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Coconut & Nutella Shake

A dairy-free, vegan Nutella shake with a hint of coconut and lots of plant protein @anotherhungryvegan.comNutella is one of those spreads that vegans and non-vegans dream about. There’s something about that nutty, sweet and chocolatey flavor that makes whatever you put it on spectacular. However, as you probably know already…Nutella is neither vegan nor healthy. BUT I stumbled upon this alternative at Expo West that tastes exactly like the infamous treat. Read on to find out what it is and how to make this delicious shake with Coconut and Vegan Nutella plus some protein for good measure. Continue reading

A dairy-free, vegan Nutella shake with a hint of coconut and lots of plant protein @anotherhungryvegan.comA dairy-free, vegan Nutella shake with a hint of coconut and lots of plant protein @anotherhungryvegan.comGoLo Foods makes this incredible Dark Hazelnut Spread and not only is it vegan, but it’s also gluten-free, paleo and sugar free so anyone can enjoy it! In this shake I also used my favorite chocolate coconut milk lately from Rebel Kitchen, which is making its way to the United States! If for whatever reason you don’t have chocolate non-dairy milk on hand, you can also use your favorite milk alternative and add some cacao powder. If you’re going for a completely sugar-free recipe here, that’s totally do-able. All you need is an unsweetened non-dairy milk, because the protein and cacao powder will be naturally lower in sugar. Oh, and don’t forget the GoLo Dark Hazelnut Spread because that’s the star of the shake!

A dairy-free, vegan Nutella shake with a hint of coconut and lots of plant protein @anotherhungryvegan.comAlso in this shake, I used one of my go-to proteins, the Chocolate Power from Growing Naturals. This protein is awesome because it boosts 24g of plant-based protein per scoop and it gives the drink a milkshake-like consistency. To give it a true milkshake flavor, I also added some maca and mesquite powder from Sunfood. The powders have become a staple for me, because they turn any smoothie into a sweet dessert (especially if you’re using cacao in there too). As an added benefit, the products from Sunfood help with regulating hormones, balancing energy, and providing nutrients like fiber, iron, potassium and other vitamins.

So, if this shake sounds amazing to you (which is should), get yourself some Dark Hazelnut Spread from GoLo foods. It only takes a little in this recipe to add a lot of flavor, and besides…who doesn’t want to have vegan (and diet-friendly) Nutella in their cupboards?

A big thanks to GoLo Foods, Growing Naturals, Rebel Kitchen and Sunfood for these samples that I was provided over time (and have been stockpiling for special recipes like this). Let me know if you get to try this shake or these products on their own and what you think!

Coconut & Nutella Shake
Serves 1
A dairy-free, vegan nutella shake with a hint of coconut and lots of plant protein.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 container Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Mylk
  2. 1 heaping Tbs GoLo Foods Dark Hazelnut Spread
  3. 1 scoop Growing Naturals Chocolate Power rice protein
  4. 1 tsp Sunfood mesquite powder
  5. 1/2 tsp maca powder
  6. 1 frozen banana
  7. a few handfuls of ice
  8. coconut chips for topping
Instructions
  1. Place the coconut milk and vegan hazelnut spread in a high-speed blender and turn on. Slowly add the chocolate protein, mesquite and maca. Add in the banana and ice last, and continue mixing until well-incorporated. Top with coconut chips or shredded coconut and enjoy!
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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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Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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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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. 

A high-protein, gluten-free, lower-in-fat Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake @anotherhungryvegan.com
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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Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake

A super delicious and healthy vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comI’ve had a few Sprout Living smoothie recipes on my mind lately, and I couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you! If this is the first time you’re hearing about Sprout Living, well basically they make a line of super nutritious, raw, gluten-free and vegan protein powders. One of my favorite flavors of all time has been their EPIC Protein: Chocolate Maca. Sprout Living recently reformulated their line, and I was eagerly waiting in anticipation to try it out! The first recipe I made with their reformulated Chocolate Maca is for this Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake, which isn’t your standard protein shake. This one is filled with protein and healthy fats, without any artificial sweeteners or color additives. Believe it or not, the color is from raspberries and the sweetener comes from bananas and dates. Read on for the recipe, and to learn more about one of my favorite products from Sprout Living! Continue reading

A super delicious and healthy vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comA super delicious and healthy vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comAs I mentioned before…the new protein line from Sprout Living is even better than the first formulation I tried! A big thanks to the company for sending over samples, and for inviting me to be one of the Healthy Vegan Chefs on their website! If you’re looking for more of my recipe experiments using their products, I actually have quite a few on this blog that you are more than welcome to check out. I’ve made smoothies before with just almond milk, a banana and the protein (and maybe a date or two) and even the simplest combinations have turned out phenomenal.

A super delicious and healthy vegan Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake @anotherhungryvegan.com
So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself some Sprout Living Chocolate Maca Protein ASAP. If you’re hesitant to get a full-size flavor, luckily they also come in these Epic Protein Venture Packs so you can figure out what flavor(s) you love before buying full-sized tubs of each. I know I can be indecisive at times so it’s really awesome to be able to try each flavor before committing to a full-size. Plus, these are in pouches so you can take them anywhere with you whether it’s to the gym or traveling.

Have you tried anything from Sprout Living? How do you like to enjoy their powders? Or, if you’re wanting to try them…what kinds of recipes would you come up with?

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Shake
Serves 1
A super delicious and rich protein shake made with all-natural ingredients, including Sprout Living's EPIC Protein: Chocolate Maca
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup cold, filtered water
  2. 2 Tbs hemp seeds
  3. 1 frozen banana
  4. 1 pack/serving EPIC Protein: Chocolate Maca
  5. 1/3-1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  6. 1 pitted date or other sweetener
  7. 1 Tbs cacao nibs
  8. ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. Add extra sweetener or ice if needed.
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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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Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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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Vanilla Matcha Pumpkin Seed Shake

Vanilla Matcha Pumpkin Seed Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comThis is the last of my Dastony review posts (for this week anyway)! Since it’s Friday, what better way to power through your day than with some matcha and pumpkin seeds? Interestingly enough, I did some searching online and I found out that pumpkin seeds have some benefits that I didn’t even know about! Did you know that they are the only seed that is alkaline-forming in the body? Or that they contain the minerals phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper? Of course these seeds are also a great source of heart-healthy fats and protein. All the better reason to eat them. With this vanilla and matcha smoothie recipe, it’s easier than ever to get in your dose of pumpkin seeds! Continue reading

Vanilla Matcha Pumpkin Seed Shake @anotherhungryvegan.com
I love the fact that Dastony makes a sprouted and all-organic pumpkin seed butter. I literally have never been able to find another one in any of the stores I shop at (and certainly not one made with organic ingredients)! Can you guess what’s in this jar? Just organic, raw and sprouted pumpkin seeds! No sugar or salt added and definitely no preservatives. Like the other nut and seed butters, no refrigeration is required and you don’t have to keep stirring the seed butter to avoid clumping. It has a rich, almost cheesy flavor that I know would make an excellent pesto or other sauce. I went for the smoothie option (typical, I know), but I will definitely be experimenting with some other recipes!

Vanilla Matcha Pumpkin Seed Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comSimilar to my other recipes, this one also features Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast protein. It adds a smooth and sweet taste, and you would never know that it adds 24g of protein per scoop! I also included a teaspoon of Kiss Me Organics Matcha Powder which helps give you a boost along with a little maca powder thrown in the mix. A huge thanks to Windy City Organics for sending these awesome jars of nut-free seed butters for me to try! As mentioned before, 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? What kind of recipe are you thinking of using it in?

Vanilla Matcha Pumpkin Seed Shake
Serves 1
A sweet green shake to give you a healthy pick-me-up!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup cold, filtered water
  2. 1 heaping tbs pumpkinseed nut butter
  3. 1/2-1 tsp maca powder
  4. 1 tsp matcha powder
  5. 1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Protein
  6. 1 frozen banana
  7. 1-2 tsp coconut sugar/other sweetener
  8. ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a smooth, creamy consistency. Add additional sweetener or ice if needed.
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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

Dastony Review + an Espresso Fig Shake @anotherhungryvegan.com
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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Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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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Chocolate Love Potion Shake

Chocolate Love Potion Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comLove is in the air. You know, if you believe in that sort of thing around Valentine’s Day. Truth is, I really just use February as an excuse to eat more chocolate and heart-shaped foods. However, that doesn’t mean that healthy options can’t be made along the way! I came up with this Chocolate Love Potion Shake using a few of my February Favorites, which include products from Coracao Confections, Righteously Raw, and Growing Naturals. These products all combine to form a truly incredible combo, but you can easily make substitutions if you don’t have them all. Luckily, I will be announcing a giveaway with one of these companies tomorrow that you’ll definitely want to take full advantage of. Plus, another giveaway will be coming to this blog for some more products featured in this recipe in the next week. Stay tuned for those, and keep reading for this spellbinding shake recipe! Continue reading

Chocolate Love Potion Shake @anotherhungryvegan.com
I found myself with a few extra bite-sized pieces of raw chocolate after my very recent review of Righteously Raw (you can still get 15% off by the way with the code “AHV15″ at checkout on their site. I added a square of their Rose chocolate, which is flavored with things like raspberries, maqui powder, cacao and rose hips. It has a fruity and chocolatey flavor that’s nicely sweet all on its own. As usual, I totally understand that you might not have these exact ingredients on hand but you can easily use a piece of your favorite dark chocolate bar. Just try to use one that is organic and of higher quality, though it will make just a bit of difference in the smoothie overall when you blend it everything up. I figure if you’re gonna have chocolate, you and I deserve only the best!

Chocolate Love Potion Shake @anotherhungryvegan.comSomething that really makes this smoothie over-the-top is this Cora Quick “Love Potion” Hot Cocoa mix.  I still have yet to use it in an actual cup of hot cocoa, but I have a strong feeling it will be just as good! This mix is flavored with cacao powder, maca, cardamom, rose oil, vanilla and pink salt. Just as a hint, I will be doing a giveaway with this stuff (and some other products soon) plus a review of a ton of the treats made by Coracao Confections. However, if you just can’t wait you can always pick yourself up a container of Love Potion Hot Cocoa Mix right now!

Chocolate Love Potion Shake @anotherhungryvegan.com
Last but not least, the ingredient that adds plenty of sweetness, protein, and a great dairy-free and low-fat base for this smoothie…the Creamy Vanilla Rice Drink made by Growing Naturals. I’ll have a review (and pst…a giveaway too) up on the blog tomorrow where you can win your choice of plant-based protein and other products from this company. You can always add your favorite plant-based protein (preferably vanilla), however I think the Rice Drink adds a smooth consistency that isn’t too thick as many proteins might be. Stay tuned for that post, but in the meantime if you don’t have any Rice Drink powder try and sub about half a scoop of protein and some non-dairy milk for the same amount of liquid. Or you can forgo the protein and add something like hemp seeds or nuts to get that creamy flavor and protein power.

Chocolate Love Potion Shake
Serves 1
A creamy, decadent yet healthy shake that just might put you under a love spell.
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Ingredients
  1. 8-12 oz cold, filtered water
  2. 1 Scoop Growing Naturals Creamy Vanilla Rice Drink
  3. 3 Tbs Coracao Confections Love Potion Mix
  4. 1 frozen, sliced banana
  5. 1 Tbs raw almond butter
  6. 1 piece Righteously Raw Rose Dark Chocolate
  7. Ice, as needed
  8. Optional: cacao nibs for garnish
Instructions
  1. 1. Begin by placing the water and Rice Drink powder into a blender and mix. Or alternatively, use non-dairy milk in place of the water plus 1/2 scoop of your favorite vanilla-flavored plant protein.
  2. 2. Next add the almond butter and continue blending until you get a creamy consistency. Add in the dark chocolate, love potion mix (or 3 Tbs cacao powder+1/2 tsp maca) and the banana and continue to mix.
  3. 3. Test for consistency and add a little ice for a frostier shake. Garnish with cacao nibs, cacao powder, fruit, or a non-dairy whipped cream if you'd like!
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Acai Berry Shortcake Smoothie

A sweet (secretly healthy) Acai Berry Shortcake Smoothie @anotherhungryvegan.comWhat’s better than dessert for breakfast? Dessert for breakfast that’s still healthy, full of protein and fiber, that offers a boost of immunity and energy. Of course I’m talking about a smoothie, and this is another one that uses organic acai juice from Zola as well as my classic smoothie add-ins. I know you might be wondering, “is this a snack smoothie or a meal-replacement” and that’s really up to you! You could easily split this smoothie in half with someone for a lighter treat, but personally I like to enjoy it all to myself. Don’t forget to enter your favorite smoothie recipes in the Zola Juice Shop contest over on their Facebook. One of the prizes is a professional Vitamix blender, and I swear by mine when I’m making these super creamy shakes and smoothies. Continue reading

A sweet (secretly healthy) Acai Berry Shortcake Smoothie @anotherhungryvegan.com
This smoothie is actually inspired by one I posted on this blog a while back. That one was with strawberries, but I decided to kick it up a notch with Zola’s Blueberry Acai juice and frozen mixed berries. What’s great about this smoothie is that it’s also banana-free, just in case you have an allergy or aversion to bananas. I realize that a lot of my smoothies use bananas, which works for me, but I do have requests from time to time to create some with alternatives. I also made this a super smoothie with some Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast protein powder and my Fit Matrix powder. These are both optional in terms of flavor, but they have great benefits such as protein, energy and immunity boosts.

A sweet (secretly healthy) Acai Berry Shortcake Smoothie @anotherhungryvegan.com
The Blueberry Acai Juice from Zola is what really makes this recipe spectacular, along with the creaminess of the blended raw cashews and oats combined with frozen berries. I chose to add the protein powder for a little extra sweetness, though it does help to make this smoothie more filling and with a thicker consistency. Give this smoothie a try for yourself, customizing it if needed, and let me know how you chose to make it! Stay tuned for another recipe in the near future where I make an additional acai-flavored treat!

Acai Berry Shortcake Smoothie
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A sweet (secretly healthy) berry shortcake treat in smoothie form!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Zola Blueberry Acai juice
  2. 1/2 cup cold, filtered water
  3. 1/4 cup raw, soaked cashews
  4. 1 Tbs oats (uncooked)
  5. 1/2 tsp maca powder
  6. pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
  7. pinch of salt
  8. 1/2-3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
  9. 1/2 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast protein powder
  10. Optional: 1 tsp Mushroom Matrix Fit Matrix
  11. sweetener if needed
  12. ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Add additional sweetener or ice if you desire.
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Zola Juice & A Mocha Acai Shake

Zola Juice & A Mocha Acai Shake Recipe @anotherhungryvegan.comIf you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know by now that I am a smoothie-lover at heart. So, you can imagine my excitement when Zola sent me a case of their different-flavored acai juices to try in some recipes and give a little review! Zola also makes coconut waters, if acai isn’t your kind of thing. However, I’ve included a phenomenal recipe in this post that you can try for yourself, in case you aren’t totally sure about what to do with acai juice just yet. While you’re at it, check out Zola’s Juice Shop Recipe Contest where you can enter to win a Vitamix Blender, $200 off your groceries and a 1-year supply of Zola. Visit their page for details, and stay tuned for some future acai recipes on here and my Instagram Continue reading

A fantastic Mocha Acai protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy! @anotherhungryvegan.com
If you’ve ever tried acai and mocha before, you’d know it’s a terrific combo. This is a protein-packed shake that uses the Vanilla Blast Organic Brown Rice Powder made by Growing Naturals. What I love about this powder is that it’s made with sprouted, organic ingredients, is allergen-friendly and boosts a whopping 24g of protein in just one scoop! The vanilla flavor helps add sweetness to smoothies and shakes, and the powder has such a smooth consistency that I find myself adding even half a scoop to a lot of my blended drinks.

A fantastic Mocha Acai protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy! @anotherhungryvegan.comThis smoothie also includes Mocha coffee concentrate from Chameleon Cold Brew. As usual, this coffee is completely organic and fair-trade along with being super delicious even on its own! In fact, this entire smoothie is organic as long as you use bananas that are. Some of the other ingredients that I used are Maca Powder, stevia, and of course Acai Juice from Zola. I know coffee and acai berry doesn’t sound like the greatest pairing but trust me, it really works in this smoothie!

A fantastic Mocha Acai protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy! @anotherhungryvegan.comThe acai juice and protein powder add a sweetness that helps balance out the more robust, rich flavors of the maca powder and the coffee. Just a fair warning though, this is definitely a morning/breakfast shake. Unless you don’t get jittery or feel a strong buzz from caffeine, I would advise you not to make this smoothie close to bedtime. The acai, cold brew and maca all act as great energizers, but if you find that you are very sensitive then maybe go easy on those. You can use a decaffeinated coffee and leave out or use less of the maca powder. Feel free to experiment until you get your perfect smoothie in terms of flavor and consistency!

Mocha Acai Protein Shake
Serves 1
A fantastic morning protein shake made with organic ingredients that get your day started off with a boost of energy!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Chameleon Cold Brew Mocha coffee concentrate (or cooled, brewed coffee)
  2. 1/2 cup Zola Acai Juice
  3. 1/2 tsp maca powder (such as Navitas Naturals)
  4. 1/2 frozen banana
  5. Sweetener to taste (stevia, dates, etc)
  6. 1 scoop Growing Naturals Vanilla Blast Protein
  7. Handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until you get a smooth consistency. Add extra ice, sweetener, or another half of a banana if desired.
Notes
  1. If you are sensitive to caffeine, perhaps try this recipe with decaf coffee and less (or no) maca powder.
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