Want glowing, healthy skin? Have I got the thing for you. This one is especially fitting for the rapidly arriving summertime. This entrée is loaded with ingredients, all ideal for getting glowing skin. The dish is low in calories, chock full of veggies, quinoa which gives it a filling, grain-like taste (yet, its grain/gluten free) and is just an all around awesome bang-for-your-buck dinner in terms of health benefits.
This recipe is grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. And aside from cooking the quinoa and salmon, its close to raw.
This recipe serves about two people.
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Happy Sunday, all! Have I got a sweet surprise in store for you. Fudgy, chocolatey goodness. Melt-in-your-mouth yumminess in the form of these chocolate avocado cookies. And yet, with zero grains, dairy or sugar. How is that possible, you ask? With these avocado cookies.
I was skeptical prior to giving them a try. Now, behold, a converted enthusiast.
Just 6 ingredients, mere minutes, and you have a plate full of chocolate cookies ready to enjoy!! The best part? Delicious eating, free of any health worries 😉
You know what else is super delish? My avocado chocolate frosting, which can also double as a pudding. Even easier to make than this recipe. Creamy, satisfying, silky and fudgy, all the while made with good for you ingredients (just avocado, honey, vanilla, coconut oil and cocoa powder).
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Do you love the taste of raw brownie batter? Or fudge? Or Crunch bars? If yes to any of the previous questions, then this dessert is for you. However unlike brownie batter, Crunch bars or fudge, all of which are loaded with sugar, calories and dairy, these are grain-free, dairy-free and sugar-free.
They also take just 5 minutes to make.
How bout that 😉
PS. Sometimes I just pour the chocolatey brownie-like batter onto the puffed quinoa and eat it like that straight out of the bowl. Tastes EXACTLY like brownie batter, but without all the bad-for-your-body ingredients. No guilt and major deliciousness.
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An ultra bright, summery, healthy quinoa dish. Created by yours truly, for your tasting pleasure. This dish is gluten/grain free, dairy free and sugar free. Lots of good-for-your-body ingredients in here so get excited!
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These blackberry & blueberry pancakes are just to thing for any and all lazy, romantic, delicious weekend brunching. Anyone who has looked through my other recipes will be unsurprised at seeing yet another pancake recipe this week. I do have a slight love affair with them in any and nearly all flavors. (To name my favorites: Matcha and Raspberry, Pumpkin Oat, Paleo Carrot Banana, and finally, Pumpkin Pie pancakes).
Now adding onto the list of my favorites, these dark berried pancakes are lightly sweet, juicy, moist and totally tasty. They are grain-free, lactose-free and sugar-free. And yet taste, bite for bite, like the pancakes you would find in any high quality restaurant except that these are awesome for your health!
Did you know that buckwheat is actually a fruit seed? Its not a grain at all, instead coming from the same family as rhubarb. And, did you further know that buckwheat is amazing for your body!?! Good for cardiovascular system, helps control blood sugar and may lower ones risk of diabetes, helps in preventing gallstones, and has health promoting potential that is equal to or even higher than that of some fruits and vegetables. How cool is that?
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Named after one of my favorite European cities. Edinburgh making me think of words like…dark…romantic…lovely…haunting…misty…soot covered…magical. This French Toast is sweet, ever so subtly spiced, fluffy, and totally tasty. Making for a special, impressive, yet shockingly easy brunch/breakfast entrée. Impress your friends and family with this one, all while moaning in deliciousness every bite.
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Happy Sunday, all!
As you know, Matcha is having a moment right now. Majorly trendy and for good reason. Its amazing for your health. Boosting all sorts of benefits such as: helping to clear skin, strengthening immune system, increasing energy. The list goes on.
Matcha also tastes awesome when paired with chocolate, as well as with berries. To name two of the fabulous pairings with this superfood discovered within my own cooking and baking experiments. Matcha French Toast and Matcha Pancakes with Raspberry and Chocolate Chips, two bombastic dishes within the last couple of months.
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I know, I know. Again with the pumpkin. You will be thanking me after trying this one though. Like autumn in a bowl. Pumpkin-y, creamy, subtle cinnamon and spice, filling, hearty, lightly sweet and just YUM!!!
Need I remind all you readers of the power of pumpkin? The health benefits this bright vegetable offers are countless. Click here for a short list of why pumpkin is AMAZING for your health. That aside though, this makes for a healthy but oh so tasty treat. Like a dessert but it isn’t. The perfect breakfast, snack or healthy sweet. And a super cinch to throw together in just 15 minutes. Get excited!!!
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Hi, all you health conscious folks! And even those who aren’t. Banana + peanut butter + chocolate = deliciousness and childhood nostalgia, am I right!?
So, the only three ingredients needed for these yummy guys are:
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Yes, yes, I know, another pumpkin dish. But hear me out. Not only does pumpkin taste great but its amazing for you!!
Just to name a few of the phenomenal health benefits that pumpkin offers…
- its anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. It helps with joint health, organ health, stress relief, etc.
- its high levels of vitamin C help with keeping the immune system strong and encouraging collagen production for skin to maintain its beautiful glow and elasticity.
- it can help prevent premature aging and cardiovascular disease.
- its great for bone and tooth health.
- The list goes on. To read more of why pumpkin is the bomb, here you go.
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