Papaya Pear Smoothie

Sometimes you need to wander a bit to find inspiration. This winter I wandered all the way down to Tulum, Mexico, where I found one of the best smoothies I’ve ever had. Natural Juice in Tulum served me up a Papaya Pear Smoothie I fell so in love with I came back the next day for…

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

This breakfast meal is soooo decadent and rich-tasting, but surprisingly healthy. Sugar-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and vegan of course! Besides the oven time, these beauties only takes 5 minutes to put together. Simple, warming, comforting… the perfect vegan brekkie. Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse food and perfect if you workout or otherwise expend a lot of energy…

Not Your Typical Smoothie – Hawaiian Bliss!

Happy Smoothie Week! And *Aloha* from Maui, Hawaii! I’m excited to share a smoothie recipe with some truly wild ingredients. Look at these gorgeous cacao pods: Can you guess what it is? If you’re anything like me, it’s your favorite food – CHOCOLATE! More often called Cacao, in this raw state. Inside are the Cacao Beans, surrounded by…

Wake Up Chocolate Smoothie

This is my favorite way to wake up in the morning! A cocoa-infused, refreshing beverage, full of nutrients that tastes like sweet ambrosia. I don’t drink coffee so this kicks me into high gear. This smoothie is full of enough cocoa and nutrients that it energizes me for hours, in a much more stable way and healthy…

Blackberry Smoothie

My first road trip to Northern California introduced me to the joy of picking blackberries right off the bush. They’re invasive and prickly, but who cares when you’re popping the sweet, juicy berries into your mouth in the summertime? Blackberries have a few exceptional qualities: they’re rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, have one of…

Starter Shopping List

For new Vegans, I suggest this starter Shopping List. Always support the Organic, non-GMO options: Fruits and Veggies: golden potatoes garlic onions corn (frozen) avocados lemon romaine lettuce kale bananas Grains: tortilla chips rice cakes pasta bread long-grain brown rice oatmeal popcorn Proteins: chickpeas (dried or canned) lentils burger patties of your choice tofu (medium…

Watermelon Smoothie Delight!

This refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, plus lots of antioxidants and amino acids. The lycopene in watermelon makes it an anti-inflammatory fruit and the citrulline and arginine are good for your heart. Watermelon has some very healing properties, and can be “used to…

Dreamsicle Smoothie

Remember these little summertime goodies? Creamsicle, Dreamsicle, whatever you called them… YUM! I started imagining this as a healthy morning smoothie, and came up with a pretty impressive taste doppelganger! Dreamsicle Smoothie Blend: 2-3 C frozen Bananas 4 Dates, pitted 6 tablespoons of Coconut Milk, chilled overnight Cold Water, to cover 3 t Vanilla Extract…

Mousse Parfait

This delicious treat looks as beautiful as it tastes! Crunchy, creamy, and sweet with just a hint of sea salt! The best of all worlds! A handy tip: some brands of coconut milk work better than others. Look for one without added emulsifiers. The best only have two ingredients: coconut and water. Post-devouring: You’re invited…

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Delicious!!! Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie with all sorts of yummy extras! I’m drinking it right now and I’m getting So Much Energy!!! Fresh raw foods are the best! Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Blend: 2-3 C frozen Bananas 1 C frozen or fresh Raspberries 4 Dates, pitted Water, to cover Scoop of Almond Butter 3 t Vanilla Extract…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie tastes like peanut butter cups, but is super good for you! I go through phases of drinking smoothies everyday for breakfast, and with Spring here now, I’m definitely going big. They give me such a solid boost of energy at the beginning of my day, and carry me into productivity and clarity for…

Cherry Bliss Smoothie

This is my current favorite smoothie. Cherry + Chocolate + Vanilla = Heaven in my mouth! So sweetly delicious. Enjoy this for the perfect energizing breakfast or post workout treat. Cherry Bliss Smoothie Blend: 1 frozen bananas 1 cup frozen cherries (no pits) 4 dates, pitted 1 cup water, to cover ½ cup ice 2 tablespoons almond…