How to Make Homemade Almond Milk Quick and Easy

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Would you believe me if I said that you can quickly make your own Almond Milk?

Well, believe it!

It’s super easy, but super tasty~✨👌

Homemade Almond Milk

  • Servings: Several
  • Difficulty: SUPER Easy
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What you need:

  • A Vitamix or a High-powered Blender
  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds (soaked in Water overnight)
  • A Nut Milk Bag
  • Optional: Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: 1-2 Dates

How to make it:

  1. Drain the Almonds. Pour the Almonds and 3 1/2 Cups Water to your blender. 
  2. Optional: add 1 tsp Vanilla Extract. 
  3. Optional: add 1-2 Dates.
  4. Blend until it looks milky.
  5. After blending, pour and squeeze through a Nut Milk Bag over a bowl.
  6. Pour the milk into a bottle, and enjoy!

  

THIS turns into…

 THIS!

(Yum! All that Almond Milk goodness!)

Add your Homemade Almond Milk into your Homemade Cold Brew Coffee, Chia Pudding, and Overnight Oats  Homemade Cold Brew Coffee  Chia Pudding  Overnight Oats

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your Almond Milk and cookies🍪 too!

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Motivational Quote Monday: Wisdom from Star Wars + the Super Blood Moon

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Happy Monday!

Did you see that moon last night? It was stunning, to say the least.

🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑

🌑The weather was just right, mot too warm, not too chilly. The winds were still, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.🌕

🌝I watched the moon become full and then slowly eclipse, and become red, and it was truly an experience that I’ll never forget.🌚

Did you miss the moon? Click here see the entire phenomenon, sped up. 

In case you didn’t know last night’s Full Moon was a Super Blood Moon. So, being a Supermoon, the moon was larger. Additionally, it was covered by a lunar eclipse! It was a phenomenon that only happens every 30 years! 

 (Image made by me)

A quote to start your week off right:  (Image made by me)

Wisdom from the wise Yoda.

Until next time, remember: eat your veggies and stayin the moment!🌄


Fruitie Smoothie Sunday + Full moon news!

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I have a new favorite Smoothie recipe, and it’s actually my Dad’s Recipe!  

Click here to see another of my Dad’s Recipes: Oatmeal Raisin Overnight Oats

 Dad’s Famous Smoothie

  • A little bit of Water 
  • 2 Oranges
  • A big handful of: Frozen Strawberries and Frozen Mangoes
  • A few chunks of Frozen Bananas

Also, remember: tonight‘s Full Moon is a Super Moon and a Lunar Eclipse, which won’t happen again for thirty years! 

For more about tonight’s moon look at Monday’s post, MOONday!

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies🍪 too!

Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet + Celebrating The Autumnal Equinox: The First Day of Fall!

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Fall is approaching, in fact Wednesday is the Autumnal Equinox, AKA: the official First Day of Fall! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Fall!  (Image by: Heather Dawn)

With cooler weather and leaves changing colors, we’ll all be baking bread, muffins, cookies, and all kinds of goodness! 

But, chances are not all these recipes are vegan! Maybe you have baked goods that are a tradition for you and your family, or you find great recipes that aren’t vegan.

I know that’s been happening to me lately!

So, here’s a guide to vegan-izing your baked goods!
  (Image by: Rebecca Siegal)

NOTE: Unless specified, use the same measurements from the recipe for the replacements!

Eggs can be replaced with:

Click here to check out PETA‘s other egg replacement suggestions!

Butter can be replaced with:

Unhealthy Oils should be replaced with:

  • Coconut Oil 
  • Applesauce 
  • 1 Banana

Click here to check out PETA‘s Ultimate Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet!

Speaking of the Autumnal Equinox, did you know that besides being the First Day of Fall, it is also the Pagan Holiday of Mabon?

I know, I said Pagan, but don’t run away! Anyone can celebrate the First Day of Fall!

Afterall, the way I see it is that Mabon is simply celebrating Fall’s arrival and acknowledging that Winter is coming (Yeah, had to put in that Game of Thrones reference.)  

Here’s an article on the Huffington Post about the Autumnal Equinox and Mabon.

Below are some ways that you can celebrate Fall’s arrival!

  (Image by: Ian Sane)

How To Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox or Fall’s Arrival:

1. Bake something festive for fall. 

  • Examples: Vegan breads (apple, banana, pumpkin,) cookies, scones, cakes, or a pie.

3. Drink something festive for fall.

  • Apple cider, vegan hot cococa, or hot tea.

4. Eat something festive for fall.

  • Get your soup amd stew recipes out!
  • Cook with squashes and pumpkins!

4. Take a walk outside and look at the leave’s changing colors, and the fallen acorns.

  • Maybe collect a few leaves or acorns to decorate your house, or to craft with.

5. Acknowledge the bountiful harvest we have, and give some of the bounty to a Food Drive!

6. Do Fall-inspired crafts involving apples, corn, acorns, fall leaves, and other fall finds!  (Image by: Kim)

Above is a creative apple🍎 craft! Cut the top of the apple, core the inside out, and put a tea light in it.

  • Speaking of Apples🍎. Did you know if you cut an apple in half it looks like a star⭐️? It’s true! Go try it!

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your fall favorites too!

Motivational Quote: MOONday

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Today is a special post, because there is something special happening next week! (Don’t worry, I still have a Motivational Quote at the end of this post!)

On Sunday, September 27th there will be a Full Moon🌕. (Not this Sunday, but the next.)

But, not just any Full Moon🌕. It’ll be a Supermoon🌕 (bigger, and higher in the sky.)

That’s not all! It’ll also be a Lunar Eclipse.

So, there will be a Supermoon🌕 and a Lunar Eclipse on the same night! This only happens every 30 years, and the last time was in 1982.

I encourage you to go check it out

After all, it won’t happen again until 2033!  

 (Image from: Pixabay)

I’m going to celebrate this exciting event and make Vegan Full Moon Crescent Cakes! (I’ll replace butter with half Coconut Oil and half Earth Balence Buttery Sticks, and replace the egg with a flax egg!)

Read more about this awesome astronomical event here Because remember the moon always rises and falls, just like you do.

And you’re never alone, because the moon’s always there!

You just have to look up to see your best friend forever, The Moon🌕!

I know it seems silly, but you can talk to the moon! (Most judgement-free friend ever!) Or simply meditate while gazing at the moon’s beauty.

If no one else, the moon is always there, watching over you.

Have a happy MOONday!

Until next time, remember: eat your veggies and look up at your friend, The Moon!🌒🌕🌔


How To Make Creamy Banana Ice Cream + Nicecream Recipes

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This week instead of smoothies, I have 2 recipes for deliciously simple Nicecream!

This is my favorite dessert, and I’m sure it’ll be yours too! (I have seen people eat it for breakfast actually.)

What is Nicecream? It’s Vegan ice cream that’s just made with frozen bananas I’ve posted how to make Nicecream before, but, for your convienience here’s the Nicecream recipe:

Nice Cream

  • Servings: As much as you want!
  • Difficulty: Super Easy
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What you need:

  • Frozen bananas
  • Your favorite flavorings
  • A Vitamix makes this PERFECTLY, but if you don’t have one any blender or food processor is fine.

How to make Nicecream:

  1. Blend frozen bananas.
  2. It will be hard to blend at first, but stick with it.
  3. When it looks like rice, you’re doing great. Now, keep blending until creamy and ice creamy!
  4.  Ta-da~ Nicecream
  5. Add a datel/sweetener to make sweeter.
  6. Add fruits or flavoring to make different types of Nicecream*.

*Flavorings

  • Vanilla: Blend with vanilla extract and/or vanilla vegan protein powder.
  • Chocolate: Blend with chocolate extract, chocolate chips, vegan chocolate protein powder,carob  powder, and/or cacaco powder.
  • Fruity: Blend/top with berries, cherries, or any fruits.
  • Coconut: Blend with coconut milk and top with shredded coconut.

Check this blog post to see how to freeze bananas Classic Nicecream

Nicecream: Just Frozen Bananas–go here for details. 

Toppings: Coconut Flakes, Caramelized Buckinis, Goji Berries, Cacao Nibs, and Coconut-covered Date Candy (see this post for the recipe.) 

Mango Nana Nicecream

Nicecream: Frozen Bananas and Frozen Mango.

Toppings: Coconut Flakes. 

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies🍪 too!

Caturday: 20 of the Cutest Kittens Ever on YouTube 

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This week I have a round-up of the cutest kittens on YouTube, hand-picked by me!

These are sure to brighten your day!

Warning: May be too much adorableness to handle!😜

 

Until next time, remember: have your veggies🍅, eat your cookies🍪, and love on your animals too!

Happy Healthy Vegan Overnight Oats Recipes

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Today I am sharing with you some of my favorite🌟Vegan Overnight Oats recipes.

I eat these almost every day, they’re just that good.

These recipes are filling, satisfying, and oh so YUMMY! 

The best part? You can make them the night before, and eat right away in the morning!

 Classic Overnight Oats

  • This recipe is simple, but yummy, and very customizable! The chia seeds plump up in the morning, so it’s almost like tapioca pudding!

Classic Overnight Oats

  • Difficulty: Easy
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What’s in it?

  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1 cup  Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1T Flax Meal
  • 1T Chia Seeds
  • Your favorite sweetener 

How to Make?

  1. Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl or jar, and leave in the fridge overnight.
  2. In the morning leave cold, or microwave for a few minutes.
  3. Add your favorite sweetener, and any mix-ins.

Mix-ins:

  • Fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, coconut flakes, peanut butter, cacao powder, applesauce, fruit spread, apple butter, puréed, chopped dates, pumpkin, carob powder, cinnamon, or anything you come up with!

 Dad’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Oats

  • I’m so proud of my Dad! For health reasons, he has become mostly Vegan! He came up with this delicious recipe, and eats it almost every morning. 

Dad's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Oats

  • Difficulty: Easy
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What’s in it?

  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1 cup  Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • A handful of Raisins
  • 1T Flax Meal 
  • 1 T Chia Seeds
  • (Optional: Chopped Pecans and Coconut Flakes)
  • (Optional: Sweeten with The Date Lady Date Syrup)

How to Make?

  1. Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl or jar, and leave in the fridge overnight.
  2. In the morning leave cold, or microwave for a few minutes.

  Banana Bread Overnight Oats

  • I really love this recipe, it seriously does taste like banana bread!

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

  • Difficulty: Easy
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What’s in it?

  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1 cup Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 a Banana (mashed)
  • 1/2 a Banana (sliced)
  • A handful of Chopped Walnuts
  • (Optional: 1 T Flax Meal and 1 T Chia Seeds)

How to Make?

  1. Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl or jar, and leave in the fridge overnight.
  2. In the morning leave cold, or microwave for a few minutes.
  3. Too with sliced Bananas and chopped Walnuts.

 

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies🍪 too!

Happy Healthy Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

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Recently, I found a delicious, healthy, Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake at Food Fiasco.

The real recipe is for a Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake, but I’m too lazy–so I skip the lava and make it a Chocolate Mug Cake!

Yes, you read that correctly, a mug cake

This deliciousness only takes a few minutes to make!

This cake tastes decadent, but it’s actually healthy!

I usually have this for dessert once a week–it’s just that good!

 

I made 3 changes to the recipe:

1. I used Whole Wheat Flour, instead of White While Wheat Flour.

2. Instead of sugar, I used Truvia Baking Blend.

3. Instead of Cocoa Powder I’ve used Cacao Powder, Carob Powder, or a Combo of both! (Carob Powder makes it sweeter!)

⭐️Happy Healthy Choices:⭐️

👍I’ve used Applesauce or So Delicious Coconut Yogurt! Both times it turned out well.

👍I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips, of course! (They’re the BEST vegan chocolate chips.)

👍I like to add Strawberry Slices and Cacao Nibs!

Have a product, recipe, or cookbook that you want me to review? Comment below with the link, or e-mail me at: happyhealthynoms@gmail.com

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and drink your Kevita too!

Writers Tips Wednesday: How To Be A Writer? Always Write!+Beat Writer’s Block

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Welcome to the first installment of Writing Tips Wednesday! For now on Wednesday will either be What Vegans Eat Wednesday OR Writing Tips Wednesday!

I’m not just a food blogger, I’m also a Professional Writing Major at a University and an author of Young Adult Novels (that will soon be published.)

Each Writing Tips Wednesday, I’ll post my writing tips, writing tips from famous authors, and wonderful writing resources

✏️Writing Quote of the Week:📓

(Image from Books by Bailey)

 I know this seems like a simple concept, but it’s actually not an easy thing to do (when you are serious about writing.)

When you’re a professional writer, you can’t just write when you feel inspired–you have to write every single day.✔️

But, you can’t just close this blog page and say, “Yeah, I’ll write every day!”

NO! You have to set a goal for yourself! Otherwise, you’ll never write!

⭐️(Doing the following will beat writer’s block!)⭐️

Every day, I set a timer, and make myself write for one hour (even if I don’t feel like it!) 

You have to set it for whatever time works for YOU.

Or, maybe set a goal of how many pages, or words you’ll write.

The important thing is that it works for YOU. (And, figuring that out may take some trial and error.)

Additionally, I cannot stress enough how important reading is! The more you read, the better your writing will be, seriously.

👉Go read a book, and then see how much your writing improves, I dare you!

Bonus Quote of the Week 

(Image and Quote are mine! Made with InstaQuote.) 

⭐️Writing Resource of the Week:🌟

This week I read the book Living Write by: Kelly L. Stone, and I highly recommend it. It has great tips for writers, and it is very motivational. So if you’re in a bit of a writer’s block, go read that book!

Until next time, remember: read📖 and write✏️ every day!