Vegan Recipe: How to Make Almond Milk (Mylk) | Hollan Hawaii

Vegan Recipe: How to Make Almond Milk (Mylk) | Hollan Hawaii

Vegan Recipe: How to Make Almond Milk (Mylk) | Hollan Hawaii

Vegan chef Hollan Hawaii walks you through milk that is vegan from the source of delicious almonds!

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Vegan Recipes: Kale Macadamia Nut Papaya Salad | Hollan Hawaii

Vegan Recipes: Kale Macadamia Nut Papaya Salad | Hollan Hawaii

Vegan Recipes: Kale Macadamia Nut Papaya Salad | Hollan Hawaii

Kale Mac Nut Papaya Salad with a delicious dressing you can make in less than a minute including the flavor of Tamari!

This quick video doesn’t have any words you just gotta watch for 30 seconds! Ingredients:
Hawaiian macadamia nuts
Maple Syrup
Rice wine vinegar
Sesame oil

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Vegan Recipes: Cookie Dough (Gluten-Free)

Vegan Recipes: Cookie Dough (Gluten-Free)

Vegan Recipes: Cookie Dough (Gluten-Free) from Hollan Hawaii!

From the YouTube channel of Chef Hollan Hamid comes this delicious vegan recipe for cookie dough!

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Aloha today we are gonna be making my
cheap cookie dough this is actually a
cookie dough that I eat when I’m on
cleanses or trying to be very helpful
about my eating we’re gonna start with
1/2 a cup of peanut butter I always
choose organic peanut butter and you can
replace it with any nut butter you like
I’m gonna go ahead and mix that into my
bowl this is gonna be our base which is
the fat for our cookie for my flour
substitute I actually am gonna use
almond meal or almond flour you can buy
this at any health food store this is
organic as well I’m gonna add that into
the bowl and I’m just gonna lightly
start stirring these together to get the
flour incorporated in with the peanut
butter and then we’re slowly gonna add
maple syrup I have more than one here
because it depends on how sweet you like
it right here is 1/3 of a cup so I’m
gonna go ahead and just pour most of
that in and go ahead and stir in gets a
lot easier once you add the maple syrup
and actually that was good guessing
that’s gonna be sweet enough so we
probably used closer to 1/4 cut and now
I have this beautiful dough that looks
delicious and it smells so yummy and
peanut buttery and I’m gonna add
chocolate chips this is about a half a
cup of chocolate chips I’m gonna mix
those in give it a quick little so at my
house I eat it right out of the fridge
but if you want to serve it or know what
a serving is I use an ice cream scoop
this is a one ounce you can actually
bake these at 350 for 11 minutes if you
prefer your cookie baked.

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Vegan Triple Layer Smoothie with Dragonfruit, Spirulina & Strawberries | Hollan Hawaii

Vegan Triple Layer Smoothie with Dragonfruit, Spirulina & Strawberries | Hollan Hawaii

Vegan Recipes: Triple Layer Smoothie with Dragonfruit, Spirulina & Strawberries | Hollan Hawaii


Here’s a gorgeous recipe for a smoothie that’s delicious and nutritious.


Frozen Bananas
Almond Milk
Frozen Strawberries
Frozen Pitaya (Dragonfruit)
Frozen Spirulina

Great pick-me up!

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Vegan Recipes for 8 Boost Immunity Superfoods: Garlic, Blueberries & More!

Vegan Recipes for 8 Boost Immunity Superfoods: Garlic, Blueberries & More!

Vegan Recipes: Boost Immunity Superfoods
SUPER Immune System boosting foods and recipes to fight off sickness
Fruits and veggies are like a rainbow of vitamins and minerals that are food for your cells. Healthy cells = healthy immune system. Juices, elixirs, and smoothies can deliver a power punch of concentrated vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Start using food as medicine. 

With flu season and the coronavirus upon us,what can we do to internally boost our immune system to protect ourselves from illness? 
Here are 8 super immune-boosting ingredients and a recipe to go with each one.

Food has the ability to turn disease on and off, here are 8 ways to eat your way to staying healthy. 


Raw garlic is magnificent at giving your body’s immune system a helping hand. It has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, helping you ward off illness. It is so good for overall health.

Lemon Garlic Ginger Vinaigrette 

This recipe zings up any SALAD and adds so much flavor.

1/2 cups chopped ginger
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons Grey Poupon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 cups olive oil
3 cups of rice vinegar
1 cup of sugar
Put all ingredients except olive oil in the blender. Blend until mixed and then add olive oil slowly through lid with the blender on low until it emulsifies together. Enjoy on any salad.


The spicy, aromatic ginger root is used to add some kick to drinks, teas, soups, and Asian dishes, and it’s also a real superfood. Ginger reduces inflammation and supports your immune system.

Feel the Burn Ginger Shots 

I love ginger. It has so many health benefits and I always feel better when I drink it. At some point I stopped taking shots at the bar and replaced them with health shots. You can always dilute if you prefer it not as strong as me. I like to feel it burn and work its magic. You will need a juicer for this recipe or you can always blend in a blender with a little water and then strain.

Makes two-2 ounce shots

¼ lb ginger (chunks that will fit in your juicer)

I leave skin on if fresh but peel if rough.

Put pieces into your juicer and make according to your juicers directions.

Take as a shot, I do 2 ounces at a time.

You can dilute with water or lemon juice.


Blueberries contain flavonoids—a type of antioxidant that can help reduce damage to cells and boost your immune system. They are little powerhouses with big flavor.

I Heart Blueberries Smoothie

I really do love blueberries. Whether enjoying them fresh or in this delightful smoothie, they are a norm in my life and self-care. You see, blueberries are full of antioxidants and they give me a burst of energy. Try it for yourself and see. I also drink a lot of smoothies and I love to have ones that are creamy without the bananas. This has become my favorite creamy banana-less smoothie and it’s on the menu at the cafe. We make an acai bowl with the same base!

In Blender:

1 cup frozen blueberries
2 frozen coconut cubes
1 date (not frozen)-
1 cup non-dairy milk
In a Vitamix or blender, add all ingredients and blend for about 45 seconds. Enjoy right away.


Matcha green tea powder boosts the immune system due to it’s high antioxidant content, particularly Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) assists your body’s production of T-Cells which reduce inflammation and fight pathogens.

Love You Matcha Latte
Matcha is amazing! It is green tea but is thicker like coffee. It packs a punch of flavor that will remind you of green tea ice cream from your favorite Japanese restaurant. It is full of antioxidants and all studies point to a long list of benefits. In just one bowl of Matcha there are substantial quantities of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium. I love when something that tastes so yummy supports your body and cells. When you mix it into a latte with hemp milk you are getting a power punch of protein.
Matcha is also a great replacement when you are trying to give up coffee, and just like coffee there are so many varieties of matcha  that you need to try different brands until you find the one that suits your taste buds.
Makes 1- 16 ounce Latte
2 teaspoons matcha powder
¼ cup hot water
2 teaspoons organic sugar or maple syrup
12 ounces hemp milk
As you see in the picture we have some special tools, a Japanese tea bowl and whisk. If you have these tools, add the matcha and sugar to the bowl and add hot water and whisk for 45 seconds. Heat milk in a pan on medium heat and use whisk to create a little foam. Heat until you reach desired temp. Pour hot milk into mug, stir in matcha mixture. If you don’t have bowl and whisk use a cereal bowl and fork. Adjust sugar amount to your liking. During summer/warm months don’t heat milk, and fill your mug with ice, pour in milk, then matcha. Enjoy!


Almonds are high in vitamin E that acts as an antioxidant in your body and helps immune system function.

Nutty Milk

It is so simple to make your own milk. You literally blend water with nuts or seeds and strain. I like adding in a little maple syrup for sweetness.

I use Almond Milk as my main milk. So anything you use milk in, I use almond milk in. I find it versatile and that my body loves it and my recipes come out great. Almonds are naturally alkalizing, so… so is this. You can change the recipe to suit your taste buds; more almonds, more water, but this is how I like it.

I use a nut milk bag to strain it-you can find it for sale at most health food stores. If you can’t-a a paint strainer from a hardware store will work or just use a clean dishtowel to strain it.

Make 2 quarts
5 minutes total time

1 cup of organic raw almonds
7 cups of water
2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

In a Vitamix or blender, mix almonds with water, gradually taking it to high. You want to pulverize those almonds. Next, strain through nut milk bag into a large bowl. Transfer to a pitcher and store in the fridge. Will last 4 days in your fridge.

You can replace any nut or seed for almonds. At the cafe, we make Mac Nut Coconut Milk for all our acai bowls and smoothies. I have tried and love cashews, sesame seeds and coconut, and they all are tasty in there own way. Have fun and find the one that makes your tastebuds happy.
There are many things you can do with the leftover pulp, however, these days I compost it.


Spinach is packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems.

Green Dream Smoothie 

Green Smoothie- Make 2 -12oz Smoothies
Love yourself enough to give yourself greens any time of day. The sweetest way to get your greens.

1 cup organic kale
1 cup organic spinach
1 cup  organic frozen bananas
½ cup Frozen organic mixed berries
1- 1/2 -cup almond milk

Place all ingredients in a blender and slowly bring up to high for about 30 seconds until greens are pulverized.

Enjoy any time of the day


Spirulina contains potent nutrients known as polysaccharides which are widely regarded to be a powerful immune system booster, assisting in the prevention of a wide variety of maladies.

4 Layered Smoothie

1 cup frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen strawberries 
1/2 cup frozen pitaya (dragonfruit)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries 
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon frozen spirulina

In a blender combine 1 cup bananas with 1 cup milk. Blend- Scoop 1/2 cup of the smoothie into your glass.
Add strawberries to the blender with 1/4 cup of milk. Blend – Add 1/3 cup to cup layering on top of base. Add pitatya to blender and 1/4 cup milk. Blend – Add 1/3 cup to cup layering on top of the base.
Add in spirulina and blueberries and top onto the last layer. 
Serve with a straw.

Add these foods into your diet to help support your body’s immune response. 
Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
These SUPERFOODS are preventative medicine. If you cant get them in fresh form, get powders and such here.
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Top 10 Vegan Tips: How to Go & Stay Vegan with Chef Hollan

Top 10 Vegan Tips: How to Go & Stay Vegan with Chef Hollan


Have a WHY 
Why do you want to eat this way and what is it you want to change? This WHY will become your north star and compass. Create a list, have something you can go back to. 

Educate yourself on the meat or dairy industry 
There are so many videos and books on the meat and dairy industry. Check out my Amazon list for books I love. Check out Netflix for inspirational and eye-opening films like, The Game Changers, What the Health, and Forks Over Knives. 

Baby Steps
What is one thing you can change today? Is it order almond milk at your local coffee shop, eliminating some non-vegan items from your fridge? Start small and do a little more every day and week. Take it one step at a time! 

You are transitioning into a healthier lifestyle full of more fruits and veggies than ever before. If you are not full after a meal, you can have some more. 
Your body is adjusting, give it some grace. 

Concentrate on nutrient-based whole foods 
There are many “accidentally vegan” items, like Oreos. While it is fun to treat yourself every once in a while, you should try to get as many nutrient-dense foods into your system. Eat the rainbow! When in doubt, add veggies like kale to your smoothies. 
Replace it! 
Don’t give up everything you love! There are so many vegan replacements for the foods you enjoy. There are vegan mayos, faux meats, crackers, and mac and cheese. Figure out which ones you like and stock up! 

Learn and Search for vegan restaurants. 
Check my eating out guide! 

Water yourself 
Water is one of the cleansing ingredients we have on the planet. Now that
you are eating a more fibrous, nutrient-dense diet, you will need to make sure you are getting enough water. Your body will thank you!

Eat organic
Support your local farmers. Go to the farmer markets near you and stock up on all the beautiful organic fruits and veggies. Your body, the farmers, and the planet will thank you! 

Be easy on yourself 
Everyone makes mistakes. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and pick-
yourself up when you fall. Go back to your WHY (step 1). You got this!

Eating out

I have been vegan for 12 years, so when eating out I seek out vegan restaurants,
Normally I just google where I am and vegan restaurants. Yelp helps a lot as well. It will show you vegan places and places with vegan options. 
There are websites like Happycow.com that list vegan or vegetarians’ cafes and options.
I travel a lot and places like LA, San Francisco, and New York are vegan heaven. There are all sorts of options like vegan mexican, sushi, thai, fancy and more.

Take a peek and see what is near you. If you have Whole Foods near you or a health food store, they usually have hot food items, sandwiches and a salad bar. 

When I eat out at a non-vegan restaurants, I will give you some examples of what I may order.

At a café, I would order a salad without cheese possibly add avocado. I would look at what sides I could order and if any look good. I would check the soups and see if any are vegan (many are).

For a sandwich I would order.
Whatever vegan bread you like (most are) 
I love sourdough or French rolls
If you are at  Whole Foods they have vegan mayo, I get that.
If not, mustard is vegan.
I get Avocado, Tomato, Onions, Pickles, and Lettuces, All vegan.
This is my fave. 
Most delis can make something like this.


I check if their beans are vegan.
I check if their rice is vegan and then I order accordingly. 
I normally get a burrito with beans, rice, avo or guac, lettuce and onions.
Chipotle has sofritos which are a delicious soy-based meat replacement.

Most crust is vegan. Many places have a gluten-free crust as well.
I am lucky that there are a few places here on island that offer vegan cheese.
So I order pizza how I normally like it.
I also sometimes get it with no cheese and order a side of marinara.
My favorites are…
Pineapple, Spinach, Black Olives and Onions
Artichokes, Sun–Dried Tomato, Black Olive, Garlic


For the most part pasta is vegan, otherwise its called Egg Pasta.
Marinara is vegan as well, just tell them to hold the parm.
Sometimes I order noodles, with olive oil, garlic and salt. It is simple and filling. I normally get a side salad with vinaigrette


A lot of burger places have a vegan burger. It amazes me. Look for a burger joint that has a vegan option. They are amazing.


Breakfast is tricky and why I look for vegan places.
There is always fresh fruit. Oatmeal if they have non-dairy milk.
hashbrowns .Maybe a veggie scramble. See if they have bagels and hummus. Add a tomato!

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