Tuesday, November 20, 2012

thanksgiving day recipes

Yesterday I shared some tips for staying healthy and feeling great on Thanksgiving. Today I want to share some recipe ideas for the big day! If you're looking for more LFRV recipes, check out the rest of my blog and let me know what you'll be making. I hope this helps you celebrate Thanksgiving the vegan way! (  ;

pumpkin shake
2 ripe bananas
¼ sweet potato
½ cup almond milk
handful of ice
3 dates (or 2 tbsp raw honey, or 2 tbsp agave)
pumpkin pie spice (as much as you’d like!)
Blend together all ingredients and enjoy!

apple cinnamon smoothie
2 granny smith apples
½ ripe banana
1 cup coconut water
1 tbsp cinnamon
1-2 cups spinach or kale
Blend together all ingredients and enjoy!

raw kale salad
1 large bunch of curly kale
1 lemon
1-2 tbsp olive oil
dried cranberries
cherry tomatoes
sea salt & pepper
Chop the kale as finely as you’d like. Massage in lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper. Top with tomatoes and cranberries.

peachy arugula salad
1 large bowl of arugula
1 -2 ripe peaches
red onion
1 1/2 tbsp tahini
½ -1 lemon
Mix together the tahini, lemon juice, and a pinch of garlic.  Stir dressing into the arugula to cover the greens. Finely slice the peaches and onion and mix into salad. Top with balsamic. 

harvest quinoa salad
3 cups cooked quinoa
1 butternut squash
green onion
dried cranberries
Sea salt & pepper
Pinch of cayenne
Steam the quinoa per package directions. Steam the butternut squash and chop into small pieces. Chop the apple and green onion. Mix all ingredients together and top with spices. Serve on a bed of arugula. (recipe adapted from K&K)

mashed sweet potatoes
3 large sweet potatoes
1-1.5 cups orange juice
1 small banana
2 tsp. nutmeg
sea salt & pepper
coconut oil
Chop and steam the sweet potatoes. In your Vitamix, blend the banana, 1 cup orange juice, sweet potatoes, and nutmeg.  Add more orange juice or nutmeg to taste. Place in bowl and top with 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted) and salt & pepper.

cranberry sauce with mint
1 bag of fresh cranberries
juice of 2 oranges
2 small, sweet apples
up to 1/2 cup raw agave or honey
handful of mint leaves
Blend together cranberries, orange juice, honey, and apples until smooth. Finely chop fresh mint leaves and stir in. 

mini cherry pies
4 cups dates
2 cups raw almonds
3 cups fresh black cherries
In the food processor, chop 2 cups of dates and 2 cups of almonds until finely ground together. Line a cupcake dish with syran wrap and press date/almond mixture into the bottom and side of each cup. In your Vitamix, blend 2 cups of dates and 3 cups of cherries until smooth. Pour into cupcake dishes and chill for 3 hours before serving.

FullyRaw pumpkin pie
Kristina created this amazing recipe for a fully raw, vegan, low fat pumpkin pie. I cannot wait to try it!
3 lbs. dates
2 cups pecans
sugar pie pumpkin
1 ripe persimmon
vanilla bean
For step by step directions, click here.

So, what are you going to make for Thanksgiving? 

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