DIY Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Face Mask

If you've ever dreamed of face-planting into a rich, chocolate-y dessert, then have I got a treat for you today. That's right, I'm suggesting you smear chocolate "pudding" all over your face, on purpose. Clear some space on your schedule, friends, it's time for a chocolate spa day! The inspiration for this creamy cacao face mask came … Continue reading DIY Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Face Mask

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Carob Melon Smoothie & A Bonus Recipe for Caffeine-Free + Sugar-Free Frozen Latte!

Today's lucky number is two. Not only am I posting two days in a row, but it's also a two-fer Tuesday special! I know, it's almost too much. If you've ever scrolled through my Recipe page, then it comes as no surprise that I love smoothies. I have more smoothies and milkshake recipes than any … Continue reading Carob Melon Smoothie & A Bonus Recipe for Caffeine-Free + Sugar-Free Frozen Latte!

Happy Hemp-Strawberry Smoothie – Naturally Protein-Packed

I've been holding onto this smoothie idea for a while now. I believe the first time I whipped up this strawberry shake was last fall. Miraculously, I actually wrote down the ingredients and amounts that I used, and even more amazingly, I managed to save the notebook where I jotted them down. My plan was … Continue reading Happy Hemp-Strawberry Smoothie – Naturally Protein-Packed

Anti-Inflammatory Island Smoothie with Fresh Turmeric Root + A Quick and Dirty Guide to Fighting Inflammation

Inflammation. Wrote a little song about it, like to hear it? Here it goes! Sorry, sometimes when I'm trying to focus on writing about health, the ladies of En Vogue start belting out songs in my head. No, I didn't really write you a diva-licious power song about inflammation (although I'd be a lot cooler … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Island Smoothie with Fresh Turmeric Root + A Quick and Dirty Guide to Fighting Inflammation

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

Glowing Green Hummus with Artichoke and Spinach

Things are about to get real. Real green, that is. I thought it might be fun to feature some of my greenest creations over the next week, in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Starting with this gorgeous, bright-hued hummus. There's just something about this dip that makes me feel like spring.  It doesn't hurt that it's … Continue reading Glowing Green Hummus with Artichoke and Spinach

Sleeping Beauty: The Easy and Free Way to Look Better and Feel Happier

  Today I'm taking a break from posting recipes to talk about a different way we can While I love learning and sharing all the ways certain foods can improve the look of our hair and skin and boost our mood, there are other ways to nourish your radiance besides diet.  The three big ones that have been on my … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty: The Easy and Free Way to Look Better and Feel Happier

Smoky, Spicy, and Hearty Corn Chowder

Winter seems to be getting a second wind around here.  A couple weeks ago I was all "winter's no big deal" and "it really hasn't been THAT bad."  Really, it hadn't been, by Michigan standards.  However, yesterday morning the snow decided to make a comeback, bringing along his good pal, gusty wind. Unfortunately, it was a … Continue reading Smoky, Spicy, and Hearty Corn Chowder

Berry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl – 5 Minute Healthy Breakfast

Talk about a Super Bowl!  This quick and easy breakfast idea will quench your brain's thirst for bright pretty colors while satisfying your belly's hunger for something filling and nutritious.  I love sipping smoothies, but sometimes you want to spoon your breakfast into your mouth.  Plus, it's easier to load on the toppings. I've tried some smoothie … Continue reading Berry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl – 5 Minute Healthy Breakfast

Creamy, Dreamy, and Delicious Homemade Cashew-Almond-Hazelnut Milk

  So I was all pumped up last week about detox soup and blending six different types of greens with lemon and calling it a smoothie, and then... and THEN... it hit me.  Cookie cravings.  Oh man, did it ever hit me.  I had visions of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies dancing all over my head … Continue reading Creamy, Dreamy, and Delicious Homemade Cashew-Almond-Hazelnut Milk