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…]

Strawberry Chia Jam (Paleo + Vegan)

This Strawberry Chia Jam is an easy and delicious way to preserve the summer’s freshest, sweetest strawberries! This four ingredient recipe is naturally thickened with chia seeds and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. You’ll love this easy paleo + vegan recipe.

This Strawberry Chia Jam is an easy and delicious way to preserve the summer's freshest, sweetest strawberries! This four ingredient recipe is naturally thickened with chia seeds and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. You'll love this easy paleo + vegan recipe.

When was the last time you had a perfectly ripe, super sweet and juicy strawberry? If your answer isn’t in the last week or so, you’re doing summer wrong!

Luckily, I can say the last time I had one was about an hour ago at the farmer’s market, where I bought a few pints of picked-this-morning local strawberries that were warm from the sun and incredibly delicious. Plump, sweet, and so juicy the juice runs down your chin – just as a great strawberry should be. [Read more…]

Frozen Caramel-Swirled Banana Bars (Gluten Free + Paleo)

These Frozen Caramel Banana Bars are easy to make in a blender or food processor, and they’re super creamy and refreshing. These gluten-free and paleo bars have a chewy pecan-date crust, topped with banana nice cream and a caramel swirl. This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.

These Frozen Caramel Banana Bars are easy to make in a blender or food processor, and they're super creamy and refreshing. These gluten-free and paleo bars have a chewy pecan-date crust, topped with banana nice cream and a caramel swirl.

I’ve been making these frozen caramel banana bars since last summer, when I first dreamt up this recipe. I’ve been testing it since, with different types of caramel and different versions of crust, trying to get it just right for you guys. 

It had to happen this summer, because I can’t give you guys frozen treats when it’s cold out…though that would definitely make them easier to photograph. But these guys were meant for summer – they’re cool, creamy, and refreshing. Definitely the thing you want on a warm spring or summer day! [Read more…]

Vegan Golden Milkshakes

Golden Milkshakes are smooth, creamy, and refreshing, and they’re loaded with anti-inflammatory turmeric and other health-boosting spices. This easy drink recipe is one you’ll love sipping on hot days! This post is sponsored by Silk.

Golden Milkshakes are smooth, creamy, and refreshing, and they're loaded with anti-inflammatory turmeric and other health-boosting spices. This easy drink recipe is one you'll love sipping on hot days!

Oh man, you guys. It feels like it’s been a while since I wrote a post, since I dropped off the face of the Internet for the past week! I mentioned that I was heading off the Lightning in a Bottle music festival last week, but I assumed I’d have a way to charge my phone and some service while I was there.

Wellll…turns out, my phone died as soon as we arrived, and my charger didn’t work, so I embraced the opportunity and just went phoneless from Wednesday to Monday. It was liberating, to be honest, and a much needed break from my very phone and technology-centered life. [Read more…]

No-Bake Lime Tarts (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Lime Tarts are smooth and creamy with a bright, refreshing lime flavor. These no-bake, raw tarts are easy to make and they’re gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. They’re the perfect cool summer treat!

These No-Bake Lime Tarts are smooth and creamy with a bright, refreshing lime flavor. These no-bake, raw tarts are easy to make and they're gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. They're the perfect cool summer treat!

Remember those No-Bake Lemon Tarts I made for you a few weeks ago??? With their incredibly smooth and tart filling, they stayed on my mind a lot longer than they lasted in my kitchen. They disappeared SO quickly and to such rave reviews, I was immediately craving another batch.

I also heard from a few of you who made and loved them. As I was chatting with one girl about how much she enjoyed them, I proposed the idea of wanting to change the crust around a bit. She concurred, and we agreed something a little graham cracker-crust like would be fabulous. [Read more…]

Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups: Take 5-Inspired (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

These Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups are inspired by the Take 5 candy bar, but made with way more wholesome ingredients! These gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan candy cups are filled with peanut butter caramel, with pretzels and peanuts for crunch.

These Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups are inspired by the Take 5 candy bar, but made with way more wholesome ingredients! These gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan candy cups are filled with peanut butter caramel, with pretzels and peanuts for crunch.

I’m not much one for candy bars anymore, but I used to be ALLL about them. I had many favorites – Twix and Reese’s were definitely at the top of the list, but Take 5 Bars had to be my ride-or-die favorite.

They combine all my favorite things about sweet + salty treats – salty pretzels, gooey caramel, smooth peanut butter, and crunchy peanuts, all coated in chocolate. Swooooon. All the goods! [Read more…]

No-Bake Lemon Tarts (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Lemon Tarts are easy to make with tart lemon flavor. The super creamy and bright lemon filling is perfectly complimented by the lemony cashew coconut crust. These gluten-free, Paleo and vegan tarts are perfect for warm days!

These No-Bake Lemon Tarts are easy to make with tart lemon flavor. The super creamy and bright lemon filling is perfectly complimented by the lemony cashew coconut crust. These gluten-free, Paleo and vegan tarts are perfect for warm days!

I’ve probably mentioned it before, but lemon desserts typically are not my favorite. They have the tendency to be way too sweet, with way too much sugar compared to the amount of tart lemon.

If I’m having a lemon dessert, I want IN YOUR FACE super tart lemon flavor. Don’t give me something that tastes like a lemon candy or something with so much sugar it makes me pucker up for the wrong reasons. [Read more…]

No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache is a gluten-free, Paleo and vegan cheesecake made with a walnut crust, a creamy cashew cheesecake filling, topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. This healthier cheesecake alternative will satisfy your cheesecake cravings!

This No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache is a gluten-free, Paleo and vegan cheesecake made with a walnut crust, a creamy cashew cheesecake filling, topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. This healthier cheesecake alternative will satisfy your cheesecake cravings!

I’ve been on a cashew cheesecake kick lately – I can’t seem to get enough of them, and I’m constantly impressed by the lusciously smooth and creamy filling that results after a few minutes whizzing in the blender.

It’s kind of amazing, isn’t it? Cashews, after being soaked in cold water overnight, transform into the most magically smooth and creamy paste, ready to take on any flavors you’re adding to it. [Read more…]