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Most of us enjoy pancakes, and you know that I LOVE pancakes and what a better day to share one of my favorite pancakes than on National Pancake Day! These Carrot Cake Tahini Pancakes are not only gluten free but also vegan. I’ve had so many requests from all of you out there to do a vegan variation of my pancakes and today that’s what I’m here to share! These cake-like, sweet and chewy pancakes are filled whole food ingredients such as sweet bananas, carrots, nuts, cinnamon spices, and nutty tahini paste.
I’ve always loved carrot cake and tahini has been a kitchen staple of mine for years, so blending the two of these came very naturally. I love pancakes all day long, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner but sometimes you need a different topping than good ole’ maple syrup and tahini is the beez neez. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals especially calcium, magnesium, and zinc. These Carrot Cake Tahini Pancakes are not only loaded with minerals, but also contain a good amount of plant-based protein and fiber, perfect to add into a vegan lifestyle.
Bubble Water is something I created several summers ago when I was craving a classic drink I used to love, bubble tea. I wanted something similar but also far less in calories, carbohydrates, and refined sugar. Bubble Water is a combination of naturally flavored water + chia seeds. Simple as that! It’s incredibly hydrating, filling, loaded with healthy fats, protein, and fiber all into one easy-to-drink glass. It’s also a delicious way to stay hydrated by using whatever “base” you enjoy!
Today I’m sharing with you all a new recipe (and new favorite) alternative to yogurt sans dairy, Banana Yogurt! This may be the only yogurt recipe you’ll ever need… bold statement I know, but it’s that good. Living dairy free, yogurt has been one of the few things I’ve missed due to it’s versatility, taste, and texture. Sure there are other non-dairy yogurt alternatives out there, but none I’ve enjoyed as much. Banana Yogurt is filled with deliciously simple whole food ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make, which is perfect for a quick and nutrient dense breakfast in the morning.
Banana Yogurt contains healthy fats from creamy cashews, fiber and protein from ground chia seeds, and best of all the banana makes this yogurt thick, creamy, and naturally sweet just like most yogurts. My favorite way to enjoy this recipe is by adding crunchy granola on top such as staples in my pantry, Maple Banana Nut Granola and Nourishing Muesli.
This Nourishing Muesli recipe is called nourishing for a reason, it’s incredibly nutrient dense, full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, carbohydrates, and tastes so delicious. In the US we’re mostly familiar with granola, and think of it as a hippy’s treat or breakfast cereal. Granola isn’t the only popular one around- muesli has quickly grown in popularity here in the states and for good reason, it’s delicious! Before I even knew what muesli really was, I had already been eating it for years. Today, I’m sharing my favorite version and the signature muesli of Nutrition Stripped.
Nourishing Muesli the classic muesli recipe for Nutrition Stripped and I’m happy to introduce and share with you all the recipe I’ve been enjoying for some time now. As much as I adore my granola topped on my Stripped Green Smoothie Bowls, I also am loving this muesli on top for a change in flavor and texture, I hope you’ll love it as well. Before I share the recipe, let’s get to basics with a couple of things first.
I’d be a horrible chocolate-lover if I didn’t include a delicious chocolate dessert recipe for you all this Valentine’s Day…right? Well no worries, today I’m sharing one of my new favorite variations on a brownie, it’s raw! Raw Chocolate Nib Brownies are one of the easiest brownie recipes you may ever make and not to mention are loaded with only nutrient dense all natural ingredients. No refined sugar, healthy fats, fiber, protein, and antioxidant rich chocolate. These are also a beautiful way to show your body some love as well as sharing a healthy treat with the one you love- you can’t ask for a better Valentine’s treat than that.
The brownies I grew up on came from a box, a box loaded with ingredients I couldn’t pronounce let alone identify what they were used for. I’ll be honest, they tastes great, but the health benefits were non-existent. I wanted to spruce up a traditional brownie recipe and give it a unique spin perfect for anyone to enjoy. Brownies are typically made with loads of refined sugars, flours, and even artificial coloring (?). These brownies are only made with whole food ingredients including dates, almonds, pistachios, cocoa powder, and my favorite cacao nibs.