Cookie Dough Bites Dipped in Chocolate

Cookie Dough Bites | Raw Vegan & Gluten-free

Amanda Nicole Smith Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan Leave a Comment

Bite sized cookie dough dipped in chocolate.  These raw vegan and gluten-free treats are made from cashews, almond flour, dates, cacao butter, cacao powder, liquid sweetener and sea salt. Do you remember those boxes of cookie dough bites from the movie theater? It’s been a long time, but lately I’ve been craving them. Thankfully it’s really easy to make them healthier with …

Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Bars

Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bars

Amanda Nicole Smith Gluten Free, Snacks, Sprouted, Vegan Leave a Comment

A gluten-free no-bake remake of those sweet & salty peanut butter mojo Clif Bars. Its a textural combination of crunchy, ooey, and gooey. Made with sprouted buckwheat, roasted peanuts, pretzels, peanut butter morsels, and coconut nectar. I wanted to make a bar that resembled the original as best as possible but made from scratch and mainly raw vegan. So there are …

Raw Vegan Pretzel Sticks

Raw Vegan Pretzel Sticks

Amanda Nicole Smith Dehydrated, Gluten Free, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Sprouted Leave a Comment

Crunchy sprouted raw vegan pretzel sticks, perfect for dipping in nacho cashew cheese! These pretzel sticks are made from sprouted buckwheat, flax seed, almonds, coconut flour, sea salt and coconut nectar; and then dehydrated until crunchy. If you are allergic to nuts, you can use all coconut flour, or sunflower seed, pumpkin seeds or any other seed you prefer instead of …

Vegan Peanut Butter Morsels

Vegan Peanut Butter Morsels | Refined Sugar-Free

Amanda Nicole Smith Dessert, Quick & Easy, Snacks, Vegan Leave a Comment

Smooth, creamy, melt in your mouth peanut butter morsels perfect for raw vegan cookies, muffins, bars or plain by themselves! This is another simple vegan recipe made from wholesome ingredients coconut oil, coconut flour, dates, and peanut butter of course! These peanut butter morsels remind me of those soft little caramel squares, except they don’t get stuck in my teeth and …

The Flexibility Challenge Weeks 1-2

100 Day Challenge 3 | Contortion Flexibility | Weeks 1-2

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility Leave a Comment

For my progress posts this time around, I want to elaborate more about the whole experience, rather then just progression photos day by day. I want to discuss the struggles and the teachings that go beyond just stretching exercises and poses. The first 2 weeks in the 100 day flexibility challenge have been difficult, trying to move out of my 1 …

Curry Basil Coleslaw

Curry Basil Coleslaw | Vegan

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Vegan Leave a Comment

Curry basil coleslaw made with vegan mayo, carrots, scallions, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, spring green garlic, basil and flavorful spices. I wanted to give new life to an old favorite. The hint of curry, along with the basil and coconut sugar really transforms this classic into something new and fresh. We all know coleslaw is the perfect BBQ companion, usually made the day …

Raw Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries | Raw Vegan

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Dehydrated, Lunch, Nut-Free, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan Leave a Comment

Fresh, spicy, and crispy jicama fries smothered with taco meat, creamy cashew cheese, tomatoes, and fresh herbs. This is a super flavorful dish, sure to impress vegans and non-vegans alike! Jicama is like a flavorless turnip, and in this case it’s a juicy, sweet, and non-starchy potato; perfect for fries! For this recipe the jicama is marinated and dehydrated with chili powder, smoked paprika, …

Breath & Posture

Breathing, Form & Posture | The Flexibility Challenge

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility Leave a Comment

Never underestimate the power of breath and posture. Oxygen is fuel for the muscles. The more oxygen brought to your muscles, the less fatigued they become and the greater your chances of gaining flexibility. Oxygen is not only fuel for our muscles, but for our brains. Mind power is essential for muscle control, balance, coordination, and cyclic thoughts on proper posture …

Handstand Split - Flexible Strength

Flexible Strength | The Flexibility Challenge

Amanda Nicole Smith 100 Day Contortion Challenge 3, Fitness, Flexibility Leave a Comment

You want flexibility? You’re gunna need strength to get you there safely! When we think about splits, we normally don’t think about which muscles need to be engaged and which relaxed, how the legs need to rotate or extend, or the amount of weight that is placed on wrists. We just think abut pushing down further; but please don’t do this, as …