Vegan Dark Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Dessert doesn’t have to be unhealthy! It is possible to make delicious versions of the food we love using wholesome, healthy ingredients, like dark chocolate–a SuperFood! Research indicates that dark chocolate seems to contribute to heart health by lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow.1 Excellent! Let’s eat some. And don’t let the dairy industry fool you … Read more

Mango Spinach Smoothie Recipe

We’re almost halfway through the Green Smoothie 30 Day Challenge and the effects of drinking a green smoothie every day are definitely noticeable! This Mango Spinach Smoothie Recipe was one of the tastiest green smoothies I made recently. This is a hyper busy month for me, and I have a lot more energy after drinking … Read more

Easy Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

These easy vegan blueberry pancakes are super healthy while still fluffy and delicious. I’ve always suspected that it’s possible to make healthy versions of desserts and other treats, and this blueberry pancake recipe confirms my suspicion! This easy pancake recipe uses blueberries, apples, flax seeds, and whole wheat. The pancakes are also vegan, dairy-free and have no … Read more

Green Smoothie 30 Day Challenge

November is almost here and it’s time for another 30 Day Trial. In honor of my beloved high speed blender and a desire to consume more leafy greens, I’ve decided to create a green smoothie habit. The goal is to drink a green smoothie every day for 30 days. It’s easier to succeed at a 30 Day … Read more

Vitamix Review: How a High Speed Blender Changed My Life

Berry Breakfast Smoothie: Dairy-free Vegan with Flax

When you think of ways to change your life, improve your health, have more energy, money and free time, a high speed blender is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But after experiencing first hand what these beasts can do, I felt compelled to write this Vitamix review so that more people … Read more

Easy Whole Grain Hot Breakfast Cereal Recipe (Vegan and Gluten Free!)

Are you in a grain rut? Do you often have oatmeal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and perhaps pasta or ethnic food for dinner? If yes, then you are in danger of being in a grain rut! Think about what grains you eat and how often you eat them. Imagine you wrote down every … Read more

Pineapple Broccoli Smoothie Recipe

During my 30 Day No Sugar Challenge I made a ridiculous amount of smoothies. Now, the reader ought to know that not every smoothie tastes good. You can’t just throw a bunch of stuff into your blender and expect the results to be amazing every time. This is especially true for green smoothies, because as … Read more

30 Day Workout Challenge Results

The 30 Day Exercise Challenge was a success—I exercised every day in August, so it turned out to be a 31 day workout challenge. (May 2020 Update: My youngest daughter just turned six, and I’m finally getting around to healing my core from pregnancy and childbirth! I didn’t wait 6 years because I was lazy, … Read more

Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Berry Breakfast Smoothie: Dairy-free Vegan with Flax

Out here in the Sierra Foothills, wild blackberries are so abundant that they are considered a weed! I’ll grant that the brambles are invasive, but I’ve always found it odd that the grocery store sells blackberries for $4 per half pint while the hardware store next door sells bottles of toxic blackberry killer. During blackberry … Read more