Category Archives for "Snack"

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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Golden Orange Goji Smoothie

Thanks to Green Blender for helping us get more healthful sweet potatoes into our diet in the most delicious way!

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Golden Orange Goji Smoothie
Course Drink
Servings
8 oz.
Ingredients
Course Drink
Servings
8 oz.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop sweet potato and pineapple into pieces if needed for your blender. Add the rest and blend until smooth. If your blender is not high-powered, you might want to microwave or steam the sweet potato for a few minutes first to soften it . Courtesy of Green Blender.
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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
people
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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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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Tomato Pineapple Refresher

A tropical salad in a glass, this veggie-full recipe from the smoothie delivery company Green Blender, is a refreshing drink especially nice for an afternoon snack or even a liquid lunch.

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Tomato Pineapple Refresher
Prep Time 5
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients. If your blender is not very powerful, blend the spinach with water before adding other ingredients.
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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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Tasty Tostones! (Fried Green Plantains)

If you’re like me, it’s hard to resist picking up a bag of plantain chips at the store…what if I told you Tostones were easy to make, way more satisfying, and better for you!

One of my favorite snacks, Tostones, are twice fried green plantains, a very popular dish in many parts of the Caribbean and Latin America.

This recipe is simple, quick and delicious!

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Tasty Tostones! (Fried Green Plantains)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel plantains by cutting the ends and slicing the peel lengthwise. Make sure you don't cut past the peel into the inside!
  2. Cut each plantain into slices ~1 inch thick.
  3. Heat coconut oil in pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the plantain slices without letting them touch each other. You may need to do this in two batches.
  5. Fry the slices on each side until golden brown approximately 2 minutes each side.
  6. Remove slices and place on cutting board. Using a flat bottom glass smoosh each slice to flatten out to ~1/4 inch.
  7. Return to pan and fry the slices about 1 minute each side.
  8. Remove and sprinkle with sea salt.
  9. Optional: Lime juice goes with about anything! Squeeze a little bit of juice on your freshly made tostones!
Recipe Notes

Make sure you serve them right away, that's when they're best!

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