I hope you are doing well. I am so sorry that it has been so long. Somehow the month of April got away from me, but I am back!!!
Two quick things:
First, I am kicking off some FREE challenge groups, starting in June 2019. One challenge group will be for anyone who is interested in going vegan. The second group will be for people who are already vegan but may want to become activists. Both challenge groups will be run on Instagram so please make sure to follow me there (@happyhealinvegan). You won’t want to miss out; both groups will include some amazing prizes!!!!
Second, I have just published a new video: My 10 Favorite Vegan Foods for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet. This video includes some amazing products and is great for vegans and non vegans alike.
I hope that you continue to have a great week and I promise to be back with more content soon ❤
I hope that you are having an amazing week! I am so sorry that it has been so long but I was having some issues with my website. The problem has been resolved and I am back!!
During my absence, I did some experimenting with a diet called Raw Till 4. Although I was feeling pretty good prior to this challenge, I was also feeling a bit sluggish. I had heard that this way of eating increased your energy, so I thought that I would give it a go.
Anyway, here is my video that documents my journey with Raw Till 4. I explain why I took on this challenge, what I ate and how I felt after 5 days on this plan. You may be surprised.
Please make sure to subscribe while you are there and let me know what you think. Have you ever tried eating a raw diet? I would love to hear from you! ❤
The question that I get asked the most is, “What do you eat on a vegan and gluten free diet?” In today’s video, I will show you just that.
I am starting a mini-series on easy to make breakfasts: food for real, busy people! Today’s video is the first in this collection.
Please check it out when you have a chance….there may even be a small cameo from my dog 🙂
Have a great rest of your week and I will be back with even more food next week!
Last week I shared my favorite, Black Bean Brownie recipe with you. These brownies are incredibly delicious, full of protein, are low glycemic and are full of fiber!!!
Here is quick cooking demo for this recipe that’ll show you everything: step by step. I hope that you enjoy them!
Also, make sure to tag me on my new Instagram account (@happy.healing.eating) if you make this recipe.
It is a cold and rainy day here in San Diego, which makes it perfect for baking brownies! Who am I kidding….any day is great for brownies 🙂
My favorite brownie recipe comes from my dear friend, Lacey. I am sharing this recipe with her permission, and I highly recommend following her on Instagram for food inspiration (@sweetleifcafe).
We have tested these brownies on everyone, from kids to football coaches, and they always get a thumbs up. Just don’t tell anyone that they are actually healthy and packed full of protein and fiber.
Black Bean Brownies
- 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans; or 1 (15 oz.) can drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup creamy raw nut butter
- 5-6 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (dairy free)
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. In a large food processor fitted with an S-blade, process the black beans until smooth.
- To the pureed black beans, add in the almond butter, cacao powder, ground flax, vanilla, sugar, vinegar, salt, and baking soda. Process until a very smooth and thick batter is formed, stopping to scrape down the sides at least once to make sure everything is mixed.
- Add the chocolate chips to the batter and pulse a few times to mix them in. Use a spatula to scoop the batter into the lined 9-inch baking dish. The batter will be rather thick, so you’ll need to use the spatula to spread it evenly into the pan.
- Bake until the top begins to crack and the center feels relatively firm to a light touch, about 30 minutes. Allow the brownies to cool completely before attempting to cut them into squares, as they are very fragile when warm.
- Serve at room temperature, and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!
Cooking Demo for this recipe coming next week!
I am so excited to share with you that my first ebook has officially been published and is now online! Ahhhhh (Imagine me jumping for joy!)!
I receive numerous messages from people every day who are suffering from Lyme Disease and who want to know how I improved my health. So, I thought that I would put my entire journey into one, short ebook. It truly makes me sad that many people suffer from this disease and have no one to turn to. I truly hope that I can help people through my story and through my failed attempts to heal.
Note: this ebook is not just for those who are suffering from Lyme. It may be beneficial for anyone with a chronic illness, or even for those who just want to live a healthier life.
What’s Included in My Ebook:
- My Personal Lyme Story: from my diagnosis to remission
- My Lyme Symptoms
- The Failed Treatments that I Tried
- What Treatment Finally Worked
- How I Healed Naturally
- Tips for Living a Healthy Life
- My Lyme Diet
- My Favorite Resources
- And So Much More………
I truly hope that you will check it out. Please click here for more information and please share with any family/friends who may be interested.
Thank you SO much for your support! ❤