mocha shake


Ice Coffee Latte
, use 1/3 cup coffee concentrate
2 scoops of ice cream, your choice
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup almond butter
2 large chocolate chip cookies
1/4 cup chocolate syrup, optional

In a blender add 1/3 cup cold brew coffee (Ice Coffee Latte), ice cream, almond milk, almond butter, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate syrup, if using.
Blend until smooth.
Serve in tall beverage container.

Serves 1
Note: Inspired by a menu item from Coffee Republic

cauliflower-and-broccoli-soup

 

 

 

 

1/2 large yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 medium sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1 inch chunks
6 ounces fresh broccoli florets, about 4 cups
6 ounces fresh cauliflower florets, about 4 cups
4 tablespoons non-dairy butter
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup almond milk
salt, pepper to taste

In a large pot, over medium heat, melt non-dairy butter.
Add onion and garlic and sauté, until golden, about 6 minutes.
Add potato chunks, broccoli and cauliflower.
Add vegetable broth.
Bring to a boil.
Cover pot and lower heat to simmer.
Cook for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
Uncover pot, turn off heat.
With an immersion blender, puree soup until creamy.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add almond milk and puree for 1 more minute.

Serves 6

Note: The soup can be made using a pressure cooker, cutting the cooking time in half.

Strawberry chia pudding

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled
1 1/2 cups (or one 13 1/2-ounce can) coconut milk or almond milk
1/4 cup honey, or to taste
1 vanilla bean, scraped, or 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1/2 cup chia seeds

Place the strawberries, coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and lime zest in a blender and blend until smooth.
Taste and add more honey if desired.
Place the chia seeds in a large bowl, pour the strawberry mixture on top, and whisk thoroughly. Let stand for 10 minutes and whisk again.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days.
Stir the pudding before serving.
The longer it sits, the thicker the pudding will become; if it is too thick, whisk in a little water (or coconut water).

Spoon into individual cups or bowls and garnish.

Serves 4-6

Note:
Sweeteners: Honey may be substituted with other sweeteners like maple syrup, agave nectar, etc.
Garnish ideas: strawberries, coconut flakes, lime zest, chopped or slivered nuts, fresh mint.

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12 ounces fresh raspberries (2 3/4 cups)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup almond milk
1/2 stick nondairy butter, melted
4 1/2 teaspoons E ner G Replacer
6 tablespoons water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup unbleached flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 to 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Butter a 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish.
Toss berries with granulated sugar and let stand 15 minutes.
Blend 4 1/2 tablespoons Ener G Replacer with 6 tablespoons water until frothy. Then blend mixture with milk, nondairy butter, brown sugar, flour, cocoa and salt in a blender until smooth.
Scatter berries (with juices) evenly in baking dish, then pour batter over top.
Bake until slightly puffed and firm to the touch, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chopped chocolate.
Cool about 20 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 6

Note: Also good cold, topped with nondairy ice cream.

1 cup almond milk, or other non-dairy milk
1/2 cup rolled oats, old fashion or quick
1 T. protein powder
1 T. powdered peanut butter
1 t. ground flax seed
1/2 t. fresh, diced ginger, optional raisins, dried cherries, dried peaches, sliced bananas, optional

Mix almond milk with oats. Bring to a boil, stir. Lower heat to medium low and cover. Let it stand for 3 minutes. Stir in dried fruits, if using. Serve with sliced bananas, if using.

Serves 1

Note: Cereal can be eaten raw. Mix ingredients in a large glass measuring cup. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (coconut oil or canola oil)
2 tablespoons water or almond milk
Few drops of vanilla extract
dash of salt
pinch of instant coffee powder (optional)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons all purpose flour

In a 12 ounce coffee mug, whisk well – oil, water, vanilla extract, salt and coffee (optional).
Add sugar and cocoa powder, whisk thoroughly. Add flour and whisk well.
Microwave for 60-75 seconds: 60 seconds for molten bottom; 75 seconds for uniformly done.
Enjoy with a spoon and maybe a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Use caution – brownie will be hot!

1 1/2 – 2 cups rice, soy or almond milk
1/2 cup silken tofu, optional
2 – 3 cups frozen, unsweetened fruit
1/2 banana, sliced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 tablespoon golden roasted milled flaxseed
1 tablespoon protein powder
1 tablespoon peanut butter powder

Put all of the ingredients, starting with the milk first, in a blender and power it up. Blend until smooth.

Serves 2