The Sugar Dilemma: Good, Bad, & How to Decide

Did you know our bodies need glucose to feed our cells? Without it, we die. Naturally occurring sugars found in whole fruit provide fiber for the slow release of sugar in the body as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, added sugars, refined sugars, processed sugars, or sugar substitutes are not the same thing. …

Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl

Spring is here and the weather is only getting warmer. You’ll want to have a delicious smoothie bowl recipe to throw together for breakfast or anytime you’re in the mood for something sweetly refreshing. This bowl is my – wow this is gooooood – creation! With the perfect combo of mango and orange flavors, it’s …

Decadent Caramel Pudding

What if I told you I found the fountain of youth and it’s in this pudding?! I’m not kidding. Read on and I’ll share my newest find and recipe that I’m sure you will love! Who wants something sweet to eat? How about a velvety-rich, sweet caramel pudding? Yes please! I recently discovered Irish moss …

White Chia Pudding with Strawberry Jam

This is a cup of nostalgia for me. Growing up, mom used to make us sweetened cream of wheat topped with strawberry jam. It was my favorite breakfast. It was also sugar and dairy laden. These days I’ve lightened up my eating quite a bit so to find a rich and flavorful substitute to an …

Healing Ashwagandha Latte

I quit coffee 1 year ago. Gasp. I know. Going from 2 double shot lattes per day to none, and having to pack my beloved espresso machine away, you would think I did it kicking and screaming. Truth is, as much as I loved the taste, the aroma, the warm cup/hug, I wasn’t crazy about …

Raw Vegan Caramel Cheesecake

Dark chocolate crust, creamy cheesecake in the center, and salty-sweet caramel on top. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out. Make room for dessert because this sweet treat is delicious and healthy. You don’t need dairy, sugar or eggs to create a fluffy, rich cheesecake. If you’ve got a sweet tooth or just a …