Clean eating has been bandied about for quite some time now but nobody really knows what it means exactly. Can you say a meal is clean when there is an absence of artificial sweeteners and the like? A nutritionist has described clean eating as simply choosing food that are whole and fresh to ensure that all of their nutrients remain intact. This means that you will need to avoid foods that are processed, even foods like unsweetened almond milk, and those that make use of processed sugars. The good news is that there are plenty of clean recipes that you can try which won’t be that tough to do. Here are some examples for you to try.
Cake Batter Chia Pudding
In this recipe, you will need 1 cup of unsweetened non-dairy milk, ¼ cup of almond butter, 1 ½ tablespoons of cacao nibs, ¼ teaspoon of almond extract, medjool dates, pitted and well-chopped, ¼ cup of gluten-free rolled oats, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. For the topping, you will need 1 can of full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight, ½ to 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and 2 to 4 teaspoons of pure maple syrup. In a bowl, mix chia seeds and milk then add the dates, oats, and almond butter. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge overnight. Scoop the mixture in your blender with ½ teaspoon vanilla, cacao nibs, and ¼ teaspoon of almond extract. Add a splash of milk and blend until the ingredients are smooth and creamy. You can add more milk, slowly, to keep the pudding thick.
You can taste the mixture and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract if you like and a few small drops of almond extract too. Refrigerate the mixture until it has chilled. For the topping, open the can of coconut milk and remove the solid white layer. Make sure that you don’t get any liquid. Place it in a metal mixing bowl and beat with 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract until it becomes fluffy. Chill until you are ready to use and whisk it before you serve. Place the whipped cream on top of the pudding and sprinkle some cacao nibs.
Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos
In this recipe, you will need 8 ounces of firm tofu, ¼ red onion, diced, 1 ripe avocado, sliced, 1 lime, sliced, corn tortillas, 1 cup of cooked black beans, 1 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped, ½ cup of salsa for serving, and ¼ cup of pomegranate arils. For the tofu seasoning, you will need ¾ teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of salsa, ½ teaspoon of chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt, and a tablespoon of water. To make this recipe, wrap the tofu in clean, absorbent towel then put something heavy on top while you prepare the toppings. Cook the black beans in a small saucepan on medium heat until it is bubbly. Reduce the heat to simmer and set it aside. Add dry tofu spices and salsa to a small bowl then add water until you create a sauce. Set it aside. Heat a large skillet over medium heat then unwrap the tofu. Crumble the tofu using a fork. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan and the tofu. Stir fry until brown. Add seasoning. Cook until browned. Warm tortillas in the microwave. Top the tortillas with tofu scramble, black beans, avocado, onion, cilantro, fresh lime juice, cilantro, and pomegranate arils and you are done.