“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 [...]

Vegan Blackberry Scones (Gluten-Free)

Healthy and allergy-friendly brunch solution ahead! I can't tell you how many times I enter a coffee shop and ogle the beautifully displayed scones.  But alas, I am probably allergic to 90% of the ingredients.  Not to mention they are typically loaded with refined flours, unhealthy fats and more sugar than I would know what to [...]

Blueberry Muffins with Oat Crumb Topping (vegan + gluten-free)

Perfectly sweet, moist and airy muffins that are actually healthy!  Every bite has a burst of juicy blueberries.  To complete this easy breakfast solution, it is topped with a slightly crunchy and oh-so-satisfying streusel-like crumb topping. Until now, I have really struggled to create a healthy, gluten-free and vegan muffin recipe that doesn't use odd gluten-free flours.  This recipe [...]

By | April 4th, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan|

Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl

A green smoothie bowl with a tropical breeze taste. raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free This smoothie is loaded with spinach, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), should be eaten with vitamin C-rich foods to improve iron absorption.  This recipe pairs spinach with fruits high in vitamin C (kiwi and mango) to help [...]

By | March 22nd, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, smoothie, vegan, vegetarian|

Smoothie Bowl: Berry Almond Bliss

I have officially jumped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon!  And I'm loving it!  It really is fun to decorate the smoothie bowl with your favorite boosters and healthy garnishes... It definitely makes for a heartier and more satisfying smoothie by adding a bit of crunch and some different textures to each spoonful.  We all eat with [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, smoothie, vegan, vegetarian|

Breakfast Cookies (vegan + gluten-free)

Cookies for breakfast!?  Yes. I'm always looking for portable snacks that are wholesome and healthful.  These cookies are loaded with oats, almond flour, flaxseed, walnuts, dried fruit and almond butter to make a nutritious on-the-go sweet treat anytime of day.  I usually enjoy them as a mid-morning snack.  But they can also serve as a healthy and [...]

By | February 25th, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, snack, vegan, vegetarian|

Nutty Granola with Hemp Seed & Flaxseed

I'm always looking for a healthy and inspiring way to wake up and kickstart my day.  Solution? Granola without the guilt!  This gluten-free, vegan granola is full of heart-healthy fiber from the oats, hemp seeds and flaxseeds.  It contains heart-healthy fats from the hemp seeds, almonds, almond flour and walnuts.  And it doesn't contain any artificial sugars. [...]

By | January 21st, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian|

Baked Berry Pancakes (gluten-free + vegan + oil-free)

Healthy and pancakes don't usually belong in the same sentence.  Traditional pancakes contain buttermilk, butter and refined grains drowning in a pool of syrup (and sometimes topped with powdered sugar too).  But not all pancakes have to be that way!  I have revolutionized the pancake concept and created the anti-pancake pancake.  This recipe is gluten-free, [...]

By | July 6th, 2014|breakfast, gluten-free, vegan|

Soft-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie (easy + oil-free + butter-free + vegan + gluten-free)

Dessert for breakfast??? I think so! The Washington Post recently featured my recipe for Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Almond Breakfast Cookies.  I also wrote about why the cookie was the perfect solution for a quick, healthy and easy breakfast on the go. Below is a variation on the recipe using golden raisins instead of chocolate chips [...]

By | June 6th, 2014|breakfast, dessert|

Tropical Green Smoothie

Raw, green smoothies are great for absorbing key ingredients from plant foods such as iron and calcium which are not highly absorbed by the body when the greens are cooked.  For example, spinach contains a chemical called oxalic acid, which binds with iron and calcium and reduces the absorption of these important minerals.  According to [...]

By | January 21st, 2013|smoothie|

Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie

A seasonal breakfast solution perfect for a cool fall morning!  Make the night before for a super portable breakfast or morning snack. Each cookie contains whole grains, heart-healthy walnuts, dried fruit and of course the nutritional powerhouse vegetable, pumpkin.  This cookie has it all!  Plus, it is gluten-free and completely vegan. When you see canned [...]

By | October 21st, 2012|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, snack, vegan, vegetarian|

No-Cook Breakfast: Simple Muesli with Fresh Fruit

A no-cook, healthy breakfast that you can make the night before – no fuss in the morning!  It is full of fiber, fruit and whole grains to start your day on the right track. Health Benefits of Breakfast Why is breakfast important?  It kick-starts your metabolism for the day and helps give your body the [...]

By | September 24th, 2012|breakfast, dairy-free, raw, vegan, vegetarian|

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