Chia, Coconut and Banana Pudding Parfait
This textured yet creamy recipe for chia, coconut and banana pudding parfait is a delicious and healthy, no-guilt, gluten free dessert. Salvia
Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cakes
This whole foods recipe for gluten free blueberry banana breakfast cakes is a light and delicate treat that’s a favorite at our house. More delicate than a muffin, and not too sweet, they are a healthy option if you enjoy baked goods in the morning. You can also make this with any good organic baking mix.
How To Make Non-Dairy Coconut or Almond Milk Yogurt Recipe
This recipe for non-dairy coconut or almond milk yogurt is perfect for making parfaits, dips and thick dressings. We like our yogurt creamy, and this version has a thickening agent in it: arrowroot.
This simple recipe for buckwheat crepes is wonderful for Sunday brunch or any time you want a special breakfast. Because this is a “neutral” recipe, the crepes can be filled with either savory or sweet fillings. It is of course an option to add some lemon or orange zest (about a teaspoon) and a couple of tablespoons of agave nectar to make a sweetened batter, but they are just fine as…
Making granola is quite easy once you get the hang of it, and no commercial product is as good as what can come out of your own kitchen. Experimenting is key after you know what you’re doing, so try different nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to discover your favorite combination. This recipe is packed with fiber, nutrients, and healthy fats, and is an excellent snack as well as breakfast food.
Making granola is quite easy once you get the hang of it, and no commercial product is as good as what can come out of your own kitchen.Experimenting is key after you know what you’re doing, so try different nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to discover your favorite combination. This recipe is packed with fiber, nutrients, and healthy fats, and is an excellent snack as well as breakfast food.
We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most of us have experienced the “crash” from either eating poorly or not at all in the morning. The following menu suggestions should help you get started on nourishing yourself in the morning, and setting your body up for an energized day.
Berry Delicious Smoothie
This berry smoothie recipe is a great breakfast in warm weather, or a yummy pick-me-up in the midmorning or mid-afternoon. Berries are being recognized as one of the most powerful superfoods in the plant kingdom. They are rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, are heart healthy, and considered to be vital foods in anti-aging medicine.
Vanilla Nut Smoothie
This rich, creamy, vanilla nut smoothie has no added sweetener, and is absolutely packed with nutrients. Almonds, banana, rice protein and flax seed make for a sustaining snack or breakfast drink. It’s a great drink to have after strenuous exercise, or if you don’t have time to make breakfast.
Tofu scramble is often presented as a replacement for scrambled eggs, but I think it deserves to stand on its own merits. Possible ingredient combinations are as varied as your imagination, and the recipe that follows is a good, simple version to have as a starting point.
Cinnamon Amaranth Grits
Amaranth is another of the ancient grains, and was a staple food of the Aztec Indians. It is exceptionally high in protein and calcium, and is strengthening to the lungs. If you find the flavor of amaranth alone to be too intense, try mixing it with rice, steel cut oats, or cracked wheat.
Quinoa is a cousin to amaranth, and is one of the ancient staple foods of the Incas. It is strengthening for the whole body, and for the kidneys in particular. Quinoa is high in protein, calcium, iron, and B vitamins. This simple porridge is a great meal to start the day with.
Whole Grain Pancakes
These pancakes are nutrient dense and far superior to their white flour cousins, traditional flapjacks. Whole grain flour is heavier than white, and may be an acquired taste, but most people (including kids) will adapt to eating these pretty readily. Serve with maple syrup, fruit-only preserves, or agave nectar.
Frittata a la Mexica: Frittata with Black Beans, Cilantro, Avocado, and Tomato
This easy whole foods recipe for frittata a la Mexicana is a nod to that country’s influence on so much of world cuisine. Serve this dish with...
Mediterranean Fusion Frittata
This whole foods recipe for Mediterranean fusion frittata is influenced by both Italian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Eggs are combined with...
Spiced Almond and Oat Pancakes
This whole foods recipe for delicious spiced almond and oat pancakes makes a nutritious start to the day, and is perfect for a weekend brunch....
Steel Cut Oats with Flax and Fruit
This whole foods recipe for steel cut oats with flax and fruit is great for busy people, because you have the option of soaking them overnight and...
This ultra easy recipe for natural applesauce just requires a vertical wand blender: no need to peel the apples as long as they're organic! The skins add vitamins and color and puree nicely into the mix. This is a great topping for granola and yogurt; oatmeal or other hot cereal; and makes a lovely dessert sauce.
Berry Superfood Energy Bars
This recipe for raw berry superfood energy bars is great for anyone who wants a deeply nourishing high energy to carry. They are great for hiking, and make a wonderful mid-afternoon snack for adults and kids alike.
Spiced Chia, Coconut and Vanilla Pudding
This full bodied and creamy recipe for spiced chia, coconut and vanilla pudding does double duty as a delicious and healthy, no-guilt, gluten free breakfast pudding or dessert.
Quick Spiced Pumpkin "Pudding" Recipe
This fast, easy and absolutely scrumptious treat makes a great snack, dessert or even breakfast. Organic pumpkin, cultured coconut or almond milk (or yogurt if you eat dairy) and spices are whisked together to create a creamy and nutrient packed pick-me-up.
Applesauce and Coconut Yogurt Parfait
This quick and easy recipe for applesauce and coconut parfait is one of my answers to clients' sugar dilemma. Many people -and their children- really struggle with sugar, and defining healthier options as we are learning to live with less becomes crucial. Not everyone can give up on their sweet tooth without a fight, so my clients frequently ask for suggestions "in the meantime". This is one of them.
No Bake Pumpkin Spice energy Bars
This recipe for pumpkin spice energy bars is great for anyone who wants a deeply nourishing high energy snack to carry. They are great for hiking, and make a wonderful mid-afternoon snack for adults and kids alike.