11 of the best healthy pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin season usually means pumpkin pies, lattes, whipped cream and sugar hangovers. But not this year! There are tons of absolutely amazing ways to enjoy pumpkin with no sugar, dairy or grain at all! From soups and curries to no bake bites, see how these awesomely creative and healthy pumpkin recipes can improve your holiday season….

Natural Cinnamon Spiced Coffee

Tis’ the season of pumpkin spice lattes and peppermint mochas… but that usually means 1,000s of calories in the form of syrup in your cup, followed by a sugar crash and possibly a headache. So, what’s a healthy way to spice up your coffee? Maybe a kind that doesn’t require a 5 mile run to…

Homemade Pumpkin Purée – Skip the Can and Make your Own!

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. These days, we all know it’s fall well before Mother Earth does.  I think pumpkin-spice-lattes start to cover the internet before the leaves even start to change! And I have to admit, I do love me some pumpkin… and pumpkin spice… and everything nice 😉 But most of the traditional stuff has something I…

3 day Juice Cleanse

As if I hadn’t tried enough crazy cleansing this year, I decided to do it again. This time I really went for it with a three day juice cleanse. At first glance this seems easier because the duration is so short. However, it really feels harder because I am not eating anything. I’m just drinking it. The nutrition…

Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Shake

Milkshakes used to be my Jam! I worked in an ice cream parlor all of high-school, for goodness sake. I might have grown a teeny-bit of an addiction to the stuff. There is something about the cool creamy consistency of a shake that I really love and can’t seem to give up. Even when I wasn’t on…

Shamrock Shake – au natural

Shamrock shakes are super interesting things. They are green; they are sweet; they are minty fresh. You can celebrate the Irish while also looking forward to spring which makes them perfect for March. But… I’m not quite sure what is in them… and that’s nothing to celebrate. So as I would LOVE to have a green…

Finding a new Fix – Saturday Mornings on a Cleanse

I love strong, bitter flavors: black coffee, dark chocolate, the burnt edges of an over-toasted marshmallow. So I indulge every morning in the bitter sweet coffee taste. I’ve definitely overdone it on the caffeine on the regular just to sip that deliciousness. Now I’m not having caffeine or coffee and it’s time to try a…

Cantaloupe Lassi

This is a twist on the Indian drink Lassi in a couple of way. 1) there is no yogurt, and that is definitely a big part of traditional Lassis. 2) we added some Indian spices for a warm twist on a cool drink. This was incredibly refreshing and relaxing at the same time. It’s my new…

Day 6 – Canteloupe Carpaccio and “Lassi”

I didn’t eat enough yesterday and I ended up not feeling very well. I was so excited about all the food I bought and creating cool recipes that I didn’t get around to actually eating anything until 5 pm. I had a few dates and my morning (cough… 1pm…cough) Celery juice, but that really isn’t…

Day 4 – Why the Celery Juice?

Discover why celery juice can heal the gut, reduce GERD and make for an overall happier tummy. Plus, the best time to have celery juice for optimal impact. When it comes to health I’m somewhat of a walking contradiction. I graduated with a molecular bio major and look up cell lifespan studies for fun in…

Day 3 – everything i eat is GREEN!

Seriously. Two days of green green green. Ok, there were some blueberries in a salad and I ate some mangoes on the side. But so much green! I guess that is a good thing. It probably shouldn’t be such a shocking thing for my system. Oops! But really, it’s time to introduce some color. Day…

Day 2 – Celery, Smoothies, and Cauli-Apple Slaw

 Day 2 is a little smoother than Day 1. For one thing, my celery made way more juice this time. It might be that it was fresh celery and didn’t sit in the fridge a week drying out before juicing. I still managed to spill all over the counter, but hey, there’s always day 3. I started today…