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 [...]

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 [...]

Green Protein Tropical Smoothie (vegan, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free + naturally sweetened)

This smoothie HAS. IT. ALL. Is it possible for a smoothie to make you feel like you can conquer the day?  Well this one does (for me).  It offers 3 cups of raw greens and more than 10 grams of plant-based protein.  Plus, it provides antioxidants and iron.  In fact, the raw spinach combined with the vitamin [...]

Creamy Non-Dairy Fruit Dip

  I am completely obsessed with this creamy non-dairy fruit dip.  With all the holiday cookie eating going on, its nice to take a break with something sweet and satisfying (yet healthy).   This dip is perfect for holiday entertaining or snacking between heavy holiday meals.  It also happens to be yummy drizzled over oatmeal [...]

Carrot Cake Oatmeal (vegan + gf)

I love carrot cake but I'm not a huge fan of complex, multistep baking recipes.  So this easy breakfast solution is the perfect way to have your cake (see what I did there?) and eat it too.  It is like a deconstructed carrot cake... but healthy. Sneaking in a vegetable in the morning makes me [...]

“Zucchini Bread” Oatmeal

December is officially here!  That means warm and cozy oatmeal bowls over in this household. I'm always trying to figure out ways to increase my vegetable intake and this recipe is the perfect way to sneak a vegetable into your morning routine. And who doesn't love zucchini bread?  This healthy, date-sweetened, vegan and gluten-free oatmeal [...]

Apple-Cinnamon Cranberry Loaf w/ Streusel Topping & Vanilla-Maple Glaze

This easy, moist and festive loaf is the perfect holiday treat.  You can even serve it for brunch or breakfast with or without the glaze.  It is healthy and made with 100% whole grains.  Plus, it is gluten-free, vegan and soy-free.  The loaf itself (without the streusel topping and glaze) is entirely naturally sweetened from [...]

Vanilla-Cinnamon Vegan Overnight Porridge

A no-cook, vegan, gluten-free, fast and easy breakfast.  Need I say more?  Oh, and it is creamy and full of vanilla cinnamon-y goodness.  You're welcome. Lately, busy mornings have called for this overnight porridge (similar to the popular overnight oats craze, but creamier with a pudding like texture).  It is super simple and takes under 3 minutes to [...]

Pecan Maple Oatmeal Bowl

Now that mornings are cooler, my morning smoothies have become a bit less approachable and I am turning to warming breakfast options like oatmeal bowls.  Oatmeal is a great way to start your day.  According to the Whole Grains Council, oats are higher in protein and healthful fats and lower in carbohydrates than most other [...]