Have A Sweet Vegan Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, everyone will be buying chocolate boxes that are not vegan, and the ingredients list is not attractive at all. Try something different and bake something for that special person. You will have the peace of mind that it is vegan and natural. Here are three great vegan desserts for your Valentine.

Chocolate Shake
2 cups of rice milk
2 frozen bananas peeled
4 dates
1/2 tsp of ground
2 tbsp of unsweetened
cocoa powder
Soy whipped cream
Vegan Chocolate syrup
Vegan Chocolate chips

Place all the
ingredients in a blender
and blend until smooth.
Place in a mason jar and
add soy whipped cream,
chocolate syrup and
chocolate chips or your
favorite toppings.

Banana Split
1 banana
Soy whipped cream
3 scoops vegan vanilla ice cream
Dark chocolate
Chocolate Syrup
Slice the banana in half lengthwise and
place it in a bowl. Add the whipped cream,
vanilla ice cream and the rest of the toppings to
your preference. Eat the vegan banana split

Homemade Oreos
3/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract (& 1 tablespoon for filling)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp soy milk
3 tbsp agave nectar
3.5 oz coconut cream
Combine the dry ingredients (rice flour,
cocoa powder, brown sugar, salt and baking
soda) in a bowl and mix. In a separate bowl,
combine all liquid ingredients (vanilla extract,
olive oil, milk and agave) and mix. Combine
dry and wet ingredients to form the dough and
refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven
to 340º F, knead the dough with a rolling pin
and cut into flat circles using a circle cutter.
Bake on a cookie tray with baking paper for 12
minutes and let it cool for 10 minutes before
removing from the tray.
For the filling, take the upper layer of
the coconut cream out of the can and
refrigerated overnight, place in a cold bowl.
Add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and whip it.
Spread 1 teaspoon of cream filling between
two cooled cookies and repeat with the rest.
—Scott Lakeram

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