White Bean Cherry Chocolate Brownies

White Bean Cherry Chocolate Brownies.  Cherries are in season, and when they are ripe and juicy, they are perfect in these white bean cherry chocolate brownies.  All the nutrition of fresh cherries, plus protein from the beans.  We always are looking for a dessert that isn’t just sugar and this is it.   Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Superfood Snack

Superfood Snack.  When you need a snack with a little sweetness, you will love this superfood snack.  Starting with a banana, top with almond butter, and sprinkle with superfoods, goji berries, hemp seeds, and flax seeds.  The result is a smooth, creamy, sweet, filling and nutritious snack.  It is perfect for kids to make my themselves, or to take on the go.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Homemade Instant Pot Vegan Kefir

Homemade Instant Pot Vegan Kefir has become increasingly popular around the world, mainly because of its probiotic and nutraceutical properties.  Here, I made homemade kefir in the Instant Pot with only two ingredients–soy milk and kefir starter.  Start the Instant Pot in the evening, and by morning, it is done and ready.   The result is fresh, creamy and delicious kefir that is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.  Toss in fruit, almond butter and hemp seeds, and you have the perfect breakfast smoothie.

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Mint Julep Lemonade

Mint Julep Lemonade.  Hot summer days and nights are perfect for this non alcoholic Mint Julep Lemonade.  If you have ever grown your own mint,  you know what I didn’t, that mint grows everywhere and anywhere and multiplies.  If you ignore it, don’t water it regularly, don’t prune it–doesn’t matter.  It grows.  With the abundant harvest of mint that I had, I decided that it was time to make a light, tangy refreshing pitcher of lemonade, and kicked it up a notch with the mint.  Try it for yourself–it will be a favorite for summer sweet drinks.

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