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

Beautifying Summer Kale Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Currants (Oil-Free)

A recent trip to our local farmer's market prompted me to create a bright, summery, sweet and tart kale salad. There's something about big bunches of fresh greens at a market that spurs me to buy not one or two, but usually three different varieties. I try to use kale and other greens in a … Continue reading Beautifying Summer Kale Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Currants (Oil-Free)

Minted Strawberry and Avocado Beauty Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients: 2-3 cups of fresh hulled and halved strawberries 1 large avocado, cut into chunks or slices 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 1/2 a lime Balsamic Glaze 1 cup balsamic vinegar Instructions: Make your glaze. Simply bring the vinegar to a low boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Keep an eye on … Continue reading Minted Strawberry and Avocado Beauty Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Coconut Sweet Potato Rounds with Creamy Avocado-Lime Dip

I'm not sure what's going on, but lately every meal I eat has to involve at least one of the following:  coconut, lime, avocado, banana, or sweet potatoes.  These flavors have just sounded so good to me, and I want to use these foods in everything!  Could it be that I'm pining for trade winds and tropical aqua waters?  That I'm trying to … Continue reading Coconut Sweet Potato Rounds with Creamy Avocado-Lime Dip

A Toast (Or Three) for the New Year! Five-Minute Plant-Based Ideas for a Power Breakfast or Lunch

Well, my friends, we are two days in to the year 2015!  I don't know about you, but I am excited for a fresh new year, with new experiences and opportunities to learn and grow.  While I don't usually make new year's resolutions, my goal for this year is to approach life with more positivity.  … Continue reading A Toast (Or Three) for the New Year! Five-Minute Plant-Based Ideas for a Power Breakfast or Lunch