Going green? Always make sure you have a “rawnola” on hand. This super-nutty, super-fruity raw vegan buckwheat granola recipe is a crowd pleaser!
Sometimes you need a snack that you can take with you and go. Nothing suits that purpose better than some tasty granola bars. An awesome energy and nutrient-rich snack that you can take with you to work or on the trail. With all manner of nuts and seeds, plus a good helping of chocolate to keep things interesting.
Chia seeds are a fun and wonderful superfood! The gelatinous texture they get once they’ve had some time to soak is so uniquely nice and satisfying, and they are so good for you, too! Chia seeds provide many of the same benefits of flax seeds, but without the need to be ground up to be fully digested. They’re full of Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, and fiber. And they make such awesome pudding!
Chia seed breakfast pudding is great for an easy morning meal that you just pull out of the fridge and enjoy. No need to have all your neurons firing, this delicious breakfast pudding makes morning great whether or not you’re a morning person!
There’s nothing like a good wrap! It’s like a salad sort of, but only better. These raw vegan eggplant tomato wraps are crunchy, spicy and filled with lots of flavors! They make for a great lunch or dinner. It’s a whole new way to enjoy eggplant!
We are primates! We sometimes forget that fact, especially those of us who spend most of our days on our butts. But it’s true! And like all monkeys, we need to stay active to stay healthy. And as a monkey, after a session of monkeying about you need to replenish! Monkeys replenish with bananas and coconuts, so should you too!
This super fun chocolate smoothie has got the benefits of potassium, magnesium, vitamins A and C, and electrolytes to help you bounce back after a workout. It’s also got electrolytes, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. And it’s got chocolate! Harness your inner monkey, enjoy a Monkey Power Chocolate Smoothie!
These cookies are a combination of so many wonderful things! Banana bread, coconut cream, and cookies! You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love any of those things, and these things are all of those things! Raw, vegan, gluten free banana bread coconut cream cookies, and all the ingredients are fruits, seeds, and nuts! Who needs corn syrup??
Imagine a building with no strong and organized internal foundation. It’s chaotic, isn’t it? That too can happen to your body if your hormones are out of whack! Hormones play a huge role in making sure that your body is in its best shape and condition. These minute chemical messengers regulate your moods, reproductive function,…
Fall is approaching, and that means many great things. One of the greatest, of course, is the return of apple season! And what better way to enjoy this most wonderful of fruits than a nice apple pie? Well, if you’re a smoothie person, how about an apple pie smoothie!
This smoothie really is pretty much a no-bake apple pie in a cup, but with the welcome addition of banana for some creaminess and almond milk for some liquidness. It’s all the best parts of apple pie! More transportable, and with nothing not to love. Welcome the approaching autumn with open arms and a full cup. Of apple pie smoothie.
Don’t be fooled by the name of this smoothie! Mango and peach might be the two central ingredients, but there’s a lot more going on here than just those two wonderful fruits! We’ve got bananas, we’ve got celery, we’ve got chia and coconut water. We’ve even got some turmeric.
And that’s just for the base layer! Some of the really fun stuff comes in on the next layer. Here we’ve got our spirulina, our hemp seeds, and of course, our matcha powder. All these high-energy, protein and nutrient rich foods make this an excellent smoothie to enjoy after a good workout.
Of course, you should feel free to throw on any extras you might want. Blueberries and pomegranates make for a fine topping!
The weather outside is beautiful, so get out there and be active! Enjoy life, explore, and play!
Now all that playing and activity can tire us out. We need to refuel! And what better way to grow big and strong that a heavenly delicious chocolate covered protein bar?
Ever had a protein bar that tasted like cardboard? Those days are over. Now a protein bar from a store might taste alright, but is probably filled with added sugars and other weird things. Not so with these awesome bars! Coconut, agave, peanut butter and chocolate are all you need for a delicious taste experience to help power your active lifestyle!
This smoothie may be the smoothie to end all smoothies, but that’s not why it’s called the Omega Smoothie! With delicious and nutritious chia and hemp seeds, this divine concoction will provide you with all sorts of essential fatty acids, not to mention antioxidants, fiber, protein, and a wide variety of nutrients and minerals. And you’ll need all these healthful nutrients as we head into the summer months of long days and fun nights.
Chia is an awesome little seed. They say they make good pets. I’m not so sure about that, but they do add a lovely gel-like thickness to recipes. Great in smoothies, these little things absorb liquid super fast and will expand to several times their original size. As a source of Omega-3s, they’ve got the advantage over flax seeds of not having to be ground up to be digested.
The rest of the Omega Smoothie ingredients need no introduction! Bananas are the all-stars of the smoothie world, and anything with fresh coconut water is bound to be energizing and refreshing. The dates add a bit of sweetness the way only dates can, and cinnamon and nutmeg round it all off with a subtle hint of spice.
The Omega Smoothie makes for a fine day at the beach. Or, if you don’t have a beach near you, a great way to visualize yourself on one anyways!
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And chocolate is the most important food. So any opportunity to combine healthful raw chocolate with breakfast is an opportunity for success!
This raw chocolate chia porridge almost seems like cheating. You get a sweet, delicious breakfast with honest-to-goodness chocolate in it to satisfy the kid in you, but the adult in you doesn’t have to feel guilty about what you just ate. With the bounty of chia seeds for omega fatty goodness, plus the stimulating effects of cacao, this is a great way to start your day.
Plus it tastes amazing. You might not want to have anything other than chocolate chia porridge for breakfast ever again!
Chia can be a wonderful addition to your diet just for fiber content alone and chia pudding is a great way to eat this wonderful and healthy seed.
Chia is high in fiber… The dietary fiber content is approximately 56.5 g per 100 g of seeds — 14.1 g being soluble. Unlike dietary fiber from cereal grains, the soluble fiber content of chia seeds takes more time to travel through the intestinal tract, which helps add bulk to the stool and provides a slower rate of glucose absorption. MayoClinic.com recommends men 50 and younger to consume 38 g of fiber a day; women, 25 g. So, as you can see, chia can be a wonderful addition to your diet just for fiber content alone.
The sweetness of the strawberries in this chia pudding balances the tartness of the rhubarb. The healthy fats found in the coconut cream helps to mellow out the tartness just a tad as well as giving it a wonderful smooth and creamy mouth-feel.
This chia pudding is cooling, refreshing and filling, Enjoy!
One of my favorite winter fruits is LEMONS!! Not only do I love the taste of lemons, I love that it is one of those ingredients that can be used in either sweet or savory dishes. Most of the time I like the savory side of life. Sometimes I like the sweet side too. With these DOUBLE LEMON BAR SORBET TARTS, I get to enjoy both!
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids. Yummy Cheese Cake Tart that is 100% HEALTHY! Yes take a second look…HEALTHY!