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Day 2: 22 Days of Vegan Meals

Welcome to Day 2 of the 22 Days Challenge!

If you are new to the Challenge, be sure to read up on everything we’re doing. Every day, we’ll be sharing a meal plan along with recipes so it will be easy for you to challenge yourself to a plant-based lifestyle for 22 Days. Without further ado, below are the meals for Day 2. Enjoy!

Day 2: 22 Days of Vegan Meals

Meal plan and recipes by Gena Hamshaw, certified clinical nutritionist and author of Choosing Raw

Breakfast

Smoothie with 1 cup almond milk, 1 large frozen banana, 1-2 tablespoons almond butter, 1 serving of 22 Days protein powder, and a heaping cup of leafy greens (spinach, chard, kale, etc.)

Lunch

1 brown rice tortilla (Food For Life brand) or two gluten free corn tortillas with 1/4 cup hemp hummus, fresh or roasted red bell pepper, sliced cucumbers, and a handful of greens. Serve with steamed vegetables as desired, or a small side salad.

Afternoon snack

22 Days snack bar

Dinner

Zucchini Pasta Zucchini Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Potato, Basil, and Hemp “Parmesan” (serves 2) Ingredients: 2 large zucchini 1 red bell pepper, diced 15 cherry tomatoes, quartered 8 large basil leaves, chiffonaded 2 small sweet potato, baked and then cut into cubes 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 small avocado, cubed 4 tbsp hemp parmesan (recipe below) Method: 1. Use a spiralizer or a julienne peeler to cut zucchini into long ribbons (resembling noodles). 2. Toss zucchini with all remaining ingredients, and serve. Hemp Parmesan (makes 1/2 - 2/3 cup) Ingredients: 6 tbsp hemp seeds 6 tbsp nutritional yeast Dash sea salt Method: Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse to break down and combine. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Dessert

Banana soft serve (makes 2 servings) Ingredients 2 large bananas, peeled and chopped into chunks, then frozen 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Method Place bananas in a food processor and turn the motor on. Let the processor run until the bananas have gotten increasingly light, fluffy, and smooth. They’ll resemble a creamy bowl of soft serve ice cream! You may need to stop a few times to scrape the bowl down. Be patient, and let the processor do its job — at first it’ll seem as though the soft serve isn’t coming together, but it will. Serve with any toppings you like: cacao nibs, dark chocolate, peanut butter, chopped nuts or seeds — the works!
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