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Have You Tried Cinnamon Toast In A Glass?

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Are you in the mood for a treat? Something sweet and delicious? How about this Cinnamon Toast Smoothie!? You heard me, cinnamon toast in a glass.

No there isn’t any bread in the recipe silly, nor is there any cinnamon toast crunch cereal. Thank god. Just wholesome healthy ingredients that come together for one awesome smoothie!

This spectacular smoothie is another one of the recipes you can find in Leanne Vogel’s Vibrant Life Cleanse Program & Cookbook.  Last week I shared the C-Punch Smoothie recipe  from the same book (in case you missed it).

I had to share this cinnamon toast one because it actually blew my tastes buds away! It was so good!

It’s a great smoothie to drink after a workout to hold you over until your next nutritious meal! It’s important to replenish your energy quickly after an intense workout.

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If you didn’t check out Leanne’s book, I definitely recommend it. It is loaded with amazing content! The picture’s are awesome, the recipes are yummy, and it has tons of useful info.

On top of having over 55 Juice & Smoothie recipes it has

  • 7-9-11 day cleanse programs
  • 3 day pre-cleanse meal plan
  • 3 day post-cleanse meal plan
  • Several different style cleanses with shopping lists for each
  • How to deal with cravings
  • Help with choosing the right juicer for you
  • Best way to store you juices & smoothies
  • And more!

Check out the Vibrant Life Cleanse Program & Cookbook for yourself! I promise you will not regret it. Whether you have never made a smoothie or juice before, or are an experienced cleanser, you will love this book.

Sweet Cinnamon Almond Smoothie | healthishappiness.com

Give this Cinnamon Toast Smoothie a try and let me know what you think! Hopefully you like it as much as I did.

Cinnamon Toast Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 1
 
Cinnamon Toast Smoothie Recipe from Leanne Vogel's Vibrant Life Cleanse Program and Cookbook.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 10 raw almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth(ie).

 

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Getting Back Into Smoothies – Vibrant Life Cleanse Program and Cookbook

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Last year around this time many of us were gearing up for the 30 Day Smoothie Challenge. Spring is a great time to start incorporating smoothies into your diet, and the best time to do a cleanse.  Whether you never have been a smoothie drinker, or you have just fallen off the bandwagon, what are you waiting for!?

Getting your blender out may be just what you need to help do a little internal spring cleaning. It’s time to get outside and get active again. I am very excited that spring is finally here in Montreal, as I am sure others living here and there are too. This has been a particularly long winter.

My friend Leanne Vogel, who you may remember from her 5 Gluten-Free and Vegan Smoothies guest post during the 30 day smoothie challenge last year. She has just released her new Vibrant Life Cleanse Program and Cookbook. This may be just what you need to get on track. Leanne can seriously help you improve your health.

The Vibrant Life Cleanse Program and Cookbook has over 55 dairy-free, vegan & gluten-free juice & smoothie recipes, 7-, 9- and 11- day cleanse programs plus all the tools you need to cleanse with success.

Tell me that doesn’t sound awesome? For those of you who are familiar with Leanne’s blog, Healthful Pursuit, you know that everything she does is awesome. Her recipes are mouth watering and her pictures always stunning!

Some of you may know her because of all the incredible dessert recipes she comes up with. I have tried a few (made by Leanne), and let me tell you, they are to die for. Her Dessert Freedom Cookbook is a must for anyone who loves dessert. She makes healthy desserts without sacrificing any of the delicious tastes we love, and sometimes crave!

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The Vibrant Life Cleanse Program & Cookbook is for people that are ready to stop letting cravings rule their lives. On the surface, it’s about juices, smoothies and cleansing. But really, it’s about activating your most radiant self.

This book will show you how to:

  • Effortlessly use juices & smoothies to boost your health
  • Listen to your body and know when you’re legitimately satisfied
  • Move into, through, and out of a cleanse safely, and with shining results

The recipe below is one of the delicious green smoothie recipes from the book. I have tried a few recipes already, and they are awesome!

By purchasing the Vibrant Life Cleanse Program and Cookbook you are helping support all the free content that is found on Healthful Pursuit and Health is Happiness. So thank you for your support, it is much appreciated!

C-Punch Smoothie Recipe from Vibrant Life Cleanse Cookbook
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 1-2
 
A simple and delicious green smoothie recipe from Leanne Vogel's Vibrant Life Cleanse Program and Cookbook.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange
  • ½ fresh mango
  • 1 cup packed spinach
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.

 

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Mango Peach Coconut Water Smoothie

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I know what you are thinking? “Is this smoothie as delicious as it looks and sounds?” Well, the answer is yes. It’s lip smacking good. It’s a mango peach coconut water smoothie. Of course it’s amazing!

With only 3 ingredients, it is very simple. Sometimes we get carried away when making smoothies, throwing everything and the kitchen sink into the blender, hoping to get as much into our smoothie as possible. If you do this, you know exactly what I am talking about. It isn’t always the best approach.

When you have exerted a lot of energy, and sweat a ton, the first thing your body needs is to replenish its glucose stores, and electrolytes. What better way to do this than with a delicious fruit and coconut water smoothie! Try drinking a smoothie like this one as soon as possible after your next workout, then follow up with a well balanced meal about 45 minutes to an hour later. Continue reading

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Kale Peach Mango Smoothie

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Peach Mango Kale Green Smoothie

If you forced me to tell you what my 2 favourite fruits were, I would have to answer peaches and mangos. I love eating them on their own, but I also love a peach or mango smoothie. Or, in this case, combining the two, throwing in some greens and bam! You have yourself a sweet green smoothie.

Peach season is upon us! That time of year here in Montreal where Ontario peaches are everywhere, at markets and grocery stores. Makes me so happy to see them back. What is sad is how quickly they disappear and remind me that summer is coming closer to an end. A bittersweet feeling since fall is one of my favourite seasons.

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The Ultimate Emerald Green Smoothie Recipe (Guest post)

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Today’s post is a guest post by Hazel, one of the members of our wonderful 30 Day Smoothie Challenge community. Throughout the challenge, Hazel was a huge part and contributor to the Smoothie Support group on Facebook. She posted incredible green smoothie recipe after green smoothie recipe with photos on a regular basis. I am very happy to have her sharing her experience with us. On top of that, she is also sharing one of her delicious recipes!

It has been 2 months since the smoothie challenge. I hope you guys have continued on with the healthy habits you developed during the 30 days. Please let me know how you are doing in the comments below!

What was the best part of the 30 Day Smoothie Challenge for you? What was your favourite recipe?

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Inspiration Motivation…I LOVE food, photography and Facebook! The 30 day smoothie challenge motivated me daily to create new smoothies, give ‘em a fun name, snap a pic, and best of all, post to the FB smoothie support group—with daily feedback and recipes! Continue reading

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RISE UP & Meet Your Moments with Peace

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Allow me to introduce, the one and only Philly D. It is an honour and privilege to have Philly D guest post on Health is Happiness today. Week #2 of Grow Your Yoga focuses on Be Peace, and Philly D is here to drop some knowledge and wisdom on us.  Be sure to follow him on twitter.

Philly D is a single dad who’s priority is always his sweet emJ. From here great love & passion flows into his yoga practice & teaching. He is the architect of Dharma Hip Hop Yoga, a class that is often called “yoga with a conscious swagger.” It’s message, music & dope ass movement.

RISE UP & Meet Your Moments with Peace by Philly D

“You wanna change the world, change yourself. But don’t think for a minute you can stop there.”– Guante, “Break (ft. Kristoff Krane)”

I really love this track. Guante is a local hip hop artist here in Minneapolis. The above lyric makes reference to the famous Ghandi quote, “Be The Change You Want To See In The World.” But what he is also doing is igniting you to go further. In many ways this is the essence of Moksha’s Grow Your Yoga event. It’s challenging you to go beyond yourself, beyond your mat.

Every time you come to the mat, yoga invites you to change yourself. It can peel aways layers of influence and lets you connect to self. With each breath you are encouraged to Rise Up and Meet Your Moments, and then it invites you to go further and meet your moments with peace. But here’s the truth, it takes practice, because so often the same moment can rise in our life and we keep letting it pass us by. Fear & doubt take over. It removes you from a peaceful step forward.

My sister Vieve is a great example of what were discussing here. She let the same moment pass her by, but as her awareness grew, so did her peace. With just a shift of one word she met that passing moment with unwavering strength. In the asana (physical practice) we call this a micro-movement. It can change you. “But don’t think for a minute you can stop there.” She didn’t. Continue reading

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Orange Mango Lemon Smoothie

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Orange Mango Lemon Smoothie

Good Morning and Happy Easter! I spent yesterday afternoon whipping up some smoothies at lululemon athletica on Ste-Catherine street here in Montreal.   The event was a blast!  I met all different types of really nice and interesting people, as I always do at events like these.  I always love hearing about other peoples smoothie making experiences and what they like to put into their smoothies.

I made 2 smoothies yesterday.  One of them was an Orange Mango Lemon Smoothie and the other was the incredibly popular Banana Nut Butter Smoothie made with almond butter, raw cacao nibs, almond milk, coconut water, and dates.  I loved seeing peoples reaction when they tried this smoothie.  They were pleasantly surprised.  Consensus is people like Chocolate! Was there any doubt in the first place?  The good news is, that even though the Banana Nut Butter Smoothie tastes incredibly naughty, it is good for you!  So if you are in the mood for a treat, go ahead,  you deserve it!

The Orange Mango Lemon Smoothie was also very well received.  Which is why I woke up this morning and made it again so I could share the recipe since it’s not up on my site yet.  People were continuously asking for the recipe so here it is! Continue reading

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Raspberry Lemon Hemp Smoothie

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Raspberry and lemon, a match made in heaven.  If you have all these ingredients in your kitchen right now I suggest you make this today! If you don’t, then I highly recommend adding them to your shopping list this week.  The tartness of the raspberries and lemons remind me of a raspberry sorbet.  Meaning it’s delicious!!

This makes for a perfect snack when you need a little energy boost or for a sweet tangy treat to fulfil a craving.  It would also make a refreshing treat on a hot summers day.

Because it reminds me of sorbet, I’m imagining you could reduce the amount of water and/or increase the amount of hemp seeds to transform it into a pudding of sorts. That way, you can eat with a spoon instead of drink.  I am sure it would be equally delicious.  Let me know if you give it a try.  Could make for a great dessert. Continue reading

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Pineapple Blueberry Parsley Green Smoothie

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As some of you know, I spent yesterday afternoon doing a smoothie demo at lululemon athletica Ste-Catherine here in Montreal.   I just wanted to say a big Thank You! to everyone who came out yesterday. You guys made it a huge success and in the process, I got to meet with some great people.  Thank you to everyone who tried the smoothies and asked questions, I loved your enthusiasm!

I hope that the smoothies I made yesterday inspired some people to start making some healthy smoothies on their own, or to try new ingredients in their smoothies.  People loved the green smoothie that I made which was awesome.  The Lemon-Ginger Zing was a hit! You can find the recipe on the back of my new business card! Check it out! Continue reading

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Spiced Tropical Fruit Superfood Smoothie

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Stop what you are doing. Right now. Go make this smoothie. Seriously. I love the flavour of the cardamom with the mango, and orange. Not to mention the creaminess that the hemp seeds bring.

Are you wondering what maca is? I didn’t know about it either until about two years ago when I read the Thrive by Brendan Brazier. That was the book that really got me into whole food plant based eating. I discovered a whole bunch of delicious foods thanks to Brendan.

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