier holiday cookies for family and friends.

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Baked Chickpea Pie with Onions Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63229" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie with Onions Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Rosalba Gioffre[/caption] Recipe by Rosalba Gioffre, author of Vegano Italiano Your Paleo and gluten-free dinner guests will appreciate this chickpea pie like no other. Baked to a thin, crunchy crust, this protein- and fiber-rich dish is made with simple, yet flavorful ingredients. All you need is chickpea flour, sweet red onions, fresh thyme and oil. It doesn’t get any easier than that. In Livorno, Italy, they put a piece of this pie on bread and call it Five and Five, because once upon a time, bread and chickpea pie used to cost five cents each. Perfect for the holiday dinners, baked chickpea pie is best when eaten piping hot. RELATED: 10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie Recipe

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for pan 3 cups cold water 2 cups chickpea flour Salt 2 sweet red onions Leaves from a few sprigs of thyme Peanut oil, for frying and the baking pan Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a 9" by 13" baking pan.
  2. Slowly add the cold water to the chickpea flour to a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk to stop lumps from forming. Add the oil and a pinch of salt. Leave the mixture to rest for about an hour, allowing the foam that formed on the surface to dissolve.
  3. In the meantime, peel the onions and cut them into rings. Heat oil in a medium skillet and fry them in the hot oil until they’re golden brown.
  4. Remove the onions with a skimmer, leave them to dry on paper towels, and then sprinkle with some salt.
  5. Pour the chickpea flour mixture into the prepared baking pan, then layer the fried onion on top along with the thyme. Bake the pie until it turns a nice golden color. This will take around 25 minutes. Serve with a good sprinkle of pepper on top — it goes great. If you want to enhance this pie even more, add some pitted olives.

The Skinny  

Want more holiday recipe inspiration? Bake up these healthier holiday cookies for family and friends.

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Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/pumpkin-spice-overnight-oats-recipe/ Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:15:53 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62935 Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Recipe

[caption id="attachment_62937" align="alignnone" width="620"]Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

What happens when you cross this season’s most in-demand coffee drink, the pumpkin spice latte, with pumpkin pie? You get a creamy and wholesome breakfast treat that’s packed with the rich, comforting flavors of fall. All you need is five minutes and six simple ingredients to make these overnight oats, which are great as an on-the-go breakfast. Vitamin A-packed pumpkin and fiber-rich oats combine to give you healthy and filling meal that’ll keep you satisfied all morning long. These oats will last up to four days in the fridge, so make a double batch and you can have breakfast for the week sorted, so easy!

RELATED: 10 Easy Overnight Oats Recipes to Make Now

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Recipe

Makes 2 jars

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2/3 cup pumpkin puree
2/3 cup almond milk
3/4 cup oats
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well combined.
  2. Divide the mixture between two jars or cups that are at least 250 ml in size.
  3. Cover the jars and place them in the fridge for a minimum of four hours, but ideally overnight. These oats can be stored in the fridge for up to four days.

The Skinny

For more delicious pumpkin recipes, check out these healthy dishes.

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Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Recipe

[caption id="attachment_62937" align="alignnone" width="620"]Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption] What happens when you cross this season’s most in-demand coffee drink, the pumpkin spice latte, with pumpkin pie? You get a creamy and wholesome breakfast treat that’s packed with the rich, comforting flavors of fall. All you need is five minutes and six simple ingredients to make these overnight oats, which are great as an on-the-go breakfast. Vitamin A-packed pumpkin and fiber-rich oats combine to give you healthy and filling meal that’ll keep you satisfied all morning long. These oats will last up to four days in the fridge, so make a double batch and you can have breakfast for the week sorted, so easy! RELATED: 10 Easy Overnight Oats Recipes to Make Now

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats Recipe

Makes 2 jars Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2/3 cup pumpkin puree 2/3 cup almond milk 3/4 cup oats 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well combined.
  2. Divide the mixture between two jars or cups that are at least 250 ml in size.
  3. Cover the jars and place them in the fridge for a minimum of four hours, but ideally overnight. These oats can be stored in the fridge for up to four days.

The Skinny

For more delicious pumpkin recipes, check out these healthy dishes.

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8 Low-Sugar Smoothies to Get a Veggie Boost http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/low-sugar-smoothies-veggies/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/low-sugar-smoothies-veggies/#respond Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:15:30 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62774 8 Low-Sugar Smoothies to Get a Veggie Boost

8 Low-Sugar Smoothies to Get a Veggie Boost

A smoothie sounds like a perfectly healthy snack, right? It can be, yes, but that blended beverage might be hiding way more sugar than you’d expect. Need proof? Combine some greens with a handful of cherries, a cup of juice, plus a spoonful (or two) of honey and all of a sudden you’re looking at 69 grams of sugar! That’s the equivalent of three slices of apple pie or a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola. And while fruit has natural sugars, sugar is sugar at the end of the day. To avoid the crash, sip on one of these veggie-packed, low-sugar smoothies instead.

RELATED: 13 Deliciously Refreshing Green Smoothie Recipes

8 Low-Sugar Smoothies to Get in More Veggies

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Spinach and Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

1. Spinach and Kiwi Smoothie

Sick of salads, but your fridge is overloaded with leafy greens? Toss them into this chia-laced smoothie. Kiwi and banana counteract any of the veggie bitterness, and a spoonful of granola offers just enough crunch to make this smoothie feel more like a meal. Photo and recipe: Lucy Baker / Turnip the Oven

RELATED: 13 Quick and Easy Smoothie Hacks

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Power Fuel Green Smoothie Recipe

2. Power Fuel Green Smoothie

Not only is this vegetable smoothie low in sugar, it’s also loaded with anti-inflammatory (apples), iron-rich (spinach) and hunger-slaying (coconut oil) ingredients. Note that green apples are lower in sugar than the red ones, but have enough sweetness to cut through the bitterness of greens. Pair this green monster with a hard-boiled egg or Greek yogurt for a well-balanced breakfast or post-workout snack. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Cotter / Cotter Crunch 

RELATED: The 7 Best Post-Workout Smoothies for Every Exercise

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl Recipe

3. Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Just when you thought cauliflower could only turn into rice, pizza crust and alternative mashed potatoes, think again! This blue-hued bowl is hiding cauliflower and zucchini for a treat that’s low in calories yet high in satisfaction.Photo and recipe: Deryn Macey / Running on Real Food

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Healthy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

4. Healthy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Citrus fruits are some of the lowest-sugar fruits you’ll find. In fact, one clementine has just seven grams of sugar. This creamsicle-inspired vegan smoothie gets a hint of nuttiness from unsweetened coconut milk and yogurt: Two ingredients that do an incredible job disguising the carrots blended into the mix. Low-sugar smoothies that taste as good as they look? Check and check. Photo and recipe: Sarah Jane Parker / The Fit Cookie

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Very Berry Beet Smoothie Recipe

5. Very Berry Beet Smoothie

This almond milk smoothie recipe balances out the bananas and berries with a cup of chopped beets. The vibrant, ruby-red root veggie offers 15 percent of your daily value of fiber — a dietary factor that has been shown to actually improve blood sugar levels. Since the fruit infuses this drink with natural sweetness, skip the added maple syrup or agave. Photo and recipe: Emilie Hebert / Emilie Eats

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Cucumber-Ginger Smoothie Recipe

6. Cucumber-Ginger Smoothie

Cucumbers are 96 percent water. That means it's hydrating and low in sugar (just two grams in one cup of cucumber slices) all at once! Since ground ginger and lemon give this smoothie extra tartness, throw in a date or two to balance the flavors. Photo and recipe: Margaret Helthaler / Veggie Primer

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Avocado Smoothie with Coconut Milk, Ginger and Turmeric Recipe

7. Avocado Smoothie with Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Turmeric

Can you guess the superfood ingredient in this creamy smoothie? It has more potassium and less sugar than a banana: avocado! The high-fat nutrients from the avocado and coconut milk help make this smoothie approved in the ketogenic diet playbook. Ginger and turmeric offer cancer-fighting antioxidants, while adding some spice. Photo and recipe: Kim Hardesty / Low Carb Maven

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Fruit-Free Green Smoothie Recipe

8. Fruit-Free Green Smoothie

If you want to detox, this juice cleanse-level veggie smoothie boosts fiber intake, so you’ll feel full hours after drinking it. Made with cucumber, parsley, lemon, avocado, spinach and coconut water, this super-clean drink is just what you need to tame your sweet tooth. A handful of ice makes the texture rich and smoothie-like, while keeping the sugar stats low. Photo and recipe: Sonnet Lauberth / In Sonnet’s Kitchen 

Read More
7 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes
8 Ombre Smoothies You’ll Wan to ‘Gram STAT
8 Soothing Smoothie Recipes to Help You Sleep

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8 Low-Sugar Smoothies to Get a Veggie Boost

8 Low-Sugar Smoothies to Get a Veggie Boost
A smoothie sounds like a perfectly healthy snack, right? It can be, yes, but that blended beverage might be hiding way more sugar than you’d expect. Need proof? Combine some greens with a handful of cherries, a cup of juice, plus a spoonful (or two) of honey and all of a sudden you’re looking at 69 grams of sugar! That’s the equivalent of three slices of apple pie or a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola. And while fruit has natural sugars, sugar is sugar at the end of the day. To avoid the crash, sip on one of these veggie-packed, low-sugar smoothies instead. RELATED: 13 Deliciously Refreshing Green Smoothie Recipes

8 Low-Sugar Smoothies to Get in More Veggies

Low-Sugar Smoothies: Spinach and Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

1. Spinach and Kiwi Smoothie

Sick of salads, but your fridge is overloaded with leafy greens? Toss them into this chia-laced smoothie. Kiwi and banana counteract any of the veggie bitterness, and a spoonful of granola offers just enough crunch to make this smoothie feel more like a meal. Photo and recipe: Lucy Baker / Turnip the Oven RELATED: 13 Quick and Easy Smoothie Hacks Low-Sugar Smoothies: Power Fuel Green Smoothie Recipe

2. Power Fuel Green Smoothie

Not only is this vegetable smoothie low in sugar, it’s also loaded with anti-inflammatory (apples), iron-rich (spinach) and hunger-slaying (coconut oil) ingredients. Note that green apples are lower in sugar than the red ones, but have enough sweetness to cut through the bitterness of greens. Pair this green monster with a hard-boiled egg or Greek yogurt for a well-balanced breakfast or post-workout snack. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Cotter / Cotter Crunch  RELATED: The 7 Best Post-Workout Smoothies for Every Exercise Low-Sugar Smoothies: Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl Recipe

3. Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Just when you thought cauliflower could only turn into rice, pizza crust and alternative mashed potatoes, think again! This blue-hued bowl is hiding cauliflower and zucchini for a treat that’s low in calories yet high in satisfaction.Photo and recipe: Deryn Macey / Running on Real Food Low-Sugar Smoothies: Healthy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

4. Healthy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Citrus fruits are some of the lowest-sugar fruits you’ll find. In fact, one clementine has just seven grams of sugar. This creamsicle-inspired vegan smoothie gets a hint of nuttiness from unsweetened coconut milk and yogurt: Two ingredients that do an incredible job disguising the carrots blended into the mix. Low-sugar smoothies that taste as good as they look? Check and check. Photo and recipe: Sarah Jane Parker / The Fit Cookie Low-Sugar Smoothies: Very Berry Beet Smoothie Recipe

5. Very Berry Beet Smoothie

This almond milk smoothie recipe balances out the bananas and berries with a cup of chopped beets. The vibrant, ruby-red root veggie offers 15 percent of your daily value of fiber — a dietary factor that has been shown to actually improve blood sugar levels. Since the fruit infuses this drink with natural sweetness, skip the added maple syrup or agave. Photo and recipe: Emilie Hebert / Emilie Eats Low-Sugar Smoothies: Cucumber-Ginger Smoothie Recipe

6. Cucumber-Ginger Smoothie

Cucumbers are 96 percent water. That means it's hydrating and low in sugar (just two grams in one cup of cucumber slices) all at once! Since ground ginger and lemon give this smoothie extra tartness, throw in a date or two to balance the flavors. Photo and recipe: Margaret Helthaler / Veggie Primer Low-Sugar Smoothies: Avocado Smoothie with Coconut Milk, Ginger and Turmeric Recipe

7. Avocado Smoothie with Coconut Milk, Ginger, and Turmeric

Can you guess the superfood ingredient in this creamy smoothie? It has more potassium and less sugar than a banana: avocado! The high-fat nutrients from the avocado and coconut milk help make this smoothie approved in the ketogenic diet playbook. Ginger and turmeric offer cancer-fighting antioxidants, while adding some spice. Photo and recipe: Kim Hardesty / Low Carb Maven Low-Sugar Smoothies: Fruit-Free Green Smoothie Recipe

8. Fruit-Free Green Smoothie

If you want to detox, this juice cleanse-level veggie smoothie boosts fiber intake, so you’ll feel full hours after drinking it. Made with cucumber, parsley, lemon, avocado, spinach and coconut water, this super-clean drink is just what you need to tame your sweet tooth. A handful of ice makes the texture rich and smoothie-like, while keeping the sugar stats low. Photo and recipe: Sonnet Lauberth / In Sonnet’s Kitchen  Read More 7 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes 8 Ombre Smoothies You’ll Wan to ‘Gram STAT 8 Soothing Smoothie Recipes to Help You Sleep

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Guilt-Free Fettuccine with Radicchio and Pumpkin Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/fettuccine-recipe-radicchio-pumpkin/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/fettuccine-recipe-radicchio-pumpkin/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:15:59 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61428

[caption id="attachment_61432" align="alignnone" width="620"]Guilt-Free Radicchio and Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Rosalba Gioffre[/caption]

Recipe by Rosalba Gioffre, author of Vegano Italiano

With fall on the horizon, soon you’ll be craving pasta dishes and heartier fare. But that doesn't have to mean heavy, never-ending pasta bowls. While this fettuccine recipe might look and sound fancy, it actually takes little time to prepare. Plus, because it’s packed with veggies, you'll get plenty of nutrients in, and avoid that too-stuffed-to-move feeling you usually get after eating pasta. Simply do as Italians do: Pace yourself and enjoy a small portion.

Note: This classic Italian recipe incorporates radicchio from Treviso, which has long, tapered leaves. But if you can’t get a hold of Trevisano radicchio, consider red radicchio. “They’re not as delicate and are slightly more bitter,” Gioffre says.

RELATED: 11 Delicious Veggie Pasta Recipes for Zoodle Lovers

Radicchio and Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe

Makes 4 servings 

Ingredients

1 pound pumpkin or winter squash
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large heads Trevisano or red radicchio
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup whole-wheat fettuccine pasta
Leaves from 1 sprig flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Peel the pumpkin and cut the flesh into slices, making sure that they’re not too thin or uneven.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a medium skillet. Cook the pumpkin slices in the oil over high heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon for about 15 minutes. You’ll see some of the pumpkin will remain intact and caramelized, while thinner parts will crumble a little.
  3. Clean the radicchio and cut it at the roots so that the leaves come apart. You can also cut the radicchio into pieces. Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the radicchio in the oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over high heat, stirring every so often until the radicchio has browned but is still crunchy. This should take around 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked pumpkin with the radicchio and season with more salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another few minutes to blend the flavors.
  5. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine al dente (be sure to reserve the pasta water). Remove the pasta with a skimmer and put it into the pan of vegetables.
  6. Cook the pasta and vegetables together under high heat for a few minutes, and then add a little pasta water, if necessary.
  7. Top the pasta and vegetables with a few parsley leaves and pepper.
  8. If you like, add half of a sweet red onion, sliced, to the pan along with the radicchio. Late-season radicchio is also excellent raw, dressed in a salad with white beans.

The Skinny

Need ideas on how to dress up your pasta? Check out these easy pasta sauce recipes.

This recipe is from Vegano Italiano by Rosalba Gioffre. Copyright 2017 by Rosalba Gioffre. Reprinted by permission of The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

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[caption id="attachment_61432" align="alignnone" width="620"]Guilt-Free Radicchio and Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Rosalba Gioffre[/caption] Recipe by Rosalba Gioffre, author of Vegano Italiano With fall on the horizon, soon you’ll be craving pasta dishes and heartier fare. But that doesn't have to mean heavy, never-ending pasta bowls. While this fettuccine recipe might look and sound fancy, it actually takes little time to prepare. Plus, because it’s packed with veggies, you'll get plenty of nutrients in, and avoid that too-stuffed-to-move feeling you usually get after eating pasta. Simply do as Italians do: Pace yourself and enjoy a small portion. Note: This classic Italian recipe incorporates radicchio from Treviso, which has long, tapered leaves. But if you can’t get a hold of Trevisano radicchio, consider red radicchio. “They’re not as delicate and are slightly more bitter,” Gioffre says. RELATED: 11 Delicious Veggie Pasta Recipes for Zoodle Lovers

Radicchio and Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe

Makes 4 servings 

Ingredients

1 pound pumpkin or winter squash 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 large heads Trevisano or red radicchio Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2/3 cup whole-wheat fettuccine pasta Leaves from 1 sprig flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Peel the pumpkin and cut the flesh into slices, making sure that they’re not too thin or uneven.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a medium skillet. Cook the pumpkin slices in the oil over high heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon for about 15 minutes. You’ll see some of the pumpkin will remain intact and caramelized, while thinner parts will crumble a little.
  3. Clean the radicchio and cut it at the roots so that the leaves come apart. You can also cut the radicchio into pieces. Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the radicchio in the oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over high heat, stirring every so often until the radicchio has browned but is still crunchy. This should take around 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked pumpkin with the radicchio and season with more salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another few minutes to blend the flavors.
  5. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine al dente (be sure to reserve the pasta water). Remove the pasta with a skimmer and put it into the pan of vegetables.
  6. Cook the pasta and vegetables together under high heat for a few minutes, and then add a little pasta water, if necessary.
  7. Top the pasta and vegetables with a few parsley leaves and pepper.
  8. If you like, add half of a sweet red onion, sliced, to the pan along with the radicchio. Late-season radicchio is also excellent raw, dressed in a salad with white beans.

The Skinny

Need ideas on how to dress up your pasta? Check out these easy pasta sauce recipes. This recipe is from Vegano Italiano by Rosalba Gioffre. Copyright 2017 by Rosalba Gioffre. Reprinted by permission of The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

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Wine Spritzer Recipes for Hot Summer Days (Delivery Included!) http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/wine-spritzer-recipes-winc-wine-delivery/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/wine-spritzer-recipes-winc-wine-delivery/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:15:20 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=60894 Wine Spritzer Recipes - Winc Wine Delivery

Winc Wine Delivery Plus Wine Spritzer Recipes

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Wine spritzers are making a comeback, and we’re not mad. Once the domain of that less-than-fun party guest, spritzers are now hitting backyards and beaches as refreshing and calorie-conscious beverages. By adding bubbles (sorry, not the boozy ones), you cut down on the alcohol content and calories, while enjoying the crisp taste of wine.

There’s no better way to make these light and festive drinks (and get the party started) than with a subscription to Winc Wine Delivery. You’ll get four bottles of vino, picked just for you, based on your likes and dislikes. It makes party planning so easy and leaves you plenty of time to concoct these clever cocktails. Plus, the special deal for Daily Burn readers gives you a little extra cash for some Instagram-worthy garnishes. Check out a few of our favorite wine spritzer recipes, and get the goods delivered right to your door!

Get 50% Off: Winc Wine Delivery ($26)

4 Wine Spritzer Recipes to Make Right Now

[caption id="attachment_60948" align="alignnone" width="620"]Wine Spritzer Recipes: Red Wine Berry Spritzer Photo: Aggie's Kitchen[/caption]

1. Red Wine Berry Spritzer

What’s that, you say? You’re addicted to La Croix, too? In that case, we’re pretty sure we’ve found your match made in heaven with this tasty spritzer that makes even the heaviest of red wines feel light as a feather on your palette. Photo and recipe: Aggie Goodman / Aggie’s Kitchen

[caption id="attachment_60949" align="alignnone" width="620"]Wine Spritzer Recipes: Mint Pineapple Sangria Photo: Peanut Butter Fingers[/caption]

2. Pineapple Mint Sangria Spritzer

But if you’re more of a white wine connoisseur, you’ll be reaching for this refreshing sipper. Pineapple juice, lemon-lime seltzer and your favorite white combine to tantalize your tastebuds in this mojito-inspired sangria. Photo and recipe: Julie Fagan / Peanut Butter Fingers

[caption id="attachment_60950" align="alignnone" width="620"]Wine Spritzer Recipes: Rose Spritzer Photo: The Sweetest Occasion[/caption]

3. Summery Rosé Spritzer

Millenial pink lovers will be all about this spritzer that matches their favorite...everything. This delicate drink is referred to as “summer in a glass,” and who are we to mess with that kind of perfection? Mix your favorite rosé with lemon, mint, strawberries and seltzer to sip your way to rose-colored happiness. Photo and recipe: Cyd Converse / The Sweetest Occasion

[caption id="attachment_60951" align="alignnone" width="620"]Wine Spritzer Recipes: Peach Champagne Spritzer Photo: Wilde Orchard[/caption]

4. Just Peachy Champagne Spritzer

Well, this is just peachy. This recipe takes advantage of that sweet, juicy fruit’s seasonality to play off of the bubbly prosecco. Add in tangy raspberries and a hint of mint for a just as pretty garnish. Photo and recipe: Deborah Thompson / Wilde Orchard

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Winc Wine Delivery Plus Wine Spritzer Recipes This post is brought to you by StackCommerce. We only select products we think you’ll love — at a price we hope you’ll love, too. If you decide to make a purchase, Life by Daily Burn may receive a small commission. Wine spritzers are making a comeback, and we’re not mad. Once the domain of that less-than-fun party guest, spritzers are now hitting backyards and beaches as refreshing and calorie-conscious beverages. By adding bubbles (sorry, not the boozy ones), you cut down on the alcohol content and calories, while enjoying the crisp taste of wine. There’s no better way to make these light and festive drinks (and get the party started) than with a subscription to Winc Wine Delivery. You’ll get four bottles of vino, picked just for you, based on your likes and dislikes. It makes party planning so easy and leaves you plenty of time to concoct these clever cocktails. Plus, the special deal for Daily Burn readers gives you a little extra cash for some Instagram-worthy garnishes. Check out a few of our favorite wine spritzer recipes, and get the goods delivered right to your door!

Get 50% Off: Winc Wine Delivery ($26)

4 Wine Spritzer Recipes to Make Right Now

[caption id="attachment_60948" align="alignnone" width="620"]Wine Spritzer Recipes: Red Wine Berry Spritzer Photo: Aggie's Kitchen[/caption]

1. Red Wine Berry Spritzer

What’s that, you say? You’re addicted to La Croix, too? In that case, we’re pretty sure we’ve found your match made in heaven with this tasty spritzer that makes even the heaviest of red wines feel light as a feather on your palette. Photo and recipe: Aggie Goodman / Aggie’s Kitchen [caption id="attachment_60949" align="alignnone" width="620"]Wine Spritzer Recipes: Mint Pineapple Sangria Photo: Peanut Butter Fingers[/caption]

2. Pineapple Mint Sangria Spritzer

But if you’re more of a white wine connoisseur, you’ll be reaching for this refreshing sipper. Pineapple juice, lemon-lime seltzer and your favorite white combine to tantalize your tastebuds in this mojito-inspired sangria. Photo and recipe: Julie Fagan / Peanut Butter Fingers [caption id="attachment_60950" align="alignnone" width="620"]Wine Spritzer Recipes: Rose Spritzer Photo: The Sweetest Occasion[/caption]

3. Summery Rosé Spritzer

Millenial pink lovers will be all about this spritzer that matches their favorite...everything. This delicate drink is referred to as “summer in a glass,” and who are we to mess with that kind of perfection? Mix your favorite rosé with lemon, mint, strawberries and seltzer to sip your way to rose-colored happiness. Photo and recipe: Cyd Converse / The Sweetest Occasion [caption id="attachment_60951" align="alignnone" width="620"]Wine Spritzer Recipes: Peach Champagne Spritzer Photo: Wilde Orchard[/caption]

4. Just Peachy Champagne Spritzer

Well, this is just peachy. This recipe takes advantage of that sweet, juicy fruit’s seasonality to play off of the bubbly prosecco. Add in tangy raspberries and a hint of mint for a just as pretty garnish. Photo and recipe: Deborah Thompson / Wilde Orchard

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Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/vegan-grilled-cheese-sandwich-recipe/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/vegan-grilled-cheese-sandwich-recipe/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:15:23 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=60543 Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

[caption id="attachment_60549" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

Grilled cheese sandwich and vegan may sound as opposite as oil and water, but in this recipe you can have them both in one drool-worthy sandwich. Here, the vegan cheese (we use Daiya) melts into the same delicious gooeyness that you’ll get from dairy-base cheese. Borrowing inspiration from the Italian Caprese salad, we add a flavorful dairy-free pesto, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil in the sandwich. Whether you’re vegan or not, we bet you will agree that this is one damn good sandwich. And if you're gluten-free, opt for GF bread and all your dietary needs are met!

RELATED: 9 Healthy Gourmet Sandwich Recipes

Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Makes 3 grilled cheese sandwiches

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

6 slices gluten-free bread
2 large ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
6 fresh basil leaves
6 to 8 slices vegan cheese
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Basil Pesto
1 cup tightly packed fresh basil
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients for the pesto and blend them until the mixture is smooth. Set it aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  3. Evenly spread a large spoonful of pesto on the inside of the three slices of bread, and top each bread with two slices of cheese, two to three thin slices of tomato and two basil leaves. Cover them with the remaining slices of bread.
  4. Brush the olive oil evenly over the outside of each sandwich. Place the sandwiches in the pan and cook them for approximately three minutes per side until they’re toasted golden brown, and the cheese has become to melt.

The Skinny


For more healthy lunch ideas, check out these delicious open-faced sandwiches.

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Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

[caption id="attachment_60549" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption] Grilled cheese sandwich and vegan may sound as opposite as oil and water, but in this recipe you can have them both in one drool-worthy sandwich. Here, the vegan cheese (we use Daiya) melts into the same delicious gooeyness that you’ll get from dairy-base cheese. Borrowing inspiration from the Italian Caprese salad, we add a flavorful dairy-free pesto, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil in the sandwich. Whether you’re vegan or not, we bet you will agree that this is one damn good sandwich. And if you're gluten-free, opt for GF bread and all your dietary needs are met! RELATED: 9 Healthy Gourmet Sandwich Recipes

Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Makes 3 grilled cheese sandwiches Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

6 slices gluten-free bread 2 large ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced 6 fresh basil leaves 6 to 8 slices vegan cheese 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Basil Pesto 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil 2 tablespoons pine nuts 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients for the pesto and blend them until the mixture is smooth. Set it aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  3. Evenly spread a large spoonful of pesto on the inside of the three slices of bread, and top each bread with two slices of cheese, two to three thin slices of tomato and two basil leaves. Cover them with the remaining slices of bread.
  4. Brush the olive oil evenly over the outside of each sandwich. Place the sandwiches in the pan and cook them for approximately three minutes per side until they’re toasted golden brown, and the cheese has become to melt.

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8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Brew at Home http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/easy-kombucha-recipes-home-brew/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/easy-kombucha-recipes-home-brew/#respond Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:15:49 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=60487 8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Brew at Home

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Brew at Home

Despite the recent buzz, the fermented drink known as kombucha actually dates back roughly 2,000 years to China. And with touted health benefits including increased energy, improved digestion, sharper mental clarity and even weight loss, it’s no wonder it’s making a comeback.

So what exactly is kombucha? Kombucha is essentially the result of black or green tea, a mushroom-like colony of bacteria called a “scoby” and sugar fermenting. The result is a fizzy, slightly sweet carbonated vinegar drink full of probiotics, vitamins and healthy enzymes. The downside is that these all-natural sips aren't cheap. But if you’re willing to master the logistics, making kombucha at home can be a fun, healthy hobby to take on. Fair warning: The process can take some time, so be ready for an adventure!

RELATED: 9 All-Natural Sources of Healthy Probiotics

How to Make Homemade Kombucha

To start, brew three and half quarts of black tea (about eight tea bags) and one cup of sugar. Then, add your scoby (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). The scoby starts the fermentation process. You’ll want to handle the scoby with care and make sure to sterilize your hands with vinegar after touching it.

Next, add your fresh brew to a batch of store-bought, unpasteurized kombucha. Then, divide the mixture into jars and cover the mouths with a piece of cheesecloth (or any clean, breathable cloth) and secure it with a rubber band. Let the kombucha ferment at room temperature (around 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit) for 7 to 12 days.

Once the process is complete, remove the scoby and store it in a sterilized container. Then pour the kombucha into a sealable bottle and add any of your favorite flavorings. Need some ideas? Check out the kombucha recipes below to jazz up your drink. (They'll store for about 3 to 5 days.)

RELATED: How to Choose the Right Probiotic for You

8 Refreshing Kombucha Recipes You’ll Love

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Simple Kombucha Recipe

1.  Simple Kombucha

Think of this as your homemade kombucha starter pack. This recipe calls out all the basic utensils, ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to get your kombucha skills perfected. Photo and recipe: Faith / The Conscientious Eater

 RELATED: 7 Teas That Are Seriously Good for Your Health

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Blueberry Ginger Kombucha Recipe

2. Blueberry Ginger Kombucha

Of the kombucha recipes on this list, this one stands out for its antioxidant one-two punch. Thanks to blueberries, you’ll also get a dose of powerful phytonutrients, while ginger aids in digestion. Cook the blueberries and ginger in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil so it turns into a syrup that you’ll mix with your freshly brewed buch. Photo and recipe: Jordan Junco / Fit, Happy, Free

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Blackberry Mango Kombucha Recipe

3. Blackberry Mango Kombucha

Reach for this sweet drink to keep you hydrated and refreshed in between meals. Instead of turning the fruits into a syrup, adding chunks of blackberries and mangos to the kombucha will infuse it with their nourishing flavors. Photo and recipe: Nick Abell / Serving Realness

 RELATED: 8 DIY Energy Drinks to Help Power Your Workout

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Pineapple Cayenne Kombucha Recipe

4. Pineapple Cayenne Kombucha

Channel more tropical vibes with this deliciously juicy and fiery beverage. The cayenne pepper balances the sweetness of the pineapple with a spicy kick. Plus, you’ll get added health benefits: Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, while cayenne has metabolism-boosting, anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy it as a base for a healthy cocktail with a paper umbrella on top! Photo and recipe: Alana / The Wild Gut

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Lemonade Kombucha Recipe

5. Lemonade Kombucha

Lemonade is the official drink of summer. Up the sunshine in your glass with this kombucha version featuring freshly squeezed lemons and coconut sugar. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Fit Foodie Finds

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Lemon Verbana Kombucha Recipe

6. Lemon Verbena Kombucha

This recipe calls for green tea instead of the traditional black tea used in most kombucha recipes. Green tea offers a lighter, subtler flavor than black and boasts powerful polyphenols. Garnish your drink with lemon verbena leaves and an herb like rosemary or thyme for a crisp, cooling finish. Photo and recipe: Danielle Ramirez / Fermented Food Lab

RELATED: 8 Healthy Beverages to Add to Your Shopping Cart

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Raspberry Lime Kombucha Recipe

7. Raspberry Lime Kombucha

This classic flavor combo will give your bottle of kombucha the right amount of sweetness and zest. When it comes to the perfect food pairing, fish tacos, anyone? Photo and recipe: Michele Rosen / Paleo Running Mama

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Grapefruit Rosemary Kombucha Recipe

8. Grapefruit Rosemary Kombucha

You’ll fall in love with this unexpected mix of sweet, sour and herby flavors. If you don’t like grapefruit, you can also use blood oranges for a lush ruby color. Photo and recipe : Julia Mueller / Oh My Veggies

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8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Brew at Home

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Brew at Home
Despite the recent buzz, the fermented drink known as kombucha actually dates back roughly 2,000 years to China. And with touted health benefits including increased energy, improved digestion, sharper mental clarity and even weight loss, it’s no wonder it’s making a comeback. So what exactly is kombucha? Kombucha is essentially the result of black or green tea, a mushroom-like colony of bacteria called a “scoby” and sugar fermenting. The result is a fizzy, slightly sweet carbonated vinegar drink full of probiotics, vitamins and healthy enzymes. The downside is that these all-natural sips aren't cheap. But if you’re willing to master the logistics, making kombucha at home can be a fun, healthy hobby to take on. Fair warning: The process can take some time, so be ready for an adventure! RELATED: 9 All-Natural Sources of Healthy Probiotics

How to Make Homemade Kombucha

To start, brew three and half quarts of black tea (about eight tea bags) and one cup of sugar. Then, add your scoby (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). The scoby starts the fermentation process. You’ll want to handle the scoby with care and make sure to sterilize your hands with vinegar after touching it. Next, add your fresh brew to a batch of store-bought, unpasteurized kombucha. Then, divide the mixture into jars and cover the mouths with a piece of cheesecloth (or any clean, breathable cloth) and secure it with a rubber band. Let the kombucha ferment at room temperature (around 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit) for 7 to 12 days. Once the process is complete, remove the scoby and store it in a sterilized container. Then pour the kombucha into a sealable bottle and add any of your favorite flavorings. Need some ideas? Check out the kombucha recipes below to jazz up your drink. (They'll store for about 3 to 5 days.) RELATED: How to Choose the Right Probiotic for You

8 Refreshing Kombucha Recipes You’ll Love

8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Simple Kombucha Recipe

1.  Simple Kombucha

Think of this as your homemade kombucha starter pack. This recipe calls out all the basic utensils, ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to get your kombucha skills perfected. Photo and recipe: Faith / The Conscientious Eater  RELATED: 7 Teas That Are Seriously Good for Your Health 8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Blueberry Ginger Kombucha Recipe

2. Blueberry Ginger Kombucha

Of the kombucha recipes on this list, this one stands out for its antioxidant one-two punch. Thanks to blueberries, you’ll also get a dose of powerful phytonutrients, while ginger aids in digestion. Cook the blueberries and ginger in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil so it turns into a syrup that you’ll mix with your freshly brewed buch. Photo and recipe: Jordan Junco / Fit, Happy, Free 8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Blackberry Mango Kombucha Recipe

3. Blackberry Mango Kombucha

Reach for this sweet drink to keep you hydrated and refreshed in between meals. Instead of turning the fruits into a syrup, adding chunks of blackberries and mangos to the kombucha will infuse it with their nourishing flavors. Photo and recipe: Nick Abell / Serving Realness  RELATED: 8 DIY Energy Drinks to Help Power Your Workout 8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Pineapple Cayenne Kombucha Recipe

4. Pineapple Cayenne Kombucha

Channel more tropical vibes with this deliciously juicy and fiery beverage. The cayenne pepper balances the sweetness of the pineapple with a spicy kick. Plus, you’ll get added health benefits: Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, while cayenne has metabolism-boosting, anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy it as a base for a healthy cocktail with a paper umbrella on top! Photo and recipe: Alana / The Wild Gut 8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Lemonade Kombucha Recipe

5. Lemonade Kombucha

Lemonade is the official drink of summer. Up the sunshine in your glass with this kombucha version featuring freshly squeezed lemons and coconut sugar. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Fit Foodie Finds 8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Lemon Verbana Kombucha Recipe

6. Lemon Verbena Kombucha

This recipe calls for green tea instead of the traditional black tea used in most kombucha recipes. Green tea offers a lighter, subtler flavor than black and boasts powerful polyphenols. Garnish your drink with lemon verbena leaves and an herb like rosemary or thyme for a crisp, cooling finish. Photo and recipe: Danielle Ramirez / Fermented Food Lab RELATED: 8 Healthy Beverages to Add to Your Shopping Cart 8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Raspberry Lime Kombucha Recipe

7. Raspberry Lime Kombucha

This classic flavor combo will give your bottle of kombucha the right amount of sweetness and zest. When it comes to the perfect food pairing, fish tacos, anyone? Photo and recipe: Michele Rosen / Paleo Running Mama 8 Easy Kombucha Recipes You Can Make at Home: Grapefruit Rosemary Kombucha Recipe

8. Grapefruit Rosemary Kombucha

You’ll fall in love with this unexpected mix of sweet, sour and herby flavors. If you don’t like grapefruit, you can also use blood oranges for a lush ruby color. Photo and recipe : Julia Mueller / Oh My Veggies

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Red, White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/red-white-blue-patriotic-potato-salad-recipe/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/red-white-blue-patriotic-potato-salad-recipe/#respond Sun, 02 Jul 2017 13:15:29 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=29618 Red White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad

[caption id="attachment_59839" align="alignnone" width="620"]Red White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad Recipe Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

If you’re like millions of Americans celebrating the birth of our great nation with an outdoor cookout or picnic, this patriotic potato salad recipe will complement any main course. And it won't compromise those summer goals. Our mayo-free version is not only healthier and vegan-friendly, but a safer bet when sitting out in the sun. So grab the red, white and blue decor — or don't! This savory side dish is festive enough all on its own.

RELATED: 10 Healthy BBQ Recipes for Your Next Outdoor Party

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad Recipe

Serves 8

Total time: 30 minutes plus chilling time

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds tricolor baby potatoes
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
4 black peppercorns
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons stone-ground mustard
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup minced scallions
Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Wash and scrub potatoes then cut them into 1-inch pieces. Put them in a large pot along with garlic, salt, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns and enough water to cover them by 1 inch. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Combine oil, vinegar, mustard and agave in a small jar, seal and shake vigorously until the dressing is emulsified and creamy.
  3. Drain the potatoes, rinse in cold water and drain thoroughly. Toss the potatoes with dressing, parsley and scallions until evenly coated. Add ground black pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to chill.

[caption id="attachment_29622" align="alignnone" width="620"]Red White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

Want more summer-friendly cookout ideas? Try these 9 Delicious Watermelon Recipes and these 7 Quick and Easy Grilled Pizzas.

The Skinny

Originally published July 2014. Updated July 2017. 

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Red White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad

[caption id="attachment_59839" align="alignnone" width="620"]Red White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad Recipe Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption] If you’re like millions of Americans celebrating the birth of our great nation with an outdoor cookout or picnic, this patriotic potato salad recipe will complement any main course. And it won't compromise those summer goals. Our mayo-free version is not only healthier and vegan-friendly, but a safer bet when sitting out in the sun. So grab the red, white and blue decor — or don't! This savory side dish is festive enough all on its own. RELATED: 10 Healthy BBQ Recipes for Your Next Outdoor Party

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad Recipe

Serves 8 Total time: 30 minutes plus chilling time

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds tricolor baby potatoes 3 cloves garlic, smashed 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 4 black peppercorns 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons stone-ground mustard 1 tablespoon agave nectar 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley leaves 1/4 cup minced scallions Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Wash and scrub potatoes then cut them into 1-inch pieces. Put them in a large pot along with garlic, salt, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns and enough water to cover them by 1 inch. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Combine oil, vinegar, mustard and agave in a small jar, seal and shake vigorously until the dressing is emulsified and creamy.
  3. Drain the potatoes, rinse in cold water and drain thoroughly. Toss the potatoes with dressing, parsley and scallions until evenly coated. Add ground black pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to chill.
[caption id="attachment_29622" align="alignnone" width="620"]Red White and Blue Patriotic Potato Salad Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption] Want more summer-friendly cookout ideas? Try these 9 Delicious Watermelon Recipes and these 7 Quick and Easy Grilled Pizzas.

The Skinny

Originally published July 2014. Updated July 2017. 

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Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/vegan-sliders-recipe-mini-burgers/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/vegan-sliders-recipe-mini-burgers/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:15:44 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=59575

[caption id="attachment_59601" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Chloe Coscarelli[/caption]

By Chloe Coscarelli for Nasoya

Vegans and meat lovers alike will enjoy these juicy tofu mini burgers from chef Chloe Coscarelli, co-founder of the beloved By Chloe all-vegan outposts in New York City. One of her many superpowers: Making burgers so moist and hearty that carnivores won't believe it's not meat. Here, her choice of tofu packs 10 grams of plant-based protein in half a cup (not bad compared to beef, ground turkey and chicken). And to bind those mini patties together? This sliders recipe calls for brown rice and breadcrumbs. Don't forget the onion powder and minced garlic infuse the patties with mouthwatering taste. And instead of sugary ketchup and barbecue sauce, the Sriracha-lime hummus incorporates the refreshing flavors of the Mediterranean with a spicy kick.

RELATED: 9 Delicious Foil Packet Recipes to Pop on the Grill

Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

For the tofu sliders:

1 package (16 oz) Nasoya Organic Extra Firm Tofu, pressed 20 mins, crumbled
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil
Slider buns or small dinner rolls, halved and toasted
Optional Toppings: Arugula, sliced red onion, sliced tomato

For sriracha-lime hummus:

1 (15 oz) can white beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic

Instructions

  1. Wrap the tofu tightly in kitchen or paper towels and place a heavy object on top of them (for example, a can of soup or a few cookbooks). Let the tofu sit for about 20 minutes while excess water releases from it.
  2. In the meantime, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and let them cook until they’re soft. Crumble the tofu into the skillet and let it cook a few more minutes until they’re lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and reserve the skillet for later use. Add the brown rice, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder and herbs to the food processor. Pulse the mixture until it’s fully combined. Use your hands to form patties to fit the size of your slider buns.
  3. Lightly grease the reserved nonstick skillet with olive oil, and heat it over medium-high heat. Add the patties, working in batches as needed, and cook them for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they’re nicely browned. Add more oil to the skillet in between batches as needed.
  4. To make the hummus, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend them until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Spread some hummus on the top and bottom buns, and layer the slider patty with arugula, onion and tomatoes.

For more homemade condiment ideas, check out these amazingly easy homemade recipes.

The Skinny

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[caption id="attachment_59601" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Chloe Coscarelli[/caption] By Chloe Coscarelli for Nasoya Vegans and meat lovers alike will enjoy these juicy tofu mini burgers from chef Chloe Coscarelli, co-founder of the beloved By Chloe all-vegan outposts in New York City. One of her many superpowers: Making burgers so moist and hearty that carnivores won't believe it's not meat. Here, her choice of tofu packs 10 grams of plant-based protein in half a cup (not bad compared to beef, ground turkey and chicken). And to bind those mini patties together? This sliders recipe calls for brown rice and breadcrumbs. Don't forget the onion powder and minced garlic infuse the patties with mouthwatering taste. And instead of sugary ketchup and barbecue sauce, the Sriracha-lime hummus incorporates the refreshing flavors of the Mediterranean with a spicy kick. RELATED: 9 Delicious Foil Packet Recipes to Pop on the Grill

Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

For the tofu sliders:

1 package (16 oz) Nasoya Organic Extra Firm Tofu, pressed 20 mins, crumbled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cooked brown rice 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil Slider buns or small dinner rolls, halved and toasted Optional Toppings: Arugula, sliced red onion, sliced tomato

For sriracha-lime hummus:

1 (15 oz) can white beans 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon Sriracha 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 clove garlic

Instructions

  1. Wrap the tofu tightly in kitchen or paper towels and place a heavy object on top of them (for example, a can of soup or a few cookbooks). Let the tofu sit for about 20 minutes while excess water releases from it.
  2. In the meantime, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and let them cook until they’re soft. Crumble the tofu into the skillet and let it cook a few more minutes until they’re lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and reserve the skillet for later use. Add the brown rice, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder and herbs to the food processor. Pulse the mixture until it’s fully combined. Use your hands to form patties to fit the size of your slider buns.
  3. Lightly grease the reserved nonstick skillet with olive oil, and heat it over medium-high heat. Add the patties, working in batches as needed, and cook them for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they’re nicely browned. Add more oil to the skillet in between batches as needed.
  4. To make the hummus, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend them until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Spread some hummus on the top and bottom buns, and layer the slider patty with arugula, onion and tomatoes.
For more homemade condiment ideas, check out these amazingly easy homemade recipes.

The Skinny

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Raw Food Diet: Cheesy Broccoli Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/raw-cheesy-broccoli-recipe/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/raw-cheesy-broccoli-recipe/#respond Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:15:25 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=59158 Raw Cheesy Broccoli Recipe

[caption id="attachment_59162" align="alignnone" width="620"]Raw Cheesy Broccoli Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Matt Amsden[/caption]

By Matt Amsden, author of RAWvolution: Gourmet Living Cuisine and chef and founder of Rawvolution, a raw food delivery service.

Going raw doesn’t mean you have to skip out on mouthwatering flavor. In this raw food diet-approved recipe, cashews, turmeric and nutritional yeast make a creamy vegan-friendly cheese that’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Toss the broccoli with the cheese sauce, and you’ve got yourself a super quick side dish with your dinner. Want to learn more about the raw food diet? Check out everything you need to know here.

RELATED: 13 Vegan Breakfast Recipes You’ll Want Every Morning

Raw Cheesy Broccoli Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

 For the broccoli:

3 cups broccoli florets and matchstick-cut broccoli stems

For the cheese sauce:

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup pure water
1 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. In a high-speed blender, combine all of the cheese sauce ingredients and blend the mixture until smooth.
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss broccoli with the cheese sauce until it’s evenly coated.

For more healthy, no-bake recipes, check out these delicious salad and toast recipes.

The Skinny

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Raw Cheesy Broccoli Recipe

[caption id="attachment_59162" align="alignnone" width="620"]Raw Cheesy Broccoli Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Matt Amsden[/caption] By Matt Amsden, author of RAWvolution: Gourmet Living Cuisine and chef and founder of Rawvolution, a raw food delivery service. Going raw doesn’t mean you have to skip out on mouthwatering flavor. In this raw food diet-approved recipe, cashews, turmeric and nutritional yeast make a creamy vegan-friendly cheese that’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Toss the broccoli with the cheese sauce, and you’ve got yourself a super quick side dish with your dinner. Want to learn more about the raw food diet? Check out everything you need to know here. RELATED: 13 Vegan Breakfast Recipes You’ll Want Every Morning

Raw Cheesy Broccoli Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

 For the broccoli:

3 cups broccoli florets and matchstick-cut broccoli stems

For the cheese sauce:

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup pure water 1 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/3 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. In a high-speed blender, combine all of the cheese sauce ingredients and blend the mixture until smooth.
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss broccoli with the cheese sauce until it’s evenly coated.
For more healthy, no-bake recipes, check out these delicious salad and toast recipes.

The Skinny

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17 DIY Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-homemade-ice-cream-recipes/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-homemade-ice-cream-recipes/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 12:15:41 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=28311 17 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Beat the Heat

17 DIY Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat

Few things scream “summer” more than a creamy, melty scoop of ice cream atop a crunchy sugar cone. But sometimes, the nutrition facts attached to those treats limit how often we allow ourselves to indulge. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to combine some much healthier ingredients (with names you can pronounce!) to create a similarly creamy and indulgent dessert. Here are 17 frozen yogurt, sorbet and ice cream recipes that will satisfy that sweet craving — without all the guilt.

RELATED: Frozen Yogurt vs. Ice Cream: Which Is Healthier?

17 Delicious Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Dairy-Free and Fruit-Based

Avocado-Mint-Chocoate-Chip-Ice-Cream

1. Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream
Avocado, banana and coconut butter make up the better-for-you base for this dairy-free ice cream, while a tablespoon of peppermint extract gives it that distinct minty flavor. The best part? No ice cream maker is necessary. It’ll take some patience though. Start by freezing the mixture and stirring every 30 minutes (for two and a half hours) to yield the perfect texture. Now that’s what we call a labor of love. Photo and Recipe: Lori and Michelle / Purely Twins

Peach-Basil-Sorbet

2. Peach and Basil Sorbet
This recipe takes the expected — peach sorbet — and adds fresh basil leaves for a departure fit for foodies. And since the two flavors are equally present in the final product, sweet and savory can share the spotlight. The herbaceous basil complements the sweet peach perfectly. Plus, since this treat is made from just fruit, basil, sugar and water, it falls into a lower-calorie camp when compared to its creamy alternatives. The recipe calls for a full cup of sugar, but feel free to cut back if you’d like something a bit less sweet. Photo and Recipe: Branny / Branny Boils Over

RELATED: 15 Healthy Recipes for No-Bake Desserts

Vegan-Almond-Butter-Caramel-Swirl-Ice-Cream

3. Vegan Almond Butter, Caramel-Swirled, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
All it takes to whip this vegan ice cream together is a high-powered blender. Mix up frozen bananas, a bit of non-dairy milk and vanilla bean powder (or fresh vanilla beans), stir in the caramel and nut butter swirls, add in some chocolate chips, and chill for an hour or so to achieve the perfect scoopable texture. Because the base for this dessert is just frozen bananas, you end up with a lower-calorie treat (which means there’s room to add more mix-ins!). Photo and Recipe: Kathy Patalsky / Heathy. Happy. Life.

2-Ingredient-Paleo-Nutella-Ice-Cream

4. 2-Ingredient Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream
This recipe calls for homemade paleo Nutella as one of only two ingredients, but if you don’t want to whip up a batch of your own, feel free to use the store-bought stuff. No matter which route you choose, making this ice cream is pretty darn easy: Simply blend frozen bananas with some chocolate-hazelnut spread, scoop and enjoy! Photo and Recipe: Chris / Shared Appetite

RELATED: 13 Dessert-Inspired Protein Shake Recipes

Strawberry Ice Cream

5. 10-Minute Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
Instead of whole milk, our vegan strawberry ice cream features coconut milk, which gives it a creamy texture and rich flavor. Naturally sweet strawberries are the star ingredient, which means way less added sugar. Meanwhile, lemon juice helps round out the flavor. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote

17 DIY Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat

6. Protein Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe
Chocolate protein powder is the secret ingredient in this satisfying frozen treat. Instead of using artificial flavors commonly found in store-bought ice cream, we add peppermint or mint extract to give it the same refreshing taste. Bananas lend a natural sweetness and give the mixture a creamy base. Top your cup or cone with dark chocolate chips to boost the yum factor. Photo and Recipe: Lee Hersh

RELATED: Mini Frozen-Yogurt Sandwiches

Coconut- or Soy-Based

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7. Chai Coconut Ice Cream
Full-fat coconut milk gives this ice cream a rich base. But first, it’s mixed with strong black tea, honey, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and allspice to achieve the signature chai flavor. So what makes coconut milk such a good substitute for good old cow's milk? This plant-based, dairy-free milk may be higher in fat than regular milk, but it also contains a healthy dose of iron. Plus, it allows dairy-free folks to achieve that signature creamy ice cream texture without all the lactose! (If you’re looking for an interesting way to serve this spicy, sweet treat, try this Chai Affogato!) Photo and Recipe: Kate / Cookie and Kate

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8. Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream
The green tea flavor in this dairy-free ice cream comes from matcha, a powder made from finely ground green tea leaves which are chock-full of antioxidants. In fact, matcha is said to have 20 times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries! The preparation of this one is pretty easy, too. Simply dissolve the matcha in coconut milk, stir in some agave, chill and process in an ice cream maker. Photo and Recipe: Julia Mueller / The Roasted Root

RELATED: 14 Must-Try Matcha Recipes You'll Drool Over

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9. Coffee Coconut Ice Cream
This four-ingredient vegan coffee ice cream is more like creamy, frozen coffee than the super-sweet coffee ice cream most of us are used to. The recipe also cuts down on the amount of sugar used in traditional ice creams, using just half a cup instead of three-quarters of a cup or more. Swirl in some dark chocolate chunks or homemade fudge for some extra decadence. Just take note: Even though this recipe cuts down on sugar, it still comes in at about 360 calories per cup. (For comparison, one cup of Haagen Dazs Coffee Ice Cream contains 500 calories.) Photo: John and Dana / Minimalist Baker

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10. Dairy-Free Coffee Ice Cream
This is the perfect coffee ice cream recipe for those who can’t consume dairy. Plus, it’s lower in calories than the stuff made from heavy cream and whole milk. Soy milk and soy milk creamer combine with instant coffee, sugar and vanilla to make this simple coffee-flavored ice cream. It’s already rich in flavor, but this one is made even better with a drizzle of melted chocolate or hot fudge on top. Photo and Recipe: Evan / The Wannabe Chef

Chocolate-Hazelnut-Ice-Cream

11. Vegan Chocolate and Hazelnut Ice Cream
There’s no sugar in this decadent recipe — instead, dates sweeten up the chocolate, hazelnut and coconut milk mixture. Toasting the hazelnuts before adding to the ice cream mixture adds an even deeper nutty flavor. Once it’s been through the ice cream maker, fold in the nuts and dark chocolate pieces and return to the freezer to firm up. To serve, scoop and top with some extra hazelnuts and chocolate pieces. Photo and Recipe: Arielle / Arielle Likes to Cook

RELATED: 7 Buzz-Worthy Recipes for Coffee Lovers

Yogurt-Based

Fresh-Peach-Frozen-Yogurt

12. Healthy Peach Frozen Yogurt
A bit of honey is all that’s needed to sweeten this peach-based frozen yogurt to perfection. Blend up fresh, ripe peaches, honey and Greek yogurt and you have a fruity, slightly tart and protein-rich frozen yogurt base. Just 30 minutes in an ice cream maker and this treat is ready to enjoy. Photo and Recipe: Joanne Choi / Week of Menus

Berry-Coconut-Frozen-Yogurt

13. Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt
Fruity yet frugal, this frozen yogurt recipe is the perfect way to use up the last bit of jam in the jar, as well as the last few berries in the container. Greek yogurt mixed with coconut milk make the creamy base for this frozen dessert and coconut flakes amp up the coconut-y flavor. (Oh, and the two tablespoons of coconut rum don’t hurt either — plus, it helps keep the yogurt soft.) Photo and Recipe: Erin / The Law Student’s Wife

Strawberry-Lemonade-Frozen-Yogurt

14. Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Yogurt
If you’re looking for a light and refreshing way to end a meal, this bowl of sunshine has you covered. The main ingredients in this fro-yo are simple: Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries and lemon juice. Maple syrup is added for subtle sweetness that also helps to boost the other flavors. Garnish with some lemon zest or fresh strawberries and enjoy! Photo and Recipe: Cheri / Kitchen Simplicity

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15. Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt
We all crave it, it’s true. But this recipe combines the classic mix-in (chocolate chip cookie dough bites) with a much healthier base (Greek yogurt fro-yo) for a less sinful treat. The recipe calls for just three tablespoons of sugar to sweeten, but you can add more, or sub in your favorite sweetener, to achieve the flavor you prefer. Top with more cookie dough balls before serving for an extra special indulgence! Photo and Recipe: Amy / Amy’s Healthy Baking

RELATED: Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches Recipe

Cottage-Cheese Based

Healthy-Red-Velvet-Cheesecake-Ice-Cream

16. Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream
Naturally colored, sugar-free, low-carb, and high-protein — could you really ask for anything more in a decadent dessert? The secret is using cottage cheese as the creamy, protein-rich base. Beet purée is used for color, and vanilla, stevia and butter add the flavor. One half-cup serving of this guilt-free treat contains just 90 calories and three grams of sugar, and a healthy 10 grams of protein. Dig in! Photo and Recipe: Jessica / Desserts with Benefits

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17. Blueberry Protein Ice Cream
Here’s another protein-rich frozen treat to add to the books. Blend up cottage cheese with frozen banana, frozen blueberries, almond milk, vanilla and stevia. Let it set in the freezer for a few hours, scoop and serve with whatever toppings you like! Melted peanut butter, toasted coconut and granola are perfect pairings. (But a little chocolate syrup wouldn’t hurt either!) Photo: Heather Powers / Kiss My Broccoli 

Originally published May 2014. Updated July 2016.

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17 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Beat the Heat

17 DIY Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat Few things scream “summer” more than a creamy, melty scoop of ice cream atop a crunchy sugar cone. But sometimes, the nutrition facts attached to those treats limit how often we allow ourselves to indulge. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to combine some much healthier ingredients (with names you can pronounce!) to create a similarly creamy and indulgent dessert. Here are 17 frozen yogurt, sorbet and ice cream recipes that will satisfy that sweet craving — without all the guilt. RELATED: Frozen Yogurt vs. Ice Cream: Which Is Healthier?

17 Delicious Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Dairy-Free and Fruit-Based

Avocado-Mint-Chocoate-Chip-Ice-Cream 1. Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream Avocado, banana and coconut butter make up the better-for-you base for this dairy-free ice cream, while a tablespoon of peppermint extract gives it that distinct minty flavor. The best part? No ice cream maker is necessary. It’ll take some patience though. Start by freezing the mixture and stirring every 30 minutes (for two and a half hours) to yield the perfect texture. Now that’s what we call a labor of love. Photo and Recipe: Lori and Michelle / Purely Twins Peach-Basil-Sorbet 2. Peach and Basil Sorbet This recipe takes the expected — peach sorbet — and adds fresh basil leaves for a departure fit for foodies. And since the two flavors are equally present in the final product, sweet and savory can share the spotlight. The herbaceous basil complements the sweet peach perfectly. Plus, since this treat is made from just fruit, basil, sugar and water, it falls into a lower-calorie camp when compared to its creamy alternatives. The recipe calls for a full cup of sugar, but feel free to cut back if you’d like something a bit less sweet. Photo and Recipe: Branny / Branny Boils Over RELATED: 15 Healthy Recipes for No-Bake Desserts Vegan-Almond-Butter-Caramel-Swirl-Ice-Cream 3. Vegan Almond Butter, Caramel-Swirled, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream All it takes to whip this vegan ice cream together is a high-powered blender. Mix up frozen bananas, a bit of non-dairy milk and vanilla bean powder (or fresh vanilla beans), stir in the caramel and nut butter swirls, add in some chocolate chips, and chill for an hour or so to achieve the perfect scoopable texture. Because the base for this dessert is just frozen bananas, you end up with a lower-calorie treat (which means there’s room to add more mix-ins!). Photo and Recipe: Kathy Patalsky / Heathy. Happy. Life. 2-Ingredient-Paleo-Nutella-Ice-Cream 4. 2-Ingredient Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream This recipe calls for homemade paleo Nutella as one of only two ingredients, but if you don’t want to whip up a batch of your own, feel free to use the store-bought stuff. No matter which route you choose, making this ice cream is pretty darn easy: Simply blend frozen bananas with some chocolate-hazelnut spread, scoop and enjoy! Photo and Recipe: Chris / Shared Appetite RELATED: 13 Dessert-Inspired Protein Shake Recipes Strawberry Ice Cream 5. 10-Minute Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe Instead of whole milk, our vegan strawberry ice cream features coconut milk, which gives it a creamy texture and rich flavor. Naturally sweet strawberries are the star ingredient, which means way less added sugar. Meanwhile, lemon juice helps round out the flavor. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote 17 DIY Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat 6. Protein Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe Chocolate protein powder is the secret ingredient in this satisfying frozen treat. Instead of using artificial flavors commonly found in store-bought ice cream, we add peppermint or mint extract to give it the same refreshing taste. Bananas lend a natural sweetness and give the mixture a creamy base. Top your cup or cone with dark chocolate chips to boost the yum factor. Photo and Recipe: Lee Hersh RELATED: Mini Frozen-Yogurt Sandwiches

Coconut- or Soy-Based

Chai-Coconut-Milk-Ice-Cream 7. Chai Coconut Ice Cream Full-fat coconut milk gives this ice cream a rich base. But first, it’s mixed with strong black tea, honey, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and allspice to achieve the signature chai flavor. So what makes coconut milk such a good substitute for good old cow's milk? This plant-based, dairy-free milk may be higher in fat than regular milk, but it also contains a healthy dose of iron. Plus, it allows dairy-free folks to achieve that signature creamy ice cream texture without all the lactose! (If you’re looking for an interesting way to serve this spicy, sweet treat, try this Chai Affogato!) Photo and Recipe: Kate / Cookie and Kate Green-Tea-Coconut-Milk-Ice-Cream 8. Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream The green tea flavor in this dairy-free ice cream comes from matcha, a powder made from finely ground green tea leaves which are chock-full of antioxidants. In fact, matcha is said to have 20 times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries! The preparation of this one is pretty easy, too. Simply dissolve the matcha in coconut milk, stir in some agave, chill and process in an ice cream maker. Photo and Recipe: Julia Mueller / The Roasted Root RELATED: 14 Must-Try Matcha Recipes You'll Drool Over Coffee-Coconut-Ice-Cream_2 9. Coffee Coconut Ice Cream This four-ingredient vegan coffee ice cream is more like creamy, frozen coffee than the super-sweet coffee ice cream most of us are used to. The recipe also cuts down on the amount of sugar used in traditional ice creams, using just half a cup instead of three-quarters of a cup or more. Swirl in some dark chocolate chunks or homemade fudge for some extra decadence. Just take note: Even though this recipe cuts down on sugar, it still comes in at about 360 calories per cup. (For comparison, one cup of Haagen Dazs Coffee Ice Cream contains 500 calories.) Photo: John and Dana / Minimalist Baker Dairy-Free-Coffee-Ice-Cream_2 10. Dairy-Free Coffee Ice Cream This is the perfect coffee ice cream recipe for those who can’t consume dairy. Plus, it’s lower in calories than the stuff made from heavy cream and whole milk. Soy milk and soy milk creamer combine with instant coffee, sugar and vanilla to make this simple coffee-flavored ice cream. It’s already rich in flavor, but this one is made even better with a drizzle of melted chocolate or hot fudge on top. Photo and Recipe: Evan / The Wannabe Chef Chocolate-Hazelnut-Ice-Cream 11. Vegan Chocolate and Hazelnut Ice Cream There’s no sugar in this decadent recipe — instead, dates sweeten up the chocolate, hazelnut and coconut milk mixture. Toasting the hazelnuts before adding to the ice cream mixture adds an even deeper nutty flavor. Once it’s been through the ice cream maker, fold in the nuts and dark chocolate pieces and return to the freezer to firm up. To serve, scoop and top with some extra hazelnuts and chocolate pieces. Photo and Recipe: Arielle / Arielle Likes to Cook RELATED: 7 Buzz-Worthy Recipes for Coffee Lovers

Yogurt-Based

Fresh-Peach-Frozen-Yogurt 12. Healthy Peach Frozen Yogurt A bit of honey is all that’s needed to sweeten this peach-based frozen yogurt to perfection. Blend up fresh, ripe peaches, honey and Greek yogurt and you have a fruity, slightly tart and protein-rich frozen yogurt base. Just 30 minutes in an ice cream maker and this treat is ready to enjoy. Photo and Recipe: Joanne Choi / Week of Menus Berry-Coconut-Frozen-Yogurt 13. Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt Fruity yet frugal, this frozen yogurt recipe is the perfect way to use up the last bit of jam in the jar, as well as the last few berries in the container. Greek yogurt mixed with coconut milk make the creamy base for this frozen dessert and coconut flakes amp up the coconut-y flavor. (Oh, and the two tablespoons of coconut rum don’t hurt either — plus, it helps keep the yogurt soft.) Photo and Recipe: Erin / The Law Student’s Wife Strawberry-Lemonade-Frozen-Yogurt 14. Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Yogurt If you’re looking for a light and refreshing way to end a meal, this bowl of sunshine has you covered. The main ingredients in this fro-yo are simple: Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries and lemon juice. Maple syrup is added for subtle sweetness that also helps to boost the other flavors. Garnish with some lemon zest or fresh strawberries and enjoy! Photo and Recipe: Cheri / Kitchen Simplicity Cookie-Dough-Ice-Cream_2 15. Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt We all crave it, it’s true. But this recipe combines the classic mix-in (chocolate chip cookie dough bites) with a much healthier base (Greek yogurt fro-yo) for a less sinful treat. The recipe calls for just three tablespoons of sugar to sweeten, but you can add more, or sub in your favorite sweetener, to achieve the flavor you prefer. Top with more cookie dough balls before serving for an extra special indulgence! Photo and Recipe: Amy / Amy’s Healthy Baking RELATED: Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches Recipe

Cottage-Cheese Based

Healthy-Red-Velvet-Cheesecake-Ice-Cream 16. Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream Naturally colored, sugar-free, low-carb, and high-protein — could you really ask for anything more in a decadent dessert? The secret is using cottage cheese as the creamy, protein-rich base. Beet purée is used for color, and vanilla, stevia and butter add the flavor. One half-cup serving of this guilt-free treat contains just 90 calories and three grams of sugar, and a healthy 10 grams of protein. Dig in! Photo and Recipe: Jessica / Desserts with Benefits Blueberry-Protein-Ice-Cream_1 17. Blueberry Protein Ice Cream Here’s another protein-rich frozen treat to add to the books. Blend up cottage cheese with frozen banana, frozen blueberries, almond milk, vanilla and stevia. Let it set in the freezer for a few hours, scoop and serve with whatever toppings you like! Melted peanut butter, toasted coconut and granola are perfect pairings. (But a little chocolate syrup wouldn’t hurt either!) Photo: Heather Powers / Kiss My Broccoli  Originally published May 2014. Updated July 2016.

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9 Homemade Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

If being obsessed with Girl Scout cookies is wrong, then we don’t want to be right. Those young scouts know the way to our hearts is paved with chocolatey Thin Mints, chewy Caramel deLites and buttery Trefoils shortbread. To celebrate the start of Girl Scout cookie delivery season, we’ve rounded up some easy, better-for-you recipes that don’t compromise on flavor or have any unnatural preservatives — scout’s honor. If you’re vegan, gluten-free or simply looking for a slimmed-down version of your favorite cookie, whip up these treats from some of our favorite food bloggers.

RELATED: 12 Cookie Recipes Under 100 Calories

9 DIY Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Girl Scout Cookie: Samoa Bars Recipe

1. Samoa Bars (Caramel deLites copycat)

You wouldn't know this lighter version of the caramel classic has no dairy. A plain base made from walnuts gets dressed up with a coconut “caramel” topping that’s actually chopped dates. If you’re pressed for time, go the easy route and cut the dough into bars instead of cookie rings. We promise they’ll still taste just as scrumptious!  Photo and Recipe: Melinda / cooking ala mel

Girl Scout Cookie: Paleo Thin Mints

2. Paleo Thin Mints (Thin Mints copycat)

Get your peppermint fix with these caveman-approved treats. Make sure to let your butter soften naturally instead of melting it so your dough is the correct consistency. The cookies will take a while to make but they are oh-so worth it. Photo and Recipe: Lexi / Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

RELATED: Protein Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Girl Scout Cookie: Coconut Oil Shortbread Recipe

3. Coconut Oil Shortbread (Trefoils copycat)

Vegans, rejoice! Most shortbread recipes rely on dairy for that crispy, buttery taste, but this version has nada. Keep it classic with a dusting of powdered sugar or go decadent by sandwiching two cookies together with chocolate in the center. Photo and Recipe: River / Wing It Vegan

Girl Scout Cookie: Peanut Butter Patties Recipe

4. Peanut Butter Patties (Tagalongs copycat)

Each of these scrumptious nut butter-packed cookies is under 50 calories. If you use coconut oil for the chocolate coating, don’t forget to store your finished treats in the fridge. Oil has a low melting point and your chocolate will get soft if left on the counter. Photo and Recipe: Katie / Chocolate Covered Katie

RELATED: 9 Delicious DIY Nut Butters and Fruit Jams

Girl Scout Cookie: Peanut Butter Sandwich Recipe

5. Peanut Butter Sandwiches (Do-si-Dos copycat)

These cookies taste like the real thing but are healthier since they’ve got heart-smart oats and whole-wheat pastry flour. They’re especially good straight from the freezer. Nutty, creamy, crunchy, perfection!  Photo and Recipe: Brooke / The Flour Sack

Girl Scout Cookie: S'more Cookies Recipe

6. S'more Cookies (Girl Scouts S'mores copycat)

All that marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker goodness, made right at home and vegan-friendly. Take a bite to feel like you're sitting by a peaceful campfire — just as the Girl Scouts likely intended with the release of this new cookie flavor. Recipe and photo: Kristy / Keepin' It Kind

RELATED: 9 Single-Serve Dessert Recipes (Microwave Cake Included!)

Girl Scout Cookie: Toffee Coffee Cookie Recipe

7. Toffee Coffee Cookies (Toffee-tastic copycat)

Take your love of coffee to a whole new level. This recipe — which has just 10 ingredients — calls for instant coffee crystals that add a hint of that earthy flavor to a typical toffee cookie. And the secret to keeping a soft center: cornstarch. Recipe and photo: Amy / Amy's Healthy Baking

Girl Scout Cookie: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

8. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (Cranberry Citrus Crisps copycat)

There’s no sugar, flour or butter in this easy recipe, studded with dried cranberries. Plus, you only need one bowl so clean up is quick. Whether you choose to lick the bowl clean or stick to conventional methods is your call. Photo and Recipe: Josefine / The Smoothie Lover

RELATED: Breakfast Rut? 8 Oatmeal Muffin Recipes to Fuel You

Girl Scout Cookie: Paleo Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Recipe

9. Paleo Chocolate Chunk Shortbread (Chocolate Chip Shortbread copycat)

Almond and coconut flour make these cookies Paleo-friendly and gluten-free, and a throw back to an older Girl Scout flavor. If you’re extra ambitious, learn to prepare the chocolate chunks from scratch, too, with the easy-to-follow instructions. Photo and Recipe: Sonia / The Healthy Foodie

Originally posted on April 24, 2014. Updated April 2017. 

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9 Homemade Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

9 Homemade Girl Scout Cookie Recipes If being obsessed with Girl Scout cookies is wrong, then we don’t want to be right. Those young scouts know the way to our hearts is paved with chocolatey Thin Mints, chewy Caramel deLites and buttery Trefoils shortbread. To celebrate the start of Girl Scout cookie delivery season, we’ve rounded up some easy, better-for-you recipes that don’t compromise on flavor or have any unnatural preservatives — scout’s honor. If you’re vegan, gluten-free or simply looking for a slimmed-down version of your favorite cookie, whip up these treats from some of our favorite food bloggers. RELATED: 12 Cookie Recipes Under 100 Calories

9 DIY Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Girl Scout Cookie: Samoa Bars Recipe

1. Samoa Bars (Caramel deLites copycat)

You wouldn't know this lighter version of the caramel classic has no dairy. A plain base made from walnuts gets dressed up with a coconut “caramel” topping that’s actually chopped dates. If you’re pressed for time, go the easy route and cut the dough into bars instead of cookie rings. We promise they’ll still taste just as scrumptious!  Photo and Recipe: Melinda / cooking ala mel Girl Scout Cookie: Paleo Thin Mints

2. Paleo Thin Mints (Thin Mints copycat)

Get your peppermint fix with these caveman-approved treats. Make sure to let your butter soften naturally instead of melting it so your dough is the correct consistency. The cookies will take a while to make but they are oh-so worth it. Photo and Recipe: Lexi / Lexi’s Clean Kitchen RELATED: Protein Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe Girl Scout Cookie: Coconut Oil Shortbread Recipe

3. Coconut Oil Shortbread (Trefoils copycat)

Vegans, rejoice! Most shortbread recipes rely on dairy for that crispy, buttery taste, but this version has nada. Keep it classic with a dusting of powdered sugar or go decadent by sandwiching two cookies together with chocolate in the center. Photo and Recipe: River / Wing It Vegan Girl Scout Cookie: Peanut Butter Patties Recipe

4. Peanut Butter Patties (Tagalongs copycat)

Each of these scrumptious nut butter-packed cookies is under 50 calories. If you use coconut oil for the chocolate coating, don’t forget to store your finished treats in the fridge. Oil has a low melting point and your chocolate will get soft if left on the counter. Photo and Recipe: Katie / Chocolate Covered Katie RELATED: 9 Delicious DIY Nut Butters and Fruit Jams Girl Scout Cookie: Peanut Butter Sandwich Recipe

5. Peanut Butter Sandwiches (Do-si-Dos copycat)

These cookies taste like the real thing but are healthier since they’ve got heart-smart oats and whole-wheat pastry flour. They’re especially good straight from the freezer. Nutty, creamy, crunchy, perfection!  Photo and Recipe: Brooke / The Flour Sack

Girl Scout Cookie: S'more Cookies Recipe

6. S'more Cookies (Girl Scouts S'mores copycat)

All that marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker goodness, made right at home and vegan-friendly. Take a bite to feel like you're sitting by a peaceful campfire — just as the Girl Scouts likely intended with the release of this new cookie flavor. Recipe and photo: Kristy / Keepin' It Kind RELATED: 9 Single-Serve Dessert Recipes (Microwave Cake Included!)

Girl Scout Cookie: Toffee Coffee Cookie Recipe

7. Toffee Coffee Cookies (Toffee-tastic copycat)

Take your love of coffee to a whole new level. This recipe — which has just 10 ingredients — calls for instant coffee crystals that add a hint of that earthy flavor to a typical toffee cookie. And the secret to keeping a soft center: cornstarch. Recipe and photo: Amy / Amy's Healthy Baking Girl Scout Cookie: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

8. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (Cranberry Citrus Crisps copycat)

There’s no sugar, flour or butter in this easy recipe, studded with dried cranberries. Plus, you only need one bowl so clean up is quick. Whether you choose to lick the bowl clean or stick to conventional methods is your call. Photo and Recipe: Josefine / The Smoothie Lover RELATED: Breakfast Rut? 8 Oatmeal Muffin Recipes to Fuel You Girl Scout Cookie: Paleo Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Recipe

9. Paleo Chocolate Chunk Shortbread (Chocolate Chip Shortbread copycat)

Almond and coconut flour make these cookies Paleo-friendly and gluten-free, and a throw back to an older Girl Scout flavor. If you’re extra ambitious, learn to prepare the chocolate chunks from scratch, too, with the easy-to-follow instructions. Photo and Recipe: Sonia / The Healthy Foodie Originally posted on April 24, 2014. Updated April 2017. 

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[caption id="attachment_57757" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe Photo by Carmen Sturdy [/caption]

We all love a deliciously creamy Alfredo dish once in a while, but the average sauce can easily pack 1,000 calories in a single serving. So in this recipe, we swapped the cream, cheese and butter for steamed cauliflower and nutritional yeast — a vegan source of B vitamins, protein and fiber. Nutritional yeast has a similar flavor to sharp cheddar, so you get all cheesy goodness without the calories. Best of all, this cauliflower Alfredo sauce is just five ingredients and takes less then 15 minutes to prepare. That’s faster than it would take to get it at your favorite Italian restaurant.

RELATED: 11 Delicious Veggie Pasta Recipes for Zoodle Lovers

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Serves 3

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 small head cauliflower
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2/3 cup almond milk
Juice from half a lemon
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 cups pasta of choice

Preparation

  1. Cut the head of cauliflower into florets. Place the florets in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and allow them to cook for approximately five minutes until the cauliflower is tender. Drain.
  2. Place the cooked cauliflower in a blender along with the nutritional yeast, almond milk, lemon juice, two cloves of crushed garlic and salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. Top cooked gluten-free pasta, zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash with the sauce and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

The Skinny

For more healthy pasta sauce recipes, check out these simple, guilt-free options.

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Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe

[caption id="attachment_57757" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe Photo by Carmen Sturdy [/caption] We all love a deliciously creamy Alfredo dish once in a while, but the average sauce can easily pack 1,000 calories in a single serving. So in this recipe, we swapped the cream, cheese and butter for steamed cauliflower and nutritional yeast — a vegan source of B vitamins, protein and fiber. Nutritional yeast has a similar flavor to sharp cheddar, so you get all cheesy goodness without the calories. Best of all, this cauliflower Alfredo sauce is just five ingredients and takes less then 15 minutes to prepare. That’s faster than it would take to get it at your favorite Italian restaurant. RELATED: 11 Delicious Veggie Pasta Recipes for Zoodle Lovers

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Serves 3 Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 small head cauliflower 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 2/3 cup almond milk Juice from half a lemon 2 cloves garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 2 cups pasta of choice

Preparation

  1. Cut the head of cauliflower into florets. Place the florets in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and allow them to cook for approximately five minutes until the cauliflower is tender. Drain.
  2. Place the cooked cauliflower in a blender along with the nutritional yeast, almond milk, lemon juice, two cloves of crushed garlic and salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. Top cooked gluten-free pasta, zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash with the sauce and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

The Skinny

For more healthy pasta sauce recipes, check out these simple, guilt-free options.

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