Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks for Health and Energy

Juicy pineapple smoothie

On our popular page featuring apple cider vinegar and weight loss, many readers are seeing the results of adding ACV to their daily regimen, not only for possibly losing pounds, but improving energy and well being. The biggest complaint about ACV? Many readers don’t enjoy its flavor when mixed with just water. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to make apple cider vinegar drinks that are not only tolerable, but actually quite tasty!

Here we’re referring to raw, unfiltered, and organic apple cider vinegar, which a fantastic probiotic. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the many benefits attributed to this super-ingredient. more→

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VegKitchen Monday Menu, February 27, 2017

Black bean sofrito

When it comes to planning a yummy plant-based dinner, even some of us die-hard vegans can overlook the ease and versatility of beans. If you have a pressure cooker, it doesn’t take long to cook your own beans, but for us catch-as-catch can cooks, canned beans are the way to a quick meal. Now, many brands come in BPA-free cans, too.

For today’s Monday Menu we present Black Bean Sofrito, a classic Latin American dish that’s embellished with onions, garlic, and bell peppers. It’s a good choice for an easy, everyday kind of meal. Serve over rice (or quinoa, for a quicker-cooking grain) if you’d like.  more→

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Vegan Risotto Recipes

vegan risotto

Vegan risotto can be tough to make. Traditional risotto recipes call for a lot of dairy, which makes creating a good vegan version a challenge. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this classic Italian dish senza formaggio.

Here are some exciting risotto recipes that are delicious, satisfying, and totally vegan. more→

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Hemp Seeds: Nutrition, Benefits, & Recipes

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are a fantastic addition to any healthy diet, packed with easily digestible protein and a multitude of nutrients. Rare among plant-based foods, they provide complete protein with all 10 essential amino acids — something valuable to vegans and vegetarians. Learn more in Hemp Seeds Boost Vegan Nutrition. Read on for more benefits and 10 tasty recipes.

More good news —hemp seed is very rarely an allergen, unlike many other nuts and seeds. And unlike flaxseeds, you need not grind them to reap their benefits. Compared with chia seeds, another popular superfood, hemp seeds don’t cause stomach upset. Another unexpected perk: Hemp is an eco-friendly crop that’s naturally pest- and weed-resistant, which means that it can be grown without pesticides and herbicide. more→

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