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Zucchini Bread Banana Whip (Gluten-free)

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Zucchini Bread Bannan WhipIngredients:
- Spices (Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Almond Extract)

- Frozen Bananas

- Frozen shredded zucchini

- Toppings (optional, but I used fresh banana, frozen blueberries, and dates)

Vegan Rob's (Gluten-Free, Vegan, GMO Free & Plant Based)

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Vegan Rob's - Live & Enjoy!

Rob has brought back the enjoyment of eating snack foods.

It has been years since I have even attempted to try new varieties, as every time I found it to come even close to being "Nicole-Safe" the product was: as hard as a rock, stale, soggy, mushy, weird tasting, full of chemicals or odd ingredients that I couldn't begin to pronounce and just overall not an appealing experience.

When I found Vegan Rob's, I started to reconsider snack foods. I started researching the product line and found the company was claiming to be able to offer a healthy option for those that love to snack but still able to focus on nutrition and compassion for all.

I was hesitant, but as my special delivery arrived, I was amused by the fun marketing. The box is adorable, the products names are catchy, and each package is brightly colored and I just wanted to rip them all open and try each one immediately!

I have somehow contained myself and this far only demo…

Carrot Banana Pineapple Smoothie

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Ingredients:
2 Cups Carrots
Fresh Ginger
1 1/2 Cups Water
Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Pineapple
1 Ripe Banana

Blend until smooth and then enjoy!

Simple Vegan and Gluten-Free Summer Dinners

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Here is a quick and simple no-cook recipe for those hot summer nights!

I spiralized some zucchini, tossed it in a basic dressing and fresh herbs and then steamed some delicious zucchini and vegetables!

Simple. Delicious. Healthy!

Not every delicious and healthy meal needs to be difficult or time-consuming - sometimes simpler is better.

Gluten-Free & Vegan Strawberry Basil Banana Whips

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Need a quick and easy allergy-friendly dessert idea for all the summer BBQs coming up?!

Check out this simple, yet elegant strawberry basil whip.

Ingredients:
Fresh Ginger
Fresh Basil
Handful of Frozen Strawberries
2-3 Frozen Banans
Spices of choice (Cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, etc.)

Steps: Toss it all into a Vitamix and let it roll!

Strawberry Basil Banana Whip

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Summer time is here! Oh how I welcome you with open arms and heart!

My mind has been really in need of the longer days, the warm arm hugging close and the smell of newly blossomed flowers.

Later in the evening when I am craving something sweet, I like to quickly blend together a whip of some sort.

While I knew I loved the sweet and basil combination, for some reason, I had never tried it in my whips before - so I went for it!

Couple frozen bananas, fresh ginger, frozen strawberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, and basil and on my way to deliciousness!

Cooking For Others Is My Medicine

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While some might choose to meditate - others might choose to go for a run -some might even turn to shopping; but for me, I find cooking for others rather therapeutic and rewarding.

I am sure I get this from my parents. When we were younger (who am I kidding, dad still does this) my dad would find the way to show others you love them and truly care is to cook for them. Mom would find that she could share her feelings in baking. Every holiday or any chance family was visiting, mom would take the time to make one her "famous" goodies. Things I recall the most would be: Fruitcake, Kolache, Sugar Cookies, Apple Pie and Blueberry Pie.

And so I guess I took these lessons from my parents and twisted them into my own unique way of sharing the love via food.
"Cooking is love made Visible." BUT since I am single and live solo these days, I don't often have the opportunity to cook for others. Especially since, when I do visit family, I don't want to compete with my paren…