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…]

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…]

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…]

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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Strawberry Cashew Butter (Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free + Whole30)

If you’re a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

Meet my new favorite nut butter: Strawberry Cashew Butter. Hooooly smokes you guys, this stuff is good.

I’ve been pedaling some major nut butter game your way lately, and it seems a lot of you are enjoying the easy nut butter recipes I’ve been sharing. For those of you who haven’t yet hopped on the homemade nut butter train, I surely hope and request that this is the one to change your mind. [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…]

Super Seed Nut Butter

This Super Seed Nut Butter is made with a variety of nuts and seeds, creating a smooth and creamy spread that’s super flavorful and loaded with nutrients. This delicious homemade nut + seed butter comes together quickly in a blender or food processor.

This Super Seed Nut Butter is made with a variety of nuts and seeds, creating a smooth and creamy spread that's super flavorful and loaded with nutrients. This delicious homemade nut + seed butter comes together quickly in a blender or food processor.

You guys probably wouldn’t believe the amount of nut butter that I go through. I’m constantly finishing jars – I’d say that nut butter is one of my main food groups.

Slathered on apples is probably the most common way I eat it, but I also devour my various nut butters with bananas, swirled into my oatmeal, dripped on a smoothie bowl, and by the spoonful (no shame). [Read more…]