Make Your Own Sugar Scrub

Lately I’ve realized the importance of self-care.  This easy sugar scrub is a life saver in the cold winter months, and you might already have these ingredients on hand. It will help keep your hands moisturized and last all season long. Just three ingredients to make it yourself! Note:  These also make great gifts around…

Smoothie Bowl with Blueberry, Banana, Coconut, and Cashews

Smoothie bowls are an excellent way to start the day! Fresh blueberries, creamy bananas and Greek yogurt with a touch of cinnamon. Topped with flax-seeds, oats, cashews, and shredded coconut. This smoothie bowl is my new go to breakfast go to! Note: Use a dairy-free yogurt and milk found at most supermarkets. Yield: 1 bowl…

Overnight Oatmeal with Cherries, Coconut, and Cinnamon

Cherries, coconut flakes, and a touch of cinnamon, this is one of my favorites to make. It just takes a few minutes to prepare the night before and in the morning, you’re ready to start the day with a filling healthy breakfast!  Yield:  1 serving Ingredients: ¼ cup whole rolled oats 2 tbsp. golden raisins ½…

Strawberry Heaven Smoothie

Ah Smoothies! I love them. When I’m post-workout, or when I want a creamy sweet treat in the Summertime I’ll whip up one of these and be on cloud nine. The combination of coconut milk, strawberries, and red grapes is so delicious! Yield: 1 smoothie Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 6 frozen…

Sauteed Kale Salad with Shredded Coconut and Pecans

Kale is such a fantastic green loaded with healthy benefits. The shredded coconut gives this salad a light sweetness, and the pecans lend a nice texture and crunch. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil, sunflower, or coconut oil 1 bunch kale ( curly, lacinato, tuscan, any kind you like) 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened…

Cantaloupe, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie

  After a workout or when I’m on the go I love to make smoothies. You can use this formula and mix any fruit or non-dairy milk you like. I also love using pineapple, strawberries, and spinach in my smoothies. Grab your blender and let’s get started! Yield: 1 smoothie Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1/2…

Chickpea Salad with Cashews, Snow Peas, and Sweet Chili Sauce

There are so many wonderful flavors and textures in this salad. Chickpeas, snap peas, red pepper, coconut flakes, and cashews tossed in a sweet chili sauce  compliments all the ingredients so well. I love making this for summer parties and gatherings with friends. Note: You can find sweet chili sauce in the international food isles…

Peanut Butter Protein Balls with Coconut and Pecans

This no bake treat is so delicious. I’m a sucker for peanut butter, and this snack packs good protein punch. Shredded coconut flakes, maple syrup, and pecans make this a real treat. Yield: 26 x 1″ balls Ingredients: 1 cup natural peanut butter 1 tbsp. crushed pecans 3 tbsp. maple syrup 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut…

Almond and Apricot Granola

I absolutely love making granola and making it yourself is so simple and more cost-effective than buying it in the store.  I love to make it on cool mornings, it warms up the house and makes my home smell wonderful.  Granola is great for breakfast with milk, on top of yogurt, over poached fruit, and even with…