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Black Brownies, Dark Chocolate Superfood Bars

Today I needed an intense black leather stiletto boots radical chocolate fix. Yep. These flourless brownies really did the trick! I got a nice endorphin lift from the chocolate without disturbing my blood sugar. Yay! Even better, I got a big serving of phyto-nutrients. Yep. Fresh vegetables - beets, carrots, and kale make these bars VERY dark, almost black. And they taste AMAZING! ...

Cocoa-Nutty Paleo Granola

When I'm in a hurry, this quick granola saves the day! Loaded with nutrient dense seeds and crunchy nuts, it is gluten-free, Paleo, with tasty cocoa and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it's a yummy breakfast with any nut milk. Or make your own with my easy Homemade Nut Milk. Commercial granola is loaded with sugars, however this recipe is extremely low in carbs. It will not raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Keep it on hand and enjoy whenever you need a fast nutritious breakfast.  ...

Paleo Chocolate Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Today I just couldn't help it! I NEEDED healthy dark gingerbread with REAL blackstrap molasses. Sadly, molasses is 100% sugar (toxic), not Paleo. Even worse - these days it's made from GMO beet sugar. However in this healthy recipe, I found just the right Paleo mélange of chicory sweetener (no sugar spike), shredded coconut, apple and Latino spices for that real old-fashioned gingerbread feeling.  ...

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veggies

Your guests will go crazy for this colorful high-protein dip. At a recent gathering, every single person asked me for the recipe - so here it is! Sliced veggies are easy, economical and beautiful in rainbow colors. That's because crackers are not allowed in my kitchen these days, nor are nutritionally empty chips and processed dips. Instead I love colorful radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! ...

Instant Chocolate Superfood Chai To Go

Need an emergency pick-me-up? How about a comforting taste of home? THIS is your travel safety net. Everybody needs a healthy energy boost from time to time. My favorite is hot chocolate, cinnamon, dry coconut milk and superfoods. Yum! You could be stuck in the Denver airport, trekking the mountains of Nepal, or taking a break at school or work. Just whip out your zip-lock bag, add hot water, stir and enjoy! This instant beverage will give you a healthy energy lift, with no blood sugar spike or extra pounds. Yay!...

Creamy Mint Green Tea Avocado Milkshake with Young Coconut

It's a Green Bliss Smoothie! Imagine a creamy young coconut milkshake. Now add smooth avocado and uplifting matcha green tea. Then put in a handful of refreshing mint leaves and some lemon or lime juice. Now add a few Chlor-Oxygen green drops for energy. And blend. The result is indescribable green bliss! Did you know that fresh coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks? ...

Chocolate Superfood Travel Snack Bars

Hi everybody! Did I tell you I'm going on a trip? I'll be away for two months in London, Mumbai, Ganeshpuri, Kathmandu, and Tibet, doing a medical service tour and Qigong study. When I travel I always bring uplifting treats from home. And these are my absolute favorite! A comforting snack with heavenly flavor and a superfood kick is an absolute necessity on a trip - or a hike. They'll go in my backpack so they're handy to grab. Airports are sorely lacking in nourishing food, so we have to be ingenious! ...

Paleo Keto Dark Chocolate Avocado Mini Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

When I feel a need for chocolate cupcakes, I go for these dark beauties. Avocado gives them a deep rich chocolaty flavor. Eggs make them high in protein. Shredded coconut and zero carb chicory root make them Ketogenic, Paleo, flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb, non-glycemic, and Monsanto-free. Hooray! This avocado frosting is the EASIEST and CREAMIEST you'll ever make. For the best flavor, look for soft, ripe avocados at the peak of their ripeness - not too hard, and ...

Chia Tapioca with Fruit Power Breakfast

The simplest and quickest power-breakfast you can make. Chia seeds are a perfectly balanced superfood, high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. In fact, the word "chia" means "strength" in the Mayan language. Chia tapioca tastes yummy with coconut milk and fruit. Stir the chia seeds into your milk. Allow them to soak and expand while you're getting dressed. Your delicious breakfast will be ready in 15 minutes. Top with fruit and enjoy. ...

Sweet Potato Pakora with Garlic Scapes

Today we're having a movie party to watch the 8x Academy Award winning film Gandhi. These Sweet Potato Pakora are the perfect healthy snack to munch on. If you have a food processor, they're a snap to make, rich in flavor, filled with crunchy aromatic veggies. The word pakora comes from Sanskrit meaning a 'cooked lump of dough'. In India they're usually fried in ghee. Except these are baked, not fried. Yay! They're pleasantly spicy with curry, but not particularly hot. Goji berries give a tantalizing sweet flavor and orange color. ...

Lemon-Ginger Coconut Chia Bars

Today I needed a refreshing bite of lemon & ginger. These bars have a zingy citrus flavor, plus they're raw and alive with powerful anti-oxidant lemon nutrition. In Chinese medicine lemon is cooling -- yes I get it. And ginger moves Qi, the vital force in the body -- well, I definitely need that. Super-easy to make, you don't need any equipment for this recipe, although a food processor is a wee bit quicker. There's no need to bake these bars, as...

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

There are few combinations as heavenly as strawberry and rhubarb. Baked together, strawberry and rhubarb do something for the soul. Rhubarb’s tart flavor goes perfectly with the sweetness of strawberries. This yummy treat is refreshing and easy to make without gluten, grains, flour, dairy, or sugar. It won't spike your blood sugar or cause weight gain, if you use one of the suggested natural zero-carb sweeteners. Try it with dairy-free Instant Coconut Whipped Cream on top....

Paleo Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Alive with flavor and life force, this pesto is an easy nutritional powerhouse you can enjoy in 2 minutes flat. It looks and tastes just like authentic Pesto Genovese, but dairy-free with pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts. For this vegan pesto, I used lemon juice and nutritional yeast to give a tangy parmesan taste. You'll need a food processor. Pumpkin seeds are a true superfood loaded with a wide variety of healthy nutrients from magnesium to copper, protein and zinc. ...

Peanut Butter Cookies without Gluten, Grain, or Peanuts

I call these babies "No-Peanut Butter Cookies". They taste just like classic peanut butter cookies, crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside. They're Paleo, free of peanuts, gluten, grains, dairy, GMO's and sugars. Even better, they're incredibly easy to make, high in protein and ridiculously low in carbs. Hooray! Use ANY nut butter you like. I used toasted cashew, pumpkin, and almond butters, plus raw hemp butter. See my nut nutritional analysis. ...

Paleo No-Corn Muffins with Goji Berries

I love old-fashioned cornbread. These easy muffins have the exact texture and flavor of corn bread, except they’re Paleo, without corn, gluten, or grains. Hooray! The secret ingredients are shredded coconut and chia seeds, which give the perfect texture and flavor of cornbread! Ha ha! Spread them with my fabulicious Vegan Butter!  They taste absolutely scrumptious for breakfast. ...

Probiotic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Here's a quick snack to satisfy a sweet craving while providing high protein whole food nutrition. Even better, probiotics will keep your inner micro-biome running in top condition. Basically a chocolate banana coconut milkshake, I added my favorite probiotics. We get extra kudos for chocolate, because chocolate is actually a fermented food! Ha ha! However it needs to be 100% and sugar-free to reap the benefits, because sugar disturbs the gut microbiome....

Paleo Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

You don't have to be Keto to love this cake! A fluffy nourishing snack, this easy mug cake is the smoothest and tastiest I've ever tried. The secret to its delicate texture is almond meal and whole egg. This cake won't raise your blood sugar if you use one of the zero carb sweeteners suggested. Yay! It tastes even better with Instant Coconut Whipped Cream.  The Ketogenic diet helps your body burn fat as fuel instead of carbs. ...

High-Protein Savory Veggie Muffins

Where can I find a nourishing grab-and-go Paleo meal with protein and veggies? Forget sweet snacks and instead chomp on these super-healthy muffins! They're a low-carb breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner for busy people. High-protein nutrition comes from almond flour, eggs, pumpkin seeds and goji berries! ...

Paleo Chocolate Sweet Potato Muffins

A delectable snack, great for a hike or a lunch bag, these irresistible muffins contain no flour! Instead they're made with whole coconut flakes. Yet you'll never notice the difference in flavor or texture. It's a new era of health for me as I'm eating no flour, to keep the intestines squeaky clean. Without flour or sugar, there's no belly flab or sugar spike. Yay! Chocolate is a life necessity, and sweet potatoes pair wonderfully with the cacao flavor. ...

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Rose Brownies

Let go. Release your mind. Engage in random acts of generosity and love. As the world spins in unknown directions, this recipe will be your safe buoy of romance, sanity and comfort. Yes, healthy food can be deeply calming and reassuring. Please share this recipe with someone you love. Take a deep breath and enjoy. After all, romantic nourishment touches the senses and says 'I love you' in a way that words can never express. ...