Avocado Edamame Pesto

Who doesn’t love pesto? I actually don’t know anyone! Pesto can be made in so many plant based ways. I have now created four different kinds of pesto, and all delicious. This is one of my favorites! The edamame adds a protein punch, while the avocado makes it deliciously creamy. This pesto is great in pasta, stuffed into baked potatoes, or topped on a salad. With less than 10 minutes prep time, this nutritiously quick and easy recipe will definitely leave you wanting more. Oh, and it is oil-free making it heart healthy. Of course you can add some olive oil if you prefer, it is entirely up to you. Enjoy!

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 smal avocado
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp plant milk (I used oat)

Place all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until desired consistency is reached. Serves 2.

Love,

Caroline

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Let’s talk Potassium

Potassium plays an essential role in ensuring an optimal functioning body. It is important in maintaining the balance of fluid with the body, and is a transmitter of information between our nerves and muscles.

Potassium helps lower blood pressure, balances sodium within the body, and aids in relaxing the walls of blood vessels, therefore lowering the risk of stroke, and cardiovascular disease.

Potassium is so important in our daily diet that many people turn to supplements to boost intake. Supplements should not take the place of nutrients that we can easily achieve through a whole food plant based diet.

There are many good sources of potassium-rich foods we can enjoy in the plant kingdom. Here are some of the winners:

Swiss chard (1 cup) 961mg Spinach (1 cup) 840mg White beans (1 cup) 829mg Avocado (1) 690mg Raisins (1/2 cup) 680mg Edamame (1 cup) 676mg Prunes (1/2 cup) 637mg Watermelon (2 slices) 640mg Black beans (1 cup) 611mg Coconut water (1 cup) 600mg Beets (1 cup) 588mg Butternut squash (1 cup) 582mg Sweet potato (1 Med.) 541mg Apricots (6) 488mg

Plants rule! Have a great day!

Love,

Carolineūüíö

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Let’s Talk About Blueberries

BLUEBERRIES OFFER A MULTITUDE OF BENEFITS:


Blueberries are native to North America, and date back to pre-colonial times. They are deliciously sweet, rich in manganese, and vitamins C and K. Blueberries contain high amounts of polyphenols, including anthocyanins and anthocyanidins which are micronutrients bursting with antioxidants offering excellent health benefits.

It’s thought that these particular polyphenols interfere with the inflammation process that leads to atherosclerosis, therefore reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Blueberry polyphenols may also reduce the risk of cancer, and cognitive decline.

Blueberries are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and B6. Blueberries also aid digestion, are colon protective, and help balance blood glucose. Just adding 1/2 cup to your breakfast bowl can have great health benefits. Eat up!

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Live Simply Plant Based

The sustainable lifestyle for optimal health.

Growing up and consuming the typical western diet of high animal protein, processed foods, some fruits, and a low intake of vegetables, Caroline suffered the usual symptoms of intermittent constipation and digestive upsets that affect a lot of children that consume this typical diet. She studied cookery in high school for 4 years where she was taught a typical curriculum focused on preparation of high animal protein/high saturated fat dishes. When hormonal and gynecological symptoms began to affect her health in her mid-teens she had to rely on the usual conventional/pharmaceutical approach to disease. After enduring over 10 years of treatment and surgeries with no real resolution of her condition, she began to educate herself, and look at her body as a whole and not each symptom in isolation.

Caroline obtained a degree in natural health and a doctorate in naturopathy with a concentration in nutrition, and became certified in plant based nutrition and yoga. Caroline has almost 30 years of experience in fitness, health and nutrition, and has been a successful educator in holistic healthcare. Caroline realized through her natural health and naturopathic education and practices, that food was the most important component to preventing and reversing disease. Choosing to adopt a healthy plant-based vegan lifestyle is by far the most important health related lifestyle change she has ever made. Therefore, because of the positive health benefits of adopting this change, educating people on the importance of using foods as medicine became extremely important to her.  

Caroline believes in building the immune system from the inside out to optimize health. We have total control over what we choose to put into our bodies. Through food, we can choose to either prevent disease or to feed it. We must learn to boost our immune system naturally by feeding the body the nutrients it requires through the consumption of whole plant foods. Using whole plant foods to assist your body to obtain as close to perfect health as possible should always be the first line of treatment for the prevention and/or reversal of symptoms of disease.

A vegan diet when followed as a whole food plant based diet is by far the healthiest diet on the planet, and for the planet. Learn to lose weight naturally, increase your nutrient intake through the consumption of whole plant foods, and boost your immunity. Begin to speed up your metabolism as you increase energy levels, and allow Caroline to assist you in this process through her book as you begin your transition to Live Simply Plant Based.

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Cranberry Sauce

Forget the jars and cans of cranberry sauce, this delicious recipe can be whipped up in just 10 minutes. It is perfect served as a sauce, jam or topping for almost any savory or sweet dish.

Thanksgiving is almost here, and what better time to share my cranberry sauce recipe than now! Forget the jars and cans of cranberry sauce, this delicious recipe can be whipped up in just 10 minutes. It is perfect served as a sauce, jam or topping for almost any savory or sweet dish. Continue reading “Cranberry Sauce”

Assorted Cashew Cacao Truffles

Many people have asked me for this recipe, so it is a pleasure for me to share it on my blog. These truffles are incredibly rich and delicious! They are vegan, gluten-free and low glycemic. They are easy to prepare, provide a good source of plant protein, a rich source of antioxidants and are great as an energy booster. Enjoy!

Many people have asked me for this recipe, so it is a pleasure for me to share it on my blog. These truffles are incredibly rich and delicious! They are vegan, gluten-free and low glycemic. They are easy to prepare, provide a good source of plant protein, a rich source of antioxidants and are great as an energy booster. Enjoy! Continue reading “Assorted Cashew Cacao Truffles”

The Super Powers of Raw Cacao

Raw cacao is packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which makes it an anti-aging superfood. Super-rich in magnesium, raw cacao helps lower blood pressure, regulates heart rate, elevates mood, balances brain chemistry, and promotes well-being.

Raw cacao is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which makes it an anti-aging superfood. Super-rich in magnesium, raw cacao helps lower blood pressure, regulates heart rate, elevates mood, balances brain chemistry, and promotes well-being. Continue reading “The Super Powers of Raw Cacao”

Raw Walnut Mushroom Chilli (vegan and gluten-free)

The meatiness of the walnuts and mushrooms combined with the flavors of the other ingredients is truly outstanding.

This is probably one of my favorite raw vegan creations. The meatiness of the walnuts and mushrooms combined with the flavors of the other ingredients is truly outstanding. I was considering saving this recipe for my next book, but it would be selfish of me not to share it now. This dish is so easy to prepare, and will definitely leave you wanting more…..enjoy! Continue reading “Raw Walnut Mushroom Chilli (vegan and gluten-free)”

Raw Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Tart

When you feel the need for something a little sweet, how about trying this rich, delicious beauty! Raw plant based vegan nutrition, and gluten-free. Packed full of antioxidants and plant protein rich. Just a small slice is enough to curb cravings, and to boost energy!

When you feel the need for something a little sweet, how about trying this rich, delicious beauty! Raw plant based vegan nutrition, and gluten-free. Packed full of antioxidants and plant protein rich. Just a small slice is enough to curb cravings, and to boost energy! See recipe below. Continue reading “Raw Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Tart”

Welcome to my blog

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Welcome to my blog. I look forward to joining you on your exciting plant based vegan journey. I will be sharing recipe ideas and tips along with lifestyle health and nutrition information to assist you on your path to optimal health.

I believe in building the immune system from the inside out. We all have total control over what we choose to put into our bodies, we can choose to either prevent disease or to feed it. We must learn to boost our immune system naturally by feeding the body the nutrients it requires through the consumption of whole plant foods. Using whole plant foods to assist your body to obtain as close to perfect health as possible should always be the first line of treatment for the prevention and/or reversal of symptoms of disease.

A vegan diet when followed as a whole food plant based diet is by far the healthiest diet on the planet, and for the planet. Learn to lose weight naturally, increase your nutrient intake through the consumption of whole plant foods, and boost your immunity. Begin to speed up your metabolism as you increase energy levels, and allow me to assist you in this process through my blog, and through my new book as you begin your transition to ‚ÄúLive Simply Plant Based‚ÄĚ.

http://www.Carolinehalevegan.com