Hemp & Chia Vanilla ‘Ice Cream’


As we say goodbye to summer, let’s indulge in some ice cream for old-times sake, shall we?

Did I mention there is no sugar, LOW FAT, no cholesterol and no dairy?

Oh, and it’s completely RAW!

I know, I just blew your mind.

Pick it up off the floor because you’re going to need it to make this extremely healthy and massively tasty raw vegan low fat recipe.

FYI – nutritional information at the end of this post!

What you’ll need:


  • 3 dates
  • 1 1/2 frozen rip bananas that look like the ones below
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (recipe for homemade coming soon in fall recipes!)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbs Nutritional Yeast Flakes


Combine ingredients in a food processor and mix on high speed until well blended and the consistency of soft serve ice cream.




Nutritional Info:


Need smoothie recipes? | 365 Vegan Smoothies Book

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Everyone loves a good smoothie recipe!

Even though September is almost over – you’re welcome

All Them Greens Protein Smoothie™

Repost in honor of the September Smoothie Challenge!

Original post can be found here

More smoothie recipes coming soon!

Today the kids and I enjoyed one of my favorite smoothies for breakfast called the All Them Greens Protein Smoothie. Today we added bananas and strawberries. It’s packed with protein, calcium, vitamin C, vitamins B6 and B12, and loads of other important nutrients and minerals. It’s easy to make and just takes 5 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own: (Keep in mind this recipe is for three people)

*linked items in ingredient list are linked to items in my Amazon aStore

Toss all the ingredients into the blender and blend until it’s the consistency of a milkshake.

That’s all she wrote!



Being Zen | 30 Days of Cleansing ☯

tumblr_mj9azwY4481r20nwwo1_500This past Thursday marked 30 days of cleansing for me.

I’m pretty proud of myself and I’m also ready to tackle the next 60!

There have been a few bumps in the road – going through one now.

It’s my own fault due to lack of organization.

But come next week all should be good.


For the past 2 or 3 days, I’ve been very zen-like.

I can really say that by looking back, I can see this has been a slow progression in my change in mood and attitude.

Could it have something to do with eating so clean?  Or the yoga?  Or both?


What ever it is, I know that yoga and eating clean have helped me lose 21 pounds so far!


Hells yes baby!

I’m very happy with that.

Otherwise, not much else going on except still no groceries – and that meant no Farmer’s Market today.

I’m expecting an update early next week, so Farmer’s Market next Saturday!

I have a couple more blog posts coming this week (if I don’t get lazy and put them off)

I have a few more updates I’d like to bring you as well.

Just checking in.

Be easy you guys!


My annual 12 week 'Everything Cleanse' starts tomorrow!




September Smoothie Challenge

September Smoothie Challenge | Makeydah's Pantry

September Smoothie Challenge | Makeydah’s Pantry

This month I made a personal commitment to drink at least 1 smoothie everyday during the entire month of September.

Anytime I make a personal commitment, I seem drawn to my blog to invite all of you to join me if you so desire.

There really aren’t any complicated rules or anything – just drink a smoothie at least 3 days out of the week.

That’s it!

If you’d like to smoothie it up more days than that, of course feel free!

But for those of you who smoothies are a new thing and you may want to take it slow, 3x per week should be plenty.

Let me guess, you have no idea how to make a smoothie or what kinds to make all month long?

Have no fear my loves, I will be sharing with you various smoothie recipes from some of my favorite blogs and also some of my very own creations!

I will be updating this blog, Makeydah’s Pantry blog, the Facebook page, Twitter AND my instagram with great smoothie recipes for you to use this month.

Don’t worry, I’d never post a challenge and leave you hanging!

I realize this post is being put up on the 3rd, BUT in my defense it was a long weekend (Happy Labor Day!) and I don’t update on the weekends 😉

So now it’s Tuesday and the week is just beginning so let’s get our smoothies on today!

I will be updating later on today with more information on smoothies along with some recipes to get us all started this week.

Be easy


My annual 12 week 'Everything Cleanse' starts tomorrow!



UTI’s & Yoga | How was your week?

I’ve been meaning to update this blog for days but I kept having things to do – like now I need to do laundry but I’m eating a late lunch and am sitting at my desk right now so why not?

Cleanse is going great!

Of course I’ve had at least 2 or 3 urges to cheat – they were fleeting and I didn’t want to throw away what I’ve done so far so I’ve held on.

It gets hard sometimes when everyone around me is still eating a lot of the same old stuff while I’m being disciplined.

I don’t want it to get so hard I quit or mess up, you know?

I’m sure I’ll be fine though.  Just in the way I’ve been doing things, taking this slow and researching before I make another move.

Teaching myself to love different vegetables and learning new ways to prepare them – and getting my palate used to lots of raw vegetables and fruits.

I bought a boatload this weekend – we went back to the farmer’s market today since that’s our new Saturday morning routine I guess!

That just means there’s going to be a lot more for me to eat – which brings me to my other update.

I have to admit, I have been a LOT less than disciplined when it came to my weekly workouts – meaning I’ve barely, and I mean barely  been doing them.

Okay, I haven’t done them lol! But I truly had every intention.

Well, because of this, I made a mini-commitment to myself that I would be diligent in all things I set out to do in this cleanse so I am going to do them.

I am now holding up my end of the bargain and did my ‘daily yoga’ for the day (may do a little more after my nap since it’s Saturday), and tomorrow I am doing my weekly fast and spiritual bath (with more daily yoga).

Eating at least 80% percent raw for the week (because I want some beans) and attempt to flush out this UTI.  Yes.

It came out of nowhere and I kind of wonder if it has something to do with being a detox symptom from eating strictly vegan and a lot of raw foods and herbs?

Either way, I drank straight, pure, organic cranberry juice (blech) for 3 days straight (including today) and had to resort to these wpid-wp-1376634848419.jpg for the pain.  They turned my pee bright orange!

And they don’t work worth shit so…yeah.

It hurts to pee, but tmi, I know.

I digress…

So because I’m upping my fitness, I am going to need to eat a lot more now too.

Stocking up on all that produce was a good idea, I think anyways.

We’ll see how the next week shapes up, but for now, I’m winding down to peaceful mode – taking a break from all social networking, blogging and the like and I’m gonna spend a great deal of time reflecting on the past week, my mistakes, triumphs, feelings, emotions and physical changes I’ve seen within myself.

One thing is for sure, this week was very productive with the kids going back to school it’s given me lots more to do with my days.

This Summer has been super lazy so it’s nice to get back to routine.

Speaking of which, I have laundry and a few other things I need to get done so I will return to update next week.

Until then, be easy you guys,