Easy Holiday Vegan Nut Balls

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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St. Patrick’s Day Healthy Vegan Smoothie

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.

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

Delicious and Easy Grape Grandeur Green Smoothie

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

Try a vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free cacao shake!

Refreshing Raw Vegan Cacao Shake

This is a delicious and healthy version of a chocolate shake containing 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

strawberries for garnish

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

Raw Brussels Sprout and Bok Choy Salad

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

Here is a refreshing, healthy and very simple raw recipe! Children will LOVE this one!

Wishin’ I was in Hawaii Raw Pineapple & Banana Pudding

Here is a refreshing, healthy and very simple raw recipe!  Children will LOVE this one!

Equipment:

High speed blender

Ingredients:

2 large frozen bananas

1/3 pineapple

1-2 dates

Dash of cinnamon

Water

Process:

Chop frozen bananas and pineapple into small pieces. In a high-speed blender, blend until smooth with dates and a tiny amount of water. Add more water for a thinner consistency. Serve as a pudding and add a dash of cinnamon.

For an alternative treat, serve as a shake!!

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