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 [...]

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 [...]

Homemade Date Paste

Lately I have been using date paste in my baked goods, smoothies, oatmeal and on toast.  My husband makes fun of the name "date paste" and says I should come up with something better but it is what it is!  This recipe is super easy and requires only two ingredients: dates and hot water.  All you [...]

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Dip

Ring in the New Year with this easy (and lucky) black-eyed pea hummus dip!  In many cultures, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day symbolizes good luck and prosperity in the new year. Everyone can enjoy this healthy appetizer because it is vegan, gluten-free, raw, soy-free, nut-free and sugar-free.  It is packed with healthy fats, fiber, protein, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Chocolate Rice Crisp Bites with Almond Butter Topping

With Halloween just over a week away and candy everywhere I look, I have been craving a homemade Halloween treat.  These Chocolate Rice Crisp Bites with Almond Butter are SUPER easy to make, 100% vegan and raw. They are like a cross between a Nestle Crunch Crisp and a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.  YUM! You [...]

Pumpkin Pie Vegan Overnight Oats

Overnight oats have been all the rage these days.  I have Fall-ified this popular and speedy breakfast solution by incorporating pumpkin, October's favorite vegetable.  I figured the only thing that could make vegan overnight oats healthier would be adding a vegetable.  It isn't always easy incorporating vegetables into a busy day so why not start with breakfast? [...]