Healthy Summer Recipes

See below some of my healthy, summer recipes! This post includes breakfast, main dishes, and dessert options.

Breakfast

Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats

Meet my latest breakfast obsession – Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats! I was inspired by my Pina Colada smoothie bowl to make this overnight oats combo and it is SO. GOOD. The pineapple and coconut combination tastes so refreshing and delicious! It is the perfect overnight oats combo for the summer. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free,… Continue reading →

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Bowl

Does this remind anyone else of straight elementary school?! Orange Creamsicle popsicles definitely take me back to summertime as a kid. Try this healthy twist on your favorite childhood treat! Recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with fruits and veggies.

Green Goddess Smoothie

This is by far my favorite summer smoothie! It was actually the first smoothie combo that I have ever made. It’s a fun green color and tastes super refreshing. The green color comes both from spinach and wheatgrass. I love wheatgrass! It is the first superfood that I ever tried. It has a grassy taste… Continue reading →

Tart Beet Berry Smoothie

Good morning everyone! I’m starting off my Friday morning with this Tart Beet Berry Smoothie Bowl on my couch in NYC. As a Management Consultant, I typically fly back home from the client site on Thursday evenings and Friday is a work from home day for me. Fortunately for me, that means today I have… Continue reading →

Main Dishes

Rainbow Soba Noodle Bowl

Rainbow Soba Noodle bowl 🌈 Do colorful bowls make anyone else super happy? This is such a fresh and delicious bowl. It is completely plant based- made with soba noodles, spinach, mango, carrot, avocado, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, red onion, and topped with a thai- inspired dressing. See recipe below, it makes about 2 servings.

BBQ Jackfruit Taco Bowl

Have you ever cooked jackfruit before? Have you ever heard of jackfruit before? I had only recently heard of jackfruit. I made it for lunch for the first time roasted in bbq sauce and it was so good, I felt the need to spread the news! Jackfruit, as the name implies is a fruit. However,… Continue reading →

Fresh Gazpacho 💃🏼

When the weather gets warmer, I crave all of the hydrating, fresh foods. I love this gazpacho dish because it’s super hydrating and refreshing – perfect for summer! I paired it with Sakara Life chia tortillas to dip. This recipe is made completely with real food ingredients and is raw, vegan, and gluten free. All… Continue reading →

Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa

As the weather gets warmer and we approach summer, I love fresh, hydrating recipes. This shrimp bowl is one of my favorites! It is so simple and delicious and tastes so refreshing. The shrimp is cooked to have a honey- garlic flavor. The fruit salsa it is paired with is a mango-avocado salsa. You can… Continue reading →

Desserts

No Bake Mini Lemon Coconut Pies

I love making no bake desserts, especially during the summer. These Mini Lemon Coconut Pies are the perfect little treats to have on hand and the lemon flavor is super refreshing. These mini pies are a healthy alternative to normal desserts. They are made with simple ingredients and contain no dairy or refined sugar. They… Continue reading →

No Bake Brownies

I have recently started making my own almond milk. If you are interested in making your own almond milk, check out my blog post on How to Make Your Own Almond Milk. When you make your own almond milk, you are left with the almond pulp. I have been experimenting with different ways to use… Continue reading →

Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars

Looking for a way to repurpose almond pulp? Checkout the easiest, tastiest Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars. These bars are raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, and only 5 ingredients! Made with almond pulp, gf rolled oats, coconut oil, dates, and spirulina. All you need is a blender or food processor to make! Warning: these go quickkkk (hence why… Continue reading →

Cacao Ice Cream

Cacao No Churn Ice Cream! I don’t know about you, but I always need something sweet after dinner and fruit just doesn’t always cut it, sometimes I want chocolate. I’ve been making “nice cream” because it’s so easy and tastes amazing! This recipe is also gluten free, vegan, paleo, and only 5 ingredients!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nice Cream

Ice cream is my all time favorite dessert, especially during the summer. My favorite flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough! I made this ice cream recipe uses my Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies, but you can use any gluten free and vegan cookies of your choice choice. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and made… Continue reading →

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Well By Mel

Hi, I’m Mel! I’m so excited to have you visit my page! I am a Masters candidate at Columbia University, studying Nutrition Education. Following the program, I will pursue RD accreditation. I love all things health and wellness and am a firm believer in eating real food. I am here to share easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! There is a common misconception that eating healthy is bland and unappetizing, but it doesn’t have to be! I truly believe that eating healthy can be fun and delicious and I hope that my recipes show you how. I also share tips on nontoxic living. I hope you follow along 😊

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