Turmeric Latte

A beautiful, golden morning latte with plenty of anti-inflammatory benefits.  This warming drink also gently wakes up your digestive system. This drink is so easy and you probably have most of the ingredients in your house right now! Cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom and ginger combine to boost digestion.  These spices are great for bloating, gas and…

Blueberry Mango Tie Dye Smoothie

Well, I originally was trying to create a rainbow effect but this smoothie wanted to get all swirly when I tried to layer the colors.  It still came out looking pretty, tasting great, and delivering a good dose of fruit! It looks like a blueberries-and-cream drink, with the sweetness of mango and banana. Super simple…

No sugar, dairy or gluten- Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Hot summer weather is here and I’ve been making this smoothie bowl a lot.  I love chocolate in the morning and this bowl provides plenty of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates to fuel my day.  Without sugar! I like that if I prep this the night before, it only takes a few minutes and I…

Protein Power Muffins

Grain-free, dairy-free and free from refined sugar, these morning muffins are high in protein and give a decent amount a healthy fat.  I make these for myself with no sweetener added at all, and often enjoy them with nut butter. Pumpkin, squash, or sweet potato puree adds fiber and makes for a soft muffin.  Also,…

Socca Pizza with Onions and Tomatoes

Crispy, savory, protein-packed pizzas with caramelized onions and roasted cherry tomatoes.  Kalamata olives and anchovies add a delicious saltiness to balance the sweetness of the onions. Onions, garlic and cherry tomatoes are caramelized over low heat until golden and soft. Meanwhile, a chickpea flour based socca crisps up in a well-oiled skillet. Top the socca…

Considering Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting, or IF, is a popular notion being promoted these days.  It really is not a new concept.  People have been fasting intermittently through out history, and prior to the development of agriculture, humans were forced to do it quite often as hunter-gatherers.  Studies have linked IF to weight loss. improved markers of health…

Chai Latte Smoothie

Free of refined sugar and dairy but packed with plant-based protein and spicy chai flavors.  In a frozen treat! Cashews, hemp seeds and flaxseeds add creaminess and a punch of protein, with the added benefit of healthy fats. A simple addition of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg add that distinctive chai flavor and aid in…

What’s Worse Than Sugar?

Answer: fake sugar.  It may be tempting to believe that we can drop actual sugars from out diet and still indulge in constant sweetness in the form of miraculous artificial sweetener.  However, there are several reasons why these may be more harmful to our bodies than sugar itself. Your body can’t tell the difference.  When…

Peanut and Sweet Potato Soup

Dairy-free, grain-free and vegan, this creamy, warming soup is a cinch to throw together.  Peanut butter and coconut milk deliver healthy, filling fats.  The sweet potatoes are a great source of complex carbs, vitamin A and antioxidants.  A bell pepper and sauteed onion add sweetness.                    …

Miso and Matcha Noodle Salad

This is a gluten-free, Asian-inspired salad with plenty of vegetables to usher in the late Spring season.  Superfood matcha boosts the power of this dish while miso adds beneficial probiotics.  Ginger aids digestion.  Simple and delicious, this noodle salad comes together quickly. I use a spiralizer to make noodles of zucchini and carrots.  I toss…