To Cheese, Or Not To Cheese?

Fun fact: While 65% of the population is officially diagnosed with lactose intolerance, some experts believe that we're all at least a little bit lactose intolerant—we just brush off the bloating and gas as a normal part of life.  I remember reading a story about an American family with two boys who were intolerant to lactose. They had moved to ...

Homemade Coconut Milk Probiotic Yogurt

Overview Yogurt is a fermented food, which contains one or more strains of friendly gut bacteria. This fermentation process improves the nutritional quality of any milk you use, resulting in about 20% more protein, and lots of enzymes and probiotics that can help your immunity, and digestion. Ingredients 2 (14 ounce), organic, full-fat, coconut milk 4 high-quality probiotic capsules *Optional 2 ...

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Overview I make this for a treat at every opportunity. It's rich and creamy, perfectly sweet, and will satisfy a chocolate craving in an instant.  Ingredients 2 nice n' ripe avocados 1/3 cup 100% cocoa powder 1/4 cup pure maple syrup  1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, hemp, coconut, or grass-fed cow's milk, etc.  1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or try mint!)  a pinch of ...

Raspberry Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

Overview When berries are in season, stock up -you won't regret it. All winter you'll have frozen treats to add to your smoothies, Steel-Cut Oats, mix into creamy yogurt, or to make berry compotes for moist, yet hardy Sweet Potato Pancakes. Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 2 cups full-fat coconut milk 2 Medjool dates 1/2 cup shredded coconut  2 Tbsp raw almond butter  1 ...

Pumpkin, Cashew + Coconut Energy Bites

Overview The holiday's are officially over, and most of us want to start the New Year with less sugar in our system. These little energy bites make a great alternative to the overly processed sweet stuff.  Ingredients 2 c. raw cashews, soaked overnight  1/2 c. pumpkin puree 1.5 c. shredded, unsweetened coconut + extra for rolling 2 c. soft Medjool dates, ...

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Overview The epitome of simple breakfast food. I haven't met anyone (including kids!) who hasn't loved them. Serves 1 Ingredients 1 large, very ripe banana 2 free-range eggs 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Topping Options  greek yogurt berries, or any fruit  maple syrup, or honey nut butter cinnamon, all-spice, or ground flax seed  Preparation Method Mash banana in a bowl using a fork; add eggs, and vanilla and mix ...

Raw Blackberry Cream Pie w/ Cocoa Date Crust

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Overview A truly delicious, sugar-free, no-bake (raw!) cake made by a dear friend. I had 2 pieces, and I confess --I could have eaten the whole thing.  Ingredients  Filling 4 cups fresh blackberries 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened  1/4 - 1/3 cup raw honey, depending on your sweet tooth   a pinch, or 2 of sea salt 1 tsp pure vanilla extract    Crust  2 cups ...

Painted Fruit

Overview Festive and fun. This recipe is a hit with kids cause it's messy and you pretty much get permission to play with your food. The idea came from this beautiful green smoothie I had made. Ingredients Slice fruit of choice: apple, pear, strawberries, grapes, peaches etc. 1 cup almond or cashew butter 3 Tbsp spirulina 1/3 c unsweetened almond milk 1/4 ...

Coconut + Mint Lemonade

Overview A kinda-sorta healthy take on a pina-colada. But with mint. And home-made lemonade. Ingredients 5 cups water 2 cans organic, full-fat, coconut milk 3 lemons 1 big handful fresh mint leaves 3 - 4 Tbsp. maple syrup a touch of pink salt Preparation Method Juice lemons —getting every last little drop. I like to use my Mexican lime juicer for the job. If needed, de-stem mint. ...