Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s actually a filling, superfood-packed breakfast that comes together in just 5 minutes! This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start the day.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it's actually a filling, superfood-packed breakfast that comes together in just 5 minutes! This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start the day.

Sooo…I feel pretty bad for everyone who has been stuck in a pile of snow this week, with their power out, and blizzards swirling all around, and temperatures that are way too cold for me.

Especially because here in San Diego, we’ve been having an absolutely beautiful week of sunshine and more than a few of those days have passed 80ºF. In fact, as I’m writing this, it’s 8:15 PM and I’m sitting outside in a dress and I’m not even chilly. [Read more…]

Pecan Pie Protein Bars (No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Paleo + Whole30)

These Pecan Pie Protein Bars are chewy, filling, and taste like pecan pie – only five ingredients needed! These collagen-packed protein bars require no baking and they’re gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30-approved. This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.

These Pecan Pie Protein Bars are chewy, filling, and taste like pecan pie - only five ingredients needed! These collagen-packed protein bars require no baking and they're gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30-approved.

So this past weekend, I drove up to Anaheim for the Natural Products Expo. It was my first time going, but I had heart lots about it – how it’s huge, overwhelming, and packed with every natural food, beauty, and health company.

But no description could have prepared me for it. With almost 3,000 exhibitors, there really was every single natural product you could think of. I arrived on Friday and wandered into the madness aimlessly. I was there by myself, and for the first half hour, I felt like a lost lamb, wide-eyed and wandering through the crowds. [Read more…]

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding (Paleo + Vegan)

This Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding is an irresistibly delicious breakfast or snack made with only five ingredients and five minutes of prep. It’s made with almond milk and naturally sweetened with dates, making it Paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant.

This Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding is an irresistibly delicious breakfast or snack made with only five ingredients and five minutes of prep. It's made with almond milk and naturally sweetened with dates, making it Paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant.

Before we get to breakfast, I need to tell you guys a little story about what happened the other day. I’ve spoken a lot of my wonderful dog, Bear. He’s a giant, fluffy, loveable pup. He’s been my best buddy for just about half my life.

After moving home to San Diego this past summer, I managed to find an apartment that let me have a big dog, so I stole Bear from my dad’s and brought him to live with me so he could keep me company while I’m home baking and working. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nut Butter (Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nut Butter is made from Paleo and vegan-friendly ingredients, but manages to taste like chocolate chip cookie dough in spreadable, nut butter form. You won’t be able to stop eating it by the spoonful!

This "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough" Nut Butter is made from Paleo and vegan-friendly ingredients, but manages to taste like chocolate chip cookie dough in spreadable, nut butter form. You won't be able to stop eating it by the spoonful!

Coming at you with another nut butter today! And this is a GOOD one, you guys. Like seriously, seriously, sooooo good.Let’s be honest: how can anything with chocolate chip cookie dough as part of the title end up being anything but delicious, right?!

When I started posting all these nut butter recipes, I didn’t know if you guys would be down with them. It’s one of those things most people just buy, right?! But I’ve been super surprised by the number of you sending me snaps and messages with your tales of homemade nut butter making! [Read more…]

Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and make the perfect quick snack or easy breakfast. They’re gluten-free, grain-free and sweetened only with bananas – they also freeze super well, so they’re great for meal prepping!

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and make the perfect quick snack or easy breakfast. They're gluten-free, grain-free and sweetened only with bananas - they also freeze super well, so they're great for meal prepping!

Hey! I’m doing another recipe update of a recipe that was posted a while back, but deserves some new photos and some new love – I did keep the post written below the same though, for nostalgia’s sake 😊. These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins definitely fit the bill to get a makeover – they’re a favorite of a whole bunch of readers, and they’re so darn delicious.

I photographed them as mini muffins when they were originally posted in March 2015, but I made them full size this time around. More muffin to love! They freeze perfectly, and you can just heat one in the microwave for a super quick and delicious breakfast treat. Hope you love these! [Read more…]

Quinoa Granola (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Quinoa Granola is a nutty, crunchy breakfast or snack option that’s packed with whole grains and protein. This maple-sweetened granola is gluten-free and vegan, with cinnamon and dried cranberries for flavor! The quinoa bakes up into delicious clusters.

This Quinoa Granola is a nutty, crunchy breakfast or snack option that's packed with whole grains and protein. This maple-sweetened granola is gluten-free and vegan, with cinnamon and dried cranberries for flavor! The quinoa bakes up into delicious clusters.

Despite my many years of making homemade granola, I never get sick of it. Neither the process of making the granola, nor the product churned out of my kitchen ever gets old or tired.

The now-ritualistic process soothes me – measuring out the nuts and grains, adding a whole ton of warm spices, deciding which sweeteners to use and which add-ins I feel like that week. Of course, I definitely don’t get sick of the incredible smell that fills my apartment while it’s baking slowly in the oven. [Read more…]

Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter

This Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter is incredibly smooth and easy to make. The buttery pecans blend up quickly into a creamy nut butter that you’ll want to spread on everything! Cinnamon and vanilla beans complement the pecans wonderfully.

This Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter is incredibly smooth and easy to make. The buttery pecans blend up quickly into a creamy nut butter that you'll want to spread on everything! Cinnamon and vanilla beans complement the pecans wonderfully.

Back atcha with another nut butter! I’m both excited to share this with you, and a little bit sad, because I’m sitting here looking at the bottom of my empty jar of this vanilla bean pecan butter.

My last couple tablespoons were drizzled all over my breakfast this morning and it tasted so good, but using up the last of something so delicious is always bittersweet. No worries though – I can have another batch ready to be devoured in no time because it’s so easy to make. [Read more…]

Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)

Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola is crunchy, flavorful, and incredibly delicious – you definitely won’t miss the oats! This gluten-free, Paleo and vegan granola makes the perfect breakfast or snack. This post is sponsored by Noosa.

Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola is crunchy, flavorful, and incredibly delicious - you definitely won't miss the oats! This gluten-free, Paleo and vegan granola makes the perfect breakfast or snack.

I’ve told you guys soooo many times about my favorite breakfast: yogurt, granola, and berries. I could eat it pretty much everyday – it’s one of those meals I just don’t get sick of.

One of the reasons I probably don’t get sick of it is the wide variety of yogurts and granola I can use, and allll the various delicious flavor possibilities! The options are pretty much endless – as well represented by the wide variety of granola recipes on my site. [Read more…]