Dessert

The Infamous Energy Ball Recipe

The day has come for me to publicly share the recipe I am asked for most-often: that of the energy balls. Why are these balls so popular? For me, it’s the doughy, gooey denseness with the crunch of seeds, sweetness of honey, a little tartness of dried fruit. And convenience (depending on how big you

Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough Blondies (vegan, gluten free)

Confession: there is no cookie dough that has ever passed by me and gotten to the oven fully intact. So I’m so excited about this recipe, which uses chickpeas as the base for chocolate chip blondies. I love how they come out gooey and like half-baked cookie dough. And no eggs in this, so no worries

Easy Detox Chocolate Mousse (raw, vegan)

This is one of my favorite desserts to make: simple, healthy, yet totally satisfying and decadent to the point where you stop thinking it’s good-for-you. The secret?

Pumpkin Smoothie

This smoothie is a delicious, rich, healthy fall-in-a-glass/mug situation.

The BEST Chocolate Fudge Brownies (raw, vegan, gluten free)

This is one of my go-to dessert recipes—simple, chocolatey, and satisfying to even non-vegans / raw foodies. It’s a great raw dessert to share, as it’s one that holds its shape well, even when set out at room temperature for several hours.

Raw, Vegan Cake Batter Truffles

The best part about making a cake is licking the batter out of the bowl. These truffles taste just like that – minus any dairy, refined sugar, gluten, or guilt. The only challenge is to not eat them all at once.

Red Velvet Beet & Kale Cupcakes with Coconut Icing (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Red velvet has always been a favorite of mine. I find it rich, moist, and just visually stunning. When I stumbled upon a recipe using beets and kale, I couldn’t pass it up for Valentine’s Day. Beet juice made the icing decadently pink and appropriately festive. There appear to be a lot of steps, but

Raw, Vegan Creamy Cashew Icing

Cupcakes with super sweet icing have been my weakness in the past. When I lived near Magnolia Bakery, we would skip dinner and just have huge slices of their vanilla cake with fluffy pink butter cream icing, the latter being my favorite part. While I’ll still indulge in such sugary delights from time-to-time, I love

Caffeine-Free, Vegan Coffee Alternative

After months of tea as my only caffeinated beverage, one summer morning I found myself salivating at the sight of a tall, creamy iced coffee a coworker was sipping. I don’t believe in depriving oneself in the name of health, and I figured there could be a creative alternative that would be both healthy and

Quick & Raw Date Syrup

Date syrup is my favorite natural sweetener, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Dates are low on the glycemic index, meaning they won’t spike your blood sugar and leave you craving more sugar, not to mention they include fiber, vitamins, and minerals. I use this to substitute maple syrup, honey, agave, etc. in a lot

Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread

Cold weather calls for chili, and chili calls for cornbread. I’ve been craving warm cornbread like Mom used to make, but most of the pre-made stuff is loaded with sugar, salt, dairy. After several batches, I came up with a recipe that’s absolutely delicious, gluten free, vegan, super moist, and satisfying. Warm with honey for

Healthy Holiday Gingerbread Smoothie (vegan)

This is the perfect holiday drink. Spicy, sweet, and creamy, this has helped ease my sugar cravings. AND it’s packed with iron and protein, so I’ve been loving it post-workouts. It would also be a party-hit (shall we add some bourbon to this too?) or lovely fireside.

Hot Second Vegan Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite drinks for winter is hot chocolate. One of my favorite drinks in general is chocolate milk. This recipe can be either (heat it up or don’t), and it’s literally two, simple, healthy ingredients with a multitude of possible variations (make it spicy, minty, mocha!)

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Pulp Muffins (vegan, gluten free, oil free)

  I’m always looking for new ways to use up my juice pulp. Lately, I’ve got a lot of sweet potato pulp from my favorite cold weather juice, just waiting in the freezer  to be used. And, boy, am I glad I’ve been saving those “scraps”! These muffins are incredibly moist, fluffy, and perfect for

Raw Cashew Milk Recipe

  Cashew milk is one of the most simple and most satisfying nut milks to make! Since cashews become very soft after soaking, there’s no need to strain through a nut milk bag. This recipe is so rich and creamy, it feels like an indulgent treat. Perfect cold on a warm day or warmed up