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Food, health and fitness advice while vegan in a sad, S.A.D world.


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English Toffee Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops English Toffee, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender (surprise!)

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and pack them into your blender. Follow with the cacao powder and the english toffee drops.

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 Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference. 

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Step 3:

Blend until completely smooth in texture.

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Step 4:

Tuck in!

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Peppermint Patty Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender, of course…

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and toss into your blender. along with the cacao powder and the peppermint extract.

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Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference.

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Step 3:

Blend until completely smooth in texture.

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Step 4:

Serve it up, drink it up!

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German Chocolate Cake Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1 tablespoon coconut extract, 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme, 7 medjool dates, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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 Equipment: Blender

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and pit the medjool dates. Toss into your blender. along with the vanilla drops and cacao powder and the coconut extract.

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 This would have been better with dried (shredded) coconut, but that would have made it more fatty. I think it would have also provided an added texture, similar to German Chocolate Cake, that would have been pleasant. Feel free to experiment with this ingredient, I would.

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Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference.

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Step 3:

Blend! I made sure not to blend for too long so that the dates would remain a little chunky, mimicking the texture of a slice of German Chocolate Cake.

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Step 4:

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy! I think this would make an awesome “ice cream” too. Just use frozen bananas, omit the water and ice and use a food processor instead, dessert is served!

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Mochaccino Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme, 1/4 tsp coffee extract, ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and toss into your blender, along with the vanilla drops and cacao powder and the coffee extract.

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Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference.

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Step 3:

Blend!

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Step 4:

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy! However, you could always just chug it out of the blender.

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Red Velvet Cake Smoothie

What you’ll need:

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Ingredients: 7 large bananas, 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can always substitute with carob powder), 1 pipette Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme, 2 cups fresh cherries, 2 cups ice cubes.

Note: You will also need water to your liking.

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Equipment: Blender

Step 1:

Peel the bananas and pit the cherries. I you can pit the cherries with your fingers, a knife or a cherry pitter, but I like to pit them in my mouth (do not attempt when serving others). Toss the fruit into your blender, along with the vanilla drops and cacao powder.

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Step 2:

Add ice and water to your liking. I used to like my smoothies really thick so I would use less water, but nowadays I like them quite “liquidy” so I use more water; it’s a matter of preference.

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Step 3:

Blend!

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Step 4:

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy! However, you could always just chug it out of the blender.

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What I Ate Today – June 6th, 2014

Breakfast:

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Bananas: 24 oz – 605.55* calories

Spinach: 5 oz – 32.6* calories

Sugar: 1 oz – 109.71* calories

Total Breakfast Calories: 747.86*

Lunch:

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Bananas: 25.5 oz – 643.39* calories

Sugar: 1 oz – 109.71* calories

Cacao Powder: 1 tbs – 24* calories

Total Lunch Calories: 777.1*

Dinner:

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Water: 4 cups – 0* calories

Mangoes: 48 0z – 816.47* calories

Total Dinner Calories: 816.47*

Total Breakdown:

Calories: 2341.43*

Carbs 91.6%* : Protein 4.4%* : Fats 3.9%*

* All caloric quantities are calculated on Cronometer