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Dark Chocolate Chip Mint Shake

A vegan minty chocolate protein shake recipe, made with some of my favorite products of this season @anotherhungryvegan.comIs it mid-April already?? Something that almost immediately comes to mind for me when it comes to Spring is mint – the color, flavor and everything in-between. Because Easter, Mother’s Day and my birthday all happen during this season, I also automatically associate it with chocolate. So I figured, why not combine the two in a Sweet Mint Chocolate Shake made with some of my favorite products of the season! Continue reading

A vegan minty chocolate protein shake recipe, made with some of my favorite products of this season @anotherhungryvegan.comA vegan minty chocolate protein shake recipe, made with some of my favorite products of this season @anotherhungryvegan.com One of my favorites this Spring are these cute little cookies made by Rawxies. If you aren’t familiar with them, Rawxies are raw, vegan, gluten-free and soy-free heart-shaped cookies made with completely natural ingredients. As their sticker “Stop Eating Crap” would suggest, Rawxies is all about eating clean foods that will nourish your body and give you plenty of energy. Their Mint Chocolate Chip flavor was one that definitely influenced the flavor of this particular shake recipe. I love breaking the cookie into pieces and topping the shake with it.

A vegan minty chocolate protein shake recipe, made with some of my favorite products of this season @anotherhungryvegan.comAnother product I’m loving lately: Chocolate HempPro 70 from Manitoba Harvest. This protein is super clean, easy to digest and incredibly allergen-friendly. I’ve been a long time fan of the Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest, so it’s great to have a convenient powder form to throw right into smoothies and shakes. I love hemp as a protein source because it has fiber, iron, and essential fatty acids to keep you feeling great! Plus who doesn’t like versatile flavors such as chocolate, vanilla and original? Check out the full line of hemp protein from Manitoba Harvest. I promise there’s a special hemp protein powder for everyone!

A vegan minty chocolate protein shake recipe, made with some of my favorite products of this season @anotherhungryvegan.comMore products I’m loving this month? Well if you’re following me on Instagram, you probably already know what this one is. Sweet Spreads makes these incredible naturally-flavored coconut butters called CocoNutter. They have anything from Vanilla Cupcake to Cinnamon Roll to Dark Chocolate Mint, and yes the flavors all taste as great as they sound! If you’re wanting to try them for yourself, I really recommend getting a sample pack off their website. Sweet Spreads are a great way to get in healthy fats for an active lifestyle, and I love throwing them into protein shakes as a post-workout treat. This shake really gets its rich dark chocolate and minty flavor from the CocoNutter!

A vegan minty chocolate protein shake recipe, made with some of my favorite products of this season @anotherhungryvegan.comLast, but not least I’ve been loving these Super Algae Tablets from Sunfood. Spirulina is a protein-packed superfood with nutrients including iron, B vitamins and so much more! These tablets are a great way to get in more spirulina and chlorella because you can literally just take them like a vitamin with some water. I like to throw them in smoothies (and you can’t even taste anything) but that’s just me.

A big thanks to Manitoba HarvestRawxiesSweet Spreads, and Sunfood for giving me the opportunity to try and review their products. Stay tuned for more recipes in the future via this blog and my social media pages. Let me know if you get a chance to try some of these products, and be sure to check out the recipe below. Remember, you don’t have to have these exact products and you can adapt things as needed.

Dark Chocolate Chip Mint Shake
Serves 1
A minty chocolate protein shake made with some of my favorite products of this season
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  1. 1 cup water
  2. 2 Tbs Chocolate HempPro 70
  3. 1 Tbs Sweet Spreads Dark Chocolate Mint
  4. 1 Tbs cacao powder
  5. 1/2 tsp Sunfood maca powder
  6. 3 spirulina tablets (optional)
  7. 1 frozen banana
  8. sweetener if needed
  9. handful of ice
  10. Mint Chocolate Chip Rawxies (optional) for topping
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a smooth, creamy consistency. Top with Rawxies, cacao nibs, or whatever else you fancy!
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Righteously Raw Chocolate

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comValentine’s Day is just around the corner…and you know what that means! Good food, candy, baked goods and of course chocolate! Now, rather than buying your special someone a box of cheap chocolates I have a proposition in mind. Why not give them some super-high quality, vegan superfood chocolates made with organic, raw ingredients? Sure they won’t be as cheap as the store-bought options, but whoever you give them as a gift to will be able to tell the difference right away! I am so thankful to Righteously Raw for reaching out and sending me such a wide variety of their chocolates to try out! Find out what I thought about their bars and other products, and which ones I highly recommend for you to try for yourself. Plus, keep reading to find out how you can get 15% OFF your next order! Continue reading

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comIf one thing goes great with cacao, it’s maca! So, if you didn’t guess it already, the Maca Bar is a wonderful treat and eating it is quite the experience. This bar is made of cacao butter, dates, raisins, agave, vanilla, pink salt, and maca, mesquite and cacao powder. This has a rich, smoky almost malty flavor due to the maca and mesquite. If you liked Kit Kat bars, these are actually really similar in how you eat them. You break off a long piece, and each piece of the bar has this goey and decadent filling inside. If you’re curious about the benefits of maca I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, but it’s really helpful with improving endurance, energy, and keeping hormones in check. This Maca bar was the first of all of the chocolates that I tried, but I could already tell that the others were going to be excellent. 

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comGoji and Cacao are not ingredients I have together often, and I’m really not sure why! Both happen to be excellent superfoods with unique flavors. As soon as I broke into this bar, a gooey goji, fig and raisin filling emerged. This bar also contains organic mesquite pod powder, but it doesn’t have as much of a smoky flavor as the other bar since this one doesn’t have any maca powder. Although as a dark chocolate bar, this one is perfectly rich, yet chewy due to the filling in the middle. If you or someone you know loves fruit and chocolate together, then I think this is a great first bar to try out!

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Caramel Bar, with Lucuma and Cacao was definitely one of my favorites of all three that I tried. This one is also made with all-organic ingredients: dates, lucuma fruit powder, vanilla, pink salt, cacao butter and powder and agave. This bar was just as rich as the others, but it had an extra sweetness from the lucuma. In case you’re wondering, the lucuma is rich in beta-carotene and iron and is a natural sweetener. I actually tried some of the filling on its own and wow, it truly does taste like a milky caramel. It was a great addition to this bar because along with being good for you, it really balances out the rich, deep flavor of the cacao. The filling inside was creamy and decadent, just like you would find in any traditional caramel-chocolate bar only way better. If you like sweet flavors over the more smoky flavors, I think this is the bar for you! 

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Maca Bite Size bar is actually quite generous in size, despite the name. It’s the perfect square of chocolate for after dinner or lunch, or for when you get a sudden chocolate craving. I love the flavor of the maca that adds a malty and smoky essence. Plus this bar isn’t as sweet as the others so if you are more of a savory person, you might end up liking this bar the most!

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comThe 83% Pure Dark Cacao bite-sized bar is just what I had hoped it would be. A rich, chocolately treat packed into a small square of chocolate. The darker the cacao, the better in terms of not just flavor but also health-wise. I can tell this is made with really high quality dark chocolate, and because of that I really only need one square at a time.

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comSpeaking of “the way chocolate ought to be”, may I introduce to you this beautiful coconut and cacao macaroon. I was honestly expecting more of a macaroon cookie in the shape of a ball, but I was pleasantly surprised with this fancy chocolate truffle! It’s actually a coconut macaroon dipped in chocolate, and what’s better than that? This bar gets its sweetness from agave, vanilla and coconut palm nectar which give it a buttery, cookie-dough like taste that’s just incredible!

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comThe last three bite-sized bars are from top to bottom, Rose, Mint and Spice. The Rose bar is a beautiful pink color because of the raspberries and beet in the ingredients. It about half a sweet, lightly fruity taste and half a rich cacao/chocolate flavor. I have to say it again, this bar is a super pretty hue that you don’t find in most chocolate bars!

The Mint bar was one that both my mom and I really enjoyed. She tends to go for mint and chocolate combos first (which I can’t blame her for), and I think this bar is a great reason why. The mint comes from essential peppermint oil with no refined sugar. This bar is refreshing from the mint but still nicely rich and not too sweet from the organic cacao, vanilla and just a little agave.

Righteously Raw Chocolate @anotherhungryvegan.comLastly, the Spice bar which not-surprisingly, has a definite kick to it. The chocolate itself is very rich, and probably a little less sweet as the other bite-sized bars. The spices? Cinnamon, cayenne, and aji panca powder (which I found out is a type of pepper). Sometimes, it’s nice to have some spice in your life but if you are super sensitive, then you might want to pass on it. However, don’t forget that spicy foods have a lot of health benefits and not to mention, sinus-clearing abilities!

So, now that you know more about Righteously Raw, I’m sure you’re getting a hankering for some high-grade, raw chocolates. No worries, you can shop on their online store to purchase some treats of your own. In fact, Righteously Raw gave me a code so you can save 15% off your order (which is the perfect excuse to buy more chocolate)! Just don’t forget to use the code AHV15 before your purchase is complete. If you’re wanting to purchase a Valentine’s present for your special someone, be sure to pick up at least a bar or two for yourself!

Mint Chocolate Brownie Milkshake

IMG_6827Now first things first, this is not a super healthy recipe by any means. A milkshake is still a milkshake, but this one features ice cream from NadaMoo! which happens to be one of my top favorite coconut milk ice creams. In fact, I’ve given them a review in the past on this blog if you’re curious about all their flavors (hint: all of them are fantastic). NadaMoo! was actually doing a summer recipe contest featuring milkshakes with their ice cream, and I immediately went for the Lotta Mint Chip. This ice cream is incredibly flavorful and I feel better about eating it because it has a lot fewer calories, sugar, and fat than many other vegan brands of ice cream. It’s also organic, gluten-free, soy-free, kosher and made with fair trade certified ingredients. Anyway, on to the recipe! I have always loved chocolate and mint together and I thought this wasn’t a super popular milkshake combo (at least not as popular as vanilla or chocolate). This is totally worth a try for when you want a cool minty and chocolately treat, whether it’s in the summer or over the holidays! Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Brownie Milkshake
A decadent milkshake that tastes just like a mint chocolate chip brownie in liquid form! All you need is some NadaMoo! Lotta Mint Chip ice cream and chocolate almond milk. The rest of the ingredients make it more decadent, but they aren't necessary.
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  1. 1 cup chocolate almond milk
  2. 1 cup Nadamoo Lotta Mint Chip ice cream
  3. 1 Cocoa Almond SquareBar (1/2 blended and 1/2 for garnish)
  4. 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (to make it thicker)
  5. ice
  6. Fresh mint and the rest of the squarebar for garnish (completely optional)
  1. Place the following ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with fresh mint and squarebar pieces (or chocolate chips) if you'd like.
  1. If you like thicker smoothies and don't have any xanthan gum, simply reduce the amount of liquid and/or add more ice cream.
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“Girl Scout” Thin Mint Cookies

IMG_1830It’s that girl-scout cookie time of the year again, and it seems to pass by so quickly. I know some of the girl scout cookies are now labeled “vegan” depending on which company they are baked by. Thin mints were always a favorite of mine, my family’s, and pretty much everyone I know. Even if the cookies that the girl scouts sell are technically vegan, they still contain way too many ingredients in my opinion (hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, etc). I modified this from a recipe that was originally gluten free, which you can find HERE. However, stick around if gluten isn’t a concern for you. These are well worth it, and you can make them all year round instead of stocking up on all those boxes right now.

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IMG_1725First off, here are your ingredients:

1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (I used Whole-Wheat Flour)
1 cup sugar (I actually use a little less than this)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
3/4 cup melted virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbs vanilla extract
1/2 tbs peppermint extract (or more, depending on taste)
1 cup vegan chocolate chips

IMG_1733First, start by preheating the oven to 325ºF. Start combining the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk together in a bowl. Next, add the melted coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla and mix together.

IMG_1734You’ll want to mix everything until you get a dough-like mixture. Grease two cookie sheets or line with parchment and get ready to form your cookies for baking.

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Now, I honestly had no idea how large these cookies would come out when baked but I can tell you that they will expand a good amount. You’ll want to use a rounded-tablespoon for each cookie (which is way less than what I did here). However, the cookies will still come out fine if you use more dough. They will just take a little longer to bake and will be bigger “thin mints”.

Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until they are done. Let the cookies cool before eating and before frosting. Make sure they aren’t too soft, and continue baking if they need to harden more. If your cookies come out larger, make sure that the centers are cooked.

For the chocolate mint frosting, combine the vegan chocolate chips and peppermint extract in a saucepan over the stove. Be careful to cook at medium to low heat, and watch the chocolate so that it doesn’t burn. Whisk together to help the chocolate melt. Carefully let cool and taste to be sure there is enough peppermint added. I used this peppermint stevia so I had to use a lot more. Remove the pan from the stove and get ready to frost the cookies.

IMG_1785Dip the tops of the cooled cookies in the chocolate-peppermint frosting and spread with a rubber spatula or carefully with a butter knife. Put the cookies on a lined sheet (I used wax paper) and place them in the fridge to set for at least 20 minutes.

IMG_1806That’s it! It’s really important to let the frosting harden for that authentic “thin mint” texture and taste. I actually made these for a potluck and they seemed to be well-liked by everyone! Try them for yourself and let me know how they turned out!