Healthy Snack: Avocado and Sauerkraut

When you’re looking for a snack that both tastes delicious and nourishes your body, here is a perfect candidate: half an avocado topped with a scoop of sauerkraut.


Sauerkraut not only has all of the health benefits of cabbage, but – as long as it is traditionally fermented and unpasteurized – it is also filled with healthy-gut-supporting probiotics.  In addition to supporting digestive health, raw sauerkraut can boost circulation, stimulate your immune system, and reduce inflammation (Organic Facts, 2015). … Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Pudding Pops

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Pudding PopsEven though fall temperatures are moving in (especially in the mornings), we still generally have warm afternoons here in the Rockies. And my boys are still going through a ton of ice pops.


The other day I decided to make a batch of ice pops that I would really enjoy. My favorite ice pops are those that are rich and chocolaty, so that’s what I made.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Brazil Nut Milkshake

Chocolate Brazil Nut Milkshake Recipe (Vegan, Raw, Paleo, GAPS)
Is there anything cuter than a little kid with a Chocolate Milkshake mustache?

Today as I was writing I suddenly had a huge craving for chocolate. I didn’t have anything chocolate made or ready-to-eat, so I pulled ingredients out of my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer and tossed them all into the blender. What came out not only fulfilled my chocolate craving, it tasted really fantastic and was very easy to make.… Continue reading

3-Ingredient Maple Chai Ice Cream

3-Ingredient Maple Chai Ice CreamFor most of the summer, the local dairy where we get our raw, grass-fed milk has not had cream. However, the other day when we went to pick up our milkshare, there were a couple of jars of cream sitting in the refrigerator. To say we were delighted at the prospect of making ice cream with real cream is a bit of an understatement.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Chai Banana Milkshake

Fruit-Sweetened Chai Banana MilkshakeToday it was milkshake time again. My boys and I spent hours out and about on a hot day running errands, and then we came home and spent some time working in our garden. Later that afternoon when my 6-year-old suggested making a milkshake, it sounded like the perfect way to cool us down after our busy, hot day.


I love chai spices, so I decided to try making a Fruit-Sweetened, Chai-Spiced Milkshake.… Continue reading

Fruit-Sweetened Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Fruit-Sweetened Fresh Peach Ice Cream RecipeWith local peaches in season here in Colorado, we’ve been enjoying an abundance of them. While we’ve been eating most of them in their wonderful, pure fresh peach form, today I decided to give Fresh Peach Ice Cream a try.


I wanted the peaches to shine, so I only added two other ingredients to the mix. I was about to grab some ground cinnamon, when on a whim I decided to use the apple pie spice we had received as a gift instead.… Continue reading

Meal-in-a-Glass Smoothie

Meal-in-a-Glass Smoothie RecipeWhat do you do when it’s so hot outside that you child declares he’ll only eat a smoothie for lunch? Make sure that smoothie is a nutritious meal in and of itself. To make this smoothie, I combined lots of greens – kale, spinach, and spirulina powder, generous amounts of healthy fats and protein – coconut and cashew butters, frozen bananas to give it some sweetness and to make it nice and cold, as well as some cacao powder to make it all taste yummy (in addition to cacao’s wonderful nutritional benefits)..… Continue reading

Homemade Fruit-Sweetened Eggnog

Fruit-Sweetened Eggnog RecipeThe other day I got the craving for eggnog. I know, eggnog is typically considered a holiday treat, and right now in the heat of August, we’re a long time away from the winter holidays. That said, the characters in a book we read were drinking eggnog, and suddenly I couldn’t get the desire out of my head. There’s no way I am going to find commercially available eggnog at this time of year, and even if I could the stuff they sell in the market is typically extremely high in sugar.… Continue reading