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Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice

Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice

Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice

By combining kale, cucumber, apple and mint leaves, you’ll have made yourself this crisp, clean and refreshing green juice! The main flavors are the apple and the mint. This is a very subtle and easy-to-drink green juice that will provide you with good amounts of 4 different vitamins and 13 different minerals!

Serves one
Makes 1.5 cups

Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of kale (about 4 leaves)
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1/4 cup of mint leaves

Start by washing your kale leaves, cucumber, apple and mint leaves.

Ingredients for Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice

Ingredients for Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice

I then ripped my kale from the actual stem, which I do not juice. I cut the cucumber and apple into smaller chunks that I knew my juicer would be able to more easily process.

I started juicing by putting in all my mint leaves followed by some apple and cucumber. I then added in some kale and alternated adding in apple or cucumber so that the kale would be more easily processed by my juicer. I continued this way until I had juiced all of my ingredients. You’ll be left with one and a half cups of this delicious, refreshing, slightly tart green juice.

Enjoy immediately or store up to three days in an air-tight container!

Nutrition Facts

Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

Kale Cucumber Apple Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this kale cucumber apple mint juice will provide you with 206 calories, over 1,000 milligrams of potassium and 7 grams of protein.

This juice gives you good amounts of 4 different vitamins. This includes 12% of your daily vitamin E, 24% of your daily vitamin B-6, over 200% of your daily vitamin C and over 700% of your daily vitamin A.

This kale cucumber apple mint juice also contains 13 different minerals. Some of those include: 18% of your daily folate, 22% of your daily calcium, 25% of your daily copper and 65% of your daily manganese.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Today was a very exciting day because it’s my blog’s anniversary. I’ve officially had this blog for two years. In that time, I’ve gotten over 150,000 views! I’m excited that so many people are viewing my blog, and I hope that everyone is enjoying the recipes.

To celebrate, I have a new recipe for a gluten-free, vegan pumpkin cake with maple cream cheese frosting. This cake is delicious, moist and fluffy with a sweet frosting. The cake has a great texture and is a hearty fall dessert.

Makes two 8″ cakes
Serves about 12

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients for Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake

Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need for the cake:

  • 2 cups of Bob’s Mills Gluten-Free Flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of pumpkin
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
Ingredients for Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients for Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Here’s what you’ll need for the frosting:

  • 2 cups of cream cheese (2 containers)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius.

Start by making your cake. Put all of your dry ingredients into one bowl and all of your wet ingredients into another bowl. Then add your wet mixture to your dry mixture. Mix thoroughly.

Spray your cake pans and then pour your cake batter into two 8″ round pans. Place in the oven to bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Slice of the Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Slice of the Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

You can make your frosting while your cakes are baking or while your cakes are cooling. I cleaned up while my cake was baking and then made mine while the cakes were cooling.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine your two containers of vegan cream cheese, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly until your desired consistency is reached. I used Tofutti cream cheese. I like the taste of it and it gives a nice smooth texture for the frosting.

When the cakes are cool, you can ice them with your maple cream cheese frosting. I dusted my cake with cinnamon after I was done frosting the cakes.

After that, you are all done and ready to enjoy your vegan, gluten-free pumpkin cake with maple cream cheese frosting!

Nutrition Facts

Pumpkin Cake Nutrition Facts

Pumpkin Cake Nutrition Facts

Pumpkin Cake Nutrition Facts 2

Pumpkin Cake Nutrition Facts 2

The nutrition facts are based on 12 equal slices of cake. One slice of cake has 249 calories and 12 grams of fat. It also has 77 milligrams of potassium and 3 grams of protein. One slice of cake will provide you with 32 grams of total carbohydrates, two grams being dietary fiber and 13 grams being sugar.

This cake also contains several vitamins and minerals. In terms of vitamins, you’ll be receiving 12% of your daily vitamin E and 48% of your daily vitamin A. In terms of minerals, you’ll be receiving 3% of your daily iron, 7% of your daily calcium and 27% of your daily manganese.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice

Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice

This complex green juice is by far my favorite I’ve made yet! This juice is created by combining apple, beet, romaine lettuce, spinach and ginger root. This mild tasting green juice is incredibly delicious and very drinkable.

This apple beet romaine spinach ginger juice is also very nutritious. It contains high amounts of vitamins A and C as well as many minerals including iron, manganese and folate.

Serves one
Makes 1 cup

Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One apple
  • One beet
  • Half of a head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1/2″ piece of ginger root
Ingredients for Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice

Ingredients for Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice

Start by thoroughly washing your apple, beet, romaine lettuce and spinach. Make sure to clean your beet very well by gently scrubbing it so as to ensure you remove all the dirt. After you have washed your apple, beet, romaine lettuce and spinach, cut your apple and beet into smaller pieces so your juicer will be able to easily process it. I ripped my romaine leaves in half so that it would be easier to process as well.

Now that all of your prep work is done, you are ready to start juicing. I put the ginger root in first. I then alternated putting in the romaine lettuce followed by the beet and then the spinach followed by the apple. I continued this way until I had finished juicing everything.

Once everything has been processed in your juicer, you will be left with a cup of this delicious and nutritious apple beet romaine spinach ginger juice! Enjoy immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice Nutrition Facts 2

Apple Beet Romaine Spinach Ginger Juice Nutrition Facts 2

One cup of this apple beet romaine spinach ginger juice will give you 164 calories. It will also provide you with 800 milligrams of potassium and 4 grams of protein.

This juice contains 6% of your daily vitamin E, 8% of your daily vitamin B-6, over 100% of your daily vitamin C, and over 200% of your daily vitamin A.

This apple beet romaine spinach ginger juice is also full of minerals. Some of those include 11% of your daily calcium, 16% of your daily magnesium, 32% of your daily iron, 40% of your daily manganese, and 51% of your daily folate.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Apple Beet Carrot Juice

Juicing the apple, beet and carrots

Juicing the apple, beet and carrots

Today’s recipe is for another beet juice. I originally made a apple beet lemon juice, which was delicious. This juice though is a little different.

It is rooty and earthy, yet the juice is still quite sweet tasting from both the apple and carrot. The first thing you will taste in this apple beet carrot juice is the beet and then the apple followed by the carrot.

I would highly recommend this juice to anyone who likes carrot apple ginger juice.

Serves one
Makes 1.5 cups

Apple Beet Carrot Juice Recipe

Ingredients for Apple Beet Carrot Juice

Ingredients for Apple Beet Carrot Juice

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 large beet (or two smaller beets)
  • 6 carrots

Start by thoroughly washing your apple, beet and carrots. Make sure to clean your beet really well so that you don’t have any dirt left on it. I gently scrubbed my beet to get all of the dirt off. Once everything has been washed and dried, cut your apple, beet and carrots into smaller pieces that your juicer will be able to easily process.

Now you are ready to juice. I started by putting in a slice of the beet followed by a piece of apple to help get the beets through my juicer. Once I had juiced all the beets, I continued with the leftover apple and carrots. Continue until all of your beets, apple and carrots have been processed.

You will be left with a delicious, earthy, sweet apple beet carrot juice to enjoy! Drink immediately or store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Carrot Juice Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Carrot Juice Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Carrot Juice Nutrition Facts 2

Apple Beet Carrot Juice Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this apple beet carrot juice will provide you with 239 calories. It will also give you over 1,300 milligrams of potassium and 4 grams of protein.

In terms of vitamins, you’ll be receiving high amounts of four different vitamins. This includes 10% of your daily vitamin E, 26% of your daily vitamin B-6, 49% of your daily vitamin C and over 700% of your daily vitamin A.

This apple beet carrot juice will also provide you with quite a few minerals. Some of those include 10% of your daily iron, 12% of your daily calcium, 16% of your daily thiamin and 37% of your daily folate.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice

I really liked the grapefruit mint juice I made a couple months ago. Today, I decided to try making a similar juice, a grapefruit cucumber mint juice.

This new juice is refreshing and delicious. It is less tart than the original grapefruit mint juice I made because of the cucumber, which helps give this grapefruit cucumber mint juice a more subtle flavor.

This low calorie juice is packed with potassium, vitamins and minerals. Additionally, it’s a great juice to start your day or it can be a wonderful afternoon pick me up to give you the energy you need to get through the rest of the day!

Serves one
Makes 2 cups

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients for Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice

Ingredients for Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves

Start by thoroughly washing and drying your grapefruit, cucumber and mint leaves. If your cucumber is not organic, then I highly recommend taking the outer peel off because that is where most of the pesticides or other harmful chemicals would most likely be. For the grapefruit, I cut off the outer rind leaving on as much of the white part on as possible.

Now you are all set to start juicing. I put the mint leaves in my juicer first and followed that with the grapefruit and then the cucumber to make sure all of the mint leaves were processed.

Then simply pour into a glass and enjoy immediately! If you would like to enjoy your grapefruit cucumber mint juice later, store it in an airtight container and it will last up to three days!

Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this grapefruit cucumber mint juice will provide you with 112 calories. It will also give you over 700 milligrams of potassium and 3 grams of protein.

In terms of vitamins, this juice will provide you with good amounts of four different ones. This includes 4% of your daily vitamin E, 11% of your daily vitamin B-6, 25% of your daily vitamin A and over 150% of your daily vitamin C.

This grapefruit cucumber mint juice will also provide you with many minerals. Some of those include, but are not limited to: 5% of your daily iron, 8% of your daily calcium, 10% of your daily copper and 15% of your daily folate.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie

I’ve been enjoying my vanilla almond green protein smoothies, but I decided to try making this recipe a little bit differently today. By substituting peanut butter for almond butter and chocolate protein powder for vanilla protein powder, I, instead, created this chocolate peanut butter green protein smoothie.

This chocolate peanut butter green protein smoothie is creamy and delicious. It is also very filling. I personally tasted the peanut butter the most and then the chocolate protein powder, which made this taste less like a green smoothie and more like a chocolate peanut butter smoothie.

This vegan and gluten-free smoothie keeps sugar and carbs low by using unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened peanut butter and only half of a banana. Additionally, this smoothie provides a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, protein as well as many vitamins and minerals.

Serves 1
Makes 2 cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Start by thoroughly washing and drying your spinach leaves. Then measure out a heaping two cups and put that into your high speed blender or vitamix.

Also add your cup of unsweetened almond milk, one tablespoon of peanut butter, one scoop of chocolate protein powder and half a frozen banana to your blender.

Blend on high for about two minutes, or until desired consistency is desired.

Enjoy immediately!

Note: To freeze bananas, when ripe, I cut them in half and put them in freezer bags. This way they are ready for whenever you want a nice cold green smoothie. If you don’t have any frozen bananas, simply add a handful of ice to your blender to get a nice, cold, refreshing smoothie.

Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this chocolate peanut butter green protein smoothie will give you 260 calories and 18 grams of your total carbohydrates, 4 grams being dietary fiber. You will also receive over 800 milligrams of potassium and 22 grams of protein.

In terms of vitamins, you will get 20% of your daily vitamin B-6, 25% of your daily vitamin D, 35% of your daily vitamin C, 56% of your daily vitamin E and over 120% of your daily vitamin A.

This chocolate peanut butter green protein smoothie will also provide you with a variety of minerals. Some of those include, but are not limited to: 10% of your daily copper, 13% of your daily iron, 31% of your daily folate, and 51% of your daily calcium.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Apple Beet Lemon Juice

I am quite excited because I finally got around to juicing beets for the first time! I have been wanting to juice beets for awhile now.

Apple Beet Lemon Juice

Apple Beet Lemon Juice

Beets, like many other vegetables, are extremely good for you. Specifically, beets are anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, nutrient-rich and can help to increase your blood flow leading to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. One article even suggests beets may even be performance enhancing. Basically, there are many health benefits to beets.

I decided to make an apple beet lemon juice. This seemed like a juice that would taste good and allow me to ease into beet juices. Additionally, it’s a nutritious juice that is full of potassium, vitamins and minerals.

This apple beet lemon juice is incredibly delicious! When you first taste it, you taste the beet. It tastes earthy and rooty and is a flavor hard to relate to anything else. Next you taste the sweetness of the apple, and finally you taste the tart lemon. I really liked the complex flavors and how you taste each of them in this juice.

Serves one
Makes 1.5 cups

Apple Beet Lemon Juice Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 large beet (or two smaller beets)
  • 1/2 lemon
Ingredients for Apple Beet Lemon Juice

Ingredients for Apple Beet Lemon Juice

Start by thoroughly washing your lemon, two apples and a large beet, or two smaller beets. I scrubbed the outside of the beet to ensure that there was no dirt remaining on it. If you are not using an organic beet, then I would recommend peeling the skin off the beet as the skin of the beet would be where any harmful pesticides would be.

Once all your ingredients have been washed, get to prepping these ingredients for the juicer. Cut your apples into slices. Then slice your lemon in half and remove as much of the outer rind as possible while leaving as much of the white part intact to ensure that your receive the most possible nutrients. Finally, cut your beet into smaller pieces that your juicer will be able to easily process.

I alternated putting a small piece of the beet in the juicer followed by an apple slice. I continued like this until there was no more beet left. I then put in the half of the lemon and finished with the rest of the apple slices until everything had been juiced.

Pour your apple beet lemon juice into a glass and enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container for up to three days!

Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Lemon Juice Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Lemon Juice Nutrition Facts

Apple Beet Lemon Juice Nutrition Facts 2

Apple Beet Lemon Juice Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this apple beet lemon juice will provide you with 209 calories and 55 grams of your total carbohydrates. It will also give you 2 grams of protein and over 600 milligrams of potassium.

In terms of vitamins, you’ll be receiving 5% of your daily vitamin E, 12% of your daily vitamin B-6, and over 100% of your daily vitamin C.

In terms of minerals, this apple beet lemon juice will provide you with a variety. Some of those include, but are not limited to, 8% of your daily iron, 15% of your daily copper, 19% of your daily manganese and 24% of your daily folate.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Grapefruit Mint Juice

Grapefruit Mint Juice

Grapefruit Mint Juice

Grapefruits, especially pink/red, have high amounts of lycopene, antioxidants, as well as many vitamins and minerals. A study done that was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry even shows that grapefruits can be used to control cholestrol.

So today’s recipe is for a delicious grapefruit mint juice. This juice is refreshing, light and tart. It’s a perfect juice to start your day off or a great juice to enjoy mid-morning as a pick-me-up. I’ve been drinking it as a mid-morning snack before I exercise during my lunch break.

Note: There has been research done that has shown that certain medications may react negatively to grapefruit. This article explains more. It might be a good idea to check to see if you’re taking any of these medications and how it may affect you. If you need more information, you should talk to your doctor.

Serves one
Makes 2 cups

Grapefruit Mint Juice Recipe

Ingredients for Grapefruit Mint Juice

Ingredients for Grapefruit Mint Juice

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 grapefruits
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves

Start by thoroughly washing and drying both your grapefruits and your mint leaves. I used ruby red grapefruits for this recipe but you can use any kind of grapefruit.

Then cut the rind off of your grapefruits, but try to leave on as much of the outer white part of the grapefruit as you can. Cut your grapefruit into smaller pieces that your juicer will be able to process.

I then put my mint leaves in my juicer and followed it with the grapefruit. This seemed to be a good way to get all of the mint to be processed and pushed through the juicer.

Also, just a side note, this juice smells amazing when you make it from that mint being juiced!

Once you’ve juiced your mint leaves and your two grapefruits, you will be all set to enjoy your grapefruit mint juice!

Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days!

Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

Grapefruit Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this grapefruit mint juice will provide you with 147 calories and 37 grams of your total carbohydrates. It also gives you over 600 milligrams of potassium and 2 grams of protein.

In terms of vitamins, this grapefruit mint juice contains 6% of your daily vitamin E, 10% of your daily vitamin B-6, 25% of your daily vitamin A, and over 300% of your daily vitamin C.

This juice will also provide you with a variety of minerals. Some of those include 7% of your daily calcium, 10% of your daily copper, 11% of your daily folate and 13% of your daily thiamin.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie

Green Protein Smoothie

Lately I’ve been making myself a protein smoothie with my favorite raw vegan protein powder, Sunwarrior’s classic vanilla protein powder, after doing a hard workout in the morning. My latest smoothie with this protein powder has become one of my favorite smoothies I’ve ever made because it’s a combination of a green smoothie with the protein powder.

Combining banana, almond milk, spinach, almond butter and the protein powder makes this incredible, creamy smoothie. It’s very filling without being too thick of a smoothie and has a great smooth texture.

This vanilla almond green protein smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and potassium. It also will provide you with a variety of minerals and high amounts of vitamin A, B-6, C, D, and E.

Serves 1
Makes 2 cups

Almond Vanilla Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie

Ingredients for Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Thoroughly wash and dry your spinach leaves. Then add this to your vitamix or other high speed blender.

Also, add your cup of unsweetened almond milk, one tablespoon of almond butter, and your frozen banana to your blender.

Note: By using unsweetened almond milk and only half of a banana, you can keep the sugar relatively low in this smoothie. This also helps to keep the total amount of carbohydrates down.

Last, add your scoop of vanilla protein powder to your blender.

Process on high for a minute or two, or until your smoothie is well mixed.

Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

This almond vanilla green protein smoothie will provide you with 250 calories, over 950 milligrams of potassium and 20 grams of protein. It will also give you 19 grams of your total carbohydrates, 5 grams being dietary fiber and 7 grams being sugar.

In terms of vitamins, you’ll be receiving 20% of your daily vitamin B-6, 25% of your daily vitamin D, 35% of your daily vitamin C, 56% of your daily vitamin E and over 120% of your daily vitamin A.

One serving of this smoothie will also give you a variety of minerals. Some of those include: 9% of your daily riboflavin, 14% of your daily iron, 31% of your daily folate and 55% of your daily calcium.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

Slice of Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

Slice of Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

A couple years ago, I was dating a young man whose mom had a gluten allergy. I really wanted to make something to bring when I met her, but this was my first encounter with gluten free baking. I decided upon a flourless chocolate cake because you can make it with black beans or chickpeas to make it gluten-free. It turned out delicious! No one even knew there were beans in the cake because you couldn’t taste it.

Fast forward to earlier today, I really wanted to make this cake again for Valentine’s Day, but I also wanted to make it vegan. By substituting silken tofu for eggs, I was able to make this delicious flourless chocolate cake not only gluten-free but also vegan.

This vegan, gluten-free flourless chocolate cake is so moist and has such a great smooth texture. It’s also quite rich in flavor. The flavor from the chickpeas and the tofu is very subtle, which allows the flavor of the chocolate to really come through.

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

Additionally, one slice of this vegan, gluten-free flourless chocolate cake provides you with 2.9 grams of protein and 3.8 grams of dietary fiber as well as some potassium and other vitamins and minerals, which is pretty good for a dessert since that’s not where you’re looking to get your vitamins and minerals anyway!

Makes one 8″ cake
Serves about 12

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Chill time: At least 1 hour

Vegan, Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

To make this you’ll need:

  • Food processor OR Vitamix (I used a Vitamix)
  • Double boiler
  • 8″ baking pan
Ingredients for Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

Here’s are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 can of chickpeas or 2 cups cooked
  • 1 cup of silken tofu
  • 3/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celcius.

Then you’ll need to get out your Vitamix or food processor to make this recipe.

What will need to go into your Vitamix or food processor first are the garbanzo beans, silken tofu, and the vanilla extract.

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Before Being Baked

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Before Being Baked

If using canned garbanzo beans, make sure you rinse and drain them very well before adding in. If not, you will need two cups of cooked garbanzo beans. For the silken tofu, you’ll be putting one cup, about half of the package, into your Vitamix or food processor. Add in your one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and then process this for a minute or two.

Next add in your 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and your 3/4 cup of light brown sugar. You can also use white sugar, but I prefer brown sugar personally. Process this for another minute or two.

Now you’ll need to make a double boiler to melt your chocolate. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can easily make one by taking a pot and filling it up with water about 1/4 of the way. Then set a mixing bowl on top of the pot. You’ll want to bring the water to a boil and then add your chocolate chips to the mixing bowl on top. Stir your chocolate while it melts until it is all melted and has a nice, smooth consistency.

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake After Being Baked

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake After Being Baked

Then add your melted chocolate to your Vitamix or food processor. Process on high for another couple minutes, until you have achieved a smooth, consistent texture.

Next pour your vegan, gluten-free flourless chocolate cake batter into your prepared baking pan. I used a 8″ heart tin, which I thought was appropriate for Valentine’s Day!

Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for about 20 minutes.

Place your flourless chocolate cake in the fridge to cool for at least an hour before serving. The longer you allow your cake to chill, the more it will “set” and become a dense flourless chocolate cake. When ready to serve, dust your flourless chocolate cake with either confectioner’s sugar or cocoa.

Enjoy your vegan, gluten-free flourless chocolate cake!

Nutrition Facts

I am basing the nutritional facts on 12 equal slices of this vegan and gluten-free flourless chocolate cake. This is the way I ended up cutting this cake, and these seemed like well-portioned slices.

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Nutrition Facts

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Nutrition Facts

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Nutrition Facts 2

Vegan Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Nutrition Facts 2

One slice of this cake will give you 233 calories and 10 grams of fat. It will also give you 134 milligrams of your daily potassium and almost 3 grams of protein.

This vegan, gluten-free flourless chocolate cake will also give you 39 grams of your total carbohydrates, almost 4 grams being dietary fiber.

In terms of vitamins, you’ll be receiving 2% of your daily vitamin C and 9% of your daily vitamin B-6.

In terms of minerals, you’ll be receiving 5% of your phosphorous, 6% of your copper, 6% of your folate and 13% of your daily manganese.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

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