Pumpkin Scones

A warm, healthy breakfast treat that celebrates fall.  Gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and sugar free. Warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices pair with delicious cooked sweet potato. Although these scones are vegan, they would be delicious slathered with ghee or grass-fed butter.  Also, almond butter, apple butter or even peanut butter. Pumpkin Scones 1 lb cooked sweet…

Grain-free Harvest Spice Muffins

Can a muffin be grain-free and still be a muffin?  What if it is also sugar-free, dairy-free and egg-free? Does it even matter if it tastes as good as these? Well, “What the heck is in it?” you might be asking.  Plant-based protein, healthy fat and lots of goodies like apple chunks, raisins and pecans. …

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…

Grain-free, Sugar-free Apple Spice Muffins

It’s only mid-August but I’m already starting to think about apples, pumpkins and the wonderful spices associated with fall weather.   It’s such a comforting combination; harvest fresh fruit and the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.  I love that treats like this can be delicious and healthy! These delicious little apple muffins are packed with protein…

Mint Chip Smoothie – Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-free

Cool peppermint, crunchy cacao nibs in a tall glass of green goodness!  This is a great summer smoothie that packs delightful ice-cream like flavor and a host of health benefits. I pick peppermint grown fresh from my garden, and this recipe is worth seeking out the actual herb rather than using peppermint extract.  Mint is…

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,…

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…