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Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Crunch Bars

Crispy Almond Butter Bars @ #vegan #healthy

Lately I’ve been obsessed with creating as many desserts as I possibly can out of my favorite trio of ingredients- almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup.

I’ve been a machine. Just turning out new dessert recipes left and right.

Crispy Almond Butter Bars @ #vegan #healthy

It all started with my Raw Chocolate Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge. WOW! Was that good! I knew there had to be other ways I could use this magical trifecta.

Almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup just have this perfect harmony when combined together. And who is going to argue with a healthy way to replace those those highly refined sweet treats that we all love so much?

I’m not!

And since I’ve also been addicted to crispy rice cereal lately (can’t get enough of it!), I wanted to use it to create a fun, sweet recipe with my favorite trio. [click to continue…]

Cheesy Vegan Broccoli Soup

Cheesy Vegan Broccoli Soup @ #vegan #healthy

Today is Friday. It is almost unbelievable that next Thursday I will be on a plane, leaving Germany forever. Well, at least as a resident... maybe one day I'll come back to visit. I'm SO excited to visit my family... Read More

Naturally Sweetened Chocolate Cupcakes

100% Naturally Sweetened Chocolate Cupcakes @ #vegan #healthy

I am soooooooo happy to be back!!! I feel like it has been forever since I've posted a REAL recipe on here. The past two months have been just smoothies and info. SO sorry about that! BUT! Now that I've... Read More

Blueberry Hemp Smoothie

Blueberry Hemp Smoothie @ #vegan #smoothie #healthy

Alright, folks- this is it. I've officially purchased our plane tickets back to the States! Here we go America. We're coming home!! Okay, so we don't actually leave for another month... but still! For the last few months my life... Read More

How to Treat Thrush in Infants

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This issue hits really close to home for me. My son developed thrush almost immediately after his birth. He and I both struggled with it tirelessly for 2 months. Until I finally threw in the towel and gave up breastfeeding.... Read More

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Creamsicle Smoothie @ #vegan #smoothie #healthy

I forget if I mentioned this or not, but I don't have my laptop at the moment. I've actually been without it these last 3 weeks. I'm going nuts! I do EVERYTHING on my computer. Including blogging and photos. Thus, the... Read More

Juices Versus Smoothies: Which is best for you?

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"Should I buy a blender or a juicer?" People ask me that. A lot. That question crossed my mind a few times when I first started eating more naturally too. And if you are at all health-conscious, I know it's... Read More

Super DETOX Green Cleansing Smoothie

Super DETOX Green Cleansing Smoothie @

If you're familiar with my site at all, you've probably heard me mention My Morning Smoothie about a dozen times at least. It's a staple in my new whole foods lifestyle and the most important one at that. And for... Read More

Is It Necessary to Buy Organic?

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It's no secret that buying organic is the healthiest way to go. Yet, people still choose NOT to do it. And the reasons are really obvious AND understandable... #1- Price #2- Lack of Availability. I'm the first one to admit that... Read More

Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie @ #vegan #smoothie

One thing I've yet to mention to you guys about this diet is how it changes your sensitivity to nutrient-poor food. And it's been frustrating me A LOT lately so bare with me while I vent to you... It's like... Read More

How to Sweeten More Naturally

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This post has been a long time coming. Ever since we started eating better I've been on a quest to curb my sweet tooth with the best nutritive options out there. If I'm going to indulge, I at least want... Read More