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In a Hurry But Need Nutrition? Try These Two Scrumptious, Vegan and Gluten-Free Breakfast Smoothies!

Sometimes, you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cook a sit-down breakfast. Still, you don’t want to sacrifice good nutrition for a busy lifestyle.

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Recipe for Brahmastra Juice (Indian Ayurvedic Cold Killer Remedy), the Science Behind It and How to Make it Vegan AIP Friendly – Stove Top and Instant Pot

What is Brahmastra juice? This Indian ayurvedic cold remedy will relieve your congestion, clear out your sinuses, and set you on the path to recovery! Below is the recipe both for stove top Brahmastra juice, and Instant Pot Brahmastra juice!

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Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Creamy Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

This delicious drink is a yummy morning sip instead of coffee, or a nice dessert at night. It’s creamy, dairy-free, and so easy to make! This peanut butter cup drink reminds you of the candy without all the guilt, and has enough protein and healthy fats to fill in for a quick breakfast. You can make the hot chocolate both in the Instant Pot or on a stovetop! The Instant Pot allows for sealing the lid and retaining heat longer, if necessary.

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Have You Tried a Matcha Shot?

Looking for a way to get a quick boost of energy without having to deal with caffeine jitters? Try a matcha shot.

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Vegan Drinks for Sunny Days

Is the weather warming up where you are? Looking for an easy and yummy vegan drink to help cool you off? Try making our Frosty Mint Julep, Green Smoothie, or Coffee Milkshake!

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Nutrient-Packed Glorious and Green Smoothie

One of the easiest ways to pack nutrition into a meal is by making a smoothie, especially if you need something that’s quick or can be taken out the door with you. To create a smoothie that’s effort free, and that will keep you energized and nourished for a few hours until it’s time to eat again, opt for one with readily available ingredients that are also powerfully nutritious.

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Make Your Own Healthy, Vegan and Gluten Free Sparkling Apple Cider

We love sparkling apple cider, but many commercial products are made with high fructose corn syrup and preservatives. It’s actually quite easy to make your own with your at-home soda machine, or store-bought carbonated water. This is perfect for New Year celebrations, or any other celebration where you’d like a little non-alcoholic bubbly to sip.

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Pear Rosemary Soda Syrup

We love unique flavor combinations, especially when made as a soda syrup. It takes the soda to a sophisticated level, and offers a surprise for guests. The combination of pear and rosemary offers a delightful combination with light pear flavor, with an unexpected depth brought by the rosemary.

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Mango Chili Soda Recipe {Vegan, Gluten-Free and Organic}

Soda doesn’t have to be nasty colas with high fructose syrup, it can be delicious beverages that can be a special treat, without feeling gross after you drink it. One of our favorite discoveries is Nature’s Flavors, which crafts USDA Certified syrups with no toxins, chemicals, or synthetics. Their syrups are vegan, gluten and alcohol-free, as well as kosher.

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Cucumber, Mint, Orange Syrup for Soda Stream & Other Soda Makers

Soda makers, such as Soda Stream, are hugely popular and can be found in homes across the country. As fun and delicious as homemade soda is, store-bought soda syrup is commonly full of nasty chemicals, such as sucralose. The good news is that it is quite easy to make your own soda syrup, with ingredients that you probably already have laying around your house.

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Unbelievably Delicious Vegan and Gluten-Free Crockpot Apple Cider with a Secret Ingredient

Nothing beats the smell of apple cider when you come home after a long, cold day. The blend of cinnamon, ginger and clove is the quintessential scent of fall. While it is easy to buy apple cider, absolutely nothing beats the taste of homemade cider that is seasoned with fresh ingredients rather than dry powders. And it really couldn’t be easier to make.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix

This homemade vegan hot cocoa mix is not only gluten-free and vegan, but it’s also raw and organic! Just the thing for a winter’s day – or any day! Here’s how to make this delicious, and oh-so-good for you homemade vegan hot chocolate mix:

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Fizzy Orange Cooler Aguas Frescas

Aguas frescas, which translates to “fresh waters” in Spanish, combine a variety of ingredients such as fresh fruit, flowers, seeds and cereals, with sugar and water.

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Vegan Frozen Coconut Whipped Cream Dollops, the Gluten-Free Way to Make Your Hot Chocolate Exciting

What is better than delicious, creamy vegan whipped cream? Delicious, creamy vegan whipped cream frozen dollops! Make these ahead of time to keep in your freezer, and whip them out the next time you make hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or any other warm beverage that you want to enhance with a little creamy deliciousness!

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National Celiac Awareness Month, Day 27: Vegan, Gluten-Free Lavender Lemonade and New Uses for Ice Cube Trays – Vegan AIP Friendly

We wanted to bring you both a recipe and some of our favorite quick kitchen tips for National Celiac Awareness Month. This article centers around ice cube trays; a long underused kitchen tool.

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National Celiac Awareness Month, Day 25: Vegan Gluten-Free Feel Better Allergy Tea

Doesn’t it figure that National Celiac Awareness Month coincides with allergy season? It seems the perfect fit, really. For those of us who are allergic to gluten we get to deal with both internal and external allergies! Well those allergies have hit us particularly hard and we have been walking around in an allergy-induced haze; fogginess, coughing, wheezing. It is the season for general discomfort! In scouring the Internet for ways to manage allergy symptoms naturally we were overwhelmed with all of the different remedies out there.

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National Celiac Awareness Month, Day 8: Vegan, Gluten-Free Ginger Ale (Alua de Milho)

We thought a fun way to celebrate National Celiac Awareness Month would be to include a delicious drink! While many beverages are gluten-free, they are often made with white sugar, which is usually not vegan. For a little exotic flare, we turned to one of our favorite Brazilian cookbooks, Brazil: A Culinary Journey. This drink, called Alua de Milho in Brazil, is very similar to what we call ginger ale in America. Made with simple ingredients, you can easily cut this recipe in half if you want to make a little less.

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Kids’ Week: Delicious Vegan, Gluten-Free Kids’ Drinks

We are closing out kid’s week here at the Happy Gluten Free Vegan, and we decided to devote today’s post to drinks! Delicious beverages are a great way to give your child a treat outside of water, juice and soy milk. Treating them does not have to mean filling up on sugar and high fructose corn syrup-laden sodas and fruit beverages! Even so-called juices contain surprising ingredients. Next time you are at the supermarket, take a moment to look at the labels on juice bottles; some of the juices that call themselves “natural” are still full of sugar. They often try to make it sound nicer by calling it “pure cane sugar”, but a rose by any other name is still a rose!

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Gluten-Free, Vegan Starbucks Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino Copycat

We were disgusted to learn that the Starbucks Strawberries and Creme frappuccino contains bugs! Yuck! While Starbucks has thankfully announced that they are going to phase out the beetle usage, in favor of tomato-derived lycopene extract, it was a great reminder to us that sometimes it is just better to make treats yourself so that you can control what goes into them.

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Vegan Gluten-Free Green Beer for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and green beer will be flowing! Just because you are vegan and gluten-free does not mean that you can’t partake in the festivities! We have assembled the perfect gluten-free, vegan beer and gluten free, vegan food color combination for you.