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…

Green Kale Lemonade

A green kale-based smoothie that is so easy to drink.  Sweet, tart and ultimately refreshing.  It is a brightening wake-up to any morning. A handful of baby kale, half of a cucumber, lemon juice and a sweet crisp variety of apple come together easily into a simple, healthy drink. Add more lemon juice for a…

Apple Pie Smoothie

A delicious smoothie containing fruit, nuts and spices.  Start with beautiful, creamy raw cashews.  These little nuts are so great in smoothies for adding texture, thickness and great flavor. It is worth taking the time to soak the dates and cashews, as this is what gives the smoothie the “pie crust” flavor and creaminess. Then…

Aztec Warrior Breakfast

Quinoa, an amazing protein-rich grain joins with energy-boosting maca and antioxidant rich berries for a wholesome, warming breakfast! I highly recommend using the I Heart Keenwah brand of quinoa flakes because it is deliciously toasted, with no traces of “grassiness” or bitterness. It also has 5 grams of protein per serving and cooks in no…

Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola

This is a fantastic, unsweetened granola that features buckwheat, a gluten-free pseudo-grain that is actually not related to wheat at all.  It has highly digestible protein, an array of minerals and helps to stabilize blood sugar.  Combined with the magnesium, vitamin E and protein of almonds and sunflower seeds, bound together with coconut oil and…

Whole Food Real Pecan Pie -Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is a beautiful, whole food, refined sugar free, raw pecan pie.  I made it in an 8″ cake pan this year.  Fancy, I know…   Made with raw pecans, whole dates, organic raisins, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.  It is full of flavor and nutrients!   Great with a scoop of…

Low Sugar Chocolate Energy Bombs

This recipe was developed to use up the almond meal leftover after making homemade almond milk.  If you don’t have this on hand, you can substitute store bought almond flour/meal. These are great little energy bombs.  I love popping a few in my mouth as I’m running out the door to yoga practice, with a…