Baby Kale Raspberry Salad with Nectarine Balsamic Dressing

Baby Kale Raspberry Salad with Nectarine Balsamic Dressing

I just bought the most beautiful organic baby kale, nectarines, and raspberries and the first thing I decided to create was a yummy baby kale raspberry salad with nectarine balsamic dressing! With summer coming to an end soon I’m trying to enjoy as many seasonal fruits and vegetables as I can before they are gone. Juicy nectarines and plump raspberries represent some of the best of summer’s amazing bounty of fresh fruits.  NECTARINES Juicy sweet nectarines are one of the … [Read more...]

Superfoods Cantaloupe Soup 2 Ways

Superfoods Cantaloupe Soup 2 Ways

My two easy cold cantaloupe soup recipes are packed with superfoods to keep you filled with energy! Eating these yummy fruit soups will satisfy and refresh you. Fruit soups are so easy to make, just pop all the cold ingredients into a blender and it’s ready to enjoy immediately. You can also chill the soup overnight to allow the flavors to blend together even better. This summer in Los Angeles has been so hot. In my area we have reached temperatures in the 100’s for the last two … [Read more...]

Yogurt Carob Apple Almond Parfait

Yogurt Carob Apple Almond Parfait

I adore making yogurt parfaits! There is something so satisfying about pairing creamy yogurt with fruit and nuts. I like using both organic Greek yogurt and my recipe for orange coconut yogurt in my parfaits. Making it with coconut yogurt is perfect for anyone who can’t or chooses to not eat dairy because they are on a paleo or vegan diet. Here’s the link to my orange coconut yogurt recipe if you want to try it! Today I made this yogurt carob apple almond parfait with Greek … [Read more...]

Acai Berry Cranberry Tea Sherbet

Acai Berry Cranberry Tea Sherbet

I'm a big tea lover! I drink a cup of tea almost everyday. Right now while I write this post I'm drinking lychee white tea and it's so good! I believe there is nothing better than enjoying a comforting and tasty cup of tea. I also like to use tea in a variety of different recipes to add wonderful flavor and fantastic health benefits to my recipes. The dairy-free sherbet recipe I'm sharing today is made with Zhena's Gypsy Acai Berry tea which is one of my favorite teas. This … [Read more...]

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

Delicious desserts always bring a smile to my face. My favorite desserts contain a combination of different textures like creamy, chewy, and crunchy. My banana coconut chia pudding recipe I'm sharing today fits the bill perfectly because it is creamy from the coconut milk and chewy from the chia seeds, dried banana chips, and coconut. This recipe is from my cookbook "Deliciously Holistic" which is coming out in 2013. Growing up I loved to eat tapioca pudding because I liked the way … [Read more...]

Cultured Apple Goji Berry Compote

Cultured Apple Goji Berry Compote

Probiotic-rich, enzyme-filled cultured or fermented vegetables and fruits are some of the best foods you can eat to improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system. This cultured apple goji berry compote is a great way to enjoy the benefits of cultured foods if you are new to them. This yummy apple compote is a sweet and tangy mix of Fuji apples and goji berries fermented in a fragrant orange, apple, ginger, and cinnamon juice blend. Both adults and children will enjoy this sweet … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Seed Spread

Pumpkin Seed Spread

Pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite super seeds for strength and energy.  I created this pumpkin seed spread as a great dairy-free alternative to creamy cheese spreads. Starting with sprouted or raw nuts and seeds will give you the key nutrients and healthy fats your body requires on a daily basis. Sprouting seeds and nuts removes the enzyme inhibitors and makes them much easier to digest. Enjoy this soft, creamy spread in lettuce leaves, with raw vegetables, or on sprouted grain … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie

Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie

Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie is a fantastic way to start your day with energy and lots of healing foods! Green energy smoothies taste just like fruit smoothies but the color is green. the exception to this green color is when you use dark colored berries. These smoothies are the easiest way to get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables into your daily diet! I have written a post about all the benefits of drinking green smoothies which you can check out once you try this … [Read more...]

Pear Pomegranate Nut Bowl

Pear Pomegranate Nut Bowl

Pears and pomegranates are two of my favorite fruits to eat in the winter months. Whenever I visit the farmers market during this time of the year, I get so excited by all the beautiful varieties of delicious pears along with the ruby red globes of pomegranate goodness!   Pears and pomegranates are an excellent source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fiber.   Pomegranates Pomegranates contain the important phytonutrient ellagic acid which can help … [Read more...]

5 Easy Tips For Making The Best Green Smoothies

5 Easy Tips For Making The Best Green Smoothies

I think green smoothies are one of the easiest drinks you can enjoy to improve your health and increase your energy. If you don’t know how to make a green smoothie the following list of ingredients and easy instructions should help you start creating delicious nutrient-dense smoothies that will fill your body with important nutrients for good health.  5 Easy Tips For Making The Best Green Smoothies  Here are the ingredients you can use to create your own tasty green … [Read more...]

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