Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter (Paleo + Vegan)

This Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a decadent homemade nut butter that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. This paleo and vegan chocolate spread is perfect with bananas, apples, oatmeal, or with a spoon!

This Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a decadent homemade nut butter that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. This paleo and vegan chocolate spread is perfect with bananas, apples, oatmeal, or with a spoon!

*2017 Update* Back atcha with another recipe update during these slower summer months :) this Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a delicious, easy nut butter recipe that will knock your socks off. The recipe was originally posted back in July 2014. Try this one drizzled on this Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl for the ultimate delicious treat!

Let me start by telling you that this jar of dark chocolate coconut almond butter was finished in a few very short days. I ate probably ate it 3 times a day on everything from toast to apples to a spoon while it lasted. [Read more…]

Blueberry Almond Butter Grain-Free Granola (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Blueberry Almond Butter Grain-Free Granola is an easy and satisfying gluten-free, vegan and paleo granola recipe that makes the perfect breakfast or snack. It’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients and is loaded with filling nuts and healthy fats to keep you satisfied.

This Blueberry Almond Butter Grain-Free Granola is an easy and satisfying gluten-free, vegan and paleo granola recipe that makes the perfect breakfast or snack. It's made with simple, wholesome ingredients and is loaded with filling nuts and healthy fats to keep you satisfied.

Remember I told you a bit about my experience at Lightning in a Bottle in my recent Vegan Golden Milkshakes post?? Well, what I didn’t tell you about was all the amazing food that we brought with us.

I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find healthy delicious treats, so of course I came prepared. Even though we found more wholesome tasty treats than we knew what to do with, it was still ridiculously comforting to be able to come back to the campsite and have an apple with some homemade strawberry cashew butter or chocolate chip cookie dough nut butter. [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Beet Donuts

These Chocolate Beet Donuts are incredibly moist and chocolatey, with a naturally pink-tinted beet frosting on top! These gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free donuts make the perfect indulgent breakfast, snack, or dessert. This post is sponsored by LoveBeets.

These Chocolate Beet Donuts are incredibly moist and chocolatey, with a naturally pink-tinted beet frosting on top! These gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free donuts make the perfect indulgent breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Happy National Donut Day!!! I sure hope you’ve got some donut goodness going on today – whether it’s in your kitchen, or you’re grabbing a delish donut from the local donut shop.

If you’re looking to forgo store bought in favor of something a little healthier and totally delicious, might I recommend the chocolate beet donut beauties you’re currently staring at? They’re BEYOND – a few of these is definitely how I’m celebrating today’s holiday. [Read more…]

Maple Almond Butter with Chia, Flax and Hemp Seeds

This Maple Almond Butter is made with maple roasted almonds and a hint of vanilla, and made even more nutritious with sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds! You’re going to want to spread this almond butter on everything.

This Maple Almond Butter is made with maple roasted almonds and a hint of vanilla, and made even more nutritious with sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds! You're going to want to spread this almond butter on everything.

***2017 Update*** Back atcha with another updated recipe – this one is an OLDIE! We’re talking six years old – this Maple Almond Butter was originally posted back on March 17th, 2011! If you hang around here, you know I make ALLLL the nut butters these days, but this Maple Almond Butter was the FIRST flavored nut butter I ever made at home. There’s a major sense of nostalgia and pride right there, so this recipe definitely has a special place in my heart.

It’s just as delicious as I remembered it being, with the maple syrup adding just enough sweetness and the seeds adding extra texture and nutrition. All the goodness, right there! These post below is left just as it went up six years ago…enjoy my seventeen year old self.  [Read more…]

Chocolate Strawberry Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it’s so delicious you’ll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it’s loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it's so delicious you'll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it's loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

***2017 Update*** You guys have probably noticed I’ve been updating a lot of older recipes with new photos! This is another one of those – this Chocolate Strawberry Granola was posted last year, and has become a major favorite of mine and for lots of you. It’s beyond easy and always satisfying. I love it with yogurt or almond milk and berries, or just as a snack. 

As usual, I’ve left the words in the post the same as when it was originally posted for nostalgia’s sake…even though it was a little brutal reliving my LASIK experience in this post 😂 thank goodness that was over a year ago! Scroll down for the recipe, and enjoy! :)
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Banana Cherry Smoothie Bowl (Paleo + Vegan)

This Banana Cherry Smoothie Bowl is a healthy and delicious breakfast treat! It’s refreshing, filling, and loaded with beautifying superfoods. Add all your favorite toppings for a treat suited just to your tastes.

This Banana Cherry Smoothie Bowl is a healthy and delicious breakfast treat! It's refreshing, filling, and loaded with beautifying superfoods. Add all your favorite toppings for a treat suited just to your tastes.

This smoothie bowl has been waiting to be posted for a loooooong, long time – I’ve been making this one for a WHILE, and it’s definitely one of my favorite smoothie bowls to date.

The only reason it’s taken so long to get posted? I wanted fresh cherries for the photos. And they’re finally here, so here we go! [Read more…]

Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl is refreshing and chocolatey – it’s an absolutely delicious way to start the day! This easy recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and comes together in 5 minutes. This post is sponsored by Silk #TopItTuesday.

This Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl is refreshing and chocolatey - it's an absolutely delicious way to start the day! This easy recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and comes together in 5 minutes.

It is starting to really feel like spring around here. Yesterday was a warm and pretty perfect 78ºF here in San Diego, and today is pretty much the same. The nights are warmer, and the chilly bite is finally subsiding.

How’s it feeling around you guys? Starting to warm up and feel like spring just yet?! I still can’t believe it’s already mid-April – warm summer days are approaching fast! [Read more…]

No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars (Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars are loaded with nuts, coconut, and dried fruit for a filling and delicious snack that will fill you up and satisfy your tastebuds! These Paleo + vegan granola bars are the perfect thing to keep on hand for when hunger hits.

These No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars are loaded with nuts, coconut, and dried fruit for a filling and delicious snack that will fill you up and satisfy your tastebuds! These Paleo + vegan granola bars are the perfect thing to keep on hand for when hunger hits.

Are you a homemade granola bar person, or more of a grab-and-go from the box type? To be honest, I haven’t been the biggest granola bar person in general for most of my life – I just prefer to sit down and eat a real meal than something on the go.

But, as we all know, sometimes grab and go has got to do. For those times, I loooove having a batch of homemade granola bars on hand, and I usually have a healthy, homemade bar of some sort hanging out in my fridge or freezer for those times. [Read more…]