Apple Pie Chia Pudding Parfait

Apple Chia Pudding Parfait

Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks | October 14, 2016 | By

The only thing I like about summer ending is fall recipes start taking over! This recipe has fall written all over it; made with organic gala apples and walnuts yum!! I love the combination of apples and walnuts, last year around this time I made this amazing raw vegan Deep Dish Apple Torte with Walnut Crumble.

I love Chia Pudding, probably because when I eat it I know I’m feeding my body super nutrition!  Chia Seeds are actually a COMPLETE PROTEIN, which means it contains all essential protein-forming amino acids!

1 ounce of chia seeds contain the following nutrition:

  • Dietary fiber (11g – 42% recommended daily value)
  • Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg)
  • Omega-6 fatty acids (1620 mg)
  • Calcium (77 mg – 18% RDV)
  • Copper (0.1 mg – 3% RDV)
  • Phosphorus (265 mg – 27% RDV)
  • Potassium (44.8 mg – 1% RDV)
  • Zinc (1.0 mg – 7% RDV)

Read more about health benefits of Chia Seeds here. 

This is one my favorite chia pudding recipes I have made; the combination of apple spice in the chia seed pudding paired with apple sauce is the perfect combination! You can also eat the extra apple sauce on it’s own or as a topping on fruit salad, yum! Enjoy this recipe and Happy Fall!

Apple Pie Chia Pudding Parfait
Chia pudding parfait with a raw apple sauce.
Chia Pudding
  1. ¼ cup black chia seeds
  2. 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  3. 2 tablespoons coconut nectar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  5. 1 teaspoon apple pie spice (see how to make your own below)
  6. Dash of Himalayan salt
Apple Sauce
  1. 5 medjool dates, soaked and pitted
  2. 2 small gala apples, cored and chopped
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1/3 cup water
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. Dash of Himalayan salt
  8. Walnuts, chopped (garnish)
Chia Pudding
  1. Whisk together almond milk, coconut nectar, vanilla bean powder and apple spice in a large bowl until combined.
  2. Add chia seeds and mix well.
  3. Let sit in the fridge uncovered overnight.
Apple Sauce
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Only add as much water as required for blending.
  2. Layer a parfait glass with chia pudding, apple sauce and top with chopped pecans.
Make your own apple pie spice
  1. 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon.
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg.
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice.
  4. 1 teaspoon ground ginger.
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom.
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25 Raw Vegan Fall Recipes

25 Raw Vegan Fall Recipes

Hello Friends! Well there is no mistaking that fall is here and for some winter is coming soon. As soon the leaves start turning color and falling, right away I think of apples and pumpkin; two of my favorite foods! I start to crave comfort foods when the air gets a chill and these 25 raw vegan fall recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings! 

With Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, these recipes are perfect for your celebration!  There is everything from Breakfast, Salads, Desserts and even smoothies; so many unique recipes! Who knew you could make Pumpkin Twizzlers raw? and the Cinnamon Apple Detox Water looks so refreshing! And of course there is lots of Pumpkin dessert recipes including a Candy Corn Cheesecake… WHAT??! I’m super excited about this post because I have included recipes from some of my FAVORITE bloggers! Who know there could be so many raw vegan options for fall?

Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! Click on the links above the pictures to access the recipe.


Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Pumpkin Apple Parfaits

Baked Apples


Cranberry Kale Crunch

Raw Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad

Pumpkin Vinaigrette


Mini Raw Apple Caramel Cheesecakes

Raw Vegan Caramel Cheesecake

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie

Rustic Raw Apple Cream Tartlets

Raw Caramel Apple (without any apple)

Raw Apple Cinnamon Macaroons

Carrot Cake Squares

Raw Carrot Cake

Raw Candy Corn Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Soft Serve

Pumpkin Twizzlers

Homemade Pumpkin Chocolate Bars

Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies (No-Bake)

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

The Fall Flavors Raw Brownie

Vegan Fig Chocolate Mousse


Pumpkin Spice Shake

Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

My 4 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes


The only thing I like about summer ending is pumpkin season starts! Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice??!! The smell alone just warms you up and makes you feel all cozy! Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend, so why not make an easy raw, vegan pumpkin pie?! I promise you, it will be the best thing you have EVER tasted!

I posted 4 pumpkin recipes last fall so I put them all together for you! Try some Pumpkin and Coconut Breakfast Bars for breakfast, Pumpkin Bliss Balls for a snack, Pumpkin Pie for dessert and a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake for breakfast AND dessert! 🙂 All these recipes are, of course, vegan, raw and gluten-free! Click on the titles to access each recipe.

1. Pumpkin Spice & Coconut Breakfast Bars

2. Pumpkin Bliss Balls

3. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

4. Pumpkin Pie Milkshake


Pink Beet Smoothie

Pink Beet Smoothie

Breakfast, Desserts, Super Smoothies | September 23, 2016 | By

Hi Everyone! I am writing this post late on a Friday night after a crazy, exhausting week. I have a problem of taking on too many projects at once and running myself into the ground until I’m super run down. Why do us women do this to ourselves!!?? I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect, and do everything perfect, and then when I realize I can’t DO EVERYTHING I feel like I have failed and I’m so hard on myself. I’m sure SO MANY of you can relate! I need to stop this asap! Okay, enough of my rant, let’s get to this delicious pink smoothie which helps me get through my day!

It’s no secret I LOVE Beets, I probably eat at least one a day, in the form of a smoothie, juice or in a salad. I have heard a lot lately that most people don’t generally like beet smoothies because they taste too much like dirt. When you are adding beet to a smoothie it can be an acquired taste and texture if you don’t use the right ingredients to make it more palatable. I found the secret is to make a creamy beet smoothie and add extra sweetness; in this case, I added hemp seeds to create a wonderfully creamy texture and dates for extra sweetness.

I recently visited the doctor for an annual physical, and we reviewed my blood test results. My doctor was shocked to see my perfect iron levels (he said, any higher and I would have toxicity), which I contribute to all the beets I eat since they are high in iron and an awesome blood builder!

Why you should be eating more beets:

  • One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.
  • Those who drank beet juice prior to exercise were able to exercise for up to 16 percent longer.
  • Unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress.
  • The betalin pigments in beets support your body’s Phase 2 detoxification process, which is when broken down toxins are bound to other molecules so they can be excreted from your body.

Lear more about the health benefits here.

Goodnight, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Pink Beet Smoothie
Delicious vegan creamy beet smoothie for energy and detox.
  1. 1/2 small beet, chopped and peeled
  2. 1 cup frozen strawberries
  3. 1 small piece of ginger
  4. 2 dates, pitted
  5. 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  6. 1 tablespoon maca root powder (optional)
  7. 1 cup almond milk (or any vegan mylk)
  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  1. If the beet is large only use 1/4.
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Falafel Buddha Bowls

Falafel Buddha Bowls

Mains, Salads | September 16, 2016 | By

I was so excited for this post because I sprouted chickpeas for the first time and they turned out awesome! I don’t know why I waited so long!  One dish I love is falafels, so I decided to make a raw vegan falafel in a buddha bowl and they turned out amazing!

Sprouting legumes is very important because they are coated in phytic acid and when consumed do not allow your body to absorb nutrients and cause digestion problems.  Sprouting not only neutralizes phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors but also changes the composition so nutrient levels are increased.  Sprouting is super easy; here is an awesome instructional video from YumUniverse on how to sprout your own chickpeas.

Chickpeas are also very nutritious. Although they are high in protein (15 grams per cup!) they do not contain all essential amino acids for a complete protein but this can be easily supplemented by adding a rice or grain.  Chickpeas contain a high amount of vitamins and minerals, just one cup contains (RDI):

  • 15 grams protein
  • 12 grams fiber
  • 84% Manganese!!
  • 71% Folate
  • 29% Copper
  • 28% Phosphorous
  • 26% Iron
  • 17% Zinc

To keep the falafels raw I dehydrated them for 6 hours, but you can also cook them if you do not have a dehydrator.   I decided to add red cabbage, carrots, kale and sprouts to my buddha bowl; a traditional buddha bowl will have a grain so I could also add quinoa or to keep it raw, cauliflower rice!  The sesame dressing I included in this recipe pairs so well with the falafels, and would also work well as a salad dressing.  Enjoy! 

Falafel Buddha Bowl
Sprouted chickpea raw vegan falafel buddha bowl.
  1. 2 1/2 cups sprouted chickpeas
  2. 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for 20 minutes
  3. 3/4 white onion onion, chopped
  4. 1/2 cup white sesame seeds
  5. 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  6. 1/4 cup flax meal
  7. 2 cloves garlic
  8. 3 teaspoons cumin
  9. 1 teaspoon coriander
  10. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  11. 1 teaspoon salt
  12. pepper to taste
  1. Kale, chiffonade
  2. Carrots, shredded
  3. Red Cabbage, shredded
  4. Sprouts of choice
Sesame Dressing
  1. 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  2. 1/2 zucchini, peeled
  3. 1 clove garlic
  4. 2 tablespoons coconut nectar
  5. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  6. dash of salt
  7. pepper to taste
  1. Place sprouted chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, 1/2 white onion, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in the food processor and process until combined. Add a little water if needed.
  2. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add parsley, flax meal and the rest of the onion and mix well.
  3. Take a golf ball size of the falafel mixture and form into small patties with your hands. Coat each patty in white sesame seeds and place on a dehydrator tray.
  4. Dehydrate for 6 hours at 115 F.
Sesame Dressing
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  1. Place veggies in a bowl with two falafel patties on top and drizzle with sesame dressing.
  1. Falafel recipe makes 18 - 20 patties, they will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks.
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Tropical Vanilla Ginger Smoothie with Vega One

Tropical Vanilla Zinger Smoothie

Breakfast, Snacks, Super Smoothies | September 10, 2016 | By

I was so excited to hear that Vega was running a campaign on how to build a better smoothie using less ingredients! Vega graciously sent me over a box full of their product Vega One in different flavors and a box of Silk unsweetened almond milk and I was dreaming up recipe ideas!

It was just not long ago, I was visiting my sister in Victoria, BC where she was explaining to me she never makes smoothies in her Vitamix anymore because they taste gross. This was an excellent opportunity to show her how to make a proper smoothie! Rule #1: do not add too many ingredients! This is the most common mistake people make; of course it will taste gross if you add too many superfood powders and ingredients that all have different flavor profiles. Thank goodness she loved the smoothies I made her and she was excited to make them again!

Too be honest, I have not used Vega protein powders in a long time, but my other sister swears by them. When I received my package and researched Vega One a little more I was shocked to see it contained so many awesome ingredients! Wow, I have been missing out; this is not just a protein powder but a whole food nutritional shake. Here is just a little synopsis on why Vega One is so awesome:

  • An all-in-one shake to help meet your daily nutritional needs
  • 20 grams of VEGAN protein
  • 160 calories per serving
  • Vibrant greens blend
  • Vitamins and minerals from real plant-based ingredients
  • 25% RDI fiber
  • Omega-3s ALA, antioxidants and 1 billion CFU probiotics
  • No added sugar, dairy or soy ingredients
  • Non-GMO project verified

You can find a full list of ingredients here.

One of my favorite flavor combinations is Vanilla and Ginger. Trust me, this combination is the bomb! I added French Vanilla Vega One with some ginger, banana, mango and almond milk and OMG, heaven in a glass! The color is green because of the vibrant greens blend in Vega One so you know you are feeding your body the good stuff!

Enjoy this recipe, and remember smoothies do not need to be complicated!

Tropical Vanilla Ginger Smoothie with Vega One
Tropical smoothie with banana, ginger, mango, vega one and almond milk.
  1. 1 fresh banana
  2. 1/2 cup frozen mango
  3. 3 ice cubes
  4. 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
  5. 1 scoop French Vanilla Vega One
  6. 1/2 thumb of ginger
  7. shredded coconut for garnish
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with coconut ribbons or shredded coconut.
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Cacao Power Protein Bars

Cacao Power Protein Bars

Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks | July 24, 2016 | By

I love making snack bars for work and it’s no secret that I love chocolate, so what a perfect way to marry the two into a healthy protein power bar to keep me going all morning!  My favorite raw vegan protein powder is Sun Warrior Warrior Blend; it is so smooth, tastes amazing and does not leave my stomach in knots.  You can use any protein powder for the base of this recipe.

No bake protein bars are so easy to make because you just set them in the freezer, and last a long time because you can keep them frozen until eaten.  I like using raw almond butter in my protein bars but you can use any nut butter.  For a liquid sweetener my go to is raw coconut nectar, it is the lowest on the glycemic index and full of these health benefits:

  • Contains 17 Amino Acids
  • Low in the glycemic index with a rating of only 35
  • Adds medium-chain fatty acids for readily available energy
  • Full of minerals, containing 10 x the amount of zinc and 4 x the amount of magnesium as brown sugar

I don’t rave about coconut nectar enough, it is truly my favorite!  Learn more about coconut nectar here.

If you’ve been following my blog you know that I love to add superfoods wherever possible, right?! So, I just had to throw some maca root powder in these bad boys!  I have been using maca root a lot lately to help balance out my hormones, but also has so many other health benefits:

  • Maca is rich in vitamins B, C, E, and contains high amounts of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
  • Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It serves as a boost to your libido and increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and increases fertility.
  • Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression
  • Within days of using maca your energy level may increase. It is also known for increasing stamina. Many athletes take maca for peak performance.
  • Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes.
  • If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, maca may help ease these symptoms, though of the evidence is anecdotal. Some have reported an increase in mental energy and focus.

Now that’s a superfood!! Read more about the health benefits of Maca here.

Enjoy these superfood protein power bars!

Cacao Power Protein Bars
Raw, vegan protein bars with superfoods.
  1. 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free)
  2. 2 scoops vanilla Sun Warrior Protein Powder
  3. 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  4. 1/2 cup liquid sweetener (I used coconut nectar)
  5. 1/2 cup nut butter (I used raw almond butter)
  6. 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  7. 2 tablespoons maca root powder
  8. 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  9. 2 teaspoons cinnamon (I use ceylon)
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or extract
  11. dash of Himalayan salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until a dough is formed or batter starts sticking together. If it is not sticking together add more nut butter or liquid sweetener.
  2. Scoop batter into an 8 x 8 square pan lined with parchment paper and flatten with a back of a spoon until even.
  3. Put in the freezer overnight or for 1 hour to set. Remove and cut into squares. Keep in fridge or freezer until eaten. Makes 9 - 12 bars.
  1. You can omit the maca root powder, sub carob powder instead of cacao, and sub chocolate sun warrior vanilla protein powder instead of vanilla.
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Strawberry Lemonade Parfait and Sweetly Raw Cookbook Review

Strawberry Lemonade Parfait

Breakfast, Desserts | July 4, 2016 | By

I am so excited for this post!  It’s no secret I love raw desserts and so a while back, I stumbled across an amazing raw desserts “cookbook” called Sweetly Raw Desserts created by the beautiful Heather Pace from Sweetly Raw.

Heather is a classically trained chef turned raw dessert chef and a certified yoga instructor.  She lives in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and sells her treats at Farmer’s Markets.  I was so lucky to be visiting my sister in Victoria the weekend she was at the Moss Street Market, so naturally I had to go and meet her in person and try her famous snickers bars!  And oh my goodness, they were amazing!!  If you live in or visiting the area, you have to go check out her booth!

This book is one of my favorites! Heather has put in a lot of work including details on how to prepare and organize your raw dessert kitchen with equipment, storage instructions, and so many how to’s!  It’s rare to find a cookbook these days with so much information.  And not mention the amazing recipes!  Her pictures will make you want to dive right in!

I was so happy to share a recipe from her book; this Strawberry Lemonade Parfait is perfect for summer.  The flavors are so light and refreshing, and who doesn’t love a parfait? They are super fun and easy to make!  I couldn’t stop eating these, my neighbor had to come over and help me! 

I love making parfaits because you can be really creative.  In this recipe I decided to add diced strawberries and granola, but there are so many options.  Shredded coconut, pecans and/or walnuts would also pair really nice with this.  Try it, you’ll love it!

Here are just a few reasons to purchase her book:

  • With over 90+ recipes – including parfaits, puddings, pies, cake, chocolate and more
  • Extended instructions on how to create a well-stocked raw dessert kitchen, including necessary ingredients and tools
  • Multiple step-by-step techniques describing baking basics, including the proper way to melt chocolate, frost a cake or even open a coconut
  • Mouth-watering photos that are both instructional and appealing

You can purchase her book on amazon here, or through her blog here. You have to check it out, anyone can make these recipes, and don’t forget they are made with real, healthy ingredients!

Strawberry Lemonade Parfait
Light, refreshing parfait made with lemon and strawberry pudding perfect for summer! Raw, vegan and healthy!
Lemon Pudding
  1. 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  2. 1/2 cup mashed avocado
  3. 3 tablespoons agave or coconut nectar
  4. 2 tablespoons melted coconut butter
  5. 1 teaspoon packed lemon zest
  6. 3 drops stevia
  7. 2 pinches turmeric, for color
Strawberry Pudding
  1. 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
  2. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons agave or coconut nectar
  4. 1/2 cup cashews
  5. 2 or 3 drops stevia
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
For Assembly
  1. 1 cups diced strawberries, for garnish
Lemon Pudding
  1. Blend the lemon juice, avocado, and nectar until smooth in a blender.
  2. Add the coconut butter, lemon zest, stevia and turmeric and blend again.
  3. Chill the pudding in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
Strawberry Pudding
  1. Blend all ingredients except the coconut oil until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the oil and blend again.
  3. Chill pudding in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  1. Layer the lemon and strawberry pudding in a parfait glass with your favorite toppings.
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Lucuma Chia Seed Pudding with Blueberry Compote

Lucuma Chia Seed Pudding

Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks | June 17, 2016 | By

I made this chia seed pudding a while ago and it was soooo amazing that I had to make it again for the blog! Lucuma powder is a staple in my superfood supply and I use it quite often. The lucuma is a subtropical fruit native to the Andean valleys and produced in Peru and Ecuador; popular in raw desserts and smoothies, this sweet, creamy and maple tasting powder can also be used as a sweetener replacement.

Lucuma is full of health and nutritional benefits: 

  • Contains 14 essential trace elements including high amounts of iron, calcium and phosphorous
  • Low on the glycemic index
  • High in fiber, B Vitamins and Beta Carotene (an antioxidant to help combat free radicals)

Read more about health benefits of Lucuma here. 

Let’s not forget about the power of chia seeds!  I try to add chia seeds in my diet wherever I can because of their super high content of omega 3’s! They are such a powerhouse of nutrition, only 1 ounce contains the following: 

  • Dietary fiber (11g – 42% recommended daily value)
  • Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg)
  • Omega-6 fatty acids (1620 mg)
  • Calcium (77 mg – 18% RDV)
  • Copper (0.1 mg – 3% RDV)
  • Phosphorus (265 mg – 27% RDV)
  • Potassium (44.8 mg – 1% RDV)
  • Zinc (1.0 mg – 7% RDV)

Read more about health benefits of Chia Seeds here. 

I used blueberries for the compote recipe but you can use any berry.  The Berry compote flavor pairs so well with the Lucuma chia pudding and melts in your mouth!  I topped it off with some sprouted buckwheaties and blueberries but crushed pecans or walnuts would also be really nice!  This recipe is definitely of my favorites!  ENJOY! 🙂

Lucuma Chia Seed Pudding with Blueberry Compote
Caramel, Maple chia seed pudding topped with blueberry goodness!
Chia Seed Pudding
  1. 1/4 cup chia seeds (black or white)
  2. 1 cup almond milk
  3. 3 tablespoons lucuma powder
  4. 5 dates, soaked and pitted
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. Dash of Himalayan salt
Blueberry Compote
  1. 1 cup fresh blueberries
  2. 3 dates, soaked and pitted
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
Chia Seed Pudding
  1. Place chia seeds in a medium size bowl and set aside.
  2. Blend dates, lucuma powder, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a high speed blender until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture over chia seeds, whisk well until combined.
  4. Place uncovered in the fridge overnight or for a few hours.
Blueberry Compote
  1. Blend all ingredients except coconut oil in a high speed blender until smooth.
  2. Pour melted coconut oil in blender while on low speed to emulsify.
  3. Place in a glass container and set in fridge overnight or for 1 hour (optional).
  4. Remove chia seed pudding and compote from fridge.
  5. Layer pudding and compote in a parfait glass and top with your choice of garnish.
  6. Enjoy!
  1. Substitute dates for any liquid sweetener, almond milk for any non-dairy milk and blueberries for any berry.
  2. Soak dates until soft. I soak mine in warm water for 30 minutes.
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Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

I have another amazing smoothie recipe I’ve been drinking a lot lately!  Now that summer is here I am drinking a lot more smoothies, and getting more creative with my ingredients!  This recipe is very light and refreshing; just looking at it reminds me of sunshine. 🙂 

Turmeric is one of my favorite super ingredients to add to smoothies!  I like to use the fresh root instead of powder, but you can use either or.  WARNING: when handling fresh turmeric root wear gloves!  It will stain everything yellow.  I don’t wear gloves but then end up living with yellow fingers and nails for a couple of days and I have a permanent turmeric stain on my cell phone case, lol!  Here is why I LOVE turmeric root so much: 

  • Blocks Cancer – Doctors at UCLA found that curcumin, the main component in turmeric, appeared to block an enzyme that promotes the growth of head and neck cancer.
  • Powerful Antioxidant – The University of Maryland’s Medical Center also states that turmeric’s powerful antioxidant properties fight cancer-causing free radicals, reducing or preventing some of the damage they can cause.  Early studies have indicated that curcumin may help prevent or treat several types of cancer including prostate, skin and colon.
  • Potent  Anti-Inflammatory  studies have shown turmeric to be one of the most potent anti-inflammatory on the planet and even trumps some medication. 
  • Osteoarthritis pain relief – Turmeric may also be helpful with another type of arthritis. Some research has shown that taking turmeric extract can ease the pain of osteoarthritis. In one study,reports WebMD, turmeric worked about as well as ibuprofen for relieving osteoarthritis pain.
  • Indigestion and heartburn aid  Curcumin works with the gallbladder, stimulating it to make bile, which may help with digestion. In Germany, turmeric can be prescribed for digestive problems. Some research shows that turmeric may help upset stomach, bloating and gas. Turmeric may also help reduce the occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in people who are otherwise healthy.

Read more about the health benefits of turmeric root here. 

I like to top this smoothie recipe off with shredded coconut and cinnamon, but be creative; fresh mango, banana and coconut whipped cream would be delightful!

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
Delicious vegan tropical smoothie with anti-inflammatory turmeric.
  1. 1 orange, peeled
  2. 1 fresh banana
  3. 1 cup frozen mango
  4. 2 dates, pitted
  5. 1 thumb size turmeric, peeled
  6. water for blending
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Only add a little water as needed for blending.
  1. Add vegan milk, or coconut butter for extra creaminess!
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