Rainbow Spring Rolls. Summer is coming, and we want something cool and fresh to eat. A quick trip to the Farmer’s Market, and you are all set to whip up these spring rolls in less than 30 minutes. We used red pepper, cucumber, avocado, mango, carrots, green onions and purple cabbage, but these spring rolls are so versatile–whatever fruits and vegetables you have available can be added to change up the flavor. Paired with almond cilantro dipping sauce, this is a perfect summer lunch, dinner or snack. Of course, they are completely gluten free, dairy free and vegan.
Spicy Smoked Vegan Taco With Garlic Cashew Cream. I think that the best food can be found inside of a taco. There are so many varieties of tacos, and they can be tossed together quickly with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Since going gluten free, corn tortillas have been essential to my feeling that I can still love food without being deprived. Staying with my main theme of trying to fit as much nutrition into a square inch as possible, I have combined cauliflower, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts for a delicious and filling taco base. We have spiced it with with garlic, smoked paprika, chipotle and the best fats–avocado and cashews. I had no idea how they were going to turn out, but seriously, these tacos bring the flavor.
Superfood Breakfast Bowl. Breakfast is the perfect time for a bowl of superfoods, full of flavor and nutrients. It will help you start your day off right, with energy and focus. Chia seeds, goji berries, coconut with kiwi, almond milk and a little chocolate makes for a yummy breakfast with protein, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. If you are feeling sluggish, you can also whip up this bowl any time of the day for a nutrition boost. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free.
Matcha Chai Latte. Starting the day out with homemade Matcha Chai Latte made with non dairy milk and a variety of spices will greatly increase the chances that it will be a great day. Making your own chai means that you can treat yourself whenever you need to, and it won’t be loaded with preservatives and sugar. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Serve with Pumpkin Cranberry Bread.
Acai-Tini. I frequently stalk the local Goodwill store and thrift shops for things to reuse and re-purpose, including glasses or dishes for my food and drink creations. I found these glasses at Goodwill, and had to make a healthy, alcohol free, drink to highlight their beauty. Acai juice, hemp seeds, pomegranate seeds and other good things make this a delicious, refreshing drink. You can serve this drink as a snack or with a meal for a light, refreshing snack. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free.