Calling all caffeine addicts..

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Do you love your morning smoothies? I know that I do but now you can love them a little bit more by adding Rebel Kitchen Coconut Milk Drink, Coffee, 11 Fluid Ounce  into your vegan friendly creation. You get your caffeine intake with fair trade coffee beans without any refined sugar, preservatives, or additives. With only four ingredients, organic coconut milk, organic date nectar, organic coffee, and spring water, you can start your day the right way!

It not only tastes delicious but gives you enough energy to start your day. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have that bitter coffee taste. I was highly impressed by how well it paired with the banana and nut butter. You get your potassium, essential vitamins, plant based protein, and a slightly frozen  breakfast mix.

Rebel Kitchen’s Breakfast Smoothie

It’s totally soy free, gluten free, and dairy free and an easy way to make a healthy breakfast.

Ingredients:

What to do:

Pour all your ingredients into the blender. I use my Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System“>nutribullet to make a delicious smoothie! Enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

Organic wines that are totally fine!

Frey Yineyards makes an assortment of organic red and white wines. Each wine contains no sulfites and is totally vegan friendly. Don’t worry it’s also gluten free. Choose from Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Sangiovesen. I am such a lover of white wines, which is why I absolutely loved the Blanc.

I was able to try the 2014 Organic Agriculutrist Blanc and 2015 Organic Pinot Grigio but my favorite was the blanc. It had a light, crisp, and  refreshing taste. I’m thankful and grateful for a semi dry wine that pairs perfectly with any meal.

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Scrambled, what? Scrambled Tofu!

Looking for an easy way to get your protein. Look no further. We got you covered. All you need is a block of tofu (Trader Joe’s), non-dairy milk, flax seeds (grounded) salt, pepper, turmeric, cayenne pepper, vegan cheese, and onions. Pairs perfectly with sauteed spinach, Ozery bakery’s morning rounds, and Freida’s organic polenta.

First, put the block of tofu in a bowl and add about 2 tablespoons of non-dairy milk (I use Califia Farms). Then, add the grounded flax seeds about 1 tablespoon, a dash of salt, pepper, cayenne, and turmeric and two slices of vegan friendly cheese. Chop the onion into small square like pieces, you should use about half of the onion, and then mix it all together.

Heat your pan with drizzled olive oil and then scoop the seasoned tofu into the pan. Mix thoroughly until the onions are translucent and the vegan cheese is fully melted. Getting hungry? You’re almost done. All you have to do now is scoop into your plate.

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Made and photographed by Christa Alexis

Miss Jones makes bakin’ good

Straight out of San Fran, California Miss Jones Baking Co. brings us organic non-GMO plant based ingredients to make products that taste freakin’ AMAZING. That’s right with a capital A. I tried the brownie mix and I had to stop myself from devouring the entire brownie batter. It was no joke the softest, most scrumptious brownie I’ve ever had. I added some chopped walnuts to add to the crunch factor. The best part is Miss Jones even sent me a spatula to make my mixing even easier and my very own recipes. I’m now one authentic “Baker Babe.”

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Jones has a whole line of baking goodies like sea salt chocolate chip cookies, vanilla and chocolate cake, brownies, frosting, and can’t forget the apparel.  You can tell that each product is made with natural ingredients after the first bite. It taste like a professional baker just whipped up a sweet treat in my kitchen. It’s fresh, pure, and brings you back to your childhood days. Better yet, you won’t feel guilty and it goes easy on the sugar. Locate where you can get your Miss Jones Baking Co. goodies today and if you can’t locate a store near you, order them online. You won’t be disappointed! Christa Alexis approved ❤

Sapo is so so pure!

Sapo Soap Company makes all natural and organic soaps that are great for all skin types. Each product uses only the finest ingredients which are 85% organic ingredients. Get rid of all your other soaps and start investing in a beauty product that serves you and your body. Plus, there is no added chemicals or preservatives to worry about. Sapo is so so pure!

There are different aromas for you to choose from like peppermint, lemongrass, lavender, thyme, and Shea honey. Pick your favorite scent and take a deep breath and relax. The soaps are so smooth and leave your skin feeling silky soft.

 

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Photo credits: Christa Alexis

My favorite one was the Lavender scent. I received a sample pack with Lemongrass Tea, Lavender, and Shea Honey Oatmeal. As soon as I smell lavender, I become relaxed and it causes my mind to really stay in the moment. Watch the video below to learn about all the health benefits that lavender has on your skin!

Special thanks to Sapo Company for sending me the soaps. Much love xo

 

 

Simple Green Smoothie

Every morning, I start my day with a simple berry infused Coconut Greens smoothie. It’s totally simple. Add Califia almond milk, frozen berries, fresh banana, a scoop of coconut greens, and blend it up in your NutriBullet.  Drink responsibly.

I love to detox with my Coconut Greens which is loaded with veggies like kale, apples, wheatgrass, broccoli and other assorted veggies and made with coconut water. I often put it in my water jug before heading to the gym for an intense workout. I can stay hydrated and get my veggie fill in between meals.

And you can feel good and each tub you purchase goes to children with vitamin deficiencies via (Dose 4 Dose).  Use the code Christa10 for 10% off your purchase of Coconut Greens.

Vegan kitchen, Kaya’s Kitchen

Located in the heart of the Jersey shore, Kaya’s Kitchen is an organic vegan cuisine with the fresh good quality ingredients. It uses seitan, tofu, and tempeh as protein alternatives in many of their plant-based dishes. You won’t go home hungry. You’ll go home happy.

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Started off with country nuggets served with agave honey mustard and BBQ sauce (Photo Credits: Christa Alexis)

Started off the day with Maine’s cane sugar based root beer (fair trade certified) and panko breaded country vegan nuggets. The agave honey mustard is to die for. It’s flavorful, light consistency, and great for dipping with the country nuggets. Maine root beer was just the right amount of sweetness without any added caffeine. You may want to have two, but beware of the sugar attack.

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Maine Root Beer

And there are so many options for vegetarians and vegans to choose from, you’ll need to look over the menu a few times (Well at least we did). You can get a culturally blended dish or a more traditional one. If you’re in the mood for Mexican, Indian, or American food, you can find exactly what you want. Don’t worry, you can add any type of plant-based protein to your dish. There is so much flavor and freshness in every dish!

Top picks: Happy Buddah (Gluten-free) and Burrito Grande

 

Much love,

Christa Alexis

 

Let’s talk about Coconut…Coconut Greens!

Coconut Greens is a company based out of Farmingdale, NY and offers a coconut water based supergreen powder enriched with vitamins and organic spirulina, chlorella, kale, wheatgrass, and other “good greens.” And all of the ingredients are organic, non-gmo, gluten and dairy free, which makes it a great supplement alternative for vegan and vegetarians. You can stay hydrated, detox, and remain energized all day long. Better yet, one scoop of Coconut Greens contains 8-10 servings of greens per serving. If you’re on the go or have a busy lifestyle, grab coconut water and scoop it into your drink and don’t worry there is no gritty aftertaste. Unlike most powders, Coconut Greens taste pure and uses high quality ingredients including a coconut water based powder. You can totally taste the difference. Plus, the green powder is full of veggies packed with Vitamin B to help you stay rejuvenated all day long.

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Watch ChristaAlexis talk about Coconut Greens here.

Order today on Amazon. Each purchase of Coconut Greens goes to a child at risk for Vitamin A deficiency. They paired up with a non-profit organization Vitamin Angels to help reduce childhood mortality by providing them with essential supplements.

Feel good, live better! Get your greens with Coconut Greens. Visit their instagram for weekly recipes and for a superfood green powder that helps balance your sugar levels, the natural way.

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Kali Bliss Botanicals

Kali Bliss Botanicals offers a natural line of organic beauty products using only plant extracts, organic oils, and love. The coffee scented Kona Butter, Island Butter, Tahitian night cream, and Venetian day cream, and the eye serum skin care are worth every penny. You can feel the difference and live guilt-free since no animals were harmed in the making.

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My favorite is the eye serum made with hemp seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, aloe vera and natural ingredients that rejuvenate your skin. It’s smooth, soft consistency, and better yet it smells good. Leaves your skin with a youthful glow. The shea and mango butters give it a undefinable richness. Effective immediately on your skin. Watch me try out the eye serum here.

 

Sweet vegan treats..summerific!

Cookman Creamery is a family owned ice cream parlor located in the heart of Asbury Park, which serves a plethora of vegan-friendly ice cream flavors. And it gets better, they even have soft-served vegan ice cream and non-dairy toppings! From Almond Joy, Blue Lavender, Cookie Butter, Strawberry Balsamic, Pistachio, and many more flavors, each creation has a decadent touch with only a few ingredients including organic coconut cream, agave, and brown rice syrup.

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Cookman pairs up with local businesses in Asbury to create unique creations including Twisted Tree (cookies and vanilla ice cream) and Apothecary Peppermint (chocolate chips and peppermint) flavors using peppermint from Bond and Bangs Apothecary. My personal fav is the vegan soft served vanilla and mochaccino made with Italian expresso, fresh vanilla, and chocolate blend with a coconut soy base. Come in and try a summerific sweet treat!

Don’t worry the rainbow sprinkles & wafer cones are vegan too! Yummy! If you hankering for something sweet, pick a flavor and get a single, double, or triple scoop or even take a pint home. Pick up a pack of vegan ice cream sandwiches in vanilla and chocolate with or without sprinkles.  Get the vegan party started.