Posts tagged #smoothie

Vegan Whipped Cream

Gluten-free & vegan

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Did you know you can make the most heavenly vegan whipped cream from canned coconut milk? It's to-die-for. Seriously. Just chill a can of coconut milk overnight (you can NOT skip this step). Full-fat please, this won't work with the "lite" stuff. Remove the top of the can and spoon out the thick, creamy part, leaving the liquidy coconut water for another use, like smoothies. Whip the thick cream just like you would dairy cream, using the whip attachment of your mixer, or if you're a real bad ass, with a whisk and your own brute strength. Add sweetener of choice if desired- agave, coconut palm sugar, or maple syrup will all work well, and if you're vegetarian and not vegan, you can use raw honey which is divine.

I'm whipping some this morning to use in a photo shoot for the Star Telegram. The piece is on smoothies, and the coconut cream will garnish a kid-friendly Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie. Recipe to come after the piece runs.

Cheers and HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Posted on May 3, 2013 .

Meet maqui

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Meet Maqui. This Patagonian berry has been prized by ancient cultures for it's medicinal and anti-aging qualities for centuries. Perfect for yogis, workout warriors, and triathletes, this superfood contains the highest-known antioxidant value of any food. It's loaded with vitamin C, calcium, iron and potassium, and contains anti-inflammatory omega fatty acids, anti-aging polyphenols, and the free radical-neutralizing anthocyanins. Add the organic freeze-dried powder to your smoothie or sprinkle it over your oatmeal to combat tissue damage, increase immune response, and generally boost your bad-ass factor. Available online here

Posted on April 29, 2013 .