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Chocolate: Junk Food or Superfood? (+ 5 healthy chocolate recipes)

With Valentine’s Day this Sunday, we are all thinking two things: love and chocolate.  Oh, chocolate, what would we do without you to make everything more decadent, rich and luxurious?  Plus, who doesn’t love the health claims that chocolate is actually good for us? Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Frosting [click image for [...]

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Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Avocado Chocolate Frosting

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, nut-free, refined-sugar free, oil-free, healthy and delicious?  Seems impossible, right?  Wrong! And what's more?  An entire can of white beans is hidden in this recipe.  And would you completely faint if I told you the frosting is made from avocado?  (gasp) It all seems so wrong for a cupcake.  I know. [...]

Purple Haze Smoothie

This vibrant and nutritious smoothie is bursting with chocolate flavor.  So much that it is hard to believe there is a vegetable in it (and 2 cups of blueberries).  It is date-sweetened and completely refined-sugar free.  Plus it contains flavanoid-rich cacao nibs and cacao powder. It is raw, vegan, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free. Purple [...]

Red-Wine Spaghetti with Mushrooms and Parsley-Pesto

Pasta drowning in red wine.  What is more Valentine's Day than that? I never thought to cook pasta in wine until I saw a recipe in Food & Wine magazine that featured this cooking technique.  It gives the pasta such a unique flavor and pairs well with garlic and parsley.  It is a great alternative [...]

Beet Hummus

Adding a raw vegetable to hummus is a great way to boost the nutrition of this already healthy dip.  This hummus features beets which add a vibrant pinkish-red color.  Most beet hummus recipes require you to roast the beets in advance.  I simplified things by using a raw beet with the skin on in my high speed [...]

3-Ingredient Fudgy Sunflower Crispies

Rich and decadent chocolate combine with creamy sunflower seed butter and brown rice crisp cereal to create a fudgy and crispy treat.  This quick, easy, no-bake dessert is perfect for a nutritious Valentine's Day chocolate fix. These fudgy sunflower crispies are nut-free, soy-free, vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy.  You can feel good knowing each [...]

Vegan Warm Nacho Dip (nut-free)

Warm. Nacho. Dip. Yes! Score big this Super Bowl (or any day) with this crowd-pleasing (and super healthy) nacho dip.  No one will know it is entirely vegan and filled with one cup of veggies and 1 cup of tahini.  Many vegan cheese dips contain cashews, but this one is nut-free and features tahini as the [...]

Green Lentil Hummus

Sometimes you gotta mix things up.  When you a bored with chickpea-based hummus, try lentils instead.  Lentils add a completely different flavor and richness to the dip.  They are still super creamy when pureed (just like chickpeas).  But they add an earthiness and a peppery note to the dip.  Go for it - variety is the [...]

Beet Me Up Smoothie

Feeling beat up this winter already?  When I need to detox, feel energized and give my body a fresh start I turn to this cleansing smoothie.  It is sweet, refreshing and creamy and doesn't taste like you are downing raw vegetables.  It is easily the most vibrant smoothie I have ever made.  It's bright pinkish-red color says it [...]

Almond Butter Cup Smoothie

Who wouldn't want an almond butter cup smoothie for breakfast?  What if I told you that this smoothie is rich in antioxidants, protein, healthy dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals?  This smoothie makes me feel like I'm a total superfoodie and a kid all at the same time.  It is really a magical chocolate experience. This smoothie [...]