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Blend This Vegan Banana Mango Smoothie

Blend This Vegan Banana Mango Smoothie

Make this banana mango smoothie when you need a pick-me-up after a tough workout. Make sure that you use really juicy and ripe mangos for this recipe. If they are too hard or if they're not ripe enough, they won't taste as good. We prefer to use Thai mangos above all others - they're completely yellow, if you can find them in your local grocery store.

Vegan Coconut Tsampa

Vegan Coconut Tsampa

Tsampa is a type of roasted flour, usually made from barley. According to sources compiled by the Whole Grains Council, barley is particularly beneficial at regulating blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Tsampa is a staple in Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. Like oats, tsampa can be prepared as a breakfast porridge - just like this vegan coconut tsampa recipe.

Easy Vegan Cereal - Ready In 15 Minutes!

Easy Vegan Cereal - Ready In 15 Minutes!

The grocery store is filled with high-sugar, high-salt cereals. I decided to make my own vegan cereal instead— it isn't made with any artificial sweeteners either. This recipe is very simple and quick to make, and it can accommodate almost any diet. The key is to use melted coconut oil and maple syrup to bind and sweeten the mixture.

Delicious and Gooey Vegan Brownies

Delicious and Gooey Vegan Brownies

Tthese vegan brownies are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings. Why?

  1. They're healthier for your body. This vegan brownie recipe is full of healthy fats from avocado and dark chocolate
  2. They're healthy for your mind. Rather than resisting your cravings and bingeing later on, it's better to indulge on healthier substitutions. Plus, chocolate makes us plain happy (they stimulate the release of endorphins)!

If you're cringing because you heard the word avocado and chocolate together in the same sentence, don't be scared. Try these vegan brownies - I promise you'll love them. I used to be the biggest skeptic whenever I saw avocado on the ingredient list for dessert recipes - they aren't so bad!

How To Make A Smoothie Bowl

How To Make A Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls always look picture-perfect - but how on Earth are they made? This video tutorial by PumpUp member @rawincollege demonstrates how to layer all kinds of fruity toppings onto your blended creations. The trick is to arrange everything in concentric circles. To make a smoothie bowl, blend your smoothie ingredients together, spoon it out into a bowl, and level the surface of your smoothie with the back of a spoon. Slice up your fruits and arrange your toppings on the outer edge of the bowl first, before placing another 'circle' of toppings within that circle.

Vegan Power Smoothie

Vegan Power Smoothie

Most New Year's resolutions involve healthy eating in some way or another. This vegan power smoothie couldn't be healthier (if I had to say so myself)! It will provide all of the energy that you need to kick some butt in 2016. These ingredients will keep you full, helping you to stay away from sugary and salty snacks.

3 Healthy & Vegan Snacks : Raw Guacamole, Caramel Apples, & Banana Bars

3 Healthy & Vegan Snacks : Raw Guacamole, Caramel Apples, & Banana Bars

If you're swearing off chips and cookies at the start of the new year, these healthy and vegan snacks will keep you satisfied and on the right track. All three recipes can be made in a cinch. They use a handful of natural ingredients, they're preservative-free, and they're perfect for sharing. Watch the video above to learn more about how PumpUp member @rawincollege prepared her raw guacamole, caramel apple slices, and vegan banana bars.

Vegan Juice Recipes for Weight Loss and Clear Skin

Vegan Juice Recipes for Weight Loss and Clear Skin

Everybody goes on a feasting frenzy from time to time, and especially during the holiday season. Never guilt yourself for overeating. Make healthy choices on a daily basis - it'll be easier to fall back into wholesome and balanced eating habits. PumpUp member @rawincollege prepared these vegan juice recipes for weight loss, clear skin, increased energy, and improved digestion. They have no added sugar - just fruits and vegetables!

What a raw vegan eats in a day

What a raw vegan eats in a day

Ever wondered what on earth a raw vegan eats in a day? PumpUp member @rawincollege has answers:

I enjoy mixing things up on a daily basis, so I am going to give you a general idea of what a day in my life looks like through food.

Make This Healthy Vegan Burrito For Lunch

Make This Healthy Vegan Burrito For Lunch

A healthy vegan burrito is the perfect way to eat your vegetables! It's both fun and satisfying, too. Just take two big leaves of collard greens. This vegetable tastes a bit like spinach and romaine mixed together. What I love about collard greens is that they have a lot of surface area - this is perfect for wrapping veggies. In this recipe, the cherry tomatoes add just the right amount of sweetness to complement the other ingredients. Cutting the veggies finely makes it delicious and easy to wrap. I also added some cilantro and arugula - these are optional, but I like the flavors that each of these herbs bring to the vegan burrito. They add just the right kick!

Healthy Vegan Grocery Haul

Healthy Vegan Grocery Haul

I've received tons of requests asking about what kinds of groceries I buy throughout the week and how much I spend on them. This video will give you a brief overview of my vegan grocery haul. My favorite place to get groceries is the farmer's market. Everything tastes better, it's local, and it's generally cheaper. When I can't get things from the farmer's market, I buy my groceries from Costco because they offer great deals and many options. I buy different groceries depending on what I need, what I'm in the mood for, or what's available at the time. Frozen and dried fruit usually last 3-4 weeks and the fresh produce will last about 1 week and a half. The produce in this video amounts to $96.00 and throughout the week, I'll pick up an additional $30 dollars worth of food. This consists of frozen bananas, cauliflower, zucchini, herbs, and extra produce.

Vegan Orange Chocolate Bliss Balls

Vegan Orange Chocolate Bliss Balls

Ball is life. When you find yourself craving a Terry's Chocolate Orange, think of these orange chocolate bliss balls instead. They're simple to make and they don't require any laborious baking or melting. All you'll need is a food processor and a few simple ingredients. Rich, moist, and decadent, orange chocolate bliss balls are the perfect solution for the chocolate-fuelled athlete inside of you. Make them as snacks for yourself, or as gifts for your friends. Bliss balls are for sharing.

Healthy Raw Vegan Cereal Recipe

Healthy Raw Vegan Cereal Recipe

A lot of people struggle with what to have for breakfast during the fall and winter months. It may even be too cold for banana 'nice' cream.  This raw vegan cereal is the perfect substitution for sugar-laden breakfast cereals and pre-packaged oatmeal.

Take the Leap: 5 Tips For Going Vegan

Take the Leap: 5 Tips For Going Vegan

Thinking about becoming a vegan? This lifestyle has its fair share of challenges and rewards. Stay accountable to yourself and your goals. After maintaining a raw lifestyle for over 1 year, PumpUp member @rawincollege shared her best tips for going vegan.

Satisfy Your Hunger: Vegan Pesto Zoodles and Papaya Fruit Salad

Satisfy Your Hunger: Vegan Pesto Zoodles and Papaya Fruit Salad

Eating healthy is all about finding what works for you. Learn from others, but always remember to listen to your body. Abundance is the key to a happy and healthy lifestyle. @rawincollege's papaya salad and vegan pesto zoodles will bring you joy, comfort, and satisfaction. The fruit salad is made with sweet and juicy papaya, crisp green grapes, and creamy banana slices. It's the perfect way to kick-start your morning with natural sugar and carbohydrates, giving you plenty of energy to tackle whatever is ahead of you.

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats for your Inner Cookie Monster

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats for your Inner Cookie Monster

D'oh! Your inner cookie monster needs a bit of a reprieve. Instead of opting for cookies, wake up in the morning to cookie dough overnight oats instead. Make this the night before, leave it in your fridge, and be greeted with oatmeal and cookies. You'll have ten extra minutes to relax and enjoy your morning with a bit of mindfulness. Soak up the sun or walk on sunshine. Do both. The world is your oyster. @beamingvegan's cookie dough overnight oats is really the answer to all your woes. It's naturally sweetened with dates, it's creamy, and it has a bit of a bite. It's packed with tons of fibre, too.

Drop Everything and Make This Vegan Rainbow Summer Salad

Drop Everything and Make This Vegan Rainbow Summer Salad

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Last month, I shared the recipe for one of my staple vegan dishes: pancakes. I'm going to continue to share some of my favorite vegan staples with this rainbow summer salad recipe.  You might question this decision and start thinking, "A salad? That's nothing special." You're probably right. A salad is nothing special: anybody can make a salad by throwing a bunch of ingredients together. But as I've recreated salads over the past years, I began to identify a few must-have ingredients for one that is consistently yummy, energizing and hydrating. These ingredients happen to be perfect for the end summer. They're easy on your wallet and easy on the eyes. This vegan rainbow summer salad is packed with healthy and yummy ingredients // The PumpUp Blog

The dressing I created for this is very high in fat (oil). I personally wouldn't recommend consuming too much fat in one go, but I have yet to find a yummy low fat vegan dressing. If you know one, please let me know in the comments below. That's why balance is important. If you recreate this recipe, I recommend that you only use a very small amount of the dressing because it's quite rich.

I served the vegan rainbow summer salad with wraps this time around. Depending on how you end up eating the salad (or your level of hunger) adjust the proportions of the veggie ingredients as needed. Keep the same measurements for the dressing.

Vegan rainbow summer salad

This vegan rainbow summer salad is packed with healthy and yummy ingredients // The PumpUp Blog

Salad Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 5 mushrooms
  • About 2 handful cherry tomatoes
  • About 150 g canned corn, drained
  • A heaping handful of spinach
  • A few pine nuts

Dressing Ingredients

This vegan rainbow summer salad is packed with healthy and yummy ingredients // The PumpUp Blog

  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp black balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp fig balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • A pinch of salt, pepper and herbal salt

Directions

This vegan rainbow summer salad is packed with healthy and yummy ingredients // The PumpUp Blog

  1. Chop up the cucumber, bell peppers, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes.
  2. Rinse and drain your corn. Place drained corn in a large bowl and add chopped vegetables.
  3. In a shallow pan on medium to low heat, roast your pine nuts gently. Turn down heat when slightly browned. Let them cool before adding them to the salad.
  4. For the dressing, add all ingredients into a resealable jar and shake until well combined.
  5. Add a bit of dressing to your salad, mix thoroughly and serve with wraps as a main dish or eat the salad as a side dish.
  6. Either way, enjoy!

This vegan rainbow summer salad is packed with healthy and yummy ingredients // The PumpUp Blog


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This vegan rainbow summer salad is packed with healthy and yummy ingredients // The PumpUp Blog

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas : Sweet and Savoury

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas : Sweet and Savoury

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I decided to try something slightly different than usual — I made something savoury. But worry not, friends with sweet tooth syndrome.  You have the option to transform these crunchy roasted chickpeas into something sweet!This is a much healthier alternative to potato chips. The crunchy roasted chickpeas will for sure satisfy your cravings for something with a bit more bite. They require only two ingredients, in addition to whichever spices you prefer! They're super easy and better yet, they're sky-high in fiber and protein. These crunchy roasted chickpeas are the perfect snack for those on a plant-based diet.

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas - The perfect healthy snack. It can be made sweet or salty. Toss those potato chips and eat these instead! // The PumpUp Blog

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas - Savoury Version

  • 300g can of chickpeas (drained)
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (feel free to omit if you can’t handle spicy food!)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas - Sweet Version

  • 300g can of chickpeas (drained)
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Rinse and drain chickpeas, place onto a parchment-lined cookie tray and dry with a paper towel.
  3. Bake the chickpeas in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and toss them in the oil and spices, coating them evenly.
  5. Place the tray back into the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until crispy.
  6. Let them cool a bit before enjoying.

 

This recipe for crunchy roasted chickpeas was created by PumpUp member mariajumps. Keep her pumped on the PumpUp app here!

5 ingredients or less: healthy vegan weight loss smoothies

5 ingredients or less: healthy vegan weight loss smoothies

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtXzP-xRG50 Step up your smoothie game with five ingredients or less! All of these vegan weight loss smoothies don't need any milk at all. Use cold water to speed up the blending process and have plenty of frozen bananas, chopped tropical fruit, and frozen berries on hand so that you can make any smoothie in a flash.

These vegan weight loss smoothies are the perfect breakfast if you're trying to eat more fruit. They'll help you to cut down on processed breakfast food and you'll feel energized for hours on end. Check out PumpUp member @rawincollege's YouTube channel for more recipe ideas.

Make these healthy vegan smoothies for weight  loss with 5 ingredients or less!  // The PumpUp Blog

Berry Cherry Smoothie

Packed with antioxidants, this berry cherry smoothie is guaranteed to energize you and fend of sickness // Vegan weight loss smoothies with 5 ingredients or less - The PumpUp Blog

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 cup of water

Glowing Green Smoothie

Get your greens in the morning with this glowing green smoothie // Vegan weight loss smoothies with 5 ingredients or less - The PumpUp Blog

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1 cup sliced pineapple
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 cup of water

Watermelon Lime Smoothie

This refreshing watermelon lime smoothie is the only recipe you need to end off the summer // Vegan weight loss smoothies with 5 ingredients or less - The PumpUp Blog

  • 2-3 cups sliced frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

These vegan weight loss smoothies were created by PumpUp member @rawincollege. Follow her YouTube channel for more healthy eating inspiration!