Grain-free, Vegan, Paleo Pancakes

Made with almond flour, these pancakes deliver more protein that the usual grain-based breakfast treat.  Tapioca starch bind the almond flour, keeping the pancakes from crumbling.  They need to cook for a bit longer, and the result is pleasantly crispy with delicious depth of flavor. Sweetened with applesauce, vanilla and a touch of maple syrup,…

Chocolate Omega Bowl

A fast and easy breakfast bowl filled with plant-based omega fats.  This entire dish is high in many quality healthful fats, and would fit into a keto-tarian diet. Healthy fats are so crucial to your brain and hormonal health. It also gets an adaptogenic boost with the addition of maca powder, great for stamina, energy,…

Samoa Smoothie Bowl

Coconut…chocolate…caramel!  Those cookies that can create such a cravings, yet are full of restricted ingredients for many people.  Can a smoothie this decadent possibly be good for you?  Yes! Unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut milk are full of healthy saturated fats.  The caramel-like sweetness of dates merges with deep chocolate protein powder to create that…

Grain-free Spice Snack Muffins

Here’s a healthy muffin recipe that suits both Paleo and Vegan diets, won’t spike your blood sugar and delivers a nice dose of antioxidants.  Cold weather gets me baking, and yearning for warm goodies from the oven.  In order to balance out my desire for increased carbohydrates, I keep these grain-free, high in healthy fats…

Nut Butter Cookie Bites – Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo and Vegan

Easy little treats that kids and adults alike will enjoy!  I start with a base of oats, but for a paleo option, use unsweetened shredded coconut.  Nut butter – either peanut butter or almond butter – binds the dough together with a boost of protein.  You can fold in raisins for an oatmeal raisin cookie…

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

I love taking a few extra minutes a night to prep an easy morning breakfast.  It helps out when I’ve got a busy morning, or when I just feel too lazy to cook anything. Overnight oats are simply oats soaked in liquid in the refrigerator overnight so that they are plump and creamy in the…

Forbidden Rice and Coconut Mango Parfait

This idea is a spin off of a Jamie Oliver breakfast recipe that I came across.  Forbidden rice, or black rice, is a rich source of antioxidants.  This recipe is sweetened only with fruit, which provides ample vitamins and minerals as well as a delicious taste. Topped with shredded coconut and macadamia nuts, this parfait…

Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Mug

A low-sugar, quick and easy breakfast treat.  This easy mug is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and protein.  With no added sugar, the sweetness comes from real strawberries. The base is made with almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut and walnuts. The batter is thick and pink colored.  Microwave for 2 minutes. Easy, fast and fun!…