National Women’s History Month – Vegan Chefs

Celebrating these amazing women vegan chefs who are making history. We sought out women chefs that are not only plant-based vegan chefs, but also emphasis super healthy ingredients in their recipes.  

Bon Appetit!  

Britt Berline – Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

https://thebeet.com/healthier-for-you-dessert-vegan-gluten-free-and-paleo-chocolate-hazelnut-tart/

Jocelyn Ramirez – Jackfruit carnitas tacos

https://www.todoverde.org/blog/2021/8/12/jackfruit-carnitas-tacos

Amanda Cohen – Cold Tomato Soup With Grilled Zucchini & Basil Tapenade

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/chef-amanda-cohen-recipes#slide-3

Jenne’ Claiborne – Marinated white bean salad

Tracye McQuirter – Banana Walnut Mini Muffins 

Rachel Ama – Chickpea & Butternut Squash Coconut Curry – https://www.rachelama.com/recipe-blog/2019/9/24/chickpea-amp-butternut-squash-coconut-curry

Multi-Vitamin Smoothie

Multi-Vitamin Smoothie

Happy National Nutrition Month! This year we’re celebrating a world of flavors with this multi-flavors, multi-vitamin smoothie. 

This smoothie has the important nutrients you can use instead of a daily multi-vitamin supplement.  Plus it tastes yummy too!

Did you know? Supplements are a way to bridge micronutrient nutrition gaps you might have if you’re not eating enough food or eating a variety of foods throughout the day. This multi-vitamin smoothie not only helps bridge these gaps but can help you digest and absorb these nutrients as well. 

Multi-Vitamin Smoothie

Prep time: 5-7 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries (around 7-8)
  • 1 banana – peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup tightly packed baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 medjool dates – seeds removed and chopped
  • ½ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • ½ cup concord grapes juice – 100% juice, not from concentrate
  • 1 very tiny square of Pacific kombu – I used Emerald Cove and soaked the square overnight so it was easily blended. 

*TIP: To save time: Prepare ingredients the night before in your blender and leave in your freezer or refrigerator overnight. Then whirl and go in the morning!

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until thoroughly combined. 

Important MULTI-NUTRIENTS provided in 1 serving: 

Nutrient% of your Daily Recommended Value
Vitamin A 36.2 %
Vitamin B1 (thiamin) 11.7%
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 23.8%
Vitamin B3 (niacin) 28.6%
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 12.8%
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 43.0%
Vitamin B9 (folate) 27.1%
Vitamin B12 (riboflavin) 10.0%
Vitamin C106.8%
Vitamin D  25.0%
Vitamin E    9.3%
Vitamin K212.3%
Calcium  32.3%
Choline    8.6%
Copper  26.4%
Iron  26.9%
Magnesium  39.2%
Manganese 273.2% 
Phosphorus  24.4%
Potassium  42.8%
Selenium  12.5%
Zinc  16.1%

Some other important nutrients (% data not available) are:

  • Biotin – found in the peanut butter.
  • Iodine – from the kombu seaweed. Kombu has the highest amount of iodine compared with other seaweed and is higher than most foods in general. 1 sheet of it can produce about 2000% of your recommended daily amount, why is why we only used a tiny square. Plus it doesn’t have that fishy taste.
  • Chromium – found in the grape juice.
  • Molybedum – found in the peanuts and bananas.