4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pudding (Low-Fat, Nut-free, Soy-free, Date-sweetened)

One of my all time favorite desserts is chocolate pudding. Silky smooth, rich, and creamy, it's the perfect treat and can be made with simple, nutritious ingredients. Today's recipe is the third chocolate pudding/mousse I've shared on the blog, and I'm sure it won't be the last. While my other two puddings feature a fair … Continue reading 4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pudding (Low-Fat, Nut-free, Soy-free, Date-sweetened)

4 Ingredient Coconut Berry Popsicles (vegan, refined sugar-free)

I can't stop with the popsicles. The truth is, I don't want to. I have about  142 more popsicle ideas floating around in my head, and my only worry is that there aren't enough days in summer to post them all. These pops are as refreshing as an island breeze, with a subtle sweetness and … Continue reading 4 Ingredient Coconut Berry Popsicles (vegan, refined sugar-free)

Mango-Avocado-Mint Green Smoothie

After a weekend full of birthday cook-outs, cupcakes, and chocolate chip 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

Low Sugar Mojito Smoothie (Vegan)

You guys know I love my sweet, fruity smoothies. Fruit is a pretty big part of my diet, and since I feel great eating this way, I don't plan to cut it out anytime soon. However, when I came across a blog post from Ricki Heller about low natural sugar, fruit free smoothies, I was intrigued. … Continue reading Low Sugar Mojito Smoothie (Vegan)

Peanut Butter Cookie Raw Buckwheat Smoothie

If you've never tried a raw buckwheat smoothie or porridge, or buckwheat in any form for that matter, this yummy recipe is the perfect way for raw buckwheat to make it's debut in your kitchen.  This smoothie bowl is thick, creamy, satisfying, and tastes like a peanut butter cookie. It's also loaded with heart healthy … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookie Raw Buckwheat Smoothie

Blueberry Muffin Raw Energy Bites (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free)

I love easy snacks. Especially the kind where you just throw everything into your food processor, grind, and roll. No baking required! I think that's one of the reasons I like raw foods, especially raw desserts and snacks; it's a pretty easy way of cooking. Or noncooking. I love that you can satisfy your craving … Continue reading Blueberry Muffin Raw Energy Bites (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free)

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)

No-Cook, Five Minute, Classic Pizza Sauce

Pizza is a popular menu item at our house. If it was up to my husband, we would have pizza for dinner 7 nights a week. Probably for lunch too. During the colder winter months, pizza makes an appearance on our plates at least once a week. Usually on the weekends. Over the years I've … Continue reading No-Cook, Five Minute, Classic Pizza Sauce

Baked Cheesecake Stuffed Apples (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy free)

Vegan baked cheesecake inside a tender, juicy, naturally sweet baked apple, drizzled with healthy caramel sauce... This one dessert checks off about 3 of my top ten favorite sweet treats. I've had this recipe and photos squirreled away in my files for over a month now. Other recipes captured my attention and here I find … Continue reading Baked Cheesecake Stuffed Apples (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy free)

10 Tips For Giving Up Sugar + Easy Sugar Free Treats

I mentioned in my last post that I'm working on kicking my sweet addiction. If you're reading this right now, chances are good you have an interest in healthy eating and have already heard that sugar is one nasty little shush-your-mouth and contributes to all kinds of problems. Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and even some types … Continue reading 10 Tips For Giving Up Sugar + Easy Sugar Free Treats