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September 17, 2013 by Leanne Vogel March 8, 2017
Check out the Mango Cream Smoothie Recipe that I created yesterday using Silk Soy Milk! It is a creamy vegan smoothie made sweet with fresh grapes and frozen mango. The grapes sweeten the smoothie so there is no added sugar! The days are growing shorter, the wind gusts are getting stronger and 6am is a tad colder than I’d like it to be. As much as I’ve been tempting to pick up a flat of pumpkin puree and start experimenting with pumpkin scones, cookies and cakes, doing so would officially make it Fall… and I just can’t bring myself to accept that as my reality right now. So, I’ve decided that denying the big “F” is the best approach. A little denial, a couple banana splits. Instead of whipping up a batch of my favorite vegan protein ice cream for my un-Fall banana split, I made this baby in my handy-dandy vitamix… in under 5 minutes. There’s been a lot of talk of carrageenan in our food. As Dr. Weil explains it here, when we eat processed foods containing carrageenan, we ingest enough to cause inflammation in our bodies. We know that chronic inflammation is a root cause of many serious diseases including heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and cancer. No good. How does this relate to my Banana Split Smoothie? The almond milk that Kevin and I have been using for our smoothies, cereals and recipes contains carrageenan. Luckily for us? The next time we went to the grocery store, we read the label of Silk almond milk and were happy to see that there was no carrageenan in it! Silk almond milk uses locust bean gum (a derivative of carob) as a thickener and stabilizer instead of carrageenan. For more information on locust bean gum, check this out. Kevin and I have been drinking the same almond milk for… well, since forever. We were a bit nervous to make the switch to a different brand but there was nothing to worry about, this stuff is great! To print, email or text this recipe, click here.
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.