dessert

Fruit Topped Chia Seed Pudding

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Shakeology nixes a lot of my sweets cravings, but this refreshing “dessert” is actually packed with health benefits. Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, protein, omega 3’s, dietary fiber and vitamins and minerals. This means they help with keeping skin looking young, aid in digestive health, promote heart health, boost your metabolism, and promote muscle building and weight loss.

It makes a great “treat” for breakfast, snack or dessert, and fits into the 21 Day Fix meal plan. How cute are these footed dessert dishes?

Chia Seed Pudding 21 Day Fix - TheSubtleStatement.com

21 Day Fix Approved Chia Seed Pudding

4 oz Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

2 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1 Tbsp Rolled Oats

1 Drop Vanilla Creme Stevia (optional)

Mango, Strawberries, Blueberries (or fruit of choice)

Add chia seeds, oats, almond milk, and stevia (optional) to bowl. Mix well. Let sit overnight (for best consistency.) Add fresh or frozen fruit of choice. Enjoy!

1 Orange | 1 Yellow | 1 Purple (depending on the amount of fruit added)

Vegan & Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

After acquiring a bunch of fresh veggies from my dad’s garden. I thought zucchini bread would be the perfect Summer treat. I found this seriously yummy recipe, and added diary free chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. It turned out so good, my fiancé could not believe it was actually vegan, and gluten free.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Deep Dish Cookie Pie

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Deep Dish Cookie Pie | TheSubtleStatement.com | vegan | gluten free | low calorie

Ending Valentine’s Day with a decadent dessert is essential, but one ranked healthy, vegan, gluten free and under 200 calories? Um, jackpot. You’ll never guess the main ingredients of these sugar-free, yet absolutely rich piece of goodness. I changed up this yummy recipe, with an indulgent twist. Melt the chocolate chips before adding for a delectable chocolate treat.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Deep Dish Cookie Pie | TheSubtleStatement.com | vegan | gluten free | low calorie

Add a scoop of ice cream to complete (Luna & Larry’s dairy free is tdf)! Champagne optional 🙂

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Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Protein Oats | TheSubtleStatement.com | Vegan - Gluten free

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts. I usually make a vegan, gf version for Thanksgiving, but in the meantime I’m swapping my usual ingredients for the Fall flavor. I decided to add it to one of my fave breakfasts on-the-go and the results… ah-may-zing. A quick breakfast after your workout that tastes just like pumpkin pie? Um yes please.

Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oats | TheSubtleStatement.com | #vegan #glutenfree Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Stevia (optional)

Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oats | TheSubtleStatement.com | #vegan #glutenfree

After adding all dry ingredients, seal with lid and shake well.

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Protein Oats | TheSubtleStatement.com | Vegan - Gluten free

Next add almond milk, pumpkin puree and almond butter. Stir well, seal and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy for a protein packed breakfast that tastes just like dessert!

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Protein Oats | TheSubtleStatement.com | Vegan - Gluten free

NYC Fave Vegan & Gluten Free Spots

One major benefit of traveling to NYC and LA is the abundance of veg and gluten free options and restaurants. I always take advantage of my fave spots and this time added some new ones to the list!

I stopped into Peacefood Cafe one morning for a Pumpkin Spice Latte and delicious GF Pumpkin Loaf. The tofu scramble is yummy, also!

Dinner at Cafe Blossom in the West Village was amazing. We shared a variety of dishes to try a little bit of everything, and it was all delicious! We tasted the Chickpea Fritters, Caesar Salad, Sunflower Burger, Berry BBQ Tempeh, Quinoa Spaghetti (which was tdf!).

I ventured to Pure Food & Wine for a prix fixe brunch, where I ordered the Caesar Salad, Tortilla Wraps and Raw Lemon Bar. The salad was great, and the lemon bar had the perfect subtle taste.

Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co is the ultimate guilt-free treat. The Banana soft serve is so delicious! Topped with fresh fruit, coconut, carob chips and a gluten free waffle, it was perfection. 😉

Fresh & Co was conveniently located across from my hotel. Hot quinoa bowls and create your own salads, make for the perfect quick dinner! I tried the warm Kimchee Quinoa Stir-fry Bowl, it was yummy.

Le Pain Quotidien is one of my favorites! I adore their Quinoa Taboule Salad, but this time I opted for the Turmeric Chai Latte and Kale Caesar Salad. It was a nice change for the new season.

When craving a quick slice, Cafe Viva, offers both vegan and gluten free pizza, although Pala takes the spot as my fave.

For quick lunch takeout that’s totally green and healthy, Green Symphony has an abundance of options. I opted for the kale salad.

While in the West Village, we had dinner at S’Nice. I ordered the quinoa salad, it was full of flavor.

If you crave froyo, Tutti Frutti offers a variety of soy frozen yogurt and fresh fruit and carob toppings and it’s delicious!

A few others that I usually visit while in the city…

Babycakes NYC is the ultimate vegan, gluten free bakery. Everything is scrumptious from their doughnuts, to cupcakes, to cinnamon toasties. My birthday cake is even shipped from there every year.

Terri NYC is great for wraps, salads, fresh juices or a quick snack. Their smoothies are really yummy too, and are open early for breakfast.

Burrito Box is the ultimate Mexican fix. Their vegan options go above and beyond, and never disappoint. Great for delivery or takeout.

Blossom Du Jour is great for a quick lunch and fresh pressed juices on hand.

Two Boots is perfect when craving a big NY slice of pizza, and is conveniently located around the city.

Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops

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Strawberry Shortcake Push Pops are a simple dessert to throw together and the accessible containers are great for any picnic or BBQ.

IMG_3879 What you need:

  • 1 – 16.25 ounce box white cake mix (as well as  ingredients to bake)
  • 1 – 8 ounce container COOL WHIP whipped topping
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries – sliced

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini whoopie pie pans with non-stick cooking spray.   Mix cake batter according to directions, and fill pie pans 1/2 full with batter. Bake 10 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.

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Place a mini shortcake in each push pop container.

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Using a pastry bag, pipe cool whip on top of each mini shortcake.

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Layer with sliced strawberries.

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Layer another mini shortcake on top of strawberry slices.

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Pipe another layer of cool whip, and top with strawberry slices. Seal with lid and refrigerate to stay fresh!

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Cake Batter Cookies

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Sometimes I just get into total baking mode. Particularly, when I’m perusing Pinterest and come across a fun recipe. This one happened to look cute, smell yummy and be super simple. A great recipe when you need a dessert in a pinch! Granted I don’t actually try any of the non-vegan recipes I bake.. I promise they get good reviews! I can’t wait to try a festive red, white & blue version for the 4th of July!

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Ingredients

  • 18.25 oz Box of French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 t Vanilla Extract
  • 1 C Sprinkles

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Preheat oven to 350°. Mix together cake mix and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

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Mix together eggs, oil and vanilla in a small mixing bowl.

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Pour egg mixture into cake mixture and mix well.

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Add sprinkles and incorporate well.
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Use cookie/ice cream scooper to scoop out dough and place on baking sheet.
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Bake 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, cookies will be very soft when they come out!

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Enjoy!

Camo Cupcakes

Camo Cupcakes

While baking, I’m usually as girlie chic as it goes. But when it came to baking something for my best friend’s husband’s birthday party, I had to think outside “jewelry” box. I found this fun camo cupcake recipe from Crafty Mama, and decided would be perfect!

Camo Cupcakes

Separate one white cake mix into four different bowls, and color accordingly. I use gel food coloring for all my baking needs. It works much better than the liquid form for cakes, cookies, and icings.

Camo Cupcakes

Fill pastry bags, or ziplock bags (which I used because it was much less messy, while using multiple colors) with each of the colored cake mixes.

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Pipe a dollop of each color into two cupcake pans evenly. Bake according to recipe instructions.

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Camo Cupcakes

Instead of making one large cake, I liked the idea of simply making a “24” shape out of the decorative cupcakes.

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Instead of going full-out camo, I opted for a Creamy Chocolate Icing to frost the cupcakes.

**To veganize this recipe, start with a making a batch of vegan cupcakes and substituting all natural food coloring.

1 Year Celebration

IMG_0673 I can’t believe it has already been one year since I’ve started my blog. Thank you for continuing to keep up with my current obsessions! 
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In honor of The Subtle Statement’s first birthday, I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Frosting from Purely Twins. The recipes are both vegan and gluten-free, and savory sweet combination has a yummy taste!

Happy Thanksgiving

Festive Sign

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re having a great holiday! I’m sharing some of my favorite DIY ideas to make the most of your holiday decor.

xo Brittany

Bow Adorned Silverware

Gold Pumpkin Place Setting

Pinecone Place Setting

White Pumpkin Wreath

Rustic Pumpkin Centerpiece

A Unique Fall Centerpiece

Festive BuffetWhat a difference cake stands can make!

Pumpkin Buffet

Apple Cider Bar

Apple Cider Bar