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Low Fat Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

This recipe has already been passed around twitter, but it's awesome. You'll love me and hate me for it -- Love me because it tastes just like a peanut butter cup and hate me for what I'm about to tell you. 

I've made a low fat (really low fat) alternative to peanut butter... only the recipe is in my upcoming cookbook. Ack! I know, I'm so cruel. Don't worry, though -- it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, I've formulated this recipe to use 1 tbsp of actual peanut butter. I like to use raw nut butter that's just peanuts -- no salt, sugar or oil added. 

Speaking of my cookbook, my old e-cookbooks are for sale only until the end of this month!

Recipe:Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Description

Quite possibly the best smoothie you will ever drink -- it tastes like a peanut butter cup!

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk as necessary.

Fat-Free Vegan Neapolitan Smoothie

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

Although day 1 of HH30 was a bit bumpy for me, day 2 was smooth sailing. I even managed to create this killer smoothie recipe. It tastes just like Neapolitan ice cream (a combo of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry) only it's instant to make and a whole lot healthier!

Now you can have "ice cream" for breakfast! 

By the way, I was featured on Women's Day magazine on Friday. Go check out my healthy snack tips!

Recipe:Neapolitan Smoothie

Description

This smoothie changed my life... it's like Neapolitan ice cream... but better!

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all ingredients together in a blender and whiz until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk as necessary.

Prepparing for the Challenge

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

We begin the 30 WHOLE Days Challenge... tomorrow! More than 100 people have signed up and together we'll spend the month of May eating only whole, unprocessed foods. I'll be chronically my adventure right here on Happy Herbivore with weekly wrap-up posts, but you can read daily recaps on Hey, Lindsay! I'll also be posting recipes as I go along. (I've got some good ones for you!)

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Preparing this Challenge has been interesting. I woke up on Monday wondering if I should fall off the wagon and eat processed foods with abandon this week or try to eat a more whole diet to help adjust. I settled on a hybrid between the two. I gave up bread, but ate an entire bag of Dandies. Awesome.

I think for me, the biggest 'challenge,' will be avoiding temptation. During the challenge I'll still be taking photos for my upcoming cookbookand since Scott is not doing the challenge with me, many tasty off-limits foods will be lurking in the kitchen. It will surely be a test of my will powder, thank god I got rid of all those Dandies.

I also have a lot of questions coming into this Challenge: Will I lose weight? Will I have more energy? Is this style of eating realistic for my lifestyle? Will I spend more or less on groceries? Will I have less household waste and recyclbables? Will my digestive system hum along more smoothly or will the increased fiber be... less fun? How will I deal with social situations... like the party I'm going to on Saturday or the business dinner later this month? 

Still, all the questions, excitement (and nerves!) aside, I'm really looking forward to this challenge... and most importantly, getting to share it with all my fellow participants. Here is a list of blogs participating and you can follow participants on this twitter list, too. 

Participating Blogs: 

 

Let's do it!