I haven’t gotten my hands on one of those whip cream makers yet (you can make your own whip cream out of coconut milk!), but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy some whip cream every once in awhile- hand whipped and home sweetened. 1/2 pint organic whipping cream (I am a stickler on this organic … More Guilt Free Whip Cream
To me, “happy” and “healthy” = dairy free and sugar free. While I don’t put dairy in the same category as sugar, I find that my body and I are much happier without it…and a whole cup of sugary-milkiness would lead to tummy-ache!Ingredients: 1/4 + 1/8 cup raw cacao powder 1/2 cup of dates, pitted … More Happy Healthy Hot Chocolate
5 ways to eat more greens and make them palatable AND enjoyable!: Smother with your favorite sauce, dressing, or marinade…even if it’s chocolate sauce! Example: Dino Kale with Tahini Sauce 1 bunch of dino kale 12 garlic cloves 1⁄2 tsp sea salt 1⁄2 cup tahini 1⁄3 cup lemon juice 1⁄4 cup olive oil 1⁄4 cup … More Eating Greens Made Simple
Have you ever enthusiastically tried to open a pomegranate to enjoy the sweet tartness of its seeds, and instead were left frustrated and covered in a red bloody mess? Struggle no more! The easiest way to open the fruit and remove the seeds is to do it underwater at the kitchen sink. Make a single … More How to Eat a Pomegranate
Sometimes I just crave the chewy soft texture of a good slice of bread. Gluten-free varieties are usually dry and hard or filled with added sugars, and I don’t feel much better about purchasing gluten varieties due to my own health issues. So this month I’ve been experimenting with making nut and seed based breads, … More Flour-free Flour Bread
Who needs flour based pasta when you have zucchini!?! Thinly sliced or grated through a spiralizer, zucchini is a great alternative for noodle dishes. I was particularly pleased with this combination of squash, tomatoes, and meatballs – also gluten free!
Turmeric root, cinnamon, chia and flax seeds, and dark leafy greens are rich in anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut water is nature’s sport drink, containing significant amounts of potassium, mangesium, and other vitamins and minerals. And dark leafy greens like kale are a superfood of cleansing and healing properties.
Grain-free and sugar-free
For those hot days when you want something fun to drink, but don’t want all the sugar and other crap that comes in Margarita mixes. Seriously, have you read the label of margarita mixes lately? High fructose corn syrup, yellow 1, blue 5, polysorbate 60,….and even in ones advertised as made with agave nectar. The … More Sugar-free Margarita
I love the combination of raspberries and yogurt – plain yogurt gives it a zippy tart taste (SweetShine recommended) or if you must have your sweetner, add lightly sweetened vanilla yogurt for a smoother taste. Serves 1-2 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 cup plain yogurt (I like the Greek yogurt) 1 tb chia seeds 1 … More Raspberry Smoothie