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Lavender Chia Seed Pudding with a Cherry-Banana Smoothie on Top

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Lavender Chia Seed Pudding with a Cherry-Banana Smoothie on Top

With the unofficial end to summer upon us, I feel like life gets serious again with seriously packed schedules and busy days.  Which means not a whole lot of time in the mornings which means not a whole lot of time to make a healthy breakfast.  Well, that’s where chia seed pudding comes in!

You probably know by now just how much I love chia seed pudding.  I’ve already shared two different recipes on my blog: Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding and Blackberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding.  And now I’m back with another one!  This time I’ve included a layer of cherry banana smoothie along with crunchy, almond buttery toppings.  Chia seed pudding and an antioxidant-filled smoothie all rolled into one?!  Yes, please!

This Lavender Chia Seed Pudding with a Cherry-Banana Smoothie on Top is so simple to make with minimal effort plus is super healthy and seriously delicious.  It’s dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free and an awesome source of clean, plant-based protein. It’s also full of flavor, fiber and healthy fats and is naturally sweetened.  [click to continue…]

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Acai Cherry Chia Breakfast Popsicles

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Acai Cherry Chia Breakfast Popsicles

Don’t tell summer, but I have a major love for fall (it’s my favorite season!). However, that’s not to say I don’t also love summer and want to make sure I enjoy every last drop of it.  So, to savor these final days of summer, I created a super fun and chill summer breakfast idea for you.  It’s basically a superfood smoothie pop!

These Acai Cherry Chia Breakfast Popsicles have only 5 ingredients (super simple!), are dairy-free, vegan, and pack a big health punch!  And how fun is it to eat a popsicle for breakfast. Unheard of right?! Until now! 😉  [click to continue…]

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Vegan Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Vegan Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing Photo

I’m a big fan of tacos and salads, so why not bring that love together to create a simple and delicious taco salad! I chose to make this taco salad vegan to give you the perfect Meatless Monday meal, and to provide a dinner or lunch option for those of you who either are vegan or who eat meat but would like to add in more plant-based meals.

This Vegan Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is not only vegan, but also gluten-free, dairy-free and has no added sugar. It’s full of clean plant-based protein, fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamins A, C & K.  [click to continue…]

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Cherry Rose Dairy-Free Ice Cream

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Cherry Rose Dairy-Free Ice Cream

I’ve been obsessed with making homemade, healthier ice cream the past several summers, and now with the addition of my new ice cream maker (it’s only $59 too!), it has been even more fun creating unique ice cream flavors. Plus, these hot summer Texas days have me craving ice cream on the regular!

What inspired this Cherry Rose Dairy-Free Ice Cream was a beautiful photo on the cover of Food & Wine Magazine, the June edition. It looked absolutely delicious. I adapted the recipe to be dairy-free, refined sugar free, less ingredients, plus added in the unique flavor of rose water with dried rose petals sprinkled on top.  [click to continue…]

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4 Ways to Make Your Water More Exciting

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4 Ways to Make Your Water More Exciting

As you’ve heard time and time again, drinking plenty of water is a must, especially in the summer when it’s so easy to become dehydrated. Y’all it’s been so hot here in Texas, and I just crave water all the time! And when I don’t get enough water, I get headaches and migraines. Not fun at all!

It’s a top priority to get in plenty of water not only to ward of headaches but also for good digestion, flushing out toxins, helping our body perform all of its necessary functions, helping with weight loss, pretty and glowing skin, and great overall health.

Signs that you may not be drinking enough water are: poor digestion, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, hunger, breakouts, dry skin, inability to lose weight, and even bad breath. So drink up buttercup!

Plain water can definitely be satisfying, but it’s also so much fun to get creative with some new ideas and tasty additions. So, I wanted to share with you 4 Ways to Make Your Water More Exciting.  [click to continue…]

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