Cheesy Kale Chips

✨Cheesy Kale Chips✨ Another reason why I love my air fryer 👉🏻 it also functions as a dehydrator! I used to love making kale chips in the oven but it legit took forever and wouldn’t always cook even. Dehydrating my kale chips in the air fryer took them to the NEXT LEVEL. It only took about 1.5 hours and they were the perfect level of crispy. Kale chips are topped with lemon juice, avocado oil, sea salt, and nutritional yeast.

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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 cut it, I want chocolate 🍫🍫🍫 I’ve been making “nice cream” because it’s legit so easy and tastes amazing! This recipe is also gluten free, vegan, contains no added sugar, and only requires 5 ingredients!

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Banana Cacao Pancakes

Banana Cacao Pancakes! 🥞🍌🍫 Made with avocado to give it a rich, chocolately taste while also loading it up with healthy fats and plenty of fiber that helps keep you full for longer. This recipe is gluten free and vegan. 

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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Bowl

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Bowl! 🍊🍊🍊Its officially smoothie bowl season 🙌🏻 Not that it matters because I legit have smoothie bowls all year long 💁‍♀️ Grabbed some blood oranges this week and thought what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with this smoothie bowl combo. Does this remind anyone else of straight elementary school?!

 

Note: To make this recipe is vegan skip the bee pollen topping

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Apple Crumble

Gluten-free, dairy-free apple crisp recipe! This recipe is vegan and also contains no refined sugar. It is not paleo as it does contain rolled oats, however it is possible to make this recipe paleo by subbing the oats for almond flour. This recipe is super simple, doesn’t require many ingredients, and you probably have all or most of the ingredients already in your fridge/pantry!

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Chocolate Oat Milk

I recently started making my own dairy-free milk using oats! I liked using oats because they are less expensive than nuts and it is quicker to make oat milk because there is a shorter soak time. I have noticed that separation does occur so make sure to store in a bottle with a lid and shake before use. Oat milk should last about 4-5 days in the fridge.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Sweet potato black bean burgers! I love veggie burgers. They are so delicious and very versatile- you can eat them on a bun with some sweet potato fries or throw them into a salad plate. These veggie burgers are gluten free and vegan. This recipe makes 4 veggie patties.

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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 raw, vegan, and gluten free. All you need is a blender to make!

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Vegan Pistachio Pesto

If you follow my Instagram account (@wellbymel_), you know that I LOVE Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. It is gluten free, dairy free, and only made with 5 ingredients- cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, olive oil, and salt! And it tastes great- it tastes like actual gnocchi! This is one of my go- to easy dinners because it is frozen and so easy to make! All you need to do is cook it on a skillet for a few minutes until fully thawed and crispy and then top with the sauce of your choice. Note: do not follow the package instructions to cook the gnocchi or else they will turn out mushy.

Today, I chose a pistachio pesto sauce. I have had a bag of pistachios in my pantry for a few months and wasn’t sure what to do with them. I’m trying to be more conscious of food waste so I decided to repurpose them to make pesto. It was super yummy and really easy! This pesto is dairy free and uses nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. See full recipe below!

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Pineapple Overnight Oats

Pineapple Overnight Oats 🍍🍍 This is my favorite warm weather oatmeal combo! Sounds kind of weird, but it seriously tastes so good! Made with overnight oats (served cool) topped with fresh cut pineapple, flax seeds, chia seed, and coconut nectar. I also topped with some goji berries as well. 

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