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Vega Protein & Greens Review

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Happy springtime, everyone! I hope that your year is going beautifully, and that you are all healthy and happy today.

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My newest most favorite protein powders are the Vega Protein & Greens line. I love all 3 of the flavors that are offered at my local big box store, and I love the price too. I can only get it in the smaller containers locally, but they do offer these in larger sizes & in 5 flavors on Amazon, as well as on the company’s web site (which offers these in 6 different flavors).

Some of the amazing qualities of these protein powders are: 1. They are plant based, so they are appropriate for vegetarians & vegans to consume. 2. They all contain 20 grams of delicious protein per serving. 3. They all contain between only 110-120 calories per serving (not including any other ingredients you might add to them, of course). 4. They contain between 16-25 servings per container (depending on which size & flavor you purchase). 5. They are extremely low in sugar, containing only 2 grams per serving. They are sweetened naturally with fruits and stevia. 6. They contain no mystery ingredients, and only whole delicious from nature ones. 7. They are Non GMO Project Verified. 8. They contain 2 servings of greens, which help to keep the body’s digestive system on track. 9. They are gluten free. 10. They actually taste good!

Over the years I’ve tried countless protein powders, some being excellent, and some not so much. These truly rank right up there on my favorites list, and I have purchased these time and again because our family likes them so much.

I would also like to mention that the company has a very appealing “recipes” section to their web site, which I am greatly anticipating further exploring.

All in all I very highly recommend all 3 of the flavors of the Vega Protein & Greens protein powders that I’ve purchased.

I hope that you’ve found this review both informative and helpful. Please feel free to ask questions and I’ll answer as soon as possible.

Yours in good health, Healthified Living

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Gut Detox Drink

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After many hours of research to find out what things are beneficial for cleaning out the system and detoxing the gut, I came up with this recipe. I will provide links for you to all of the ingredients used.

Please note: This recipe is not for use in those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. There have also been reports from others, and I have personally experienced this as well a few times, of some people feeling a warming sensation when drinking this, as well as their heart beating a bit faster. This is due to the diatomaceous earth’s detoxing effect on the body. If you are concerned about this, you can feel free to not include the DE in this recipe.

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Gut Detox Drink

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together well in a glass jar and drink.

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Strawberry Coconut Milk

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I decided to try a spin on the homemade Coconut Milk that I made yesterday, and the results were fairly tasty. Next time I would add 1 more cup of strawberries, but otherwise, this was good!

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Strawberry Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 cups homemade Coconut Milk
  • 3-4 cups fresh Strawberries, washed and hulled (I used 3, but would use 4 next time)
  • Favorite sweetener to taste (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour yourself a glassful and enjoy!

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Coconut Rice Congee

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Yesterday I decided to make double batches of both my Coconut Milk and Rice Milk recipes. As a result, I had both rice congee and coconut meat leftover. (Rice congee is what is left in the strainer when straining your rice milk. It’s a thick consistency, somewhat like porridge or pudding.) I decided to make the most of both of my leftovers, by incorporating them into one new recipe. My little monkey and I enjoyed this very much, and hopefully you do too!

Please comment to let me know if you do try it and what you think of it.

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Coconut Rice Congee

Coconut Rice Congee

Ingredients:

  • Rice Congee from 2 batches of Rice Milk
  • Coconut Meats from 2 batches of Coconut Milk (note: I did NOT use all of the coconut meats up in this, but please feel free to use as much or as little as you’d like in yours.)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Coconut Sugar to taste
  • 2 dashes Cinnamon (optional)

Instructions:

Set all rice congee aside in a bowl or mug. Add in vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut sugar and combine thoroughly. Lastly, add in as much of your leftover coconut meat as you’d like, stir, and enjoy!

 

Blueberry Cashew Smoothie

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This smoothie was this morning’s breakfast, so the deliciousness is still fresh in my mind! Frozen blueberries make this smoothie nice and chilled, and the addition of nut butter and protein powder make this a complete breakfast. Enjoy!

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Blueberry Cashew Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Handful of Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Cashew Nut Butter
  • 1 scoop Berry flavored Protein Powder (use your favorite brand)
  • 2 Cups Milk of Choice

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender, pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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Blueberry Coconut Cashew Yogurt

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So a recurring theme for me lately has been mixing these 3 ingredients together. I discovered this fearsome trio by experimenting with yogurt mix-ins and have never looked back. There are no exact measurements for this recipe because, well, there’s really no need to be. Have fun!

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Blueberry Coconut Cashew Yogurt

Blueberry Coconut Cashew Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Roasted Cashews (mine were unsalted)
  • Unsweetened Coconut
  • Plain Yogurt of Choice
  • Clear/Unflavored Liquid Stevia

Directions:

Place yogurt in bowl or glass of choice. Mix in liquid stevia to suit your taste. Add in coconut and mix until well combined. Fold in cashews and blueberries and enjoy!

Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins

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Hi everyone!

Today I decided to experiment with a coconut flour based muffin. I obtained the base recipe from The Coconut Mama, who has so many delicious coconut flour (and other coconut) recipes.

I decided to add the blueberries in frozen, just before putting the batter into the cupcake tins. It worked beautifully as you can see below.

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I’m so excited that I’ll have a super great base recipe to work with in the future. I want to try making banana nut muffins, raspberry coconut muffins, and pumpkin muffins with this base too.

I was a bit concerned that the family wouldn’t like the texture of these, but they were a huge hit with everyone! They even liked the honey sweetened aspect of them, as opposed to being sweetened with sugar (which I try hard to avoid). Again, everyone went back for seconds and even thirds throughout the day, which let me know that this recipe is definitely a winner!

So without further ado, here’s the recipe for you.

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Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins

Makes approximately 12 Muffins

Ingredients
*3/4 cup of coconut flour

*1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

*1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

*6 eggs

*1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted

*1/2 cup of raw honey

* 1 teaspoon of vanilla

* 3/4 cup Frozen Blueberries

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients together and  set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and mix in melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Add  dry ingredients and mix well. Let sit for 3­5 minutes or until coconut flour has  absorbed the liquid.

3. Add frozen blueberries into your batter just before scooping it into your muffin tins.

4. Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full of batter.

4. Bake for 25­-30 minutes. Let muffins cool before serving.

5. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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