Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie

Here’s a twist on an old favorite.  It’s great for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dessert.  Cool and crisp with the perfect amount of sweetness. No refined sugars and lots of fiber to keep you satisfied and your digestion functioning well. In a blender combine: 2 cups of almond milk (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup water) 5 frozen strawberries (or fresh, even better)* … Continue reading Strawberry Banana and Ginger Smoothie

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Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Still haven’t tried Matcha? Or maybe you’re a major Matcha lover? Either way, this is a great smoothie to experience all the health benefits of this magic green dust. Quick catch up. What is Matcha? It’s a specially grown and processed green tea powder that has a perking but calming effect. I could use both more perk and more calm. Check. Matcha has 137 x … Continue reading Coconut Matcha Smoothie

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Secretly Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie

You want to know a secret? Packing protein into your meals cuts cravings and obliterates hunger. Plus protein helps build strong muscles, which boosts metabolism. So add clean protein to everything! A sneaky way to add protein to smoothies is to…wait for it… add black beans.  Sounds gross, I know, but ain’t nuthin’ gross about this tasty concoction! The beans not only add protein, but also … Continue reading Secretly Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie

RECIPE: Secret “Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream” Smoothie

You want to know a secret? Packing protein into your meals cuts cravings and obliterates hunger. Plus protein helps build strong muscles, which boosts metabolism. So add clean protein to everything! A sneaky way to add protein to smoothies is to… wait for it… add black beans.  Sounds gross, I know, but ain’t nuthin’ gross about this tasty concoction! The beans not only add protein, … Continue reading RECIPE: Secret “Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream” Smoothie

RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

Don’t let the greens fool you! This sweet treat has no added sugar or sweeteners, but could be your favorite new dessert! Try this guilt-free, gluten-free, vegan, all natural, sustaining blood sugar smoothie–you will NOT be disappointed.   In a blender combine: 2 handfuls Spinach (or kale) 1 handful (~1 cup) ice 1/3 cup Coconut unsweetened 3 dates 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2-1 cup almond milk Blend and Believe. (how … Continue reading RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

RECIPE: Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ahh pumpkin season.  The time of year when we, as a nation, overindulge and pack on the pounds.  But did you know that pumpkins are a low-calorie vegetable?! A 100 g serving provides just 26 calories and contains no saturated fat.  Pumpkins are rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. But wait, there’s more! Pumpkins are also a rich source of vitamin A and beta-carotene and are packed … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

RECIPE: Good For You Pumpkin Pie

For those of us who feel compelled to enjoy the seasonal deliciousness that is: Pumpkin Pie, here is an all natural, healthy, dairy-free version. I really went above and beyond for this pie pictured here.  I made my own crust, a real coup for me, you should know. Pie crust Recipe can be found at Smitten Kitchen (or google ” healthy pie crust recipe” or grab … Continue reading RECIPE: Good For You Pumpkin Pie

RECIPE: Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed pudding is a great way to get your sweet fix on while packing in the mega nutrients, not the calories! This recipe and photo comes a la the ladies at POINT, the baddest work out in Portland! CHIA SEED PUDDING: 1 Cup unsweetened almond or unsweetened coconut milk 3 Tbsp chia seeds 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp REAL maple syrup (less if … Continue reading RECIPE: Chia Seed Pudding

RECIPE: Nice Cream Milkshake

I scream and dream of ice cream.  In fact, I just polished off a pint , with little help, last night.  Not ideal I know, but it was all natural.  (Plus, do as I say, not as I do, right?) Thankfully, I have this healthy, easy recipe to curb the ice cream cravings: In a blender combine: 1 cup ice 1 can Lite Organic Coconut … Continue reading RECIPE: Nice Cream Milkshake

RECIPE: Ice-Coffee, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

  This should be called: You’re not gonna believe this tastes this good Smoothie In a Blender (or Vitamix) Combine: 1/2 cup -1 cup milk (Cow, Almond, Hemp–your call–these days I’m using hemp milk, because it’s a superfood and seriously delicious) 1/2 cup ice (just a handful really) 1/4 cup coffee beans or grounds 1/2 banana 1 cup spinach (trust me, you wont taste it! quit … Continue reading RECIPE: Ice-Coffee, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

RECIPE: Kale and Coconut Soup

How do you describe a simple, easy, healthy soup? Souper Dooper, that’s how! Plus I have a suitcase-sized bag of Kale from Whole foods, that despite daily kale smoothies and 2 grains and greens salads, is still occupying an entire shelf in my fridge. Kale delivers a nutritional karate chop while coconut milk provides a delicious creamy texture. The spices bring it up a savory-notch, but … Continue reading RECIPE: Kale and Coconut Soup