Hello friends, if all is going as planned I am currently in Florence. Nicole, from Fabulous Vegan Recipes is today’s guest blogger and sharing a delicious recipe. Take it away, Nicole!
Hi, I’m Nicole D’Angelo of fabulousveganrecipes.com and I’m so excited to be guest blogging on Angelina’s blog! I wanted to share a super yummy chia seed pudding recipe and talk about why I became vegan. This is an apple fig chia seed pudding that tastes like apple pie in a jar. So yum. Check out the recipe:
2 organic red apples
4 dried figs
2 tbsp of chia seeds
1 cup of almond milk
3 tsp of cinnamon
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
Add the milk, chia seeds and protein powder to a mason jar and mix well. Put 1 apple in your food processor and process on high. Cut the figs into small pieces and slowly add them to your food processor. The mixture will get a little chewy and thick. Add the fig apple mix to the chia seeds, milk and protein powder and mix well. Add in the cinnamon and mix. Slice the other apple and top your pudding with it. Put the lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight.
I became vegan four years ago; I was already vegetarian so I was already almost there. It was easy to give up eggs but I had a hard time with cheese for a while. As I read more and more about factory farming, I began to realize how damaging it is to the environment and how animals are abused and neglected and I could not partake in that. I gave up cheese and went full steam ahead with my vegan journey. Becoming vegan has ignited my passion for cooking, nutrition and wellness. I published an ebook of my recipes called Fabulous Vegan Recipes in December. I enrolled in the health coaching program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in January 2014 and I’m loving it. I never thought fruits and veggies could be so versatile but I love making plant based food. I’ve also found a supportive vegan community on fb and IG. Becoming vegan changed my life, my career goals and the way I feel. If you are new to the vegan scene and have questions or need help, check out my website FAQ or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Angelina, for having me!