This one in particular is a new favorite of mine. The Dates give some sweetness and the extra banana makes it really smooth and creamy. Grab your blender and let's get started! Yield: 1 smoothie Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 3 dates - pitted 1/2 cup fresh strawberries 1 cup fresh spinach 1/2 cup fresh romaine… Continue reading Strawberry and Banana Smoothie with Spinach and Dates
Pesto is one of my great loves, and this one is dairy-free! I love this with pasta salads, zoodles, wraps, and roasted vegetables is wonderful too. Ingredients: 4 ounces of fresh basil 1/2 cup walnuts 1 tbsp. ground flax-seed 1-1 1/2 cups olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Preparation: In a blender/… Continue reading Basil, Walnut, and Flax Seed Pesto
This week between Christmas and New year's is always a time for reflection... and it's also a time to celebrate. 2019 will be my 3rd year since I started and created this blog. The end of this month also marks my first month of minimizing my wardrobe without spending any money on new clothes. In… Continue reading Looking forward to 2019!
If you want a fast sweet treat bananas are the perfect option! Frozen bananas lend the perfect consistency similar to real ice cream, without the extra fat and sugar. Add in any toppings you like and you've got the perfect dessert. I love to add in dark chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, strawberries, walnuts, cashews, and… Continue reading Raw Banana Ice Cream
When I have a craving for fries, I love to make these simple and delicious wedges. I love the combination of smoked paprika and the sweetness of the potato. Serve with a simple sauce and see how fast these go! Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes 1 tsp. paprika salt and pepper Preparation: Pre… Continue reading Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Smoked Paprika
This dish is a light and healthy way to have your burger fix. The chickpeas have a great texture when blended and the fresh herbs really stand out in this dish. Serve with your favorite toppings on a roll, or as is with a salad and your favorite dressing. This mix is also great to… Continue reading Chickpea Burgers with Cilantro and Parsley
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:… Continue reading Pineapple Triple Berry Smoothie
This simple recipe has less than 10 ingredients and minimal prep time. Mushrooms are a great meat substitute you can use in so many ways. This recipe is great as is, over wild rice, lentils, or even on top of a salad. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 portabella mushrooms 1 can dark red kidney beans… Continue reading Baked Portabella Mushrooms with Kidney Beans, Green Beans, Walnuts, and Fresh Basil.
Tostadas are a quick meal you can make and top with your favorites! I love to have these for dinner after a busy day. Loaded with beans, avocado, salsa, dairy-free sour cream, spinach they are so crunchy, savory, and satisfying. I love to also make these with chopped mushrooms, sauteed veggies like squash and zucchini,… Continue reading Vegan Take Out: Refried Black Bean Tostadas for Two