Cinnamon Pear Smoothie


As the weather turns cooler, it’s great to shift your morning smoothie to a more seasonally-appropriate combo … warming cinnamon AND pear! INGREDIENTS: 1 ripe pear, sliced and cored 2 Tbsp raw almond butter 1 cup water 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp raw honey OR 5 – 10 drops of… [Continue Reading]

Apple Crumble (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

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‘Tis the season for apple picking!  I made this warming dessert for a family dinner last week and it’s a fast favorite for Fall.  You can make this with any variety of apple – I used a mixture of Gala and Granny Smith.  INGREDIENTS: 6 cups diced apples (any variety) 1/3 cup coconut sugar 3… [Continue Reading]

Miso Lemon Salmon


Get your fill of anti-inflammatory and health supportive fats in this mouth-watering salmon dish.  For a unique and gourmet flavor, you’ll love how simple this one is to prepare.  It’s great for wow-ing dinner guests!  And quick enough for a weeknight meal.  INGREDIENTS: 1 lb wild salmon filets 3 Tbsp white miso 1 lemon, zested… [Continue Reading]

Raw Cauliflower Cous Cous


While I love the flavor of cous cous, I’m not a huge fan of the processed pasta that’s used to create it (yep, cous cous is a pasta made of refined wheat, not a whole grain).  This is a super delicious makeover of this Middle Eastern favorite using raw cauliflower as the base.  I have… [Continue Reading]

Energy Bars


Energy bars are a great go-to convenience when you’re on the run, traveling, or want a healthy snack.  However, most of the store-bought alternatives are full of refined sugar, bad fats, and nasty artificial ingredients.  Try these easy energy bars that you can make at home and have fun experimenting to create various flavor combinations. … [Continue Reading]

Banana Nut Ice Cream


This is my new favorite dessert and ice cream alternative!  It’s super easy to make (especially with a Vita-Mix or high powered blender).  Dairy-free and sugar-free … and so good, you won’t even miss regular ice cream. INGREDIENTS: 2 frozen bananas, chopped 1.5 Tbsp nut butter (almond, peanut, or sunflower seed butter are great) 1/4… [Continue Reading]

Cacao Bliss Balls


These indulgent chocolate treats are a nutritious upgrade with healthy fats, blood-sugar balancing cinnamon and antibacterial honey.  Plus, you can add in a number of other superfoods to suit your fancy! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup raw almond butter 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (carob works too if you’re avoiding chocolate) 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/8… [Continue Reading]

Superfood Balls


A cross between a macaroon and a nutrient-dense energizing superfood powerhouse — these superfood balls make an excellent sweet snack or dessert that will satisfy a sweet craving, while packing a nutritious punch! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup raw almonds (or other raw nuts – walnuts and pecans are great variations) 1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut… [Continue Reading]

Quick Chicken Mole


I’ve always loved a delicious chicken mole while eating out, but I figured it would take hours in the kitchen to make it at home.  I was so excited to find this quick mole recipe and made a few variations to clean it up.  The sauce is so flavorful, warming and comforting.  The perfect dish for… [Continue Reading]

Mint Chip Energizing Smoothie


This chilling and refreshing concoction will take you back to days of ordering Mint Chip ice cream at Baskin Robbins … minus the sugar hangover!  I can’t get enough of this creamy creation compliments of my dear friend and fellow holistic health guru, Melissa Eliyahoo of Sprout Your Awareness.  I think I’ve made it three… [Continue Reading]

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