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D A T smoooothie bowl

Cause it’s all about the smoooothie, yo!

Smoothie bowls come in all varieties : acai, green bowls, pb and banana, etc. Basically, whatever you can chuck in a blender, you can use as a base.




First – choose your base : water, juice, coconut water

Second – add your fruit (frozen or room temp) : banana, pineapple, apple, blueberries, etc.

Third – add the extras : acai, peanut butter, greens, superfood powder (lacuma, maca, reishi, etc.)



Top with granola, nuts and seeds, and more fruit, etc.




E N J O Y.







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PB + J breakfast bars

These babies are for real! It’s like I was transported back to child-hood with this flavor combo. PB + J always holds a special place in my heart. Um…move on to the recipe?

pb + j breakfast bars

PB + J Breakfast Bars

1/2 C dried blueberries
1/2 C dried dates
1/4 C agave nectar
1/4 C peanut butter (I used Trader Joe’s unsalted creamy PB)
1 C roasted nuts or seeds (I used sliced almonds)
1 1/2 C toasted oats
Vanilla paste, to taste
1 – 2 t. spirulina


1. Process dried dates and blueberries in food processor until a paste is formed.

2. Toast oats. This can usually be done at 350 degrees for about 10 – 15 minutes (just watch the oats so they dont burn)

3. Put dried fruit paste, nuts/seeds, vanilla paste and oats in a bowl.

4. Warm the peanut butter and agave over low heat. Once melted, pour in bowl. Mix together.

5. Put the bars in a pan and refrigerate to set up. In about an hour you can cut them and store them individually.


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Buckwheat Peanut Butter Cookies

buckwheat: it’s a fruit (similar to rhubarb + sorrel)  not a grain, so there is NO gluten; and it’s high in fiber.

I’ve been wanting to experiment with buckwheat so I took a stab at cookies (duh) and this is what we have: buckwheat peanut butter cookies.

buckwheat peanut butter cookies


(makes 9)

1 cup all-natural, no sugar added, no salt added, peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut crystals
3/4 cup buckwheat meal (made this by processing buckwheat groats until mealy)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt (if using unsalted peanut butter)


1. Process buckwheat until mealy. Add coconut crystals and process again.

2. Add everything else EXCEPT the eggs and process again.

3. Add the eggs (you want to avoid over processing, so process until they come together into a dough)

4.  Bake at 350 for 11 minutes.


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Black bean brownies

These things are seriously addicting and so easy to eat at any time of the day! I was surprised at the flavor and texture of these healthy black bean brownies.

black bean brownies

Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

(Adapted from here)

Makes 12-16 Brownies

Black Bean Brownie Ingredients:

1 Can Black Beans (540 mL)
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Eggwhites (or 3 Eggs in total)
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 Cup Natural Cocoa Powder
1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Agave, Honey or Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 1/2 Tsp Instant Espresso
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (didnt add these, but added walnuts instead, you could add both or none)

Peanut Butter Swirl Ingredients:

1/3 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp Agave (Maple Syrup, Stevia or Honey)
Pinch of Salt
Dash of Vanilla Extract


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place all black bean brownie ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with a healthy, non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Evenly spread batter into baking dish.
  5. On your stove-top melt peanut butter swirl ingredients and mix.
  6. Dollop peanut butter swirl mixture with a spoon spaced out about an inch from each other onto the brownie batter.
  7. Pull a knife back and forth through the batter creating your swirls.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes.
  9. *Ovens vary so your discretion is needed. You will know your brownies are baked when the top becomes firm and the brownies pull away from the sides of the dish.
  10. Sticking a tooth pick in the middle and pulling it out clean will ensure your brownies are baked fully.
  11. Remove from oven when baked and let set in the baking dish for about 10 minutes.
  12. Gently cut brownies, serve and enjoy!

Your life will be changed after trying these brownies!!!

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I know what you are thinking, but trust me. These cookies will change your perspective on vegan cookies. They are just divine and very, very addicting. This was a guest post for Chic Vegan.


Peanut Butter Crack Cookies

(adapted from: here)
(makes 1 dozen mini cookies)


1/2 cup peanut butter, or another nut butter
3/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup vegan cane sugar
2 tbsp coconut crystals
2 tbsp applesauce
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Mix dry ingredients.

Add wet and form cookie dough. Scoop on to tray and with a fork make the signature crisscross on top.

Bake in a preheated oven (350F) for 8 minutes.

They will look underdone when you take them out, but that’s ok..they’ll be fine after about 5 minutes of cooling time.

Dive in!

pb crack cookies

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