recipes Category

Iron-rich, green tropical smoothie

Iron deficiency is a big problem for a lot of people, and most of the green smoothies I’ve tried taste like grass, so I created a green smoothie that’s not only tasty, but also rich in iron and vitamin C.  It’s a wonderful, refreshingly sweet breakfast drink, or a mid-day healthy treat. Iron-rich green tropical […]

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weight-loss dairy-free banana-caramel ice cream

Want to eat ice cream that won’t make you fat, that’s dairy-free, delicious, has no added sugar, is protein-packed, satisfies your sweet tooth, and is good for you? Your wish has been granted. Below is the recipe for one serving of my banana-caramel ice cream. If your goal is fat loss, replace one of your […]

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High-Protein, Dairy-Free Coffee Sorbet

This light and creamy, decadent sorbet has a tiny caffeine kick, a touch of sweetness from the banana, protein from collagen (or just use vegan vanilla protein powder), and healthy fat from nuts. I eat this as my pre-workout fuel, or when I want a healthy, sweet treat. Dairy-Free Coffee Sorbet 1½ frozen banana chunks, […]

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Weight Loss Desserts, really!

  Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too! You can lose weight and still eat cookies and fudge, but not all sweets are equal. The majority of desserts at restaurants and stores contain sugar and dairy which increase inflammation, and flour and gluten that can lead to leaky gut syndrome, and chemical […]

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drink this chocolate milk post-workout instead

You may have seen articles that recommend that weight lifters drink chocolate milk immediately after their workout, but drinking hormones, cholesterol, animal fat, and animal sugar (lactose) is a terrible idea. What you want to consume after exercise is whole foods that contain micronutrients, macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but if you love your chocolate […]

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no yolk, vegan deviled egg filling

I love deviled eggs, but all the calories, fat and cholesterol from the yolk and mayonnaise (I use coconut oil mayo), makes it one of those snacks that should be eaten only every now and then. Here is a vegan version of deviled egg filling, that’s not only creamy, cholesterol free, low calorie, low fat, delicious […]

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Apple-Raspberry Crumble

I wanted to make a cookie recipe that I loved, that I used to make and devour all the time, but I didn’t want the flour, butter, or margarine, so I revamped it into a easy-to-make, healthy(ish) apple and raspberry crumble. I served it to my family on Thanksgiving and my guests requested the recipe, […]

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Sugar-Free Candy-Crunch, Dairy-Free Milkshake

This lower-carb, low-calorie, high-protein shake, tastes like a decadent dessert, but it’s actually good for you. I use this as my pre-workout fuel, but it’s a great nutritious snack too. To turn it into a mini-meal, use 1 frozen banana instead of half a banana, which only adds an additional 50 calories and 15 grams of healthy […]

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Tofu Scramble with Roasted Potatoes

If you don’t eat eggs, but miss scrambled eggs with potatoes for breakfast, this vegan variation will satisfy that craving. Tofu Scramble with Roasted Potatoes 1 red onion, peeled and chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cored and diced 1 green bell pepper, seeded, cored and diced 7 red potatoes, washed and diced 1 T […]

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dairy-free, high protein, chocolate-licorice smoothie under 250 calories

If you like sweet treats with licorice and chocolate notes, you’ll enjoy this low calorie snack, or mini meal. I’ll have this as my pre-workout drink. I use carob instead of cocoa powder because it’s sweeter and has a creamier consistency when blended. High-protein, dairy-free, chocolate-licorice smoothie raw fennel stalk (save the bulb for a salad […]

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