Banana split smoothie

Hi! Happy Wednesday to ya 🙂 How’s the day going so far? This week has already been a lot of fun. I took Livi to her yoga class and we planted some herbs in the garden. I might eat my words later, but I feel like you really have to work to kill plants here.…

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Gluten-free, vegan banana pudding

[This post is sponsored via my new partnership with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. Each month, I’ll be creating a recipe using their fantastic Almond Breeze almond milk. Read on for a vegan and gluten-free banana pudding!] Banana pudding is one of my all-time favorite desserts. The bummer is that many restaurants don’t serve it.. unless…

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Homemade Healthy Orange Julius

Dairy-free and healthy, this homemade Orange Julius is a delicious and nutritious treat! Whenever I visit a new spot, try a new restaurant, or whenever someone else cooks something and I get to eat it, I’m inspired to try out a new recipe or flavor combo. All of the things I ate at CR yesterday…

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Salted Baileys Chocolate Truffles

Here’s a fun dessert option for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities this week–salted Baileys chocolate truffles! In a nutshell, I took my favorite vegan cashew truffle recipe and de-raw-ified it by using Baileys instead of almond milk. It was a wise decision, indeed. I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays,…

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Juice thirty

Hiiii 🙂 How’s your day been? Livi has a bit of a cold, so we’ve been laying low over here. My madre came over for a little while so I could drop off our tax documents, and I brought back La Parrilla soup for the the three of us. Their chicken and rice soup is…

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Superfood Snack Bites

Happy Valentine’s Day week! <3 To celebrate, I have a recipe for superfood snack bites! It’s fun to look back and think about how I’ve spent different Valentine’s Days throughout my life: as a little kid, carefully analyzing which boy got which Valentine; in high school, watching sappy movies with my best girlfriends; a college…

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Gingerbread Amazeballs

‘Tis the season for giving, for memories, for making our yard look like a light explosion, for mugs of candy cane green tea while watching “Four Christmases” for holiday-ifying all of my favorite recipes…. The gingerbread amazeball had to happen 😉 Sometimes it’s fun to stick with the usual snack standbys: -egg burritos -salad beast…

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Chocolate orange goji berry clusters

I’ve been bit by some ravenous holiday beast. It’s even more intense than usual, and I’m so excited to start decking the halls. The Pilot keeps catching me trying to sneak Christmas decorations in from the garage.  Along with the normal holiday excitement and preparation, we’ve also gotten into our longtime marital dispute: real Christmas…

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Vitamin C smoothie

Hi friends! I’m off to Boston this morning for a fun Reebok event. This post was supposed to go up much earlier, but as I was about to upload, we had a bit of a… situation. One of the engines in the plane malfunctioned and we made an emergency landing in Dallas. It was the…

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Pumpkin Protein Fudge

Good morning! How’s your morning going? I have just the perfect pumpkin fall recipe to make your day even better–pumpkin protein fudge! 🙂 My day is off to a good start with a 40 minute tempo Oreo (10 minutes easy, 20 minutes fast, 10 minutes easy– the good stuff’s in the middle) and coffee. Always…

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Apple Pie Smoothie

Even though it’s close to 100 degrees, I can still feel a hint of fall in the air. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I’m gonna roll with it 😉 That’s where this apple pie smoothie comes in–it’s a great way to enjoy fall flavors even when the weather hasn’t gotten on board with what…

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Cashew Brownie Batter Bites

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you may remember that I went to raw culinary school. I ate raw while I was there, and learned so much about nutrition, plating and knife skills. I also learned what it’s like to lack knife skills. I sliced my hand hacking a coconut, and there…

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