Vegan & Grain-Free Blueberry Galette (refined sugar-free)

This easier-than-pie blueberry galette is the perfect end of summer healthy dessert! Novice bakers, this is the dessert for you!  You won’t need any special equipment or pans to make this blueberry galette.  Best of all, it is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free. If you are wondering what a galette is, it is basically

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

No-Bake Birthday Cake Energy Bites (Grain-Free + Vegan)

When it comes to energy bites, I love to get creative and switch things up from time to time.  In honor of David's upcoming second birthday I turned his favorite snack (energy bites) into birthday cake-themed bites of pure joy.  These energy bites taste like yummy vanilla cake batter and are studded throughout with vegan,

Mango Sorbet (refined sugar-free)

This mango sorbet is my favorite hot and lazy summer day dessert!  It is super creamy, perfectly sweet and oh so refreshing.  Best of all, no ice cream maker or churning needed and it takes less than 5 minutes to put together. Because the mangoes are already frozen, no further freezer time is needed.   For

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

This super patriotic and festive fruit salad is perfect for upcoming July 4th parties.  It is loaded with juicy watermelon, tart cherries, sweet strawberries, plump blueberries and slightly crunchy jicama stars!  I dressed it with a lime, mint and maple syrup sauce that takes it over the top in terms of deliciousness.  The sauce reminds

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

This healthier version of the classic dark chocolate truffle is rich, creamy and so easy to make!  They are dairy-free and each truffle ball is simply divine.  You would never know that heavy cream was swapped for heart-healthy California avocados! This recipe requires just two main ingredients (California avocado and melted dark chocolate) plus fun

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream (refined sugar-free + vegan + paleo)

This airy whipped cream with perfectly soft peaks is quick and easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious!  I love to dip fresh berries in it, use in parfaits or use as a garnish for smoothies or vegan/dairy-free desserts. How to make paleo and vegan refined sugar-free coconut whipped cream from a can of coconut

Vegan Dark Chocolate Fudge Blizzard

This decadent chocolate fudge blizzard is ultra creamy with the perfect balance of sweetness and richness.  The base is a thick, creamy sweet vanilla milkshake that is studded throughout and topped with chocolate fudge frozen dessert bar chunks.  It is such an ideal summertime treat for any chocolate-lover.  And, it a great way to sneak

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Frozen Lemon Bars

Creamy, tangy lemon bars are the perfect summertime frozen treat.  They are infused with bright lemon throughout and have the perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture that make it difficult to stop at just one!  I call them my little squares of sunshine!   I have been wanting to make a vegan, allergy-friendly lemon bar for some time now. 

Dole Whip (aka Vegan Pineapple Soft Serve)

This dairy-free and refined sugar-free whipped pineapple soft serve is the perfect healthy frozen treat to help cool you off on a hot and sunny day.  It is similar to the famous Dole Whip sold at Disney World that everyone waits in insanely long lines for.  It basically has celebrity status at Disney World and

Vegan & Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes with White Sweet Potato Frosting (nut-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free too!)

These cupcakes are light, fluffy, sweet and secretly super nutritious.  Not only are they vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and refined sugar-free but they also contain two vegetables.  You heard me right.  There are carrots in the cupcakes and white sweet potato in the frosting.  Yes, I made frosting out of a potato.  Stay with me please. 

Vegan & Gluten-Free Skillet Vanilla Cake (+ nut-free)

This one-skillet vanilla cake is a wonderful dessert to make for spring entertaining.  It’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients and has an incredibly light and fluffy texture.  The cake is refined sugar-free and filled with lots of sweet vanilla flavor.  For frosting I went with a vegan, dye-free, all-natural frosting that is vibrant and decadent. When it comes to

Vegan No-Nut-Butter Chocolate Eggs

With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to create a healthier and allergy-friendly version of everyone's favorite Easter chocolate candy indulgence: Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.  They are much easier to make than they probably look and are totally adaptable to a nut-free, gluten-free and vegan diet.  The creamy filling and hard chocolate shell is