Healthy Raw Cookie Dough Energy Balls

This instant, no-bake recipe is freezer friendly making these energy balls perfect for summertime and great for anytime grab-n-go snacks that adults and children both love.  Just mix, form into balls and enjoy!  They actually taste like raw cookie dough (and who doesn’t love that!?) but they are full of whole grains, dietary fiber, healthful fats [...]

Healthy Vegan Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

With this muggy, hot July weather, I’m constantly waking up craving refreshing smoothies for breakfast.  This one is a REAL treat.  It literally tastes like a blueberry muffin.  Blueberry muffins are the best (but not so much with the oven in July).  This is the next best thing.  The oats make this smoothie filling the [...]

No-Bake Quinoa Energy Bites

This might be my easiest recipe ever.  No baking or cooking required make these perfect for summer.  Just mix, form into balls and freeze.  Energy bites make the perfect sweet and nutritious snack and are incredibly satisfying.  They are loaded with whole grains fiber and plant-based protein.  Here is a breakdown of the health benefits [...]

Classic Chickpea Hummus

It dawned on me recently that although I have a TON of hummus recipes on the blog (salty fig hummus, white bean hummus, black-eyed pea hummus, beet hummus, green lentil hummus), I haven't captured my go-to, classic hummus recipe that I make every couple of days.  This recipe is simple and can be served as a [...]

Perfectly Crisp Sriracha Kale Chips

Kale chips have always been really scary to me.  It seems like a lot of effort and something that can easily be screwed up.  So like any good challenge I wanted to tackle this head on.  I went ahead and researched a lot of kale chip recipes and tried them out myself.  For those of [...]

Creamy Golden Pineapple Vanilla Smoothie

This smoothie makes me feel like I'm on vacation.  Sweet and tropical frozen pineapple chunks are blended into a thick, creamy, refreshing and luxurious smoothie that is 100% raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined-sugar free (with a nut-free option). As everyone in my life knows, I have smoothies daily.  Smoothies are an easy way to [...]

Strawberry Salsa

With strawberry season in full swing and Cinco de Mayo coming up this week this recipe really created itself.  For those of you who sort of cringe at the thought of raw tomatoes, then this is the recipe for you.  And even if you love traditional salsa, this is a fun (and sweet) twist that will [...]

Easy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Agave-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Everyone has a weakness and mine is sweet potato fries.  Always has been!  I could eat a pound of them and still want more.  They are so sweet and spicy and my favorite part is drenching them in honey mustard dipping sauce.  Major YUM factor. And as I inhale them I always tell myself how healthy [...]

Creamy Lemon Dill White Bean Dip

In the spring I can never get enough fresh dill.  The taste of fresh dill actually transforms me into spring-mode.  I eat this amazing aromatic and all of a sudden want to plant a garden, take my kids to the park and clean out my closet (all at once).  In addition to the spring-vibes it [...]

Healthy Strawberry “Milkshake”

I'm always pleased when a recipe comes together quickly and easily with just five simple (and healthy) ingredients.  And this one really tastes like the real thing but without the dairy and refined sugar.  This vegan spin on a strawberry milkshake is not only thick and creamy but is bursting with sweet strawberry flavor with a [...]

Chia Pudding & Raspberry Chia Jam Parfait

Oh the layers of deliciousness!  Sweet and tangy raspberry chia jam topped with creamy chia seed pudding topped with fresh blueberries.  And the best part?  No cooking required!  This nutrition-packed breakfast parfait makes breakfast feel enjoyable again.  This parfait is completely raw, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and soy-free and trumps a ho-hum bowl of [...]

Healthy Matcha Frappuccino

Did you know a Matcha Frappucinno at Starbucks is over 400 calories and 65 grams of sugar!?  While matcha itself is super healthy, these blended sugary and high calorie beverages are not so much.  Here, I lighten-up and veganify (is that a word?) the popular matcha drink. I have been trying to like matcha for so [...]

Green Aid

Talk about a reset drink: Green-Aid to the rescue!  When I need to start fresh, I go for this five-ingredient, easy to make drink.  It reboots my systems and literally makes me feel like I'm glowing from the inside out.  It more than quenches my thirst and provides loads of beneficial nutrients.  I find cucumbers and parsley help [...]

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