• superfood bars
    Good Mood Food,  Paleo Sweets,  Treats,  Vegan

    Vegan Superhero Fruit and Nut Bars (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    I originally intended to call these “superfood bars” but my kids kept calling them superhero bars and eventually the name just stuck. These delicious fruit and nut bars are super simple to make, chock full of healthy ingredients, and taste delicious. In fact, I have made them three times in the last month! Vegan Superfoods Now let’s talk about what’s in these bad boys. First we have lots of nuts and seeds including walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds. Did you know, a study found that eating fruit and nut bars are NOT FATTENING despite the increased calories? That’s right. They will NOT make you gain weight. Maybe it’s…

  • healthy vegan ice cream
    Good Mood Food,  Ice Cream,  Treats,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Homemade Plant Based Ice Cream: Wild Blueberry & Acai (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    I just got a simple ice cream churner and let me tell you it’s life. changing. I’m seriously obsessed. No more sugar and additive laden ice cream. It’s so easy to make it yourself! This version has a coconut milk base. Plant based ice cream is where it’s at! If you want to check out my other delicious vegan ice cream recipe using a cashew milk base click here. It’s a favorite, but this recipe was my kid’s first choice as it has a creamy tropical feel. Ingredients Here’s what you’ll need (only 6 ingredients!): Wild frozen blueberries Honey, agave or maple syrup 1 can full fat coconut milk 1 can coconut cream…

  • cherry cashew ice cream
    Good Mood Food,  Ice Cream,  Paleo Sweets,  Treats,  Vegan

    Easy Homemade Vegan Ice Cream: Cherry Cashew (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    It’s getting hot here in Arizona and what better way to cool off than with a big bowl of this Easy Homemade Vegan Ice Cream? I love ice cream. In fact, it’s one of my favorite desserts. Unfortunately the milk and cream in it leave me feeling bloated and not-so-great. And the dairy free options at the grocery store are expensive and loaded in added sugars and additives. That’s why I decided to create my own. First, I bought a super simple inexpensive ice cream churner. I got the small Cuisinart one on Amazon. My favorite non dairy ice cream has a cashew milk base so I decided to make my own using…

  • smoothie bowl
    Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Good Mood Food,  Paleo,  Vegan,  Vegetarian,  Whole 30

    Mood Boosting Smothie Bowl (GF/DF/Paleo/V)

    Seriously. This month has been crazy. Am I right? Between fears at work and in the community, my a because of the COVID pandemic, my anxiety has skyrocketed. That’s why I created this simple mood boosting smoothie bowl that is loaded with only the good stuff, specifically targeted to lift your mood. We all love a good smoothie bowl and trust me, this one is on point. Mood Lifting Ingredients Bananas: Known for their delicious flavor and creamy consistency, bananas are the star of the show here. I slice up some slightly green ones for extra prebotic fiber which has been linked to lower rates of depression. They are also high in Vitamin…

  • Ruby Red Fruit Salad
    AIP,  Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Detox,  Good Mood Food,  Paleo,  Salad,  Sides,  Snacks,  Vegan,  Vegetarian,  Whole 30

    Ruby Red Fruit Salad (GF/DF/Paleo/AIP/V)

    Sometimes the most simple things are absolutely the most delicious. This simple fruit salad highlights the red fruits of the season: juicy watermelon, tangy raspberry oranges, sweet strawberries and perfectly refreshing pomegranate seeds. Have you heard the theory that nature gives you clue’s regarding the foods you eat? For example, strawberries cut in half look like teeth and they in fact have malic acid in them which naturally whitens your teeth. Or sliced carrots look like eyes and they are loaded in vitamin A which is great for your vision. Or how citrus looks like a woman’s breast, a sweet potato looks like a pancreas, grapes look like the lungs, avocado a uterus,…