Getting up and at it in the mornings may seem tough at times, but when you have this morning sunrise shake handy your metabolism can get a kick start and leave you feeling satisfied. Here’s what you’ll get when you mix two super-fruits and our VeganSmart: nutrient-rich, antioxidants like vitamin C, 20g non-GMO protein, 22 vitamins and minerals and more!
- (2) 1/2 c grape fruit juice freshly squeezed
- 3 strawberries
- 1 scoop Vanilla VeganSmart
Blend and enjoy.
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For anyone who’s having trouble making the transition to veganism or anyone who is faltering from their vegan lifestyle, remember you always have choices! If you’re craving something meaty or creamy, there are tons of substitutes so you can fulfill that craving while remaining faithful to your new vegan lifestyle.
One of your greatest tools is the internet! There are recipes for everything online! One that I found recently was for vegan jackfruit lettuce wraps. Jackfruit is a great meat alternative because of its texture. Feel free to explore your options and get in tune with your creativity by searching the web for your favorite dishes that have been ‘veganized’. This will keep you on the happy and healthy cruelty-free path!
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 35 minutes
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger root
- 1 20-ounce can young green jackfruit in water or brine (not syrup), well drained and pieces coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or wheat-free tamari)
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1/2 cup slivered baby carrots
- 4 to 5 mushrooms, stemmed and sliced (about 5 ounces)
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil (optional)
- Lettuce leaves for wrapping
- In a medium-sized saucepan, saute the onion until it softens (add a little water if it begins to stick). Add the garlic and ginger root and cook for another minute.
- Add the chopped jackfruit, vegetable broth, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce into pan.
- Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook on low until jackfruit softens and begins to shred when you press on it with the edge of a spoon (about 20-30 minutes).
- Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer until the mushrooms begin to juice, about 5 minutes.
- Serve in lettuce cups, can be eaten warm or cold.
If you enjoyed this Vegan recipe, check out this recipe for dessert: VeganSmart Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Recipe
by Krystle Cook
Let me start by saying I’m not vegan. Not even close to vegan. I love me some meat (in fact I crave it at times) but I do think everyone can benefit from being a bit healthier. We all could use more vitamins and nutrients. No one eats a perfectly balance meal at every meal – there’s always some give to it.
Maybe you’re running late for work or rushing out to a kid’s sports game and either entirely missed a meal or decided to grab a quick, unhealthy choice. It happens. That’s why I love quick meal solutions like Naturade Vegan Smart Nutritional Shakes.
They are perfect for anyone (even non-vegans) to quickly gain some of the nutrients you may be missing otherwise. Naturade Vegan Smart Nutritional Shakes contain a complete protein blend, 22 vitamins & minerals, fiber, probiotics, and even a digestive enzyme blend to make sure you absorb all of its wonderful nutrients properly. It also has nine different fruits and vegetables and 200mg of Omega 3’s to support your brain, heart, and circulatory system.
It packs quite a punch in the nutrition department and is really easy to make too. Just mix a packet of Naturade Vegan Smart Nutritional Shake in 9 to 11 ounces of cold water, juice or non-dairy beverage, shake, and enjoy.
I prefer my shakes to be frozen so I changed things up a bit to come up with a recipe for Vegan Frozen Hot Chocolate. I’d seen recipes like the Sugar Hero’s Frozen Hot Chocolate and knew there was a way I could turn something like that vegan.
Vegan Frozen Hot Chocolate
Packet of Naturade Chocolate Vegan Smart Nutritional Shake
- 3 packets of Nectresse
- 2 tsp of vanilla
- 10 ounces of Almond Coconut Milk
- a tray of frozen Almond Coconut Milk (mine had 21 1″ R x 1″ D cubes)
- Pour the almond coconut milk in a blender then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend on low, slowly increasing the spend until the mixture is fully combined into a frozen delight.
You can definitely taste the almond coconut milk in the Vegan Frozen Hot Chocolate. It totally gives it a creamier texture than if you were just using water. Overall, I love the convenience and nutritional value of Naturade Vegan Smart Nutritional Shakes.
My boyfriend is a huge fitness fan! He would rather be working out or being outdoors than anything. Of course he needs adequate nutrition and extra protein in his diet because of this lifestyle. He absolutely loves VeganSmart protein and because I’m such a loving girlfriend, I share it with him. This is the recipe for his favorite shake. It’s a mishmash of just about everything, and is super delicious!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 banana
- A handful of frozen strawberries
- A scoop of each VeganSmart Chocolate, Vanilla, and Chai
- Almond milk
- A few ice cubes
And the secret ingredient is….
He blends just a few coffee beans into his shake for an added flavor boost and it really puts the flavor over the top!
Try out this recipe for yourself and tell us what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making a dairy-free sundae can be simple with the right ingredients! You can add as many or as little toppings and sauces as you like. SuperFan Jaclyn has created this dairy-free sundae and used our Chocolate VeganSmart as her special topping. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Dairy-free Ice Cream
- Chocolate VeganSmart
- Dates (crushed)
To make the Chocolate syrup simple combine the VeganSmart, water and agave. Adding more or less water based on the consistency of your choice. Pour all over your ice cream and top it off with crushed dates. Enjoy!
With only a couple days away to Christmas, who isn’t craving the holiday favorite, eggnog? This one with a twist, protein! This vegan eggnog recipe is thick and creamy, it will taste like you’re indulging in a sinful shake, but in reality it’s full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, calcium and more! Here’s what you’ll need:
by the dirty hippie and bohemian girl
My friend Brooke makes these incredible energy/snack bars. They really do rival anything you can buy at a grocer or at the farmer’s market. And besides, the energy bars they sell at our farmer’s market are $4 each. The ones at the health food store range from $2 to $6 – each! Making your own is a smart way to go.
Late night cravings? No problem!
I whipped up this pumpkin Chai VeganSmart Mugcake in no time flat! I used organic pumpkin puree, coconut flour, cinnamon, chia seeds, almond milk, a few pecans, raw stevia and a scoop of Chai VeganSmart chai. Then, mixed it all up and microwaved it for only a few minutes.
Vegan Health and Fitness Editor, Austin Barbish enjoys a Proto-Mocha-Latte, a drink he concocted for his morning wakeup. Consisting of Naturade’s Chocolate VeganSmart, soy milk, and coffee this protein drink contains 5 different non-GMO plant based proteins that provide all the essential amino acids in precise proportions for building and repairing tissue and muscle.