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3 Smoothie Recipes for Spring | Get Healthy With Valentina

3 Smoothie Recipes for Spring | Get Healthy With Valentina

We know that fruits and vegetables contain important vitamins and minerals, yet we don't seem to eat enough of them. Celebrate these food groups now that spring is here. There is a great variety available, as well as several ways to prepare, cook, and serve them. This month, I've included three smoothie recipes, as well as one recipe for vegan pasta sauce.

4 Low-Cost Healthy Breakfast Recipes

4 Low-Cost Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Morning meals don't have to be expensive. If you're trying to clean up your diet in an appetizing way, these low-cost healthy breakfast recipes will keep you satisfied and satiated.

Featured:

  • French toast
  • Banana oatmeal pancakes
  • Eggs and toast +their favorite friend
  • Oatmeal

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.

Broccoli and Kale Garlic Noodles

Broccoli and Kale Garlic Noodles

if you’re a busy mom/person, or you have a child/adult-child who still refuses to eat their greens, I definitely suggest giving these garlic noodles a try! You can always tell them that it's a new type of green pesto. With all the garlic and parmesan in it, you could barely tell the difference! Just a friendly FYI… be aware that this isn’t an appropriate lunch when you have to give a really important meeting, or if you’re going on a date. Unless your date eats these garlic noodles, too. Garlic breath is a silent but smelly killer.

Healthy Chilled Recipes To Get On Track | Get Healthy With Valentina

Healthy Chilled Recipes To Get On Track | Get Healthy With Valentina

Cold weather doesn't have to get you down! I recently came back from Mexico to a cold Germany. Despite the cold, I wanted to eat chilled or really exotic food things make me feel a little more like I was at home. Of course, I changed some ingredients to make the dishes healthier because I wasn't exactly the healthiest person on earth when I was in Mexico.   Eating well is all about balance. 

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!

Drink This Tangy Tangerine Smoothie

Drink This Tangy Tangerine Smoothie

This minty and tangy tangerine smoothie is filled with tons of Vitamin A, Alpha-Carotene, Beta-Carotene, Biotin and Vitamin E. Vitamin A and the Carotenes are essential for blood formation, and it also helps to keep our skin and eyes healthy. Avocado also contains a lot of unsaturated fats, which can lower our blood cholesterol levels. 

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.

Protein Packed Peppermint Mocha Pancakes

Protein Packed Peppermint Mocha Pancakes

Get your morning off to a great and protein-packed start with these peppermint mocha pancakes. They're infused with the flavours of the holidays and they'll satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your diet.

For this recipe, it's important to heat up your pan or skillet before you start anything else. That way, when you're finished mixing your pancake batter, your pan will be at the perfect temperature.

Holiday Kale Salad

Holiday Kale Salad

This is the perfect holiday kale salad to make especially during December. It's delicious and easy!  Whether you're going to potlucks, or want to eat something a little festive this winter, this holiday kale salad fits the bill. The avocado in the dressing of this salad will soften up the kale and it imparts a creamy and delicious texture. When combined, the basil, tomatoes, avocado, and lemon make a creamy dressing that really compliments the kale and the rest of the salad ingredients. 

Make This 4-Ingredient Simple Spinach Smoothie

Make This 4-Ingredient Simple Spinach Smoothie

This simple spinach smoothie can be made in no time at all. It tastes just as delicious with or without the addition of mango.  It's one of the cheapest, simplest and yummiest smoothies you’ll ever try.

This Healthy Candy Cane Will Blow Your Mind

This Healthy Candy Cane Will Blow Your Mind

You'll only need two ingredients for this healthy candy cane: bananas and strawberries. Slice them up into coins and arrange them carefully into a cane-like shape. Make sure that the slices are roughly the same width so that everything is proportionate. When you're arranging the curve of the healthy candy cane, it's best to leave one full strawberry intact. Just slice off the stem and angle the strawberry between two banana slices. This is all you need to make one of the simplest and cutest desserts on the planet. Although bananas and strawberries work best for the classic candy cane colour combination, feel free to experiment with other fruits and berries. This healthy candy cane is refined sugar-free and bursting with fibre, potassium, and antioxidants.

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!

Vegan Chocolate Waffles with Blueberry Raspberry Nicecream

Vegan Chocolate Waffles with Blueberry Raspberry Nicecream

This past month, I found out that I might suffer from fructose malabsorption. Since I love fruit, this was a pretty big deal for me. I wanted to cut out fructose as much as I could, so smoothies were out of the question. Thus, I returned to an old favourite of me: vegan chocolate waffles! The recipe I am sharing with you today is the absolute bomb and I have already received a lot of compliments from non-vegans saying that these are one of the best waffles they ever tried! Regardless of whether you are vegan or not, you have to try these vegan chocolate waffles.

3 Amazing Avocado Recipes - Get Healthy With Valentina

3 Amazing Avocado Recipes - Get Healthy With Valentina

Focus on eating healthy fats, like the ones found in avocados. These fats are good for maintaining healthy skin, weight-loss and all-around health. Remember that there is no secret spell to instant weight-loss or ultimate physical improvement. There are no magic pills, no special slimming drinks, no perfect quick fix diets either…. You just need to eat healthier.