Green Apple Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients 1 cup kale – loosely packed, stems removed 1 apple – core removed, cut in chunks ½ banana ½ cup parsley (optional) ½ cup blueberries 1 inch piece ginger root – quartered ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup Almonds 1 cup COCOZIA coconut water (link below) Ice to thicken Instructions Place all ingredients except for…… Continue reading Green Apple Ginger Smoothie

Vegan/ GF Pumpkin Cookies

The season of PUMPKIN is upon us. From the famous pumpkin spiced latte to pumpkin smoothies, fall has officially arrived. I’m a HUGE fan of all things pumpkin from muffins, smoothies, and even adding it to my oatmeal, it is delicious. These cookies are super easy, fun and wonderful way to enjoy fall. They make…… Continue reading Vegan/ GF Pumpkin Cookies

Mango-Avocado Salsa

There is no secret ingredients in this recipe, all I can say is that it is made with love. Competing in a salsa showdown this weekend, my team and I were excited to line up against local restaurants, other community members and even some die hard salsa makers (who even brought their own tomatoes). The…… Continue reading Mango-Avocado Salsa

Cheesy Kale Chips (Vegan)

KALE is never ending in my garden and I have so much growing, I don’t know what to do with it. Instead of making another salad, I decided to make some delicious kale chips with a twist. These chips combine savory and spicy flavors but are also packed with many beneficial nutrients (i.e. vitamins A,…… Continue reading Cheesy Kale Chips (Vegan)

Dark Chocolate and Black Bean Brownies

Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies Ingredients 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained ½ c. cocoa powder ½ c. oats, ground into flour ½ t. sea salt ½ t. baking powder 2 T. Chia seed ¼ t. powdered stevia extract ¼ c. maple syrup (or Honey) ¼ c. coconut oil, melted 2 t. vanilla… Continue reading Dark Chocolate and Black Bean Brownies

Cherry Coconut Granola

Ingredients 1 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened) 2/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 1 cup almonds 6 cups old fashioned rolled oats ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup honey ¼ brown sugar (optional) 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. vanilla 1 cups dried cherries 1/2 60% Dark chocolate chips, coarsely chopped (optional) (I…… Continue reading Cherry Coconut Granola