the ultimate march madness healthy menu

3 weeks. 67 games. roughly 800 players. 1 team left standing. it’s not crazy, it’s just sports. and it’s march. march madness. the madness of march is filled with excitement and happiness, as well as lots and lots of heartache. one shining moment can make or break an entire season. every game is a chance to survive and advance or pack up and head home. for those of us glued to the games from our own screens, well, we’re going... Read More

date donut holes

juicy medjool dates and unsweetened shredded coconut are two ingredients you will almost always find in bulk in my kitchen but a traditional donut? not so much. i do have fond childhood memories of the sweet deep fried cakes as an occasional sunday morning specialty and an iced crawler was my absolute favorite. it was a surefire way to get me to drink a glass of milk. the iced crawler doesn’t have the curb appeal a sprinkled, fluffy frosted... Read More

wheat and gluten free raw vegan pizza

this is an exciting post for me because i am in love with this raw vegan veggie topped pizza recipe. everyone loves pizza, at least everyone i know loves pizza. seriously, who can resist a relaxing ‘pizza and ┬ámovie night’ now and again? pizzas are versatile, satisfying, and in my opinion, an excellent comfort food. the crust is a wheat and gluten free nut-based rawcipe i shared awhile back and i’ve topped it so many different ways... Read More

baby spinach with mango date dressing and sliced strawberries salad

baby spinach with mango date dressing and sliced strawberries is my current go-to fresh summer salad recipe. recently i took a great road trip to santa fe, new mexico with my mother and aunt who were visiting from wisconsin. i was a santa fe first timer and it is an inspiring area to say the least. after a long morning of exploring the plaza we decided to walk back to our villa to fill up on a healthy lunch and catch a refreshing swim before walking... Read More

wheat and gluten free zucchini pasta

julienned zucchini noodles wheat and gluten free zucchini pasta is a crisp and refreshing summertime noodle alternative that does not require using a stovetop. the noodles are fairly easy to make and a little seems to go a long way. not one to splurge on frivolous kitchen appliances i had been putting off the purchase of a vegetable spiralizer, but once i made the move i was spiralizing everything in sight. i’m extremely happy the veggie pasta... Read More

dairy-free chocolate milkshake

dairy-free chocolate milkshake is an excellent post workout smoothie filled with raw vegan plant-based protein. plant-based proteins are easily digestible and following a workout it is best to consume high quality food to aid your body in rebuilding the tissues that’ve been broken down….after all, the difference in achieving your fitness goals relies on your body’s ability to recover from the stresses of exercise. once you’ve... Read More

mango pineapple fruit paper

the journey began headed in the direction of fruit leather but ended happily as a raw and vegan healthy mango pineapple fruit paper. mango pineapple fruit paper has been given a double thumbs up and was also named by some local youngsters i know. they were completely happy to munch up every last roll i had available while giving detailed feedback. ultimately this rawcipe is easily adjustable depending on how thin or thick you choose to spread the... Read More

strawberry coconut green smoothie

strawberry coconut green smoothie is a quickie like most smoothies are. that’s the bonus of the smoothie right? this one can be tweaked to the sweetness of your liking. if you are newer to the revolution add more strawberries and pineapple as a sweetener. you could also add a couple dates, honey or a few drops of stevia. on the other hand, if you have been doing the green smoothie thing for quite some time, challenge yourself to go heavy with... Read More

raw vegan pecan breakfast bars

raw vegan pecan breakfast bars are a wheat, gluten and refined sugar free complement to any morning routine. the pecans are packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats and also add a sweet, buttery flavor that enhances the richness of the breakfast bar. don’t let the name confine these to morning consumption, their nutritional benefits are bold all day long and if you fancy the raw vegan pecan breakfast bars, be sure to check out the vegan... Read More

strawberry chia jam

a seriously simple, healthy recipe for strawberry jam that utilizes the power of chia seeds. grab some fresh berries, chia seeds and a blender. wholla, homemade and preservative free strawberry chia jam! strawberry chia jam 3 cups fresh strawberries 5 tablespoons chia seeds 1. place strawberries in a blender and run on a low speed until they become liquid like and pour into a medium sized bowl. 2. stir in chia seeds and set aside. store in a glass... Read More