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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies & Dairy-Free Milk

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Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa is on his merry way, and he'll be looking for a tall glass of milk and a plate full of cookies when he comes down your chimney! I’m sharing with you a new, nutritious and delicious plant-based way to enjoy this timeless classic.

Not only are these chocolate chip cookies vegan, they're also oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free! And you guessed it—the milk is dairy-free, vegan, and full of healthy fats and proteins to keep you feeling your very best!

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EatMoveRest.com | Erin Stanczyk | Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies & Dairy-Free Milk

Santa’s Cookie-Baking Secret

Set aside a handful of chocolate chips to pop on top of your cookies after baking. Simply set your oven to Broil and place the cookie sheet back in the oven for about 30 seconds, and you’ve got the tastiest looking melted chocolate chip cookies on the block!

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My New Favorite Kitchen Tool

I recently received an Almond Cow plant milk maker, and I haven’t gone back since! This appliance makes homemade, dairy-free milks so much easier and more effortless to whip up! No straining through a nut milk bag and struggling to clean it out, and it blends nuts, seeds, and dates so much better than my blender does!

Simply add your plant of choice + water + add-ins of your choice + press the button for instant homemade milk!

Almond Cow says it best: Milk made simple. No bells and whistles, just the perfect milk at the touch of a button!

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Santa’s new favorite cookies are sure to please his palate and his waistline! These super soft and chewy treats contain only the purest ingredients—applesauce and almond butter replaces the need for oil, and ground flaxseeds eliminate the need for eggs. Coconut sugar is far less refined than white sugar, and gluten-free oat flour is much more gut-friendly! Even the antioxidant-rich, dark chocolate chips are an upgrade!

vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, ooey, gooey, soft + chewy!

time: 20min // servings: 24

ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup applesauce

  • 1/3 cup almond butter

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring or extract

  • 1.5 cups oat flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips or carob chips

method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line two baking sheets with silpat or parchment.

  2. Combine applesauce, almond butter, coconut sugar, and ground flax in large mixing bowl. After mixed well, stir in vanilla flavoring.

  3. Add oat flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well.

  4. Stir in chocolate chips, saving a small amount to place directly on top of cookies.

  5. Place 1.5 tablespoon-size dough balls on baking sheets about 2 inches apart, and lightly press to flatten a bit. Pop in oven for 8-10 minutes (less time for softer cookies—I did 8 minutes for super chewy, gooey cookies)!

  6. Remove cookies from oven and let set on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack or plate.


Dairy-Free Hemp Milk

Almonds aren’t the only dairy-free milk-maker on the block. Hemp seeds are a fantastic alternative for those who suffer from nut allergies, and are also rich in healthy, ALA fatty acids. On top of that, hemp is a complete protein. This tiny seeds pack a powerful punch and a slightly “nutty” flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of dates and the aroma of vanilla bean!

vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, rich + frothy!

time: 5min // servings: 6

ingredients:

  • 1 cup hemp seeds

  • 4-5 cups water

  • 3 large or 6 small pitted dates (soaked in water first, if dry)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring or extract

  • dash of salt

method:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour through nut milk bag over large bowl, to eliminate any debris.

    -OR-

  2. Place hemp seeds, dates, and salt in Almond Cow container and secure.

  3. Fill pitcher with water to minimum fill line. Add vanilla flavoring to water, place lid on top, and press button to blend.

  4. Pour into glass jar, seal, and refrigerate. Use within 3 days.

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Merry + Bright

From our hearts to yours, Dusty and I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Bright New Year! We can’t wait to introduce Baby S to all of you as we embark on this new chapter in our journey!

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Liquid Gold: Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe For Healthy Digestion & Glowing Skin

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Sunshine In A Glass

I don't know about you, but as soon as August hits, I begin to feel a little blue about summer coming to an end. Eating a plant-based diet can greatly improve our health and elevate our mood, especially when we eat (and drink) the rainbow!

This juice recipe is literally sunshine in a glass that you can enjoy anytime you need some extra light in your life! And on that note, it will make you feel lighter!

The Juice Is Ideal For:

  • Fighting inflammation
  • Improved digestion
  • Beating belly bloat
  • Detoxing heavy metals
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Giving your skin a healthy glow
  • Energizing + invigorating
LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest
LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest
LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest
LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest

Lighten Up & Loosen Up

Digestion

Thanks to a healthy dose of ginger root and a touch of celery, this juice is fantastic for digestion, which equates to reduced belly bloating and regular elimination.

Inflammation

This juice also boasts a bounty of anti-inflammatory benefits, due to the powerful effects of turmeric root, and the curcumin it contains. Pineapple is another commonly overlooked anti-inflammatory that contains a potent enzyme called bromelain, that's great for muscle recovery and repair

Detoxification

Another overlooked fruit with powerful benefits when juiced in the Granny Smith apple. This variety is desirable for juicing, because the more tart the apple, the more malic acid it contains. Malic acid stimulates the metabolism and also helps to detox heavy metals from the body.

Immunity

On top of the anti-bloating and anti-inflammatory benefits, this Liquid Gold juice also contains a whopping dose of Vitamin C to keep your skin and immune system in check. Thank you, citrus!

LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest

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Liquid Gold Juice Recipe

Need a little light in your life? This sunshine in a glass will brighten your day and lighten your load. Liquid Gold is fantastic for optimal digestion, glowing skin, boosting the immune system, and it also boasts a bounty of anti-inflammatory benefits. Drink up first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for the most bang for your buck! 

raw vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, low-fat, energizing + rainbow-licious

time: 10 min // serves: 1-2

ingredients:

  • 8-12oz fresh-squeezed orange juice (about 5 oranges)
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2-3 cups pineapple
  • 1 large knob of ginger
  • 1 chunk of turmeric

method:

  1. Juice oranges using a citrus juicer and set aside.
  2. Cut other ingredients into chunks and place into juicer. Start with ginger and turmeric root so the juicier ingredients will flush them through completely.
  3. Pour juice from juicer plus orange juice into fine mesh strainer to eliminate any extra pulp, for an extra smooth and sweet finished product.

notes:

  • If you do not own a juicer, you can also blend all ingredients and strain with a fine mesh strainer.
  • Will last in refrigerator for 24-48 hours in an airtight container, but tastiest and most nutritious when fresh.
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Juicing 101

    The Juice Is Worth The Squeeze

    If you're looking to amp up your health, juicing is a great way to go! There are tons of juicers of varying price ranges on the market, but the quality of your juicer directly impacts the quality and nutritional value of your juice!

    An investment in quality is an investment in your health and happiness!

    My new Omega NC900 has definitely made the juice worth the squeeze! This super quiet motor, slow masticating, dual-stage extraction juicer comes with adjustable settings depending on what type of recipe you're making. Due to these features, you'll get maximum extraction, it will not damage your produce via grinding and gnashing, and it reduces oxidation, significantly! All of this jargon essentially means you'll get more juice for your squeeze, and it'll be less bubbly, more nutrient dense, and more flavorful!

    You can use this juicer for:

    • Fruits & veggies
    • Citrus
    • Greens
    • Wheatgrass
    • Nut milks
    • Nut butters
    • Pastas
    • and even Baby food! (good news for me)! ;)

    More Juicy Resources

    Be sure to look into my 3-Day Juice Feast Detox Guide--it's the perfect way to cleanse, reset, and re-energize your body!

    Check out these helpful blog posts for more on juicing, and a delicious green juice that's perfect for detoxifying and alkalizing your bod!


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    Stay Golden

    As summer begins to wind down, don't forget to soak up the sun, have a splash in the pool, and keep your body in peak shape, inside and out, with plenty of colorful, whole foods!

    If you haven't already, check out our first all-inclusive, full-immersion, 7-day EatMoveRest Costa Rica Retreat, coming spring of 2019! We can't wait to share plant-based foods, yoga, and adventure with all of you! Spots are filling up, so submit your application ASAP!

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    Erin

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