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TigerNut Horchata, Granola and More

IMG_5085Ever heard of TigerNuts? First off, despite the name they’re actually completely nut-free. Organic Gemini has a line of products made with TigerNuts that are also gluten-free, non-gmo, organic, paleo and vegan. What’s great about these little root vegetables is that they have a ton of fiber, fiber and potassium along with some other vitamins and nutrients. Organic Gemini sells their Original Raw TigerNut snack, that unlike products from other TigerNut brands on the market are not treated with chemicals in the peeling process. Read on to see how many products Organic Gemini offers using these remarkable little superfoods! Continue reading

IMG_5061One of the products I was really excited to try since I was at Expo West was the TigerNut Horchata. I’m amazed at how many flavors they offer, from Strawberry and Banana to Coffee and Chai. These drinks as well as the Unsweetened and Original are great on their own, or they make a delicious addition to smoothies! My favorites, personally are the Banana, Coffee and Strawberry (either on their own or otherwise). There are literally endless ways that you can enjoy these to replace nut-based or dairy milks, you can even use them in your morning coffee or have them with a bowl of cereal or baked goods.

IMG_5107The Raw Snack is lightly sweet with a taste that reminds me of nuts. I like the fact that per serving these actually have a lot less fat but they have a good amount of fiber and vitamins that most nuts don’t have. Because these are starch-based, I find that they also keep me feeling full a lot longer. Plus I love the fact that you can feed these to anyone, without worrying that they might have a nut allergy. I can’t wait to post a gluten-free recipe using the TigerNut flour!

IMG_5150The TigerNut Granola is incredible! I can’t believe that it’s raw and made by dehydrating in order to preserve the nutrients. It comes in two flavors: Banana Cacao and Apple Cinnamon. Both have an excellent sweet, flavor but they are a lot more filling and crunchy than standard granola. In terms of texture, they remind me of a sweet cracker that becomes softened if you pour some of the Horchata over it, which happens to be a delicious breakfast!

IMG_7819My favorite of the granolas personally is the Apple Cinnamon, which honestly tastes like a sweet graham cracker with its crunchy texture. I love to use the granola to top my smoothies, or as a quick snack when I’m taking a break from working. For the photo above, I was all out of my TigerNut Horchata so I used coconut milk as a non-dairy and nut-free alternative. I had the granola with the non-dairy milk and some freshly cut apples cold, but you could probably also warm up the milk and apples and have it that way as well…I bet it would taste even more like apple pie if you did that and added some cinnamon!

Anyway, a big thank you to Organic Gemini for providing me with these samples of so many of their different products. Stay tuned for a gluten-free recipe coming to this blog soon featuring their TigerNut flour! If you happen to be on the East side of the country, check out their online store locator for places nearby that you can purchase their products. Otherwise, you can purchase them online and join the TigerNut Club for free shipping. Which products of these are you just dying to try first? Let me know in the comments below! 

Salazon Chocolate Co

Review of Salazon Chocolate Co @anotherhungryvegan.comI’m one of those people who gets really excited about chocolate. More specifically, high-quality fair trade, and organic dark chocolate. I discovered Salazon at Expo and really enjoyed hearing about their company and sampling some of the dark chocolates with sea salt. Salazon Chocolate Co was super generous to send some samples for me to try and review for you. I even have a recipe coming in the next week using one of their bars that you definitely won’t want to miss out on! Continue reading

Review of Salazon Chocolate Co @anotherhungryvegan.comSalazon was inspired by visiting organic cacao farms in the Dominican Republic to create chocolate out of 100% organic, single-origin Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade-Certified beans. Furthermore, they are one of the first salted chocolate brands on the market, using hand-sprinkled natural solar-evaporated sea salt for each bar. I don’t know if you’ve had salted dark chocolate before, but it’s quite an experience! The salty flavor combined with the rich, dark chocolate has such a unique flavor that’s just meant to be savored. A bonus with these bars is that it only takes a little piece to satisfy your salty and sweet cravings all at the same time!

Review of Salazon Chocolate Co @anotherhungryvegan.comMy first choice was the Sea Salt and Sugar Bar. I found this to have a super smooth texture with a great balance of sweet and salty notes. This has a richness but it’s not super bitter like some really dark chocolate bars that I’ve tried from other brands.  I think the turbinado sugar really helps to sweeten things up, and Salazon says that this is a great alternative if you’re used to sweet milk chocolate. The company even partnered with with the Pacific Crest Trail Association so that a portion of their proceeds go to protecting, preserving and promoting the trail. Right off the bat, we’re off to a good start with these chocolate bars!

Review of Salazon Chocolate Co @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Sea Salt and Coconut Bar has just a hint of coconut, and it was nice and smooth like the first bar. Perhaps a little less sweet, but if you savor the bar instead of biting into it, the coconut flakes come through with an added texture. The coconut even has a nice, toasted flavor that makes you feel like you’re eating one of those non-vegan candy bars. The twist is that this bar is sourced with organic, sustainable ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. That makes it taste even better!

Review of Salazon Chocolate Co @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Sea Salt and Almonds bar is one of my mom’s favorites. It’s not as chunky as I was expecting, similar to the original organic bar with bits of roasted almonds from California. I love how the salty pieces melt in your mouth along with the dark chocolate. When you savor the bar, the almond bits come right through as the chocolate melts. It reminds me of a chocolate almond butter cup, but a little heavier on the dark chocolate.

Review of Salazon Chocolate Co @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Sea Salt and Coffee Bar was one I was really looking forward to, and it didn’t disappoint! I found that it had a rich and robust coffee coating, but the inside of the bar was super smooth and much sweeter. Definitely one of my favorites for the variety of flavor, and who doesn’t love pairing organic/fair-trade coffee with high-quality dark chocolate?

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I could tell an immediate difference when it came to the Sea Salt and Cayenne Bar. Luckily, it wasn’t too spicy (at least for me), and the cayenne is so well dissolved that it doesn’t mask the delicious taste of the chocolate. Even if you aren’t a big fan of spice, I found that the flavor was calmed down with the dark chocolate. Salazon says that it’s a long-time tradition to pair cacao with cayenne, and now I can see why!

Review of Salazon Chocolate Co @anotherhungryvegan.comSalazon’s Sea Salt and Pepper Bar was a pleasant surprise. I could definitely taste the salt, but the notes of pepper were a little less pronounced, which I thought was a great part of the overall flavor. This bar seemed a little more savory compared to the others. Don’t be afraid to try it, it’s actually quite good. In fact, I’m surprised that more people don’t pair salt and pepper with dark chocolate.

Review of Salazon Chocolate Co @anotherhungryvegan.comLastly, the Natural Sea Salt Bar, which is the bar that Salazon started with! They say you can never go wrong with the original, and in this case it couldn’t be more true. This is the bar I decided to experiment with in some recipes, so stay tuned for the sweet dessert I’ll be posting in the next few days. While you’re waiting for the recipe, check out the Salazon Shop and get a few bars for yourself! Just a disclaimer, all their bars are vegan except for the Dark Chocolate Bar with Caramel. But I can promise that their vegan varieties are all winners in my book!

Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake

A high-protein, gluten-free, lower-in-fat Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comRemember when I promised another Sprout Living recipe in my previous post? Well, you’re looking at it! After trying the Original, Chocolate Maca, and Green Kingdom EPIC Protein flavors I was just dying to use the Vanilla Lucuma in a recipe. This shake/smoothie is nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free and low in fat but still high in protein and fiber. I only recently started using buckwheat in smoothies, and I was amazed at how it makes them so creamy and filling. The frozen pear, vanilla, and spices all compliment the Vanilla Lucuma protein quite nicely. Keep reading on for the recipe! Continue reading

A high-protein, gluten-free, lower-in-fat Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comA high-protein, gluten-free, lower-in-fat Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comAs I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a big fan of Sprout Living, and their newly reformulated EPIC Protein is pretty impressive! Not too long ago they sent me some samples including a cool shaker bottle and a full-size of their Green Kingdom (which I’m a big fan of as well). I think my favorite will always be the Chocolate Maca with the Vanilla Lucuma as a close second. In case you’re not familiar with lucuma or maca, both are considered “superfoods” for their nutritional benefits. However, what I really love about them is the unique flavor that they add to any smoothie. Throwing them into your favorite recipe really kicks things up a notch. These protein powders from Sprout Living are perfectly balanced with ingredients so that you get the superfoods with delicious flavors that are ready to be used. 

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Don’t forget, if you’re wanting to try Sprout Living for yourself…they have Epic Protein Venture Packs available for sale on their website so you can figure out what flavor(s) you love before buying full-sized tubs of each. Now, let me know in the comments below…what kind of recipe would YOU use the Vanilla Lucuma protein in?

Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake
Serves 1
A high-protein, gluten-free, lower-in-fat shake made with Sprout Living's Vanilla Lucuma from their EPIC Protein Line.
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  1. 1 1/4 cup cold, filtered water
  2. 1/4 cup buckwheat, pre-soaked and drained
  3. 1 pitted date, soaked and drained
  4. splash of vanilla and/or almond extract
  5. 1 frozen, sliced pear
  6. 1/2 tsp maca powder
  7. 1 pack/serving EPIC Protein: Vanilla Lucuma
  8. pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. Add additional sweetener or ice if needed.
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Manna Organics Giveaway

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As my first post-Expo giveaway, I’m super excited to introduce one of the companies I discovered at the Natural Products Expo West. Manna Organics makes a line of fantastic sprouted breads that are yeast-free and made with just a few ingredients. I was lucky enough to try their really tasty nut butters (the Dark Chocolate Pecan is out of this world), and after Expo ended Manna sent over a few loaves of their breads and kale chips. I’m really excited that they agreed to doing a giveaway so you can try their products too! Read on to find out the details on the prize and enter below! Continue reading

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The first bread that I selected was the Sprouted Banana Walnut Hemp. Because of its more dense, cake-like texture I decided to use it to make French toast. These were prepared with The Vegg French toast mix, cooked on a skillet and topped with freshly sliced bananas, walnuts and maple syrup. This particular bread is also really good with some of your favorite nut butter, coconut butter or vegan margarine. 

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I was also really impressed with the Cafe Mocha kale chips that Manna Organics makes. They actually make 5 flavors of kale chips, including savory options like Pizza Margherita and Curry Bliss-which are all vegan, organic and gluten-free. I went for the sweeter flavor, which had a chocolatey taste with a note of espresso. With the crunchiness of the kale, I felt like I was eating a krispy mocha-flavored cookie!

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Next is the Multigrain, which is yeast-free and made with a myriad of grains and seeds including millet, barley, brown rice, rye, oats and cornmeal. This one, is of course made with wheat kernels so it isn’t gluten-free. However, Manna does offer a line of gluten-free and vegan breads in a few different flavors as well. What I like about these breads is that unlike your standard sandwich/sliced bread, these are incredibly filling and chewy. Depending on what kinds of toppings you like, this one is a great option for pairings like hummus, vegan butter or jam.

Manna Organics Giveaway @anotherhungryvegan.comLast but not least, the Sprouted Cinnamon Date bread. I think I saved the best for last, as this one reminds me of my favorite cinnamon-raisin bagels I used to have growing up. I loved having this bread lightly toasted and served with some organic peanut butter on top. I found that this bread is really filling if you have a slice or two with some kind of spread. To put it into perspective, one 3/5 inch slice is about 150 calories, with 5g of fiber, 6g of natural sweetener from the dates, and 8g of protein. You can’t find bread quite like this anywhere else!

Now, to enter the giveaway be sure to follow the Rafflecopter giveaway prompts below (open to residents of the Continental United States only). The winner gets 3 loaves and 1 bag of kale chips of their choosing. This giveaway runs until Friday at 12:00am MST, so don’t forget to enter before it’s too late!
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Chocolate Cocozia & Espresso Shake

An alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! @anotherhungryvegan.comExpo was a lot of fun and all, but I was missing smoothies almost the whole time. I ended up with a few bags of samples to take home (luckily I was able to check a separate suitcase), and I wanted to make something special with some of the items. Cocozia also happened to send me some samples of their Chocolate Coconut Water, and although I’ve been featuring some recipes using it on my Instagram, I couldn’t wait to share this particular recipe! This shake tastes like a delicious frappuccino, but it’s even better. Yes, Starbucks might have coconut milk, but I doubt that they have chocolate coconut water on hand!  Continue reading

Review of Cocozia @anotherhungryvegan.comI’ve done a few recipes on this blog using Cocozia Coconut Water in the past. Their coconut water is organic, vegan, gluten-free and now comes in a few flavors. I love how pure it tastes, and it’s a great addition to my smoothies and shakes as an alternative to non-dairy milks. It has a ton of potassium and electrolytes to keep you feeling hydrated all day long. Fun fact: when I was in high school, I started an exercise routine but that didn’t mean I was eating the healthiest of foods. After a long and tough workout, I would drive over to Starbucks to get a Mocha Frappuccino Light (this was before my vegan days) thinking that it was actually a healthy option. Let’s just say…I’m really glad I crave these much healthier protein shakes instead!

An alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! @anotherhungryvegan.comAn alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! @anotherhungryvegan.comThis shake is a fantastic post-workout morning or afternoon treat because it’s dairy-free and made with a lot less sugar or fat than most frappuccinos. Keep reading on for the recipe, and if you want to purchase some Cocozia for yourself you can do that right here. I also used some samples from my Expo West bag including one of these Hemp Pro 70 sample packs from Manitoba Harvest. I’ve also been obsessed with these Italian Espresso Coconut Chips from Made in Nature. They have a smoked, espresso tastes and add a nice crunch to any recipe!

An alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and delicious! @anotherhungryvegan.comIf this protein shake doesn’t have a good combo of ingredients, then I don”t know what does! You won’t find anything artificial in here, which is just the way I like my smoothies. Let me know what kinds of recipes you would use Cocozia’s chocolate or original coconut water for. Would you go for a smoothie or some decadent banana ice cream? I can say I’ve tried both of those and I highly recommend Cocozia if it’s new to you!

Chocolate Cocozia & Espresso Shake
Serves 1
An alternative to that Mocha Coconut Frappuccino you used to love. Packed with electrolytes, potassium and some protein too!
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  1. 1 cup chocolate CocoZia
  2. 1 pack Manitoba Harvest Chocolate Hemp Protein
  3. 1 Tbs Shredded coconut
  4. 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  5. 1/4 tsp maca powder
  6. 1 frozen banana
  7. ice
  8. Italian Espresso Coconut Chips, or other toasted coconut chips
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender except the coconut chips, and mix until well-combined. Once you get a smooth consistency (add ice or sweetener if needed), pour into a glass and top with the coconut chips. Sip through a straw or eat with a spoon and enjoy!
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Sunbiotics – Organic Probiotics

Review of Sunbiotics - Organic Probiotics @anotherhungryvegan.comHow often do you REALLY think about your digestion? It turns out that a lot of Americans are having more than tummy troubles because of antibiotics that kill good bacteria and lack of important nutrients in their diets. I mentioned earlier this year that I’ve been looking to add more fermented foods into my diet, and I have definitely noticed an improvement in how I feel. Why fermented foods especially? Because they have great probiotic benefits to help return any digestive system back to normal. And, you guessed it, that’s where this review of Sunbiotics comes in! Sunbiotics is one of the Windy City Organics brands that I was given the opportunity to try and review. See what I thought of their line of Probiotic Almonds, powder and more! Continue reading

Review of Sunbiotics - Organic Probiotics @anotherhungryvegan.comFirst off, the almonds! It’s awesome to have this “healthy gourmet snack with the extra benefits of probiotics”, as Sunbiotics states on their website. The best part of these almonds is that they are made with sprouted, raw and organic almonds which means that they will already digest better than standard almonds. In addition, these have been enhanced with a vegan probiotic blend, with up to 8 billion CFU per package!

Review of Sunbiotics - Organic Probiotics @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Chocolate almonds are lightly coated in cocoa powder. They’re not quite chocolate-covered, however they do have a nice richness when you combine the taste of the almond with the chocolate powder. The ingredients in this pouch are: organic sprouted raw almonds, organic raw cacao powder, organic coconut sugar, probiotic blend of L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, B. lactis, B. longum I threw these almonds into a smoothie to make a cocoa-dusted almond milk base and it was incredible! You can expect to see the super sweet recipe sometime in the next few days over on my social media channels (see the links on the sidebar).

Review of Sunbiotics - Organic Probiotics @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Cheesy Almonds are made with a dusting of nooch and sea salt. These are lightly salty but nice and crunchy at the same time. I remember buying these a while back and they were one of my favorite flavors of all the Sunbiotics (and I think they still are). If you like nooch, I think you will enjoy these savory almonds. You could definitely crush some of these and throw them into some salad or pasta! Or possibly making a noochy sauce with the almonds thrown in!

Review of Sunbiotics - Organic Probiotics @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Truffle Almonds are a close second as my favorite of all the Sunbiotics. Like the name suggests, these are made with a truffle sea salt. They don’t have the cheesiness of the nutritional yeast-coated almonds but the salt adds an excellent savory factor. If you’re usually buying and eating salted, roasted almonds then this is a fantastic healthy alternative to try instead. Plus, you get the probiotic benefit that you won’t find in any standard nuts.

Review of Sunbiotics - Organic Probiotics @anotherhungryvegan.comIf you’re hesitant to try the flavored almonds at all, I would seriously recommend going with the Original Almonds first. These are simply raw sprouted almonds enhanced with probiotics, but similar to the other almonds, they don’t taste different because of the probiotic blend. You could easily throw these into your oatmeal or make some trail mix and share it with your friends and family. No one needs to know that these almonds are great for healthy digestion!

Review of Sunbiotics - Organic Probiotics @anotherhungryvegan.comSunbiotics also makes a powder so that it’s easier than ever to include probiotics in your daily routine. The Vanilla-flavored powder is made with organic superfoods including vanilla, mesquite, and yacon root, which each add a prebiotic benefit as well. The best part? You only have to add a third of a teaspoon. That’s right, one of these little jars has 45 servings per container that you can mix into your regular meals. These also come in different flavors for kids and in a tablet form if that’s more up your alley. I’ll be posting a fun recipe tomorrow using this Probiotic Powder, but you can really throw it into just about anything!

IMG_7698And…I know you were thinking it already. Yes, Probiotic Chocolate Hearts! Kind of appropriate for February/Valentine’s Day, no? The difference between these chocolates and your standard chocolate pieces is that you treat them more like a vitamin. One jar has about 30 servings, which is roughly a one-month supply if you want to have one every day. Just like with the almonds, these hearts taste like dark chocolate and nothing else. If only all vitamins were this delicious, then you would never forget to take them! Now in the comments, I want to know if you’ve tried any of these products from Sunbiotics or what your favorite ways to incorporate probiotics into your diet are! Check out Sunbiotics if you’re looking to purchase online and try some of these for yourself!

Pear, Sesame & Vanilla Shake

Dastony Review & a Pear, Sesame & Vanilla Shake @anotherhungryvegan.com
I really like tahini, and I mean REALLY. There’s just something about the rich, slightly bitter taste that I love combining with sweet flavors like fruit and Bee Free Honee. As promised, this is another review/recipe post using stone-ground raw and organic nut butters from Dastony. Expect of course, this one is nut-free since it’s made with raw sesame seeds. I basically took one of my favorite smoothie combos of all time (pears and almond butter) and turned it into an allergen-friendly, mostly-organic protein shake. Continue reading

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First, I had to give you a preview of the Sesame Tahini itself. Wow, is this stuff good! Unlike most tahini you’ll find in the store this is actually made with raw sesame seeds. It’s also lower in sodium than your standard tahini yet it has a richness and a flavor that makes it really versatile. There’s something about this tahini that makes it so you can eat even the tiniest amount and be satisfied. Plus, the jars are portioned in a way that you don’t end up having all this extra stuff lying around to just eat with a spoon. I’ve been wanting to use some of this particular tahini from Dastony in hummus, but I decided that a smoothie would be more fun! 

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The best part of this smoothie? The Bee Free Honee and tahini create an amazing balance of savory and sweet. It’s a great one to serve to kids and adults alike, plus you don’t have to worry about any nut allergies! I also added some Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast protein for an extra boost. In total, this smoothie has about 30G of protein. Can you believe it? As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, the Growing Naturals Giveaway is still going on, so be sure to enter if you haven’t already!

Dastony Review & a Pear, Sesame & Vanilla Shake @anotherhungryvegan.com
As always I recommend everyone to try this with the ingredients that they have on hand. However, using this high-quality Sesame Tahini and organic brown rice protein will have a slightly different taste. The only thing you might not have on hand is the honee, but no worries! You can easily sub in agave, coconut sugar or dates to help sweeten things up. If you’re interested in purchasing Dastony, you can do so on the Dastony website. Which nut or seed butter are you wanting to try first?

Pear, Sesame and Vanilla Shake
Serves 1
A shake that's sure to satisfy your salty and sweet cravings all at once. Plus with extra protein to keep you full for longer!
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  1. 1 cup cold, filtered water
  2. 1 heaping Tbs Dastony Sesame Butter
  3. 1 frozen, pre-sliced pear
  4. 1/2 tsp maca powder
  5. 1/2 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Protein
  6. 1 Tbs Bee-Free Honee (or agave, maple syrup, etc)
  7. ice
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a super smooth and creamy consistency. Add extra sweetener or ice if needed. Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!
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Dastony Review + an Espresso Fig Shake

Dastony Review + an Espresso Fig Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comI’m a little bit of a nut butter addict. Minus the “little bit”. However, for me quality is still super important. In my house, we make it a rule to not buy any nut butters with hydrogenated oils or added sugars (no JIF or Skippy allowed in our cupboards). So, you can imagine my excitement when Windy City Organics sent me a variety of organic and raw, stone-ground nut and seed butters made by Dastony. I could tell right away that these were made with high-quality ingredients, and they come in the cutest glass jars that you can reuse later on! I was inspired by these particular seed butters to make a few recipes that I’ll be sharing throughout the week. You’ll definitely want to make these recipes and give Dastony a try for yourself! Continue reading

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First off, I started with my favorite kind of nut-free butter. Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative to peanut/almond butter because you get that creamy, nutty flavor without the risk of allergens. Guess what’s in here? Organic Raw Sprouted Sunflower Seeds. That’s it! No salt, sugar, or preservatives added. Plus it’s no-stir seed butter that you don’t have to store in the fridge after opening. I find that this sunflower seed butter is great on toast with a banana or other fruit, or let’s face it…right out of the jar. Because there’s no salt or sugar added, it only takes a little bit to satisfy you. I decided to throw some into a smoothie to make my own nut-free milk and I almost couldn’t believe how delicious it turned out!

Dastony Review + an Espresso Fig Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comThis smoothie also features some of my favorite, organic Mocha coffee made by Chameleon Cold Brew. In fact, almost all the ingredients in here are organic, which is always a plus in my book. In addition to the seed butter and coffee, I also added a frozen fig from Trader Joe’s, and some protein powder from Growing Naturals. The vanilla-flavored protein really adds a sweetness and a thickness that makes this drink taste more like a milkshake than a smoothie. Plus it’s still healthy. Who doesn’t want that?? Don’t forget, you still have a little time to enter my latest Growing Naturals Giveaway so you can make this shake with some of their fabulous plant-based protein!

Dastony Review + an Espresso Fig Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comWith the protein and sunflower seed butter, this shake boosts almost 30g of plant protein! It’s a great treat to have after your morning workout or if you’re looking for a protein-rich yet energizing shake to have upon waking. As usual, feel free to sub in the ingredients you have on hand. However, this shake is truly incredible when you go for the good stuff!

Dastony Review + an Espresso Fig Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comNow, I want to know from you…what is your favorite nut-free butter? How do you like to enjoy it? In smoothies, with fruit, in your oatmeal? I want to know! Don’t forget to check out all the nut and seed butters that you can buy straight from the Dastony Website. When it comes to nut and seed butters, don’t settle for anything less than the best! Stay tuned for the next few days, where I’ll be posting more recipes featuring Dastony’s fantastic products!

Espresso Fig Shake
Serves 1
A protein-rich, nut-free coffee shake that you'll want to have every morning!
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  1. 1/2 cup Chameleon Cold Brew Mocha (or alternative coffee concentrate)
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1 heaping Tbs Dastony Sunflower Seed Butter
  4. 1 frozen fig
  5. 1 frozen banana
  6. 1 1/2 Tbs Coconut Sugar (or dates, maple syrup, etc)
  7. 1/2 tsp Maca Powder
  8. 1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Protein
  9. Ice
  1. Blend all ingredients until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. Add additional ice if you are wanting a frostier shake. Serve topped with espresso powder and coconut sugar if you'd like.
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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!

Go Raw Snacks

Go Raw Flax Snax and Super Chips Review @anotherhungryvegan.comRemember when I talked about incorporating more raw foods into my diet? Since my favorite raw vegan restaurant closed its doors, I’ve been wanting to try new raw foods including smoothie recipes, desserts and even snacks. Luckily Go Raw sent me a few of their Flax Snax and Super Chips and they were so much fun to try out! There are 6 different flavors that I got to sample, and I never would’ve thought that raw, gluten-free, nut-free snacks made of seeds would taste so good! Continue reading

Go Raw Flax Snax and Super Chips Review @anotherhungryvegan.comFirst, let me begin with the Simple Flax Snax. These, along with the other snacks are completely organic, raw and made with just a couple ingredients. The Simple variety is made of sprouted flax and sesame seeds with tomato powder. These two specific seeds can help manage cholesterol and blood pressure as just a few of the benefits. I think the Simple Flax Snax are a great option to have with dips such as salsa, hummus or guacamole. On their own they are pretty mild in flavor, but they have a great crunch that is perfect for dipping!

Go Raw Flax Snax and Super Chips Review @anotherhungryvegan.comNext, I went for the Sunflower Flax Snax. In addition to the flax, sesame, and tomato powder, these also have sunflower seeds, lime juice, coconut aminos, and garlic powder. Because of the sunflower seeds and the garlic, I found that these had a nutty and almost cheesy taste. They are definitely a savory snack, with all the benefits of sunflower seeds which have Vitamins E, B1, magnesium, selenium and more. Instead of reaching for the roasted and salted sunflower seeds that are super high in sodium and fats (due to added oils), go for these healthy varieties instead!

Go Raw Flax Snax and Super Chips Review @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Spicy Flax Snax were a little intimidating at first when I saw that they had jalapeno and spices. I was afraid that they would be way too spicy, but they were actually a pleasant surprise! I could definitely taste the cilantro, a hint of the jalapeno and garlic, and a blend of spices. With the crispy texture, these reminded me of a cracker with spice seasonings. Of course, these ones are wheat and gluten-free with a bonus of 5g of fiber, 5g of protein and healthy fats with no preservatives or extra processing.

Go Raw Flax Snax and Super Chips Review @anotherhungryvegan.comI was skeptical, to be honest, of the Pizza Flax Snax at first. However, the second I opened the bag they had the exact aroma of a slice of pizza! I could pick up the flavors of tomato, oregano, salt and garlic which reminded me instantly of the ingredients in pizza sauce. To be honest, once I started eating these, I didn’t want to stop because they were so good. If I had the choice to go for actual pizza or these snacks, I would actually prefer the raw option! The good thing is that after eating these, you don’t feel bloated or so full that you feel uncomfortable like you might feel after eating a few slices of pizza (vegan or not). 

Go Raw Flax Snax and Super Chips Review @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Super Chips are a little different than the Flax Snacks in terms of texture and some of the ingredients. They have a chewier taste, similar to that of the Super Cookies but with a little less sweetness. The Pumpkin chips are made with sprouted pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and dates, with a little agave and salt. I would say the most prominent flavor is the pumpkin seeds, followed by the sweetness of the agave and dates, then a light salty taste. I love the fact that these are a great balance between salty and sweet, and because of that they’re really versatile. I could enjoy these at any time of the day on their own or with some fruit, spreads or nut butters!

Go Raw Flax Snax and Super Chips Review @anotherhungryvegan.comThe Spirulina Super Chips tasted a lot like the Spirulina Energy Bar that I tried and reviewed on this blog in the past. I could both smell and taste the banana which gave these a light, fruity taste that masked any hint of the spirulina. If it weren’t for the green color, I would actually have no idea that these had any spirulina even in them. Because these have coconut, banana and dates in them I think they taste more like a dessert than a chip. Since I like sweets so much, however, I am perfectly fine with that! Now, these aren’t overly sweet but they do have a light coconutty flavor that I loved so much in the Super Cookies. Share a bag of these with your friends and they will be amazed at how tasty they are, despite the name and the color!

Go Raw Flax Snax and Super Chips Review @anotherhungryvegan.comA huge thanks to Go Raw for providing these snacks! It has definitely helped me to make smarter, healthier choices throughout the day when I’m having a snack attack. If you’re curious about where to get your hands on a bag or two of their products, you can buy them online or in most natural foods grocery stores. Based on my review or otherwise, which of these different snacks are you wanting to try first?