Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil (Grain free)

Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil

This vegan apple crisp coconut oil recipe is a  keeper friends! My cousin Saarah, aka my sista from another motha (my aunt actually!) came over during the winter holidays for our annual sleepover.

Seeing as Saarah is my cousin, I’ve known her for her whole life (I used to change her diapers!). She is 10 years younger than me and so we have only recently become close. The deal was sealed when me, my Mom, Saarah and my aunt (Saarah’s Mom) all took a mother daughter trip to Dubai. It was so much fun!

Saarah and I shared a hotel room the for the whole 2 week duration of the vacay and so we basically learned everything about each other. She is super cool! Way cooler than I was at 20. Anywho, Saarah and I learned that we love each not only because we are family! Woohoo! It’s always a pleasure when you genuinely like your family.

I genuinely like Saarah. 🙂 Haha, this post is basically devoted to my love for Saarah! You’re welcome Saarah. 🙂

Anywho, back to the sleepover and the vegan apple crisp. Saarah is currently in her 3rd year of undergrad at McMaster University, in Hamilton, ON. She studies way to hard if you ask me (just joking! 😛 she will do something amazing in life!) and so we barely see each other during the school year. She was off for the winter break and so we had a sleepover. This is how our winter sleepovers go: make fire, make food, eat food, drink tea, make more food, eat more food, drink more tea. 🙂

For dinner we had my Vegan Tempeh Sandwich and had this vegan apple crisp for dessert. It was a hit! Super quick, easy and incredibly satisfying! Some vegan coconut ice cream on top would also be a super delicious addition. 🙂

 

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients for Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil – Apple Filling

  • 6 apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Ingredients for Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil – Crumble Topping

  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Directions for Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine all apple filling ingredients in one bowl
  3. Combine all crumble topping ingredients in another bowl
  4. Oil an oven safe pan with coconut oil
  5. Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the crumble is browned.
  7. Serve with some vegan ice cream, optional.
  8. Enjoy! 🙂

 

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Vegan Winter Salads (with protein)

Vegan Winter Salads | Happygut.ca

Sigh, vegan winter salads….the best type of salads! I love salads and eat them all year round. Eating salads is the summer is super easy and refreshing. Having salads in the winter though is not always awesome. My criteria for vegan winter salads: it has be warm and complete with protein (and, of course, delicious and easy).

I was invited to a potluck a couple of weeks ago and decided to bring a salad. In my search for vegan winter salads, I came up with so many delicious options that I decided to bookmark and share with you. 🙂

See below for my roundup for the best vegan winter salads.

All of the salads are complete with protein. The first section of salads calls for lentils, the second section has tofu and the last section has some other type of veggie protein.

I’ve indicated whether the salads are

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

A few of the salads call for some dairy but I have provided options to veganize.

Let me know if you try them out, and how you like them. 🙂

Vegan Winter Salads with LENTILS and…

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Yam & Brussel Sprout
Lentil Salad | In Pursuit of More
Lentil Salad | In Pursuit of More

By In Pursuit Of More

Ingredients: 8
Main items:
lentils, yam, brussel sprouts, balsamic vinaigrette

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

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Spinach & Mushroom
Lentil Salad | Tales of a Kitchen
Lentil Salad | Tales of a Kitchen

By Tales of a Kitchen

Ingredients: 15
Main items:
mushrooms, spinach, carrot

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

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Spinach & Quinoa
Lentil Salad | Simply Quinoa
Lentil Salad | Simply Quinoa

By Simply Quinoa

Ingredients: 14
Main items:
fennel, quinoa, spinach, pine nuts

✓ Gluten free
✓ Vegan
✓ Sugar free (*has maple syrup)
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

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Potatoes & Pickles
Lentil Salad | Vegan Insanity
Lentil Salad | Vegan Insanity

By Vegan Insanity

Ingredients: 13
Main items:
potatoes, capers, dill pickle

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Get recipe here.

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Salads for a Crowd Winter Salads with LENTILS and…

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Roasted Veggies & Apples
Lentil Salad | Green Evi
Lentil Salad | Green Evi

By Green Evi

Ingredients: 16
Main items:
lentils, beetroot, sweet potato, apple, almond

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*has maple syrup)
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

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Carrot, Leek & Arugula
Lentil Salad | Craving Something Healthy
Lentil Salad | Craving Something Healthy

By Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
carrot, parsnip, leek, arugula

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*has honey)
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

Note: Replace honey with maple syrup to make vegan. 

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Squash & Tahini Sauce
Lentil Salad | Coconut & Berries
Lentil Salad | Coconut & Berries

By Coconut & Berries

Ingredients: 15
Main items:
lentils, squash, tahini

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*has maple syrup)
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

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Vegan Winter Salads with TOFU and…

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Kale & Indian Spices
Tofu Salad | Happygut
Tofu Salad | Happygut

By HappyGut

Ingredients: 14
Main items:
kale, cilantro, green onion, indian spices

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ *Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Get recipe here.

*Note: Remove nuts if nut free. 

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Brussel Sprouts
Tofu Salad | Vanilla & Spice
Tofu Salad | Vanilla & Spice

By Vanilla & Spice

Ingredients: 13
Main items:
brussel sprouts, sweet potato, pecan

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

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Kale & Sriracha
Tofu Salad | Vegetarian Gastronomy
Tofu Salad | Vegetarian Gastronomy

By Vegetarian Gastronomy

Ingredients: 12
Main items:
kale, carrots, sriracha, vegan mayo

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*has maple syrup)

Get recipe here.

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Kale & Peanut Sauce
Tofu Salad | Get Off Your Tush & Cook
Tofu Salad | Get Off Your Tush & Cook

By Get Off Your Tush & Cook

Ingredients: 15
Main items:
kale, onion, carrots, cucumber, peanut butter, peanuts

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*has agave)

Get recipe here.

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Mushrooms
Tofu Salad | Lady & Pops
Tofu Salad | Lady & Pups

By Lady & Pups

Ingredients: 15
Main items:
mushrooms, greens, miso

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ *Vegan
✓ Nut free
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

*Note: Replace mayo with vegan may to make vegan. 

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Eggplant & Zucchini
Tofu Salad | Greek Vegetarian
Tofu Salad | Greek Vegetarian

By Greek Vegetarian

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
eggplant, zucchini, arugula, pistachio

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ *Vegan
✓ Sugar free

Get recipe here.

*Note: Remove feta to make vegan. 

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Vegan Winter Salads with…

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Kale & Northern Beans
Bean Salad | Fat Free Vegan
Bean Salad | Fat Free Vegan

By Fat Free Vegan

Ingredients: 12
Main items:
kale, bok choy, carrots, cabbage, northern beans

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

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Black Beans & Sweet Potato
Bean Salad | Oh She Glows
Bean Salad | Oh She Glows

By Oh She Glows

Ingredients: 13
Main items:
black bean, sweet potato, onion, cilantro

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Get recipe here.

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Tempeh & Vegetables
Tempeh Salad | Vegan Yack Attack
Tempeh Salad | Vegan Yack Attack

By Vegan Yack Attack

Ingredients: 13
Main items:
tempeh, red onion, baby bella, romain lettuce, cherry tomato

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Get recipe here.

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Simple Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe

Simple Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe

This simple gluten free pie crust recipe is just want the name suggest, super easy! It’s been my mission to find the perfect gluten free pie crust ever since whipping my diet into shape and this crust may just be the winner! Not only is it super easy to make, but it is incredibly tasty and flaky. Your family and guests won’t be able to tell that it’s gluten free :P. You can adapt the recipe to make a savoury or sweet pie. I’ve used this to with with my How To Make A Curry Pie recipe and my Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk.

Simple Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup sorghum flour (I think rice flour would also work though I haven't tried it yet)
  2. 1/3 of a cup vegan shortening (or butter if not vegan)
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 tbsp ground chia + 3 tbsp of water (or 1 egg if not vegan)
  5. for savoury crust, add a pinch of paprika, optional
  6. for sweet crust, add a dash of maple syrup, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the ground chia + 3 tbsp of water into a bowl and set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add the salt, plus any other spices you are using, to the flour and mix well.
  4. With your hand, crumble the shortening and add to the flour mixture.
  5. Add the chia mixture (and maple syrup if using for sweeter dishes).
  6. Work the dough with your hands until it forms a balls.
If using the crust on top of the pie do the following
  1. Take 2 large sheets of parchment paper. Lay one sheet down and sprinkle with flour.
  2. Place the dough ball onto the parchment sheet and sprinkle with flour.
  3. Place the other piece of parchment paper on top.
  4. Carefully roll out the dough with a rolling pin until you reach the desired size and shape.
  5. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and carefully flip over the crust onto the pie.
  6. Gently remove the top sheet of parchment paper and gently pat down the edges of the crust so that they stick to the edge of your pie pan.
  7. Poke a few holes into the crust with a fork (if your filling needs to be baked) and bake for about 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
If using the crust on the bottom of your pie, do the following
  1. Place the dough ball into your pie pan and use your hands to pat it on the bottom and the sides of your pie pan.
  2. If your pie filling does not need to be baked, pre-bake the crust for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. If your filling does need to be baked, poke a few holes in the crust, add the filling and bake according to filling directions.
Notes
  1. This makes either the top or bottom crust. For both, double the recipe.
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Green Smoothie Recipe – Spinach & Almond Milk

Green Smoothie Recipe Spinach Almond Milk | Happygut.ca

This green smoothie recipe with spinach & almond butter is ah-mazing! This is how the creation came to life: I was at home, hard at work and, as per usual, I forgot to eat lunch and it was 2pm – yikes! I didn’t have a lot of time and needed something to fill up my belly quick. I had the following ingredients in the fridge: spinach, almond milk & almond butter. I whipped them together and voila! So simple and SO SO VERY delicious!!

The combination of apple and almond butter is the best! My body doesn’t like peanut butter so I always use almond butter in anything that I would use peanut butter in and it never disappoints! (Aside: apple + almond butter also makes a super quick and protein packed snack).

If you are nut free though, use sun butter (or any other nut free “peanut” butter). My nephew is severely allergic to peanuts so nuts are a big no no at my brother’s house. Whenever I’m at their place, I eat sun butter as my almond butter replacer and it tastes great! (I think almost exactly like peanut butter). So, in case you are nut free, feel free to replace the almond butter with sun butter and I’m sure it will taste super. I’ll be trying this recipe with sun butter instead of almond butter the next time I go to my bro’s house.

I’ll definitely be making this again and again. 🙂

Serves: 1

Ingredients for Green Smoothie Recipe Spinach Almond Milk

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 2 handfuls of spinach, washed
  • 2 tbsp of almond butter (or a nut free version, like sun butter)
  • 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup (or any other sweetener), optional
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds (gives an extra 10.6 grams of protein!), optional (if you have it handy)

Directions for Green Smoothie Recipe Spinach Almond Milk

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a blender (I used a Blendtec) and mix it up!

Enjoy! 🙂

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Real Simple Quinoa Salad – 12 Vegan Recipes Packed with Protein

Real Simple Quinoa Salad

I love me some real simple quinoa salad. It’s the perfect quick, yummy and nutritious weekday meal.

I’m lazy and so I need meals that are complete and packed with protein. Adopting mostly a plant-based lifestyle this isn’t always so easy and so I’m always on the look out for quick, delicious and complete meals. I’ve curated the best real simple quinoa salad recipes that are both vegan and are complete meals with protein.

See my roundup below for the the best real simple quinoa salad recipes.

All of the recipes are vegan but I have also indicated whether they are:

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Real Simple Quinoa Salad with chickpeas and…

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Tomato
Quinoa Salad Cilantro, Tomato, Cucumber | HappyGut.ca
Quinoa Salad Cilantro, Tomato, Cucumber | HappyGut.ca

By HappyGut

Ingredients: 11
Main items:
chickpeas,
tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Full disclaimer, this is my recipe. 🙂 If you like zesty loaded with garlic and lemon, you will like this one! It’s one of my go-to staple weekday meals.  

Get recipe here.

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Cauliflower
Quinoa Salad | My Darling Lemon Thyme
Quinoa Salad | My Darling Lemon Thyme

By My Darling Lemon Thyme

Ingredients: 12
Main items:
chickpeas, cauliflower, almonds, jalapeno, lime

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: the combination of almonds, jalapeno and lime sounds so delectable!   

Get recipe here.

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Zucchini
Quinoa Salad | A Cedar Spoon
Quinoa Salad | A Cedar Spoon

By A Cedar Spoon

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
chickpeas,
zucchini, onion, parsley

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: with turmeric, cumin, zucchini and chickpeas, this sounds like the perfect weekday hearty meal. 

Get recipe here.

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Edamame
Quinoa Salad | The Girl Who Ate Everything
Quinoa Salad | The Girl Who Ate Everything

By The Girl Who Ate Everything

Ingredients: 13
Main items:
chickpeas, edamame, corn, cranberry, bell pepper, almonds

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: An incredibly hearty and protein packed salad with beans and cranberries, a fabulous combination. 

Get recipe here.

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Real Simple Quinoa Salad with black beans and…

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Kale & Sweet Potato
Quinoa Salad | Cookie & Kate
Quinoa Salad | Cookie & Kate

By Cookie and Kate

Ingredients: 14
Main items:
black beans, sweet potato, avocado, jalapeno, pumpkin seeds

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: This nut free version of this southwestern style quinoa salad sounds so appetizing. 

Get recipe here.

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Kale & Red Onion
Quinoa Salad | The Glowing Fridge
Quinoa Salad | The Glowing Fridge

By The Glowing Fridge

Ingredients: 13
Main items:
black bean, kale, red onion, corn, cilantro, lime, hot sauce

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*has maple syrup)

Why this makes the cut: no quinoa salad round-up would be complete without a spicy version. 😛 Plus, it has kale! 

Get recipe here.

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Sweet Potato & Cashew
Quinoa Salad | Simply Quinoa
Quinoa Salad | Simply Quinoa

By Simply Quinoa

Ingredients: 16
Main items:
black beans, sweet potato, avocado, cashews, cilantro

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Sweet potatoes with chilli powder and avocado cashew dressing? Yes please!!! 

Get recipe here.

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Orange & Bell Pepper
Quinoa Salad | Damn Delicious
Quinoa Salad | Damn Delicious

By Damn Delicious

Ingredients: 13
Main items:
black beans, orange, bell pepper, jalapeno, corn, onion

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free

Why this makes the cut: another zesty recipe with orange, orange juice and apple cider vinegar. 

Get recipe here.

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White Bean
Quinoa Salad | Kelley & Cricket
Quinoa Salad | Kelley & Cricket

By Kelley & Cricket

Ingredients: 11
Main items:
white bean, tomato, red pepper, onion, basil

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: I’m always looking for ways to use white beans – this one looks delicious! 

Get recipe here.

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Kidney Beans
Quinoa Salad | Renee Clerkin
Quinoa Salad | Renee Clerkin

By Renee Clerkin

Ingredients: 12
Main items:
kidney beans, carrot, celery, corn, bell pepper

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: A hearty quinoa salad packed with so many veggies! 

Get recipe here.

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Three Bean
Quinoa Salad | Domesticate me
Quinoa Salad | Domesticate me

By Domesticate Me

Ingredients: 12
Main items:
chickpeas, black beans, edamame, red onions, lemon, garlic

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: An ultra simple and protein packed salad. 

Get recipe here.

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Tofu
Quinoa Salad | Craving Something Healthy
Quinoa Salad | Craving Something Healthy

By Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients: 20
Main items:
tofu, edamame, cabbage, carrots, tahini

✓ Gluten free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*has maple syrup)

Why this makes the cut: A delicious sweet and spicy tofu quinoa salad recipe. 

Get recipe here.

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The Best Breakfast Kale Smoothie

Breakfast Kale Smoothie | Happygut.ca
Breakfast Kale Smoothie | Happygut.ca

This breakfast kale smoothie is one of my staple detox breakfast recipes. Not only is it incredibly nutritious, packed with kale and other superfoods, but it is also so delicious! I look forward to this breakfast from the moment I wake up. I throw a lot of things into my breakfast kale smoothie but feel free to use the recipe as a template and eliminate/add whatever else you fancy. 😉

I think a good baseline for the breakfast kale smoothie would be kale, apple, almond milk (or any other type of dairy free milk) and some protein like nuts/nut butter. After that, it’s fair game!

Serves 1-2 (one large glass, or 2 smaller glasses, as shown in the picture above)

Ingredients for Breakfast Kale Smoothie

  • 1 large or 2 small kale leaves
  • 1 small-medium sized apple, cored
  • handful of walnuts
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other dairy free milk)
  • 1 tsp flax seeds/ground flax
  • 1 tsp chia seeds/ground chia
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp spirulina (I’m low in iron and spirulina helps me with my daily intake of iron)
  • 4 apricots (also high in iron and naturally sweet)
  • sometimes I also add a tsp of macha powder / maca powder

Directions for Breakfast Kale Smoothie

  1. Throw all ingredients into a high powdered blender (I use my Blendtec) and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy! 🙂

Let me know if you adapt the smoothie and how it turns out – I love hearing about cool kale smoothie ideas! 🙂

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Vegan Chocolate Bar Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Bar Recipe

This vegan chocolate bar recipe is absolutely perfect. My aunt made this for a famjam (a family jam!) and it hit the spot so well! She was kind enough to give me the recipe which I am, in turn, sharing with you. 🙂

I try to limit sugars whenever I can. Although, I like sweets just as much as the next guy (though not as much as my partner Irfan, I’ve never seen anyone inhale cookies like he can!).

Sometimes even we (by “we” I mean healthy nutty people) want chocolate bars. What’s better than a regular chocolate bar recipe you ask? A vegan chocolate bar recipe of course! Here you go, have your vegan chocolate bar already. 😉

If you have a sweet tooth, this will definitely satisfy it. It’s a great travel food that’s packed with protein and free of refined sugar. 🙂

Try it for yourself and see!

Ingredients for Vegan Chocolate Bar Recipe

  • 1 & 1/3 cups crushed vegan (and gluten free if you’d like) biscuits
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or earth balance
  • ½ cup Maple syrup
  • ¾ cup ground Flax seeds
  • 1 ¾ cups slightly roasted, then ground  Pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup slightly roasted, then ground Sunflower seeds
  • 1tsp. orange rind
  • 1tsp.Vanilla extract
  • 1 package vegan Chocolate chips

Directions for Vegan Chocolate Bar Recipe

  1. On a greased  9×14 pan, spread a layer of crushed biscuits.
  2. In another container, mix rest of the ingredients except chocolate chips.
  3. Once well mixed, spread it evenly on the biscuit layer and press down well.
  4. In a double boiler or microwave, carefully melt the chocolate chips.  Spread this melted chocolate evenly on the seed mixture.
  5. You may have to put it in the fridge for half an hour to set.
  6. Once set, cut into bars or squares.
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Zucchini Curry Recipe – Nani Ma’s Speciality

Zucchini Curry Recipe

This zucchini curry recipe is a special treat for y’all! This is my 2nd mama’s (i.e. my mama-in-law) mama’s, aka Nani Ma’s, special recipe! It is such a gift and so incredibly delicious.

Unfortunately, Nani Ma is no longer with us and I never did get to meet her. 🙁 I hear though that she was an incredibly special and an incredibly sweet lady. I am blessed with the best Mama-in-Law (shout out to Mama P!) and I think she’s the sweetest lady ever! Irfan, my partner, says that Nani Ma was 100x sweeter than my Mama P! If this is in fact true, it is unbelievable!

As Irfan says, “they just don’t make ’em like they used to.”

I’m sure Nani Ma had no idea that her recipe would end up on the “internet” on a “blog” called “HappyGut” by her granddaughter-in-law. Life is funny and wonderful (and sometimes hard). 🙂

This one is for you Mama P and Nani Ma!

Serves 2-4

Ingredients for Zucchini Curry Recipe

  • 2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced into rings (do you see a theme here :P)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1-2 green chillies, chopped (use depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Directions for Zucchini Curry Recipe

  1. Place oil in a small sauce pan or large frying pan over medium – high heat.
  2. Add fenugreek seeds and garlic and cook until the garlic starts to grown
  3. Remove from heat and add the turmeric and the coconut milk (you can use just the solid coconut part of the can if you like, the more coconut liquid you use, the more watery it will be, that’s fine but you just may have to cook it longer to have the coconut milk evaporate)
  4. Now you will have to decide whether you want to make the dish over the stove top or in the oven. If you want to use the oven, you will use a casserole dish type thing, or if you are using the stove, you will use any non-stick large pot/pan where you can layer the veggies. I will provide directions for both options below.
  5. Layer all the sliced veggies (zucchini, potato, eggplant and onions) into your casserole dish or non-stick stove top pan. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, green chillies and coriander in between the layers, as you are layering.
  6. Pour the coconut mixture over top of the veggie layers ensuring that the mixture goes in between the veggies. Coat the veggies as much as you can (you can kind of move the dish around to swish the coconut mixture).
  7. If you are using the stove top, turn heat to high until the mixture just starts to boil then reduce the heat to medium low and cook covered for about 30 minutes.
  8. If you are using the oven, place dish in oven and bake for about an hour on 350 degrees (or until the veggies are very soft).
  9. You can garnish with chopped coriander.

Note: Mama P also told me that sometimes she garnishes with thinly sliced tomatoes before baking the mixture because it looks pretty, we didn’t do this for this recipe but feel free to go for it if you’d like!

 

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The BEST Grain Free Pancake Recipes

Grain Free Pancake Recipes | Happygut.ca

I love doing pancake round-ups, yes this is true. I searched long and hard to find the very BEST grain free pancake recipes for both you and I. 🙂 Between this post and my post for the best vegan gluten free dairy free pancakes from scratch, I should have everyone covered!

Note most grain free pancakes have eggs and so all but one of the recipes (mine) have eggs. If you can’t have eggs, and want/need grain free pancakes see my post for grain free egg free pancakes.

Otherwise, check out all of your wonderful grain free pancake recipes below. Most of them have bananas and so I’ve separated the grain free pancake recipes with bananas from the grain free pancake recipes without bananas. I have also indicated whether they are:

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Only of them of is vegan (mine), but all of them are dairy free. None of them are raw.

You can make all of them vegan by replacing eggs with a chia egg.
Substitute 1 egg with 1 tbsp ground chia + 3 tbsp of water. Let this chia + water mixture sit for a few minutes and it will get very gooey. It works great as an egg replacer in most baked goods! I haven’t tried it with any of the recipes below, so if you do, let me know how it comes out! 🙂

Grain Free Pancake Recipes with bananas and…

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Flourless
2 Ingredient Pancakes | topwithcinnamon.com
2 Ingredient Pancakes | topwithcinnamon.com

By Top With Cinnamon

Ingredients: 2
Main items:
banana, eggs

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: An ultra simple flourless and 2 ingredient recipe. It can’t get any simpler folks.  

Get recipe here.

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Pumpkin Spice
Banana Spice Pancakes | healyeatsreal.com
Banana Spice Pancakes | healyeatsreal.com

By Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: 7
Main items:
banana, eggs, almond flour, pumpkin spice

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains vanilla)

Why this makes the cut: A protein packed pancake with almond flour.   

Get recipe here.

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Chocolate
Banana Pancakes | againstallgrain.com
Banana Pancakes | againstallgrain.com

By Against All Grain

Ingredients: 11
Main items:
eggs, dairy free milk, banana, almond flour, coconut flour, chocolate chips

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free (substitute almond flour for sunflower seed “flour”)
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Banana chocolate chip pancakes have got to be my favourite pancakes of all time. 

Get recipe here.

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Sunbutter
Banana Chocolate Pancakes | agirlworthsaving.net
Banana Chocolate Pancakes | agirlworthsaving.net

By A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
banana, sunbutter, coconut flour, eggs, cocoa

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*contains vanilla)

Why this makes the cut: A great nut like but nut free pancake with sun butter! 

Get recipe here.

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Grain Free Pancake Recipes without bananas and…

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“Buttermilk”
Buttermilk Pancakes | texanerin.com
Buttermilk Pancakes | texanerin.com

By Texanerin Baking

Ingredients: 12
Main items:
dairy free milk, almond flour, tapioca flour, eggs

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains maple syrup/honey)

Why this makes the cut: A rare find! I want me some grain free dairy free buttermilk pancakes. 🙂

Get recipe here.

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Blueberries
Almond Flour Pancakes | theurbanposer.com
Almond Flour Pancakes | theurbanposer.com

By The Urban Poser

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
almond flour, blueberries (or other fruit), eggs, dairy free milk

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains honey)

Why this makes the cut: The classic blueberry pancake but more awesome because it’s grain free. 🙂 

Get recipe here.

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Coconut Flour
Coconut Flour Panakes | nourishingdays.com
Coconut Flour Panakes | nourishingdays.com

By Nourishing Days

Ingredients: 8
Main items:
eggs, coconut milk, coconut flour

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*contains vanilla)

Why this makes the cut: A simple grain free pancake recipe that is also nut free! 

Get recipe here.

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Pumpkin
Pumpkin Pancakes | wellnessmama.com
Pumpkin Pancakes | wellnessmama.com

By Wellness Mama

Ingredients: 5
Main items:
eggs, pumpkin puree

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: A perfect pancake for all you pumpkin lovers. Plus, it’s flourless. 🙂 

Get recipe here.

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Grain Free Pancake Recipes without Eggs 

Grain-free Egg-free Pancakes
Grain-free Egg-free Pancakes | HappyGut.ca

By HappyGut

Ingredients: 7
Main items:
bananas, chia, coconut flour

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*contains vanilla)

Why this makes the cut: This is my recipe. 🙂 I wanted grain free pancakes that were also vegan. I couldn’t find anything online so I made one myself – it turned out terrific! 

Get recipe here.

 

 

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Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

Friends, I like to eat super clean as you can tell from my grain free sugar free vegan brownie recipe. When deciding to make something to eat, this is what my thought process looks like:

  1. “Is it clean?” I try to minimize sugar in all of it’s forms. This includes carbs!
  2. “Are these foods happygut for my gut?” Our guts like different things. Things that can be happy for your gut may not be happy for mine and vice versa. For instance, although I love the idea of cabbage but my gut doesn’t. It makes me super farty! This makes for uncomfortable and embarrassing situations, not to mention an unpleasant scent for Irfan :S (Irfan is my partner is crime!).
  3. “Is it easy to make?” & “Is it tasty?” These two are tied. I like cooking but I don’t LOVE cooking (which is weirdo because I have a food blog haha), and more importantly I don’t like to spend a lot of time cooking. There are more important things in life like meditation and spending time with people I like. Also, though I like to eat super clean and the prime reason for my food intake is healthy fuel, I like tasty dishes like the next gyal! I grew up with the best South Asian food (shoutout to my Mama!) and have been spoiled with amazing recipes bursting with flavour! I know that food can taste amazing. So, if we have to eat and we must eat clean, might as well make it tasty!

There, now you know what goes on between me and food. 🙂

Anyhow, back to my grain free sugar free brownie recipe. I had a couple of friends come over for dinner and needed to come up with a dessert (based on my criteria above) quick fast. I whipped up this grain free sugar free vegan brownie recipe is no time. It was an absolute hit! I plan on making these again and again 🙂

Ingredients for Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia + 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup 

Directions for Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease a small pan (I used a 13 inch x 13 inch pan)
  3. Throw all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth
  4. Pour and smooth batter into pan
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (or until edges start to brown)
  6. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes before you cut into it
  7. Enjoy!

Note: I stored it in my fridge for about 5 days and they just got better and better as the days went on! 🙂

 

 

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