There is an undeniable connection between what we eat and our health, and in the U.S. it seems pretty clear that we need to rethink our traditional diets. It’s currently estimated that nearly half of deaths from heart disease, diabetes, and from stroke in the U.S. were tied to diet. On top of that, 69 percent of adult Americans are overweight and 36 percent are obese, not to mention about one out of six children and adolescents are obese.
The average American eats about double the amount of protein they need, two-thirds of which comes from animal sources – and […]
This heavenly light vegan cotton candy ice cream is very easy and has only three ingredients! No churning required, it will stay light, just take it out of the freezer and enjoy strawberry goodness. The lightness comes from aqua faba (bean water, the same you make vegan meringues with), but don’t worry it won’t taste of beans at all. This is so easy and cheap to do it’s incredible. Normally you would throw away the bean water but now you’re actually using it make something super light and deliciously refreshing. Nothing goes to waste.
- 1/2 cup aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas)
- 7 tablespoons icing sugar
- 1 1/4 cups strawberries
- Drain a can of chickpeas over a bowl. Use this bean water (also called aquafaba) and mix either with a hand mixer or a stand mixer on the highest setting for about 15 minutes or until stiff peaks form (it will mostly take 12-15 minutes with a hand mixer or a bit longer in my case using my stand mixer). See pic above.
- Chop up strawberries and then throw them into a smoothie blender (no water required) and blend well until you get a smooth sauce.
- Start mixing the aquafaba again and add icing sugar and the strawberry sauce. Make sure to combine it properly. Pour the mixture into 2 large tupperware dishes and freeze for 4-5 hours.
- If you leave it in the freezer for longer and it goes harder just leave it out for a bit before serving and it will get soft and fluffy again.
- Serve with some fresh strawberries on the side. Enjoy![…]
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Environmental concerns is one of the reasons people are going for a vegetarian lifestyle.(Shutterstock) More and more people across the world are taking to a vegetarian lifestyle. Britain alone has 28% meat eaters reducing their consumption in the last six months, with 14% interested in reducing meat and poultry in their diets in the future, as claimed by industry analysts Mintel. Past research has shown that veggies […]
Whether it’s for ethical, health-related, and environmental reasons, or simply for pleasure, it appears the world is finally cottoning on to the importance of recognising vegan and vegetarian lifestyles and diets.
According to a poll carried out by Ipsos MORI for the Vegan Society last year, close to half of all vegans are aged 15–34 (42 per cent), with the number of vegans in Britain having risen by more than 360 per cent over the past decade.
Meanwhile, it is estimated more than 1.2 million people aged over 15 in the UK now profess to being vegetarian.Just last year, lunchtime favourite […]
When summer comes around, these words come to mind: beach, coconut, lime, and fresh. All of these words define these cups (well, except for the beach. Desserts can’t give you the beach). A decadent coconut filled cup bursting with zesty lime flavor, these coconut lime chocolate cups are a delicious paleo and vegan treat. Gluten-free, dairy, free, refined sugar free but still 100% delicious, these sweet cups are sure to be your new favorite treat!
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 lime, juiced and zested
To Make the Chocolate:
- Mix together the coconut oil and maple syrup until smooth.
- Stir in the cacao powder until no lumps remain.
- In a 12 cup baking pan lined with silicone molds, add 1 tablespoon of chocolate to the bottom of each cup. Set in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden.
- Once hardened, add 1 tablespoon of coconut lime mixture to each cup. Press into cup to flatten.
- Cover each cup with remaining chocolate. Sprinkle with extra coconut or lime zest if desired.
- Place in freezer to set, roughly 10 minutes.
- Remove chocolate cups from molds and place in an air tight container. Store in the fridge until ready to eat![…]