Caesar, Peachy, Snappy…

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A few yummy recipes I’ve been creating lately….


Raw Vegan Caesar Dressing
Adapted from here.


Into a small mixing bowl whisk together the following:

1/4 c Coconut Water
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
Juice from one lemon
1 heaping tsp Onion powder
1 heaping tsp Nutritional yeast
1 tsp Garlic Powder or minced garlic
1/2 tsp Dulse or Kelp 
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
6 basil leaves, minced finely


Store in an air tight container in your fridge for at least one hour so the flavors develop. Just before serving, mix well with fresh crispy romaine. 

Suggested Garnish
Macadamia nut parm 
(macadamia nut, carefully grated with a hand grater)
Nutritional Yeast
Fresh cracked pepper
Capers
raw bread croutons

I grated a whole macadamia nut and heavily sprinkled with nutritional yeast and cracked black pepper. I had some spiraled yellow squash that I dehydrated until crispy and served on top. 
You can also crumble raw bread for croutons. 

My boyfriend and I  LOVED this salad. I couldn’t believe how similar it tasted to the real thing. 
We didn’t miss the eggs, anchovies or dairy! 


Looking for another recipe to try? 
Here is another Vegan Raw Caesar Dressing that is very popular. You can replace the expensive raw macadamia nuts with cashews or almonds. 



Peach Strawberry Basil Ice Tea


water*
4 black tea bags
3 peaches
1 cup strawberries
1/2 lemon
5-6 basil leaves
sweetener of choice//I used vanilla stevia

*The amount of water will depend on how big a container you are filling. You will want the end result to be mostly tea, since the strawberry peach mixture is being added for a subtle flavor. 

Start by boiling some water with the tea bags.  Take tea bags out when it is strong enough for your preference. Add the tea to a pitcher to cool some. In meantime cut your fruit and add to blender along with lemon juice and a 1/4 cup water. Blend until smooth. It’s up to you if you want to strain the liquid mixture to remove all seeds or if you want to add right to the tea. (I strained mine through a nutmilk bag because I don’t like seeds in my drink.)

Add the peach strawberry mixture to the tea thats been cooling in the pitcher. Add basil leaves, sweetener (I used about 4 droppers full of vanilla stevia) and mix well. Store in fridge to cool down and let the basil leaves infuse. 
Serve over ice and garnish with basil. 


The Snappy Apple Jack Smoothie
This green smoothie definitely gave me some snap!
I was feeling awesome after drinking this. 

8 0z coconut water
generous cup of baby spinach
1 pear
1 apple
1 frozen banana
good heavy sprinkle of cinnamon
scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder//Sunwarrior
1 tsp Maca Powder



SPINACH
the star of the smoothie

  • Loaded with flavonoids which act as antioxidants, protecting the body from free radicals and protect against cancer.

  • Different phytonutrients and pigments have been shown to protect the skin from harmful rays of sun including the UV rays

  • High content of potassium and low content of sodium which is beneficial towards regulating high blood pressure.

  • Rich source of beta carotene, lutein and xanthene, all of which are beneficial for eyesight.





  • The beta-carotene and vitamin C in spinach work to protect the cells of the body’s colon. 



  • Spinach has many anti-inflammatory properties.




  • Strengthens muscles, especially of the heart. 


  • It’s an excellent source of iron. 

    Because iron is a component of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to all body cells, it’s needed for good energy.



Hope you are all having a beautiful week. I will be back on Friday with more on what I’ve been eating lately!!! Stay Healthy & always remain positive. 





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