Most fruits are naturally low in fat sodium, and calories. None have cholesterol.Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are underconsumed, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid).Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Fruit sources of potassium include bananas, prunes and prune juice, dried peaches and apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and orange juice.Dietary fiber from fruits, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as fruits help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories. Whole or cut-up fruits are sources of dietary fiber; fruit juices contain little or no fiber.Vitamin C is important for growth and repair of all body tissues, helps heal cuts and wounds, and keeps teeth and gums healthy.Folate (folic acid) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.
Perks of living with an Italian 🇮🇹🤤 Not sure exactly what everything was but...Falafel balls in a tomatoey sauce, grilled chicory (north Italian veggie), fried aubergine, baked peppers in olive oil and garlic & some fresh baguette 👌🏽🤤🌱 WOW #spoiltrotten#veganvibes#italianvegan#whatthehellischicory
Road trip to @thecandiedhazelnut in Waterford City ✨ 💃🏼part 1
The Candied Hazelnut is a brand new cafe/restaurant (opened in Waterford by a lovely lady who I went to college with called Thersea Heffernan.) It is all completely vegan, gluten free and peanut free (for anyone who has allergies to gluten or peanuts)
Was well looked after here today and got to have a few different things on the menu! Everything was delicious 😋 would really recommend getting down here and trying it if you haven't yet 🤗
The restaurant is decorated so beautifully, felt like I could just sit there for hours drinking coffee and listening to the music 🎶 👌🏻 really relaxed chilled atmosphere. Also for tea lovers ;there's a selection of 17 different teas 😉) #vegan#ireland#instaireland#visitireland#plantbased#coffeelovers#govegan#veganireland#irishvegan#glutenfree#dairyfree
Chocolate smoothie bowl with hemp seeds, frozen raspberries and FOUR INGREDIENT granola 🍫
This is the easiest granola recipe ever. You can just throw the ingredients in a bowl, mix, and then cook for a few minutes. It’s also oil free and just lightly sweetened so it isn’t sugar and fat filled like shop bought versions.
5 tbsp agave
2 tbsp cinnamon
4 tbsp mixed seeds
•Bake @200°C until golden brown (approximately 10 mins).
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Vegan Protein Bars!
2 Bananas, 2 tablespoons coco powder, 1 scoop of protein, 1/4 cup apple purée or coconut yoghurt. Combine and blend.
Optional extras: crushed dark chocolate, walnuts, blueberries, almonds, dates
What is a raw food diet? By @globalhealingcenter .
It is a way of eating that involves a huge dietary increase in the number of unprocessed and uncooked fruits and vegetables, as well as seeds, nuts, grains (mostly sprouted) and beans. A food is considered raw if it is uncooked or “prepared” below 116°F, as above this temperature range, food begins to lose its essential nutrients and enzymes, or its “vital life force.” The more we can eat foods that maintain that aliveness, the more “life force” we ourselves will be able to embody. Remember Life=Life and Death=Death. More than half a century ago in his book Prescription for Energy, Charles de Coti-Marsh explained, “By eating live foods you create a live body. Live foods contain essential nutrients the body needs to create and maintain energy. Dead foods speed age, decrease ability, and decrease energy … they are useless when dead…” The best way to approach raw foods is to gradually incorporate more and more raw fruits and vegetables into your diet. A good start is to try to eat 75% raw and 25% lightly cooked (especially in regard to whole grains). Although I personally do not condone eating meat, I have added the safest meats to eat (upon request from consumers) in this general raw food diet plan so some people can make a gradual transition to a 100% raw diet.
The Downsides of Cooking Food
When we cook foods, we inevitably destroy some of the enzymes, vitamins and minerals necessary for good health. If we eat too much overly-cooked, microwaved and processes foods, it can clog our colon, which may lead to a whole host of problems, including, cancer, heart-disease, diabetes and many other degenerative diseases.
Raw chocolate and coconut brownies that I made for my friend 🥥🍫 These brownies are so tasty and can be used as a healthier sweet treat or energy bars to grab on the go 🏃♀️They’re also vegan (of course), gluten free and refined sugar free 🌱
100g desiccated coconut
100g coconut flour
75g ground almonds
200g soaked dates (in 150ml water)
7 tbsp cacao
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
•Blend the dates (with the water they were soaking in). Mix in the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Mixture should easily press together - if it’s too dry add more water. Place in a lined tin and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Top with shredded coconut (optional). Cut into squares and enjoy!
1 tin of Cannellini or kidney beans, 1 tin of chickpeas, 1 tin of chopped tomatoes, 1 tin of coconut milk, 1 chopped pepper, handful of spinach,Spice (turmeric, cumin, coriander, black pepper, salt, chilli flakes)
Extras (Avocado, Couscous)
🍆🥕Still a few places open for the Friday 25th class🔪. We'll be learning to cook The Lentil & Broccoli Bolognese and The Sweet Potato & Butter Bean Korma in the professional @anchistin kitchen. There'll be lots of food to bring home and we'll meal prep too. Please message us to book. Thanks and God bless💚👊💚
A couple of interesting bars of vegan dark chocolate that I tried recently.
From Aldi there was Moser Roth brand sea salt dark chocolate. It comes in five individually wrapped bars, good for portion control, obviously not great for the environment. The chocolate is great though, nice rich taste, a good amount of salt. Can't remember how much it cost but it's from Aldi so it wasn't expensive.
I spotted Diablo hazelnut dark chocolate in EuroGiant for €1.50. It is sugar-free, sweetened with maltitol, which gives it a malty taste that I find oddly satisfying. The chocolate isn't particularly dark, but the chopped hazelnut gives it a nice texture. .
More Vegan Tuck Box treats, Go Vegan wholewheat croissant and a Real Handful chocolate orange bar. .
The croissant was interesting, in a good way; it was much softer than I was expecting given that it is shelf stable, fluffy and bready rather than flakey, and there was a definite hint of lemon. .
The bar reminded me of a 9 Bar with orange flavouring. I liked it but didn't love it.
Catching up on some @vegan_tuck_box treats. I quite liked the Brave garlic and chive roasted peas, savoury but not too salty, very crunchy. Again, a deceptively large bag, I thought I would finish these in one go but I had to "reseal" the bag (with a elastic band) #veganireland#irishvegan#mayvegantuckbox#vegantuckbox
Easy to prepare bowl of quinoa, roasted chili chickpeas, roasted sliced tempeh, roasted beetroot and a "cheesy" tahini sauce!
There is very little work in this, yet it tastes great and is packed with nutrients.
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Well it's been a busy week, but still managed to sneak in some awesome food on a day trip to Galway @tgofalafelbar, an amazing, mostly vegan falafel café in the city centre. I had a beetroot arancini burger, my friends had falafel salad and traditional falafel in pitta, they have amazing garlic mayo too...and desserts - jackfruit and walnut brownie and oat and choc cookie. A good job I don't live in Galway I'd be here all the time! #TGOfalafelbar#Galway#vegan#vegandessert#aranciniburger#veganfalafel#veganireland
Creamy one pot asparragus linguine. This was soo yum! Added some mushrooms and black olives too. Made this for dinner last night and ate so much I've been fasting since then, it's been 14h now. Gonna break it in a wile after a nice swim on the beach! And after lunch, of to the streets to speak for the voicless. Let's get some activism going! Hope you have a good Sunday! 💚