Spiced Tea | Ginseng, Ashwagandha & Holy Basil

Spiced Tea | Ginseng, Ashwagandha & Holy Basil

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This spiced tea blend has a spice similar to cinnamon but unique with it’s earthy undertones, a flavor that is best described by the taste buds. With each root and leaf comes an abundance of benefits and disease fighting properties, which makes this tea good for many reasons. If you are taking prescription drugs, please consult with your doctor before taking herbs. …

Alkalizing Protein Energy Drink

Protein Energy Drink | Herbs, Roots & Spirulina

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Drinks, Herbal Infusions, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

A simple alkalizing meal replacement drink, especially for us athletes, made with spirulina, gota kola, maca root, ashwagandha root, and water. If you have ever come to one of my pole dance, or stretching classes, you’ve probably seen me with my ominous black drink in a quart sized mason jar. I bring it with me to almost every class because it gives …

Purple Pak Dong

Purple Pak Dong

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

Pak dong is a Thai sweet and spicy cabbage, carrot and spice ferment. Purple pak dong is a twist on the original pak dong inspired by Puckers Gourmet.  If you like a crunchy, deep earthy spice, you’ll really like this new combination. If you like a sweeter and slightly softer combination, you’ll like the original better. The best way to eat pak dong, for me …

Fresh Spring Rolls

Fresh Spring Rolls | Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Sauce, Vegan 0 Comments

Fresh spring rolls made from cabbage, carrots, celeriac, romaine lettuce, and brown rice paper, dunked in a peanut butter dipping sauce. So simple and so tasty! Maybe I should call these winter rolls, since I’m predominately using winter vegetables. 😉 In the summer I’ll use red bell pepper, cucumber, carrots, radish and/or sprouts. There are so many spring roll variations, …

Winter Root Salad

Winter Root Salad

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

A simple hearty winter salad made from shredded carrot, beet, radish, celriac and cabbage. You’ll love the combination of earthy sweet, spicy and nutty flavors.  The key to eating more raw root veggies, is shredding them, that way they are softer to enjoy in a salad. The cabbage then adds a little crisp, or a crunch if you cut the slices thicker. …

Raw Vegan Stir Fry

Amanda Nicole Smith Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Nut-Free, Quick & Easy, Raw Vegan, Vegan 0 Comments

A basic raw vegan stir fry made in 5 minutes with whole ingredients like kelp noodles and shredded veggies. This is probably one of the healthiest, quickest, most flavorful meals ever; just mix kelp noodles right out the fridge with shredded vegetables, spices, herbs, tamari/soy sauce, and an acid. The flavor possibilities are endless, I always encourage you to try your favorite veggies …

Alkalizing Spirulina Shots

Alkaline Spirulina Shots

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Spirulina is a blue-green algae, a complete protein, highly alkalizing, and has an abundance of nutrients. The old saying should go…”A shot of spirulina a day keeps the doctors away.” 🙂 Spirulina is not only filled with protein, it also contains many vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, K, C, A; just to name a few.  Spirulina has …

Raw Vegan Chili Ferment

Lacto-fermented Veggie Chili

Amanda Nicole Smith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Dinner, Lunch, Raw Vegan, Vegan 1 Comment

A sweet, spicy and savory fermented chili made purely from fresh fragrant spices, herbs and veggies. In this ferment we bring together carrots, cauliflower, daikon radish, tomatoes, and red bell peppers to take on the texture of chili. Add to that the Anaheim peppers, garlic, onion, smoked paprika, celery seed, chili powder and cumin. This is one of the most flavorful ferments I’ve …

Veggie Blood Soup

Veggie Blood Soup

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Detox, Dinner, Gluten Free, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Soup, Vegan 0 Comments

A Halloween inspired vegetable soup with spooky blood red broth, made from infusing spices and roasted vegetables. No stirring, no checking, no worrying, just a no-fail way to make a flavor infused soup in 45 minutes. This recipe was created on a lazy rainy day, we simply steeped herbs and spices and made a flavorful broth. Then we roughly cut vegetables, dry …