Apr 18

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Nutty. Creamy. Milkshake-like. Rich. Energizing. Decadent. And in the blink of an eye, it's gone. If you haven't introduced yourself to raw maca root powder, I highly recommend you become acquainted. I recently added maca into our regular rotation of smoothie supplements, and I'm bordering on obsessed. Maca is an ancient Peruvian superfood believed to have an array of nourishing and healing properties. It has a nutty, malty flavor so it pairs well with nut-based, creamy recipes. If you … [Read more...]

Apr 16

Crunchy Flax & Pepita Crackers with Sundried Tomato Spread | Vegan and Gluten-Free

Flax and Pepita Crackers with Sundried Tomato Spread

As a school psychologist, I spend a lot of time talking to students about the value of meandering outside of their comfort zones. This is far easier said than done, and I'm sure the students I work with wonder why I'm always tooting the step-outside-your-comfort-zone horn. As someone who was often described as "shy" and "quiet" growing up, I know firsthand just how uncomfortable it can be outside the bounds of comfort. So uncomfortable, in fact, that it took me until my mid-twenties to realize … [Read more...]

Apr 14

Simple and Sweet Mango Chia Pudding

Mango Chia Pudding

In addition to craving greens like crazy since returning home from vacation last week, Dan and I have also been consuming mangoes like it's our part-time job. While in St. Lucia, we made friends with one of the workers at the resort, and he was kind enough to bring us bags of fresh fruit from his garden twice during our trip. His generous offerings included mangoes, guavas, cocoa fruit, and coconuts, and it was some of the most delicious fruit I've ever tasted from one of the kindest human … [Read more...]

Apr 11

Superfood Peanut Butter Eggs | Vegan + Gluten-Free

Vegan Gluten Free Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut butter eggs don't really need an introduction at this stage in the game; chocolate + peanut butter = delicious + addictive. If you google "peanut butter eggs," you'll find hundreds, if not thousands, of awesome and creative recipes with interesting twists and turns. I can't promise anything groundbreaking here, but I couldn't resist adding my own chocolate-covered, peanut-butter-filled two cents into the mix. These peanut butter eggs are different than others simply because of their … [Read more...]

Apr 09

Spring Green Power Juice

Spring Green Power Juice

Watch out: there's a green goddess strutting through town, and she's prone to causing momentary blindness as she bathes the world in her emerald hue. Girlfriend does what she wants. But since we're all in such dire need for anything and everything that reminds us of spring, bring on your shades of olive, mint, celadon, and grass, Miss Spring Green; whatever you're dishing out, we'll graciously accept. Since returning home after a week of St. Lucian sunshine + sand (on the beach and … [Read more...]

Apr 07

Springtime Avocado and Radish Toasts

Spring Avocado and Radish Toasts

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend! I'm back from St. Lucia and feeling super revitalized + refreshed. It's amazing what a little sunshine, adventure, and beach-reading can do for the soul. I'll be sharing all the awesomely sweaty and sandy details from our trip in a post later this week, but I couldn't wait to share this simple springtime toast recipe with you all. As vegetarians and vegans, it can be a cumbersome process of trial-and-error to find a variety lunches that are 1) simple … [Read more...]

Apr 03

Fudgy Coconut-Chocolate Energy Cookies

Chocolate and Coconut Energy Cookies

Look at that stack of chocolate + coconut goodness. Are you in love? Because I am. These energy cookies were a complete accident. I was attempting to make a healthy girl scout cookie (you know, the one that contains caramel, chocolate and coconut) but I got a little carried away with the raw cacao and the mixture turned out way too chocolaty. Not a bad problem to have. It's just that the initial flavor I was attempting to capture was snuggled a bit too closely by an overzealous "pinch" of … [Read more...]

Mar 31

Strawberry-Watermelon Refresher Juice

Strawberry-Watermelon Refresher Juice

This is one big glass of refreshing, sweet + pink deliciousness. This juice is ridiculously simple. Like so simple that I'm almost ashamed that I'm posting it as a recipe, but at least you get to see what this juicy juice looks like once you've spent all of two minutes making it. Looks pretty gorg, right? Almost as gorgeous looking as it is refreshing. Almost. To make this juice, you'll "frost" three cups of watermelon by freezing them for 2-3 hours. You don't want the watermelon completely … [Read more...]

Mar 28

Coconut Milk Ranch Dressing

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Happy Friday, lovelies! Today is a beautiful day for so many reasons, but I'm a bit overjoyed about one thing in particular: Dan and I are heading to St. Lucia for a week of sunshine-infused adventures. We've been anticipating this trip all winter long, and I had to pinch myself while staring into the cotton abyss that is my closet packing the other night because it's hard to believe that the time for relaxation and warmth is actually upon us. I went ahead and pre-wrote a couple of posts, so be … [Read more...]

Mar 26

Coconut + Chocolate Smoothie

Coconut Chocolate Smoothie

If you've been reading along over the past few weeks, you might have noticed that I've accidentally fallen into a pattern of posting smoothie recipes on Wednesdays. I was trying to think of a snazzy name to commemorate this happenstance tradition, but I haven't been able to come up with a creative way to link Wednesdays to smoothies. Wet Wednesdays? Umm, no. Unfortunately that is what I came up with, and now it's plastered within my mind like the latest Ke$ha song. For now, the catchy name will … [Read more...]

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