Hibiscus Tea

Incredibly cooling and refreshing, hibiscus tea is one of my favorite drinks to make in the summertime!  Since I brew it myself, it’s naturally gluten-free as well as caffeine-free. It has certain properties that could make it a winner in your house.  Though there are still more studies on the potency of green tea, according…

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Cinnamon Vanilla Tea

I get a lot of questions about what recipes are “Gluten-Free Sugar Cleanse Approved” these days and I wanted to share with you one of my recent favorites.  It’s perfect for the cooler months and so incredibly simple & satisfying that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Everyone loves dessert (alright… almost everyone) and finding sweet substitutions…

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How to Make Almond Milk

Unless you’ve got a nut allergy, almond milk is one of the best dairy alternatives out there.  It’s incredibly easy-to-make and has a similar consistency to that of milk.  You can also flavor it however you like, should you choose to do so. Now you could go out and buy pre-made almond milk which is…

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Watermelon Cooler

No summer is complete without some watermelon! Why not opt for a watermelon cooler! But hey, did you know that watermelon is a great dietary option to remove excess heat from your body? If you are sweltering on a hot summer day, then a slice of watermelon might just do the trick. The reason is that…

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Refreshing Cherry Water

In the heat of summer, I often notice that people tend to forget that water doesn’t necessarily need to be consumed as just… well… water.  There are an infinite number of possibilities that you can create in your kitchen in literally minutes! That said, I love cherries.  My husband might say I have an unhealthy…

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Spiced Pear Smoothie

Have you ever considered using fruit that’s rather uncommon in the realm of smoothies? My find last summer was fresh mulberries and this spring it was pear.  Yep — pear! A slight bit of back story is warranted here — a neighbor of mine has a huge pear tree that he basically ignores.  Last summer,…

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Blueberry Pie Smoothie

While out in LA, I had the pleasure of visiting my dear cousin Lisa for a night. Every single time I go to stay with her, I leave with a bunch of new creative tricks for food. She’s currently going to Duke’s Integrative Health Coaching program and starting her own health coaching practice out in…

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Spicy Vegan Cherry Smoothie

Need a jumpstart in your mornings? Check out this easy-to-make vegan cherry smoothie that’s packed with protein and healthy fats! With cherry season just upon us, now is the perfect time to use fresh cherries (or buy them frozen) in your smoothies. If you’re like me, you may have found that seasonal allergies cause you to…

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