Coffee Banana Smoothie

This easy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe is the perfect creamy and flavorful smoothie to add to your morning routine! It uses leftover coffee or cold brew, and is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and SO delicious.

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Coffee Banana Smoothie

Looks like summer is here and I am certainly ready! I started off my day with a refreshing shake that contains my morning coffee, protein, and healthy fats (don’t be afraid of fats, you guys!). Oh, and it was DELICIOUS.

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie is a hit with everyone who makes it! To build a perfect smoothie, you want it to be nutrient dense, creamy, and not super thin. 

Frozen bananas smoothie prep

For other healthy smoothie recipes, try these favorites:

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Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake

Prep Time 00:10 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:00 Yields 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed organic coffee, place in fridge for 10 minutes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop SFH Grass-fed Whey Protein {Use code LEXI for 10% off all purchases}
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
  • Optional: Handful of ice cubes

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until creamy.
  3. Taste and add additional sweetener if needed.

Recipe Notes

  • *If your shake isn't thick enough for your liking, add the optional ice.
  • **Photos updated April, 2017.
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5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge (Vegan)

This 5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge recipe is my new favorite treat. It’s easy to make, made with minimal ingredients, has the perfect texture, is customizable with your favorite fudge add-ins, is packed with healthy fats, and is a rich and decadent treat that everybody will love! Made in partnership with So Delicious.

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Healthy Fudge Recipe

I am so excited to partner with my friends at So Delicious today to chat about the brand new So Delicious Organic Almondmilk with Cashew product line. Each of the three flavors is simple and clean, with seven ingredients or fewer. And, it’s the first-ever plant-based bottle in the refrigerated dairy case! We have been loving this new nut milk in our refrigerator and know you will enjoy it, too!

5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge

This healthy fudge recipe is:

  • Decadent
  • Rich
  • Indulgent yet guilt-free
  • Made with clean ingredients
  • Vegan
  • Packed with healthy fats
  • Great for gift bags
  • Perfect to have in the fridge or freezer for a late-night treat or for when guests come over

How do you keep fudge?

Whether you’re going to freeze your fudge, store it in a refrigerator or keep it at room temperature, the process begins with proper wrapping. Wrap each piece of fudge in waxed paper, then place the pieces in a sealable plastic bag or a Tupperware!

Homemade Healthy Fudge

This new almond milk is light-tasting and smooth, and is USDA certified Organic, Non-GMO project verified, and certified Vegan. There are no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives, and each flavor is gluten-free, soy-free, carrageenan-free, and dairy-free!

5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge

If you like this cleaned-up chocolate recipe, try these other favorites:

5 Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

A delicious, 5-ingredient, vegan and paleo fudge that you will love. Feel free to add nuts, marshmallows, raisins, dried cranberries, other dried fruit, and anything else you might like! And always top with some maldon sea salt for good measure!

Healthy Fudge Recipe with Coconut Oil

5 Ingredient Healthy Fudge

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:03 Inactive Time 02:00 Total Time 02:08 Yields 20 Pieces

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line a 5" x 7" (or similar sized) glass container with parchment paper. Cut the parchment paper big enough so that the ends hang outside the glass container to create a sling to remove the fudge after it has cooled.
  2. In a medium sauce pan add chocolate chips, coconut oil, almond butter, almond milk and 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt. Turn the burner to the lowest setting and immediately begin stirring the chocolate mixture with a spatula to help it melt evenly.
  3. Once it has melted about half of the chocolate chips, switch to a whisk to combine mixture completely and smoothly. Take care not to scorch any of the chocolate by whisking constantly.
  4. After the mixture has become smooth and fully combined, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
  5. Pour chocolate into the parchment lined glass container and smooth top. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and place in refrigerator until set, at least two hours (but better overnight).
  6. Once it has completely set, take fudge out of container using the parchment sling and slice into desired portions.
  7. Store in the refrigerator or the freezer.

Recipe Notes

  • We recommend using dark chocolate chips. When using semi-sweet, the texture was softer.
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Healthy Rice Pudding (Vegan)

This healthy rice pudding recipe is the perfect, lightened up version of the creamy rice pudding recipe you grew up loving. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar free and is hands down the perfect hearty dessert!

Rice Pudding Recipe Healthy and Vegan

Healthy Rice Pudding

So many of you have requested a lightened up rice pudding recipe, and we worked hard to make it just perfect for you! I didn’t grow up eating rice pudding but while we were testing this recipe, I quickly fell in love with the hearty yet delicate, sweetened-just-right dessert.

This rice pudding recipe is:

  • Creamy
  • Hearty
  • Indulgent yet lightened up
  • Warming
  • Packed with cinnamon and raisins
  • Perfectly sweetened

Healthy rice pudding with almond milk

Can you make rice pudding with cooked rice?

You can, but we prefer not to cook it the way! You may need less liquid if doing so.

What rice should you use?

Can you use long grain rice for a rice pudding? You should use white rice. You can use long-grain aromatic rice (like basmati or jasmine) which will give the unique flavor and perfect texture that we love. If you use short or medium-grain white rice (like Arborio) your rice pudding will be more thick and chewy. The size of the pan can change the evaporation time of the liquid depending on the type of rice you use so if you are finding a lot of liquid left over, increase the temperature of the heat and cook for a bit longer.

Healthy Rice Pudding Recipe

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How do you make healthy rice pudding

Healthy Rice Pudding

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:50 Total Time 00:55 Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a medium sauce pan (see note), add rinsed and drained rice and add water just enough to cover the rice. Heat pan on medium. Once rice has reached a boil, turn heat to medium low and let water reduce for 10 minutes. Take care not to let water evaporate out completely.
  2. Drain any water that remains after the 10 minutes and return rice to sauce pan.
  3. Add coconut milk and salt and cook on medium-low heat. Cook for 25 minutes and stir the pan every few minutes to make sure the rice does not stick.
  4. Add raisins and sugar, and turn the heat to low. Cook for an additional 15 minutes, stirring frequently until creamy and the liquid is mostly evaporated.
  5. Serve warm or cold, with ground cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Recipe Notes

  1. Make sure you are using the cartoon of the coconut milk beverage and not the canned variety.
  2. You can substitute maple sugar for coconut sugar but will change color slightly.
  3. For our recipe we used a medium sauce pan. Depending on the size pan you use, it may take less or more time for the liquid to evaporate. 
  4. Update on 10/2018: We've gotten comments that this recipe yielded rice pudding that was more liquid-y. We initially tested this recipe 5 times. After receiving those comments we went back and tested this recipe completely as written and we can say 100% this recipe works if followed as written and resulted in rice pudding that was thick and creamy like you see here in the photos. If for some reason your rice pudding is taking more time to evaporate than the direction indicates, simply let the rice pudding evaporate for a bit more time. Also note that as the rice pudding cools it thickens up quite a bit as well, so don't overcook it! 
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Greek Veggie Bowls

Greek Veggie Bowls [Paleo and Vegan] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Greek Veggie Bowls with Greek Cauliflower Rice are a weeknight favorite of ours! Packed with veggies, fresh herbs, hummus, and so much flavor, these easy-to-prepare gluten-free bowls are a fabulous dinner or lunch, and perfect for meal prep!

Greek Veggie Bowl

I am loving all things Mediterranean, Greek, and Middle Eastern lately. If you tried my Mediterranean Fritters or Bowls, you know just where I’m coming from. The flavors are just so delightful, healthy, and fresh!  These Greek Veggie Bowls are simple and perfect for meal prepping or a quick meal any night of the week!

Greek Veggie Bowl

All those fresh herbs going into that cauli rice!

Greek Veggie Bowl

These bowls are loaded with:

Roasted or Grilled Veggies

Fresh herbs

Greek Cauliflower Rice

Hummus to top

Greek Veggie Bowl

Roasted veggie time!

Greek Veggie Bowl

Greek Veggie Bowl

Greek Veggie Bowls

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:45 Total Time 0:50 Serves 4

Ingredients

    Grilled Or Roasted Veggies

    Cauliflower Rice: (See notes for regular rice)

    Everything Else

    • Hummus, for topping (homemade or store-bought)
    • Optional: crumbled feta cheese

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread veggies across it in one single layer. Toss with extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. Bake for 45-5o minutes, or until veggies are soft and start to blister.
    3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in onion, garlic, and herbs and cook until the onion turns translucent. Add in cauliflower rice and lemon and cook for 5 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
    4. Assemble the bowl! Place roasted veggies and cauliflower rice in serving bowls of choice. Top with hummus, feta cheese (if using), and serve right away or store in an airtight container for later.

     

    Recipe Notes

    • *To make this dish with regular rice, follow the directions on your basmati rice package, and add fresh herbs, garlic, and onion to the water while cooking your rice!
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    Superfood Summer Fruit Smoothie

    This Superfood Summer Smoothie is loaded with Summer fruits and packed with tons of antioxidants! It is dairy-free, vegan, and the perfect start to any morning!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    I used to really be into smoothies, and then I hit a wall and decided they weren’t as exciting to me as a breakfast option like eggs or a hearty meal. Lately, especially after a long weekend away, I am back on my smoothie game and this Superfood Summer Smoothie hits the spot! It is creamy, fruity, and packed with nutrients to fuel your body for success!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This smoothie makes for the perfect breakfast, snack, or even for a night time treat/dessert!

    Superfood Summer Smoothie (dairy-free & vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Super Food Summer Smoothie

    Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:05 Serves 2

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 frozen banana
    • 1 Kiwi, skin peeled
    • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple 
    • 1/2 cup frozen strawberry
    • 1/4 cup frozen Peaches
    • 1/2 cup frozen Raspberry
    • 1 teaspoons grated ginger, more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
    • 2 cups cashew milk, or nut-milk of choice, add more based on desired consistency
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, more for garnish
    • Optional: 1/4 cup cauliflower, frozen
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon bee pollen, either blended in or used as a garnish
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon ground flaxseeds
    • Optional: 1 scoop protein powder of choice

    Directions

    1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. If too thick, add more liquid and blend longer. Serve right away!

    Recipe Notes

    If you want to add more veggies into your diet the cauliflower is a great way to do so! It will also help make this smoothie extra creamy.

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    Check out these 5 smoothies from my blogging girlfriends!

    Healthy Summer Smoothies (dairy-free, vegan) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Lee made you a Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie

    Smoothies are the perfect on-the-go healthy breakfast or delicious snack. Add this Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie to your rotation this summer, it won’t disappoint!

    Lindsay made you a Creamy Coconut Spirulina Superfood Smoothie

    This Creamy Spirulina Superfood smoothie recipe is an easy way to boost Energy and Protein intake with real food. No protein powder needed. Just coconut milk, spirulina, fruit, avocado, ginger root, and extra antioxidant rich spices! Paleo and Vegan friendly.

    Brittany made you a Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

    Combine frozen blueberries with peanut butter and banana for a protein-packed peanut butter and jelly smoothie that tastes just like your favorite sandwich from childhood!

    Gina made you a Guava Pineapple Smoothie

    This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.

    Taylor made you a Banana, Mango + Watermelon Smoothie

    This healthy 4 ingredient mango avocado smoothie with watermelon and banana is an easy, vegan, paleo and whole30 compliant summer breakfast or snack that is ready in 5 minutes!

    Build the PERFECT Smoothie:

    Build the Ultimate Smoothie - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte: Iced or Hot

    My new favorite drink is here! A Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte, made iced for the Spring/Summer or hot for the Fall/Winter! It is flavorful, sweetened just right, refreshing, nutrient dense, and made totally dairy-free!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    I am so excited to partner with my friends at Nuts.com to bring you today’s recipe. I love their matcha tea powder. It’s so fresh and vibrant! Today I’m showing you how to make a mean iced matcha latte, a hot matcha latte, AND matcha iced cubes!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Confession: I’ve never been a huge matcha person until recently, and I am now fully currently obsessed! I cut out coffee and added matcha into my life and I am loving it. It’s packed with antioxidants, boosts memory, has detoxifying properties, and so much more. Now that it’s warming up here in Boston, the iced matcha latte has been on repeat daily.

    Let’s talk… HOT LATTE:

    The hot variation is made on the stove top and topped with steamed nut milk. I used cashew milk but any will do! LOOK at that delicious vanilla bean. Another Nuts.com win!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Creamy, delicious, and just the right amount of sweet! It makes for a perfect coffee alternative.

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Let’s talk… ICED Latte:

    The iced variation is made slightly different, by blending the ingredients together! It’s my new obsession. Especially with the matcha iced cubes!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Creamy, delicious, vanilla bean matcha latte!

    Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

    Matcha Tea Latte: Iced or Hot

    Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:05 Serves 2

    Ingredients

      Hot Latte

      • Makes Two 8-ounce mugs
      • 1 tablespoon hot water
      • 2 teaspoons matcha powder, sifted
      • 1/2 cup hot water
      • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or nut milk of choice, warmed
      • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 Vanilla bean, seeds scraped
      • 1/8 Cinnamon, more for garnish
      • Optional: 1 scoop Collagen Protein or protein powder of choice

      Iced Latte

      • Makes: Two 12-ounce cups
      • 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, sifted
      • 1 tablespoon of boiling water
      • 2 cups almond milk
      • Ice
      • Optional - honey or liquid sweetener
      • 1/2 Vanilla bean, seeds scraped
      • Optional: 1 scoop Collagen Protein or protein powder of choice
      • Optional: top with frothed milk

      Matcha Iced Cubes

      • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
      • 1 tablespoon hot water
      • 1 cup water

      Directions

      1. For the hot latte: Place the matcha powder in your mug or a small bowl. Pour in the hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour the coconut milk, water, sweetener, and spices into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until warm, make sure not to bring the milk to a boil. Pour the matcha paste into the saucepan and whisk. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired. Optional: top with steamed milk.
      2. For the iced latte: Place the matcha powder in a small bowl. Pour in one tablespoon of hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour green matcha paste along with the rest of the ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until well combined.
      3. Matcha Ice Cubes: Place the matcha powder in a small bowl. Pour in one tablespoon of hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour green matcha paste along with the remaining water into a blender. Blend on high until well combined. Pour into ice cube molds and freeze for 6 hours.
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