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Easy Holiday Vegan Nut Balls

December 22, 2016 — 2 Comments

The holidays can be a very stressful time for many people.  Recently, I created a simple recipe that helped ease the anxiety of trying to determine what to bring to a holiday party or potluck. These nut balls are very easy to make, and it takes only about 10 minutes. They can be served as an appetizer or a dessert. They are delicious!

Christmas Nut Balls vegan

For a raw vegan version of this recipe, soak the walnuts for 8 hours and then dry them in a dehydrator overnight.

Ingredients:

2 cups walnuts (soaked and dried for a raw vegan version)

¼ cup dates, pitted and soaked

¼ cup shredded coconut or coconut flakes

2 Tbsp. agave nectar

1 tsp. cinnamon

Process:

  1. Optional: Soak walnuts overnight (about 8 hours) for a raw vegan version. Dry in dehydrator.
  2. Grind walnuts in a food processor until fine.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except the coconut and blend until creamy.
  4. Form mixture into small balls.
  5. Place coconut into a large jar. Add one or two balls at a time into jar and shake until the coconut sticks to the nut balls.
  6. Refrigerate until serving.

Enjoy!  

Happy Holidays!

© 2016, Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com, VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I thought I would share one of my favorite GREEN smoothies today! WARNING: this recipe is easy, healthy, filling, alcohol-free, GREEN and tasty! It is perfect as an afternoon snack to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or as an energy-booster any time of the day!

Equipment:

heavy-duty, high-speed blender

Ingredients:

½ cup frozen pineapple

½ cup frozen cherries

1 large pear, chopped

1lb. or 2 cups spinach

¼ cup fresh cilantro (optional)

1 cup unsweetened soy milk

1 tsp fresh ginger

water (optional) 

Process:

Place the chopped pear in the blender first. Then add the frozen fruit, greens, all other ingredients and soy milk. Blend until smooth. Enjoy! (This will be thick almost like a shake. Add more water if it is too thick for you.)

Enjoy!

© 2015, Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com, VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Pineapple SmoothieFor those who are fortunate like me and have an abundance of dandelions growing in your back or front yards, here is an easy and healthy recipe that you will love!  Try it before the cold weather settles. If you do not have dandelions, spinach is a great replacement for this recipe.


Dandelion Green Smoothies

Equipment:

Heavy-duty, high-speed blender

Ingredients: 

2 cups dandelions (from the yard!)

1/2 of chopped fresh pineapple

1 pear

1 large banana

1/4 cup coconut flakes

1 tsp fresh ginger

2 dates

3-4 cups water

Process:

Place all ingredients in a heavy-duty blender and mix until smooth. Start with 3 cups of water. Add more water if you prefer a thinner smoothie. This will taste very sweet!

Enjoy! 

(serves 2)

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.comVEG out: go Vegan, save Earth. be Good to animals.

© 2014, Vilma Reynoso

To learn how to make delicious and nutritious green smoothies: host a class! Or, purchase my eBook: Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality.

Kale Nut Salad

For some of us, football and food is a fun past time, and it seems that we inevitably end up eating not-so-healthy food with more calories than we care to imagine. The answer (well, other than not watching the game – whatever game that might be – and hiking or running or exercising in its place) – is to eat something healthier, tasty, easy, low calorie, and full of nutrients. If you are going to partake in eating lots of fatty foods, sugary foods or salty foods while watching your team play during football season, this is a great recipe for an easy, green salad that will enhance your experience and add some life to your body while eating the heavier foods. Give it a shot!

Here is the recipe for Easy Kale and Nut Salad. It will serve 4-5 people:

Ingredients:

2 large bunches of lacinato or green kale (about 8-10 cups), washed and de-stemmed

2 cups soaked and chopped walnuts or pecans (or a mix of the two)

½ chopped medium onion

6-8 chopped dates

Juice from 2 small limes or lemons

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Process:

  1. Rinse kale and remove the stems in the middle.
  2. Chop the kale into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl.
  3. In a food processor, chop the nuts and then place into large bowl with the kale.
  4. Add chopped onion and chopped dates.
  5. Add lemon or lime juice and olive oil.
  6. Mix salad and then massage it for about 30 seconds
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Enjoy!

Oh, and, today is Jan 19, 2014, and the Broncos are playing the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. So, GO BRONCOS!!!

Vilma Reynoso, www.vegoutwithvilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Copyright, 2014, Vilma Reynoso

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms

Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality is a short, concise and informational e-Book outlining the health benefits of green smoothies. The book includes my easy recipes that you will love! If you are curious about green smoothies, looking to improve your health or eating habits, are a seasoned vegan or raw vegan, these recipes will entice your palate!

A bit about me, Vilma Reynoso, and why I wrote this book:

As a child, I grew up consuming my father’s Argentine barbecues every Sunday. Usually ill with colds as a child, I suffered from chronic sinus problems, asthma and respiratory ailments, and was overweight.  As a young adult, I suffered with horrible PMS, fibroids, chronic fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, asthma, intestinal problems, sinusitis, foggy thinking, and even depression.  After evaluating my health and the deaths of both my parents due to heart disease, I became motivated to change my life, one step at a time. I slowly began to change my diet from meat-based to vegetarian, then to vegan, and finally to a mostly raw vegan diet. Healed from most of my ailments, I have never looked back!

Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality is one of several upcoming e-books. I have written it to demonstrate to you, the reader, how taking a small step, such as incorporating green smoothies into your daily routine, can dramatically enhance your life and health.

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Grape Smoothies

For a quick, easy, nutritious, delicious and filling green smoothie, try this recipe!

Equipment:

Heavy-duty, high-speed blender

Ingredients: 

1 lb. spinach

1 cup seedless green grapes

2 pears

4 cups water

Process:

Place all ingredients in heavy-duty blender and mix until smooth.

Enjoy! 

(serves 2)

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.comVEG out: go Vegan, save Earth. be Good to animals.

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

To learn how to make delicious and nutritious green smoothies: host a class! Or, purchase my eBook: Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

 

Cacao Smoothies

This is a delicious and healthy version of a chocolate shake containing no chemicals, dairy, or gluten. Children (and adults!) who love chocolate will love this one!

Equipment:

heavy-duty high-speed blender

Ingredients: 

2 Frozen bananas (cut into small pieces)

2-3 dates (soaked)

1 cup almond milk

1/2 tbl cacao powder

Process: 

1. Place all ingredients in heavy duty blender and mix until smooth.

Enjoy!

(serves 1)

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.comVEG out: go Vegan, save Earth. be Good to animals.

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

To learn how to make delicious and nutritious green smoothies: host a class! Or, purchase my eBook: Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

Raw Vegan Ice Cream Everyone LOVES ice cream! Here is simple, healthy and delicious raw vegan recipe. This can be eaten for breakfast or as a snack. Children will love this one!

Equipment:

heavy-duty high-speed blender

Ingredients: 

2-3 frozen bananas (peeled and cut into pieces)

3/4 cup blueberries

2 dates (soaked)

Process: 

1. Place blueberries in blender

2. Add frozen bananas

3. Chop dates in half and add them to blender.

4. Blend. You will have to stop the blender and scoop the bottom off and on. Keep blending, and you will soon see soft ice cream.

You may also use strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries instead of the blueberries. Or, you can use a combination of the above fruit.

Enjoy!

(serves 2-3 generously)

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

RawVegan Spaghetti

Spaghetti was one of my favorite foods as a child growing up with an Italian mother, and as a result, I learned to make delicious pasta sauce! As a healthier alternative, here is a raw vegan version of spaghetti – healthy and delicious! It is best to use organic tomatoes for this because you cannot beat their natural, flavorful taste!

Equipment:

Raw Spiralizer (Wondering what a “spiralizer” is? Click here.)

Ingredients:

4 green zucchini

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1/8 cup walnuts, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1 small carrot, chopped

1/2 red pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup parsley, minced

1 T olive oil

Red pepper and salt to taste

Green olives, chopped (optional)

Process:

Use the spiralizer and make spaghetti noodles with the zucchini. Mix with all other ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

For “tomato” inspiration, read Tomatoes for Life.

Not sure what to do with brussels sprouts? Here is a great raw recipe to entice anyone! This is very tasty and makes a great side dish for any main dish.

Equipment:

Raw Spiralizer

Ingredients:

1 head of bok choy

8-10 brussels sprouts

1 tomato

1 green onion

1 zucchini

3-4 small orange peppers

1 tbl olive oil

2 tbl tahini

2 tbl apple cider vinegar

water

Process:

To begin, chop brussels sprouts in a food processor or by hand and place in salad bowl. Add olive oil and vinegar and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

While the brussels sprouts are marinating, chop the tomato, green onion, and orange peppers vegetables at desired sizes.  Then, using a spiralizer, “spaghetti” the zucchini into noodles. Add the zucchini and the rest of the chopped vegetables in the bowl with the brussels sprouts.

For the salad dressing, mix the tahini and desired amount of water in a blender or food processor. For a thicker dressing, use 1 tbl of water. For a thinner consistency, use more.  Add the dressing to the salad and mix.

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso