The Pumpkin Spice Hype and Our Healthy Alternative (Vegan Pumpkin Muffins!)

The Pumpkin Spice Hype and Our Healthy Alternative (Vegan Pumpkin Muffins!)

Pumpkin spice is having a moment. The first signs of fall have been solidified not from the crisp air or the colorful foliage, but the appearance of pumpkin versions of everything you can imagine. From Hershey Kisses to waffles and coffee creamer, there are so many pumpkin spice products. However, none of these are health foods, and few contain, well, pumpkin! What's going on? This post will explain the difference between pumpkin flavoring and actual pumpkin, and also offer a quick and easy pumpkin muffin recipe made of entirely whole, plant foods.

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Nice Cream, the Simple, Delicious Alternative to Ice Cream

Nice Cream, the Simple, Delicious Alternative to Ice Cream

Dessert forever changed when I learned about "nice" cream, an ice cream alternative that is very nice to your body, the environment, and even your pocketbook. I say this because it is made with 100% whole foods an contains hardly any calories or fat (not that it is important to count calories on a plant-based diet), made without any animal products, and costs about $2 or less per batch, depending on your recipe. And whereas many homemade ice creams take a lot of time and effort, this recipe is easier to make than running out the deli for your sweet craving. You can make it in seconds!

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