Hazelnut Kiss Yogurt

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I’m so excited to share this recipe with all you beautiful people. I’ve been dying to try and experiment adding some favours and create a spin off version of our original Raw Almond Coconut Yogurt. See, the great thing about making your own vegan yogurt is that you can blend in whatever flavors you feel like…

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Quinoa Mango Kheer

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Kheer is an Indian dessert, similar to rice pudding, that both Nikki and I happen to love! Traditionally it’s made with rice that is cooked in milk that’s flavoured with cardamon and saffron. It’s creamy, rich and a delight for the taste buds – however it’s a special treat. So here’s the deal… I made this…

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Pure Almond Mylk [Video]

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Hello Friends! Guess what? It’s time to start making your own almond mylk. Don’t worry, it’s not complicated or time consuming.  On the contrary, once you have the right tools (a good blender and nut milk bag/cheese cloth) you are set to go! Cow’s milk has significant levels of female hormones, and usually contains antibiotics,…

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Maca Rush Smoothie

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Nikki and I make smoothies pretty much every day. Yet we realized that for some unknown reason we only have a couple of our recipes posted on the blog. This has to change! Today we are sharing one of our favourite post workout smoothies – Maca Rush. It was inspired by one of our local…

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AV058 – HOW TO STAY VEGAN: Restaurant, Holiday & Social Events

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Q: How to deal with eating out, especially going to a dinner party or to a “non-vegetarian” restaurant and staying true to a plant based diet? A: Great question and a legit concern for many plant based eaters. If you strive to keep your diet clean and healthy you might be able to relate. Although many formerly…

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Apple Almond Butter Snack

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I have come up with yet another way to satisfy my almond butter cravings. This fun little snack can be quickly assembled by slicing a small apple and topping it with a thin layer of raw almond butter. I realize that apples and nut butter are nothing new, but somehow the addition of hemp hearts…

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Ayurvedic Vegan Lassi

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Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. Ayurveda is more than a mere system of treating illness, it’s a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to…

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Fresh Herb Walnut Pate, Raw, Vegan

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Making your own pate might sound complicated, but the truth is that this fancy recipe comes together very easily and the results are impressive! Next time you’re entertaining, or want to treat yourself to something extra special try this plant-based pate! Walnuts contain lecithin and choline helpful for nourishing the brain and its functions on…

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Active Recovery Smoothie

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During any exercise (strength workout, yoga, walk, hike or run > 45 minutes) your muscles become damaged, drained of energy, and in need of repair. Your muscle fibers are broken down during your workout and are rebuilt with new, stronger protein and fibers. This is how your muscles grow stronger and more efficient. If you aren’t…

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Stuffed Mushrooms Topped with Vegan Feta

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So simple and so versatile. Offer these light and tasty little bites to your guests as an appetizers or let them play a supporting role on top of your favorite salad. You can use either cremini or regular button mushrooms. Look for those that are firm and evenly colored, avoiding any that are broken, bruised have…

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Dirty Chai Nice Cream

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This recipe blends 3 of our favourite indulgences! I am hooked on all things chai, Nikki loves a good cup of coffee and together we have a mild obsession with the one and only banana ice-cream aka “nice cream”. So we decided to combine all three of these little pleasures together and came up with Dirty…

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Berry Ginger Smoothie Bowl

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This smoothie bowl is filling yet low in calories and chalk full of nutrients. Berries offer extraordinary amounts of antioxidants, such as Vitamin A and C. It’s also got a solid dose of greens (think iron, folic acid, and protein) from the kale and chlorella and prunes (lots of deep, dark, iron-rich goodies!) plus lemon for a vitamin…

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Sunday Juice

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Ready for a flood of nutrients to kick off your Sunday? This refreshing combination will keep you not only hydrated but will also support healing and regeneration of your body. The benefits of this juice are: High in living water which helps flush toxins out of the body. (kidneys) High in living minerals that are…

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Raw Sun-Dried Tomato Burgers

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Hello there! Yes this is a burger recipe. Yes it’s vegan. And yes, it’s RAW. Have you had the chance to try any of our AV raw recipes yet? If not this might be the one to get started with.  The patty has only a few ingredients: sunflower seed, almond, flax, sundried tomatoes, apple cider…

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