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Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

healthy shamrock shake

Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve got a treat for you guys today: a Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe! It’s vegan, too. Back in the day, I used to love the seasonal Shamrock Shake from a certain fast food restaurant. I hadn’t had or thought of one of those shakes in years until Matt and I drove by an advertisement for them the other Continue Reading …

Vanilla Mint Smoothie Recipe

vanilla mint smoothie

On Christmas morning, after opening our stocking presents from Santa and awaiting my grandmother’s arrival to open the presents under the tree, I whipped out my parent’s blender and made a delicious smoothie. This Vanilla Mint Smoothie came out not too sweet and very refreshing – the perfect snack/light breakfast before diving back in for more Continue Reading …

Microwave Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie for one

pumpkin oatmeal cookie for one

I have a fun new recipe for you guys this morning! Introducing: a microwave Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie for one! It’s vegan, too. This healthy, soft, and chewy “cookie” is packed with fiber and healthy fat, making it a great breakfast or snack, and it couldn’t be easier to make – all you need is the microwave! Continue Reading …

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Recipe

whole wheat irish soda bread recipe

I first fell in love with Irish soda bread when I was, as you might guess, in Ireland. Back when I was teaching English in Prague in 2009, I spent a long weekend in Ireland with a friend and fellow teacher, Jackie. The two of us had a wonderful time, staying in cute little B&Bs and exploring the beautiful countryside and small towns. Continue Reading …

Spiced Cherry Pecan Granola Bars {gluten free}

spiced cherry pecan granola bars

Earlier this week, I was in the mood to bake. It had been way too long since I made any sort of fun new granola bar, and I wanted something I could enjoy as an easy snack in the afternoon. A little while later, and a new creation was born: Spiced Cherry Pecan Granola Bars. Gluten-free and dairy-free friendly, too! Continue Reading …

Chocolate Cherry Espresso Smoothie

chocolate cherry espresso smoothie

Now that the weather is getting really hot in DC, I’ve found myself craving smoothies again. But here’s the problem – I’ve just come back from an early a.m. run., and I want caffeine, but I also need to refuel. What to do? Introducing my new favorite: Chocolate Cherry Espresso Smoothie. Continue Reading …

Almond Butter Stuffed Vanilla Coconut French Toast

almond butter stuffed french toast

French Toast is probably my most favorite breakfast ever. Anyone else? I was craving it this morning, but considering it was Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and I didn’t really want to end up in a sugar coma by 9, I decided to come up with a still delicious but no sugar added version for breakfast. Introducing: Almond Butter Stuffed Vanilla Coconut Continue Reading …

{All That’s Missing is the} Tropical Island Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

Given that it’s March, my Vitamix blender hasn’t gotten a whole lot of love lately. It’s been sitting, sad and unused, in one of our cabinets since about November when the weather turned cold. Until yesterday, that is, when the DC area got another beautiful taste of spring. Continue Reading …