Blueberry Basil Smoothie

I went to pick up basil from the grocery store the other week and they only had the basil plant. Because of this, I decided to pot the basil plant in an old, glass jar. I figured it wouldn’t last long in my windowsill since I have tried to grow basil plants multiple times in my windowsill and have so far been unsuccessful. Maybe because it’s quarantine and I’m home more and my basil plant is getting the TLC it needs, but it is thriving in my windowsill! Now, I’m going to have to think about re-potting into an actual pot.. My new, thriving basil plant as well as the warmer weather inspired me to make this Blueberry Basil smoothie. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and whole 30 and only requires 4 ingredients to make!

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Dessert Dates

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge fan of dates. They taste so sweet and delicious all by themselves. I like to use dates as sweeteners in recipes instead of any form of added sugar. Unlike straight sweetener such as cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup or even honey, dates are sweet but contain fiber. Fiber is the indigestible are of food that are associated with several potential health benefits. Fiber also helps keep you feeling full and satisfied.

These stuffed dates are my favorite little dessert pieces. They take about 10 seconds to make and offer the perfect amount of sweetness after a meal. After dinner, I always crave something sweet, but I don’t typically have a lot of sweets around. These desserts are perfect to satisfy this sweet craving because they can be assembled quickly and provide just the right amount of sweetness.

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Fall Veggie Hash

Looking for a fall veggie recipe? A healthy recipe to bring to Friendsgiving or have as a Thanksgiving side dish? Or just a delicious and healthy meal for the Fall? This recipe is for you! This dish is a delicious way to tie in all of the fall flavors and is completely plant-based. It is the perfect mix of sweet and savory and contains fat which helps keep you feeling full for longer. This recipe makes about 2 servings.

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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 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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Nutella Smoothie Bowl

I love smoothie bowls. They are such a quick and easy way to make breakfast, snack, or any meal. When I make a smoothie bowl, I can have a healthy and delicious breakfast ready in less than 5 minutes. This Nutella Smoothie Bowl is one of my favorite smoothie combinations. It tastes like a treat, but is loaded with nutrients!

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Egg Muffins

If you’re looking for a savory breakfast meal prep, these Egg Muffins are a great option. They make a great, healthy breakfast or high protein snack. I personally love this recipe because it is a great way to use up any veggies you have and aren’t sure what to do with. I used fresh veggies in this recipe, but you could use frozen veggies as well.

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Sweet Potato Waffles

I’m a HUGE sweet potato fan. It’s definitely one of my favorite vegetables, even if it’s on the starchy side. I impulse bought a waffle maker earlier this week because I wanted to make some sweet potato waffles. It did take me a couple of tries to get the recipe down, but now that I did it is so easy to make and you can do soo much with it. I’ve made both sweet and savory revisions of sweet potato waffles and all that you have to vary is what you season them with and what you add as toppings. I’ll show both a savory and sweet version of sweet potato waffles that I made so you can get some ideas.

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Butternut Squash Soup

This butternut squash soup is so simple and delicious. I love butternut squash because it tastes so delicious all by itself, you really don’t need to add much to it. I love this easy, healthy recipe because it really highlights the flavor of the butternut squash. It is quick and easy to make and tastes great! All you need to do is sauté the veggies, boil, and then blend. This recipe is made with all whole food ingredients and is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and whole 30 approved.

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