Chocolate Almond Smoothie Recipe (Dairy Free, Sugar Free)

This chocolate almond smoothie is dairy-free and sugar-free yet has a fabulous ice-cream/milkshake consistency. I created this smoothie during my 30 day sugar free challenge to survive chocolate cravings. I was allowed to eat fruit during the no-sugar challenge, so this smoothie uses frozen banana. Frozen bananas are a brilliant way to give an ice-cream … Read more

Avocado Smoothie Recipe: Vegan Green Smoothie

Turns out that giving up sugar for 30 days has a side effect: smoothie addiction! The high speed blender doesn’t even make it back into the cupboard around here anymore. One of our favorites is this mesmerizing Avocado Smoothie Recipe. AVOCADO GREEN SMOOTHIE 1 avocado 1 banana 1 cup pineapple juice (look for 100% NOT … Read more

Confessions of a Gambling Mom: Risk and Reputation in an Uncertain World

Photo of A Gambling Mom: Risk and Reputation in an Uncertain World

It’s been a while since my last post, and there are a few reasons for my blogging hiatus. One of them is that I have two young daughters ages 5 and 7 so much of my time is wrapped up in the demands of motherhood. I also have a “day job” (there’s also a reason … Read more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Smoothie

Smoothies. The self-improvement quick-fix (especially a sweet potato smoothie). Smoothies are always an option when we want to do something good for ourselves, but without a huge investment or life-changing reality-shattering consequences. Not feeling like getting out of bed before dawn for a two hour yoga and meditation practice? Not willing to live without your … 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