Banana Nut Butter with Cacao Nibs (Paleo, Vegan + Whole30)

This Banana Nut Butter with Cacao Nibs is a sweet spreadable treat made with pecans and walnuts, and crunchy cacao nibs in every bite! This sugar-free nut butter is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly – you’ll want to spread it on everything.

This Banana Nut Butter with Cacao Nibs is a sweet spreadable treat made with pecans and walnuts, and crunchy cacao nibs in every bite! This sugar-free nut butter is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly - you'll want to spread it on everything.

I’m baaaack with more nut butter! Sometimes I think I should just start my own nut butter company because I like making them so much… but if I did that, then I wouldn’t be able to share the recipes for all this goodness with you all!

And that would be a tragedy, so here we are, with more nut butter recipes for YOU. If you’re already making your own nut butter at home, you’re fully aware of how delicious, satisfying, and EASY it is to make your own nut butters. [Read more…]

Quick Grain-Free Hot Cereal (Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30 + Vegan)

Not eating grains but missing your morning oatmeal? Look no further than this Quick Grain-Free Hot Cereal! This super easy porridge is made in just 3 minutes and it’s gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly. This is a staple Whole30 breakfast!

Not eating grains but missing your morning oatmeal? Look no further than this Quick Grain-Free Hot Cereal! This super easy porridge is made in just 3 minutes and it's gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly. This is a staple Whole30 breakfast!

Hi friends! I feel like I’ve been such a slacker lately with getting new posts up, due to a combination of circumstances. I’ve been doing a Whole30, I had a big project I was working on that took up a lot of my time (and stress), and I had an incident last week where I knocked my head on the corner of my nightstand, got a big old bump and bruise, and I’m pretty sure I concussed myself.

I was feeling a little off for a few days after that last one, and didn’t get done any of the work I expected to be done. I’m so sorry! But I’m back with new recipes coming at you this week, and I’m very excited about this one. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl is smooth, creamy, and delicious – the flavors will bring you right back to your favorite childhood sandwich. This gluten-free and vegan breakfast bowl has a secret vegetable ingredient packed in too – shhh! This post is sponsored by Silk.

This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl is smooth, creamy, and delicious - the flavors will bring you right back to your favorite childhood sandwich. This gluten-free and vegan breakfast bowl has a secret vegetable ingredient packed in too - shhh!

Happy Wednesday, friends! If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I loooooove my smoothie bowls. They’re one of my favorite breakfast treats – so versatile, and way more filling than plain smoothies.

There’s something just more satisfying about being able to dig my spoon into my breakfast and eat it, rather than just slurping it down through a straw. Oh, and with bowls, you get TOPPINGS, and we all know that’s the best part anyways ;) [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…]

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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