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…

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…

Morning Energy Smoothie – Sugar Free, Paleo, Vegan and Keto

It’s got coffee, cacao, protein and a whole lot of healthy fat.  What it doesn’t have is sugar.  But that doesn’t stop it from satisfying and powering up your morning routine.  The combination of fat and caffeine gets your engine going without the jittery feeling that sugar can give you when you add it to…

Carrot Cake Squares

Indulge in a healthy treat!  Free of refined sugars, grains, dairy.  Vegan, raw, paleo.  Made with 100% whole, real ingredients, these luscious carrot cake squares deliver the spice and flavor of a moist carrot cake without industrial oils, white sugar and gluten. Start with heart-healthy almonds and walnuts.  You could also use pecans.  Any combination…

Chocolate Almond Smoothie

This is one of these great smoothie recipes that tastes like it should be bad for you, but is actually full of really good stuff.  Chia and flax offer omega-3 fats and fiber, cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar and it is sweetened only with frozen bananas. Almond extract melds the chocolate, almond and cinnamon…