Thursday, January 8, 2015

book review: 100 best juices, smoothies + healthy snacks {giveaway + bonus recipe!}

{photo credit Emily von Euw}

How exciting is it too see so many amazing vegan cookbooks being released - so much goodness + beauty. It is even more exciting when you have seen blogging friends grow leaps + bounds with their art and publish not one, but two vegan cookbooks- both with amazing recipes and beautiful photos.

I remember with Em first started her blog, you always got the feeling this girl was going to be someone that makes a huge impact on the world through her love of food and living a healthy wholesome lifestyle. It was such an honor to have the opportunity to review her latest masterpiece:
100 Best, Juices, Smoothies + Healthy Snacks!


Book Review // Hemp Cookies
It was like Christmas day all over again when my copy arrived in the mail - this book is beautiful, easy to follow recipes and the results of whatever you make are sooooo good!

Book Review // Hemp Cookies
When I saw the recipe for Dark Chocolate Chip Oat + Hemp cookies I instantly knew this was the first recipe I was going to tackle, and let me tell you it did not dissapoint.


Book Review // Hemp Cookies
Dark raw chocolate, cashews, hemp seeds + oats make a raw cookie that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner + in-between. I am going to warn you these cookies are really, really addicting.

Book Review // Hemp Cookies
Incredibly easy to make these cookies alone are worth getting yourself a copy of this amazing book. Not only does it include incredible snack, but also some of the most creative juices + smoothies I have ever come across with the benefits of each in her recap. The names are pretty awesome too!

Book Review // Hemp Cookies

Today I am lucky enough to give one  reader a copy of this beautiful book!
Simply enter below for your chance to win.
Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

To tide you over, I am sharing a recipe also from the book which is just as amazing as the Hemp Cookies!

{photo credit Emily von Euw}

Chocolate Mylk

by Emily von Euw

printed with permission of Page St. Publishing

Chocolate. Mylk. Need i say more?

Makes: 4½ cups (1 L)

Follow the recipe for spiced mylk, adding 1–2 tablespoons (28–56 g) of cacao powder and, if you like, 1 tablespoon (28 g) of maca powder.

Spiced Mylk
1 cup (125 g) raw nuts, seeds or coconut meat
3 cups (237 mL) water
1 tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of pink Himalayan crystal salt
3–5 pitted dates

Cover the nuts or seeds (if using) in water and let them soak for 6 hours, then rinse and discard the soak water. Blend the soaked nuts, seeds or fresh coconut meat with the all the other ingredients until smooth, frothy and white. Strain through a nut mylk bag or cheesecloth (or leave as is). Store in the fridge in a sealable glass container for up to one week.


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17 comments:

  1. I need this book. My smoothie game is lacking lately.

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  2. I would love this book just to help build my creativity. I tend to stick to the same smoothies and snacks mostly because in the morning I just do not have the creative mind to think outside of the box. This would help give me some great new ideas.

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  3. We got a blender for our wedding and HAVE NOT USED IT YET. I'm so bored with smoothie ideas, so some new ones would be awesome

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  4. I'm going off coffee/tea in the morning and having recipes for great juices and smoothies would really help. I could substitute these for the coffee and tea and have something to look forward to! Thanks!

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  5. I would love this book! It would definitely help me and my family create easy, nutritional and vegan recipes with our blender and juicer. And, smoothies are eye best!!!

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  6. My Vitamix wants me to read this book. It's bored :)

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  7. Totally wish I could make these smoothies, they look so delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. I want to start juicing this year and I need some recipe inspiration.

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  9. The chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal, and hemp seeds! That's the reason I would love to have this book.

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  10. I would love this book for inspiration for some new smoothie recipes going into the new year!

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  11. This book would be great for me because I have a Vitamix and I need some suggestions for amazing ways to use it!

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  12. I'm super excited about this book. I've started drinking a green smoothie every morning for breakfast and they're so good!

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    1. Congrats!!!!! Hope you enjoy the book, you MUST make the hemp cookies they are outta this world good :)

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  13. I could really use some new smoothie recipes, I always make the same one. This book looks like the perfect inspiration!

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  14. I've got the Dare to Date recipe in the fridge. Spoon licking was promising! :)

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  15. I make one smoothie. I think about mixing it up, but my creativity is severely lacking. I think this would definitely help. And, yum to those cookies! :)

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  16. Just this morning my husband asked me to start making more smoothies for breakfast, and I am in desperate need of inspiration!

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