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Quinoa and cashew mousse breakfast bowl by Loounie

Leader of the plant-based movement for years, Caroline Huard has become a reference for flexitarians, vegans and vegans-to-be. Better known as Loounie, this former occupational therapist is an Instagram sensation where she shares yummy recipes and lifestyle tips with her loyal community.

Recently, she was invited to become a regular panellist for Radio-Canada’s radio program Bien entendu. We’re so privileged that she accepted to create exclusive recipes with our almond milk and/or cashew milk 😍

Without further ado, bon appétit!

Quinoa and cashew mousse breakfast bowl

In the morning, I don’t have time to take my time. And, personally, unless there’s a heatwave, I prefer starting my days with a warm and comforting meal… even during summer! Here’s an easy recipe that you can prepare in advance and put together in a few minutes in the morning.

Ingredients (for 1-2 bowls, depending on your hunger!)

–        1 cup of cooked quinoa;
–        ½ to 1 cup of fresh fruits, cut;
–        ¼ cup of grains or nuts of your choice;
–        1 cup of Dose cashew milk;
–        1 tablespoon of maple syrup;
–        ½ teaspoon of cinnamon;
–        1 pinch of salt.

In a bowl, place cooked quinoa and garnish with fruits and nuts or grains. Set aside.

In a pot, pour the cashew milk and maple syrup. Add cinnamon and salt, then mix with a whisk. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes hot and nicely whipped. (For this part, you can use a milk frother: it’ll be easier and faster!)

Pour the hot mixture on quinoa. Serve immediately.

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The things you should consider when looking for a plant-based milk alternative


For a few years now, demand for alternatives to dairy milk has been increasing. 

Whether it’s for health purposes or environmental concerns, more and more people – vegans, vegetarians or simply flexitarians – are replacing cow’s milk with: soy milk, nut milk, coconut milk, oat milk, legume milk, etc. 

But how do you choose a plant-based milk? 

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Why You’re Doing Your Celery Juice Cleanse Wrong.

Celery Juice… Is it really magic? 🐰🎩

 

After Super Kale, meet Super Celery!!!

 

Celery juice is definitely THE thing right now in the fascinating world of clean and natural eating🌿

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How To Do A Juice Cleanse Properly

Having a healthy lifestyle is becoming not only a trend (a rather beneficial one), but a necessity as well.

Juice cleanse is a detoxifying process that is characterized by drinking fruit and vegetable juices during a certain amount of time (that can go from several days to several weeks). It is beneficial for the entire body, most particularly the immune and digestive system, as it gives it a rest and removes toxins, as well as for the skin and even the mood.

But one does not simply jump in the Juice Cleanse world without being prepared.

Here’s what you need to know if you want to do a cleanse and really enjoy its effects 😊

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4 Easy Christmas Cocktails / Mocktails For All Tastes

Looking for cocktails that are truly delicious AND easy to make?

If you want to impress your friends and colleagues with alcohol free cocktails, read this article!
(We’ve indicated how to make them alcoholic for those of you who prefer them that way. And all these drinks are good WITH OR WITHOUT alcohol!)

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The Best Hostess/Host Gifts for Christmas

Holidays mean: happenings, fun times with all the family and friends and food excess… No wonder why it’s my favorite time of the year 😉

But you know each year, I almost forget to buy the gift that is, in my opinion, the most important: the hostess/host gift!

Receiving all the family, friends, colleagues, etc. – it takes a lot of time, thinking and money.
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5 Easy Recipes to Make your Kids LOVE Broccoli!

We asked our followers what was the healthy food their kids hate the most… and the answer didn’t surprise us that much: BROCCOLI

🥦🥦🥦

 

What can you do to make your kids eat more broccoli?

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4 reasons to consume turmeric

Turmeric, also known as saffron of the Indies, has been a valued super-food in India and China for ages now, due to its several medicinal virtues.  It was traditionally used as a food additive to treat digestive disorders, to relieve skin or inflammatory diseases and to regulate menstrual disorders. Additionally because of its culinary flavor, it serves as an ally on many other levels, especially as a food preservative, as a natural dye due to curcumin (the pigment which gives it its yellow color), and as a cosmetic tool for its beneficial effect on the skin. In India, turmeric is a spice consumed daily in local cuisine, it composes Indian curry!

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5 tips to eat more vegan

Veganism is one of the most popular trends of the last 5 years, if not the most popular of all! People choose to adopt this new lifestyle for the sake of the environment, their own health or because of the poor treatment of animals. Though this trend is quite appealing, it’s overwhelming and stressful for some, which discourages them from trying. But stop worrying, we’ve all been there!

 

We asked our friend Caroline Huard (Loounie), a generous and creative vegan woman, to give us her best advice on how to begin eating vegan if we don’t know where to start.

 

Here they are: the 5 tips to help you eat more vegan!

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5 COMMON MISTAKES WHEN JUICING AT HOME

Time to find your juicer and treat yourself with something fresh and full of vitamins!

If you’re passionate and patient, you’ll love to create your own juices. However, we made a list of the most common mistakes to avoid when you’ll juice your own nectars.

1. Not washing your fruits and veggies

Yum! germs and pesticides in your juice… We don’t want that. To prevent that, the rule is simple: thoroughly wash the fruits and veggies! Choose fresh, organic, local and seasonal products that you love. This way, you also help an agriculture that is more environmentally friendly. If you don’t use organic, peel the fruits and veggies to significantly reduce the amount of pesticides. The best would be to harvest your own fruits and veggies but that’s less simple… 😉

2. Using only fruits, no veggies 

Fruits are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants but also in sugar. In your juice, you should respect a 60% veggies – 40% fruits rate so it tastes fruity but has a reasonable quantity of sugar. If you choose green veggies, it’s even better! Our favorites: spinach and kale which are rich in chlorophyl, calcium and iron. Add superfoods and voila! Enjoy.

3. Waiting too long before drinking your juice 

Vitamins change with light and heat. You must drink your juice as soon as it’s ready if you want to enjoy all its benefits. If you don’t have much time, you can keep it in an airtight container for 24 to 48 hours, refrigerated. It will remain good, but will lose some of its nutrients.

4. Drinking it too quickly

Drinking slowly helps digestion and therefore facilitate the absorption of the juice’s nutrients. You’ll also feel better! Take the time to really enjoy this healthy made-with-love beverage ❤️

5. Drinking your juice with a meal

It’s better to consume your juice when your stomach is empty so your system really focuses on the absorption of the good nutrients. Best times to drink it: in the morning before breakfast or between two meals when your energy levels are low!

Ready, set, juice!

By Alice Doumengine
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