Blue’ish Sunset

This is my lazy take on the Blue Sunset from Raw Food Real World. I loved it and it was easy to make. I just used a regular blender to mix everything up. Next time I might toss in a few ice cubes just to chill it a bit.

Blue Sunset
2 cups pineapple chunks
1small banana
1 cup diced mango
1 1/2 cups Brazil or Macadamia Nut milk. (I was lazy so I used vanilla soy milk)
3 T agave nectar (I used less, the fruit is already pretty sweet and my soy milk is sweetened) 2 t vanilla extract (I left off because of the vanilla soy milk) Pinch of sea salt
1 cup blueberries

Mix everything in a blender except the blueberries. Use half of that mix to fill some glasses halfway. Re-blend with the blueberries and gently top off each glass.

Enjoy!


Shakeology

No, it’s not completely vegan. There is a bit of whey protein, but there are a lot of great nutrients in each shake. I don’t drink it as a meal replacement as much. Mostly it’s a great mid afternoon snack that’s easy to make on the go. When I bought my first packs I thought that the green flavor was gross and I only ate the chocolate. Now I’ve reversed that and I don’t mix anything else in it besides water.


Vegan, Gluten Free and Sugar Free Grub for Guys. Really?

Yes, I’m a recent vegan convert. It started out as a 30 day challenge to go vegan, give up caffeine, sugar, alcohol and gluten. After 30 days I felt so good (lost 18 lbs, sleep way better, have more energy, etc.) that I’ve decided to keep it up! Of course now I’ll sneak a couple drinks in here and there. Oh, and I’m trying to add a partial Raw diet in there too.

I lead a fairly busy life, I work hard which includes a lot of travel, I enjoy working out, and I value my personal time with my family and friends. So I needed an quick and easy way to be vegan, gluten free and sugar free. I’ve been searching around and there are a lot of good recipes to be found, but not all of them are easy or fast. This is the collection of some of my favorite things that make my vegan, gluten free and sugar free life a little bit easier.


Curried Quinoa Wraps

These are one of my favorites! To be honest I didn’t like the slaw so I leave it out. It just didn’t fit with the curry. But I did add golden raisins, like a heavy handful, so maybe a half to a full cup depending on what you like. Also, this recipe is good on it’s own as a side. You don’t even need to make it into a wrap if you don’t want. I did make a full recipe and froze the extra wraps, but they didn’t taste very good when reheated. They came out pretty dry. Get the recipe for these wraps at Healthy Happy Life.


Vegan Burritos

Another recipe from Karma Chow. This one is for Tony Horton’s Famous Vegan Burritos. These burritos were one of the first vegan meals I had made. They were fairly simple to make, and I rolled mine with the ends tucked in then tossed each extra one into a ziplock sandwich bag and put it in the freezer. I take one to work each day and put it in the microwave on “sensor reheat”. It’s a perfect lunch on the go!


Spaghetti and Meatballs

I made a big pot of spaghetti and meatballs using the recipe found on Karma Chow. It was super tasty and filling. The meatballs seem to taste a little too beanie to me, maybe next time I’d cut down on the beans and add more rice. I liked the rice texture so much more than the bean texture. I froze the extra meatballs and pull them out a few at a time when I’m making enough dinner for just myself.

 


Perfect Oatmeal?

It’s perfect when I’m on the road, but I’d rather be eating my Good Oats. Get it with the dried fruit and nuts for a hearty breakfast that will leave you feeling great! I’m glad places like Starbucks are offering healthier options.


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