• 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…

  • Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls
    Bliss Balls,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Snacks,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls (GF/DF/V)

    So I love no bake make ahead snacks I can just pull out of the fridge and hand my kids in 2 seconds flat. You feel me? That’s how I came up with these Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls. They are super easy to make, store well in the fridge, loaded with healthy ingredients but taste like a cookie. No joke, my kids loved them! The base of these delicious treats are gluten free oats, nut butter (I used almond butter), and vegan protein powder. I used Nuzest’s new digestive support protein specially designed for people with digestive trouble. You can grab a jar (and a discount) here. Otherwise, any vanilla protein powder will…

  • fried bananas with coconut cream
    Paleo Sweets,  Treats,  Vegan

    Fried Bananas with Coconut Cream (GF/DF/V/AIP/Paleo)

    We’re talking 10 minute GUT FRIENDLY + PLANT BASED fried bananas with coconut cream. Literally the perfect dessert. Loaded in prebiotics, probiotics and plant based protein, they make your tummy happy. Thanks to the use of UPLIFT FOODS Daily Uplifter which is loaded in superfoods like green banana, sacha inchi, Jeruselum artichoke and high vitamin D mushrooms, you can have your cake and eat it too! So easy to make. First, throw a can of organic coconut cream in the fridge overnight. Second, cut a banana in half (bonus points if its green for more resistant starch and prebiotic fiber). Cook in a pan with some coconut oil. Whip up your coconut cream…