Vegan Egg Nog… Happy Holidays!

This is a great recipe to substitute the traditional egg nog. I served it during this Holidays and I must tell you everybody loved it! Including my parents and their friends, who are not vegan, picky in their drinks and have high standards, so good! You can vary the proportions to match your taste, add more or less milk to make it as heavy and dense as you like, play with the banana/avocado ratio to vary the taste. You can even make it all raw using raw coconut and almond milk, all good healthy fats, ninja!

2 ripe avocados
1 banana
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 cups almond milk
Agave nectar to taste
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Optional 4 oz. rum – for this I like to use Appleton Estate or Captain Morgan, but choose your favorite! Malibu goes really good specially using coconut milk, you can also use vodka or skip the alcohol entirely!

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Blueberrie-Avocado smoothie..

Back in Ensenada for a little bit and we’re already making the most of it!!

For the past couple of months riding through Baja we really missed having access to fresh, organic fruits and veggies, remember the Mulegé smoothie? that was definitely an exception=]

So now, time to blend some stuff!! Just finished running 5 miles, taking it easy getting back and I’m feeling hungry. Also I’ve been writing a lot about running and eating and how nutrition can help you perform better on the road. The last article written was about pre- and post-workout food. Here’s a smoothie that by slightly changing a couple of ingredients can be adapted for before or after running or training..

Blueberrie-Avocado smoothie:

1/2 avocado
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 tsp. maca root
4 dates pitted
2 cups of cold brew yerba mate

With 417 calories, boosting with lots of Vitamin B6, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and E, plus maca root for endurance and yerba mate for stamina and energy, this is a great pre-workout option. The avocado is filled with good healthy fats that will give you long term energy and both the avocado and the blueberries are natural effective antioxidants that protect the body from the damages caused by free radicals.

Banana-Blueberrie smoothie:

1 banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 peeled orange
1 cup coconut water
1 teaspoon spirulina

300 calories, filled with vitamin C, B6, manganese, magnesium, copper and potassium, great after-workout hydrating and refreshing smoothie. With spirulina to add protein, antioxidants and minerals to help the recovery process of the body. And you can do what we’re doing right now, after working out we drank this smoothie and that will gives us time before feeling hungry to make a healthy lunch, today’s menu: spicy beans!!