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.

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Apple Crumble

Who doesn’t love healthy twists on dessert? This Apple Crumble recipe is made with all real food ingredients! It tastes like a treat, but you are actually eating real, whole food, nourishing ingredients. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, and also contains no refined sugar. This recipe is simple, doesn’t require many ingredients, and you probably have all or most of the ingredients already in your fridge/pantry!

This Apple Crumble recipe is not paleo as it does contain rolled oats. However, you can easily make this recipe paleo! Just one easy swap of the oats for almond flour and you have a simple and delicious paleo dessert!

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

I love veggie burgers. They are so delicious and versatile. You can eat them on a bun with some sweet potato fries or throw them into a salad salad. What I don’t like about most veggie burgers is that the are typically highly processed, containing several preservatives, and packed with gluten. This recipe makes veggies burgers healthy, delicious, and exactly what they should be – made of veggies!

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Fresh Gazpacho ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

When the weather gets warmer, I crave all of the hydrating, fresh foods. I love this gazpacho dish because itโ€™s super hydrating and refreshing โ€“ 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 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 Joeโ€™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 wasnโ€™t sure what to do with them. Iโ€™m trying to be more conscious of food waste so I decided to re-purpose 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

Introducing you to my all time favorite warm weather oatmeal combo- Pineapple Overnight Oats! I know this combo sounds kind of weird, but it seriously tastes so good. The overnight oats are served cold and combined with the pineapple tastes so refreshing and delicious! These overnight oats are so easy to make- all you do is combine ingredients, let it sit overnight, and then enjoy the next morning! As much as I like oatmeal, who wants to eat warm oats over the summer? Not me. Plus it make it that much easier to make!

These Pineapple Overnight Oats are mixed with nut milk and of course fresh cut pineapple for a sweet and delicious flavor. It also contains both chia seeds and flax seeds for a dose of healthy fat and fiber. This combination helps keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. It is sweetened with coconut nectar. Coconut nectar is a similar color and consistency of maple syrup, but tastes slightly different- it is delicious! I topped the overnight oats with goji berries for added crunch (optional).

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Creamy Avocado Pesto Sauce

Red lentil pasta topped with creamy avocado pesto sauce!ย ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฑย Iโ€™ve been on a veggie pasta kick and used lentil pasta for this recipe. The lentil pasta is topped with a creamy avocado pesto sauce and grape tomatoes. This sauce is soo creamy and delicious, I may or may not be dreaming about it for the rest of the day..ย ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธย This recipe is gluten free and dairy free. See below for details on how to make the creamy avocado pesto sauce!

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Veggie Cauliflower Rice Paella ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

Veggie cauliflower rice paella! ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ You definitely need to check this one out. This dish is made 100% with veggies- riced cauliflower, onion, red bell pepper, tomato, peas, artichokes, parsley, garlic, and spices. It is completely grain free, gluten-free and so easy to make and freaking delicious! The recipe below makes about 2 servings.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Bowl

Mint chocolate chip flavor literally reminds me of summer. Itโ€™s so refreshing and delicious, yet it tastes like an indulgent treat. This instantly became one of my favorite smoothie bowl recipe combos. It tastes like and has the consistency of froyo yet is packed with fruits, veggies, and healthy fats to keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer.

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