Fragrant Vanilla Cake Review and Recipe
I have been a huge fan of Amy Lyons ever since discovering her blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake, a few years ago. You see, Amy has a serious passion for creating raw vegan desserts and so naturally I feel like she's my long lost sister. Her desserts are absolutely beautiful and she has a knack for conjuring up countless recipe ideas which she then shares with all of us.
Amy recently sent me a copy of her new book, Fragrant Vanilla Cake Sweet and Savoury and I was thrilled to browse through it as soon as it arrived. Its a great mix of everything from appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, and of course desserts. All raw, all vegan, all beautiful.
Amy was kind enough to let me share one of the recipes from the book with you here. I loved these crunchy, slightly sweet kale chips!
Berries and Cream Kale Chips
2 1/2 cups raw finely shredded dried coconut
1 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar or raw agave nectar
2 cups fresh organic berries, mixed strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
1 large bunch kale, washed and torn into bite sized pieces
2 cup mixed fresh organic berries (strawberries (sliced), blueberries, and raspberries)
I loved the kale chips and have also tried 2 smoothie recipes so far:
The Energizing Green Tea Almond Smoothie - this one was delicious and full of maca and matcha powder which I love, though I did use less matcha because it can be so strong.
The Blueberry Maca Hemp Milk was really tasty! I froze some of it into ice cubes to use in my morning smoothies and it was a great addition to them.