Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

Today is RAWctober day 1. It’s a whole month of raw vegan eating. I don’t have a ton of raw recipes on here, but I’ll probably post more as the month goes on. Like this one! A seriously yummy and creamy chocolate blueberry smoothie perfect for some added sweetness to your day. Enjoy!

Sweet, delicious chocolate blueberry smoothie made with bananas and sweetened with dates! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #smoothie #naturallysweetened
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Chocolate Golden Milk Smoothie

As you can tell, I’m in love with golden milk right now. It’s creamy. It’s smooth. It’s sweet. It’s spiced. It’s downright delicious. And sometimes it’s chocolaty, like the one we made last week. So let’s make a smoothie out of it, okay? Okay!

A creamy, smooth chocolate golden milk smoothie made with frozen banana and chocolate golden milk! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #chocolate #smoothie
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Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte

If you know me, you know I love a good golden milk latte. I love it so much I made it into cookies. Which means I had to combine it with one of my other favorite things: chocolate! So here it is! A Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte. Let’s do this, y’all.

A creamy, smooth Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte fruit-sweetened and spiced to perfection! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #hotchocolate #latte
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Blueberry Pie Smoothie

I wanted something fresh, sweet, and really delicious, and a smoothie usually quenches that. Blueberries are a main staple in my diet, and they’re also fresh, sweet, and really delicious. So I figured I’d start there – with a blueberry pie smoothie. Smoothies are so refreshing! And it’s already heating up here in Phoenix, so this hits the spot.

(Sorry to the people who are experiencing snow! This was scheduled weeks in advance. My apologies.)

A creamy, smooth, and perfectly sweet blueberry pie smoothie made with bananas, walnuts, cinnamon, and blueberries! Raw, fruit-sweetened, and so refreshing! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #blueberrypie #smoothie

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Cashew Milk

This cashew milk is my absolute favorite. It’s sweetened from dates, and it doesn’t need to be strained! If you’ve ever made almond milk (or read a recipe about almond milk and decided NO), then you know how not fun straining milk is. I’m SOOOO all about whatever’s easiest, and cashew milk is soooo easy! Plus, it’s forgiving and customizable. So let’s do this.

Make a quick, homemade cashew milk in a matter of minutes. Throw ingredients into blender, blend, and enjoy! NO straining needed and no sugar added! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #nondairymilk #milk #cashewmilk #recipe

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Golden Milk Latte

Finally, a recipe where the turmeric I add isĀ not optional! I put turmeric in nearly everything, but this drink isn’t golden milk without it.

If you aren’t familiar with golden milk, let’s chat. It’s a yummy drink made with your (nondairy) milk of choice + turmeric (the golden part) + black pepper and a healthy fat (for turmeric absorption). You can spice it up with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, etc. Sweetening is my preferred method, so I add dates to the mix. And the healthy fat is usually oil, but I’m a no-oil kinda gal, so here’s my take on a creamy, dreamy golden milk latte.

A creamy, dreamy, deliciously spiced golden milk latte made with homemade milk and plenty of turmeric. #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #turmeric #goldenmilk #latte

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Sweet Potato Carrot Cake Muffins

Okay, you guys. I’ve been talking about these muffins since I made Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal a couple of weeks ago. Once I started adding veggies to breakfast, I’ve wanted to throw them into everything! Which is how these delicious carrot cake muffins (made with sweet potato!) came about. So let’s bake some!

Perfectly spiced sweet potato carrot cake muffins sweetened with fruit and made without oil, gluten, or dairy! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #sweetpotato #carrotcake #muffins #recipe

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Chocolate Chip PB Quinoa Flour Cookie Bars

Husband made quinoa flour for pancakes a while back. We don’t use it all that often, but he made way more than he needed, so I figured I’d scour the internet search Pinterest for quinoa flour recipes. Vegan ones, of course. And I found a gem I wanted to try. It’s usually a gem if it includes chocolate and I have every single ingredient on hand (or know how to substitute the ones I don’t have).

Scrumptious chocolate chip peanut butter quinoa flour cookie bars made with natural sweeteners and no oil! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #cookies #chocolatechip #dessert

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Two-Ingredient Chocolate Frosting

If you aren’t eating dates, you’re missing out. Seriously, dates are nature’s candy. They’re sweet, rich, caramel in fruit form. They never feel like they’re healthy or even remotely good for me when I eat them because of how sugary sweet they are. But they’re SO good! Nutritious too! They’re an excellent part of a plant-based diet. So let’s use them to our advantage and make a delicious chocolaty two-ingredient frosting sweetened only with dates!

2-ingredient chocolate frosting so rich and creamy you won't even notice it's sweetened by fruit! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #frosting #chocolate

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Baked Chocolate Donuts

For the first time in a long time, I made something without bananas!! But there is still fruit in these. Dates to the rescue! They’re amazing at sweetening food without using processed and refined sugars. Basically, they’re nature’s candy. Ooey and gooey, they’re like caramel. And I love them. So much. Especially when they’re baked with other things to make donuts! This is a great base to work with, and they can be customized so easily. I can’t wait to try more stuff with them. But, for now, I shall eat.

Delicious baked chocolate donuts naturally sweetened with dates and made with oat flour! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #donuts

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