Homemade Vegan Pop-Tarts Stuffed with Raspberry Chia Jam (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

A nutritious make-ahead breakfast or after-school snack with a flaky, "buttery" crust and juicy, fruity inside.  You'll love how delicious they taste topped with the tart and sweet raspberries and creamy coconut butter.  They are totally kid-friendly and evoke adult nostalgia too!  Best of all, they are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and refined sugar-free.  Yes!  This

Chia Seed Breakfast Bowls or Parfaits

A grain-free, refined sugar-free and plant-based breakfast loaded with different textures and incredible flavor.  And, best of all, I give you two ways to enjoy it: one for at home and one to-go!   I have been on a chia jam and chia pudding kick lately.  They are both no-bake, easy recipes that taste amazing

Almond Pulp Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie

I often get asked for recipe ideas that utilize the leftover almond pulp that results from making homemade almond milk.  There are so many ways to use it so that it does not go to waste.  I love to use almond pulp in baked goods or to make almond meal or almond meal crackers.  I'm

Healthy Birthday Cake Smoothie Bowl (vegan + refined sugar-free + gluten-free)

What better way to start your special day than a nutritious birthday cake smoothie bowl.  It is refreshing, thick, creamy and tastes just like vanilla cake batter.  Yum!  This is the perfect solution for all the summer birthdays out there.   You can have fun with the toppings and get creative.  Here, I used all-natural, dye-free

Creamy Pink Smoothie Bowl (vegan + paleo + refined sugar-free)

This time of year is perfect for big chilly smoothie bowls.  I love a super thick and creamy base loaded up with fun and delicious toppings.  This one is raspberry-themed and full of flavor and texture.  My girls go crazy over this one.  They think it almost too pretty to eat.  Almost.... For a base

Dye-Free Red, White and Blue Smoothie (vegan)

This patriotic and healthy smoothie is the perfect way to start your July 4th.  The vibrant colors are super festive and will have everyone singing "I'm Proud to Be an American!" This smoothie is made with frozen riced cauliflower which I love using as a creamy, neutral base in smoothies.  It has no flavor and

Mint Cacao Nib Smoothie + Giveaway!

This is my healthy version of a mint chocolate chip ice cream flurry.  It has a sweet, creamy, vanilla base with a hint of rich chocolate from the cacao nibs.  The mint leaves are so refreshing especially in the morning.  Together, this is a decadent treat that is loaded with nutrients. What are cacao nibs?

Spring Root Vegetable Hash with Creamy Herb Sauce

This is the perfect one-skillet spring brunch dish to serve to a crowd.  Your guests will love the savory flavor and addictive crispy texture of this hash paired with the creamy herb dressing.   This hash is packed with my favorite spring root vegetables: rainbow carrots, Easter egg radishes, turnips and baby potatoes.  The flavor in this

Dye-Free Green Muffins (vegan + gluten-free + nut-free + refined sugar-free)

These light and fluffy breakfast muffins are loaded with fresh baby spinach for a natural green color.  They are naturally sweetened and allergy-friendly including gluten-free, nut-free and 100% vegan (no dairy and no eggs).  My kids are super into them because they taste amazing.  They have the perfect texture and are pretty much fail-proof to

Key Lime Pie Pudding Parfaits with California Avocados (vegan and free of gluten, nuts, + refined sugar!)

These easy, nutritious, no-bake parfaits are perfect for serving at your next brunch.  The first layer is a sweet crumbly and buttery "pie crust" made from mostly raw sunflower seeds and oats.   Next, comes all the tangy key lime flavor in the creamy pudding layer which is made from avocados, limes, maple syrup and a touch of

Vegan and Gluten-Free and Nut-Free Blueberry Pancakes

This pancake recipe has become our weekend tradition and the entire family just gobbles it up.  I'm making a double batch this weekend for my always hungry party of five!  These pancakes are seriously fluffy and have the perfect texture.  You would never know they are vegan and gluten-free.  Plus, I kept them nut-free and refined sugar-free

Creamy Vegan Oatmeal

This is my go-to simple recipe for ultra-creamy oatmeal.  I'm typically a morning smoothie girl but in these colder winter months I sometimes take a break from my smoothie routine and opt for a steamy bowl of oatmeal.  It is filling, decadent, energizing and quick to make.  Today I'm sharing my three easy cooking methods I use

Vegan Baked Oatmeal

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