Entries by Manny

DIY HOT CHOCOLATE WITH PEPPERMINT SPOONS

Typically I fall into the DI-Don’t category. My DIY attempts are good for a laugh and that’s about it. Unless it involves food—then watch out. I’m a DIY boss. So even if you don’t consider yourself a DIY’er I encourage you to give this easy gift project a shot. If you’re a seasoned DIY’er then […]

APPLE CHERRY AÇAI SMOOTHIE BOWL

It’s February, and to say that summer is around the corner would be a bit of a stretch. Cherries aren’t exactly in season, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the frozen kind while we wait, right? Combine them with apples, açai puree, coconut milk and some warm spices to create this super fruity smoothie […]

CLASSIC CHEESECAKE WITH STRAWBERRY SAUCE

Blend, freeze, slice, and scarf. That’s how easy this cake is! We love this new plant-based cheesecake recipe by Tess Masters in her new cookbook The Perfect Blend. Once you have your cashews soaked (essential for a righteously creamy consistency), this decadent dessert takes less than 15 minutes to put together. Add the lemon and poppy seeds […]

NEXT-LEVEL CHOCOLATE GREEN SMOOTHIE

Want a supercharged chocolate shake? Try this next-level smoothie by Tess Masters in her new cookbook The Perfect Blend. (You really can’t taste the cauliflower and collard greens!) Reprinted with permission from The Perfect Blend, copyright 2016 Tess Masters. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photography copyright 2016 by Anson Smart Ingredients […]

DARK CHOCOLATE PUDDING

Head over to the dark side and try Tess Masters’ pudding recipe found in her new cookbook, The Perfect Blend: “When I eat chocolate, I go over to the dark side—and by that I mean the place where rich, raw, organic cacao turns into decadent pudding. If you like dark, bittersweet flavors, this dessert may be […]

BLUEBERRY ORANGE SMOOTHIE

Pick your favorite vanilla flavored Vega protein powder, and blend up this unique blueberry orange protein smoothie. Yes, the whole orange (minus the peel) can go into your blender. Just try to choose a seedless orange. Ingredients 1 serving Vanilla Vega® Essentials or Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake or Vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens or Vanilla Vega Sport® Performance […]

BANANA BREAD ENERGY BARS FROM THE THRIVE DIET 10TH ANNIVERSARY

It’s hard to believe that Vega co-founder Brendan Brazier’s international bestseller The Thrive Diet was released 10 years ago. Luckily for us, he’s released a new edition: The Thrive Diet, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Plant-Based Whole Foods Way to Staying Healthy for Life. In celebration, we’re sharing one of our favorite recipes from this edition. Cinnamon and nutmeg […]

RASPBERRY BISCOTTI SMOOTHIE

Want to start your day with a biscotti and coffee? Switch it up with a raspberry biscotti smoothie in one hand, and coffee in the other. Ingredients 1 serving Coconut Almond Vega® Protein & Greens or Coconut Almond Vega One™ Nutritional Shake ½ cup frozen raspberries 1 cup non-dairy milk ½ cup ice Preparation Blend all ingredients […]

SALTED CARAMEL APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE

Who says delicious can’t also be healthy? This balanced apple smoothie is a great way to add sweetness to your day, while also getting a tasty protein boost. Incorporate this shake in as a mid-morning or afternoon snack. Ingredients 3 Tbsp Gluten-Free Oatmeal (Red Mill) 1 apple chopped ¼ tsp of nutmeg 1½ tsp of […]

4 BASIC SHAKER CUP RECIPES

You don’t need a blender to make a flavorful shake. Choose your flavor profile, add the ingredients to your shaker cup, shake your money maker (aka your shaker cup) and enjoy. Not sure how to properly stack your shaker cup? Follow this formula—and make sure you stack it in order! Basic Layer Technique 1. Ice 2. […]