Pineapple, Peach, Lemon, and Greens Smoothie

I’m addicted to smoothies……such a great way to get fruits and vegetables into your body! So delicious, this drink is packed with bright flavors perfect for after a workout or breakfast on the run. Filled with sweet pineapple juice, brightness from the lemon, and collard greens to get some veggies too. Grab your blender and…

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

I love smoothies. The combination of rich chocolate, sweet blueberries with a hint of cinnamon is so delicious! Grab your blender and try this one, you won’t regret it!  Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies Ingredients: 1 cup dairy-free chocolate milk 1 cup water 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 tsp. cinnamon…

Mixed Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is sweet and refreshing and the touch of cinnamon compliments the berries so well. Grab your blender and you’ll have this one done in 5 minutes. I love using frozen fruit, especially in the winter when it may not be seasonal, you can still get all the nutrients and save money too. Yield:…

Pineapple and Parsley Smoothie

This smoothie is so refreshing! The combination of fresh parsley and pineapple juice is so cleansing, and cool. This has become a new favorite of mine to make in the mornings. For quick smoothies I like to keep peeled frozen cucumber in the freezer along with bananas, and other fresh fruits to make smoothies a…

Mixed Berry Salad with Spinach

This spinach salad is so light and the fresh berries make a great combination. Try it with my  sesame ginger dressing, recipe below. Yield: 2 salads Ingredients: 3 cups fresh spinach leaves 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries) 1/2 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cucumber 2 celery stalks 1 tbsp. sesame seeds For the…

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake with Spinach

This is my morning go to. This shake is packed with healthy protein and vitamins. It’s a light and refreshing drink that keeps me full and gets me moving in the morning! Just a few ingredients and you’re ready to start the day. Grab your blender, and let’s get started. Note: This is a great basic shake…

Funfetti Banana Muffins

Sprinkles make everything better! I love the little pops of color and these muffins are so moist and delicious! I used almond extract and a sugar substitute splenda so this recipe is 99% sugar free except for the sprinkles! Yield: 16 muffins Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 eggs (use an egg liquid…

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…

Summer Salad with Kiwi, Cherries, Romaine, and Red Cabbage

I love making simple salads I can make in minutes. This lovely salad has crispy romaine lettuce, shredded red cabbage, fresh kiwi, and sweet cherries. Its great on hot days, and for a quick and delicious meal at home. Yield: 1 small salad Ingredients: 1 cup romaine lettuce 1/3 cup shredded red cabbage 1 kiwi…

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…

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…

Freezer Staple: Lemons and Citrus Fruit

Good morning! I’ve always been a fan of having fresh lemons to add to my water, or green tea. I like to buy a bag of them instead of just a few. This way I can have them longer, and add them into my cooking as well. Some weeks though I don’t always go through…

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…