strawberry gummies

These gummies are full of protein and taste like a dream with NO added sugar. The sweetness comes from the strawberries alone, which means there’s no reason to feel guilty about eating these or feeding them to your kids. You can buy all kinds of silicone molds these days to make fun shapes for your…

charcoal festival smoothie

This charcoal smoothie is perfect for your festival weekend. Taking charcoal before ingesting food and drinks that are more toxic/unclean than your usual intake can help your body to cope. Anytime you take charcoal,  you’ll want to accompany it with extra water to help flush the toxins from your system. This smoothie is great for intestinal…

sugar snap pea dip

I love snacking on sugar snap peas raw when they are in season, and cleaning peas always reminds me of cooking in the kitchen with my grandma when I was young.   This dip is light and can be served with veggies, bread or tossed into a salad or wrap. Ingredients 2 cups sugar snap peas…

super simple guacamole

Along with watermelon margaritas and bison tacos, I made my favorite super simple guacamole for my family, and I thought I’d share the recipe with you here.  Just mix everything together and enjoy with chips, on tacos, or with veggies! Ingredients  6 avocados juice from 1 lime 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1/2 bunch scallions, chopped…

watermelon margarita

I am on vacation with my family in Florida, and wanted to make a fun & healthy cocktail for my sister. What goes with bison tacos? Margaritas, of course. Ingredients 2 cups watermelon 2 shots tequila juice from 1 lime juice from 1/2 lemon 1 sprig cilantro Blend together the watermelon, tequila, and lime juice,…

green bone broth smoothie

I love drinking bone broth everyday.  It is so great for inflammation and gut health, it gives me tons of energy and helps me curb sugar cravings.  Now that it is getting warmer, this bone broth smoothie is a nice, cooler version which (bonus!) allows me to get all of my greens for the day.  Sometimes I…

spanish asparagus, soft egg & manchego

This recipe is inspired by a dish I fell in love with during my travels through the Basque country learning Northern Spanish cuisine. This is great as a light meal or as a side dish with protein or my favorite veggie soup.  The key to this dish is not to overcook the asparagus and to have a…

what I love about spring

Spring brings a lot more than peas, asparagus, and baby leeks. Food-wise, things get lighter, greener, fresher, and crisper… but I also love that the days are longer and I stay motivated to take evening walks. I can spend more time in nature and be more active outside the gym. I also love to slow…

sparkling green cocktail

Isn’t it fun to indulge sometimes? There’s no guilt with this cucumber-chlorella cocktail. It’s a great way to add some balance to your cocktail, with the great health benefits of chlorella, and probiotics from the kombucha. Makes 1 Drink 1 oz organic vodka 6 oz kombucha (Your choice of flavor. I love lemon-ginger!) 1 teaspoon chlorella 1/4 cucumber, diced…

zucchini salad

This salad is the perfect addition to your St Patty’s Day festivities. It adds some light nutrition to your meal while keeping it green and gourmet! Ingredients Raw pesto: 2 cups fresh basil 14 fresh mint leaves juice of ½ orange juice of ½ lemon ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup olive…

raw cacao date truffles

Ingredients 1 cup raw dates, pitted ½ cup raw cacao ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coconut oil Optional: add 2 tablespoons collagen for protein Choose Your Coatings: Matcha Tea Powder, Powdered Sugar, Goji Berry Powder, Hemp Seeds, Crushed Almonds, Cacao Nibs, or your favorites. In a food processor, blend all the ingredients together until smooth….

blood orange arugula salad

I love the combination of flavors in this salad. There is the saltiness of the ricotta and olives, the sweetness of the oranges, and the bitterness of the arugula. This time of year, when they’re in season, I love using blood oranges. Ingredients 1 bag arugula 2 oranges or tangerines, peeled, cut into segments or wedges 1/2…