Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie – Travel Animal Doctor

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie – Travel Animal Doctor

Try this delicious pumpkin pie protein smoothie just in time for Halloween. With the addition of fruit, this pumpkin pie smoothie has a taste of healthy and natural sweetness. This pumpkin pie protein smoothie has the protein vegetarians need while offering a healthier October dessert option than straight up pumpkin pie. If you enjoy pumpkin pie but are trying to watch your sugar intake the pumpkin pie protein smoothie may satisfy the pumpkin pie flavor you yearn for. I always look forward to pumpkin chai latte season, and the time has finally arrived. What recipe better to start autumn off, than the quick, healthy and easy to make recipe of a pumpkin pie protein smoothie? Using allspice and cinnamon perfects the phenomenal pumpkin spice flavor in this smoothie recipe. The best thing about this recipe is that you can choose to follow it completely or loosely, adapting the cinnamon and all spice to your heart’s content. Ingredients: 1 pear (fresh) 2/3 c. pumpkin (fresh or canned puree) 1/2 c. fresh or frozen peaches 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 c. Almond or coconut milk 1/2 c. ice 1/2 c. frozen peaches 2 TBS pure maple syrup Yogurt For vegetarians: 1/2 c. vanilla greek yogurt or plain greek yogurt For vegans: 1/2 c. vegan coconut yogurt chia seeds or sunflower seeds for additional protein source Prep Time: 5 Minutes Serving Size: 1 extra large smoothie or 2 regular smoothies Directions: Combine the vanilla or plain greek yogurt, fruit (pear and peaches) and pumpkin puree into a blender. Add the ice, almond or coconut milk, and spices (ground cinnamon and allspice) over the bulk...
Easy Bean Salsa

Easy Bean Salsa

Easy Bean Salsa The easy bean salsa tastes to me like a fresh and delicious version of a three bean salad. Before making this, all I knew was the three bean salad that came in a can. This, to me, was never very appetizing. My aunt Sue gave me a recipe that serves at least 6 people, and is GREAT to bring to a cook out or a potluck. The sugar and vinegar create a sweet dressing in which the ingredients soak. The combination of all of these earthy ingredients make the dish extremely flavorful, while also remaining very healthy. The recipe mainly consists of vegetables, and contains no animal by-products. It is safe to say that this recipe is completely vegan and vegetarian friendly. Ingredients 15 oz. can of: black eyed peas (rinse and drained) black beans (rinse and drained) pinto beans (rinse and drained) corn (rinse and drained) 1 small jar of diced pimentos (drained) 1 c. of: chopped celery green pepper onion 2-3 finely chopped jalapeños (seeds and stems removed) 1 tsp. salt 1/2 c. oil 1 c. sugar 1/2 tsp. water 3/4 c. apple cider vinegar Directions 1) Thoroughly combine salt, oil, sugar, water and apple cider vinegar and bring to a boil.   Above is a picture of the mixture of salt, oil, sugar, water and apple cider vinegar. 2) Combine the vegetables together (black eyed peas, black beans, pinto beans, corn, diced pimentos, chopped celery, green pepper, onion and jalapeños) and add the apple vinegar solution to the vegetable mixture.   Pictured here are the chopped fresh vegetables. 3) Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.  The easy bean salsa is mixed to perfection. 5) Drain and serve.    Whoop,...
Spicy Garbanzo Bean Crunch – Travel Animal Doctor

Spicy Garbanzo Bean Crunch – Travel Animal Doctor

Spicy garbanzo bean crunch has just the right kick to satisfy my craving for a spicy snack. -Travel Animal Doctor If you are like me, when I sit down to watch television, I always have a snack by my side. Chips, popcorn, and candy were my go to junk food when the couch called my name. This recipe for spicy garbanzo bean crunch offers a healthy solution to my junk food craving.  Lately, knowing that junk food is not all that healthy for my husband and me, we have been avoiding buying them all together when we go grocery shopping. This leaves us with a craving when it comes time for my husband and me to watch our shows together. In place of the junk food, I decided to try to incorporate some homemade snacks into our diet that are delicious and not as processed. This spicy garbanzo bean crunch satisfies my craving for spicy and salty foods during our movie nights. Ingredients: 1 can Garbanzo Beans 1/2 tsp. Salt 3 Tbsp. coconut oil 1 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 Tbsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 Tbsp. smoked paprika Prep time: 5 minutes Directions: 1) Take one can of garbanzo beans, drain and rinse them thoroughly. 2) Add smoked paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, and extra virgin olive oil to bowl of rinsed garbanzo beans.  3) Mix up until thoroughly combined. 4) Let 3 Tbsp. coconut oil melt in saucepan on stove top. Make sure pan is hot when adding the garbanzo beans into saucepan. 5) Pour the garbanzo bean mixture into the pan. They should become...
The Best Pasta Salad at travelanimaldr.com

The Best Pasta Salad at travelanimaldr.com

This is the best pasta salad from travelanimaldr.com.  It is easy to make and even easier to clean up. Make it Vegan: There are cheeses available for vegans. You can add and detract vegetables from this recipe to your tastes. I have had corn and vegetarian pepperoni instead of bacon with this pasta before. Easy Clean Up: If you do not want to dirty a bowl you can add ingredients to gallon sized bags and shake them up. This also saves up some room in the refrigerator. Ingredients: 8 oz Rotini noodles 1 cup of Italian dressing 1 box of Morningstar bacon 8 oz cheddar cheese 1 tomato 1 orange pepper 1 can of sliced olives 6 oz cauliflower 1/3 medium onion cilantro to taste Directions: Follow directions on box to boil rotini noodles in water and strain. Microwave Morningstar bacon for 1 1/2 minutes (follow directions on back of box if using a different amount). Cut up pepper, tomato, onion, bacon and cauliflower to bite sized pieces. Cut up cheddar cheese into small cubes. Combine cheese, tomato, pepper, cauliflower, onion, bacon, and noodles and mix well. Add 1 cup of Italian dressing. Set in refrigerator to cool. Ready to serve after cooled. My Review This is truly the best pasta salad and it has been my personal favorite side dish for as long as I can remember. The beauty of the recipe is that you can take away and add ingredients as you like. For instance, while I am completely obsessed with the Morningstar Bacon brand, there are also brands of pepperoni that are vegetarian. Our family adds cilantro to our pasta,...
Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes- Travel Animal Doctor

Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes- Travel Animal Doctor

Travel Animal Doctor here, eager to share my vegetarian and vegan recipes with you, as well as ones that I come across that look good. When I got married it was the summer of my 2nd year of veterinary school. Becoming a veterinarian is no easy task. That summer, as I did every summer, I was working at an internship.  My husband and I decided to have a destination wedding in order to get married quickly without having to worry about a lot of planning.  The one thing about having a destination wedding is that we did not have much family there with us.  As a wedding gift my mother had all of our family members write a vegetarian recipe for my husband and me. The result was a wonderful organizer full of delicious looking vegetarian and vegan recipes written and signed by family members. I have been a vegetarian for years, and was a vegan for two years.  This organizer meant a lot to me. Not only did it help me feel accepted for my lifestyle choice by my family, but it also helped me to feel as if everyone was there with us in spirit for our big day. According to the USDA, the majority of Americans spend 67 minutes a day primarily just eating. This is often also when we can spend quality time with our families and friends.  Eating dinner with my husband is one of the highlights of my day. I get so much gratification from these vegetarian and vegan recipes and am eager to share them so that others can enjoy them too. Please...
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