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Vegan S’mores Ice Cream (No Churn!) + VIDEO

A creamy vegan ice cream base packed with marshmallows, graham crackers, and a rich chocolate sauce, this dairy-free ice cream recipe is sure to win hearts over.

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My vegan chunky monkey ice cream recipe has been one of my most popular posts this Summer, so I’m giving the people what they want…

Delicious and super easy vegan ice cream recipes.

Did I mention it’s no churn too? Yupp. No crazy kitchen appliance required!

What gives this vegan ice cream a velvety, creamy texture are two key ingredients – frozen bananas and coconut cream. Vegan banana ice cream, also known as nice cream is a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream.

vegan strawberry shortcake cupcake on wooden board with fresh strawberries

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Grab ahold of some strawberries and makes these delicious vegan strawberry shortcake cupcakes! Moist vanilla cake filled with a fresh strawberry mix and topped with a light and airy vegan whipped cream

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This recipe is extra special because it marks my 3 year blogaversary! So you bet I ate a few of these cupcakes in celebratory!

Fun fact: I started my blogging career working for Brit + Co which led me to start my own… the Mindful Avocado!

The amount I’ve learned in the 3 years that I have been blogging is unreal. These vegan strawberry shortcake cupcakes are an updated version of my first blog post ever.

I can confidently say the recipe, photos, and writing has far improved and it’s so satisfying seeing how much I’ve grown!

K, let’s get to some cupcake talk, shall we?!

vegen pesto pasta salad with serving spoons on a yellow and white napkin

{Vegan} Pesto Pasta Salad

Homemade vegan pesto, grape tomatoes, peas, and gemelli pasta create this delicious side dish. Bring this vegan pesto pasta salad to a cookout for a healthy chilled pasta salad.

vegen pesto pasta salad with serving spoons on a yellow and white napkin

I love pasta salad. I mean who wouldn’t? It’s carbs, veggies, and an irresistible dressing. I love that this recipe is not mayonnaise-base and it full of fresh Summer vegetables.

Here’s a break down of the ingredients:

  • Grape tomatoes: Great source of antioxidants. Used a combination of yellow and red for a colorful touch!
  • Peas: Contain some serious heart-healthy minerals and add a great texture element
  • Gemelli pasta: I love this fun, bite-size shape. Perfect for a chilled pasta salad like this one!
    note: can substitute with shells, farfalle (bowtie), rotini, macaroni, or any other bite-sized pasta
  • Homemade pesto: Pesto is beyond easy to make and this version is VEGAN!
peaches and cream popsicles on marble background with fresh peach

Peaches and Cream Popsicles – 4 Ingredients!

Peaches and cream popsicles made with just 4 ingredients are PERFECT for Summer! Peaches, Greek yogurt, honey, and granola make the BEST popsicle recipe. #healthy #popsicles #dessert #summer #peaches | mindfulavocado
Creamy peaches and cream popsicles are so EASY to make and only require 4 ingredients! Get ahold of some popsicle molds and make this healthy Summer dessert! #healthy #popsicles #dessert #summer #peaches | mindfulavocado

Creamy Greek yogurt combined with fresh peaches, crunchy granola, and honey makes the BEST popsicle! These healthy peaches and cream popsicles are easy to make, super delicious, and only require 4 ingredients!

peach popsicles with greek yogurt and granola on marble background

Helloooo Summer! Oh, how I’ve missed you.

Summer has always been my favorite season. Longer days, warm weather, beaches, and the FOOD. I love love love Summer fruits and veggies and peaches are no exception. Also, today is National Peaches and Cream Day! Like what perfect timing?!

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Classic Three Bean Salad (Naturally Vegan and GF!)

This classic three bean salad is all in the name – three beans! Kidney beans, chickpeas, and green beans tossed in a refreshingly light dressing. Perfect for potlucks, cookouts, or simply an easy side dish for dinner.

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I’m kicking off Summer with a classic. Something I grew up eating and if you didn’t, well you’re about to!

Let’s just start with the things that I love about three bean salad:

  • Healthy
  • Super EASY to make
  • Cheap ingredients
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Great for cookouts or BBQs
  • Perfect make-ahead recipe
  • Naturally gluten-free and vegan
  • Freakin’ delicious
activated charcoal lemonade made with lemon juice, charcoal powder, and maple syrup. garnished with fresh lemons

Super Easy Charcoal Lemonade!

This activated charcoal recipe only requires 3 ingredients! So easy to make and the perfect addition to a juice cleanse. #healthy #detox #vegan #plantbased #charcoallemonade #activatedcharcoal #juicing #cleanse | Mindful Avocado
Charcoal lemonade made with activated charcoal powder, fresh lemon juice, and maple syrup. Get a taste of Summer with this healthy and detoxing recipe! #healthy #detox #vegan #plantbased #charcoallemonade #activatedcharcoal #juicing #cleanse | Mindful Avocado

When life hands you lemons, just add some activated charcoal and make lemonade! Charcoal lemonade is the PERFECT way to stay hydrated, detox, and get a taste of Summer all in one sip. Activated charcoal, fresh lemons, and maple syrup make this charcoal lemonade deliciously good.

activated charcoal lemonade made with lemon juice, charcoal powder, and maple syrup. garnished with fresh lemons

Charcoal lemonade might look weird (or super cool) depending on how you look at it, but it’s packed with some crazy detox powers.

Lemons and maple syrup are a metabolism boosting combo and when charcoal is added to the mix, it becomes a really healthy (and delicious) beverage! I swear this stuff tastes JUST LIKE regular lemonade.

What is activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is NOT the charcoal you use for grills. It’s charcoal that has been heated at high temperates to make it more digestible. It’s gaining popularity for natural skincare, but it can have the same detoxing benefits for your body as your skin!

It can come in a capsule or powdered form. I like the powdered form, but make sure to measure it and not just “eyeball”!

watermelon mint mimosas in champagne flutes

Watermelon Mimosas with Mint

This delicious and easy mimosa recipe only calls for a few ingredients and tastes like paradise. Remove the alcohol for a healthy juice recipe too!