• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Paleo Sweets,  Treats,  Vegan

    The Best Chocolate Avocado Frosting (GF/DF/V/Paleo/AIP)

    This is the best chocolate avocado frosting on the planet. Featured here in my chocolate peanut butter Nutsola tart, but also delicious pipped inside fruit or straight out of a bowl with a spoon (not that I’m speaking from experience.) It took me a long time to make this. I kept thinking it would taste like avocado but you actually can’t taste the avocado at all!! The rich chocolately cacao powder takes over. The avocado makes it creamy. The coconut oil adds a bit of silk and shine. And the agave syrup and vanilla powder give it that true frosting sweetness. Health Benefits of Avocados We all know avocados are healthy. But why?…

  • Paleo Red Velvet Brownies
    Paleo Sweets,  Treats

    Paleo Red Velvet Brownies (GF/DF/Paleo)

    These are the ultimate brownie. Deeply fudgy. Insanely moist. Extremely decadent. But secretly loaded with 100% natural and healthy ingredients. What? Your whole family will DIE for them. Seriously, I had to make 2 batches of these Paleo Red Velvet Brownies in 1 week. Chocolate is Healthy Did you know chocolate is a health food? No seriously, it’s loaded in antioxidants. Milk chocolate gives it a bad rap because it’s low in the superfood cacao and high in sugar. But dark chocolate is wonderful for health. Did you know chocolate has more antioxidants than blueberries? Learn more about the health benefits of chocolate and how to select the right chocolate check out my…