Healthy, All-Natural “Slurpees” (no sugar added)

When I was a kid, one of my favorite pastimes was to get a bunch of my friends together, load up on as many sugary foods and drinks as we could buy at the store and head back to my house to generally act insane. It was all under the guise of a "sleepover." My … Continue reading Healthy, All-Natural “Slurpees” (no sugar added)

Homemade Sesame Seed Milk + Why I Gave Up Dairy

If you were to google "reasons to avoid dairy" you'd get several results. Actually, you'd get about 16 million results from that search. I don't need millions of reasons to steer clear of dairy, I have 3 main reasons, and that is more than enough for me. I'll get to those in a minute. It's … Continue reading Homemade Sesame Seed Milk + Why I Gave Up Dairy

Mango-Avocado-Mint Green Smoothie

After a weekend full of birthday cook-outs, cupcakes, and chocolate chipĀ ice cream cookie cups (oh yes!) I felt like I need a dose of green to start my week. This creamy green smoothie was filling, refreshing, fruity, and so satisfying. Although my daughter asked for a "pink" smoothie this morning, I found her eyes wandering … Continue reading Mango-Avocado-Mint Green Smoothie

Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Fresh Aloe Vera Gel – The Ultimate Summer Hydrator and Skin Beautifier

I've been waiting for over a month to share this super cooling, hydrating, and refreshing summer beverage. The temperatures have been really heating up, and it looks like this weekend is going to be a scorcher in our neck of the woods. Move over Gatorade. This frosty watermelon drink will help you cool down naturally, … Continue reading Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Fresh Aloe Vera Gel – The Ultimate Summer Hydrator and Skin Beautifier

Homemade Macadamia Nut Milk

Making homemade dairy-free milk is so easy. Honestly, I feel kind of silly even sharing this "recipe" because, for all plant milks, the technique is pretty much the same. Soak, blend, strain. That's it! It's so easy, and the results are out of this world. If you're used to buying your almond, cashew, or other … Continue reading Homemade Macadamia Nut Milk

Glowing Shamrock Smoothie

This sweet minty smoothie is not only the perfect green beverage to sip for St. Patrick's Day, but for the rest of spring and the warm days of summer too. It's frosty, fruity, and sweet with a big minty punch. While my Copycat Shamrock Shake is creamy and indulgent, this smoothie is light and refreshing, … Continue reading Glowing Shamrock Smoothie

Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker (vegan)

Well, winter isn't over yet for those of us in the Great Lakes region. Today we woke up to 10 inches of snow, which fell throughout the day yesterday and through the night. It does look pretty, but... it would've looked a lot prettier about a month ago. You see, I've made the same mistake … Continue reading Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker (vegan)

Golden Years Turmeric Smoothie (whop whop whop)

If you've never tipped a little turmeric into your smoothie, I'm here to tell you you're missing out. Talk about a unique and utterly delicious sipping experience. Combined with cold creamy coconut milk, frozen mango + pineapple, a touch of fresh ginger, and a sprinkle of sweet Ceylon cinnamon, and you've got your self one … Continue reading Golden Years Turmeric Smoothie (whop whop whop)

Amber Wellness Milk – with Carrots, Pecans, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Ginger

This tasty, health-boosting beverage is a spin-off of the popular "golden milk" and golden latte. It's a fusion of vitamin rich juice and nourishing plant milk. It's free of dairy and refined sweeteners, and is just loaded with antioxidants, beneficial nutrients, and immune system boosters. I created this yellow-orange sip to help keep myself and … Continue reading Amber Wellness Milk – with Carrots, Pecans, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Ginger

Jolly Green Pumpkin Spice Smoothie + the Winner of the Get Gorgeous Giveaway!!!

What do you do when the weather says "summer!" but your brain says "pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin, PUMPKIIIIIN!"? Simple, you just whip up this creamy, cold, pumpkin spice infused jolly green smoothie! This delicious shake packs all the flavors of a pumpkin pie but is actually loaded with health and beauty boosters. I highly recommend adding … Continue reading Jolly Green Pumpkin Spice Smoothie + the Winner of the Get Gorgeous Giveaway!!!