Repost: Mighty Little Chia Seeds

The chia seed comes from the desert plant, Salvia hispanica, grown in southern mexico and it has been consumed in that region since about 3500 BC. They were a main component of the aztec diet and consumed by the Maya as well. Chia seeds are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, fiber, omega-3’s and essential nutrients. One…

Mighty Little Chia Seeds

I recently watched the documentary, “Forks over Knives” and it has me reeling. The research they present showing the ill effects of ALL animal protein is staggering, saddening and alarming. It made me start to re-evaluate the way we eat. It also had me making my way to the library for some vegan cookbooks. I…

Make Your Own Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte (Paleo and vegan friendly)

I may or may not have mentioned my somewhat waning affinity for that silly place called Starbucks. I did allow myself one pumpkin spice latte this year, but I like my version better as it’s a huge relief not to have the artificial ingredients, weird syrup with zero actual pumpkin and dairy-based flavoring. To that…

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is my all time favorite smoothie additive. I have happily stumbled upon Trader Joes coconut milk thats only $1, but before that, I had absolutely no options that didn’t have additives. This recipe is simple and straightforward. And of course, it has nothing but coconut and water. It can save you a good…

Vanilla Maple Iced Latte

I’ve been looking for festive fall coffee drinks I can make at home and this one is an easy, tasty discovery. I accidentally discovered that maple syrup mixes quite well into cold drinks so it works great here as a latte flavor and sweetener. Added bonus- a similar, refined-sugar version at a coffee shop would…

Piña Colada Tropical Green Smoothie

This smoothie is really really really yummy. Charlotte drank both of ours. It tastes like a piña colada, minus the rum. They don’t recommend adding rum for pregnant ladies and toddlers I guess. We’ve been drinking one green smoothie for snack most days lately and it’s going quite well. I also feel better if she…

Make Your Own DIY Cold Brewed Coffee Concentrate (French Press Method)

French press coffee is absolutely, positively wonderful. It requires no electricity and the flavors of the coffee are really brought out by the steeping method. I love it hot, but have found it maybe even more enjoyable (personally) cold. Cold brewed french press is the best of all worlds, it’s easy, cheap and yummy. If…

Make Your Own Coffee Concentrate or Espresso (Moka Pot Method)

Cold brew and coffee concentrate are not the same method of making coffee, but at times they are both included in one product. Cold brew implies no heat being added and coffee concentrate is a very strong coffee to be used in a multitude of ways. I love cameleon cold brew, but four servings costs…

Lovely Green Tea Honey Lemonade

I am not so secret fan of Starbucks. I was a much bigger one when I went to work every day. These days, I let myself indulge maybe once or twice a month. The green tea lemonade they have was the perfect summertime (or anytime) drink, but of course it is filled with chemicals and…

Strawberry Flax Power Green Smoothie (Paleo and vegan friendly)

I believe all smoothies should be green if possible. It’s by far one of the easiest ways to get fresh, raw greens into your body, already blended for quick absorption. Charlotte has grown up thinking that all smoothies have spinach in them and that makes them yummy! I hope the normalcy helps keep her open…