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Mango Ceviche

Traditionally ceviche is a dish made with seafood, however this unique version is simpler and gives you tons of flavor completely plant based!

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Mango Ceviche
Course Side
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slice onion and place int a bowl of ice water to sit 10 minutes while other ingredients are prepared.
  2. Chop mango and place in a bowl with half of the lime juice and salt. Test and increase lime juice to your liking.
  3. Add jalapenos, cilantro, and drained onions.
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Cold Brew Colada

Naturally I am not what you would call a morning person… but a sip of this drink and you’ll be ready to take on the day!

Reasons why I love it:

  1. It puts pep in my step! Cold brew is stronger than conventionally made coffee.
  2. It tastes just as good if not better than your go to expensive coffee chain.
  3. Making coffee at home can save you some serious cash!

*For this recipe I brew my own cold brew over night (its so easy!) but if you are not into making your own you can buy cold brew pre-made in the refrigerated isle of your grocery store!

 

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Cold Brew Colada
Course Drink
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
glass
Ingredients
Course Drink
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
glass
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pour cold brew and milk into a glass
  2. Add ice cubes and agave and stir
Recipe Notes

The ratio of cold brew to coffee is 1:2 but you can adjust this based on your caffeine intake or taste preferences.

 

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Two Bean Enchiladas

The name Enchilada comes from the spanish verb enchilar which mean “to add chili pepper to”. In this recipe we will be creating a savory filling wrapped in tortillas and topped off with a delicious chili sauce!

This recipe is adapted from The Garden Grazer.

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Two Bean Enchiladas
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Filling
Enchilada Sauce
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Filling
Enchilada Sauce
Instructions
Filling
  1. Dice onion and bell pepper and saute on medium heat for 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, dice tomatoes and drain and rinse beans
  3. Once onions are tender add smoked paprika, cumin, tomatoes, beans, and nutritional yeast. Stir and heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees and prepare enchilada sauce.
  5. Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish and coat with a thin layer of enchilada sauce.
  6. Fill tortillas with filling and roll in, tucking in the sides. Place in dish and cover with enchilada sauce.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
Enchilada Sauce
  1. Heat oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat
  2. Add flour and spices and stir until lightly browned
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and broth until smooth. Continue cooking over medium until sauce slightly thickens.
Recipe Notes

These are great with sour cream or simple avocado!

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Pineapple Island Ice Cream

This pineapple ice cream takes only TWO ingredients. You heard me right.

Frozen pineapple teamed up with So Delicious vanilla coconut yogurt create a smooth, sweet treat perfect for a hot day.

For a personalized touch try making your own coconut milk yogurt from scratch! Recipe coming soon.

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Pineapple Island Ice cream
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend pineapple and yogurt in high speed blender until smooth.
  2. Hint: you will need to stir with the attachment or pause and stir the mixture with a spoon a few times.
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Plantain and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

This is a sweet and spicy burrito that will get you up and ready to take on the day!

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Plantain and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
burritos
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
burritos
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel plantains and slice into ~1/2 inch slices.
  2. Add plantains, water, and juice from one lime into a small saucepan. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer until soft (15-20 minutes).
  3. When soft mash with a fork and season with salt if desired.
  4. Add beans and salsa to a small saucepan and bring to medium-low heat stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
  5. Place a quarter of plantains and beans and salsa onto each warmed tortilla.
  6. Fold in the sides and roll up!
  7. Optional: I like to serve with a lime wedge and fresh mango.
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Hawaiian Rainbow Fruit Sticks

Not living in Hawaii means that rainbows don’t come my way frequently…so to bring myself back to the islands I decided to make my own in the kitchen!

Enter Rainbow fruit sticks!

So full of color – no filter needed!

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Hawaiian Rainbow Fruit Sticks
Course Dessert, Side
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Course Dessert, Side
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Wash your fruit!
  2. Chop the mango, pineapple and kiwi into thick pieces about an inch thick each way.
  3. Slide one of each fruit onto a wooden skewer starting with blackberries all the way to strawberries.
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Avocado and White Bean Beach Salad

A simple and fresh salad that is perfect to take outside to enjoy :).

Adapted from The Vegan Roadie, this salad will have you feeling happy and healthy!

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Avocado and White Bean Beach Salad
Course Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse white beans and place in large bowl.
  2. Chop avocado, tomato, and onion and add to the bowl.
  3. Gently mix together.
  4. Top with the juice from half a lemon,salt, and dried basil.
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Sweet and Spicy Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is usually too good to mess with… but this recipe adapted from The Vegan Roadie, has added fun flavors to the simple dish.

On this toast we will be adding the healthful but bitter green arugula! A little too bitter by itself is calmed down with the sweetness from pineapple and a spicy surprise from sriracha!

I’ve added an optional squeeze of lime juice to the dish as that is my favorite flavor to add to avocado.

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Sweet and Spicy Avocado Toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Toast 2 slices of bread.
  2. Mash avocado. Optional: add a squeeze of lime juice and a dash of sea salt.
  3. Cut the fresh pineapple into small cubes and mix with the avocado.
  4. Top the toast with arugula, avocado and pineapple smash.
  5. Drizzle on the desired amount of sriracha.
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Chillin’ Chia Pudding

This is as easy as chia seed pudding gets for those of us who like to save our time for relaxing!

This seed native to Mexico and Guatemala, is your go-to for omega-3 fatty acids and an easy snack.

 

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Chillin' Chia Pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Pour milk and sweetener into a container (a seal-able jar is preferred).
  2. Add chia seeds and shake (only if you have a sealed jar!) or mix.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours while you relax on the hammock.
  4. Enjoy as is or see some tips below to spice it up!
Recipe Notes

Done relaxing and want to amp it up? Here are some ideas to add to your pudding!

  • lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • dash of cinnamon
  • fresh fruit
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract added to first step
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Easy Açaí

Ahhh… açaí (pronounced ‘ah.sigh.ee’).

 A small purple berry picked from a palm tree and packed with nutrition!

These babies are filled with:

  • Antioxidants – more than blueberries!
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • and more!

Don’t worry if you don’t live in Brazil where the berry grows- the frozen packs will give you all the nutrition.

If you haven’t shopped for acai before, check the frozen isle of your grocery store. The most common brand sold is Sambazon which can also be ordered online! Alternatively, I hear Trader Joe’s sells their own brand in stores that I have yet to try.

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Easy Açaí
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
bowl
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
bowl
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut open frozen acai packet and place in blender
  2. For a dryer bowl: blend alone until crumbled well
  3. For a creamier bowl: add a splash of nut milk and blend until smooth
  4. Cut fruit in to preferred shapes- get creative!
  5. Add fruit and granola and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe is very basic and can be customized!

If you like it smoother blend with more milk.

If you like it sweeter blend with a teaspoon of agave.

If you like it nutty add a tablespoon of peanut or almond butter.

If you like it fruity, cut up all the fruit in your kitchen and add it on top!

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