Happy Herbivore Blog

NYC HH Meetups

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

The Happy Herbivore Meetups have been going great and I've really enjoyed the HH Meetups here in NYC! Last night was the third Happy Herbivore NYC meetup and we had a lovely rooftop vegan wine and cheeze par-tay! Through the Happy Herbivore Meetups I've had the chance to meet some terrific ladies who have quickly become good friends of mine. I encourage everyone to join or start a HH meetup in their area. Meetups are a great way to meet new people who share the same passions as you! *For those in NYC surrounding areas (Philly, Boston, DC, etc) -- let me know about upcoming meetups & I'll try to catch a bus there, HH treats in tow!

Fat-Free Vegan Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

My obsession with cinnamon buns runs deep. Although I've created a killer fat-free whole-wheat vegan cinnamon bun recipe to scratch the itch when it needs scratching; it's not exactly instant... or practical on a busy weekday morning. Smoothies, however, are my favorite answer to breakfast and today I combined the two for an amazing cinnamon experience!

Also be sure to try HH's Peanut butter Cup, Oatmeal Cookie, Pumpkin Pie & Neapolitan Smoothie recipes!

Recipe:Cinnamon Bun Smoothie


All the taste of a cinnamon roll in a healthy, delicious smoothie!



Combine all ingredients in a blender, whizzing until smooth.

How to make salad dressing without fat or oil

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

The other day I asked HH's FB fans, "How do YOU make a salad go from ordinary to extraordinary?" and through this discussion several people inquired about how you make salad dressing without oil or fat.

Here are my tips & tricks plus a no-fail quick recipe:

1. squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over your salad

2. add fresh fruit (or dried fruit) for added flavor instead of a dressing

3. experiment with fat-free balsalmic vinaigrettes

4. substitute tofu (or avocado) for oil in old recipes

5. combine equal parts agave and dijon mustard (pictured)

6. use BBQ sauce as a dressing

7. toss your salad with flavor salsas like pineapple-mango

8. add components to your salad: grains, baked beans, sweet potatoes

9. use fresh juices like carrot juice as a dressing

10. Serve with a dollop of HH's hummus, guac or HH's mock tuna.