Treat Yo’ Self: Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

 

I’m just stepping to the vegan baking game, and let me tell you this recipe is the truth! I have been dying to bake a cake that reminded me of the cakes my grandma used to make. The smell of this cake baking in the oven literally gave me life. It felt so good to finally, be able to enjoy baking and eating something that I can feel good about and share with the family. I had some of the non-vegans in my life taste this and they were amazed it didn’t have any dairy or eggs. Even if you’re not vegan, you may want to try this one out. It’s super easy! If you’re gluten free, just use a gluten free flour for your cake.

  • 2 3/4 cups of Almond Milk
  • 2/3 cups of canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • 2 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 1/2 cup of raw turbinado sugar

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Test with a toothpick, or a small fork. For the frosting, I used Duncan Hines Creamy Classic Chocolate Home-Style Frosting. It’s dairy-free, egg and gluten free, without any high fructose corn syrup.

This cake is so moist and fluffy, no one will care if it’s vegan because it’s so good! Try it, out and let me know how it goes.

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6 Ingredient Guilt-Free Vegan Queso

OMG! One of the hardest things I had to walk away from when I became a vegan was cheese. I loved dairy cheese. Living in Texas, and giving up nachos was no easy feat. Recently, I stumbled across some pretty delicious vegan friendly “cheese” recipes. Sharing is caring, so I’m sharing this easy, but so delish vegan queso recipe with you. All you need is a blender to make it happen, captain!

 

 

Before blending soak your cashews in one cup of water for at least an hour. I usually soak mine overnight in the fridge, but an hour will be sufficient too. The soaking step simply ensures the cashews blend up smoothly in the queso. Blend, it up until it’s all smooth. Then, getting to dipping! Having an epic party with friends? Then, just double up on your ingredients to serve a few more people guilt-free vegan queso.

 

 

If you love this recipe, remember sharing is caring! Share this recipe with a friend you think that would just love it.

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Vegan Friendly Alternatives to Fish Oil

 

You may have heard a doctor or some kind of health practitioner say to you or someone you love, “Take, fish oil” or simply suggest eating more fish. Fish oils have been associated with good heart health, glowing skin, and healthy digestion. You may find yourself on aisle 3, looking for the right fish oil supplement, or in the meat section tossing salmon and tilapia in your basket. Don’t feel bad. I was right there with you. I was all about that salmon and tilapia life! And I even, did a post a few years back about an Omega 3 supplement I was taking, (say what?).

It wasn’t until I began to make that transition in my diet, that I began to have questions like…What if you’re a vegetarian, and vegan or have a seafood allergy? Are you doomed to high blood pressure, clogged bowels and dull looking skin? Nope!

Turns out fish oils are not the only or the best way to reap the major benefits of omega 3s or any other fatty acids for that matter! I’m sharing some down to earth plant based ways to work these fatty essentials into your everyday diet. Feel free to watch my YT video, Vegan Friendly Alternatives to Fish Oil where I’ll show you exactly how to use my favorite 3 non-seafood sources of omega 3s.

Other amazing sources of non-seafood omega 3s are…

  • Udo’s Oil
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds

Bonus! Turns out that brussels sprouts, are another good source of omega 3 fatty acids! Check this quote from, Kimberly Synder’s, The Beauty Detox Foods, “About one and a half cups contain more than 1/3 of the daily ALA amount included in the National Academy of Sciences’ Dietary Reference Intake recommendations.”

Remember, if you’re curious, I’m sharing easy ways you can work more of these into your diet easily in the video below!

 

 

If you’re feeling social, let me know how it goes on Instagram

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Let’s WIN together!!

 

Today, I’m mad crazy happy, I feel sexy and confident. I would’ve never thought it was possible to be this “zen“. The self-awareness game is definitely on a new level. This empowers me to really reflect on my own actions, thoughts, patterns and beliefs. Now I can work through things that have held me back in the past.

I used to I struggle with low energy, depression and anxiety. I was always fatigued. Then, I’d get myself worked up into an emotional tissy at the drop of hat. Something or someone didn’t meet my expectations. Life felt like an emotional roller coaster.

How did I get here?

Through diet and daily rituals.

Eating a vegan diet has transformed my body, but more importantly my mindset. Now, I see myself differently. I have a deeper connection with Trina. My self-image has gone ALL THE WAY UP!

It’s not an E-G-O thing! This is more about learning to honor myself, my body and making conscious choices for my greater good on a moment-by-moment basis. The cool thing about veganism is not feeling locked into calorie counting, or minimizing meals. Imagine guilt-free eating?

There’s a way we can have it ALL. Major energy, revenge-worthy bodies, and crystal clear clarity!

Our diet plays such a huge part of so many parts of our lives. It impacts our energy levels, physical and even emotional health. You can create lasting lifestyle change to take your mind and body to the next level.

Connect with me on a whole new level….

What’s the 411?

MANIFEST YOUR GAME UP is an new online membership. Your first course will be…Sexy Inside Out: A Seductive Course to a Sexy Body & Life will help you take your life to the next level by introducing you to practical meals, mantras and daily practices to be the sexiest, most confident, and energized version of yourself ever!

In this first course, I share my personal transition into a vegan lifestyle. I talk to you about how I manage eating out, family gatherings, and grocery shopping. Also, I have 4 full vegan meal recipes.

There will always be a bit of insight about the daily practices that have really helped me find and maintain my joy!

This is 100% online, so you can get access anywhere there’s wi-fi. It is full HD video and audio. Plus, you’ll get a workbook you can use throughout the course to track your progress.

Doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, so many things in our lives pull us away from our inner being, our center, that sacred part of our beings that is separate from society’s labels. It is our higher self, that most pure and powerful part of ourselves.

The intention of this 6 module video course is designed to help you mentally, physically and spiritually be your best self.  It includes sexy yet sacred daily rituals to build your body confidence, practical and easy vegan recipes. After wrapping up this course, you’ll feel vibrant, alive, fueled with a sexy confidence you’ve ever felt!

What’s included…

  • Access to Private Facebook Group to ask questions, get support and share your journey
  • 7 Day Vegan Meal Plan
  • Shopping List
  • MANIFEST Workbook
  • Meditation Practice Journal

Benefit Breakdown: Here’s what you’ll be able to do after taking this course…

  • Prep and cook simple, yet flavorful plant based meals
  • Have longer sustained energy throughout your day
  • Create more joy and balance
  • Reduce stress in your life
  • Build body confidence
  • Get clarity on what’s your next right move
  • Create mindful relationships
  • Have better sex

You should take this join  MANIFEST YOUR GAME UP if:

  • You are tired of going on “diets“.
  • You want a revenge-worthy body.
  • Need more energy.
  • Want glowing skin.
  • You are over losing weight only to gain it all back.
  • Ready to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
  • Looking for healthy alternatives for your cravings.
  • Excited about game changing lifestyle choices.
  • Desire more confidence and swag.

As a bonus, I’ve included a vegan-friendly grocery shopping list! This membership will change your relationship with food and the way you see yourself, but this is only the beginning. We are just getting started.

I created MANIFEST YOUR GAME UP, because one of things I’ve learned about making changes in life is that it’s always easier to maintain positive changes when you have ongoing reinforcement, accountability and a squad of other people around you with the same goals. Together we are building a bond to help you heal your eating habits, your mind and body.

Let me help you push past your past behaviors, change how you see yourself and how you feel about sticking to healthy eating habits.

There’s no time like the present to give yourself (and a friend, maybe?) the gift of health and overall well-being. Get started on the NEW YOU, before the NEW YEAR.

Join today, and prepare yourself for your BEST year ever! Eat freely, lose weight and feel amazing. There is a path that leads to the success you really want!

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