Cinnamon Pear Smoothie

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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]

Raw Cauliflower Cous Cous

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

Melon Gazpacho with Shrimp Ceviche

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I recently had a gazpacho like this at a restaurant and it was sooo delish that I was determined to recreate it at home.  This is refreshing and oh-too-tasty for how simple it is to prepare!  Even non-”soup lovers” have been known to convert after a few bites. GAZPACHO INGREDIENTS: 5 cups honeydew melon 1… [Continue Reading]

Raw Blueberry Cheesecake

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This is the ultimate healthy indulgence!  I’ve always loved cheesecake, but didn’t always love the way it made me feel after eating it.  This healthy substitute is the perfect addition to your summer BBQs and get-togethers. CRUST INGREDIENTS: 1 cup dried shredded coconut 1 cup pecans (soaked overnight in water) pinch of Celtic sea salt… [Continue Reading]

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