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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

While I do love a good strawberry spinach salad, the most exciting part of this recipe is learning how to make your own strawberry vinaigrette dressing. I never realized how easy it was! And this way, you don't have to worry about any questionable ingredients in store bought dressings. Those on a vegan diet are [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Featured Soup & Salad, Recipes|0 Comments

Frozen Mango Bellini

I love me a good cocktail. And while I realize that adult drinks aren't the healthiest thing in the world, I do think we can approach our cocktail fun from a healthier perspective. Maintaining a clean diet doesn't mean you have to give up the foods and drinks you love entirely, it just means finding a more nutritious substitute for unhealthy ingredients. [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Peanut Butter Banana Date Shake

This was the recipe that first introduced me to the healthiest, all-natural sugar substitute that is now one of my go-to ingredients: dates! Years ago, I had a membership to a gym that had a vegan cafe attached to it, which was where I had my very first vegan banana date shake. I couldn't BELIEVE [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Featured Drinks, Recipes|1 Comment

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

Eating clean is all about substituting healthy ingredients for unhealthy ones. Some of my favorite subs are replacing sugar with dates, white flour with sprouted grains, pizza crust with gluten-free tortillas, cream with coconut milk, and pasta with veggies. In my zucchini lasagna recipe, I use sliced zucchini in place of lasagna noodles. But spaghetti squash is another [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment

Boozy Snow Cones

I made boozy snow cones for the first time on Saturday. My friends and I went to Palm Springs for a girls weekend, and these were the perfect poolside drinks. At one point, my friend said to me "Is there even any alcohol in this?" to which I replied "A lot! Be careful." She then proceeded to [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|1 Comment

Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

For Valentine’s day this year, an adorable selection of fruit and yogurt parfaits were delivered to my work as a gift to all the employees. (I work for a health and fitness company where healthy products are promoted on a daily basis – even on holidays!) We got to keep the mason jars, and I’ve [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Grilled Tofu Tacos with Spicy Avocado Sauce

Tofu is a great sugar-free, low calorie source of protein, but it requires quite a bit of seasoning and grilling before it achieves the perfect amount of flavor and texture. I'm one of those people who likes everything extra crispy (no mushy french fries please!), so you can see why tofu didn't appeal to me initially. By itself, tofu is [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Mango Banana Spinach Smoothie

I can't even begin to stress the amount of healthy goodness in a green smoothie. I like to start off my mornings with this mango banana spinach smoothie, packed with fiber, protein and lots of vitamins. I added ginger as an optional ingredient, as not everyone has a knack for spice. If you're a ginger fan, my [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Recipes|3 Comments

Quinoa & Oats Breakfast Bowl

For this breakfast bowl, you can use either rolled oats or steel-cut oats. Steel cut oats sit lower on the glycemic index, but they take longer to cook, at least 30 minutes. (Those on a gluten-free diet will want to make sure to use pure oats that don't contain wheat.) For the granola, I recommend [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment

Frozen Berry Sangria

I never realized how easy it was to make frozen sangria until I was stranded by the pool one day with nothing but a bottle of red wine, a few bags of frozen fruit. Turns out, that's all you need! It's entirely up to you which fruit you want to add. Personally I like to [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Greek Yogurt Pasta Salad

Greek yogurt has recently become my favorite healthy mayo substitute. For those of you who've read my recipe for Greek Yogurt Potato Salad, the mixture in this recipe is very similar, and you have the option to add a dollop of Vegenaise (dairy-free mayo) since the mixture is made with 90% Greek yogurt. I recommend using gluten-free brown rice pasta for [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt is one of the easiest dishes to prepare, and a great healthy option to satisfy your sweet tooth. And for this strawberry frozen yogurt recipe, you only need 3 ingredients! I use plain nonfat Greek yogurt because it's packed with protein and contains very minimal sugar, but those on a vegan diet are [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Featured Dessert, Recipes|0 Comments

Blueberry Vodka Fizz

I love pretty drinks. Especially if they're blue. Makes me feel like I'm drinking adult Kool-Aid. I have so many cocktail ideas (especially with all the new vodka flavors nowadays - whipped cream... cookie dough...) but this Blueberry Vodka Fizz recipe is one of my favorites. It's simple, tasty, and a great low-calorie option since [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|cocktails, Featured Cocktail, Recipes|0 Comments

Berry Bruschetta with Honey Balsamic

The first time I ever tried a baked brie berry bruschetta dish was about 10 years ago at the News Cafe in Miami. My friend thought it was disgusting. I thought it was life changing. Not much has changed since then. I try to avoid dairy products the majority of the time (as they can be [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Cups

I can’t believe I went my whole life without knowing how easy it is to make your own chocolate. And of course, after learning this, my first impulse was to make my childhood favorite candy – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Sorry Reese’s, but these homemade peanut butter cups are so much better! They’re vegan, gluten-free, [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment