14 Crowd-Pleasing 4th of July Desserts

How would you like to celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts? Red, white, and blue has never looked so delicious!

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

I admit I am never the person who volunteers to bring dessert to a potluck. While I enjoy eating sweets, I do not get much pleasure from baking and following complicated dessert recipes.

But these recipes from some of my favorite bloggers are actually ones I feel comfortable making. Many of them are no-cook and only require a few ingredients. And I love the red, white, and blue colors! I’m a sucker for anything with berries.

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Now, are you ready to make some of these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts (or maybe all of them)? Here we go!

4th of July Vegan Flag Cake with Coconut Whip & Berries from Healthy Happy Life

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding from Veggies Save The Day

Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding//Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Milk Popsicles from Veggie Inspired

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Red White and Blueberry Pie from Feasting on Fruit

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake from Win Win Food

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Berry Patriotic Chia Seed Pudding from Tasting Page

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Firecracker Popsicles from Fried Dandelions

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake from Vegan Family Recipes

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Banana Pops with Chocolate Magic Shell from Vegan Huggs

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Easy 2-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet from Eat Healthy Eat Happy

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding Fruit Pie from Vegetarian Gastronomy

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie from My Plant-Based Family

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Blueberry Coconut Popsicles from Beaming Baker

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

No-Bake Fruit Pies with Lemon Frosting from Pretty Pies

Celebrate Independence Day with these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts. Red, white, and blue has never been so delicious! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Which of these 14 crowd-pleasing 4th of July desserts will you serve this year? Please let me know in the comments!

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Top 6 Summer Drinks

Stay cool from 4th of July through Labor Day with these refreshing Top 6 Summer Drinks that are perfect for lazy days and summer entertaining.

Imagine yourself sitting in a hammock under a palm tree, listening to the ocean waves and reading your favorite book without a care in the world. Of course you’ll have a beverage by your side, maybe something fruity, perhaps containing a little booze, and definitely ice cold.

Even if you’re not at the beach, but in your living room or back yard, these Top 6 Summer Drinks from some of the top food bloggers will make you feel like you’re on vacation. They contain some of my favorite seasonal ingredients like watermelon, strawberries, cucumber, berries, and mint.

Stay cool from 4th of July through Labor Day with these refreshing Top 6 Summer Drinks that are perfect for lazy days and summer entertaining. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

First you’re going to need some cute glasses, coasters, pitchers and other supplies for serving your drinks. Here are my picks with affiliate links provided for your convenience:

Now it’s time to make the Top 6 Summer Drinks!

Roasted Strawberry Mint Lemonade from Domesticate ME!

Stay cool from 4th of July through Labor Day with these refreshing Top 6 Summer Drinks that are perfect for lazy days and summer entertaining. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Boozy Mixed Berry Float from Glue & Glitter

Stay cool from 4th of July through Labor Day with these refreshing Top 6 Summer Drinks that are perfect for lazy days and summer entertaining. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler from Veggies Save The Day

Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler is refreshing on a warm day and is easy to make in your blender with hibiscus tea, cucumber, watermelon, raspberries, and lime. Get this recipe and more like this when you visit www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Cucumber Mint Chia Fresca from Food, Pleasure & Health

Stay cool from 4th of July through Labor Day with these refreshing Top 6 Summer Drinks that are perfect for lazy days and summer entertaining. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Watermelon Rose Water Margaritas from The Food Duo

Stay cool from 4th of July through Labor Day with these refreshing Top 6 Summer Drinks that are perfect for lazy days and summer entertaining. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Summer Beverage Ice Cubes from Greens & Fries

Stay cool from 4th of July through Labor Day with these refreshing Top 6 Summer Drinks that are perfect for lazy days and summer entertaining. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

What are your favorite summer drinks? Please let me know in the comments!

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3 Common Yet Forgotten Superfoods

When you think of superfoods, you might think of exotic and expensive ingredients. But these three common yet forgotten superfoods may already be in your kitchen! Can you guess what they are?

When you think of superfoods you might think of exotic and expensive ingredients. But these common yet forgotten superfoods may already be in your kitchen! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

If you guessed broccoli, bananas, and spinach, you’re right! Give yourself a pat on the back. Or better yet, treat yourself to something delicious using one or more of these healthy ingredients.

I really like the way Delicious Living puts it: “In our quest to uncover the newest, most nutrient-dense superfoods from the far reaches of Mother Earth, we often overlook the basic, easy-to-find options that are already right in front of us.” And while I do enjoy my raw cacao and goji berries, I do try to incorporate the forgotten superfoods into my everyday diet.

1. Broccoli

This dark green veggie is one of our best natural sources of vitamin C and K—and some research shows broccoli is an important food source for those taking vitamin D supplements since broccoli’s nutrients are the ideal combination to keep vitamin D metabolism in balance.

Try it: Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Cranberries.

Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Cranberries (Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!)

2. Bananas

Even if the names of essential nutrients don’t easily roll off your tongue, most people know bananas are an excellent source of the important electrolyte potassium. Our bodies need potassium to help regulate blood pressure, help our muscles move and improve nerve signals. Bananas (especially ones that are still a little green) are also an excellent source of resistant starch, a type of fibrous starch that is not digested, but research shows could be an effective component for weight loss and balancing blood sugar.

Try it: Pineapple Green Smoothie.

It's easy to sneak greens into your diet by including them in delicious fruity smoothies like this Pineapple Green Smoothie. Get the recipe and more like this at www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin it and save for later!

3. Spinach

A superfood is named such because you can get a big nutrient bang without having to eat buckets of the stuff. Perhaps there’s no better example than plain ol’ spinach—a handful added to a smoothie, sautéed for a side dish or stirred into pasta can greatly up your day’s nutrition. Spinach is consistently ranked at the top of lists for foods with nutrient richness—just 1 cup contains impressive amounts of 23 vitamins and minerals.

Try it: Green Chia Pudding.

Green Chia Pudding (Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!)

Nutritional information for this post was supplied by Delicious Living and the New Hope Network. I am proud to be a New Hope Blogger and have the opportunity to share the valuable information I learn with you!

If you are interested in learning more about forgotten superfoods, check out these resources with affiliate links I am providing for your convenience:

What other ingredients do you consider forgotten superfoods? Please let me know in the comments!

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Mango Habanero Hearts of Palm Ceviche

Summer is the perfect time to make simple recipes that are full of flavor yet require no cooking. Who wants to turn on the oven when it’s hot outside? All I want is an icy cold drink and a salad (or chips and guacamole).

I also crave more spicy foods in the summer and love trying new flavor combinations, especially those that are spicy and sweet, like chili pepper and tropical fruit. I’ve always been a fan of LA VICTORIA® Brand salsas, and now they have a new Mango Habanero Salsa that is addicting and perfect for summer.

I’m also excited to share with you an exciting giveaway contest LA VICTORIA® Brand is hosting. You can win a four-burner gas grill worth $500! But you’ll have to wait until I’m done sharing my new ceviche recipe with you, unless you’re sneaky and scroll to the bottom.

Ceviche is wonderful in warm months and only requires a little chopping. But we won’t have to chop any mangoes, tomatoes, or chili peppers for this recipe since LA VICTORIA® Brand has done the work for us. Plus the lime juice will work its magic while the hearts of palm and red onions marinate in the refrigerator, so you can relax and enjoy a cold beverage, spend time with your family, or take a nap for an hour.

LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa makes this Mango Habanero Hearts of Palm Ceviche a breeze to prepare.

It’s great as an appetizer or a light meal served with tortilla chips or on a bed of fresh greens. You can double the recipe and serve a crowd. Or try spooning the ceviche into fancy glasses like I did for a romantic summer night.

Try this easy Mango Habanero Hearts of Palm Ceviche this summer with sweet and spicy LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Try this easy Mango Habanero Hearts of Palm Ceviche this summer with sweet and spicy LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Yields 2-4 servings

Mango Habanero Hearts of Palm Ceviche
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Ingredients

  • 1-14.5 ounce can hearts of palm
  • 1/3 cup red onions, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa
  • Garnishes:
  • lime wedges
  • fresh cilantro
  • sliced avocado
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Method

  1. Rinse and drain the hearts of palm and slice in circles. Place them in a glass bowl with the diced red onion and lime juice. Toss well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  2. Stir in the LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa.
  3. Serve in a bowl, or divide among fancy glasses. Garnish with the lime wedges, cilantro, and sliced avocado, and serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

You can easily double this recipe if serving a crowd. You'll have enough LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa for more than one batch.

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Try this easy Mango Habanero Hearts of Palm Ceviche this summer with sweet and spicy LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Try this easy Mango Habanero Hearts of Palm Ceviche this summer with sweet and spicy LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Have you tried LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa yet? When you do, share a photo of your favorite dish celebrating the beauty of summer food on Instagram (or Facebook) with #ViewFromMyPlate, #MangoHabeneroSalsa and tag @LaVictoriaBrand and you could win a $500 four-burner gas grill in the “View From My Plate” giveaway!

Visit LA VICTORIA® Brand to view the full contest details and get more spicy and sweet summer recipes using LA VICTORIA® Brand Mango Habanero Salsa. Good luck!

How to Eat to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Learn how a how to eat to reduce Alzheimer’s risk by adopting a healthy whole-foods plant-based diet.

Did you know that the same foods that help prevent heart disease and stroke can also help prevent brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s?

I encourage you to learn more about Alzheimer’s by visiting alz.org and familiarize yourself with the symptoms of this disease as well as dementia.

While none of my family members have Alzheimer’s, my mother was diagnosed in her 60s with a rare brain disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, which caused her to have dementia. The cause of her disease is unknown, but I can’t help but wonder if highly processed foods and animal products contributed to it, as they do to many other diseases.

In the end her life was cut short by pancreatic cancer, and over the last several years I have been educating myself about how a healthy diet can help prevent so many terrible diseases.

June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Learn how a how to eat to reduce Alzheimer's risk by adopting a healthy whole-foods plant-based diet. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Let’s all learn ways we can reduce Alzheimer’s risk simply by making healthier food choices.

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Most of the recipes I share with you here and on the Veggies Save The Day Facebook page are very healthy, but I don’t want you to feel like you can’t have treats now and then. But if we focus on low-fat, low-salt recipes based on fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, plus getting adequate sleep and exercise, we are doing so much for our bodies to stay healthy, that eating a bowl of coconut ice cream or a vegan cupcake now and then isn’t going to make a difference. However, I’ve personally found that the more I eat healthy foods, the more I crave them.

Let’s look at some of my favorite healthy recipes that are perfect for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (and any time)!

Massaged Kale Salad with Lots of Veggies

Massaging your kale salad will avocado will make it tender without using any oil. Add seasoned rice vinegar and lots of veggies for a healthy meal. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad is healthy, colorful, and easy to make with summer vegetables like bell peppers and radishes. Get this recipe and more like this when you visit www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Tropical Chickpea Salad

Tropical Chickpea Salad is great for lunches or potlucks. It's healthy, low-fat, and full of nutrients from mangoes and avocados. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

23 Raw Summer Recipes

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is so versatile, it should be a staple in everyone's pantry. This Rainbow Confetti Quinoa Salad is perfect for lunch or a side dish. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Protein-Packed Vegan Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chickpea Bowl

Protein-Packed Vegan Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chickpea Bowl: Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

What healthy food choices will you be making to reduce Alzheimer’s risk? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Follow Veggies Save The Day on Instagram and show me which recipes you’re making from the blog! Use the hashtag #veggiessavetheday and tag me so I don’t miss seeing what’s cooking in your kitchen.

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Plant-Based Pizza Party

Host a plant-based pizza party at home with this easy recipe guide. It’s perfect for birthdays, graduations, Father’s Day, or anytime you want pizza!

Host a plant-based pizza party at home with this easy recipe guide. It's perfect for birthdays, graduations, Father's Day, or anytime you want pizza! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a lot of homemade pizza photos lately. Ever since I tried Miyoko’s Kitchen Fresh VeganMozz, I’ve been on a big pizza kick.

This cheese is incredibly delicious and melts well on pizza. I have bought it online and in local specialty stores. A little goes a long way, so you’ll be able to make several pizzas with one package.

It’s really fun to make individual-sized pizzas at home and let each person choose their own toppings. I take the easy route and buy pre-made gluten-free pizza crust. You can even use french bread or English muffins. I really like the brown-rice vegan and gluten-free English muffins from Food For Life.

Since Father’s Day is coming up, why not plan your own plant-based pizza party to celebrate Dad? You can also give him some gifts that go along with the theme.

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Plant-Based Pizza Party themed gifts:

Host a plant-based pizza party at home with this easy recipe guide. It's perfect for birthdays, graduations, Father's Day, or anytime you want pizza! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Let’s get this plant-based pizza party started!

Plant-Based Pizza Party
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Ingredients

  • Store-bought pizza crusts, french bread sliced lengthwise, or English Muffins split in half
  • Pizza sauce (I recommend Trader Joe's or Whole Food's 365 brand)
  • Miyoko's Kitchen Fresh VeganMozz (or other vegan cheese)
  • Toppings such as sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, pepperoncini peppers, marinated artichoke hearts, capers. etc.
  • Toppings to add after pizza is cooked such as fresh basil, cubed avocado, arugula, spinach, red pepper flakes, etc.

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven according to the crust package directions (or 425 F).
  2. Spread a thin layer of sauce over the crust.
  3. Drop Tablespoons of Miyoko's VeganMozz over the sauce. Use your fingers to spread out the cheese. (Or add shredded vegan cheese if Miyoko's is not available.)
  4. Add your toppings of choice.
  5. Bake according to the crust package instructions, or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from oven and add additional toppings, as desired.
  7. Slice and enjoy!
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Host a plant-based pizza party at home with this easy recipe guide. It's perfect for birthdays, graduations, Father's Day, or anytime you want pizza! Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

What are your favorite pizza toppings? Please let me know in the comments!

My favorites are mushrooms, olives, and avocado (of course!)

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23 Raw Summer Recipes

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts.

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

In the winter I often choose warm, comforting meals like soups and stews. But as soon as the temperatures heat up, I crave cooling foods that make me feel hydrated and refreshed.

I also don’t like turning on the oven or standing over a hot stove when it’s hot out. And I definitely don’t feel like baking.

Fortunately pretty much every recipe has a raw equivalent, even cakes and pies. Of course I always love salads, but raw tacos, wraps, and even pizzas are also delicious.

I have found a lot of amazing cookbooks on Amazon which feature raw recipes. Here are some of my favorites with affiliate links for your convenience:

Choosing Raw by Gena Hamshaw includes one of my favorite summer recipes, Raw Gazpacho. I could eat it every day.

Blissful Bites by Christy Morgan features Magical Raw Tacos with an incredible Red-Pepper Cashew Spread.

I also want to mention a new cookbook that I don’t own (yet) that I have heard great things about. It’s called Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. by Laura Miller, and you can read a review of it on Chic Vegan.

I also asked my incredible blogger friends to share their favorite raw summer recipes with you. Check them out!

Salads:

Pickled Cucumber Salad with Peas and Fresh Dill by Fettle Vegan

Caprese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette & Avocado by Cadry’s Kitchen

Green Superfood Salad by Tasting Page

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Easy Grapefruit, Corn, and Mint Salad by Athletic Avocado

Raw Veggie Chopped Salad by Veggie Inspired

Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad by Veggies Save The Day

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Snacks:

Green Goddess Kale Chips by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

The Best Raw Corn Chips by The Taste Space

Raw Pesto Crostini by Glue & Glitter

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Wraps, Tacos, and Pizza:

Swiss Chard Raw Wrap by Alan Roettinger of Delicious Living

Vegan Sunflower Wrap by Trial & Eater

Raw Strawberry Mango Avocado Tacos by Veggies Save The Day

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Raw Sunflower Seed Tacos by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Raw Mushroom Onion Pizza by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Raw Pesto and Tomato Pizza by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Noodles:

Raw Pad Thai by My Darling Vegan

Beetroot Noodles with Avocado by Green Evi

Raw Fettuccine Alfredo by Green Evi

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Desserts:

Mini Raw Vegan Chocolate Marble Cheesecakes by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Raw Beach Cheesecake by Unconventional Baker

Vegan Lemon Mango Cheesecake by At the Immigrant’s Table

Mint & Lime Infused Mango Sorbet by Win Win Food

Raw Strawberry Pie by Dreena Burton’s Plant-Powered Kitchen

When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

I hope you enjoy these 23 raw summer recipes. Which one will you try first? Please let me know in the comments.

Follow Veggies Save The Day on Instagram and show me which recipes you’re making from the blog! Use the hashtag #veggiessavetheday and tag me so I don’t miss seeing what’s cooking in your kitchen.

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The Smoothie Life by Jessi Andricks

The Smoothie Life by Jessi Andricks contains over 75 smoothie recipes plus tips for leading a healthy and satisfying life.

The Smoothie Life by Jessi Andricks contains over 75 smoothie recipes plus tips for leading a healthy and satisfying life. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

When Jessi of The House of Healthy asked me to review her new book, I was really excited because, as many of you know, I love smoothies!

What I really like about The Smoothie Life is that it’s a lifestyle book, not just a recipe book.

The Smoothie Life by Jessi Andricks contains over 75 smoothie recipes plus tips for leading a healthy and satisfying life. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Jessi teaches us why smoothies are so healthy, and how to make them with different blenders. She also helps with choosing the best ingredients, including which one are the most important to buy organic. She also discusses how to prepare your ingredients in advance, and how to freeze your own fruit.

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own nut milks, this book will show you how. Plus there are recipes for green smoothies, fresh fruit smoothies, vegetable smoothies, smoothie bowls, and so much more.

Jessi also gives healthy living advice such as stress relief, breathing exercises, basic yoga, plus a cleanse guide.

Jessi was kind enough to allow me to share one of the recipes from The Smoothie Life with you. I chose the Berry Simple Smoothie Bowl. Since I’m allergic to almonds, I used unsweetened soy milk in place of the almond milk. I love this smoothie bowl. It’s delicious, plus the purple color is gorgeous.

Yields Serves 1

Berry Simple Smoothie Bowl

Sometimes, adding a few seeds or an extra fruit or even just a touch of sweetness to your smoothie can throw off your texture, taste, and the smoothie itself. Sometimes, simple is better. When you find yourself craving a bit more from your smoothie, but want to keep it simple and sweet, this smoothie bowl will help you do both. The base is a very basic smoothie, but the toppings make it a bit more fun, flavorful and filling.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen blackberries
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Toppings:
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 large strawberries, chopped

Method

  1. Blend the frozen fruit and almond milk, then pour into a bowl.
  2. Add the toppings and enjoy!
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Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad

When strawberries are in season, I enjoy making this refreshing and healthy oil-free Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with coconut and hemp seeds.

When strawberries are in season, I enjoy making this refreshing and healthy oil-free strawberry avocado kale salad with coconut and hemp seeds. Get this recipe and more like this when you visit www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

When I start seeing that organic strawberries are available in my CSA box or at the local market, I start buying them every time I shop. Are you the same way?

They are great as a healthy snack or dessert, but I also like to use them in recipes such as in Raw Strawberry Mango Avocado Tacos or as a topping for Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding.

I also like them in salad. Before we get started on how to make this Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad, I want to share some affiliate links with you so that you can easily find the ingredients for this recipe. Don’t worry, they are all things that you can use in other recipes, especially if you bake or enjoy smoothies.

Since I wanted to keep this recipe raw, I like to use Organic Raw Blue Agave. It’s a low glycemic sweetener, and it helps take away any bitterness from the kale. Another option is to substitute the agave with pure maple syrup.

Raw hemp seeds are tasty and a great source of Omega 3 and 6 Essential Fatty Acids. They are great as a topping on salads or smoothie bowls or blended in smoothies.

Unsweetened Shredded Coconut can be used in countless ways, including as topping for oatmeal, in salads, and in smoothies.

When strawberries are in season, I enjoy making this refreshing and healthy oil-free strawberry avocado kale salad with coconut and hemp seeds. Get this recipe and more like this when you visit www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

And now, I present to you the recipe for Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad!

Yields Serves 2 to 4

Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad

Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad is perfect as a light meal for one or two, or as a starter for four people. It also travels well if you want to bring it to a potluck, and it can keep refrigerated for a couple of days.

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, any variety (I used green kale.)
  • 1 avocado, divided (Half will be used to massage the kale, and the other half cubed as a salad ingredient.)
  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. agave
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut

Method

  1. Remove the tough ribs from the kale and tear or chop into bite-size pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, use your hands to massage the kale with half the avocado until the kale is tender and has reduced in size.
  3. Add the lime juice and agave and toss well to coat.
  4. Add the cubed avocado, strawberries, hemp seeds, and shredded coconut and toss again.
  5. Enjoy!
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When strawberries are in season, I enjoy making this refreshing and healthy oil-free strawberry avocado kale salad with coconut and hemp seeds. Get this recipe and more like this when you visit www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

What is your favorite way to enjoy strawberries? Please let me know in the comments!

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7 Must-Try Soy Curls Recipes

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken.

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

But what exactly are they, and where do you get them?

I haven’t found soy curls in any of the stores where I live, but fortunately they are available online from Amazon. I am including affiliate links below for your convenience so you can purchase them easily. I recommend trying a bag, and if you like them, you can save a lot of money by buying a pack of six.

Butler Soy Curls are textured non-GMO soybeans. All you need to do is rehydrate them in warm water for 10 minutes, squeeze out the water, then use in your favorite recipes.

I like to keep a few bags on hand for fast and easy meals. Sometimes I simply cook them with Annie’s Naturals Organic Original BBQ Sauce. Or I might use Organic Tamari for stir fry or Cholula Hot Sauce and lime juice for tacos.

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Since I love soy curls so much, I decided to share with you some recipes from some of my favorite bloggers.

Kung Pao Soy Curls by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Smoky Soy Curl & Two Bean Chili by Cadry’s Kitchen

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Vegan Chicken-Free Salad Sandwiches by Zsu Dever

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Barbecue Soy Curl Tacos with Peach Salsa by The Food Duo

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Pan-Fried Shashlik by Vegan Sandra

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

New Orleans Corn & Roasted Bell Pepper Soup by The Taste Space

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

Mongolian Soy Curls by VNutrition

Soy curls are a healthy meat substitute for dishes such as stir fry, tacos, and chili, or any recipe calling for chicken. Learn more by visiting www.veggiessavetheday.com, or pin and save for later!

I hope you enjoy these Soy Curls recipes as much as I do. Which one are you most looking forward to trying?

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