Acai Bowl 1

Acai Bowl Looking for a nutritious Veganuary breakfast? Try making this Acai Bowl by Violife Prep time: 5 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 pack Violife Creamy Original 256g old-fashioned rolled oats 470ml almond milk 1 tbsp golden flax 1 tbsp chia seeds 6 tbsp acai powder 1 tbsp ground dried pink muesli 1 apple, shredded…

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Hot Spicy Chocolate with Vanilla 3

Who doesn’t like to cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate on a cold evening, or morning for that matter? This version has a chilli kick and the added bonus of keeping as much goodness as possible in one cupful. Makes 2 small cups or 1 large 80 g (3 oz / 1⁄2 cup)…

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Red Velvet Smoothie 5

Ever wondered what to do with that packet of pre-cooked beetroot? Throw them in your chocolate smoothie for your own take on red velvet cake! Ingredients 375ml unsweetened almond drink 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 frozen banana 1 pre-cooked beetroot (not pickled) 1 scoop (36 g) Chocolate Vega® Essentials Method Add everything to a blender,…

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Raspberry Ripple Smoothie Bowl 7

Try this delicious, Instagram-worthy smoothie bowl to get your day off to a tasty start. Ingredients White Layer Ingredients 1 frozen banana 30ml plant-based drink (coconut) Shredded coconut, as needed Red Layer Ingredients 100 g frozen raspberries 100 g frozen cherries 60 mL coconut drink 1 scoop (34 g) Vanilla Vega® Essentials Topping Options: 2…

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Chocolate Smoothie Sundae Bar 9

Who needs ice cream when you can have an oh-so-chocolaty smoothie bowl, topped with crunchy granola and fresh fruit? Set up the ingredients like an ice cream sundae bar and choose your own breakfast adventure with as many toppings as you like! Ingredients To make the Smoothie: 2 frozen bananas 200 g frozen strawberries or…

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charcoal lemonade

Refreshing and cleansing, this charcoal lemonade is not only natural and delicious, but will help draw out toxins, too. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 lemons, juice only 2 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp activated charcoal 720ml (3 cups) cold water, sparkling or still Lemon, sliced, to serve Ice, to serve Method Mix all the ingredients together…

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sunflower seed milk

Makes 705ml (3 cups) Ingredients 140g (1 cup) raw, organic sunflower seeds, soaked overnight (we used Suma) 710ml (3 cups) water Pinch sea salt Small pinch organic powdered vanilla (optional) Method Drain and rinse the soaked sunflower seeds, then place in a high-speed blender with the remaining ingredients and blitz until smooth and creamy. Transfer…

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter ‘Freakshake’ 11

 This deliciously decadent freakshake combines all the flavours you want in a milkshake whilst being dairy-free and vegan. Makes 1 large shake or two small ones Ingredients 150ml (2/3 cup) nut milk (hazelnut or almond work really well here) 1 banana 1 heaped tbsp peanut butter 1 scoop dairy-free vanilla ice cream 1 tsp cocoa…

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Taking on Dry January? The best vegan-friendly drinks to try this month 12

For many years alcohol-free drinks were few and far between, often the only options available were limited to J2O and Becks Blue. There was perhaps the view that these non-alcoholic drinks were more of a necessity rather than something people actually enjoyed drinking. The token offering to appease a nominated driver that somehow made up…

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Festive Egg Nog 20

Serves 4 Ingredients 625ml (2 1/2 cups) oat milk 200ml (3/4 cup) full fat, tinned coconut milk 50g (1/3 cup) cashews, soaked overnight 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus a little extra to garnish ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon 100ml (scant ½ cup)…

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Almande Apricot Flip - The Perfect After-Dinner Treat 22

Ingredients: 50ml Baileys Almande 50ml apricot & cardamom syrup (see below) 10ml agave syrup 50ml coconut milk To make the apricot & cardamom syrup 100g apricot jam 50g  hot water 2 cardamom pods Method: Begin by making the apricot and cardomon syrup by crushing two cardamom pods in a mixing jug. Next, add the jam,…

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Watermelon and lime coolers 24

  Ingredients  720ml – 960ml (3-4cups) of fresh watermelon 3 cups of ice 240ml (1 cup) watermelon coconut water Juice of 1 lime Method Blitz all ingredients together and serve with sprig of lime   Recipe and images from Jo Harding from Modern Food Stories and Coconut Merchant

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