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Avocado Caprese Salad

avocado caprese salad

This avocado caprese salad is delicious and ridiculously easy.  It’s hard to write a blog about something so easy.  It’s a different take on the traditional caprese and makes the perfect summer lunch. I saw this recipe from cookeatpaleo.com and I had all the stuff to make it.  I’m all about quick and healthy when it comes to lunch. So, this looked right up my alley. Lately, I’ve been avoiding dairy (not completely, but mostly).  I just notice that it...

Mango Yogurt Popsicles

mango yogurt popsicles

My daughter loves Rosanna Pansino and one of our pastimes is to watch Nerdy Nummies on Kids YouTube together.  One day she made pureed watermelon popsicles using a Zoku.  She said it’s the easiest thing in the world and it makes popsicles in 8 minutes.  I was so excited I jumped on Amazon and got one.  And here I am with mango yogurt popsicles. You don’t have to pull out a big instruction booklet to figure out how to use...

Strawberry Date Smoothie

I love dates!  Medjool dates that is….and dates with my handsome husband of course.  So, you should try a strawberry date smoothie. If you haven’t discovered Medjool dates, you’ve got to run out and get some.  Don’t think of them as prunes.  Or, dried plums, whatever.  They are similar in nutrition, but taste so much better. These things relieve constipation naturally. With all the soluble fiber (the best kind) they keep things moving.  So, they’re a great compliment to a...

Frothy Chai Smoothie

frothy chai smoothie

If you’re craving a Frappuccino and you just don’t want the calories or get in your car and sit in a long line at Starbucks, this is a great alternative.  An ice cold frothy chai smoothie is just the ticket on a hot summer day. Sometimes, I want a little treat that isn’t fruity.  I know it has bananas in it.  But, I put a banana in nearly every one of my smoothies.  And, even if you’re not into them,...

Spiralized Sweet Potato with Sriracha Dip

spiralized sweet potato with Sriracha Dip

In our house we eat a ton of sweet potatoes.  Whole, diced, cut into fries.  Why not spiralized?   We’ve seen plenty of recipes for zoodles, so I bought a spiralizer and I found myself sticking a sweet potato on the thing first.  They turned out great! Using this was the easiest ever.  It made a ton of little curly sweet potatoes.  Once I figured it out, it took about 30 seconds to cut each potato.  I’m not usually into gimmicky kitchen...

A Pre-Workout Smoothie that Gives you Energy

pre workout smoothie that gives you energy.

Sometimes when we’re getting ready to workout we need a little kick in the arse before.  Our energy levels are low.  Either we’re rundown from too much stress or not enough sleep.  But, don’t want to eat anything too too heavy right?  This is a light pick-me-up that will give you energy, but not feel too jittery.  A good pre-workout smoothie is perfect! Eggs are great protein, but they’re kinda heavy in the tummy.  You can’t really chow down on a large...

Blueberry Chia Jam

blueberry chia jam

Those mornings where you feel like something sweet but not too sweet!  I had one of those this morning.  I made some blueberry chia jam and it was ridiculously easy and took about 5 minutes.  For reals! I’ve kinda lost my taste for store bought jam, it’s so loaded with sugar and you can hardly taste the fruit. There’s something so good about homemade jam.  We had a peach tree growing up that would decide to give us fruit every...

Dark Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

dark chocolate no bake energy bites

Energy bites popped on the scene a few years ago and they are such a great substitute for granola bars.  I kinda feel like granola bars probably have a shelf life for…what 20 years?  Who knows.  I lost my taste for store bought energy bars, protein bars or any kind of bars you find at the store years ago. I have made a few energy bite recipes, but I stumbled onto this one from Chef Savvy and it’s my favorite! I’ve...

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

tropical turmeric smoothie

As you can tell I’m a big fan of smoothies.  I have to have restraint not to post every one I make.  Pretty much every day I have smoothie in the afternoon.  This one I call tropical because it’s got your mango and pineapple.  Of course I threw in some turmeric. Like all my smoothies this was made with stuff I had available.  It turned out awesome!  I’m remembering this one for sure. Right now pineapples taste like candy, so you definitely...

No Guilt Mint Chocolate Mousse

no guilt mint chocolate mousse

I first tried a similar recipe for this chocolate mousse about a year ago when I was on a detox and it’s my go to chocolate treat in the evening whether I’m detoxing or not!  It’s completely healthy so you’re only getting benefits when you eat this. I decided to try it with chlorophyll to add a minty flavor and it’s fantastic! With avocado, cacao and chlorophyll as the key ingredients, this recipe is completely dairy and refined sugar free.  No...