As a vegetarian, Liz’s blog is a constant source of inspiration.  She makes good-for-you vegetarian food that not only tastes delicious but is also easy to make.  She takes the guesswork out of vegetarian dishes even carnivores will enjoy!

Before I tell you all about her new cookbook, let’s take a BIG step back.  Like seven years big.  That’s how long I’ve ‘known’ Liz!  We met through our blogs and have stayed connected ever since.  Personally, I was drawn to her truly down to earth approach to healthy living and life in general.  Like her food, she makes it all look easy.  I still smile every time I read about Liz’s fun adventures!

Ok, so now about her cookbook, The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook.  If you classify yourself as a vegetarian or are trying to incorporate more meat-free dishes into your life, this is the cookbook for you.  Liz is a certified health coach who’s created step-by-step recipes that anyone can make.  No matter what kinds of foods you naturally gravitate towards, you’ll find something to devour.  Between the pages of this book, you’ll find everything from a spicy peanut sauce to spicy enchilada soup to eggplant ricotta roll ups to chocolate chip chickpea cookies.

he Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook - Coconut-Mango Smoothie

Mouth watering yet?

Hold your taste buds for 10 more seconds.

Liz graciously agreed to let me share a recipe from The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook with all of you.  After considering multiple options, I decided to make her Coconut-Mango Smoothie.  I know, right?  Every sip took me straight to a little cabana on the beach.  This smoothie is creamy, tropical, and filling.  You better believe I’ll be making this weekly once Spring decides to show up!

The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook - Coconut-Mango Smoothie

Enough from me.  Here’s the recipe so you can enjoy alongside me!

Coconut-Mango Smoothie
Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes

1 cup ice cubes
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

  1. Blend the ice, mango, pineapple, and coconut milk or almond milk in a blender until smooth.
  2. Divide between two glasses and sprinkle with the coconut flakes and chia seeds (if using).

Yes!  It’s that easy.

If you need a little vegetarian inspiration in the kitchen and are looking for a cookbook to introduce you to new recipes that are good for you, this is the one!  I mean, did you read what I wrote – CHOCOLATE CHIP CHICKPEA COOKIES.  Cookies made from beans that can probably be eaten for breakfast!  Wins all around!

Your turn – what’s your favorite cookbook?

P.S. Visit my Instagram page for a chance to win your very own copy of The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook!

By Parita

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