Improving your diet is the most important healthy change anyone can make. Yes, you can exercise more, you can get more sleep, you can meditate. But if you’re still filling your body with junk, none of that is really going to work the way it should. Change your diet and everything else falls into place. We’re celebrating health and happiness this Valentine’s Day and we hope you do, too! Start with these recipes in our Vegan Valentine’s Day Spread and share the love!
Red Beet Hummus
1 cooked organic beet, cooled
1 can organic garbanzo beans, drained
1 tbsp. tahini paste
1 clove garlic
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
Blend all ingredients on medium and slowly add olive oil while blending. Blend for 1-2 minutes or until a creamy smooth consistency. Serve with multi colored carrots, cucumber, and gluten free bread or crackers.
Antioxidant Love Salad
1 large organic red chard leaf, washed & chopped
1 cup organic red leaf lettuce or red spinach, washed and chopped
1 tbsp. cold pressed olive oil
1 tbsp. organic balsamic vinegar
1 small raw organic beet, washed, skinned & grated
½ cup organic raspberries
2 small radishes, shaved
¼ cup pomegranate seeds
¼ cup chopped raw walnuts
Combine olive oil and vinegar with chard and red leaf lettuce. Divide lettuce on two separate plates. Distribute half the beets, raspberries, radish, pomegranate seeds
and chopped walnuts to each salad.
Raspberry Chia Pudding
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
3 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. coconut nectar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups fresh organic raspberries
1 tbsp. coconut flakes (optional)
1 tbsp. raw cacao nibs (optional)
In a medium sized bowl, combine milk and chia seeds and stir until there are no lumps. Add coconut nectar and vanilla and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours. Place raspberries in a Vitamix or food processor and puree. Mix the raspberries with the chia pudding until completely mixed. Serve in a glass or bowl and top with coconut and/or cacao nibs (optional). Happy V Day!