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Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter   Whoever said that the flavor combo mint chocolate was limited to candy and ice-cream is about to be proven wrong. This healthy smoothie is packed with vital nutrients, healthy fats, and tons of veggies—and tastes just like your beloved mint chocolate shake. […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

Brownie Batter Hummus

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterThis brownie batter hummus is like nothing you have ever had before and, though it may sound strange at first, be prepared to be 100% addicted after your first bite. I have been raving about this sweet dip for so long that I can […]

Plantain Cookies

Plantain Cookies

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne ingredient that I have been really digging lately is plantains. While they are similar to bananas, I have really fallen in love with their starchy texture, and mild flavor. My most recent plantain experiment turned into these sweet and super soft cookies and […]

Mango Energy Bites

Mango Energy Bites

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterSummer to me means long hikes, soccer tournaments, long days photographing weddings, and thus—all the energy bites. These easy mango energy bites have saved me on many long days when a decent lunch just couldn’t happen. Mango, coconut, and cashews scream summer and these […]

Golden Milk Smoothie Bowl

Golden Milk Smoothie Bowl

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne of my favorite weekend activities is hitting up local cafes and trying new smoothies. Recently, I was out and saw a golden milk smoothie on a cafe’s menu—of course I had to try it. The vibrant golden-colored smoothie was so creamy, sweet, and […]

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne thing that I just can’t get enough of these days is banana bread. Honestly, it never gets old. The other night I whipped this recipe up and haven’t been able to stop snacking on it. I believe that everyone needs a quick and […]

Chocolate Silk Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Silk Smoothie Bowl

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterWhen I took a big spoonful of this smoothie, I could hardly believe that it was really healthy. If you’re into all things chocolaty, thick, and creamy, this bowl is for you. It has become a favorite of mine and I am so excited […]

Blender Banana Pancakes

Blender Banana Pancakes

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterBanana pancakes were a Saturday morning ritual when I was in college. Mark came to visit most Saturdays and we indulged in pancakes together before adventuring off to whatever activities we had planned for the day. These banana pancakes are quick and easy to […]

Fluffy Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Fluffy Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterFriends, today I present to you the best gluten-free waffles you may ever try. No jokes here – this breakfast is the real deal. It is fluffy, perfectly spiced, and easy to make (seriously—your kitchen will not be full of dishes when these are […]

Almond-Chai Smoothie Bowl

Almond-Chai Smoothie Bowl

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterThis recipe was inspired by an incredibly delicious almond-chai smoothie that I had in California on my honeymoon back in September. It was thick, creamy and tasted like a chai-tea-latte smothered in almond-butter. Since then, I have dreamed about making my own version of […]