Archvie: cacao

Unbaked Fudgy Brownies & Plant Power Giveaway

Unbaked Fudgy Brownies from Plant Power |

Woo-hoo, who’s ready for a giveaway? It’s been sooooo long since I did one and, now that we’ve passed Halloween, what better way to kick off the holiday season? Today’s recipe and prize comes from  accomplished cookbook author, Nava Atlas. Nava is also the proprietor over at (see my contributor page here), and she is… [Continue Reading]

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Choco-Green Smoothie Recipe

Choco-Green Smoothie with goji berries

I’ve written a lot about green smoothies before including my Collard Green Smoothie, my Cantaloupe & Spinach Smoothie, and my Sweet Watercress Smoothie. Today, I present you with my Choco-Green Smoothie: This recipe is an evolution of my Energizing Green Smoothie, but uses a blend of cacao nibs and cocoa powder for that rich, chocolatey-flavor…. [Continue Reading]

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Vegan Desserts for Everyone!

Tropical Fruit Tartlet

Hi there! Forgive my late posting today, I got a little delayed this morning. But, I’m making it up to you by sharing two fabulous dessert recipes. Practically Raw Desserts Cookbook Review: Do you know this lady? That’s Amber Shea Crawley and she is the uber-talented mastermind behind the blog, Chef Amber Shea. I met… [Continue Reading]

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Sweet Cherry Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe

Sweet Cherry Dairy-Free Ice Cream from Carrie on Living |

Have you ever seen such sweet cheeks? I am loving spending time with this little one this weekend: To celebrate Memorial Day weekend, I decided to bust out my ice cream maker (got it as a bridal shower gift 9 years ago) and make some vegan ice cream. There are many substitutes for dairy when… [Continue Reading]

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Broccoli Sprout Smoothie

Broccoli Sprout Smoothie from Carrie on Living |

Two weeks ago, I wrote about growing broccoli sprouts at home here, and how Dr. Michael Greger claims they are the “biggest nutritional bang for your buck.” The element that is in broccoli sprouts that has been identified to be so healthful is called sulforaphane. A quick search on PubMed found all kinds of published studies… [Continue Reading]

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Avocado Chocolate Pudding


Last week I wrote about a new version of avocado pudding that I had made using frozen blueberries. I tried it again yesterday and measured out the ingredients so I could put a recipe for you guys. Dang, this is good! I have to restrain myself from making this pudding everyday, it is admittedly fairly rich… [Continue Reading]

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Vegan Chocolate Mousse


I know, I know, how can a healthy food blogger post something as decadent as chocolate mousse? Well, to start, it’s made from avocados, so it isn’t all bad. Plus, we healthy vegans need something decadent every once in awhile, right? If you’re trying to lose weight, then I highly suggest you don’t read past… [Continue Reading]

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